+ confessions of a red-headed stepchild: friday confessional

Friday, September 02, 2005

friday confessional

I haven't been able to bring myself to post all week. I am horrified, depressed, disgusted and embarrassed. This is far worse than anyone could have ever imagined. Why are we giving them too little, too late?

"The people of our city are holding on by a thread," Mayor Ray Nagin warned in a statement to CNN. "Time has run out. Can we survive another night? And who can we depend on? Only God knows."

"An old man in a chaise lounge lay dead in a grassy median as hungry babies wailed around him. Around the corner, an elderly woman lay dead in her wheelchair, covered up by a blanket, and another body lay beside her wrapped in a sheet.

"I don't treat my dog like that," Edwards said as he pointed at the woman in the wheelchair. "You can do everything for other countries, but you can't do nothing for your own people." [read more]

I used to work for directnic.com in downtown New Orleans. They have five people there, working to keep their servers up and running on diesel generators, in the midst of the chaos and horror. They are keeping a journal and taking pictures. There is also a live webcam. So if you are ever looking for a reliable domain registrar, you have just found one.