September 01, 2005

my god, where is their aid??

This whole Hurricane Katrina thing is driving me insane with anger. There are dead bodies floating down flood waters, people stranded on the roofs of their houses, without food or water or protection from the anarchy that has taken over cities like New Orleans... and yet we STILL don't have a massive mobilization from our government to the disaster area.

Our troops and military equipment are not being diverted from Iraq or Afghanistan to help rescue people who are dying because they can't swim through miles and miles of deep water to relative safety. Why? What's the point of "fighting terrorism", Mr. President, if you aren't inclined to FIRST protect and rescue the people on our own soil who are in desperate, desperate need of it? The lack of resources put forth for the people of the Deep South is obscene... disgusting, even.

As a nation, we HAVE the money and the resources to prevent people from dying of starvation and dehydration and exposure, and to remove them from a likely-to-be disease-ridden area, but our government, our PRESIDENT is not ALLOCATING those resources. I am LIVID, and right here, right now, I'm screaming "IMPEACHMENT!", because our President's reticence and hesitation in getting aid to these affected areas, when the lives of the people "he rules" is absolutely inexcusable.


posted by julie at September 1, 2005 08:37 PM

things people have said

How long would it take to have the guys from Iraq make it to the states? I think it would be weeks. Not a good plan if you ask me.

so said: karen at September 2, 2005 11:24 PM

People, As a former resident of that area known as New Orleans , Louisiana-----the storm was a wild and amazing fete of natural ! power and anger ! Had you ever lived in the Big Easy , you would know it s long and true history of wet! As a child I remember crawdads that I could catch in my own backyard! Was jussss there, cuz there was water, perhaps just maybe, one , two, who knows maybe how many feet deep ' JUZZ BENEATH" my home. I caught those creatures, so maybe y'all should know water was there before and it was someday going to be a part of a disaster. Soz, even when them crawdads wuz so close by ---how'd ya think it'd be so "easy" for the guv'ment to save us when the true shit hit the fan???? Idiots !! Don't crucify those who would come to save New Orleans, she was already in a tough water trough to begin with! The south was always part of a water life. Signed A Native New Orleans/Los Angeles child! Use my words -- I lived there. Ms. Sandra, pupil of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, St. Bernard Parish

so said: sandra pulpil at September 14, 2005 11:18 PM

How much money have you donated to the cause? Or did you save it all for your trip to London? Maybe you could have changed your plans and gone to help the people that are suffering from Hurricane Kartina...or was your trip was more important?

so said: givemeabreak at September 14, 2005 11:22 PM

With all that is going on I'm happy to hear that you are so concerned about your hair...

so said: lisa at September 14, 2005 11:25 PM



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