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Weather, death, and politics 
9th-Sep-2005 07:53 pm
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Here are excerpts from mail sent by a doctor who was helping evacuate patients in New Orleans (and triage and care for them as best he could) after the hurricane and flooding. (Thanks to hrafn for the link.)

The thing that sits at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is not human. Not even as human as Richard Nixon was. This explains why. [Fixed link; thanks!]

Also, via tafkar via ladytabitha, here’s a fascinating photographic chronicle of the hurricane and the rising of the water.
9th-Sep-2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
Er, is the link in "This explains why" supposed to be linking to this post?
9th-Sep-2005 09:05 pm (UTC)
Oops, fixed!
9th-Sep-2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
Ah :) (See, that's what I'd been expecting, so I was doubly confused ;) And I think he may be human, just a sociopath. Plenty of non-humans show a good deal more concern for us homo sapiens.)
9th-Sep-2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
You think it's inhuman to be insensitive to the suffering of others? I tend to think it's very human :-{. I'm even tempted to argue that it's a survival trait, though the thought makes me ill.

9th-Sep-2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
I should comment, just in case I'm looking like a right idiot: I didn't read the entire link, as I didn't have the heart for it. I skimmed the first couple of paragraphs.
10th-Sep-2005 10:10 am (UTC)
I think to a degree it is human, and even, perhaps, "normal." But the degree to which Bush seems completely unaffected, by _any_thing? Not normal. Still human (sociopaths are still members of the species), but not normal at all.
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