A little inappropriate levity

This post was written by Friday blogger Annie Reid.

Thank God for The Onion. Check out the special section on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Some of the headlines include:

  • God Outdoes Terrorists Once Again
  • Louisiana National Guard Offers Help By Phone From Iraq
  • Government Relief Workers Mosey In To Help
  • Refugees Moved From Sewage-Contaminated Superdome To Hellhole Of Houston
  • But really, the best is White Foragers Report Threat Of Black Looters:

    Throughout the Gulf Coast, Caucasian suburbanites attempting to gather food and drink in the shattered wreckage of shopping districts have reported seeing African­Americans “looting snacks and beer from damaged businesses.” “I was in the abandoned Wal-Mart gathering an air mattress so I could float out the potato chips, beef jerky, and Budweiser I’d managed to find,” said white survivor Lars Wrightson, who had carefully selected foodstuffs whose salt and alcohol content provide protection against contamination. “Then I look up, and I see a whole family of [African-Americans] going straight for the booze. Hell, you could see they had already looted a fortune in diapers.” Radio stations still in operation are advising store owners and white people in the affected areas to locate firearms in sporting-goods stores in order to protect themselves against marauding blacks looting gun shops.


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