Friday, September 02, 2005

Relief Efforts
So, finally the relief efforts have stepped up...almost a week after the hurricane. Mr. President cut back his vacation (yet another) a "full two days" to do nothing but fly over in his plane.

This whole time he has been calmly stating that everything is being taken care of...while people are dying from lack of water and food.

Now that he is under criticism for acting slowly, all of the sudden, he is upset and saying that the relief efforts are not enough. Now, all of the sudden, he is stepping foot on disaster soil. He should have been the first one down there in New Orleans to show his dedication to helping citizens he is sworn to lead and protect.

And it's not just him. I don't normally blog about politics and I am not really intending to now, but I am just so sickened by this whole deal.

Red Cross has been helping, others have been helping, but the organization has been slaphazard. It is understandable. It's not every day a city is flooded for so long and closed down and riddled with anarchists who terrorize the victims left in the city with guns and desperation. Good people resorting to looting just to feed themselves and their children, they aren't the problem. It's the criminals with the guns.

I hope that this relief effort today does the job, but I can't help but feel it is a little too late for a lot of people that might not have died if they had received organized help a lot sooner.

Sorry for venting, but I promise, I will try to let this be the last time. This blog is meant to be pleasant and creative.
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I'm just a mom of two, a crafter of jewelry, and to keep my sanity among the Yankees (kidding)I write southern-themed poetry, short stories and memoirs. I have been published on the web on sites such as USA Deep South, Southern Humorists, Muscadine Lines - A Southern Journal, Mosaic Minds and Long Story Short. I am also a contributor in Dew on the Kudzu and Weight-Loss Articles.com where I write dieting humor.

And this is my blog... Kudzu, funny family stories, poems, family ghosts, snakes, sun-kissed southern memories all inside! Plus some travel reviews, recipes and more! I also make handcrafted jewelry! Check out my jewelry blog - Colors of the Woods

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