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There's a Grizzly who has escaped the City of Brotherly Love..(and she's going back to homeschooling!!)

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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Anarchy in New Orleans

They're sending in the troops - finally.

My God. What a horrific situation. The criminals have got the upper hand and it's time that they stand down. Everywhere you go there are those who only understand the wrong end of a shotgun. We are happy to oblige. This crap wouldn't be happening if we had a Frank Rizzo in charge.

Everyone in my little sphere is speechless about the devastation and suffering of those who would not or could not leave when the evacuation was ordered. Yesterday we were glued to our TV's just looking in horror at scenes from hell in New Orleans, Mobile, Biloxi. Even my good neighbor leftist. We commiserated early in the a.m. - 2:07 a.m. to be exact - through the screen door. He and I and many others feel a strange urge to hop in the car and go down there to help. Some way - any way. These people and thousands like them need our help. Please just imagine for a minute what it would be like to be stuck on your roof for 3 days with babies. Sweltering heat, stench, fires burning, little to eat or drink if you're lucky, armed criminals looting, raping, killing.

We will have to make do with donating what we can. Here are some ideas:

Home School Foundation has established a Hurricane Emergency Response program to help homeschooling families who have suffered great losses. Donate online at: HSLDA. Thanks Karen at The Thomas Institute for this information.


The Salvation Army is ALWAYS there to help. I was very impressed with this organizations help after 9/11. They were there giving everything FREE of charge to those who needed it and with very little publicity. The Salvation Army will take clothing donations for their thrift shops which in turn provides monetary support for the many ways that they help every day. See this link for information about donating items in this way.

Craig's list has been set up so that if you have some space to take citizens from New Orleans in - you may indicate your willingness here. Thanks Steven at Madam for this info.

We are Americans and we will help. We always help and gladly so. We WANT to help anyone who needs it. There are MANY worthy private organizations who are there to help. We will be able to send a mere 20 dollars and a lot of prayers. I'm sure we'll squeeze some more out next payday.

God bless America and God protect the innocents in New Orleans, Mobile, Biloxi and all other areas devastated by this storm.

**UPDATE**

The Common Room has an entry up with names and addresses of shelters that would welcome the items listed in their entry. Take a look at it and see if there are a few things that you would be able to send.

11 Comments:

Blogger DV said...

Monica,

I watch what is happening with the same emotions as you. I see bravery, selflessness, extraordinary caring - values I associate with the best of the US.
However, I also see lawless scum taking advantage of the situation, I see morally bankrupt leftists using it to bash Bush, I see a left wing media in full moonbat mode ... and all my sympathy and modest contributions go to those who are trying to do their best. I despise the European coverage of this - it is using race and politics to score petty points.

02 September, 2005 17:03  
Blogger CA said...

How do you put the word verification application on the comment page?

02 September, 2005 23:38  
Blogger CA said...

Never mind. I figured it oput.

This Craigs List so quite a deal. Donna and I have a spare bedroom in our mobile but we're in a senior park and I don't think they'd let a kid stay here. And we are in California. It's something to think about.

02 September, 2005 23:49  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Thanks for your comment and your support David. A BIG thank you. I'm beside myself about what people are saying about the US and our president. I'm beside myself that the race card is being played. This is an extremely horrific disaster and truth be told the LOCAL government did not rise to the occasion. (The federal gov't HAS) However the people were told that if they did not evacuate the possibility that they may not be reached for days was a good one.

I feel for the people who would have had a hard time leaving. I'm sure that many large cities have plans in place that would help those unable to get out. No matter what there will be people who refuse to go. There are still people in New Orleans who are refusing to leave and will probably have to be forcibly removed.

The lawless scum are being dealt with - quite harshly I'm sure - right now. It doesn't take much for them to scurry back into their holes. A double barrel shotgun pointing at them is a potent persuader.

All we can do is send what we can. Asking the American people to reach out and help is like turning a fire hydrant on. Soon it will all be flowing where it is most needed and it will be by and large the private citizens of this country who will save the day.

CA - I'm glad you figured it out. So many spam commenters popping up everywhere. The Craigs list is an interesting idea. I never would have thought of it. Steven at Madam was thinking of ways he would be able to help. Monetary giving is not possible for many but it's the things we can do that make a big difference, too.

03 September, 2005 00:12  
Blogger City Troll said...

great toon on cox and forkum sums it all up

http://www.coxandforkum.com/

03 September, 2005 00:20  
Blogger The Sparky said...

I think Brits and others around the world can and should send practical things anything from toothbrushes to can openers! I think sometimes these things are of more use than money. I am going to send a cheque to the USA embassy here in London. But would like to donate some every day items as well. I’m sure many people around the world would loved to send small items direct as well. Bloggers could advertise the best central point to send useful everyday stuff. Any ideas on a central address to send such things?

03 September, 2005 16:50  
Blogger Gina said...

you got that right about RIZZO , he took no crap , too bad we do not have another like him , he is a legend here in Philly .. Ihate whats happened to New Orleans and the surrounding communities , hope for the best out come for the people that have made it through this ..

03 September, 2005 23:06  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Sparky, see the link in my update to this current entry. It's titled the Common Room. There are addresses of shelters and a list of items they need.

Thank you Sparky.

I am livid about this Gina. I am livid that LA apparently had no emergency plan in this time of supposed disaster readiness. I am livid that the Governor of LA and the Mayor of New O. are blaming Bush for their own mismanagement. People died because they couldn't get their thumbs out of their asses. It's a disgrace.

03 September, 2005 23:28  
Blogger Gina said...

well of course they were warned Bush warned the governer .. what the heck did they do ... nothing .. now they are calling it a racial issue ..yeah that is the first thing they grasp at ... I am tired of hearing it .

04 September, 2005 19:11  
Blogger skye said...

***SIGH***

I go on vacation for a week and the Moonbats are running the asylum!

Americans will do what Americans do: rolling up their sleeves and rebuilding New Orleans.

I heard briefly the the Red Cross is receiving monetary aid from several Nations. I am positive france is not one of these nations.

What I am not clear on, and I hope the posters in this thread could help, is how much michael moore, cindy sheehan, jane fonda, george soros, susan sarandon, toad, and bruiser(our lovable trolls) have donated to the victims of Katrina?

One more tidbit:

Chief Justice Rhenquist has died?
Look out! Libs heads will be exploding at the idea that our President, George W. Bush, will have the opportunity to fill TWO Scotus seats!

05 September, 2005 01:28  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Welcome back Skye. I only wish we had better news to give you upon your arrival...

It's been a rough week in the US.

05 September, 2005 13:02  

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