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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:37 PM
Original message
SWAMP RAT IS IN THE HOUSE!! :-)
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 04:49 PM by cat_girl25
It was previously titled "Curious. Any other news happened today?" But I wanted to change it. :)
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:39 PM
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1. I'm alive
:D :hi:

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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:40 PM
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2. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
do tell!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:51 PM
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10. I'm in a motel in Memphis
I brought my computer and connected to their wireless... oh, and I'm STUFFED!... I just ate at a Mexican restaurant nearby. :9

:hug:
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phusion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:54 PM
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14. Hey Swamp, good to know you're OK...
Seen Brother Sky Blue around Memphis yet?

:hi:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:55 PM
Response to Reply #14
17. Where is he?
:D I'd like to meet him! :D
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phusion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:02 PM
Response to Reply #17
31. Walkin' the streets of Memphis...
and talking on his cellphone with spotty reception.

:)
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:55 PM
Response to Reply #10
19. So glad you got out safe!
:hi:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:59 PM
Response to Reply #19
27. I still don't know about my mom
She's at the Monteleone Hotel in the Quarter - a very good place to be - but I'm very worried nonetheless.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:36 PM
Response to Reply #27
61. I'm sending good thoughts out for her safety and health and sending
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 05:37 PM by OmmmSweetOmmm
you a :hug:
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teknomanzer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:04 PM
Response to Reply #27
71. Thats the hotel with the rotating bar right?
Real neat but if you drink too much you may have to step down. I hope everyone in the Crecent City made out. I wish everyone a speedy recovery.
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Cyndee_Lou_Who Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:15 PM
Response to Reply #27
77. I was at the Monteleone in Feb... nice place... I hope she's safe.
:hug:
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:52 PM
Response to Reply #27
147. Just watching the fat blond bimbo on MSRNC
French Quarter came through almost unscathed, not even any flooding. The lady they were talking to seemed very surprised that it hadn't. Seemed like some shit blown around, but nothing major. Don't know where you & your folks live. Other areas didn't fare so well, hope your & their places came through OK. PM me when you find out how they are. Still no contact with the wife's family, but she's calmed down quite a bit. Glad to hear you're safe my friend.
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:53 PM
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149. Turn Man! Turn The Channel! OMG! Are You A Masochist?
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 09:02 PM by DistressedAmerican
Although the crypt keeper on CNN is no better...
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:09 PM
Response to Reply #149
156. I know I'm a masochist sometimes
Still better than Faux, though only slightly. Thanks for you concern, I'm a big boy.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:15 PM
Response to Reply #10
76. glad to see you are on high ground Swamp Rat!
you take care now! And create some new green monsters on your down time!

:hi:
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:20 PM
Response to Reply #10
84. Glad to hear it, SR!
Hope you can get back home soon and all will be well!

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:26 PM
Response to Reply #84
91. It's your fault!
I was thinking about your DU handle the other night and a few minutes later, I came across "The Grapes of Wrath" on AMC (when I still had a TV :D), and couldn't help but watch it again, for the umpteenth time. :)
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:46 PM
Response to Reply #91
113. Your lucky it wasn't showing with Catch 22.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 12:26 AM
Response to Reply #10
169. Could be worse places...get some blues, Memphis style.
The Phelps piece is inspired. He'll turn it into a mural for his "Cathedral of Hate" and pay a big commission!
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 01:43 AM
Response to Reply #10
173. A safe and well-fed Swamp Rat....phew....
Hi Swamp Rodent! I'm glad to hear your safe and ok....Mom and her SO ok too? How about Dad?

Any news on your home? When can you dare to go back?

:hug:
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:40 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. Thank GOD
:hug: I've been so worried about you and your
family :hug:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:40 PM
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4. Yay!
Good to see you! :hi:
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:41 PM
Response to Reply #1
5. Oh wow!
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 04:42 PM by cat_girl25
Good to see you Swamp! :hi:

edited: Actually, you should start a new thread. Lots of folks have been asking about you!
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:42 PM
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6. Yay!
Where are you? What happened?
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:50 PM
Response to Reply #1
8. Allllright Swampy!
:hi:
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #1
12. And back with a flourish! Great new graphic.
Glad you are OK! :hug:
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:58 PM
Response to Reply #1
25. That's the BEST news I've heard all day!
...(besides the Superdome not collapsing, of course).

