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Along the Gulf coast, Post-Katrina, Part 1: Pascagoula

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A shattered pier in Pascagoula, Mississippi

I've just returned from the Gulf Coast with several hundred photos of Pascagoula and Ocean Springs, Mississippi, as well as of New Orleans, particularly in the Lower Ninth Ward. If you think the Bush Administration is paying anything more than lip service to revitalizing the Gulf States, then think again. The only true priority in their minds is colonizing the Middle East. That is where all the badly needed funds for reconstruction are going, into the Pentagon cesspool, despite what officials say. Carpetbaggers, crooks, and inefficient bureaucrats are sucking up the rest of the available funds.

To let you see what's going on along the coast, I am going to invite you to view several photo albums of the reality down there, starting with Pascagoula's still rather scenic waterfront in this first article. Pascagoula wasn't hit anywhere near as hard as New Orleans, but it was still hammered. Ingalls shipyard, for example, was devastated. Much of the city is back on its feet, but there are still miles and miles to go, as you will see in this first photo album. I think it's important that we know what the situation is from as many sources as possible, including my own.

So study these photos under "Mac's Slide Show", if you will, at: http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLandingSignin.jsp?Uc=q749j48.u5o9fv8&Uy=38o9ue&Upost_signin=Slideshow.jsp%3Fmode%3Dfromshare&Ux=0. I'll post more soon. Here's several more from this album now.




All but the foundation wiped away



Another house stripped to the slab

 

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The next album will focus on Ocean Springs, Missis... by Mac McKinney on Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 9:00:40 AM
Thanks so much for the photos of Goula, although I... by k kelly on Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 10:15:29 AM
I'll have to look that up on my next trip down... by Mac McKinney on Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 10:23:18 AM
I was born in Biloxi. My family is in Biloxi. My h... by mork on Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 2:43:02 PM
I didn't have time to stop in Biloxi this time... by Mac McKinney on Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 4:14:20 PM
i was wondering, if you knew Bill Nelson?  On... by k kelly on Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 10:49:59 AM
Great Pictures! I hope you take note of the Lafitt... by Karl Moore on Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 12:23:58 AM
Is the Lafitte the one on Orleans Street? If so, I... by Mac McKinney on Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 9:40:35 AM
Yes, the Lafitte project is on Orleans Avenue. Pro... by Karl Moore on Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 3:54:40 PM
I believe that slab you have in your pic is Trent ... by Ben Marble, M.D. on Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 2:27:24 AM
That would be ironic, Ben.... by Mac McKinney on Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 9:46:55 AM
It would appear that photos are from a rather excl... by Mike Mischak on Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 6:55:41 AM
This was a middle to upper class neighborhood, but... by Mac McKinney on Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 9:44:56 AM
has always for the most part been rather modest...... by k kelly on Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 10:38:31 AM