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Friday, September 09, 2005

Well, it's not really, but this is certainly the first piece of writing I've enjoyed from Anne Rice in over a decade. It's about her home city that's been in the news lately.
But to my country I want to say this: During this crisis you failed us. You looked down on us; you dismissed our victims; you dismissed us. You want our Jazz Fest, you want our Mardi Gras, you want our cooking and our music. Then when you saw us in real trouble, when you saw a tiny minority preying on the weak among us, you called us "Sin City," and turned your backs.
Read the full article.


B said...

This is difficult for me passing up on ripping on A.R. (that's Anne Rice not Ayn Rand) to rip on Dubya and another mismannaged incident. Katrina has really shown many disturbing things about the US, our government and out own ability to respond.

B said...

hmm seems I did get a jab in about Anne Rice AND Ayn Rand...Damn I'm good.

Ms. Bizarro said...

She can say what she wants about Dubya, but "the rest of the country" was a little harsh and not very appropriate. There were plenty of us outraged at what went on there (and who donated money).