New Orleans

This post describes a show that I heard a few years back.

I feel bad for the residents of New Orleans, but at the same time, I feel as though they had plenty of warning. I mean on that NPR show, the warnings were extremely extremely dire. The guy was on the border of saying “uh, I would leave now”.

The people who got hit with the Tsunami…… Wow. 300,000 people just taken out without warning.

I feel for the Katrina victims, but they were warned. I mean, even during the last big one a few years back, the highways were crammed. I understand their love of the city, but they could have at least fixed these emergency exit issues. Very sad.

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4 Responses to New Orleans

  1. Jason says:

    It looks to me like most of the middle- and upper-class people got out and the poor people didn’t. If you don’t have the money for gas/bus/train, it might be hard to get to safety.

  2. Jim Mathies says:

    Dru, these folks didn’t have any way of leaving the city! They didn’t have transportation, they didn’t have credit for a hotel, they didn’t have anyplace to go. So they stayed. They really didn’t have any other option. Your views on things in New Orleans are, well, IMHO, pathetically short sighted.

  3. Jim Mathies says:

    Dammit, I gotta keep ranting on this. Sorry, but it has to be said. The rich white folk who live in New Orleans? Their sitting across the street from me in their beach house, drinking a beer, watching CNN. The poor? Their dieing in New Orleans. This weekend I’ll be volunteering at my local Catholic Church, helping those less fortunate than my neighbors. What are you doing, besides stepping up on your soap box and chastising those less fortunate than you?

  4. dru says:

    So when there was a hurricane in Florida, the same thing happened? Who is the governor of Florida again?

    This situation was known way in advance and I feel for the poor out there, I really do. I’m busy supporting 4 people all the time and there is nothing much I can do other than donate money (like the Tsunami). I’m glad that you are helping out.

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