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The tip of Ophelia left me all washed out yesterday... 
15th-Sep-2005 08:40 am
But, thankfully, I have a brand-spanking-new umbrella for my long walks to and from class. (Until yesterday, we did not have any umbrella that wasn't very broken. *sighs*)

Nothing like waking up to some bright and cheery morning news. You know? *sighs again* The Vactican is trying to purge the seminaries of any trace of homosexuality and Bush ain't very popular with the public these days. God, reading the latter article was like peering right into the putrid soul of this country. For example:
The poll also pointed up starkly different attitudes toward Mr. Bush and the government among blacks and whites that were not so much caused by the storm as laid bare by it. While two-thirds of all Americans said Mr. Bush cares at least somewhat about the people left homeless by the hurricane, fewer than one-third of blacks agreed. Two-thirds of blacks said race was a major factor in the government's slow response to the flooding in New Orleans, while an almost identical number of whites said it was not.
Ever heard the saying that blacks know a lot about whites, but whites know next to nothing about blacks? In any case, I feel most inclined to believe that the blacks have a more finely-attuned understanding of their own oppression. After all, who do you believe? The person who says, "Hey, I'm suffering here!!!" or the person who says, "Go to Hell--who says you're suffering???"
Juanita Harrington, 78, a retired Verizon employee and Bush supporter in Larkspur, Colo., said critics of the president "focus everything as if he were a magician and could wave a magic wand and change things." / She added: "The people that were there locally didn't take care of matters there, either. I'm talking about the mayor of New Orleans, I'm talking about the governor, I'm talking about that crazy woman senator from Louisiana - she was an idiot.
"Crazy WOMAN senator," eh? Bet you wouldn't have said "crazy MAN senator," now would you? Do us all a favor and go suck on your ass for awhile and spare us your bitter, self-hating invective, 'kay, Juanita?
15th-Sep-2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
Love the last paragraph. Couldn't agree more.
15th-Sep-2005 01:59 pm (UTC)
You know, just the fact that you get such different results for blacks and whites tells you something's wrong.. Whatever it is, it's an obvious split in the society...

And the pope's new inquisition, GRRRRRRR.... Bastards.......

15th-Sep-2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
Simple. It's in white peoples' best interests to think that they actually *deserve* their place at the top. How would we justify our American ideals otherwise? *grr*

And the pope's new inquisition

And it's been how many months since he got the office?
15th-Sep-2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
Few enough that whenever they say "Pope Benedict", I think "Who??" ^^;; Apparently the former Chief Inquisitor is getting right to the work of Jesus, tormenting minorities (????)....
15th-Sep-2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
*sighs* Now he shows his true colors. So much for being a unifer to bring the Catholic Church into the 21st century. Let's bring it back the good ol' days of the 14th instead!!!
15th-Sep-2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
Here is some more absurdity for you. I can't even find the words. I adore the "gently raises some questions" phrasing...and by "adore," I think you know what I mean.

Racism is alive and flourishing in many, many forms.
15th-Sep-2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
*stares* Do you think that was intentional!???

Regardless, it is decidedly insensitive...
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