Friday, September 09, 2005

Let them stay

The idea of forcibly evicting people from their homes in New Orleans is simply ridiculous. If these people want to stay, let them stay. Certainly the conditions in most of the city are atrocious, but if the residents want to stay, no one should make them leave. The fact that they've survived at all is testimony to their ability to weather some pretty awful stuff.

Somebody should simply draft a form that will absolve officials of responsibility should anything untoward happen. That way, if any of these folks run into trouble, they can't shake their fist at the government and say, "You didn't help me." Other than that, leave well enough alone. I think what one of these guys said sums it up perfectly: "Treat me with benign neglect." If that's what they want, let them have it.

This ain't no zydeco:

Various - Cyberdrome Alien City Part 1
(hardcore will never die; gabber in the house)

Body Count - Born Dead
(seems Ice was serious about this after all; still really funny, tho)

Tom Waits - Franks Wild Years
(it is more than rain)

Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
(never could stand that dog)


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