Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Our Fate is Your Fate, an Ongoing Series
From 2Millionth Web Log

Missed this article from the other day about the boom-gone-bust in a Florida exurb until I came across it via several of the big blogs (the actual link is from here.)

I was struck at how the picture above resembled large swaths of the Lower 9th Ward post-flood...and the article notes the similarities are more than visual (crime problems, poverty, lack of work, etc.) And you can thank the same Bush administration--they mismanaged the response to the flood in 2005, and they blew up the economy on their way out the door.

Well, hope you enjoyed the entertainment/diversion.


  1. Definitely an eerie scene.

  2. And I'm afraid one that will become all too common. Right wingers love to blame the victims with this stuff, but there's gotta be a tipping point--how many victims will be blamed before everyone realizes the problem's a lot bigger than that?