Wednesday, September 07, 2005

We Failed You? Try Again

Anne Rice blames America, not local officials.

"To my country I want to say this: During this crisis you failed us. You looked down on us; you dismissed our victims; you dismissed us. You want our Jazz Fest, you want our Mardi Gras, you want our cooking and our music. Then when you saw us in real trouble, when you saw a tiny minority preying on the weak among us, you called us "Sin City," and turned your backs.” — novelist and New Orleans resident Anne Rice

Let me get this straight.

Ms. Rice, you live in (what was) a very attractive city which lies below sea level. On one side you have a giant lake; on the other side you have the Gulf of Mexico. Running through the middle is the Mississippi River. All of which are above you.

Preventing those giant bodies of water from flooding and drowning you are levees. These levees are described as “century-old.” People have been warning about the devastating effects of a direct hit from a hurricane for decades.

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Blogger airforcewife said...

Here's Anne Rice's problem:

She writes homoerotic books about vampires (and I have to confess to having read quite a few of them) and then lets TOM CRUISE of all people play the lead bloodsucker. She also gets a yearly brainscan because she "doesn't feel right" and then puts it on a t-shirt and gives it to her friends.

So, you know, I'm not inclined to nod sagely at her utterances.

7:32 PM  
Blogger semite1973 said...

She should just stick to vampire books.

8:57 PM  

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