kiztent has a few words for Snopes on the looting/finding racial issue.
Already much linked, but deserving of another one, scott_lynch: The bell tolls for Occupant.
redbird on "The response was unacceptable."
scott_bateman on Bush's vow to rebuild Trent Lott's beach house. "And but so--"
Yeah, I heard that this morning, too.
And Shakespeare's Sister throws a rod.
I don't actually blame the conservatives for this. I know some very sensible and proactive conservatives, who are well acquainted with such concepts as "A stitch in time saves nine" and similar homey bits of folk wisdom.
I do blame a simpering, self-absorbed, sociopathic dry-drunk and his band of war profiteer cronies.
Will Shetterly says talking about race and Katrina misses the issue. Well, yes and no. Yes, the government's lck of concern is for the poor, of whatever color.
But that doesn't change the fact that there is an apparent bias in the news media, and the way to get that fixed is to make sure people notice it.
Making Light. All of it. But in particular, here and here, with links to China Miéville on the subject.
and now I have to get some of my own work done.