You made it thru, my friend!!! :bounce: :thumbsup: :party:
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:00 PM
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29. Hi Swampie......
Great to hear you're okay. Hope you get back and its somewhat sane when you get there.

Since you're in Memphis, can you give us a Lizard Elvis graphic?
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:01 PM
Response to Reply #29
30. Bwahaahaha!
He's the KING of Lizards (and rock 'n roll). :D :hi:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:11 PM
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34. OH GOD! I just heard Chalmette is GONE!
Many people dead... :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: National news is not covering this... Kenner and 9th Ward under water. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:23 PM
Response to Reply #34
39. NO! Crap. where you get that from?
I've not heard anything about Pearlington Ms, or even Waveland. I think they got the north and south eye-walls from watching the tracks.

-Hoot
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:28 PM
Response to Reply #39
47. Folks here in my motel who are from there.
I'm not reporting "fact." Just hearsay from residents from those areas. God I hope this is wrong! :scared:
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:28 PM
Response to Reply #34
48. Oh no!
I think there may be more that we don't know about yet. :-(
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elare Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:33 PM
Response to Reply #34
54. Is this confirmed?
We stayed in Chalmette when we went to Mardi Gras in 2001 :-(
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:35 PM
Response to Reply #54
60. Hearsay on my part, but I am really scared. n/t
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:35 PM
Response to Reply #34
58. I've heard the same....haven't heard much about Algiers or Uptown...
though.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:37 PM
Response to Reply #58
62. Wait, do you still have family on the West Bank?
Did they leave??? :scared:
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:18 PM
Response to Reply #62
81. In-laws....yes, they live in Algiers but they evacuated....
but not far enough....they were in Bogalusa...we're not too worried, but haven't been able to reach them yet.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:27 PM
Response to Reply #81
93. I'll be thinking about them too.
:grouphug: My neighbor here in the motel hasn't heard from her family in LaPlace. :scared:
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:17 PM
Response to Reply #1
36. SWAMPY!!!
Good to hear from you and that you are alright! B-)



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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:23 PM
Response to Reply #36
88. thanks
:hug:
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:26 PM
Response to Reply #1
44. Hey, how's it going Swamp Rat?
Glad that you're OK. What's going on out there?
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:17 PM
Response to Reply #44
78. I'm in a motel in Memphis, wind and rain's pickin' up here now.
Just talked to the lady in the next room. She's heard nothing from her family in LaPlace (just West of New Orleans, on swampy land below sea level). :(
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:24 PM
Response to Reply #78
90. Is it supposed to get bad at all in Memphis?
I don't have a very good sense of the South, even though my dad's family is from Memphis. Hope everything is OK. I'm thinking about your mom too. Please let us know when you hear from her alright? :hug:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #90
95. Naw, we might get the outer feeder bands, but I think Nashville may get
hit harder. Thanks. :hug:
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:26 PM
Response to Reply #1
45. So glad
to hear from you! The family? :hug:

Jenn
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:28 PM
Response to Reply #1
46. Alright now Swamp Rat! Glad to hear you are safe! Just
came from major heat storm in AZ... We protested the bitch regardless! Pics up tonight if I don't pass out driving home.....sooooooooo tired. Bet you are tired tooooo. Poor thing... :hug:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:18 PM
Response to Reply #46
79. I wish I could send y'all some of this water.
:hug: Stay cool! ... literally. :)
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:27 PM
Response to Reply #79
92. I wish you could send some of it to Colorado.
We've had a drought going on there for several years now.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 02:50 AM
Response to Reply #79
176. I woke up at midnight to do dishes and thought that very thing.... wish I
had some of swamprats water as I watched the water run down the drain!
That is some weird telepathy.. LOL
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lynettebro440 Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:32 PM
Response to Reply #46
99. Glad you are safe honey
Good to hear from you again. Stay safe and drunk if it helps :)

Kicked and Nominated.

