Demand an Apology

From Holden:

Jonah Goldberg thinks that the suffering of his fellow Americans is hillarious!


I think it’s time to face facts. That place is going to be a Mad Max/thunderdome Waterworld/Lord of the Flies horror show within the next few hours. My advice is to prepare yourself now. Hoard weapons, grow gills and learn to communicate with serpents. While you’re working on that, find the biggest guy you can and when he’s not expecting it beat him senseless. Gather young fighters around you and tell the womenfolk you will feed and protect any female who agrees to participate without question in your plans to repopulate the earth with a race of gilled-supermen. It’s never too soon to be prepared.

Posted at 10:05 AM

Yes, it’s just one whacky hijink after another in the Superdome.

Desperate for fresh air, dozens of refugees from Hurricane Katrina slept on the walkway surrounding the Louisiana Superdome as conditions inside worsened and even more people were brought to the huge arena Tuesday.

National Guardsmen let some of the 10,000 people sheltering inside the arena take their bedding out onto the concourse, where it was cooler and the breeze was welcome.


The bathrooms were filthy, and barrels overflowed with trash. With the air conditioning off since power went out Monday morning, the bricks were slick with condensation.


A groan rose from a group listing to a newscast when the devastation was detailed and officials in suburban Jefferson Parish said residents wouldn’t be allowed to return until Monday. One woman cried.

“We’re doing everything we can to keep these people comfortable,” Gen. Ralph Lupin, commander of the National Guard troops at the Superdome, said Tuesday morning. “We’re doing our best. It’s not getting any better but we’re trying not to let it get any worse.”

“I know people want to leave, but they can’t leave,” he said. “There’s 3 feet of water around the Superdome.”


The situation was especially difficult for those in wheelchairs, who were lined up in rows five deep along a wall. One patient’s IV bag was attached to a stadium seating sign.

Officials were considering moving the patients to areas with better accommodations.

“This is just too hot, too primitive, too uncomfortable for the patients and too hard to work in for the medical people,” said Dr. Kevin Stephens Sr., head of the medical shelter in the Superdome.

Two people had died, according to Doug Thornton, a regional vice president for the company that manages the 77,000-seat Superdome, of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. He provided no details.

Contact The Corner and demand an applogy and retraction from the sorry excuse for a human being that goes by the name of Jonah Goldberg.

UPDATE: Call NPR Listener Services, (202) 513-3232, or send them an e-mail (click on “NPR Program” next to “Recipient”) and tell them you don’t want to hear Jonah’s flabby ass on Weekend Edition ever again.