Polimom @ Thu, 2006-02-02 10:12

The forums, posts, and pix contained in this Katrina are for archival / reference purposes. All interactive functionality has been disabled.

Set up shortly after the storm, they primarily served the Algiers communities.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact polimom directly.

Polimom @ Thu, 2006-01-19 09:38

Every time I think about the devastation in New Orleans, and how they continue to find bodies all these months later, my stomach turns over – because there are still over 3000 people missing.

Where are they?

Are some still in the rubble waiting to be discovered by relatives? Were they washed into Lake Ponchartrain, as some reports are speculating?

I don’t even want to go there in my mind. It’s too terrible a thought. I’m hoping that the vast majority of these folks are at work today, or at school, or just going through the normal activities of life somewhere.

If they are, then somebody probably knows about it. Everybody needs to look at this list of names, and see if they can help answer some really scary questions.

The alternatives are unthinkable

NOTE: This is copied/pasted from Polimom Says... (the blog). If you get a "hit", please let us all know in the comments section after you've contacted DHH. (Their phone number is at the top of the list of names.)

Polimom @ Thu, 2005-11-10 09:27

I've been blogging quite a bit about the ongoing debates and mud-slinging surrounding the NOLA schools.... so much so that I have given up trying to update here.

There's a small search box in the top left corner of my blog page. You can search on "schools", or "charter", or "voucher" - or combinations thereof. Lots of the entries are cross-linked, and the most recent update I wrote was yesterday (Nov 9).

(oops - I wrote again about it (and other things). Sorry bout that...
Algiers! Are You Ready?

Or you can use this link to find all "Polimom Says..." blog entries containing the words "algiers schools".

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Polimom @ Thu, 2005-09-22 09:12

Good morning all,

Since Reuters picked up the story about Polimom, and the mess down on the Point after Katrina, we've had a large number of visitors. This note is just to say hi, and orient you a bit.

First - polimom.com is a support site we launched when Algiers residents were trying so hard to stay in touch with one another. Most of the story they are talking about in the news did not play out at this url, but rather, on "Polimom Says..." - a blog. The community proved its caring on the forums here, after the danger passed.

Next - The aftermath of Katrina and the ensuing chaos happened, for the outside world, on the blog. If you are visiting polimom in pursuit of more information about those events, I suggest you start with the archives for that first week, here.

Finally - Early on, there was traffic on the blog from websites and organizations looking to support their radical right or left racist opinions. I wrote directly to that issue, and if you are here because you think Algiers is a "white enclave", or that I was supporting "vigilante justice", then I strongly recommend this blog entry as your starting point.

You are welcome here. We all feel very strongly that everyone did their absolute best to help one another, and I, for one, am pleased the story is spreading more widely.