Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Humble, tears, unbelievable sadness

Watching this Katrina disaster unfold has been more than sad, more than humbling, and has caused me to cry uncontrolablly.

My heart breaks for all of these people.

Last year when Central Florida was nailed with three Hurricanes, and we had to endure without some of the basics for 5 days, I never thought I would be so thankful again in my life to have the basics.

Each day since Katrina hit, I have thanked God for water, food, a hot shower, my home, and most importantly my family. Hearing the stories of the people who have suffered through this had humbled me beyond words.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

...Enter the BIG BOYS!

How about Lt. Gen. Russell Honore!
I gotta say it... that is one bad ass M/F! lol

Rant time:
Ok Michael Chertoff just makes me wanna vomit. I really wish he would pronounce Tsunami the right way... It is not TOON-AAMEE you twit!
Ok I know this doesn't really effect anything in the grand scheme of things, but damn he's just annoying me!

Katrina did blow and so did Kanye West!

I just love it when Hollywood celebs don't stick to the script and stick it to the President!
Kanye during the live airing of the NBC Hurricane Katrina fund raiser went off on a rant of his own and did not stick to the script that was written for him. Kanye visibly stressed and stuttering mentioned that Bush gave orders to the National Guard to shoot "looters."
"And we all know who the "looters" are, don't we?"
"George Bush doesn't care about black people"
"America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible."

Is it coincidence or a masterful plot that the first people president Bush was shown hugging and kissing and consoling when he began touring Mississippi were black?

I know what some of you might think.. nooo no way Bush isn't a racist, racism doesn't exist in this day and age. It is not as bad as black people and bleeding heart liberals make it out to be right?

Hmmm I wonder what the ghosts of New Orleans would have to say about that?

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Screw Katrina, and the Pres, and the dumbass Governor of Louisiana

I have been glued to the TV and Internet since Katrina hit Florida last week.
Living in Florida I've been through a few hurricanes, last year in particular was scary and terrible, and miserable.
The terror in your heart when you have to evacuate your home, and not know if it will be standing when you return is something that I could not possibly put into words. Coming home to no home is thankfully something I have never experienced.
My heart breaks for all those people in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and of course my fellow Floridians.

Now on to my rant:
1) President Bush the most vacationing president in U.S history, where were you when Katrina struck the gulf states? Where were you the day after Katrina hit? And the day after that?
Tell me why it took the President of the United States of America days before he got off his vacationing ass to survey the damage? Bush was in Florida the day after Charley hit.
What just because your brother is the governor he gets your attention more so than any other state?
Do you have a TV? I'm sure you do, did you see on TV the devastation? Why then did it take so long for Naval ships to leave Norfolk? They should of been deployed directly after Katrina hit.

2) The Governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, what in the hell are you doing? Do you even have any idea?
Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans said before Katrina struck that everything that is now happening would happen. You have had days to correct some situations, and all you do is announce a day of prayer, but make no announcement as to when these suffering people will get help. Then you bitch that they are looting? Well what do YOU expect?
People are dying, people are hungry, they have no food, no water, they have no shelter, they have lost friends and family, and every possession, and you meanwhile, have had something to eat and drink, taken a shower, slept in a safe bed.
They are looting because they do not have any answers, when is the help coming, what is going to happen now, where can we get food, water and shelter.
The looting will stop when you Ms. Blanco get off your ass, stop worrying about your cherished Superdome(something you've seemingly mentioned 200 times a day) and help those most effected!
Those most effected are NOT the rich bastards who lost well to do homes on the coast, those most effected are those that have NO MONEY or MEANS!
Your engineering nightmare Ms. Blanco should have been addressed hours after Katrina hit, every single meteorologist I watched before during and directly after Katrina hit said this would happen, as did Mayor Ray Nagin. But you did nothing to prevent it when it could of been prevented.

3) To all those that refused to evacuate:
I totally understand why you'd refuse to evacuate, you don't want to leave the comfort of your own home, you want to keep everything safe.
However when they tell you to leave there is a reason.
Under the worst case scenario everything that might happen when a hurricane hits, those are the reasons officials tell you to get out.
Well now everyone in the world has seen the worst case scenario....

Yet I'm sure there are still some people who are dumb enough to not evacuate next time either.
And yes there will be a next time!

4) How do we pay for all this distruction?
The same way we pay for any other natural disaster, no holds barred, and do what you got to do!
Allow every single resource at the disposal of FEMA, state and local officials, and most off all get our military in there ASAP. Not just the Coast Guard, or the National Guard either, we need the big boys!!!

5) The media: Ok it is time to do some actual reporting! We do not want to see the same damn people everyday talking about the 60 year old home Daddy built. Once was enough! We do not want to see the same people walking through the water everytime we turn on the TV. We don't want to hear Ms. Blanco talk any more( well at least I don't) so you can go ahead and ban her from news conferences if you want. We don't want to hear any of you reporters who make more than $60, 000 a year try and sympathize with those poverty stricken victims. Your fake caring is transparent to the world. And we don't want to hear any reporter bitch about looting and what should be done to the looters, easy to bitch when you have a nice little reporters desk in your news room to sit behind.

To those reporters who have done an amazing job getting the story of Katrina out there, thank you! There are not too many of you but there are some who were heartfelt and wonderfully human. Anderson Cooper gets kudos.

If our government cannot provide for us in a natural disaster like they do for other countries then what the hell do we have a government for?

To all those that have lost a loved one, or those of you that don't know the where abouts of a loved one:
I pray for your peace of mind either way.
I am so sorry for your loss, and I wish you all the best.
Take what you can from this terrible disaster, and learn from it.

Friday, July 15, 2005

I swear I'm not a bitch

Why in the hell do people assume that if I have a differing opinion from their own means that I'm some cruel hearltess bitch?
Why in the hell can't people just freaking relax?
Over sentive cry baby ass whiners is what they are.....
ok so maybe I'm a bitch, but I'm not cruel or heartless.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Dennis the bastard

Hurricane Dennis is due to hit the gulf states Sunday or Monday. Seeing as I'm in Central Florida and had to endure Charley, Frances, and Jeanne last Hurricane Season, I'm hoping Dennis the bastard stays clear of my neck of the woods. No ice, no power, no air conditioning, NO thanks! No repeats of last year.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

London Attacked

Woke up this morning to news that London was attacked. What the fuck? Al Qaida is gone? What the fuck? We are "winning" the war on terror? What the fuck ever. The day after London is awarded the 2012 Olympics, and while the G8 is going on. This is utter bullshit. The people who did it knew it would be a perfect week to do something like this, and now the likelihood of the G8 accomplishing ANYTHING gets tossed out the window. Africa still starves.
This is quite depressing.
The images of the victims of the bombing, are eerily similar to the bombing in Spain last year, and of course 9/11.
What is this world coming to? Why is it so full of hate? Why can't people just freaking chill?

This is why I hate to leave my house, not over fear of a bombing, but just because people suck!