:kick:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:46 PM
Response to Reply #99
114. thanks
:hug:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:35 PM
Response to Reply #1
59. Hey!
Glad your okay.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:20 PM
Response to Reply #59
83. Thanks... I never did get to write that letter of complaint about the fake
poll the other day. I had to shut of the computer to pack it... seems silly to worry about things like that right now. :D
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:10 PM
Response to Reply #1
73. I'm so glad to hear that you are safe & sound!!!
I saw live pics of the quarter a few hours ago. It did not appear to be under water. There was damage to some structures, but there were people inside and they were okay!

I've been sending positive energy to your mom, she should be just fine. :grouphug:

I hope you hear from your mom soon, so that your mind will be at rest.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:20 PM
Response to Reply #73
85. thanks
verklimpt! :cry: :D :hug:
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LincolnMcGrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:13 PM
Response to Reply #1
74. This Swampy luvin Liberal is glad to hear it! !
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 06:22 PM by LincolnMcGrath
:hugs: Brother!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:22 PM
Response to Reply #74
87. Way'at LincolnMcGrath!!!
:hug: I'll try to make the TruthSeeker thread tonight. Got to post this pic of Phelps... If I don't make it, please, can you post it? :D



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LincolnMcGrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:27 PM
Response to Reply #87
94. If I don't see you by the 2nd hour, I will gladly post it with pride in
your honor. :yourock:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:29 PM
Response to Reply #94
96. Thanks bro! n/t
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:24 PM
Response to Reply #1
89. I'm breathing a HUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111 sigh of relief my brother
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:48 PM
Response to Reply #89
116. Muitos abraos pra o meu amigo!!!
:D :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Maybe there will be a New Orleans to visit in November after all... if it's not still under water. :cry:
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 08:23 AM
Response to Reply #116
183. HUGH news, indeed.
Glad to hear you're OK - fingers, eyes & legs crossed for your Mom. PM offer still stands.

uhc
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:34 PM
Response to Reply #1
103. Glad you're safe. Has anyone heard from frustrated_lefty?
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:20 PM
Response to Reply #103
124. would like to know abt frustrated _lefty too......Eloriel said she'd keep
monitoring the thread he was posting late last nite/this morning
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:20 PM
Response to Reply #1
125. Good to see you, RAT!
Glad you are safe and sound.
Hope all the others make it out ok too.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:27 PM
Response to Reply #125
129. thanks n/t
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ralps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:38 PM
Response to Reply #1
130. Yay!! I'm glad you are ok, and I hope your Mom is ok
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 07:39 PM by ralps
:hi: :loveya: :hug: :pals: :woohoo: :toast: :toast: :bounce: :bounce: :applause: :applause: :patriot:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:34 PM
Response to Reply #130
142. Hi ralps!
:hug: :cry:
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MzShellG Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:01 PM
Response to Reply #1
134. ((((SWAMP RAT)))))
Glad you alright. Hope you mother is safe. :)
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:35 PM
Response to Reply #134
143. Thanks
:hi: :grouphug:
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:07 PM
Response to Reply #1
135. Good to hear from ya man!!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:36 PM
Response to Reply #135
144. Yo!
:hi: Where did my home go? ... gone with the wind? :shrug:
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:05 PM
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153. Glad to hear that you're okay Swamp Rat! nt
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 11:32 PM
Response to Reply #1
166. I don't have a hell of a lot of energy, but let me say howdy...and that
I quadruple dare you to send that picture to Fred Phelps. :D
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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 11:32 PM
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167. I'm glad you are ok Swamp Rat ! n/t
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Cats Against Frist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 01:13 AM
Response to Reply #1
172. Glad to see you're OK!
:hi:
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Andromeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 04:03 AM
Response to Reply #1
178. Stay safe, Swamp Rat...
and keep making lizard art---I love it!
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 08:18 AM
Response to Reply #1
182. Yay! Glad you're ok.
And keeping good thoughts for your mom. :hug:
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 08:36 AM
Response to Reply #1
185. Big hugs.
:hug:
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:49 PM
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7. kick!
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:51 PM
Response to Original message
9. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Much better title. :D

