Skip to comments.(Vanity) Katrina & Rita - 1 year later
Posted on 08/13/2006 2:13:29 AM PDT by Liberty911
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It is you that chooses to live where you live.
Your quote is appropriate...the first part, at least.
Mississippi Coast is rebuilding so fast that there is a labor shortage. Restaurants and businesses have to close early because they do not have enough workers.
Meanwhile, N.O. is talking about rebuilding.
You are outrageous, judgmental, condemnatory, irresponsible, and ungrateful.
Many here have sacrificed greatly for Louisiana -- and for other places. But you condemn us for not jumping to give more when you ask. You are a living example of how Federal assistance corrupts people and makes the improvident, self-indulgent beggar consider himself morally superior to the person who plans ahead, saves, and then gives what he can and more. Do you have any idea of how many charitable and tax dollars Louisiana has received from the rest of us? Can you reckon up the value of days and weeks of volunteer labor?
We have given, and despite the incredible effrontery of people like you telling us that we should do more, we WILL do more. As treacherous as the one who bites the hand that feeds him, is the one who looks down on his benefactor for not giving even more.
Grand Isle rebuilt before New Orleans. I bet Plaqumines and St Bernard will rebuild before New orleans.
Thanks, I really needed that
If you had been anywhere near a hurricane you would know what a jerk your "yawning" makes you appear.
Katrina and Rita?! Don't remind me of those two. Ugh! Oh wait... you're talking about hurricanes.
Thanks PureSolace, I needed that.... Errr...
Wait, I hope Mom isn't watching :O
Frankly, most of us have given until it HURTS with regard to Katrina, the tsunami that killed roughly a quarter of a million people worldwide, earthquakes and other natural disasters that have occurred over the past few years. In fact, there was a horribly destructive tornado that devastated our area in Tennessee last year. Parts of Murfreesboro are still staggering with the rebuilding effort. People in general have risen to the challenge of helping in ALL these disasters in the BILLIONS as well as in physical and material efforts.
Specifically WHAT are you suggesting that we NEED to be doing EXACTLY with regard to fixing the mind-boggling destruction left by Katrina? It would help to be told something specific that is expected or wished since most of us on this thread cannot read minds - at least I do not have that gift. . and bear in mind, those victims of all the other apocalyptic disasters are in need of the same rebuilding and relief from this country and the world.
What are YOU personally doing to remedy the situation?
I've been through 4 myself, and while they are no picnic---I don't recall any of my neighbors here in Florida stating the "someone needs to do something" line like it was somehow preventable.
I don't recall any looting either on the ones I went through (but Andrew back in '92 evidently had some)
Is this by chance just a Louisiana thing?
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