Round and Round We Go

Rounding up stuff I’ve come across today…

September is National Preparedness Month. Guess the Governor of Louisiana missed the memo.

I was wondering if someone was going to do this. Here’s a timeline covering the response to Hurricane Katrina.

Bible Codes and Katrina.

Nick Bradbury, the guy who developed FeedDemon (the RSS reader I use), is going in for surgery to deal with an acoustic neuroma.

Wanna see the Left’s plan to politicize Katrina?

Dutch authorities seize 10,140 pounds of blow.

Jason Deparle thinks that New Orleans is all about race. I don’t.

Muslims ransack a Christian village

Katrina death toll may hit 10,000.

To all of you out there who are angry at Bush regarding the delayed deployment of the National Guard to New Orleans…

Factoid: The constitution says the governor is in charge of the Guard. The president would have to invoke the Insurrection Act to over-ride that. No president has done that since the Civil War. And he would have to do it over the head of the governor.

The million dollar paragraph sucked from this post:

A person of some modest education might have remembered that the worship and adulation fostered after 9/11 was for the NYPD and the FDNY. No one was buying FEMA hats after 9/11, because FEMA is essentially a mop-up agency. It’s the first responders, the local governments, that will determine if a city will live or die. The State — that means, the “governor”– has the sole authority to mobilize the National Guard, and the governor of the state of Louisana was not only slow to do that, she turned down NG assistance from several OTHER states as well. The President does not have the authority to drop precious egg salad sandwiches from Michael Moore’s missing helicopters. We do this ON PURPOSE. We limit the power of the federal government, as those of us fortunate enough to have spent time in Civics, rather than Self Esteem classes, are aware. This is so that we do not develop a central power so strong that eventually we end up with idiot inbred royals, or Presidentes for life, on the face of OUR money.

Jeff Goldstein on how the Left keeps trying, but alas, they just can’t get it to stick…

Bush nominates John Roberts for Supreme Court Justice. There are a lot more people more qualified than me to comment on this whole thing. Go read about it all here, and then keep scrolling.

If you’ve become a fan of The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com, you’ll enjoy this story from the New York Times, which digs into the details of what it’s like to keep a newspaper going while a city around you is falling apart.

Lots of people are calling for the head of FEMA director Michael Brown. Here’s one, and here’s another, and here’s one more.

Bill Quick, commenting on the pairing of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton: “I am so sick and tired of GHWB providing ethical cover and legitimacy to this lying, perjurious scumbag. He should be shunned by decent people.”

An elderly couple from Louisiana is safe with their son in Redmond, Washington after spending the last week fleeing Katrina’s destruction.

Has Katrina saved the U.S. Media? Heh, wishful thinking.

But, Katrina has been good for FoxNews star Shepard Smith. He’s on Letterman tonight.

Zarqawi’s thugs take control of a key western town in Iraq.

Two words: Sean Penn

In case you missed it, Dan Riehl and Michelle Malkin had a brawl over the weekend, and it continues into Monday, here and here.

Ace comments on Bush I, Bush II and Bill Clinton being named as accomplices in the murder of John John.

$955,000

Charles Johnson is trying to understand why, when thousands are missing and/or dead, the city of New Orleans would send its cops to Las Vegas. Paul at Wizbangblog says he understands.

Jihad Watch: While American Muslims may indeed be role models in their wealth and high voter registration rate, it is not at all true that only ill-educated poor people actually commit terrorist atrocities.

What did Katrina do to all those famous New Orleans landmarks?

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