What a Day
Sorry for the no posting today, but I haven't been online at all until now. I seem to have contracted some horrible plague, and after waiting about a week for it to go away, I finally just stayed home from work today and went to the doctor. He gave me some prescriptions and stuff to take, so hopefully, I'll be feeling better soon.
Anyway, today was not a good day to stay home, because I've been watching all this coverage of the tragedy from the hurricane. I don't know what I can say about it that hasn't been said many times already. But it's just terribly depressing stuff. I do wonder why on earth anyone ever thought it was a good idea to build an entire city on land that was not only below sea level, but also surrounded by water. I never thought too much about it before, but the more they say that on the news, the more I think that something like this was just inevitable.
Someone needs to tell the media that looting is not a big story right now, it's expected, we all know it's bad, but there's not much anyone can do about it at this point. So stop wasting people's time discussing the police failure to stop it. Even if they made it their top priority, how exactly are they supposed to stop it? They arrest people and take them where? And while they're tied up handling those looters, something else gets overlooked. The police should be worried about helping people survive, and that's about it. It's too bad that there are people out there who would take advantage of such tragedy, but there are much more important things to worry about now. Also, someone could mention to Anderson Cooper that I'm aware that dead bodies don't smell good without him reminding me of it every ten seconds on his show. I think that's probably the wrong angle to go with at this point.