Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Back-to-back winning seasons?

Not for my Falcons. Well, never before anyway. With the defeat of the N.O. Saints, Atlanta now stands at 8 wins.

Following the game, a protest was planned. Katrina refugees want Mardi Gras and the current planning to be stopped and instead, "Prioritize the people."

Instead of spending resources on a bitchin party, they should be focused on getting the infrastructure squared away.

But... apparently city leaders want to help get the lifeblood of New Orleans, tourism, flowing again. With businesses up and running, they can begin hiring (and buying services/products). Not to mention condos and apartments need to be rebuilt for people in need of 'affordable' housing. This stuff doesn't just crop up overnight.

According to the Atlanta paper, critic and protest organizer ChiQuita Simms said, "We're tired of the gap between the haves and the have-nots." And government is supposed to 'fix it'.

Not all is bad news, I heard over the radio of one family's initiative in finding shelter instead of, well, the stereotypical refugee hissyfit. They bought a tent and set it up inside their house while awaiting their FEMA trailer. Very industrious I thought, and it's a shame we haven't seen more of this sort of action on the part of the victims.