Having watched Hurricane Katrina unfold on Sunday and Monday on TV we decided to check out the aftermath today. The destruction is unbelievable in New Orleans and in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Unfortunately, the sun is out and the looters are as well down there. Looters were taking anything they could get their hands on even though they most likely had no where to put any of it.
There was footage taped in a Wal-Mart down there in what I believe was New Orleans and the looters didn't even care. I'm not saying that I would do any looting, but I do know that if I was doing any looting I would wrap it up just about the same time that CNN showed up. I can honestly say that I wouldn't be stupid enough to be walking around only to look up and find a camera 3 feet from my face.
Those are some shameless idiots down there that are walking around on camera with hundreds of dollars of clothes in their arms or pushing shopping carts full of merchandise.
I do love to see me some Jim Cantore down there on the Weather Channel though. He makes things fun because he's not down there to report about the storm. He's there to survive it. Wherever the most danger is going to be, he's out in waste-deep water hoping that he doesn't catch a stop sign with his head.
Jim doesn't even look like a weather man. He strikes me as a guy that blew his knee out in the last football game of his senior season and it turned out that he only needed 2 more credit hours for a bachelors in meteorology.
He was talking to a colleague down there who was reporting from the storm and I kept expecting him to look at her and say, "You know, back in '93, I could throw a football a quarter mile."
If there was a gunfight in the middle of a thunder storm, Jim Cantore would be there with bells and body armor on.