Missouri's attorney general filed suit Wednesday seeking to shut down at least 10 hurricane relief Web sites that he said are quietly run by a man with ties to a racist group - and that may not benefit storm victims at all.
"This is a horrendous use of the victims of Hurricane Katrina to the benefit of a hate group," Attorney General Jay Nixon said at a news conference. He said Weltner is associated with the National Alliance, which Nixon's office described as "listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as one of the nation's most active neo-Nazi hate groups."
So if you are looking for a place to donate stay away from these sites:
One of the sites, katrinafamilies.com, featured pictures of people in the flooded streets of New Orleans and the appeal, "We Need Your Help Now!" When a visitor to the site clicked on "Make a Donation," he was transferred to another site, internetdonations.org.
From there we move via Eschaton to The Raw Story where we learn of plans for rebuilding New Orleans:
"The power elite of New Orleans -- whether they are still in the city or have moved temporarily to enclaves such as Destin, Fla., and Vail, Colo. -- insist the remade city won't simply restore the old order. New Orleans before the flood was burdened by a teeming underclass, substandard schools and a high crime rate. The city has few corporate headquarters.
"The new city must be something very different, Mr. Reiss says, with better services and fewer poor people. "Those who want to see this city rebuilt want to see it done in a completely different way: demographically, geographically and politically," he says. "I'm not just speaking for myself here. The way we've been living is not going to happen again, or we're out."
From there we move to War and Piece:
The guy who callled me back yesterday who was supposedly a spokesman for FEMA? It turns out the WaPo reported as recently as March 2005 that he had been hired as one of three staffers to run a Bush administration Social Security "war room", modeled on the "Coalition Information Centers that promoted the administration message around the world during the war in Afghanistan"
Read the rest to understand what this means.
Onwards to The TPMCafe for an excellant analysis on the Bush Personality Cult. Pay attention to the comments.
Then to here where we learn 11 Republican congressman have voted NO on the bill to provide aid to the victems of Katrina.
Then of course there is the farcial "Bi-partisian" investigation concocted by the Republicans ans announced at a news conference with no bipartisianship in evidence.
Yup, I'm pissed.