Wednesday, December 07, 2005

"Every day is the same day; it's the day after the hurricane."

So America and our government is suffering from Katrina Fatigue... is that so.

The hard reality down here on the streets of New Orleans is that we've got Katrina Fatigue... big time. No one who isn't back home in this city or still exiled out in foreign place like Salt Lake City can even begin to get the fatigue we have down here.

Sure you can change the channel or click on another website and turn it off... we can't. We're living it every day.

Some of our more creative out-of-the-box thinkers down here are coming up with great ideas to force America to listen to our screams and plight. One of the better ones yet is for the state of Louisiana to significantly raise taxes on EVERY gallon of gas or meter of natural gas produced and refined in this state.

I'm pretty sure if everyone's gasoline prices suddenly spiked to the tune of say 50 cents a gallon, America would wake up out of that Katrina Fatigue pretty quickly.

And why shouldn't we do this? Everyone from George Bush to Rush Limbaugh has been telling us to take care of ourselves... maybe we'll do just that.

And if you're still one of those people on the fence, I recommend reading the following report from the Brooking's Institute... the link is here and in pdf format.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Lisa said...

Wow. That report is...thorough. It took me two hours to get through it. I need to re-read it....with a highlighter or maybe do an outline....very interesting reading though..

8:12 PM, December 07, 2005  
Anonymous Binary Blonde said...

I feel for you guys. I was only down there a week and was left with images that still haunt me and probably always will. Though, it's people like you, who have your zest and spirit for life, that makes the city so amazing - the problem is that if you've never been to New Orleans, you don't understand that.

I am hoping it gets easier for the entire Gulf region. No one should have to go through what you have been through.

Oh, I'm now confirmed to go back for a second pet rescue tour. Leaving on Dec. 14th, for 10 days. Rescuing with ARNO (animalrescueneworleans.com).

I was also inspired by your earlier post and ordered several Renew New Orleans bracelets. One for myself, and 3 for holiday gifts to friends who also love NOLA. They arrived today. Check it out: http://www.binaryblonde.com/?q=node/510

10:17 PM, December 07, 2005  

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