Natural Disasters

Three Media Blackouts

Just wanted to point-out three recent events that have not been covered in the mainstream media - two big and one small.

1. You may have noticed that pictures, videos, and coverage from Galveston, TX have not been plentiful. Ike was a devistating hurricane - on-par with hurricane Andrew and close to Katrina in terms of the cost of damage. In terms of how many homes were destroyed, it was on-par with Katrina. But you probably didn't see much of the aftermath. That's because Galveston's mayor, Lyda Ann Thomas, kicked the press out and prohibited city employees from talking to the press.

2. Glenn Greenwald at Salon is one of the only journalists to point this out: For the first time since the end of the Civil War, a US Army brigade has been assigned for duty in the US mainland. Didn't hear about that? Read about it here.

3. And in Anchoridge, AK, back on September 17th, there was a good-sized anti-Palin rally. Hundreds showed-up. Pictures below.

Taller Elizabeth Scalia (a.k.a. The Anchoress) *

Thanks to Sadly, No! for bringing this to light. I had to make the summary longer than her actual comment, so this is 'taller' Anchoress, not 'shorter.'

The Anchoress:

  • Sex is an elitist, luxury pastime, like horse racing. The UN has no understanding of people's hierarchy of needs when it decided to send 200,000 condoms to Burma yesterday. These people need to die, not screw. That was God's intent with the cyclone. Now if you excuse me, I will resume lamenting that I'm not getting any while I'm shut-in my own home, waiting for the next deathly illness to strike.

Clif at Sadly, No! is absolutely right when he says:

Perhaps this poor woman can take her rosary, tie her hands together with it, and never touch a keyboard again.

Oh, we remember The Anchoress, right? She wrote that hot, wet ode to George W. Bush precisely two years ago. A little too hot for a Catholic, actually, talking about Bush's pitching arm and sweaty blue dress shirts.
* ‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard.