Just to make things clear, I blame Bush (dubya) and his politically appointed cronies for the situation in NOLA.
It’s a horrible situation that while not completely avoidable could have been handled differently beginning with preparations that should have begun years ago.
The question that’s been growing in my mind since 9/11 is "are we slowly and inexoribly moving towards a complete police state under Bush?" For that matter, has this been happening for decades and I just haven’t noticed? To me it seems that the we really started to lose our basic rights with the creation of Homeland Security.
There’s only so much we each can do and while our family has given to the Red Cross already, I still want to do more.
With that in mind, throughout September (longer if necessary) through the end of the year I will be donating 50% of all hologram proceeds (note, not profits, please see below) to the Red Cross for relief efforts related to hurricane Katrina.