||[Sep. 1st, 2005|08:51 pm]
A woman I work with went to New Orleans for vacation with her husband...we just got an email today saying somehow we found out she is at the Superdome in the downtown area. After seeing the pictures on TV all day I feel horrible. I can't imagine what she's going through. The email said our company is going to pay to get them back to Michigan once they get to the Astrodome in Houston. Also, they are going to pay for a round trip ticket so that her father can go to Houston to get her.
The more I see on TV, the more pissed off I get. WHERE THE FUCK IS BUSH!? He was on a TWENTY NINE DAY vacation and decided to come back to give his minimal shit help. The secretary of state just came back from vacation TODAY after seeing a comedy on Broadway last night. 60% of New Orleans population is black and 30% are under the poverty line. Bush doesn't give a shit about anyone except the rich and white of America. We are fighting Vietnam 2 in Iraq while one of our major metropolitans has been deemed unhabital with the mayor telling everyone they need to leave. The troops need to come home and help OUR citizens. If nothing else, Bush needs to do something to give more help to New Orleans NOW...the people there can't survive much longer. The fact that such a tragedy with such little help can happen in 2005 in a major city in America should be VERY disturbing to anyone who is reading this. God forbid there was a multi-city large scale terrorist attack. This event shows that we would not be prepared. It would probably throw the country into chaos. Argue all you want, the choices weren't great between Bush and Kerry, but Bush is an idiot. Anyone who defends him should be shot. Who cares about republican and democrat labels...just look at the evidence...TURN ON THE TV!
I'm sickened by everything about this country right now. The system failed and the government is hardly helping. Maybe there would be more of an effort if Katrina hit the Hamptons...or Crawford...