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Public service announcement

Those who are rushing to assign political blame in the wake of Katrina, even as the greatest natural disaster in American history is still unfolding, are low-life assholes.

Thank you, that is all.


Yes, Jill, you included.

So this guy is retroactively an asshole then ... ?

"It appears that the money has been moved in the president's budget to handle homeland security and the war in Iraq, and I suppose that's the price we pay. Nobody locally is happy that the levees can't be finished, and we are doing everything we can to make the case that this is a security issue for us." -- Walter Maestri, [still] emergency management chief for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 8, 2004

A fetus??

Okay, I've squinted and looked at it upside down and crossways, but I'm still not sure I get that. Not sure I know how to interpret it even if I did. There's certainly no shortage of politicizing going on, but for the time being, I'd still have to give RFK Jr. the blue ribbon:


Well, I appreciate you answering me politely, Barry, after our rather "public" blowout about a year ago.

I appreciate your presence here, AHA, and I regret my part in the blowup you reference. Heh, it was no less "public" as this is, I guess. ;-)

Well, just to set it straight, I never meant to say that you "made" me leave. I just felt I'd become too close to some on the board, like yourself, and was too vulnerable to be discussing politics with people I cared about. I won't discuss politics at parties or family gatherings, and you'd started to feel like a friend but on "the other side." So when that happened, that's why I had to leave. And when everyone really misunderstood why I explained why I left, that was difficult for me, because of course I was aware that discussion was going on.

Okay? So now we're straight on all that. I appreciate your regrets, and it wasn't my intention to blame you for my leaving. It was entirely my decision and my responsibility. Since I chose to post so many personal things, I had to face that I'd allowed myself to be hurt and it wasn't something I needed at that time. For the record, I'm far stronger now than I waa a year ago.



Just wanted to say hi to you, Alpha. Hope you're doing well. Sounds like you are.


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