August 30, 2007


Bitterness Lingers 2 Years After Katrina (MARY FOSTER, 8/30/07, Associated Press)

James Chaney spent the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina doing what he's been doing since the killer storm crashed ashore—working on a damaged home.

"My house is pretty close to being done, now we're trying to get my sister home," said Chaney, 39. "Thank God for family and friends. If it wasn't for them nobody would ever get back here."

Two years after Katrina hit, a storm of bitterness and anger has yet to clear. While memorials were held to mark the day, residents fumed about the government's response and marched to demand help.

"We want people to know that nothing is being done to help people here," said Samuel Banks, 40, as he marched with about 1,000 other protesters Wednesday. "How can the city rebuild if nobody has money or jobs?"

...two years later, folks are still bitter at the feds over their own choice to live below sea level in a hurricane zone.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 30, 2007 6:28 AM

I used to live in NO. It was fun but the place is underwater, totally mismanaged and corrupt beyond belief. It is like the first little pig who built his house out of straw; however, unlike the story, this little pig wants to rebuild that house out of straw with tax-payer money knowing full well that a new wolf-season comes every year. The pig should be given money, only if he rebuilds in Baton Rouge.

Posted by: pchuck at August 30, 2007 2:33 PM

Kinda reminds ya of the "Palestians" kept in custodial care for generations. I wonder how long they'll keep these folks as poster boys for their BDS.

Posted by: erp at August 30, 2007 3:08 PM