Pardon me for not being more timely in posting this, but I don’t have a lot to say that hasn’t been already said everywhere else. Yeah, this is huge news, and I’ve been watching it closely like everyone else. 60,000 killed? Tragic.
I did find a couple videos of the tidal surge hitting as well as an amazing photo sequence over at waxy.org:
And of course, the US government has promised $15M in aid to the affected areas. The UN called this “stingy.” The UN can stick a palm frond where the sun doesn’t shine and STFU until the non-profit organizations release their donation totals from the US. I have a gut feeling the US is going to lead the private aid curve, probably $150M or more.
UPDATE: AAAAAAAAAAGH! STOP POLITICIZING EVERY DAMN PIECE OF NEWS THAT COMES ACROSS THE WIRES, IT’S GETTING OLD AND I DON’T THINK “BLAME BUSH” OR “BLAME LIBERALS” IS HELPING THOSE THOUSANDS OF DEAD PEOPLE!
MORE: PunditGuy has a link to another video with a scary view from the ground floor.
UN UPDATE: “The US is not stingy, we’ll STFU now.”
ANOTHER UPDATE: Check out this editorial (and my response) where another goofball tries to politicize the disaster. For those keeping score at home, the score is now Right-wing: -1 / Left-wing: -1.