I know this is just lame, posting others work, but this post needs to be read.. Also from The Huffington Post...
What happens when Chertoff (whose name actually means "of the Devil" in Russian) decides to forgo civil liberties in general and abuses his office, err, industrial department of Homeland Security? What happens when these Homelanders declare Martial Law in order to keep people from looting, but will not supply them with water, food, and other life sustaining supplies?
Apparently not a damn thing.
After all, no blonde "good Christian" wealthy Republican children are drowning. Fox News shills sit laughing at this tragedy but cry and piss on themselves because a blonde girl on an island went missing (no offense to the family of the missing girl).
Do you realize that one person - one single person who is white, blonde haired, and blue eyed - is more important to the networks than the thousands of black children spiraling to their deaths in a swirl of sewage in a once historic city?
Looting is what the networks are covering and as though that is what "black people" do. The residents left behind by the poor management of emergency action and lack of funding happened to be poor and the poor in this country happen to be minorities. Take away food, water, and other supplies and what should someone do? Swim over to an ATM and get some soggy money out? Or maybe dive in, holding their breath, and swim through their living room looking for their wallet? Not to worry, the Pentagon is on its way, Martial law is declared, journalists are forced out, and those saved are happily dining on cat food.