We apologize for the inconvienience

August 31, 2005 at 6:17 PM (Uncategorized)

But this blog has had to be remodeled due to a minor Spam attack. Comments now require word verification…Which I know ***** for visually impaired persons, but it’s the only way to keep the ads for **** , ***** and *** appearing as comments on my blog.

In addition if this continues, I’m going to consider turning off anonymous comments…But I really really don’t want to do that, so here’s hoping the word verification works.

Thank you,

The Management

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Four walls

August 31, 2005 at 4:59 PM (Katrina) (, )

I imagine people around the country are finding good things about their homes, much more so than this time last week.

I have four walls, painted a uniform white, four rooms that I share, nothing of interest on the walls, partially due to prior lazines and partially due to my new limitations.

I have power. And drinkable water. Internet access and TV. Food when necessary. I look out and see my lawn, well watered, but essenitally dry.

I see the buses go past my place (now if only my scooter would fit on one.)

I love my four walls I really do.

I cannot imagine the disconnect, the dislocation felt by the survivors.

I hope the government response arrives in the Gulf cost area soon, to slow the casualty count and aid in reconstructing levees, and rebuilding neighborhoods.

The trapped feeling they must have in the Superdome. Thank God they’re moving those folks.

The danger of those who said, to hell with the rules and took up arms.

And that count of the lost which won’t be known until later.

And the population that concerns me the most. How many of the disabled got out, or got to a shelter? And how many will be counted among the lost?

If our people didn’t escape, does that make the planners bad people?

We *have* to be a line item in every government produced document with ‘Evacuation’ written at the top.

How will a government, a society commit to rescuing a population that is sometimes socially invisible? I don’t know. But they’d better darn well start, going forward.

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Edited Out

August 31, 2005 at 4:11 PM (Uncategorized) (, , )

Read the latest way that the disability community’s concerns over Judge Roberts nomination are being edited out…over at Edge Centric.

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Current news on the hurricane

August 30, 2005 at 10:45 PM (Katrina)

Via Nola.com

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Decency

August 30, 2005 at 7:11 PM (Katrina)

I resent the implication I’ve seen on some of the blogs with the opposite political view of my own, that only they and their corporations are “decent,” giving of their time and funds for this disaster.

Everyone is appalled by this and everyone wants to help, irrespective of political /social/religious affiliation.

No one helps anyone by “politicizing” a disaster of this magnitude. It’s awful and the survivors need our support, and nothing else, *nothing* on the right or the left should enter into it.

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