Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Random Sadness du Jour

I watched Spike Lee's documentary film When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts over the last two nights. Oh my.

I didn't know what to expect other than a reminder wave of sadness and anger and grief, and while it was all that my feelings 4 long hours (and nearly a year) later are of such profound sadness. Sadness for the people who were terribly and dramatically and permanently affected by Katrina. Sadness and thanks for the people who did their best to help in so many ways. Sadness and anger at the Bush "administration" (From Skippy-the-Pinhead-Boy to Dr. Evil and FEMA on down) who failed the Gulf Coast and America once again. People died in their own homes and it could - and should have been prevented.

If the people who control the planes and tanks and troops and billions of our tax dollars couldn't protect these people - OUR PEOPLE from something they could see coming for DAYS, what do you think they can do to prevent a war or even the real threat of terror? What have they done in a year since Katrina?

You can still help by donating to organizations that get things done like Habitat for Humanity.

Also important, please register, take the time to LEARN about the candidates (not just the soundbites and commercials) and vote, wherever you may be.

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