Hotty Toddy

This blog is all things that affect the life of a college student, be it political events, technology, or life in general. You will be forced to read whatever it is that I'm thinking about when I sit down at my computer, and in doing so you will be transported back in time to your hippie college years or wherever you came from. Happy reading.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Hurricane Help

Last Thursday I went down to the Mississippi coast to help with the continuing cleanup from Hurricane Katrina, and I was appalled by the lack of progress that has taken place. We drove down to the Bay St. Louis/Waveland area, some of the places hardest hit by the storm, and there is still complete devastation. People still live in tents, without running water or electricity, and it seems like the event has been completely forgotten by the nation (save the ongoing "tragedy" of the New Orleans Saints). This is America, people! How can this happen? Who cares about running an election in the Middle East when we have hundreds of thousands of refugees from our own country in poverty with the winter approaching? The American government should get down here and do more than send money (which is great and everyone should contribute), they should also use their influence to actually get things running again. How long do these people have to wait to have a place to live again? 1 year? More? While we sit around worrying about how many rights the Patriot Act denies or trying to use Congress to change the BCS in college football, these Americans are living with nothing at all. Many have lost everything they have worked their entire life for, and it's not like insurance is just going to make everything better. These people need our help, and I consider it a national tragedy that we haven't done more to make this situation right again.

6 Comments:

At 11:34 PM, Anonymous mimi said...

i'm commenting on your blog. steven n is a loser... =)

 
At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Catherine said...

I'm also commenting on your blog. ^_~

 
At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Catherine said...

just not ever gonna update, now are ya?

 
At 6:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

steven you sound very interesting. i would like to eventually find out if you're still alive. post more.

 
At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

one would think, since it's been a month that you'd have posted again by now! geez

 
At 12:08 AM, Blogger vgterry said...

Oh Steven, years later.. how about you update the world on your travels and adventures, eh? I know I know, it's up to me to carry on your abbreviated legacy through my blogging..

 

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