Friday, September 02, 2005

File Under WTF?

Language in the captions of several yahoo news images of Katrina's fallout has done more than raise a few eyebrows. (click to link)
(via Metafilter)


and from the BBC:

Some 300 "battle-tested" National Guardsmen have arrived in New Orleans from Iraq with orders to restore civic order and using a shoot-to-kill policy.

Announcing the deployment of National Guardsmen in an effort to quell growing lawlessness within New Orleans, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco said the men heading to the city were carrying deadly weapons and were ready to use them.


"They have M-16s and are locked and loaded. These troops know how to shoot and kill and I expect they will."

2 comments:

Jenny said...

Did you hear Bush on Diane Sawyer? She asked him where the help was and he smiled and said something like, "Help is on the way. We're sending boats. It just takes a while to float 'em." And then he kind of chuckled.

femme feral said...

This article in the Times: (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/02/national/nationalspecial/02discrim.html?th&emc=th)

and what Mayor Ray Nagin said:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050902/ts_nm/weather_katrina_race_dc

And now I'm reading that people are being turned away at the Astrodome and getting bussed to San Antonio and Dallas. What about Austin? Were closer than Dallas.