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August 30, 2005

Un-P.C. Thought of the Day

With all due respect to the people affected by Hurricane Katrina, especially the families of those who lost their lives - could we get some perspective?

Yes, the mainstream news should cover the hurricane damage. Yes, we need to know what the governors and mayors in the affected areas think. Yes, it could even be useful to hear directly from people affected.

But if you are frickin stupid enough to play weatherman and decide for yourself that instead of listening to a mandatory evacuation order, you're going to ride it out in your house, I have no time to listen to your harrowing three hours clinging to a tree for dear life. I don't have much sympathy for you. A hurricane cannot be this country's tsunami. Tsunamis generally hit with absolutely no warning. Natural disasters that hit with completely no warning are appalling. People who choose to be morons deserve help when they inevitably face harm, but they do not deserve to be spotlighted on national news and heralded as a hero. You are not a hero for disregarding a mandatory evacuation order. You are a stubborn idiot.

That being said, it is disgusting to me that this country chose to leave poor people in a sports stadium in the middle of New Orleans instead of evacuating them out of harm's way. If the U.S. government was truly committed to the welfare of all Americans, individual safety would not be left to whether or not you have a car or can afford to stay in a hotel.

Posted by cj at August 30, 2005 10:33 PM


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