Tag: Katrina

Housegutting in New Orleans

This week’s Dirty Jobs focuses on jobs in the New Orleans area, cleaning up after Hurricane Katrina. The first segment is housegutters in St. Bernard Parish. Ever wonder what I was doing down there earlier this year? Check it out…

New Orleans, Through Artists’ Eyes

The Times has a wonderful Op-Art feature (scroll down to “Op-Art: A Flood of Images”) commemorating the anniversary of Katrina. The Times asked artists who either lived in New Orleans or spent considerable time there to draw and write about…

A Year After Katrina

The New York Times has a good piece on the damage that Katrina did to George Bush’s carefully stage-managed post-9/11 image of the strong, resolute war preznit. Katrina gave even those who were supportive of the president and thought he…

New Orleans’ Women Being Left Behind

The Times-Picayune has a story about a study (pdf) from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research which shows that, as bad as everybody has it in New Orleans, women have it that much worse: When it comes to economic opportunity…

On Any Other Day

Via Lindsay, a post by Da Po’ Blog about how the Louisiana AG is treating the case of a doctor and two nurses charged with killing their patients in the aftermath of Katrina as if they had made their decisions…

Faaaabulous.

Louisiana governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco — a woman and a Democrat — signs into law a South Dakota-style abortion ban. NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Louisiana Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco signed into law a ban on most abortions, which would be…

Promises, Promises

5,000 units of public housing are to be razed in New Orleans, and there doesn’t appear to be any firm plan to ensure that the residents of those units are guaranteed spots in the new housing units that are planned…

More on Why New Orleans is Fucked

The Rude Pundit explains why. Of course, electing a new mayor of New Orleans at this point is pretty much the same as forming a unity government in Iraq: it’s nice to see the processes going on, but, really, and,…

Annals of Bad Advertising

This has to be a joke, right? WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A little girl blows away dandelion fluff as an announcer says, “Carbon dioxide: they call it pollution; we call it life,” in an advertisement targeting global warming “alarmists,” especially Al…