Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Situation Deteriorating FAST in New Orleans/ Miss
God help these people. My soul is so sick as the news pours in: CNN: A guy commits suicide by jumping from the Superdome (which now has 30,000 hot & hungry refugees there), Anderson Cooper reports that 3 shootings have taken place near the Superdome, an untold numbers of deaths have happened in LA & Miss, and looting is rampant. WWLtv: Martial Law has been declared for Jefferson Parish, and they are now being ordered to evacuate b/c they are expecting almost 10 more ft of water in the next 12 hrs. I am so crushingly sad. So hotly pissed off. So fucking fed up w/a leader and leadership that refuses to LEAD and do the very job that they took an oath to do. At least 9 articles in the Times-Picayune from 2004 & 2005 specifically cite the cost of Iraq as a reason for the lack of hurricane- and flood-control dollars. AMERICAblog sums up my own turmoil so well, please read John's succinct take on things. Please, whether you believe or not, please let's pray for these people and donate to help them.