||[Sep. 6th, 2005|01:00 am]
|||||Avantasia- Reach out for the Light.||]|
it's been.. by my calculations.. a good 8 months since I last signed on to this thing so here goes... Pretty much everything is the same since the last time I updated.. I generally just use this as a place to rant, rave and generally piss myself off.. so here goes.
In all the Hoopla surrounding the bad star over the central gulf coast, I being the compassionate caring individual I am, throw myself into the task of helping these poor displaced bastards from Nawlins, Mississippi and Alabama and whereever the hell else that storm turned into a fetid lake of death destruction and rampant stupidity.
Yeah, I said it, Rampant stupidity. Just wait, I'll explain meself.
First, however, I'd like it said, that the vast majority of the displaced "Refugees" I've come into contact with, Just from the New Orleans Area ( haven't met any from the other bad star areas) are the most whiny, demanding drama queen assholes I've ever had the pleasure to sneer at. Here, a couple of examples:
1.)Me and a guy at work upon delivering monetary and consumer donations to a local shelter (you might have heard of it, s'called the Astrodome) we were met with "About goddamn time someone gets off their asses and helps us." At first, it sounded like a somewhat garbled thanks for the help, but due to the pea soup thick accent we had to chew through, it took us a minute to realize what an ungrateful cockslave this woman was. (I'm generalizing here.. I'm sure not all people from New Orleans have the worst accents imaginable. But from the examples I'm offering you, they do. Piss off.)
2.)Our Personal Sams Club gets a Generator delivery rate of about 100 a year. 100! Tops! And we generally have about 50 or 60 left over. 2 days after Katrina spent herself over Tennesse, we were inundated with people from New Orleans, buying Generators.In a gesture of... something, our managers told us to eviscerate the price to a measly 15 percent of the MSRP. They sold like Hotcakes, naturally... And we sold our entire stock.. at a net loss I might add, but hey, Sams was caught up in the Help the poor displaced Refugees frenzy. Gas cans, too, took off like an ion engine into some cold rock at the edge of space. Didn't have to cut those prices, fuckers were buying them right and left. ANYWAY! The third day after Katrina, since I worked near the front of the store, it was my duty to inform members that we were completely out of generators and gas cans. Yes, I am aware that the 290 store says we have 3 of them, however, that was as of yesterday evening at 8:30 when the computer last updated. yes, it probably is bullshit. Of Course youc an speak to a manager, right over there if you will. After about the 200th exchange of that nature, I get a couple complaining that "this is such bullshit, you shouldn't be selling generators to people NOT from New Orleans, and you should limit them to 1 to a customer. And an 85 percent discount off cost is not enough, In Fact, you should have donated them all tot he poor people who escaped from New Orleans." Says the man in, what it was assured me, was 1500 buck armani suit, and his remarkably attractive, well kept displaced refugee wife.
3.) Apparently, we are required by law to keep a supply of gas cans on hand for emergencies such as these, explains the man who after driving from his brothers house on Canyon Rose (average net worth of Canyon Rose Residents, 73 million.) And he is going to complain to the mayor of Houston (whoever he is, I don't keep track) who, is a personal friend (of this man from New Orleans.. Which may or may not be true given that the last mayor we had didn't even live in Houston and spent a grand total of 7 cumulative days of his term inside the city) that we are denying his his essential rights as a consumer.... I don't even have anything clever to say about this fucking guy.
We open our city to these people, give them, in most cases free food, free admittance to our parks and recreational areas, take them into our homes, feed, clothe, open schools.. Because, you know.. it's the HUMAN fucking thing to do. And all we expect is a lil bit of civility.....I'm sure I'm generalizing... The entire population of New Orleans and southern louisiana can't be priggish snobs, can they? I mean, I read some of Jay Grant's book, I dig anne Rice (to a certain extent) I've listened to stories about what a great fucking town and what a great fucking bunch of people live in that town..... but shit! "It's about goddamn time someone gets off their asses and helps us?" If not, Fuck New Orleans, Fuck them good and hard!
I haven't heard shit from the other devastated areas, I just hope the places they fled too aren't regretting embracing these buggers into their open, warm, DDD bosoms like many of us are.
What REALLY irks me is.. yeah, I can deal with a bunch of assholes.. I work retail... I like whiny demanding assholes, I can usually foist the most usuless shit off on them. No, what really irks me is, I've been hearing stories over the radio.. One in Particular... A Homeless woman and her three children made their way to the astrodome and asked to be admitted. She was turned away. Why?
BECAUSE SHE LIVES HERE ALREADY!
The news is saturated with bad star pictures of Lake NEw Orleans, gulf port, mobile and everywhere else. The local government is congratulating itself, and us too, on our generosity and boundless compassion when dealing with the poor, displaced refugees who lost everything they own to the Terror of Katrina....
Excuse my net-ese..
Where are the billions of dollars for the local poor displaced refugees who lost everything to the Terror of Life In general? Is Wal-mart or Exxon or the thousands of other local companies who're helping the poor from ANOTHER city bothering to help our own?
Hell Fuck No!
Not one single organization that I could find that funneled billions into tax shelter charities are bothering to give a cent to the local poor...
Except one... This Bunch
my girlfriend is in the Ladies Auxilliary, Her dad and both Brothers are 4th degree knights. Which mean, they shell out 1k a piece in gaudy tuxeedos, ridiculous chapeu, knitting needle tin sword and cape (which, I found out, goes immediatly to the Red Cross) for the right to call themselves Sir, and to March in the St Patrick's day parade. Oh yeah, and a tithe that goes again, Directly to LOCAL poor charities...
I know what you're saying.." Why Michael! This is a CATHOLIC organization! You've always been staunchly anti-christian! "
Yeah, well... True, i've never been a big fan of the followers of christ. I do, however, believe in what they're trying to do. Being a witch, despite what most witches think, means a life of abject servitude to life in general.. No matter if they're catholic hindu, muslim, satanic, or a carrot worshipping cult from loompa land. (Except other witches... Them motherfuckers can help themselves. )