In New Orleans, rescue officials say that most of the dead will be recovered in family groups in the attics of houses. "In a postscript that speaks volumes about the unfairness of poverty", most of these houses are in the poorest parts of the city, areas where the residents were least able to evacuate.
The New Orleans mayor is seething at the slow federal response...some people are upset directly with members of the Bush administration (take this as you will...) and others...as is typical of our celebrity-worshipping culture...just seem to be relieved that Fats Domino survived all of the fuss.
America has lost a city, thousands have lost their lives, close to a million people have lost their jobs, houses, possessions...and the foreseeable future looks long and bleak. Today is definitely time for a break.
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