August 30th, 2005

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I've been stuck to the news and the Internet since Sunday night. It's time like these when I just can't get enough of either... regardless of how little or how much they tell me.

Either through direct communication or talking to friends of friends, I think I've accounted for everyone I know from New Orleans and southeast Louisiana. This is a relief. Many of my friends from college either live there or have family there... And I have a deep love of the area. It's tough to just sit and watch the havoc that this hurricane has caused. I'm a man of action -- that's why I became a firefighter. I want to drive south and do something... anything. Trying to know what's going on from 500 miles away sucks.

The following links are more or less for my reference... so I can stop having 11 browser windows open at once. Of course, they don't belong to me, so use 'em if you want more information about the area.

WDSU, Channel 6 - New Orleans

WWL, Channel 4 - New Orleans

KHOU, Channel 11 - Houston (Featuring streaming video of WWL)

WWL - St. Charles Parish Message Board

WWL - LaFourche Parish Message Board

WWL - Jefferson Parish Message Board

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What the hell

I'm watching aerial footage of looters in New Orleans. These two fat, lazy women have loaded up a box so full of crap that they don't have the energy to drag it with them. Less than 20 yards out of the store, they're already giving up on their loot.

I'll be honest... if I was trapped in a situation like that, perhaps finding food and drinking water would be a priority -- regardless of how I had to obtain it. However, why on earth -- when your house is flooded, your streets are flooded and your city is shut down -- are you stealing clothes and videos and shit you don't need? How are you going back to your pad to watch Lilo & Stitch when you've gotta swim to get home?

It could probably be said that the two groups that did not evacuate are those that were unable and those that were too stupid. I'm obviously watching the latter. Fuckers.
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