This is from an email someone forwarded me but is good food for thought… there may not be any one big city in the wake, but the damage is just as devestating or worse in the mid-west right now as it was in N’Orleans… the water is still rising in some spots and I can’t even find a link to a story about the mid-west flooding today on cnn.com:
“The questions below are so very true. The self reliance shown by people of the mid-west stands so far apart from the people in New Orleans that were in the similar situation!!
Where are all of the Hollywood celebrities holding telethons asking for help in restoring Iowa and helping the folks affected by the floods?
Where is all the media asking the tough questions about why the federal government hasn’t solved the problem?
Asking where the FEMA truck(and trailers) are?
Why isn’t the Federal Government relocating Iowa people to free hotels in Chicago?
When will Spike Lee say that the Federal Government blew up the levees that failed in Des Moines?
Where are Sean Penn and the Dixie Chicks?
Where are all the looters stealing high-end tennis shoes and bigscreen television sets?
When will we hear Governor Chet Culver say that he wants to rebuild a ‘vanilla’ Iowa, because that’s the way God wants it?
Where is the hysterical 24/7 media coverage complete with reports of cannibalism?
Where are the people declaring that George Bush hates white, rural people?
How come in 2 weeks, you will never hear about the Iowa flooding ever again?
Also, there was/is zero looting. I have pretty much given up hope for the ‘victims’ that take disaster as opportunity to go steal themselves new shoes and home electronics. Welfare has reduced them to what they are today. Sad, very, very sad. Something to think about.”