So i leave for a week and i come back to find that the whole world has changed and is in complete upheaval.
While we heard about the disaster on the Gulf Coast out on the playa, the true depth of the situation didn't really hit me until coming back home and seeing the multitude of images flashing on the television screen.
The toll on humanity is really beyond the grasp of anything i've ever seen before in my life and while i have a much better understanding of what has happened now that i've returned to civilization, it's clear this is a monumental tragedy of epic proportions.
My emotions were already in a state of upheaval upon returning to my 'real life,' but seeing it all eventually caused me to break down in tears in sympathy for the costs on humanity this has wrought.
of course, i'm thankful that, thus far, nobody i know was killed or lost their home, (though i do have a friend who lived in New Orleans that i haven't heard from since this whole thing started, but we haven't spoken in several years, so i'm not necessarily surprised by the lack of communication -- still, i wonder...), but this could just as easily could have been here or in Florida, where my grandmother resides or...wherever.
I'm also very fucking angry about the lack of immediate response by my government and i'm heartened that people are speaking out and saying the things that need to be said - this administration completely blew it.
At least idiot FEMA director Michael Brown has been yanked but this administration needs to take responsibility for its disastrous handling of the situation.
Fuck you, "President" Bush, you uncaring slime. FUCK YOU.
Go Fuck yourself, Mr. Cheney. Go Fuck Yourself.
ADDITION: What happened to the guy who told Cheney to go fuck himself - Click Here
Scott McClellan is a Whore
Laura Bush calls Katrina Hurricane Corrina TWICE
(Thanks to Crooks and Liars for the above links - a great site to keep up-to-date on all the lies and spin being spewed by the Bush Assministration)
go fuck yourself barbara bush
Other shit has been happening, you know.
Hunter Thompson's near-suicide note
i call it his near-suicide note because it was written 4 days before he offed himself.
but it does ring with a bit of finality, to be sure.
maybe he did do the right thing, as fucked as that sounds.