Clay at NOLA-dishu is right about this one. Good ol' common sense is in short supply in these parts, as well as the need to ask the toughest questions and get 'em answered.
I ought to send this to my dad. Mom, once you read the Metroblogging link, forward it on to Dad. He might find it interesting.
Talked with Dad on the phone last night, and the prime topics were the idiocy of the re-elected local officials in these parts - and, by vice/virtue of the fact that many locals elected Nagin and Jefferson, the NOLA populace - and the drive-by cancellations of Allstate homeowners' insurance policies here. My dad thought that the way the cancellations were done was idiotically priceless. Adjusters driving by, noting whether or not they thought the place being investigated was inhabited or no from behind their car doors, and then driving off to happily cancel policies isn't what most homeowners have in mind when they expect their homes to be "in good hands".
I know Dad thinks we're nuts, deep down. I guess we are.
When all he sees on this area in the news is how much we are overstaying our welcome in terms of aid in the rebuilding and recovery effort from the rest of the country - well, what the hell else is he supposed to think?
On second thought, I'm forwarding that Metroblogging link myself...
Oh, and Viacom is suing YouTube. As a result, the Dr Seuss Bible is on indefinite hiatus. Get thee to one's video store/Netflix queue/whatever and search it out on some Kids In The Hall DVDs. You won't be sorry.