Wednesday, January 24, 2007

After all these months, people in New Orleans don't know if they can return to their neighborhoods. The city is a mess.

Here on the Gulf Coast, debris remains untouched, FEMA trailers abound, families wrangle with insurance companies for help rebuilding and huge stretches of land remain empty.

The President didn't mention us in the State of the Union.

Old news, not fashionable, difficult and complex problem....We are off the radar.

Aghast,

St. C

9 comments:

nightwoodkitty said...

I thought about that, too. My area (liberal college town in a Red State)sports many bumper stickers that say "Heckuva Job, GOP" w/hurricane symbol. Many of us haven't forgotten.

PPB said...

I know that it's not the same as actual policy change, but my church pays every week, and the kids at hte chapel pray every day. If we remember, why can't W?

Anonymous said...

i fear that mississippi has never really been on the radar since the storm (minus the occaisional casino special interest story). we must be careful, however to notice that the democratic response only contained a brief mention of needing to pay attention to new orleans in its opening comments...

Anonymous said...

You know, I noticed that he didn't mention hurricane victims last night, too. He also never said, (at least I didn't hear it)the usual beginning to the State of the Union address, "the state of the Union is strong." I found that to be very interesting.

reverendmother said...

You serious? No mention at all?

[shaking head in shame]

Anonymous said...

It just makes me sick.

Bag Lady said...

Sad to say, I'm not surprised. But I am saddened.

I'm also in awe of your ability to watch the S of the U address -- I simply haven't got the stomach for watching or hearing the man.

Sue said...

Oh my. How very sad.

Anonymous said...

Ditto bag lady........

And you're not alone. The Hawaiian island of Kauai is still coming back from Hurrican Iniki that hit in '91 I think it was (I was there so you'd think I'd remember better). Not as many people involved or as much tragedy though. Plus all the hurricanes since. It is very sad. Our species does not excel in follow-through.

Aghast as well,