ShannenB (shannenb) wrote,


So, has some really heartbreaking video of the president of Jefferson Parish near New Orleans breaking down sobbing as he describes how one of his employees mother drowned Friday night waiting for help.

But, in that same interview, the governor of Mississippi says that in his state, federal officials have been quick to act since Monday night, they've given him what he asks for, and they've been very helpful. Now, he's a Republican, so is he just spouting the party line, or is that true and there *has* been help getting through but because of lack of communication one place is getting all the help while another gets none?

On another note, once again Anne Rice proves yet again that she could really benefit from a copy editor:

But to my country I want to say this: During this crisis you failed us. You looked down on us; you dismissed our victims; you dismissed us. You want our Jazz Fest, you want our Mardi Gras, you want our cooking and our music. Then when you saw us in real trouble, when you saw a tiny minority preying on the weak among us, you called us "Sin City," and turned your backs.

Well, we are a lot more than all that. And though we may seem the most exotic, the most atmospheric and, at times, the most downtrodden part of this land, we are still part of it. We are Americans. We are you.

Anne, honey--I see the other states opening their doors to victims. I see average Joes pitching in donating time, money, clothing, food, their own homes, etc to victims. I see people doing everything they can do to help. So, your country didn't fail you, didn't look down on you, didn't turn their back on you. Your government may have, but your country didn't, and so on behalf of everyone who comprises what you refer to as "my country" who has pitched in, I offer a hearty does of STFU. When the world needs another cliched vampire book, we'll look you up, OK?

Oh, and get a copy editor, because a copy editor would have pointed out to you that you probably meant to insult the government and not every citizen of the United States.

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