31 August 2005


Very distressed to hear about the distress in New Orleans. Adam is awaiting word on our friend, John Burris, the Lucky Dog vendor. I think Burris is currently our only remaining NO connection. Sheila has not been in touch lately, but I think she is still there, and Hobby the rose vendor disappeared some time ago.

It is breaking into mainstream news that flooding from Lake Pontchartrain and the status of the levees had been overlooked. I certainly hope the media picks up the decision Bush made to divert funding from maintenance of the levees, and the lack of additional Guardsmen available.

George W. Bush--fighting hurricanes over there so we don't have to fight them here.

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