Monday, September 05, 2005

Powerful picture of the aftermath of the storm. Just one of the thousands of pictures of the hurricane on Flikr.

Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities exposed what you find when you scratch beneath the surface of United States society. The Superdome: Monument to a Rotten System says the same thing.

Meanwhile, in The Times, they run rubbish like this. I particularly like the bit where he says it can cope with flooding. Now all those residents of the New Orleans projects will know what to do in future. But this is a serious newspaper, The Thunderer, and this quote shows just how far it has sunk under Murdoch: "There are advantages to having a truck like this. Like pulling up alongside beautiful women in convertibles. You get that cleavage shot that you can’t get in a normal pick-up."

Michael Moore's Letter to George W. Bush.

Prison works, Michael Howard once said. Well, does it. Judge for yourself.