Sunday, September 04, 2005

Applause For Some For Some, For Others Not So Much

Applause For Some, For Others Not So Much

Ok, I don’t want this blog to be political, but the Southern Belle has a right to sound off about the South.  Now that the President has finally gotten around to helping all those poor people in New Orleans, Mississippi, and Alabama, why isn’t he using his bully pulpit to get other states to take evacuees?  Texas can’t take them all.  I know offers have been dribbling in, but the politicians need prodding.  Taking in refugees, finding them housing, and giving them hope is never easy.  

On the positive side, kudos to all those selfless volunteers, the nurses, doctors, policemen, firemen, and all the volunteers who stayed.  And hats off to those amazing men from the Coast Guard who hung from helicopters and scooped people from rooftops.  Last but not least, applause for the Gumbo Krewe, who went to New York after 9/11 to serve food to the first responders.  By Wednesday they had their pots boiling in their hometown of Norco, about ten miles west of the New Orleans Airport.  With donations from Whole Foods they served plates of red beans and rice and bowls of chicken gumbo to the relief workers and anyone else who needed to something to eat.

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