Monday, September 01, 2008
Beaumont to Lake Charles
Personal opinion and mp3's to follow. You've been warned.
God Damn and Mother Fuck the Republicans for politicizing this. How dare they. The hypocrisy is palpable, and I don't think the American public is so gullible as to fall for this brand of horse shit. Our memories may be short in this country, but I don't think we can forget "Heck of a job Brownie" that easily. You fucked up with Katrina, and we're expected to give you kudos this time around for doing your job, like you couldn't three years ago? Fuck that bullshit. And to celebrate how attuned you are now, and what great things you're doing for the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, and Alabama is facile and pure political manipulation. Fuck you. You're doing your job, and we're supposed to be impressed? We don't think so.
And fuck the Democrats if they try to pull the same bullshit.
It's about people, innit? Their livelihoods, homes, photographs, possessions,jobs, pets,lives. Not some political maneuvering for election year wrangling. Christ, what's wrong with our so-called leaders? Just do your job, help the people who live in our country, without patting your fucking selves on the back. Is that so goddamned hard? Apparently.
If you want to respond to this with some jingoistic Fox News/Rush Limbaugh-approved bullshit, feel free. I'll deconstruct your ass in public. I don't give a rat's ass. How dare you make this political. Disgusting.
How do you leave your home, when you live paycheck to paycheck, and all that you are is small plot of land and series of planks?
Please note that one of the following tunes, James McMurtry's "Hurricane Party", is not remotely a party song. It's one of the saddest, most prescient surveys of lives in the balance, and features the haunting line, "...there's no one to talk to, when the lines go down".
James McMurtry: Hurricane Party (mp3)
Lucinda Williams: Lake Charles (mp3)
Blue Mountain: Banks of the Pontchartrain (mp3)
Hayes Carll: Beaumont (mp3)
Please support any relief agency that's not interested in any political affiliation, but is only concerned with helping folks in need.