Friday, September 02, 2005

Hell in a Handbasket, Part IV

Michelle Malkin has a roundup of the insanity in New Orleans. My friends, be thankful you're not down there, and pray anarchy never visits your home town.

Quick round-up:

Officials in New Orleans are belatedly sounding the right tones of toughness against looters and thugs. But on the ground, it's still FUBAR--and now there are explosions and fires on top of everything else. One local official is begging for gas and buses.

Mayor Ray Nagin says drug addicts are wreaking havoc on the city.

Donald Sensing calls Mayor Nagin's meltdown a "Kate Hale" moment. Audio here.
Louisiana blogger Emily Metzgar is trying to spread the word on stranded victims in St. Bernard's Parish.

An Australian victim of Katrina tells his countrymen of rape and murder in the Big Easy.

Confusion seems to reign over what the rules of engagement are, reports Brian at Brendan Loy's blog.

Clayton Cramer continues to document civilian gun defenses in the disaster area.

The American Thinker posts a reflection on "New Orleans hospitality."

And Lance at Red State Rant has a suggestion: Why not used closed BRAC closed bases as temporary shelters?



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