Welcome to Our World

They are sick — and tired too — of playing second fiddle to New Orleans. Just like New Orleans, Port Arthur’s schools are still closed, but East Texans here say they’ve been cheated of both help and sympathy.
“People are, frankly, sick of hearing about Katrina around here,” says Wayner Moore, the administrator of Christus Hospital-St. Mary. That, says Moore, is because there was suffering here too.

Has there been any storm before or after Katrina for the past year? I don’t think so. On a lighter note, Major Dad sent me a CNN “your emails” link that seems lifted from our post-Wilma discussion the other day. The tenor of the emails chosen is amazing for an MSM column!

People who live in hurricane prone areas should learn to be self-sufficient. It is their responsibility to have at least 72 hours worth of food and water; they should fill their tubs, gas tanks and get as much cash as possible. This country was not built by people who depended on others to take care of them. During the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960’s all of South Florida kept about a week’s worth of food and water in their linen closets in case a bomb was dropped. The concept of self reliance is not new, just common sense. The government should not set expectations that they will be there any sooner than 72 hours. They actually did a great job in South Florida — the people failed their government.
Edi Meadows, Weston, Florida

Gives one a tiny glimmer of hope, pas vrai?
UPDATE: Well…DUH. But the whole concept is racist and insensitive.

One Response to “Welcome to Our World”

  1. Crusader says:

    Then move…..
    Heh, someone had to say it….8^P

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