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found done in needlepoint on Mel's Front Porch: I Pledge Alligence to the Constitution of the United States of America. And to the Republic for which it guarantees, One Nation, Undeniable, with Liberty, Truth, and Justice for All.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Saints are Marchin' In, but the Devil's still in Charge

Or I should properly say devils. It's been a long melancholy day down in the Big Easy, where not much is easy anymore. Under the best of conditions, recovery from a disaster the magnitude of Katrina would be an uphill struggle. Unfortunately, as we saw during the initial crisis and its immediate aftermath, this gang in DC and their cronies, inside the government and out, seem determined to make the polar opposite of good decisions. Especially when they are lots a' cash dolla' bills to go around. Make no mistake. There is truly no human suffering these swine can't figure out how to turn a profit off of.

Just makes me all warm inside every time I hear Chucklenuts (as Mike Malloy calls the Prez) yakkin' about the "evildoers". I think the shrinks call that projection.

In another notable case of pot calling kettle black, today Dumbsfeld celebrated the anniversary of the biggest debacle of this administration by having the nerve to accuse people opposing the war on Iraq of being morally and intellectually confused. To paraphrase Al Franklin, I'm pretty sure this hate speech says more about Rummy than it does about us.

So enough for those bastards; we'll sort them out soon enough. In the spirit of the day, and since I am sponsoring a contest (see previous post), I thought I would offer the good folk of the Crescent City a little love:

N'Awlins, you will survive, come what may
Spirit strong, even tho' blue today
Let FEMA be rotten
You are not forgotten
You will laissez les bons temps rouler!


Blogger enigma4ever said...

great limerick...and Nipsey would so get you Mel- and your Southern Humor and angst...I am sending folks your way...I am just not feeling poetic- too unforgiving...too angst filled...But I needed a laugh..and I am glad that you helped me laugh tonight...Thank you ....

10:52 PM  
Blogger meldonna said...

I know how you feel; I've been listening to too much Air America these you can probably tell! The limericks are just salve to keep me from bawling.

This has to be said -- even with the feds concentrating on distributing all the ongoing relief/rebuilding money for the Gulf in a weird pyrimid/ponzi scheme sub-sub-sub-sub-contracting (just like Iraq), the people are slowly but stubbornly going about rebuilding their homes and lives. Too many who are part of the diaspora haven't had a chance to make it back, but mark my words: hard as they try, the Bushi'ites can NOT exterminate the Creole. And Shrub will finally have to smell the chickory when we throw his ass UNDER THE JAIL.

And him in church today 'taking responsibility for the federal response'. What, did somebody pull his finger? It's still just more hot gas.

Damn. I should have made a limerick out of that.

Au revoir, y'all.

11:43 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Thanks Meldonna. The thugs will have to pay up sooner or later. Come November, I predict the backlash will shock those idiots, and they still won't get it.

6:17 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Couple of minutes ago I was watching a special filmed down in NO. This was on C-span and it was a tour of what's left in the 9th ward. There are houses that have caved in and no one has yet been there to take them down and see if there are any dead people inside them. This special was filmed earlier this month. Just house after house with weeds growing up and no life. It was hard to believe I was hearing about and seeing something in this country. It's a terrible ugly shame, that dead people could be rotting down there and no one seems to even care.

This administration should be put in prison for neglect, among other crimes.

6:36 AM  
Blogger azgoddess said...


and i'm not sure if this is the right forum to say this

but i've been thinking

trying to look at the positive of horrendous things that have happened in NOLA...

in watching spike lee's documentary -- i've been thinking that if the spirit of NOLA went out into the rest of the country -- kind-of like the buddist monks having to leave tibet...

you see, these people are like ambassadors of their spirit

and when they were scattered to the winds - the ones we come in contact with -- help educate and enlighten us...

12:41 PM  
Blogger meldonna said...

You're not wrong, a.g. What worries me is the profound trauma these folks have been though. One of the things (among many) that are keeping people from returning to NOLA is the lack of medical care, much less mental health care.

With that, on top of all the other challenges, it is quite difficult to get back and get on. If Bush would spend half as much time and attention on practical needs as he does on photo ops, this might be different.

Another reason to feel angry we got cheated out of President Al. Smart money says he would have retained the highly competent staff and directors at FEMA that Bill had assembled, which means, even given the deplorable state of the levees, the loss of life would have been greatly diminished, and the neighborhoods would be well on their way to recovery, instead of in the state PoP points out. In a just world, Bush and his boyars would be up in charges of negligent homicide, hundreds of times over.

donnie: I hope you are right about November. I noticed on the evening news they keep mentioning that gas prices are going down...may even get down close to two bucks a gallon in the next few months. Far be it from me to suggest that the oil market could be manipulated in an election cycle...

Cheaper gas won't undrown anybody, though.

6:13 PM  

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