Friday, February 1, 2008

Hot 8 Brass Band and other things NOLA

Great video:

Hattip to The Periphery.

Same blog has a wonderful piece about trying to figure out whatever the hell is the problem that the rest of the country has with us - they don't like our values, they imagine the place is a den of vice, they're racist, they don't like poor people - and what we might do about it:

Ashley Morris on when those crazy Vermonters threaten to seceed from the Union and why the same thing wouldn't work for us.

Honore has his say:

The gruff, cigar-chomping general who led federal troops in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is convinced that the United States hasn't learned its lesson from the storm.

As Lt. Gen. Russel Honore prepares to retire from the Army and hand over his command Friday, he says he wants to spend the rest of his life creating a "culture of preparedness" to prevent another post-disaster disaster.

"There's an attitude everywhere else that people are smarter than they are in New Orleans and in Mississippi. They're not," Honore, 60, said at his office at Fort Gillem outside Atlanta. "What happened in New Orleans could have happened anywhere on the eastern seaboard."

Also a blog that includes some interesting and kind commentary about relief work in New Orleans (hattip to Ashley Morris).

1 comment:

Kirstin said...

Hey, thanks for linking to me.