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September 3, 2005

Tryin’ to find out what I didn’t know
Posted by Patrick at 10:05 AM * 6 comments

Chuck Taggart’s Looka is another weblog that’s been tracking events in New Orleans; we should have linked to it days ago. This day’s worth of posts includes a list of which well-known New Orleans musicians are accounted for, and which are still missing. (Still missing: Alex Chilton.)

Comments on Tryin' to find out what I didn't know:
#1 ::: sdn ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2005, 12:42 PM:

oh shit. alex.

#2 ::: Mac ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2005, 01:01 PM:

oh no...I've been linked to Looka all week--I thought I'd posted a link over here, too.

Polimom says is another fabulous link.

#3 ::: Dave Bell ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2005, 01:58 PM:

Seen the story on Looka about Boh Bros. Construction Co. fixing the 17th Street Canal breach? Track to the news report, and it starts to look a little like a black propaganda attack on the USACE.

The USACE are the people who do the planning and design; they're civil engineers, not people with shovels. And they've been clear enough what Bush's budget cuts meant. They're the people who employ construction companies, but they're not on Bush's side.

I'm certain somebody has signed a contract with Boh Bros., knowing they may well lose their job over it. And I wouldn't be surprised if Boh Bros. expect some Beltway Bushista to tear it up. What happens next might look like corruption, but it'll be New Orleans looking after its own.

But watch the scapegoating.

#4 ::: Laurie Mann ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2005, 02:25 PM:

I was unfamiliar with the site Crooks and Liars until today. It calls itself an online virtual magazine, and mostly what it is is clips from TV news shows.

I visited it because apparently some FOX "reporters" in the field (Geraldo Rivera and Shepard Smith) had a major despair melt-down while O'Reilly and Hannity, safely in their studio, were being apologists for the administration.

(Yeah, I know you have it linked from here, but...)

#5 ::: Bruce Adelsohn ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2005, 10:01 PM:

There's a thread here that has people who know Alex Chilton and are actively looking for him, as well as coordinating and spreading information on the situation.

#6 ::: John Houghton spots randow word spam ::: (view all by) ::: August 19, 2008, 10:21 AM:

With broken links...

Can't even write comment spam well, Karon?

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