I've spent the last hour and a half watching coverage of the hurricane, and as may be needless to say, the damage is devastating in the coastal portions of Louisiana and Mississippi. New Orleans is reported to be 80% under water and the Mississippi cities of Gulf Port and Biloxi have been nearly flattened. Residents have had to take to the roofs of their homes to escape the rising tides, sometimes having to dig or chop their way through to their roofs in the hopes that helicopters from the Coast Guard and other rescue missions can see and reach them. And unfortunately there appears also to be at least some looting and other potential forms of violence to go with the natural mayhem and loss.
Given these circumstances, I'll put off any more political posting for the time being.
For those of you with loved ones in the stricken areas, our hearts and prayers go out to you.