December 27, 2004

A New D.U. Record

In the wake of the massive 9.0 earthquake off Sumatra, and the resulting tsunami, tens of thousands are dead. Posters at the Democratic Underground get all the way to the second post of this thread before a poster named NYC offers up:

I haven't read any projections. An amazing number of dead in so little time. I have heard nothing about the U.S. offering aid.

They got to the second poster before finding a way to work their America-hating in. That has to be a new record. It took another five hours before another DUer named StopDiggingTheHole pointed out this was a global tragedy, not a chance to attack the administration.

For those of you keeping score at home, they got all the way to the 13th post on the thread before finding a way to fault Bush directly, and all the way down to the 72nd poster before they started ranting about the "wingnut Fundies."

They haven't yet found a way to hold Halliburton responsible.

Give them time.

Update 1: Michele at A Small Victory has a list of ways you can help the survivors of this natural disaster. Please help, if you can.

Update 2: I spoke too soon. As poster Abu Maven noted at Little Green Footballs, DU-ers did blame Halliburton, Lockheed-Martin, SIAC, etc before I even completed the original post. I just missed it.

Update 3: Those "wingnut Fundies" the DU-ers complained about are on the ground in affected regions. If you would like to help through one of these organizations, visit

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 27, 2004 01:24 AM