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Poor little tourists (scroll down).
The tourists are an afterthought here," said Bill Hedrick, from Houston, who had been in the city on business.

"We're appalled," said Jill Johnson, a 53-year-old from Saskatoon. "This city is built on tourism, and we're their last priority."


You know, that just might be because YOU STILL HAVE HOMES TO GO TO. Jesus Christ. Ordinarily I'd feel sorry for people stuck in such a dreadful situation who are unable to get home, but to act like you've got more right to help than people who have lost every single thing they own? Pricks.

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enoneoftheabove
Sep. 2nd, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, this situation has brought out the worst in a lot of people. Everyone's desperate, and few residents of first-world countries really know how to go into survival mode. However, private donations are pouring in from all over the country (all over the world, too), and the Red Cross and Salvation Army are down there.

There was some bitching that the Canadians didn't offer help fast enough, but who ever thinks that they'll be in a position to offer aid to the U.S.?

queencallipygos
Sep. 2nd, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
There was some bitching that the Canadians didn't offer help fast enough, but who ever thinks that they'll be in a position to offer aid to the U.S.?

What I heard, actually, was that a number of countries offered aid to the US but Bush turned them down at first. (I can't confirm the truth of this -- he is accepting it now.)
dorianegray
Sep. 2nd, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
I heard that too; there was a link in one of my friends' journals yesterday. The story was basically that Canada wanted to send rescue helicopters but the US refused to let them cross the border.

I do hope you're right and that the help is getting in now.
queencallipygos
Sep. 2nd, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
(nods) It's coming in. EVERYONE is extremely upset at the Federal reaction -- at the exact minute I was typing this, they had a clip of Donald Trump on an Entertainment Tonight broadcast saying that "The Federal response has been a total disaster."

I think that once things settle a bit there are going to be some very hard questions soon.

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