Thanks!
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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:52 PM
Response to Original message
11. Wooooo!
Nice to see you man. :hi:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:53 PM
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13. HEY! You tricked me! ... Thanks everybody.
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 04:54 PM by Swamp Rat
Thanks y'all! :D :hug: :loveya: :grouphug:
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:57 PM
Response to Reply #13
22. Well it took you too long to start your own thread.
I wanted everyone to hear the good news. Sorry. :-) What's the scoop on your mom?
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:15 PM
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35. I don't know...
She's in the Monteleone Hotel in the Quarter. :scared: cry:
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:21 PM
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38. She's just FINE!
I'm KNOWING it! :hug: :loveya: :hug:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:25 PM
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43. danke
:hug: :cry: Viele Vlker sind gestorben... Ich fhle krank. :cry:
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:45 PM
Response to Reply #43
65. BABYKINS!!!!
:hug: :loveya: :hug:

Ich auch. Nichts ist unerwartet. :grr:
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:23 PM
Response to Reply #43
126. wo haben Sie von Verstorbenen gehoert/gelesen????
there wasn't much on NPR about the death toll
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:25 PM
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128. I'm very tired and cannot remember right now.
Sorry. :(
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:54 PM
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15. {{{SWAMPRAT}}}} is in da house! woot!
Good to hear from you and know you are safe and sound (and stuffed). ;)
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:55 PM
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16. Good!!!!!!
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:55 PM
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18. YAY!!
:hi:. I was missing those green lizardy rightwing photoshopped faces!! :P

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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:55 PM
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20. Awright!! Great news!!
Glad to know you and yours are safe and sound Your Swampness!!

:hug: all around

:D :woohoo: :bounce:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:57 PM
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23. I can't keep up with the thoughtful replies to this thread .. LOVE Y'ALL!!
:loveya: :grouphug:
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:59 PM
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28. Then by all means you kick back
Enjoy that post feast bliss and send a big Way'at to your family from DU

:loveya: right back my friend :D
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:05 PM
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32. Yeah, I drove 12 hours non-stop last night... 'cept stopping for gas.
which should have taken 6 hours. :boring: I'm freakin' tired, but I thought I should check in and tell y'all I'm OK.

Maybe I'll have enough energy for Malloy tonight. ;)

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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:10 PM
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33. Okay, Swamp.
You get some rest and maybe we'll see you tonight during Malloy. Love ya!
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:56 PM
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21. Ya can't keep a good rat down
good to hear you're okay.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:57 PM
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24. Good to hear!
:-)
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 04:58 PM
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26. Ain't nothing in the world better than a stuffed SwampRat having escaped
the flooding...and devistation of Louisiana! Congrats!
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jokerman93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:19 PM
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37. Glad to See You Swamp Rat
You got through it! Time to file a report!
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:23 PM
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40. Good News Swamp Rat..
Glad to hear you made it out. (Got my fingers crossed for your folks)
Who else do we need to hear from.. Bosshog and lefty...
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:29 PM
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49. How about funkybutt and AnnInLa? n/t
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:33 PM
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55. haven't heard from them yet either..
But maybe DU isn't at the top of their list of priorities yet
(can you imagine?) :)
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:41 PM
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63. Oh yes, I can imagine.
I'm lucky to get out with my computer, and lucky that this motel has wireless Internet so I can tell my friends I am OK. I certainly have many important things to attend to, as you know, but I consider all of you my friends and extended family... maybe I'm a weirdo that way. :D
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:46 PM
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67. thanks for checking in...
Because a lot of people here are thinking of you. It's good to know that you're accounted for. I know the others "in the path" will get in touch when they can.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:54 PM
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118. BTW, I made an awesome sign from your art you let me use!!!
I do have a picture of the sign we took to the Peace vigil, it turned out really nice. I'll try to get signed up for photobucket so I can post it!

Thanks Again.

