Tuesday, September 20, 2005

New Orleans last year, I hope it looks even better when they rebuild. Posted by Picasa

It will be amazing to watch them fix all the roads back there. New Orleans Posted by Picasa

New Orleans. Posted by Picasa

New Orleans trip last summer. Posted by Picasa

New Orleans last year. Posted by Picasa

Driving into New Orleans last year. Posted by Picasa
It's actually raining here in Sunny California today. I'm saying put at home, all those crazy drivers are even worse when there's a little H2O on the road. With my back the way it is I'll be tensing up every minute on the freeway!
I haven't said much about Hurricane Katrina, it's all just so devastating and depressing. I can't imagine being in such a horrible situation. I went to New Orleans last summer for the first time, I'll have to look up some of those pictures and re-post them. Anyway, I received the following e-mail today and thought that this Preacher sums it up pretty accurate:

David Millican is a retired preacher in McComb, MS.

To my friends and family:
What I have seen since Katrina:
The poor and the wealthy hurt by the storm Black, white, hispanic, oriental and Indian all hurt by the storm. Christian people giving, giving, giving. Churches going all out to minister in Jesus' name Neighbors going door to door helping one another Thugs and hoodlums going door to door looking for someone vunerable. Ice and water being fought over as police tried to keep the peace. People coming up from New Orleans taking over empty houses because shelters are full Out of town volunteers coming with food and staying for now a week still serving it. The Churches all over this part of the country doing what Christians do in a crisis. Fema doing a wonderful job in getting help to us The Red Cross doing a great job in the shelters The Salvation Army doing a great job in the community Four Hundred crewman from everywhere bring back the power to our homes,churches and businesses. Lines at service stations a block to a mile long National Guardsman patroling the streets of Mccomb along with Kentucky policemen protecting us from the hoodlums and thugs of McComb, Pike County and New Orleans (the most dangerous city in the world before Katrina.) Drug dealers working outside shelters Doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel working tirelessly, evening sleeping the hospital to do the job God called them to do.

The ACLU setting up a feeding line. People for the American Way helping in the shelters The NAACP doing any work whatsover The American Atheist organization serving meals in the shelters. Jesse Jackson directing traffic at the gas stations I could go on but you get my message. Its the Christian people with loveand compassion who do the work. The gripers in Congress should come ondown and get in line to pass the water and the ice. Are you listening Hillary, Chuck, Teddy, and all the sorry loafers we call Senators and Congressmen. They don't have a clue as to what this life is all about there on the gulf coast. Boy, I feel better now.

David A. Millican