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OBrien Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 02:12 PM
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meanwhile in Houston ( I still have no power)
This morning I turned on our battery TV to see a report about a line a mile long of people waiting for food stamps.... as long as they had fucking papers in order. Fucking government will throw pallets of money in Iraq and their buddies on Wall Street but screw the people they better have their fucking papers in order. My husband and I are doing great, we can afford to go out to eat and drive around in an air conditioned car.... it just breaks our hearts to see the misery..... it is only going to get worse.


keep hope alive

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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 02:14 PM
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1. Jesus H. Christ.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 02:16 PM
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2. Sadly this is only news in Texas
I've been watching on KHOU and can't believe the neglect and confusion.
Hope things improve soon. :grouphug:
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OBrien Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 02:22 PM
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3. thanks for the responses...
but it appears not many at DU care either. The big shitpile grows!
We are at a pub with air conditioning and wiifi Yeah!
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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 02:29 PM
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5. I care...a lot.
Thanks for the updates from Houston.

I'm glad you're safe in the a/c'd & wired pub.
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 03:17 PM
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13. Please know that I care!
There's just a paucity of information that's out there on the MSM. I have family in San Antonio and haven't heard from them via e-mail, but have written to let them know how concerned I am. Seems like they probably were not in harm's way given their location. I'm glad you are doing well. It's infuriating how little assistance our "government" provides its citizens in the midst of disaster/crises, but can spend zillions of our taxes to "bail out" the wealthy. Words fail me anymore as I try to express my anger and dismay.

Take care and be safe.

Tired Old Cynic
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 02:26 PM
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4. Wow. Where are you. The area around FM1960 has power I know. nt
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OBrien Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 02:33 PM
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7. I live in the Heights ( now the depths? ha ha )
it is inside the 610 loop not far from downtown. old hood with big damaged trees
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 02:31 PM
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6. I wish I lived in a country that actually saw its citizens as
human beings. Instead, we are merely numbers they need when voting time comes. Damn shame. :kick: & Recommended.
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prole_for_peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 02:49 PM
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8. With the conversion to digital tv next year
those of us in the hurricane prone areas (I am in Beaumont) won't be able to use these little tvs to check on things. Unless the coverters will hook up to them and run on batteries also
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OBrien Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 02:52 PM
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9. new battery digital tv
I read in the chron today about them...they cost about $200...but so far only one company makes them but don't know who.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 02:52 PM
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10. No power here either.
I figure I will probably be Texas New Mexico's very last reconnect, with my luck.
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OBrien Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 03:14 PM
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11. temperature rising
gotta go...I"ll try to update occasioanaly on W's favorite people and state. Someone needs to tell him we could use some bush clearing.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 03:16 PM
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12. I talked to my brother this morning, and he told me their power
was restored just yesterday.

My sister in law said it went out a day before the hurricane.

I hope your's gets turned on quickly.
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OBrien Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 03:19 PM
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14. thanks I must say...
I'm not from Houston..lived here 9 yrs...but the people I know i have grown to love so much.
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