What planet is this man living on?
There isn't one comment that comes out of George W. Bush's mouth, on any subject, that passes reality testing. But his comments on his and the U.S. government's efforts to help rebuild the gulf region and its residents post-Katrina are particularly cruel and ironic.
For an in-depth report on the state of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, visit Reconstruction Watch.
And/or Healthy Gulf: "1 Year After Katrina, Government Gets D+ Grade for Efforts to Restore Louisiana’s Natural Hurricane Buffer: Wetlands".
If you'd like to get involved and personally help bring back the region and its' people, visit the Gulf Restoration Network:
Flood Washington, Not Our Coast - Protect Louisiana's Wetlands and Communities
On September 15th 2005, the President pledged to rebuild the Gulf Coast and do whatever it takes to make New Orleans and South Louisiana rise again.
The first step in any serious revitalization effort is a commitment to honest and effective storm protection for our communities and a vibrant and restored coast. Each day that passes without a federal commitment to Louisiana's coast and communities prolongs this tragedy. Please take a moment to remind the President of his pledge and urge your friends to do the same.
With over 300,000 Louisianans displaced, we want to flood Washington with an e-mail for each of them.
If you're in the neighborhood (and the neighborhood is just as close as a webcast), catch the Flood Washington Fest (featuring Anders Osborne, Country Fried, and Mostly Rhonda), Thursday, August 31, 2006. [Webcast begins 9:00 p.m., CT]
Get tickets here at Tipitina's and support Tipitina's Foundation, which is dedicated to helping artists recover from Hurricane Katrina and preserving the cultural traditions of New Orleans.
Visit here for a taste of Anders Osborne.
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