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On Monday, we posted some pictures from our third trip to post-Katrina Louisiana. Since Monday was a holiday and many of you may not have logged on, and since Matt Court, the guy who does all the heavy lifting of actually posting the pictures, spent so much time getting the photos on the Web site, I am keeping them posted again today.
Click on the links in the photo box above to check out my photo essays if you did not see them on Monday. We posted more than usual because I took so many over the weekend. It takes me a split second to snap the picture and a few seconds to send them by e-mail to Matt, but the actual posting is lots of work by Matt — so the pictures are going to stay up another day. Matt deserves to have the fruits of his labor stay up longer! If you have not seen the pictures, check them out (you might want to check the archive text from Monday which explains, in part, some of the photos.) Now you have some "behind the scenes" of how the pictures end up on the blog. I take most of them except the ones I am in, I e-mail selected ones and someone else posts them... and never gets credit!
Here is something a viewer tipped me off to: If you click on the following links, you will see that people are selling on eBay (search) domain names having to do with Hurricane Katrina (search). Here are two samples:
I am curious what you think of these entrepreneurs selling these domain names on eBay.
Now for some of your e-mails:
E-mail No. 1 — this e-mail was titled "You are such a hypocrite":
Have you bothered to step foot in the state of Mississippi to see the destruction there? Does Ground Zero" mean anything to you? Why don't you move on down to New Orleans? This is exactly why I know longer watch your pathetic show. I watch Joe Scarborough. At least he is keeping the struggle of our residents in the news. Watch your ratings drop!
E-mail No. 2
Please don't bother trying to help the people of Louisiana, you wasn't worrying about us before in fact for six weeks. I didn't see hardly any coverage on our plight on your show, just continue to have Ms. Beth Twitty on every freaking night, and by the way that so called taped confession from Depak, no one in there right mind believes that it's legit. Please stay away from Louisiana, we don't need your kind of help
ANSWER: I guess you did not watch all our on location shows from the Houston Astrodome about the Louisiana evacuees or the on location shows during our three trips to Louisiana our show has made....
E-mail No. 3
Just a quick e-mail to say how sick and tired Hurricane Rita (search) victims are of hearing about New Orleans! We sympathize fully and know most of them have it way worse than some of us, but please give Texas some coverage.
E-mail No. 4
This is the same Ben Fawley I went to high school with in PA. I couldn't believe it! I just read his statement in the yearbook and it's very weird. I had several classes with him and spoke with him as an acquaintance. He used to be a real nice kid and got into drugs.
E-mail No. 5
I loved your interview with President GHW Bush. Ya'll sounded like old friends. You have the best interviewing skills on FOX! Keep it up.
Olive Branch, MS
ANSWER: President Bush 41 gets all the credit. He made the interview easy.
E-mail No. 6
I enjoyed the interview with former President Bush, and my jaw nearly dropped when you were walking and the camera showed a house on top of a semi trailer truck.
Finally, I don't know about you, but I am paying attention to all the news stories about the flu. I keep hearing the term "pandemic" and finally decided to look it up to see how it differs in meaning from "epidemic." Both sounded bad to me and both sounded huge — extensive — to me, but frankly I was unsure why everyone is now using the term "pandemic." Check out this link from Wikipedia (the free Web encyclopedia) if you are curious like I am.
So apparently an epidemic can be pandemic. The bottom line is, I don't think it matters how we label something as deadly as this, or as widespread as it can be. I am just hoping we can contain it should it develop. I bet you feel the same.
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