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Monday, January 22, 2007

You know what - shut it.

Yep, I'm pissed the fuck off. I am really growing weary of this shit y'all. Anybody who knows me even a little - even in this very limited way through thig blog knows how disgusted I was by people's responses to the hurricane. It truly brought out the absolute worst in many of the citizens that I am now forced to live around. It digusted me. It made me embarassed to say where I lived. I felt the need to say "Well, yeah, I'm right outside of NO, but really it's across the river - a whole other world" because I was HORRIFIED when I saw those fucktards carrying tvs down Canal Street (to plug into WHAT was the mystery) and the asshats with 40 pairs of Nikes.

But you know what, bitches?

None of y'all lived here. None of y'all lived through this. So when I get emails from FAMILY MEMBERS outlining how horrible the citizens of NO are because we dared ask for help from the federal government for the LARGEST CATASTROPHE TO HAPPEN ON US SOIL EVER and some fucking middle state never asked for a dime from a snow storm, I get a little fucking pissed off. The damage to my house was MINIMAL. I am talking a drop in the fucking bucket. I was home in a month. My very small part of distress during this time is nothing compared to what a lot of nice, gainfully employed, amply insured people had to deal with. I never had to live in a FEMA trailer. I never had to rip sheetrock out of my house due to mold. However, I did have to leave my husband. For 36 hours, I did not know if he was ok. I did not know if the looters I saw on TV trying to come to my side of the river had gotten to our town. I did not know if he was alive. When I came home, part of me was so thankful to be here. So thankful that my home that I had just purchased was here and standing and okay. I was so grateful that my life could get back to normal. But it didn't. It never really got back to normal. There are parts of the city I won't go to. I have avoided going to the beach in MS because to do that, I have to pass by NO East and see what I have yet to see because I know I won't be able to deal. My only way to handle that these people lost everything is to just not look.

It's hard to feel like this. To be so angry at those people who made the rest of us look so awful. To know that they are the minority. They truly are. Do you people have any fucking idea how to this fucking day, insurance companies are fucking over people? Right now. What is it - 18 months later? WHAT. THE. FUCK? I won't even go into the fact that people STILL who managed to extract money from their insurance companies still can't really do much because they don't know what the maps from the government will say as to whether they have to raise their house or not. Or if the levees will hold WHICH ARE STILL NOT DONE.

No, I'm not kidding. They are still not ready. Oh and please if anyone has the fucking nads to say to me "Well, NO is below sea level - you live in a soup bowl - you gotta realize there is a chance of this."


Tell that shit to people in San Francisco. Well, you know, SF, y'all live on a big ass fault line. Maybe you should move because if those tectonic plates move the wrong way, your ass is gone. Oh, and all the trailer parks smack dab in the tornado corridor? Yeah, y'all gotta go too.

I just don't want to hear it anymore, ok? So please, people, the next time you get one of those ignorant ass emails, think to yourself briefly before hitting the forward button (because I know you will - who doesn't like to pass judgment - me included...) think for a brief second - "You know what, I don't live there. I never once experienced anything as harrowing or life changing as that. Perhaps I should reign in my judgment for a day and see if I still feel like forwarding on this piece of shit tomorrow." Do it for me ok? Do it for a girl that got off like a fucking bandit during this hurricane. I was a lucky one, y'all. And it still pisses me the fuck OFF.


Elizabeth at 11:03 PM



at 11:51 PM Blogger Kami said...

I got a stupid fucking e-mail on par with what you are talking about, and I was so pissed. I didn't even go through this shit, and I was soooo very pissed. I'm so sorry, HAB. Damn those fuckers who send that shit on.

at 12:00 AM Blogger Katie C said...

Hey girl. I got that very same email and it pissed me off as well. I actually wrote about it on my blog and I got a response from one of my friends that confirmed that the story behind the email is a hoax. There never was an article comparing NO to CO. People are ignorant for passing the email on though.

at 12:02 AM Blogger Katie C said...

Here's the link:

You can also visit my page and click on the title "Stupid emails"

Later gator.

at 12:03 AM Blogger Cara said...

It's been a while, but I've gotten emails like what you're talking about from my mom (who just LOVES to forward shit like that on...total right-winger that she is) and it royally pissed me off. And to listen to her carry on about Oprah and how she shouldn't have gone on TV talking about how bad it was there and what a shitty job the gov't was doing about it because "doesn't she have something more positive to talk about?" Well no, mom, she doesn't because positive shit just isn't happening there. Gah.

at 12:52 AM Blogger FutureFoodTVStar said...


