Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Workin' in Loozie Anna
Oh, I have no doubt. One of the guys on our crew broke down and cried over this stuff today. There are children's toys floating around in the water, and it got to him. I myself got pretty choked up when we toured a trailer park and saw that to be poor and proud is a bitch - a lot of these people were living in what is left of their homes, with old vans and campers rigged to shambles. The insured had workman everywhere. Those used to getting government help were living in FEMA trailers. But there are many people who just live in what is left, doing the best they could with what little they have left.
I personnally went thru a ton of stress during the Katrina crisis in Houston while working for the Red Cross. Our whole unit was on PTSD meds for months after. I came to the conclusion that there is something inherently and monstoursly evil about hurricanes.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address