Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I'm so over Katrina

My more-conservative Good Morning America sincerely disappointed me today with yet another segment on "Katrina: 2 years later."

WHY do we consider people waiting for the government to pull them up out of sinking sand to be NEWS?


RichS said...

I agree, it's time to move on

capper said...

So, does that mean no more memorials to the victims of 9/11, as well?

Really, it was a national tragedy, and it is ongoing. That is news. But they are still covering the death of Elvis 30 years later, and I hear no complaints of that either.

lms said...

Wow, Capper, you just love to mix it up. Katrina was a natural disaster - a hurricane. 9/11 was an act of terrorism. I think both are sad- but the latter is I believe, more devastating -death toll, destruction to our economy, world impact, etc. No one wished Katrina on anyone, but I'm not posting about memorials.

I am talking about the "poor saps" who still live in poverty or haven't cleaned up their homes, whathaveyou, because they are waiting on the government to pick them up from the rubble. AND THEY ARE COMPLAINING TWO YEARS LATER! No one is talking about 9/11 victims and their families. They have moved on and don't expect the federal government to fix something they had no control over in the first place.

Elvis? You want to compare this to Elvis?

And finally, it's called government AID- not life support. The Government isn't responsible for the choices people make after a tragedy. They can only help for a period of time. Then it's time for a little personal responsibility.