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"America is not disposable."

Jeffrey Tambor said this during Comic Relief 2006, which is for the Hurricane Katrina victims. Are you watching? I'm watching the woefully inadequate TBS version, which "silences" the curse words, and right now Sarah Silverman is on, so you know there's a lot of silence going on. The real version is on HBO, which I am too poor to get.

If you're not watching either, here's the phone number:  1-800-528-1000
Or you can go to the web site: http://www.comicrelief.org
Bid on the Ford Fusion signed by all the comedians: http://www.ebay.com/comicrelief
Or mail a donation to: Comic Relief, 15820 Euclid Avenue, Chino, CA 91708


From https://www.comicrelief.org/this_years_show/themission.htm

850,791 - Number of housing units damaged, destroyed, or inaccessible because of Katrina

900 - Approximate number of churches, synagogues, and mosques damaged or destroyed

50 - Approximate percentage of homes in New Orleans still lacking electricity

83 - Percentage of New Orleans schools damaged by Katrina

1/3 - Amount of debris yet to be picked up

49 - Percentage of bus routes now operational

17 - Percentage of buses back in service

$44,800,000 - Amount given to Louisiana by U.S. Dept. of Education for charter schools since Katrina

$0 - Amount given for traditional public schools damaged by the storm

100 - Number of destroyed miles on U.S. Highway 90 running along Gulf Coast between New Orleans and Pascagoula, MS


See more such numbers at:

Hurricane Katrina Fact Sheet
Comic Relief 2006
https://www.comicrelief.org/pdfs/Katrina_Fact_Sheet_new.pdf