:grouphug:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:14 PM
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123. Thanks a lot.
:hug: It means a lot to me that you used it. :)
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:37 PM
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106. I Beleive funkybutt is all good. Saw A Post Earlier! Ann There Too!
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 06:38 PM by DistressedAmerican
the thread was:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

It is a check in thread for evacuees. Check in Boy!
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:25 PM
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41. Swampy, how's ya family ? /faux Cajun accent off nt
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:31 PM
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52. We're fine, but I don't know about my mom and her SO.
:scared: :cry:

Thanks for your concern steve2470. I have noticed many of your posts, but couldn't reply. :hug:
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:47 PM
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68. Just call me Steve, Mistah Swampy :-) /faux accent off nt
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lumberingbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:16 PM
Response to Reply #52
158. Saw on CNN a interview with woman who runs Monteleone Hotel
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 09:17 PM by lumberingbear
Saw the end of it. Sounded like everything was ok there. She talked about the staff setting up a big buffet for guests, even though their (the employees) homes have probably been destroyed.

edit: spelling
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lavendermist Donating Member (172 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:25 PM
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42. Great!! SR
Been wondering about you today, since I read your post yesterday that said you were staying. Thoughts and prayers are with your parents. :hug:
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:30 PM
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50. welcome back sr
:hi:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:30 PM
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51. Oh yeah, chere!
Looks like good old Carrollton will still be waiting for you when you get back, though it looks like Lower Nine and Bernard Parish really got nailed.

Say, how can I best help the old hometown in this its hour of need? Surely there must be something beter than the Red Cross (ewww Liddy Dole :puke: )?
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:33 PM
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56. A vacation and a job in Hawii?
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 05:34 PM by Swamp Rat
:D

Thanks for your concern. By the way, were are you getting your info about Uptown (Carrollton), my hood.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:53 PM
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70. WWL and WDSU websites, mainly
the links are all over DU. WWL has a message board where people post seeking info on their towns or neighborhoods. WDSU has a "weather blog". So far all I've heard going on Uptown is some wind damage around Napoleon Ave.

As for the vacation, would you settle for a Hawai'i tent at Jazz Fest? You might be surprised how well our local culture would fit in there, with reggae ("Jawaiian") music, and "shave ice", a cousin of that N.O. original the Sno-Cone, but often served with sweet azuki beans!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:13 PM
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75. Wait, you got a tent in Jazz fest?
I'm a musician... let me know if you want live music there. ;) I mostly play Brazilian samba and forr these days... the latter sounds just like zydeco, but with more syncopated rhythm and Portuguese. Oba! :D
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:18 PM
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80. No, I'm thinking that we should have one someday
It'd rock, I'm telling you. And remember, I spent far too much time out on the Fairgrounds back in the early '90s! Local music has moved far past Don Ho. Plus those of you surfeited with fried chicken could try kalua pig (rather like pulled pork), a refreshing swig of liliko'i (passionfruit) punch, or even a Spam musubi (block of sticky rice topped with a slice of you-know-what, wrapped in nori seaweed)!

And what an opportunity to market Hawai'i tourism as something other than surfers and grass-skirted hula dancers!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:40 PM
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107. Damn straight!
I don't eat pork anymore, but I've had kalua pig - good stuff. When I lived in Costa Rica, we used to cook it in a sand pit underground for 24 hours, with all kinds of fruit and vegetables thrown in. The meat just fell off the bone. Now, I mostly stick to eating gator and crawfish, etc. :9
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:03 PM
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152. Looks like street flooding in Carrollton, not much more
http://www.nola.com/newslogs/breakingtp/index.ssf?/mtlo...

Uptown did not see the magnitude of flooding that struck other parts of the city, although the lack of operable pumping stations revealed the usual drainage weaknesses in areas such as Fontainebleau and Napoleon Avenue near Memorial Medical Center. Large bodies of water gathered in those areas, making them impassable by vehicle, with a number of automobiles flooded to the top of the doors.

The rest of Uptown did not suffer much street flooding, but was hammered by Katrina's winds. A driving tour of Uptown is very difficult in a truck and impossible in a car. Large trees block every major thoroughfare at some point, as they do the vast majority of neighborhood side streets. At many corners, trees block three of four options, forcing a driver to turn back and try another route. Negotiating a route through neighborhoods is frustrating and time-consuming, requiring stops to move everything from tree limbs to portable toilets knocked over in the middle of the road. Some homes even lost brick chimneys, which lay shattered in the street....

