September 3, 2005
The good news is—and itís hard for some to see it now—that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lottís house—he's lost his entire house—thereís going to be a fantastic house. And Iím looking forward to sitting on the porch. (Laughter.)
I'm frankly too devastated by the constant flow of news from the continuing human tragedy on the Gulf Coast to really say much.
About all I can muster is to urge you to please continue to be generous with your donations (in spite of the fact that Homeland Security is refusing to allow the Red Cross into New Orleans on the logic that it would just encourage the refugees to stick around—I suppose it's just a bunch of welfare queens left, all looking for a free lunch).
To encourage folks toward such generosity, various bloggers are offering personal incentives to anyone who donates $100 or more to hurricane relief:
Crooked Timber's Ted Barlow will burn you a custom mix CD...
...and Asymmetrical Information's Jane Galt will send you a homemade pound cake by mail (and further offers to write a blog post on any subject of your choice if you give $250)
"Disbelief Heaped Upon Disbelief"
Posted by Dan at 09:31 PM
Asymmetrical Information: Signing off
Crooked Timber: More Katrina
Making Light: Comedy Gold
New York Times: Relief Information
Notifbutwhen #2: Donations...
Respectful of Otters: Why The Aid Wasn't There
White House: President Arrives in Alabama, Briefed on Hurricane Katrina