One of these things is not like the others. One of these things is not quite the same. Try to spot which one’s not like the others. If you can you’ve played our game.
Michael Kinsley has blown the whistle on his former employer, CNN. As reported by Drudge, Kinsley says that the network is coaching guests to “get angry” when they go on the air to discuss Hurricane Katrina. Kinsley bases this accusation on the experience of a colleague at the Los Angeles Times who appeared on CNN.
Stan Tillinghast is a retired cardiologist who, when Hurricane Katrina hit, cashed in some miles for a plane ticket to Jackson, Mississippi, rented a car, and started driving until he came to people who needed his help. He started a blog, Dr. Goodheart (he means your heart, not his) to record his experiences.
“I’m still waiting on the floating corpses. To that end, I have sent away for five pounds of Chocolate Babies to act as ‘floaters’ in the new drink I’ll be inventing this week: The Floating Corpse. … I’m thinking Creme de Cacao, Kahlua, some rum, maybe a little cream and a floating Chocolate Baby.
“Of course, I’ll fine tune that and come up with a ‘secret ingredient’ or two, but that’s the general cocktail framework that I’m thinking of presently. Sort of a Mudslide, without the mud. More of a Muddy Waters.” — Chicago radio host, Steve Dahl
The city braced for more grim discoveries as the receding waters allowed search parties to reach isolated buildings. But the death toll — 279 for Louisiana — was still far below the initial prediction of the city’s mayor that 10,000 perished.
“It’s hot. It smells. But most of the houses we are looking at are empty,” Oregon National Guard Staff Sgt. James Lindseth, 33, said as his platoon, inspecting for people dead or alive, worked its way through dank and broken homes that had been in the water a few days ago.
“This President is never gonna do the right thing. I think somewhere deep down inside him he takes a lot of joy about losing people, if he thinks they vote Democrat or if he thinks they’re poor, or if he thinks they’re in a blue state, whatever his reasons are not to rescue those people…” — Air America’s Randi Rhodes
Christianity Today does a Q&A with New Orleans’ Canal Street Presbyterian Church’s Pastor Mike Hogg. In the aftermath of Katrina, MarkDRoberts discovered that Hogg, an old friend of Roberts, had become pastor of Canal Street Pres, and Roberts’ church quickly decided to partner with Canal Street in the latter’s long term recovery and outreach to the city. It is a partnership with many parallels in many denominations, and a model that is replicating as more and more impacted churches find a way to telegraph (or blog) their need. NZ Bear’s new portal –due this weekend of Monday– will facilitate such matching of like institutions.