Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006


Comments from readers on Wednesday’s blog:

[info]choco_rachel
2006-08-02 09:55 pm (local) (link) FreezeScreen
My friend Grace moved back to New Orleans around February, and she says that it’s quite a mess still. And it really doesn’t help that quite a good chunk of people who received money from FEMA spent it on Hooters & porn.

I’m actually part of a political b
logs for teens. If you wanna check it out…

it’s the blue state observer.

If you want to blog along with us, you can e-mail the editor BEN at ben@benjamingoodman.com

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Thanks for the link
[info]polteentidbits
2006-08-02 10:13 pm (local) (link) DeleteFreeze
I really like your site!

My friend Grace moved back to New Orleans around February, and she says that it’s quite a mess still. And it really doesn’t help that quite a good chunk of people who received money from FEMA spent it on Hooters & porn.

I’m actually part of a political blogs for teens. If you wanna check it out…

it’s the blue state observer.

If you want to blog along with us, you can e-mail the editor BEN at ben@benjamingoodman.com

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Why aren’t you supporting the democratic candidate?
[info]polteentidbits
2006-08-02 10:16 pm (local) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Hi Choco Rachel

Why aren’t yo
u supporting the democratic candidate?

—Freckles

http://www.powersandmorrison.com/Blogs-MainPages/Blogs-Freckles.html

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Re: Why aren’t you supporting the democratic candidate?
[info]choco_rachel
2006-08-03 10:49 am (local) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
You can call me Rachel ;)

Well, I’m actually going to San Antonio today to ask people who they’re planning on voting for and whether they even know who Chris Bell is. The problem is that nobody knows his name, and we might as well help support a less-than-perfect candidate than one who is so unknown that there’s nothing to help him, even the 3% of votes he’s going to get. I haven’t done much research on Carol Keeton Strayhorn or Rick Perry, but I know that since Rick Perry was basically appointed by George W. Bush, we can’t trust him. So that leaves us with Strayhorn.

I suppose I’d better do some more research….

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From a “grownup”…nah, I’ll NEVER grow up!
(Anonymous)
2006-08-03 12:06 pm (local) (link) DeleteFreezeUnscreen
Great blog. I’d like to commend our future leaders here for caring enough to even think about service to your fellow citizens. The response by the administration to the Katrina disaster is just one more example of their incompetence but more so, of their genuine lack of compassion. When you raise awareness of this, as you have by writing
and looking for ways to help, THAT’S compassion…THAT’S empathy…THAT’S what citizenship is about as well as action. All of you give me hope for the future. Thank you.

Rkymtnmary

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How many of us helped out or gave money during hurricane Katrina? Probably most of us, right? But tons of the people who lost their houses and their things are still not OK yet. They have nowhere to go home to in Mississippi and Louisiana and they can’t find jobs there. FEMA gave them smelly trailers (if they have anything) and a lot are still living in tents. The government isn’t doing much and the money that Americans gave last year is running out.

I am going to start a collection at my high school to give to the organizations that ARE rebuilding Louisiana and Mississippi, and I hope you can too. Next week I will post a list at this site of some of
those organizations.

Please write to your congress representatives and senators and tell them we can’t forget about the people who are still suffering because of the hurricane and the floods. You don’t have to tell them how old you are, but you do have to have a zip code in their region for them to listen to you.

Click on the word Wednesday at the top of this post if you want to offer other ideas about how we can keep remembering the PEOPLE whose lives were changed from Katrina.  —Freckles

Are we there for oil to get more expensive? Are we there so Bush can eventually go to Iraq? Are we there because Bush’s friends needed new no-bid contracts? Are we there for a permanent place in the mid-east? I don’t have any idea. But it had nothing to do with Saddam.

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