Sunday, September 04, 2005

COM: Blogarithmic #26

If you read nothing else today, read this from Joe Scalzi at Whatever.

Mike at The Education Wonk contacted me about some technical matters, which i wasn't much help on, but i'm glad he did as i spent some time looking over his blog -- and it's very impressive -- so impressive i'm blogrolling it. What's especially noteworthy is the coverage of Katrina's aftereffects from the educational standpoint. Will be checking up over there on a regular basis.

From The Sideshow -- the garbage continues.

From Pandagon: "This entire situation isn't "raising questions" about race in America. It's answering them."

Here's a list of Universities offering schooling and assistance to NOLA students: Oklahoma City University , Princeton University , Temple University , the University of Miami , the University of Maryland , Stanford Law School , Cornell University , Brown University , Swarthmore , the University of Virginia , the University of Texas , Rice University , the University of Kansas , Duke University , UCLA , the University of Tennessee , Middlebury, Harvard University , the University of Wisconsin-Madison , the University of Oregon

Well, i guess they're doing something. Here's a link. It even includes free admission to the Bush Museum for refugees! How noble . . . and heartwarming . . . and, well, generous . . .

I want to know why Texas A&M is not on that list. Further, i want to know why evacuees are being sent to El Paso, when College Station is a full day's ride closer. I want to know why my school is not helping. Of course, i know, you're looking at the country's #1 conservative university. There's more crying over the Clemson loss than over Katrina victims. I'm embarrassed, ashamed, and humiliated once again.

"Leaving New Orleans also frightened me considerably. Outside of the city limits
the heart of darkness, the true wasteland begins."- Ignatius J. Reilly from A Confederacy of Dunces

"Official washington was like a dog watching television. It saw the lights and images, but did not seem to comprehend their meaning or see any link to reality. As the floodwaters rose, local officials in new orleans ordered the city evacuated. They might as well have told their citizens to fly to the moon. How do you evacuate when you don't have a car? No hint of intelligent design in any of this. This was just survival of the richest." - Bob Schieffer

Susan Bright tells another of those stories in a way only she can . . .

Thanks to Thoughts from Kansas, skippy the bush kangaroo

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