Thursday, September 01, 2005

Dogcatcher responds:



You would not walk a mile outside of the TOURIST AREAS of New Orleans when they had a fully operating police force, so your downplaying of the crime situation there now is laughable -- and goes to show you can do the same contortions our Prez does for his many illusions. And you think they're just hitting Circuit City? Why don't you put your personal posessions out there and see how long they last with you guarding them --or for that matter how long you last. Get real or stick with the fantasy world.
--The DogCatcher


A more than fair point, DogCatcher (other than you assuming I am some sort of wuss, other than the total bad-ass that I am.) Actually looting of people's houses in inexcusable and unforgivable. My outrage on this point (which I should have clarified) is primary toward people like Sean Hannity, seeing people with nothing but the shirts on their back taking shoes from a flood-ravaged Foot Locker and asking "hypothetically" if "these people should be shot."

I will also say, as a person whose parents lost a home to a flood in 1996, and who was on hand for the recovery effort, and who also was in a flood in 1986, and part of that clean-up effort, that the devastation is inconcievable (and this was just a flood, not a hurricane.) The worst things to lose are the things like wedding photos, yearbooks, baby pictures, prom pictures. Pretty much everything else can be replaced. (Er, and pets, too. We lost a kitty in that flood, its corpse found floating in the bedroom closet.) Had what remained of our house been looted, I doubt I would have words for the sense of despair and violation I would have felt.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Up-starts, up-smarts and other cranks & dilettantes adorn a media scene once renown for excellence, so this journal will attempt to point out the more obvious foibles of the local press to our gentle readers ...
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Paul

Anonymous said...

I think we can all agree that Sean Hannity is some sort of insect that has assumed human form. I'm certain if Colmes would just have the guts to spray hannity with Raid for 5 seconds -- the truth would be out. We can agree Bush has and is wasting unbelievable amounts of money in Iraq and this disaster is just one more reason why such dumb moves should not be made with such little thought.
People, though, should not steal. As a country we need to know when things get bad, the guy down the street isnt waiting to pillage and rape.
P.S. why did you use the old picture of me before I lost all the weight. Media bias.
---The DogCatcher