Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I'm really sick of shit like this. Louisiana has always prided itself, maybe more than half-seriously, about being a foreign country, a Banana Republic distinct from America. But the fact is that we are a part of America, and deserve the same support as any other American city would expect in the face of disaster. I've about had it with cow-college academicians who think that hundreds of thousands of poor people can just move somewhere else, or that a major American city should be abandoned, or that the life and culture and history and heart of one of the last truly original places in the country should be crushed and tossed away. And I'm really, really sick of redneck mooks who admit that Louisiana got hit worse than Mississippi and that they really don't know how bad the damage is and yes there are more people there and well sure, it was a much denser area, but they don't deserve the money they're asking for -- why even sit down to write anything? Or, as Lewis Black would say, "Why, why the fuck even open your mouth?" -- and really really really sick of ignorant bloggers and media commentators who seem to revel in placing blame for everything from collapsed levees to missing cats solely on the shoulders of state and local officials. Don't let them get off scott free, they have to accept responsibility for their inaction and their mistakes, but to insist that Kathleen Blanco and Ray Nagin and Mary Landrieu are all democ-- I mean, all solely to blame -- sorry to pull the curtain back too far, there -- ignores the stunningly botched and heartless and inept response from the feds. Speaking of which, regarding Michael Brown on Frontline last night: I've never wanted to watch another human being be burned at the stake. Until now.

2 Comments:

Blogger Schroeder said...

I'll light the match.

11/24/2005 07:22:00 AM  
Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

I'll bring the fuel, since we make so much of it for the country that wants so hard to disown us.

11/26/2005 02:35:00 PM  

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