When the Going Gets Tough

Rioting and civil chaos is not only a problem in Louisiana right now, it's a problem in the mainstream media. It never ceases to amaze me that during a time of crisis and intense human suffering, some would choose to worsen that by destroying property and stealing from others. It's true that times of trial show people's character. All that to say, it's not only a physical rebellion we're dealing with. Some have chosen to wield their pen as only a crazy, wannabe drunken ninja would.

Yesterday, on the Drudge Report, there was a headline (that, for all intents and purposes, never was developed into a full fledged story) about people being outraged that Secty. of State Condoleeza Rice was at the Monty Python musical farce, Spamalot. Apparently, those who were also in attendance were outraged that she was. Does this make any sense??? The people who were there were incensed she was there. Call me smart, but that doesn't add up, Watson. She was reportedly "laughing her head off while thousands were suffering in La." I guess I should feel condemned for watching Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List yesterday. There will be no mirth, joy or anything more than half smiles, people!! None of that!

Give me a break. Yes, it's absolutely devastating what is happening right now, but that doesn't mean that we must wallow in their plight. We do things to help and keep our economy up and running as best we can. The eager masochists that are liberals can cry themselves to sleep about G.W. causing Hurricane Katrina and whatever else they need to whine about. I'm going to give my money to charity and pray that this is fully restored as soon as possible.

I would be remiss not to mention the other lunacy I read coming from the left. Look, I'm not going to say that the Right doesn't have it's loonies. But I'm pretty sure if we rounded all our loonies up on both sides, the Left would outnumber us 10 hippies to 1 redneck. No question.

This is a classic example of the rhetorical rioting that is occurring in the media. If you can call the "Huffington Post" the media. One writer, term used as loosely as the term actress would apply to Paris Hilton, told of the horrors faced by black La. residents. He says, "It is reported that black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive." LOL. Of course he doesn't say where it was reported or if there was any validity to the story. That would be no fun. That would be responsible reporting. Why bother? The man's a nut. If you need a good and infuriating read, this is your guy. The comments are even better.

This American crisis is showing people's true colors. There are those who are looting stores, furthering pain and suffering. There are those who are heartbroken and have come to the rescue, either physically or financially. And there are those who fake their heartbreak only to curse the land that allows them the freedom to do just that. To the first and last, I say, France is accepting citizenship papers. I'll mail them to you.

Posted by Portia at September 2, 2005 01:24 PM | TrackBack

now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

I've stopped arguing with them, any more, and now I just let them keep going and going till they've made fools of themselves.

we're going to have to redefine Godwin's Law.

Posted by: MacStansbury at September 2, 2005 01:45 PM