Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Katrina RELIEF

Like everyone else, I am heartsick about the devastation in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

First, give money. Glenn Reynolds at INSTAPUNDIT has a list of relief organizations, headed up of course by the American Red Cross (the website,, is pretty much swamped right now).

I'm getting a lot of e-mail traffic about the looting in New Orleans. There is a difference between taking food and water for one's family and what is happening in New Orleans. As Jonah Goldberg at the National Review notes, looters need to be dealt with "off the camera." With a bullet.


Patrick Sweeney said...

But Mike, that would be so, so, ....uncivilized. As if it wasn't bad enough that someone's home or business is being ravaged by a storm, we have to stand by and let human debris pick over the valuables left behind?

Hey, if I'm in a bad storm, and need food or water to keep the family going, I'll get what I can. And either leave a receipt or come back after and pay for it.

But I have too much pride and self-respect to point to my 50-inch Panasonic. "Yup, me and Charlie carried that out the store window during Katrina."

Michael Bane said...

Okay Patrick...I'll find an excuse to put you on SHOOTING GALLERY!

You have to be in drag, though...