Shannon Stacey


NEW ORLEANS – Fights and trash fires broke out, rescue helicopters were shot at and anger mounted across New Orleans on Thursday, as National Guardsmen in armored vehicles poured in to help restore order across this increasingly desperate and lawless city.

Then leave them there.

10 comments to “Unbelievable”

  1. Dee
      · September 1st, 2005 at 1:31 pm · Link

    No shit. Geez.

  2. Anna Lucia
      · September 1st, 2005 at 4:33 pm · Link

    That’s exactly what I keep saying ot myself, “unbelievable,” it’s just so horrifying and tragic that people suffering the same deprivations are making it worse for each other. I can barely get my head round it.

    So far I’ve seen reports of shooting at helicopters, shooting at medical convoys, gunmen threatening medics and overturning boats containing rescue personnel. It beggars belief, and the horror of it is that it’s delaying the aid that the rest of them need so desperately.

    I’m seeing promises of x thousand troops hitting the area “some time next week” and I’m going next WEEK? NOW. Just… NOW.

  3. Karen Scott
      · September 1st, 2005 at 6:31 pm · Link

    I’m sure glad I live in England, the rescue efforts seem to be very hit and miss.

    I can’t imagine the behaviour that I’m witnessing on our TV monitors happening over here. Surely people should be pulling together at a time like this, not shooting at rescue helicopters? It beggars belief.

  4. Ann
      · September 1st, 2005 at 8:21 pm · Link

    Some scary shit. Alot of rapes, corpses scattered about. A man shot his sister in the head over a drink of water.

    Somehow, I don’t believe the Tsunami victims behaved this way. Unless we just didn’t hear about it. Talk about misplaced rage. I feel sorry for the sane people who are stuck in this apocalypse.

  5. Sharon
      · September 1st, 2005 at 9:05 pm · Link

    Or better yet, shoot the dumb fucks so the rest can be rescued. Geesh.

  6. Shannon
      · September 1st, 2005 at 9:15 pm · Link

    Maybe instead of shooting his sister in the head for a drink of water, he should have shot the people shooting the rescue helos.


    Interesting sidenote: Ann’s comment went to moderation, but Sharon’s didn’t. So, clearly, fuck is acceptable. Shit is not.


  7. Sharon
      · September 1st, 2005 at 9:30 pm · Link

    Sorry Shannon. I’ll use :wtf: from now on lol

  8. Shannon
      · September 1st, 2005 at 9:43 pm · Link

    It doesn’t phase me at all, Sharon! I don’t think I actually put anything in the moderation catcher set-up thing except common spam names. It’s just kinda funny that it chose to flag Ann.

    (Maybe it knows something we don’t about her, hmmmm?) :lmao:

  9. Ann
      · September 2nd, 2005 at 4:24 pm · Link


    Actually, I was a little scared that you’d banned me. :cry:
    I’m okay now though.

  10. Dee
      · September 2nd, 2005 at 8:27 pm · Link

    I’m thinking that the morons killing each other like this not happening in Tsumami efforts is because their standard of expectation was different?

    They were already third world in a lot of places and they knew relief would be coming in a matter of weeks because it would take so long for the support to get there.

    Here in the states, just about everything is reachable. We have so much–and SO much really is being sent–but the expectation is that it can be instantly produced. We can fly everything over, but NO pretty much has one port of entry and it’s scraggly. Then it’s overrun with assholes trying to grab in a panic. The whole city is that drowning person who is grabbing others and trying so desperately to stay up that they’re drowning them. I wouldn’t be surprised if the stockpile of help is sitting outside city limits, unable to get in because of the mayhem.

    There’s thousands of dead people floating there. I hate to say it, but shooting a few more so that thousands can live doesn’t seem that high a cost to me. Am I evil?


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