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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:56 PM
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As Katrina's 1 yr anniversary approaches, must say thank you DUers
Thank you for being here, for continuing to post during that mess. Watching before, knowing what was going on as it was happening, searching for loved ones, working together to help each other, to encourage each other to get out and help and organize and raise holy hell. And now, thank you again, for watching the documentaries, for getting riled up, sad and angry as hell. Onward.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:01 PM
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1. Hey UP I want to pat our fellow DU friends on the back also...
As long as we and many others are talking about Katrina....and the Gulf Coast it won't be forgotten....

I am going have a box of Kleenex when I watch the Spike Lee HBO Katrina Documentry....and I am going to get angry all over again.....
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:21 PM
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12. I hope we get accountability for that fiasco
I still can't believe that it's been a year and the spin machine in DC just keeps rolling, and
we impeached Nixon over a "break-in" at the DNC and it's cover-up. At least no one drowned at
the "Watergate."
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:11 PM
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2. I am watching the Katrina Documentary
on HBO now. I wish it was mandantory watching for Amerika.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:14 PM
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4. Agreed. And most especially, for Bush. n/t
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:14 PM
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3. I was a mod then and I remember searching and searching for posts
from our folks in MS and LA

and the gratitude and relief when they did

trying to find the daughter of the folks who were at Camp Casey when the storm hit

watching the pictures, remembering my years in NOLA and crying and screaming and then searching for posts from our members I knew were in danger

over and over day after day

:grouphug:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:42 PM
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7. look towards bottom of Mississippi link, and pages 3-5 of LA forums,links
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:08 AM
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8. yes, my posts are there
:cry:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:19 PM
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5. .
:hug:

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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:23 PM
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6. We just had a photographer stay here who did coverage of dog rescues
Dogs that had been adopted out of NOLA.

Katrina brought out the best (and worst) of people.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:13 AM
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9. I spent some time in the archives last night
after watching When the Levies broke.
It's amazing how much information we have here and how many caring and interesting threads were started from about August 25th. Here's a sample from the 204 pages in GD.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Brotherjohn HEAD'S UP NORTHERN GULF COAST - KATRINA IS STRENGTHENING RAPIDLY!!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... steve2470 Latest Katrina predicted paths, New Orleans take heed

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... steve2470 On New Orleans TV, they're talking about 145 mph possible

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... steve2470 10 PM CDT advisory from NHC for Hurricane Katrina

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... steve2470 Katrina wind gusts up to 170 mph possible

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Media_Lies_Daily The Weather Channel just now...Katrina Cat 4: 145 mph, 935 mb pressure...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... skids If New Orleans gets hit, it's inevitable.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... in_cog_ni_to Not ONE SINGLE PERSON should have been left in New Orleans!!!!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Stephanie WHY DOESN'T GEORGE BUSH INTERRUPT HIS VACATION TO DEAL WITH KATRINA?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... rbjensen 100,000 PEOPLE STUCK IN NEW ORLEANS

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... DoYouEverWonder OMG, I've never read a Hurricane Advisory like this one

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Stephanie WHERE'S GEORGE?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Silverhair Sending in the Nat'l Guard to evacuate New Orleans would be useless.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... mtnester Calls coming in from trapped residents

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Sannum This is horrific.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... ballabosh This is why I love being a liberal (and a DU'er)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... katinmn Waiting for the storm (photo). Shit. Some of these people are stuck there

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... barbaraann N. O. hurricane disaster planning was privatized by Homeland Security



http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... underthedome How will Bush use Katrina politically? Can he repeat his 9/11 performance?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... katsy Cnn anchor indignant about people looting food...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... DoYouEverWonder Did anybody bother to tell this idiot

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Generic Other Cindy calls on vets to help those devastated by Katrina!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Roland99 To all those who think the people staying in N.O. is *'s or GOP's fault:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Bluebear "Louisiana National Guard troops watch Katrina from Iraq"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... titoresque 8pmET: Online Peace vigil for NO begins now

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... friesianrider Please donate to help Louisiana's animals with and without homes!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... earthmama 100, 000 people can not leave because of no money or transportation

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Roland99 New Orleans Damage Report (from various sources) (LEVEE BREACHES!)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Cocoa Louisiana National Guard took equipment with them to Iraq

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Stephanie The Irrelevant President -PIX from AZ-

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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:40 AM
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10. I agree! Thanks for being here.
I thought of you often when I couldn't get online after the storm. I knew you would be there digging for the truth of what was happening.

DU was the lighthouse beckoning through fog of media hysteria.
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:09 PM
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11. I just wish the region was recovering faster... and
I wish there was more we can do. I don't have HBO. Does Lee's film speak to what still needs to happen and does he or individuals interviewed speak of an overall plan or timeline for work to be done?

As an American, I am so ashamed that the region is in the state it is in...

The only thing I am proud of is the many many volunteers who have traveled down there again and again this past year. Doing the work the govt won't or can't do.

Sigh. It is so very sad.

:grouphug:
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