Monday, September 26, 2005

There's always the corruption...

Good morning all.

Today's post on the blog is about corruption. Many of you have heard that old saying "Louisiana: where half the state is under water, and the other half is under indictment." That's not too far from the truth. We're a good people, but keep in mind we are the homeplace of Huey P. Long, Edwin Edwards (still serving in jail for illegal activities while he was governor), and David Duke.

This weekend, someone sent me an article about corruption that just brings all this to the forefront.
Click here to read the news story.

People have also sent me stories about those who never had any damages to their home, but they are trying to apply for money from FEMA. Some are enjoying free meals every day in their community from various organizations (such as the Red Cross) when they have the money and supplies to cook for themselves at this point.

I remember watching the movie "The Big Easy" when in high school, as it was out in theatre back then. Several of us discussed it afterwards. While an entertaining movie filled with good scenery and music, the premise isn't a stretch from the truth. Corruption does exist, whether we want to see it or not. Even in the midst of disaster and a time when people need to be focusing on helping others, there was a breakdown in society in the first days after Katrina and looting became rampant.

I can only hope that after Katrina and Rita that some of the corruption goes away.


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