I've heard the news media calling parishes in Louisiana counties. It seems to me that if you are going to claim that your profession is "journalist" then you should at least do your homework. But then again, expecting due diligence from journalists is really asking a lot, isn't it? No, let me rephrase that. Can we expect journalists to make any sense at all?
I guess I wasn't even thinking straight. I have grown so accustomed to being racially blind that I didn't see the obvious until a racist republican jack-ass that I have the unfortunate bad luck to know made a comment. Then it struck me. I was looking at the televised images of the despair and the suffering in New Orleans and seeing human beings in need. But my racist acquaintance looks at those same images and sees niggers.
George "Nero" Bush plays guitar while New Orleans sinks.
We are supposed to be at war with terror. We should be prepared for anything. But a hurricane that is coming for hours and days catches us totally off guard? Doesn't this prove the lie that is the Bush administration? George Bush mentions the oil pipeline eighteen times as he talks about his plans to send aid to New Orleans. Can't America see the truth behind his outlandish lies yet? We could have prepared better for this, but it didn't matter to Dubyah enough to even pay attention.
In the Suburban Chicago Daily Herald, Dennis Hastert, republican majority leader continued his habit of speaking without having his brain actually connected. He had this to say about efforts to rebuild New Orleans:
“It doesn’t make sense to me, And it’s a question that certainly we should ask.”
“First of all your heart goes out to the people, the loss of their homes,” said Hastert . “But there are some real tough questions to ask about how you go about rebuilding this city.”
By now you've probably heard about it. Agile Software Development is the rage. It is said to bring to software development benefits that are usually attributed to Just In Time inventory management. It is a development strategy that deals with change easily and produces results. The Agile Manifesto and its Principles lay the groundwork.
Funny that I have a daughter named Katrina.
Everybody has been calling me asking me about what I think about what has happened. I guess my answer is that I don't think about it at all if I can help it. But when I do think about it I get angry. Not angry at the hurricane because that would be pointless and futile. I'm just angry at people, especially politicians.
This is from a posting at NOLA.com, some poor person from New Orleans wondering what has happened:
Just finished watching Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle for the first time. A friend brought over the DVD. And if they weren't my friend before they brought it over, well, they are now.
I highly recommend the movie to anyone who loves martial arts movies, fantasy, adventure, comedy and special effects. Because this movie has it all. It even has a love interest as a minor subplot brought around just in time so you can feel good abut seeing Stephen Chow's name over and over again in the credits.
Well I've moved my personal blog into a Drupal powered site which now completely ends my brief romance with blojsom. Hopefully this romance with Drupal will last a little longer* since I am tired of working on websites for free.
If you are looking for blogs about more technical stuff, then visit my "forgotten software" website.
*actually I'm studying Ruby on Rails now.