I stare at the destruction left behind in
I look at an elderly woman sitting in a wheelchair in 100 degree heat. She wears a face that says my life has never been easy, but I do not know if I will survive this.
She has been without food and water for three days. She is waiting for some official to take charge, someone to tell her and thousands of others that help is on the way.
There is another family standing on top of an apartment building that is holding up a sign that says HELP US. This is the third day I have seen this family signaling for help.
Now snipers are shooting at red-cross helicopters moving patients on life-saving devices to another hospital. They rescued all but one. The doctor helped red cross load the patients; a pocket of humanity.
Against the wall of the convention center, the dead are lined up under sheets. This seems to have shocked the people on CNN most. What do they think people should do, pitch the bodies in the river? The river is also full of corpses.
The mayor of
There are conventioneers trapped at the Ritz Hotel in the French Quarter. They are running out of water and the food is gone. Some doctors who were attending a convention there have formed a clinic for people in the hotel and neighborhood; pockets of civilization remain.
I really cannot believe its happening in America. This is the third day and there has yet to be significant help from the Fedral government. Sheriffs from Wyoming are coming to help keep the peace, but we cannot get a FEMA agent from DC.
Our President came to Florida when the hurricane hit his brother's state, but he has not time until tomorrow or later to make an appearance. He is probably ashamed.
The Congress may reconvene in a few days, when they have time. They had time to meet at midnight to enforce the right to die of Terry Shiavro.
Let us fight for the survivors, the true American who is sitting on a sidewalk, surrounded by filthy flood waters and waiting for help--OUR HELP.