thought i'd try to get something posted while blogger wasn't slow as shit. if i wasn't so cheap, i'd get a different blog- but you get what you pay for and blogger is free. anyhoo, i probably shouldn't post as i am a bit grumpy right now. it has rained for almost 4 days straight. we had a bit of a reprieve today but it is clouding up and i think we are expecting the remnants of ernesto. not good news for folks cleaning up after the flood in june.
that whole thing coupled with the katrina thing got me thinking- especially after our esteemed leaders keep saying that americans shouldn't expect anymore help from the government. it steams me. not that i think everyone should get a handout- that isn't what i am saying. i think that most of us- through our taxes- pay into a system that is supposed to be there for us. that entity is given money in good faith and we expect certain things for our money. when that entity basically says "fuck you" after we have paid into it- i call that theft. where is the money that was given to help the folks in the gulf coast region and the upstate new york region? why do we have to go it alone and not expect the money that we put into the system? why are more people not screaming at the tops of their lungs to impeach or indict these 'people?'
we, as americans, have a reputation around the world as folks who pitch in after catastrophes. we did, indeed, pitch in after katrina and help our fellow citizens. where is the money? the folks around my area are selling out or rebuilding- could take forever to get any assistance from the government. now, again, i am not saying we should pay forever or give free handouts. i am saying that these folks survived the hurricane- it was the manmade levees that broke. the same levees that should have been fixed years ago. mississippi is back on it's feet- because those folks survived the hurricane too. guess what? no levees. for negligence and willful ignorance combined with causing pain and suffering- i think that our government should help the folks in louisiana. they can have my share that i have paid into the system with my taxes.