More proof our government isn't doing its basic job of protecting the people is the atrocious way we "help" poor, brown people during natural disasters.
Via BFP comes links to get real help to low income WOC in New Orleans right now.
Kate Harding has some quotes from people who can't evacuate the city.
And Redstar brings us the Katrina pain index.
If I was a praying person, I'd have my eyes shut tight for the residents of the gulf coast as well as those already hit in the Caribbean. My thoughts are with them regardless.