Archive for August, 2005

Waters Keeps Rising in South

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Breaking News, Environment, Hurricane Katrina

Please, donate to the Red Cross relief fund. Remember, $10 spread out over 1,000 Donklephant readers means $10,000, and that could buy so much clean water that one person could hardly drink it in a lifetime. Now is the time to pitch in. Do your part. Now, on to the news… Unfortunately, there seems to […]

August 31st, 2005 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

New Orleans Flood Pictures

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Breaking News, Environment, Hurricane Katrina

The levee broke and Kathryn Cramer has a bunch of pictures. Tweet

August 31st, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

Keeping it on the Good Foot

By Callimachus | Related entries in Good Decisions, The War On Terrorism

Citizen Smash helps organize a support-the-war-effort rally in San Diego, and along the way his group offers a good example of isolating the extremists — or the “plants” from the other side who try to make you look like extremists. Another counter-demonstrator tried to be clever, by holding up a sign that read “NUKE IRAN.â€Â? […]

August 30th, 2005 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

More Katrina Fallout: Higher Gas Prices

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Breaking News, Economy, Environment, Hurricane Katrina

Uh-oh. Hurricane Katrina’s effects may indeed be felt all over the nation The region that produces and refines a major portion of the nation’s oil and natural gas was largely shut down by Hurricane Katrina yesterday, further tightening strained energy markets and sending prices to new highs. As oil companies evacuated offshore operations throughout the […]

August 30th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

You Want Good News Out Of Iraq?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Media, The World, War

You got it! Arthur Chrenkoff gives you all you can handle…and more. From the Opinion Journal: Maj. Joe Leahy is a civil engineer with the U.S. Army’s Engineer Brigade. He has been stationed at Camp Victory, outside of Baghdad, since November 2004–enough time to get frustrated. “We all know it’s a dangerous place,” he says. […]

August 30th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

More On Iraqi Constitution

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, Legislation, The World, War

A good rundown of the ins and outs of the Iraqi Constitution shows up in the New York Times today. The process to come up with the first draft has been strained at best. The Sunnis, who are a minority party, don’t like the current draft and could very possibly vote for a new draft […]

August 30th, 2005 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Air Force Religion

By Montag | Related entries in Military, Religion

The Air Force is issuing new guidelines on religious tolerance: The document directs chaplains to “respect the rights of others to their own religious beliefs, including the right to hold no beliefs.” Good. However, I can’t quite square this statement: The guidelines do not ban public prayer outright and say short, nonsectarian prayers may be […]

August 30th, 2005 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

I Want My MTV, Indecency and All

By Montag | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Law, Media

FCC chairman Kevin J. Martin is on a mission to”…change the television landscape.” It seems he is committed to curbing indecency on cable and satellite services. …Martin told activists that he is privately reaching out to industry leaders to address racy content on basic cable and satellite television, says Rick Schatz, the president of the […]

August 30th, 2005 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Protect Our Borders Now!

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The War On Terrorism

A new study released by the Center For Immigration Studies points out that terrorists have been using our own system to slip into the US for years: WASHINGTON — Some used false documents to enter the United States; others let their legal visas expire once in the country. And at least 21 foreign nationals became […]

August 30th, 2005 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Hurricane Katrina Kills 55

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Breaking News, Environment, Hurricane Katrina

But with as much worry about Louisiana, the 55 who died lived in Mississippi, the state who got hit the hardest by the storm. However, a major levee broke in New Orleans and has flooded over 80% of the city, putting those areas under 20 feet of water. Water poured into New Orleans from Lake […]

August 30th, 2005 | Permalink| 14 Comments »