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I used to share a blog with Melissa, but she's been MIA for a few months, so I made it all mine! Random thoughts on my every day life to bore you with.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Everyone's done lost their minds

Of course everyone has heard that they're trying to put some refugees on cruise ships, but I think it's funny because my designer who is supposed to be on vacation this week, had to delay her cruise by a month because FEMA hijacked her ship. Of course, they get a $100 discount and $200's worth of free drinks, plus it's for a good cause, so she's getting a good deal. It's still just funny.

And I'm sure everyone has heard a lot of dumb quotes on Katrina lately. I discussed this tonight with my roomies. I propose though that there be a real-life debate between grandma Bush and Kanye West. Or maybe a death match. It seems that both of them have sort of lost their minds. It could be fun to watch. I think grandma b has definitely crossed the line. Kanye just could have done his in a different place. I love him - I have his cd and all, still a little crazy. See below.

Grandma Bush on September 5th "What I'm hearing which is sort of scary is that they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this (chuckle) – this is working very well for them."
I found this on a website of stupid Katrina quotes.

Kanye West on I think September 3rd on a live NBC fundraiser says this instead of reading the prompter "I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it says, "They're looting." You see a white family, it says, "They're looking for food." And, you know, it's been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black. And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I've tried to turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch. I've even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give, and just to imagine if I was down there, and those are my people down there. So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help -- with the way America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way -- and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us!

(West throws back to Myers, who is looking like a guy who stopped on the tarmac to tie his shoe and got hit in the back with the 8:30 to La Guardia.)

Myers: And subtle, but in many ways even more profoundly devastating, is the lasting damage to the survivors' will to rebuild and remain in the area. The destruction of the spirit of the people of southern Louisiana and Mississippi may end up being the most tragic loss of all.

(And, because Myers is apparently as dumb as his Alfalfa hair, he throws it back to West.)

West: George Bush doesn't care about black people!"
I found this in an article from the Washinton Post


Blogger Rachel said...

The Kanye West moment (and write up in the Post) is perhaps my favorite. I mean, I think he's right about some things, and he can say what he wants. But Myers, seriously...what was he thinking? We were watching it live, and they cut away from Kanye, FAST.

12:32 PM  

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