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Friday - October 24, 2014


WaPo news flash! – the federal government is wasteful and inefficient

The Washington Post has a front page analysis of the progress, or lack thereof, in rebuilding the region hit by hurricane Katrina. What the article demonstrates is the glaring problem of unrealistic expectations. Nearly five months after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans, President Bush’s lofty promises to rebuild the Gulf Coast have been frustrated by …

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posted by: The Editors @ 9:35 am January 28, 2006


“The feds were slow” – the meme that wouldn’t die

A “news” story on MSNBC’s website begins: WASHINGTON – Initially, after Hurricane Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, was slow in getting ice and water to victims. …. But as we noted days ago, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army were on scene right after hurricane Katrina hit, with water, food, and …

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posted by: The Editors @ 2:39 pm September 17, 2005


Katrina and the “racism” slander

A couple of excellent articles addressing the slanderous charges of racism being leveled against Americans by the race-mongering left — First, from Heather Mac Donald at City Journal, The Racism Charges Won’t Wash: If the government’s failure to get help instantly to Katrina victims reflects American racism, why have the images of thousands of poor, …

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posted by: The Editors @ 12:41 pm September 16, 2005


Katrina and Democratic Blame-shifting

Jack Kelly has a good column today about the concerted effort of the left to shift all blame for the post-Katrina response to President Bush: It is settled wisdom among journalists that the federal response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina was unconscionably slow. “Mr. Bush’s performance last week will rank as one of …

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posted by: The Editors @ 9:30 am September 11, 2005


Democrats support Jim Crow era law for Louisiana

President Bush has suspended the Davis-Bacon Act to help limit the costs and bureaucratic red tape involved with the reconstruction of the region hit by hurricane Katrina. The Davis-Bacon Act is a Jim Crow era law designed to price black workers out of the market. Interesting to see Democrats jumping to defend the Act. Here, …

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posted by: The Editors @ 1:43 pm September 9, 2005


The “slow response” wasn’t so slow after all

FOX News reporter Major Garrett was on the Laura Ingraham radio show this morning, where he gave a good summary of reporting he did on Wednesday night about the response to hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. HUME: But look, I mean, they’re down there. The Red Cross, for example, is there. GARRETT: Standing by, ready. …

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posted by: The Editors @ 8:40 am September 9, 2005


Hurricane Katrina: Blog for Relief Day

Bloggers all over the world are imploring their readers to give donations to help those affected by hurricane Katrina. Where one chooses to send money can be a very personal decision; we humbly suggest the Salvation Army or the American Red Cross. Many more worthy charities, and bloggers supporting the effort, can be found at …

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posted by: The Editors @ 7:11 pm August 31, 2005