Plain in the city

A plain Quaker folk singer with a Juris Doctorate in his back pocket, salt in his blood, and a set of currach oars in the closet, Ulleann Pipes under his arm, guitar on his back, Anglo Irish baggage, wandering through New York City ... in constant amaze. Statement of Faithfulness. As a member of the Quaker Bloggers Ad Hoc Committee I affirm that I will be faithful to the Book of Discipline of my Meeting 15th Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

The Flood

This was posted on Mudcat by Poppagator, a happy man, his family is safe, though he lost a house, a car, everything else, his guitar... but there is humor and anger in this, and I thought you all may like to see it...

Wanted: Young White Women To Sit On Roofs In New Orleans

by wamland

Wed Aug 31st, 2005 at 04:30:20 PDT

It is time to step up for your country and your city, "Young White Women".
Everyone knows that the media and the population will only get involved and therefore push the government to get involved in any serious rescue attempts if they are given the face of a "Young White Woman" to identify with.

Therefore I am proposing that 100 "Young White Women" be airlifted onto rooftops in New Orleans and then videotaped being rescued by boat and helicopter. Perhaps then the country will demand that the federal government speed a thousand helicopters to the scene to rescue the rest of those on their roofs and then seal up the levee and stop the inevitable flooding of the rest of the city.

If the "Young White Women" can bring a small dog or perhaps be a minor celebrity that would be even better.


At 10:35 AM, Blogger ash said...

ah yes, very good. It is a mighty shame, however, but true. In this country it'd probably be a child clinging onto her puppy that would do it...

At 10:17 PM, Blogger Twyla said...

Funny, sad and true.


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