Daily Letters

A selection of letters received.


December 13, 2005

Have you already forgotten?

Dear George:

My wife and are victims of Hurricane Katrina and formerly lived in the Lakeview area of New Orleans. Immediately after the storm, you made promises to help rebuild New Orleans. But just a few short months after the storm, we no longer sense that your promises will be fulfilled. Have you already forgotten about those promises?

Maybe the United States does not really want to rebuild the great city of New Orleans. If so, please tell us that that is the case. Don’t just let us wondering if we will ever be able to live in our neighborhood once again. We are currently living on the North side of Lake Pontchartrain. Although my wife is working, I no longer have a job. I was a pharmacy director at a large hospital in New Orleans that has since closed its doors. The job situation for all hospital workers in the area is rather bleak and there do not exist many choices.

Will this be the death of a great American City as stated in an editorial by the New York Times?

Age 52
New Orleans, LA



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  • At 5:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Are you kidding? The current white house, just like the previous white houses of the past century, are driven by their neverending design to conquer, control, suppress. I think they are laughing at us, right now. Think about it:

    Abrahoff (or whatever his name is) was just sent to prison for 6 years over lobbying scandals,
    The VP shot an assistant in the face and then didn't report it for 15 hours,
    Another white house aid just quit his job and got arrested for shoplifting from Target,
    Rove 'accidentally' released a covert CIA ops' name to the press,
    Response time on Katrina was abyssmal;
    They were going to war, no matter what, they decided they were going to war.

  • At 5:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    sorry, 'desire,' not 'design', first paragraph.


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