• May 3rd 2006 at 2:29PM
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Blogging New Orleans, another new blog from Weblogs, Inc., posted this haunting video of New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. post Hurricane Katrina. The 20 minute show, uploaded to Google via Dean Bonner, shows remains of the city barely touched by the media. Unlike the similar Cleveland drive from BloggingOhio, Bonner’s drive, which is accompanied by music playing in his car at the time he video-taped New Orleans, evokes a decidingly different Zen-feeling.

[Source: Google via Blogging New Orleans]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      What is Zen about it? Do you even know what that term means?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow, what a liberal turnout. It is a joke to blame Bush mainly for the N.O. Katrina disaster. Blanco and Nagin, the nature of politics, human stupidity for building in such a place w/o safe guards, and corrupt LA government spending the money in the wrong spots are to blame. No one single cause.

      Here is a novel idea, how about blaming the able citizens that stayed for their own stupidity (and notice I said stupidity not ignorance). It's called self-responsibility. Of course, I'm not talking about the non-mobile disabled folks.

      We were in the eye of Katrina (several miles east of N.O), if you want to see some real destruction with little media coverage. Go to Bay St. Louis/Waveland MS, same empty streets, except there are now houses left standing. To this day it is a total mess.

      • 9 Years Ago
      I don't think Bush built those levees.
      • 9 Years Ago
      .... yeah because he has control of the weather... dumbass!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Gee, I thought it was Reagan's fault--or have the nitwit Democrats stopped blaming Reagan for everything now.

      The City of N.O. and the state of Louisiana are run by Democrats who didn't anticipate a disaster that was certain to happen and finally did.

      The federal response might have been slow, but the fault lies with local ninnies who are Democrats.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I feel bad for New Orleans. I hope they clean it up, and get everyone back. But you know that will take 10+ years.


      • 9 Years Ago
      I live in New Orleans. In fact, I own a dealership in the New Orleans area. I see things like this every day as i drive to work. This video shows the most fortunate of those that were hit. The only way to truly grasp the power of this hurricane was to visit the lower ninth ward, as i have. (this was the poorer area of new orleans). While witnessing houses piled ontop each other, cars overturned, houses pushed of their foundations sitting in the middle of the street, you can't avoid shedding a few tears.

      The most important thing for people to remember is that, although many places were completely whiped out, many places have returned to a semi-normal state, such as the french quarter.

      Also remember the only way to truly grasp the destruction is to see it first hand.
      - Philip L.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm pretty sure Bush ignored the fact that those levees were totally inadequate. He was told so not too long before this all happened.

      DJ Shadow represent!
      • 9 Years Ago
      The liberals complaining here are too stupid to see that the FEDERAL government does not exist to spoon feed you lazy assholes. The liberals and their constant insistence on forming a socialist government is obscene.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Gee, I thought Katrina was Reagan's fault--or have the nitwit Democrats stopped blaming Reagan for everything now?

      New Orleans and Louisiana are both controlled by Democrats, and those local entities should have responded before any federal help was needed.

      Maybe the feds were slow, but blame rests mostly with the Democrats who knew that the city was unprepared for what happened.

      Of course the Democrats know how to do one thing very well and that's complain and point fingers at others.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Bush's inept management of the federal government and the poor decisions he made in the aftermath were major factors in the suffering these people went through and are still going through. You'd have to be pretty brainwashed to not even come to terms with that simple fact. That's water under the bridge though. Nice video showing yet again how terrible things are in NO.
      • 9 Years Ago
      mark ricks, you need help...

      First of all, no mayor, no matter what his color, could have handled that situation any better or worse. 80% of the city was under 15 feet of water completely cut off from the rest of the world. Secondly, when Nagin called for the evacuation (the federal govt wouldnt), he sent as many buses he could throughout the city to pick people up and bring them to the shelters. More than 75% of the drivers that were supposed to drive all the buses he had left the city because of the storm. Lastly, Nagin doesn't control FEMA or any other federal entities that are supposed to aid in disasters. Those who do waited more than 36hrs before any aid of any kind was sent to the area.

      And why reiterate the fact that Nagin is black? You talk of the races taken responsibility for their own actions. What about the white people that screwed up? Or it was just Nagin? Nagin in his re-election commercials says himself that he's not perfect and mistakes were made ON ALL SIDES.

      marc, you obviously are "kloset klansmen". You type really brave views behind you gateway computer with dial up internet. You have a right to think the way you want to think no matter how ignorant and uninformed your thoughts are. But, do me and yourself a favor - go to any black person and tell them your views to there face. We both know that'll never happen...
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