What a post. What a post that needed to be said. I hope you feel better after having posted that.

You are right, most of us have ever lived thru anything remotely like that.

I occasionally have these thoughts of moving back home to Houston and my mom always reminds me about the Hurricanes. I lived far enough away from Houston to not be affected by Tropical Storm Allison, but my dad and dog (mom was visiting her parents) were right in the middle of it.

I know that Allison wasn't 1/100th of the bitch Katrina was. And I'm so sorry that Katrina had to happen to show the incompetencies of our government and how stupid people are for generalizing about every citizen of NOLA.

I don't know how people have kept on living from day to day. I'm glad yall didn't have that much damage and I don't blame you for not wanting to see the stuff that will never be fixed again.

I'm glad I never got that email because I would totally have to stab someone in the neck.

at 7:57 AM Blogger JD's Rose said...

I think I understand where this post has come from... no one that was not there, that lived through those events, will ever really know or really understand though. Life can be unfair, but people are cruel. It's sad. All of it is sad...


at 8:04 AM Blogger Tammy said...

I hate people.

at 8:05 AM Blogger Shell said...

Ooops. I didn't think I sent it to you...hahahaha.

I kinda know why those who could leave didn't though. I stayed during a category 4 and nothing really happened. The city I lived in at the time was the hardest hit also.

My car flooded during Allison but it dried out and I still drive it.

You start to think of them all as a minor nuisance and not a serious disaster.

I'm just glad I didn't get packed in with snow. Now THAT would be a disaster to me. Brrrr....

at 8:15 AM Blogger Sheila said...


This really makes me HATE people!

at 10:25 AM Blogger louisiana swamp rat said...

Ignorance and stupidity abound in our great country - it always amazes me how people can judge what they don't know. And I've been through NO East - it is heartbreaking. Hell, I won't even travel "down the road" to Plaquemines Parish where my family is from - I don't think I can handle seeing it.

at 10:25 AM Blogger louisiana swamp rat said...

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at 11:22 AM Blogger Stephanie said...

I got that email also.
I didn't send it to you did I?
I don't think I sent it to anyone but hell I don't remember.

at 11:23 AM Blogger A taste that's bitter said...

See, that's why I don't forward emails, or even READ forwarded emails. They are usually just a big fat mess and waste of my time.

at 11:54 AM Blogger Carrie said...

I get emails about crap like that and it just pisses me off. People are so stupid. did you watch the trading spouses show on Friday???? They talked about Katrina. You should totally watch the ending this week. Gonna be good. Read the recap here:

Yeah, the white southern belle ladies who don't have to work actually believe the reason the people who lost their homes and everything are still financially strapped is because they are lazy and could be making '$8 at McDonald's flipping burgers' if they really want to move home. I wanted to reach through the TV and strangle them. :P

at 12:19 PM Blogger The Recovering Straight Girl said...

People fucking suck sometimes, and people who pass on spam are asswipes.

at 12:32 PM Blogger patti_cake said...

I haven't read said email but I hate most of the forward crap too. I'm glad you got off better than most though Hon!

at 1:24 PM Blogger Cheeky said...

Ya know, its times like that....that will bring out the best and the worst in people. And of course they always show the worst on TV. Keep your head up hon.

at 3:20 PM Blogger aka_Meritt said...

Even though it was a fake email I'm sure there are a ton of people that 'could' have wrote it.

Me? I just keep my thoughts to myself for the most part. ;)

at 12:06 AM Blogger suburban mom said...

Yeah, I totally feel you girlfriend.

at 2:25 PM Blogger Sarcasm Queen said...

I got that email too and it just put me over the edge. There is absolutely no comparison and never should be. It is a joke. Fuckers.

at 12:56 PM Blogger The Kept Woman said...

I have no idea what e-mail this is but that's fine with me...I'm not an e-mail forward person for this and many other reasons.

Whatever it said or showed took time. If that person had spent the time it took to create the original e-mail time and done something constructive our country would be just that much better of a place instead of one where people thrive on misfortune and gossip.

Nice post!!! And hey, you didn't threaten to stab anyone in the neck!

at 1:26 PM Blogger Cat said...

I SAW THAT SAME FUCKING EMAIL! your reaction here is the same damn way I felt. I was PISSED!! I am still PISSED!!!
I am right there with you girl!
I miss that Soup Bowl you know. LOL


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