We noted that street flooding picked up again headed up Carrollton as we got closer to Claiborne, but it only extended about four blocks from Claiborne into the Carrollton area neighborhoods. Still, the power lines were a mess and the trees were just as bad. The limited blocks of flooding are deep enough to stall a vehicle - and water is not subsiding due to the pumping stations not operating. Unless that problem is solved, water could linger for days blocking Uptown thoroughfares.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 11:48 PM
Response to Reply #56
168. You know what? You are absolutely right.
I remember now. We brought a number of the FDNY firefighters out here a few months after 9/11. The people on the front lines of what looks like a long and grueling cleanup deserve no less.
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:31 PM
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53. I am so happy to hear you are ok!
I've been worried about so many of our DUers, it is a relief to know you are ok. I'm betting your Mom is doing fine, but I'll cross my fingers for her just the same.

Trof is reported as ok (in the Lounge) and planing to post photos later when his connection is restored.

I've been down in the Louisiana forum to check on folks there and it sounds like the Acadian crew has come thru it fairly well.

So many DUers we need to hear from still...



Laura
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:34 PM
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57. Hey, Swamp Rat!
Damn good to know you've resurfaced. :)
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:43 PM
Response to Reply #57
64. Here's a pic to go with yours.
I didn't have a chance to sport it on the thread where I found the original (pro-Bushler idjit's poster), as it died too soon. :)

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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:46 PM
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66. Cool.
Same old Swamp Rat. :thumbsup:
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 05:48 PM
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69. MSM is NOT covering actual fact and what really is going on!!!
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 05:56 PM by Rainscents
I'm hearing damges is HUGE and there is death involve!


Hi Swamp Rat!!! I been very worry about you, glad you are doing ok!!!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:31 PM
Response to Reply #69
98. That's what I hear too.
:cry:

thanks :grouphug:
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markus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 11:24 PM
Response to Reply #69
165. Catch the MSNBC story on the Ninth Ward
The reporter was in tears describing what they saw there.

I posted some details in other threads on it. Also see the video of Arabi (I recognized the barracks at the end).

Very, very not good.

It will get out. The MSM won't be able to resist it.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:08 PM
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72. Glad you are OK...hope MOM is too....
whew!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:32 PM
Response to Reply #72
100. I just heard the Quarter was hammered but is still there.
WHEW! is right! :hug:
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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:19 PM
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82. wooHoo!
best news i heard all day :bounce:

glad to have you back SR :toast:
please keep us all posted on how you are doing :loveya:

:hi:

peace
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:34 PM
Response to Reply #82
102. muh shuggah daddy!
:loveya: Maybe I'll get around to posting more pix tonight or tomorrow on your wonderful website. :hug:
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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:58 PM
Response to Reply #102
133. at your service ;->
keep'm coming - just remember to ping me at DU whenever you do so i can publish them :hi:

peace
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:22 PM
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86. Right On, Swamp !!! - Your Type Always Land On Their feet !!!
Or is that cats???

:blush:


Seriously... Glad you and yours are alright.

:bounce: :hi: :bounce:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:35 PM
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104. paws?
:D :grouphug:

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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:43 PM
Response to Reply #104
109. Love it!
You are a treasure! Glad you are ok & will hold your mom & family in my thoughts.

:hi:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:45 PM
Response to Reply #109
112. abrao
:hug:
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:29 PM
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97. Alright Bro!!! Glad tTo See You Safe And Sound!
:bounce:

You Rock!
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PlanetBev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:37 PM
Response to Reply #97
105. As long as Swamp roams the boards at DU...
I can hold onto my sanity and endure. Son, I can't live without your masterpieces gracing these pages.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:43 PM
Response to Reply #105
110. Don't you mean, hold on to your IN-sanity?
:D :hug:

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:42 PM
Response to Reply #97
108. Yo brothah!
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:47 PM
Response to Reply #108
115. Nothing Can Keep My Favorite Underground Rat Down!
Not even widespread chaos swirling all around...



