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Thursday September 08, 2005

Horror stories

For the last three days, I've been scouring the web for pictures of Hurrican Katrina's aftermath. They're not really hard to find. There are whole websites devoted to posting them, full of mud and sewage and destroyed homes and dead bodies. I'm not sure why I feel so compelled to look at them, like I need evidence to believe that all of this really happened. Living in Cleveland, I'm so far away from all of that devastation, debris and muck. I feel uncomfortable because I'm too comfortable here, living in my nice house that is still standing and viewing my bank account activity online. It's hard to really comprehend how hard it must be down there. That must be what it really means to suffer.


i feel the same way.

Shannon on September 9, 2005 08:37 AM

Drina-diva, I just hope the aid we give gets to the people who need it, and not stolen, or tied up by the worst Administration in US history. (Steph, stop reading

Sith Lord Rove and his minions are already working hard to bamboozle the voters into blaming everyone EXCEPT the Administration for the failure to shore up the levees well before this year, and to help the survivors after the storm. DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE!

Nawlins shows us where the right-wing, so-called "conservative" ideology leads. God forgive me that I ever believed it (when I was MUCH younger) That ideology has f****d this country up so badly that many of the nations we used to call "Third World" are offering us help, because we so obviously can't help ourselves so long as the wingnuts are running--no, make that RUINING--the USA. Off-topic a bit, but when I was growing up in the 2nd half of the Cold War, I never thought I'd see the day when Russia was more-or-less a democracy, and MY COUNTRY WAS RUNNING A CHAIN OF F***ING GULAGS!

Oh, if you want some real news, check out only does it have many good stories, but plenty of links to other reliable sources. Some of the McMedia minions seem to be finding their spines--dare we hope they might become reliable some day?

Drina, thanks for letting me rant. Maybe I should go look at the baby pictures again.

From the Phantom Zone, Kid Charlemagne

Kid Charlemagne on September 9, 2005 08:57 AM

Kid, it's really upsetting that no matter how many mistakes are made, the buck stops nowhere. Nobody in charge is willing to take responsibility for anything, and anyone who demands answers is accused of playing the "blame game." This is truly the Not my fault/not my problem/I didn't do it administration. As Thomas Carlyle famously said in 1888, "The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none."

BTW, if it helps I'll post more pictures o Maria soon

Drina on September 9, 2005 01:39 PM

I know what you mean, I've been doing the same thing. I found a photo essay that I posted on my site today that is really revealing. I think I've been looking at all the pictures to try to figure out what happened, where it all went wrong, how it could have gotten so bad so quickly - the photo essay answered a lot of that for me.

geeky on September 9, 2005 08:53 PM

Hi i'm from Louisiana its nice to here that people even in cleveland
care about what happened to Louisiana and the other states I myself was not really hurt by the damage thank God but I have many new friends and teacher who where...i just wanted to say thanks for caring

Baby K on January 1, 2006 02:35 PM