Yes, it appears I'm back to my old multi-posting ways. Hey, it's been a slow week at work. Really slow.
It boggles the mind - but does not shock, alas - that someone in the federal government seems to be trying to find ways to blame environmentalists for the flooding after Katrina. What, you mean the environmentalists were warning that the degradation of the wetlands due to oil drilling, channel cutting and water diversion could lead to flooding? It must have been a smoke screen for some big, liberal... scientist... terrorist... uh, let's not play the blame game!
Here's a link to the news that the feds are trying to drum up some (nonexistent) connection there.
And here's a link to an excellent story American Public Media did in conjunction with NOW with Bill Moyers on the high likelihood that a hurricane would take out New Orleans due to destruction of the wetlands (among other things) - circa 2002.
Meanwhile, back in the present, folks in New Orleans are thrilled to find their power turned on 30 minutes before W's motorcade rolls through. Only to have it turned off again as soon as he leaves.
Let's not let a little thing like reality get to him, shall we?
Finally, Hunter from DKos does it again. There is laughter inside my tears...