So glad to hear from you.

Best wishes to every one down there:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:54 PM
Response to Reply #115
119. What a pic DA!
Thank you bro. It means a lot. :hug:
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:56 PM
Response to Reply #119
120. And Some Other Jackass Said A Pic Was Worthless To Console
anyone.

See what these people know!

Love you. Really glad you are safe.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:10 PM
Response to Reply #120
122. Please PM
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 07:10 PM by Swamp Rat
Who. :argh:
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Tesla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:07 PM
Response to Reply #115
136. That huge Jesus statue is close to Dayton, just down the highway
Scared the shit outa me the first time I saw it, now it just creeps me out!
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:34 PM
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101. Really good to see you Swamp Rat! Has anyone seen merh?
Glad you're okay, Swamp Rat -

xx
S
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:45 PM
Response to Reply #101
111. Wait, what's up with merh???
Is something wrong???
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:51 PM
Response to Reply #111
117. Be Sure To Check In Here...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Have not heard from merh yet as far as I know.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:07 PM
Response to Reply #111
121. She's in MS - not sure where
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 07:08 PM by Stephanie
she was riding it out somewhere else but worried about her house - one sec, will find her post -

*edit - here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #111
132. I've been waiting on her to check in.
She may not have electricity. From what I hear (she's in Mississippi), they got it bad too. :-(
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LeahD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 12:53 AM
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170. She's OK but has lost everything. See this post in GD.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:25 PM
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127. good to hear it!
:thumbsup:
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:41 PM
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131. WE LOVE YOU SWAMP RAT
Peace be with all those in the path of this storm.

I'll even forgive W for going on TV about "...our GOLF Coast is getting hit hard."

:hi: :loveya: :bounce:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:28 PM
Response to Reply #131
139. Well, you can forgive him for the both of us, because I can't find it in
me right now... Where's the National Guard right now?!? :mad:

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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:07 PM
Response to Reply #139
155. Yep, the segment reran & there he wuz, high&dry/drunk in ARIZONA
while the Delta swims in the drink-- with bored, baffled, bamboozled, boneheads sitting behind and clapping on command-- He seemed as disengaged and clueless as ever and all I could say was "Feh." Unforgiveable. Grinnin and goofin about "now th' 'Raqi peepul git ta desahd." As if their streets aren't flooded-- with blood. :evilfrown:



Did you know there was an DU online candlelight vigil for ya'll last night? Mebbe we nudged the storm a bit or gave it that break at landfall? O8)

Stay tight and dry and well fed, Swampy. Say hello to Mama.

(with props fer your permission to liberally sprinkle SR brilliance in various posts) :+
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:10 PM
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137. Hey, SR, TG you're alright. Here's your fearless leader eating cake
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 08:20 PM by BleedingHeartPatriot
today.

I hope you can work your magic (ala Marie Antoinette and let'em eat cake) on this sometime in the future. I can't tell you how thankful I am that you're OK.

Lots of positive energy your way...MKJ :hi:

edited to add: on looking at this pic, there are so many more themes that could be applied. "Let them eat cake" is only one of many possibilities.

Especially with McCain added in, for good measure. Stay safe. MKJ

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:31 PM
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140. I saw that photo and saved it.
I may find the time to do something with it. :)

Thanks for your kind comments BleedingHeartPatriot. :hug:
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:53 PM
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148. Backatcha, Swamp Rat....
:pals:

Stay safe, stay strong.
You are a vital part of this community. MKJ
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:11 PM
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138. Great to hear from you, SwampRat! Glad you are ok!
Yippee!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

peace.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:33 PM
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141. Thanks... it's hard watching video of my city on CNN right now.
:cry: ... and I was supposed to graduate this semester. :(
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:39 PM
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145. It does look really bad my friend.
Sounds like the french quarter and downown are mostly dry with the outlying areas underwater to one degree or another.

Unreal...
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:56 PM
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150. Have You Checked Out This Feed?
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 10:42 PM
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163. watching WDSU live right now
my beautiful city is mostly gone... :cry:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:06 PM
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154. Hey, Swamp! Glad to hear from you....
You don't know me...'cause I don't spend much time down here...but even us folks "upstairs" really were praying and rooting for you and our other LA/Miss folks.

