Katrina and Irene

Stories about Irene will be all over the news today, and many of them will say that the evacuation orders for low-lying areas, particularly in NYC, were an overreaction. They will say this because there have been so few deaths, so few tragic images for the news media. The people who will be saying this will be wrong.

Thoughts of Ike

Just a quick wish to any of our readers who have been affected by Hurricane Ike. I hope you get power back soon and that you can return to a solid home in the near future.

Hurricane Katrina et al

My mate Phil has a long but excellent post on questions raised by Katrina. My thoughts in no especially coherent order: Much as I loathe and despise my current government, I do believe that any disaster that news crews can… Read More ›