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    9/02/2005
    Five hours
    or so ago I turned on the computer to type up some reviews...

    Since I haven't had a chance in a week or so to blog hop I thought I would look around. I should know you can never quickly hop around.

    For the last month or so I have been living some what in a bubble. I have been stressed out, not feeling well and just scattered. I didn't know Katrina had hit until sometime around 1pm on Monday. I haven't watched the news, read the paper, or looked for info online. And after reading what I have over the last few hours, all I really have to say is my problems aren't shit.

    I have a roof over my head, a car outside, food if I want it, a bed to crawl into and if nothing else a family to take me in. So I have seriously wasted a month stressing over nothing.

    I live in Texas. I am not nor have I ever been probush so maybe I see things wrong but if this had happened in Texas, I don't think five days later would look the same as it did in LA. This is America, why is it we seem to be able to take care of the rest of the fucking world but we can't take care of our own?

    This is a book blog, so it will stay about books. But here are a few links that might be of interest:

    RtB has put together a few links if you want to see how you can help. It is great to see so many people coming together to try and do something and provide a way for others to help as well.

    Monica Jackson and I have different views on some things and some people but it seems our political views are very a like. Go figure. She posts here, with some nifty links, and says it better than I think I could.

    Maili is her normal wonderful self and provides us with the positive, or at least some of the good you can find in an event this horrid.

    Kate reminds me why I should read her blog more often.

    This seems to be a live journal from someone still in NO Scary stuff.

    I have to say, having a cop for a father gives me a different view than some. Yes there are some dirty police that don't deserve respect but for the most part these men and women are doing a dangerous job. And they put their life on the line every day they go to work. Same goes for the National Guard or any military.

    You. Do. Not. Shot. At. A. Cop.

    If you do, well you get what you get. And you better have a really good reason in case you live through it. Any man using this as a reason to get away with raping a women, should be shot on site. Not that rape is ever ok but my god you live through the worst experience of your life, you don't know if you are going to live or die, you don't know if your family is ok and to top it off you have to worry about some cocksucker raping you? Hell we shouldn't even waste a bullet on the fuckers, just cut off their prick and let them bleed to death.

    The looting is understandable if you are looking for food, clothes, shelter whatever you need to live and to keep your children alive... but the other shit is doing nothing but making the state and American look bad.

    But when you have nothing, feel like you have been thrown out with the trash and have watched your life float away while your loved ones die, I am not certain how easy it is to hang on to your sanity. How many steps away from Lord of the Flies are we?

    I would like to think all sorts of things about myself if I were to ever end up in that situation. But I would be talking out my ass. The worst things that have every happened to me, don't come close to what these people are going through. And that doesn't take away from any pain I have felt or anyone else has felt from any tragedy in their life but at the end of the day, if you haven't lived it, you don't know for sure what you would do.

    But at this point, I think our main focus should be the victims and helping them as fast as possible. Look at who fucked up what later. We have the rest of forever to assign blame.
    4 Comments:
    1. Amen. God, you've been missed. :) xxx

      By Blogger McVane, at 9/03/2005 05:47:00 AM  

    2. Uh, not that I'm saying you're God... never mind. *headwall*

      By Blogger McVane, at 9/03/2005 05:47:00 AM  

    3. My dad is a cop as well, Sybil. I agree.

      And I saw a program last night, one of the women had been staying at the Superdome but her relatives got her out... she was talking about a child who had been raped and murdered. A fucking child. And that the women were afraid to go to the bathroom without an escort because of gang rape. WTF? This is how you react to your neighbor's suffering? To prey on them.

      On the flip side of things, I also saw the local radios doing donation drives. There were children giving their savings- birthday and christmas money- to help the victims. Tractor trailers full of donations and 500,000 dollars were collected. Now THAT is beautiful.

      By Blogger AngieW, at 9/03/2005 10:10:00 AM  

    4. Maili: missed you too hon and you can call me God anytime ;)

      Angie: It is hard when you hear about the 'bad' cops and they need to be punished harder than any 'reg' person because they are the ones you are suppose to be able to tell your children to go to.

      But their job is life and death everyday and the reasons some of them loss their lives are beyond understanding. So yes, I am very much a if you point a gun at a cop, you need to be disarmed. No matter how the cop needs to do it.

      We need to see the good as well as the bad. But it is hard, everything about this is just hard.

      By Blogger sybil, at 9/03/2005 10:35:00 AM  

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