So Glad to hear from you...Thanks for letting us know you are still out there even after evacuation.

:hi:

Peace and Good Wishes to you in the coming months! It's not nice to be driven out of ones home for a hurricane...and not nice to stay in one's home to "ride it out." Those of us in "Hurricane Territory" have great empathy with you!
:-)'s
koko
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 10:02 PM
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162. thanks... I know you.
;) I've been readin' your posts for years. :hug:

Live TV - WDSU.... rescuing my fellow New Orleaneans.

http://www.wdsu.com/video/4909353/detail.html
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:46 PM
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146. Oh Swamp Rat, thank heaven that you're okay.
I hope that you hear from your mom and her SO soon.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:00 PM
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151. Awww,...sweetie pie!!!! (((HUG))))). It's ALL GOOD!!!
:hug:
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:10 PM
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157. :kick:
:kick:
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:48 PM
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159. HUGE smile of relief!
Take good care and be careful post storm too-
Sometimes the first few days after a hurricane
can be just as dangerous!

Just nod your head, and say "Yes Nurse Debbie"

Seriously if you need anything, just say the word.

D
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:51 PM
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160. Swamp Rat !!!!!!!!
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bling bling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:57 PM
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161. Swamp Rat: DU's own nocturnal thread illustrator.
I'm glad you're safe and sound. This place wouldn't be the same without you!

Best wishes to you and your family and friends.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 11:13 PM
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164. Woohoo! Good to know the lizard weather control conspiracy failed!
:party:
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Old Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 01:10 AM
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171. Can't sink the Swamp Rat!
I'm so glad you're safe...
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 01:45 AM
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174. Good news! Thanks!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 01:46 AM
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175. It's filling up with water.
my city is gone :cry:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 03:17 AM
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177. Good to hear you're safe, SR! Word on another DU hit by the storm, merh
is that she is safe but lost everything:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Thread title: Merh has called. She is safe but has lost everything. Literally.

Swampy, we're with you. :grouphug: Please post here as soon as you hear about your mom or other important news affecting you.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 04:23 AM
Response to Reply #177
179. thank you... i know how she feels
no word from my mom, and she is stuck in the Quarter and the water is rising. my dogs are gonna drown and all the animals in kennels and the Audubon Zoo. :cry:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 04:47 AM
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180. I can't begin to imagine what you feel. I will be thinking about you with
concern and affection - we are members of a community that shares something real even though we don't meet face to face. I know you will be posting updates - I'll be watching for them and so will a lot of other people - and there is never a time when you won't find someone here eager to hear from you.

Did you know Keith Olberman mentioned Bush's slashing of the hurricane planning/disaster relief funds tonight? We are going to blast that story around - such very typical short-sighted, greedy, and heartless act. Also, THIS is where OUR National Guard should be - helping our desperate citizens and working to minimize the damage. Surely they could have done more if they were not almost all stuck in the Middle East as unarmored cannon fodder for Bush's war of choice. Usually it's their families who must worry about THEIR safety. Now thousands of Guards with families in the devastated area must worry about their people back home. It's WRONG on so many levels.

I'm turning in for the night. It's not surprising you are still awake, still trying to get solid news even though you are sick and must be utterly exhausted in every sense there is. Until I return later today, I know you'll have friends here watching for word from you. I'll leave you in their hands for now.

Here's a virtual but heartfelt hug :hug: and a fervent wish that things will work out much better than you fear.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 08:28 AM
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184. Swamp Rat!!! So relieved to hear that you're safe!!!
What would we ever do without you?! But what's this about your dogs?! Jesus, I am so sorry! Where are they?! I have two dogs, myself... And I did hear about the zoo. There's every effort being made to look after those animals. Here's sending positive thoughts your way and especially for your dogs and your Mom. I'll light another candle right this minute. Keep us posted, please! (But first get some rest...)

Rhiannon :hug:
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 07:03 AM
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181. Great!
:bounce:
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