The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

2 September 2005

Because it deserves repeating

From Michele:

Yes, I have questions. I have complaints. I want to know a lot of things about the way this was (or wasn't) handled. As Americans, we deserve to know this, we have the right to know why hospitals weren't evacuated and why this seems like one fuck-up after another. But later. There is so much time for that later. Right now, we should not be stopping our leaders and politicians to answer our questions, we should just let them go do what they are supposed to be doing. Later. There is always later for the second guessing and and accusations and pitchforks and torches. And answers.

We are supposed to, as humans, be compassionate. I've seen some behavior in the past few days that make me doubt that compassion and empathy are inherent in human beings. But there are stories, the good stories, the heart-warming things, the people opening up their hearts and homes and wallets, that make me believe that all the scum of the earth can never outnumber the good.

It's simply that scum gets better press — nothing more.

Posted at 7:25 AM to Blogorrhea


This comment from Michelle is the biggest bunch
of crap I have ever read and I have read more
crap here than most people.

If you don't like the word crap, please feel free to
ban me from your blog like that pinnacle of
freedom, that light of light, Mr. Bates, who puts
up messages because not only will he decide who will
post, but who will read. Something I find amusing,
because his stuff isn't very good, but did provide
me with some humor during the day. Plus, it's always
nice to stumble across yet another Oklahoman whose
ego is bigger than their mouth.

Posted by: buddyhackett at 11:35 AM on 2 September 2005

Not to beat up on the "city fathers" of New Orleans or anything, but it is below Sea Level. Who builds a city that is "topographically" underwater?

With that out of the way, my prayers and financial assistance are with them...

Posted by: Matthew at 3:26 PM on 2 September 2005

Buddy, has it been a while since you got laid or are you always like this?

Posted by: unimpressed at 3:42 PM on 2 September 2005

Who builds a city that is "topographically" underwater?

Nobody. Think, Matthew: who had the technology to build a city below sea level c.1800?

New Orleans was above sea level when founded. And like Venice, Italy, it started sinking.

Venice has been at it a lot longer, which is why New Orleans only just got waterways for streets this past week.

Posted by: McGehee at 4:30 PM on 2 September 2005

Well it's been a while but I'm usually like this too. Thanks for being concerned about my "laidness"
but don't waste your time praying about it.

Thanks!

To Matthew: If you don't want to think about it,
don't. Some people here are unbearably insufferable
but at least they know how to spell Venice. Not to
mention New Orleans and avant-garde. Not to mention
du jour, not to mention Debra Messing's nose.

Posted by: buddyhackett at 7:14 PM on 2 September 2005

Why waste a perfectly good prayer (even if I were so inclined) on you?

I'm not "concerned", per se, just figured it had to be something along those lines because of the vitriol you spew in all directions, mostly undeserved.

Posted by: unimpressed at 8:33 PM on 2 September 2005

Well that doesn't seem very Christian! I am so shocked! I hadn't noticed any vitriol spewing lately. But if you look around there is certainly
plenty of vitriol for all. I'm sure you don't really
expect for people who have been "vitrioled" not to
vitriol back do you? Or is this just the same old same old one way street thing that people love to do, which is a close cousin to that "you can dish it
out but can't take it" thing? I don't really think that someone who calls someone a stalker ....oh wait, that's not vitriol is it?

Why can't Matthew beat up on the city fathers?
The fact is that the captains of the ship bailed out. Maybe we could do with a little less praying and a few more buckets. How about putting Congress in some buses and busing them down to help with the cleanup? I seem to remember that quite a few Republicans( and Democrats for that matter) were very in favor of busing at one time.

I'm also thinking that New Orleans got waterways
for parks because The Army Corp of Engineers was ignored in their request for funding for fixing levees. Another reason is that it has been fairly evident for awhile that fixing things in our country is a lot harder than prancing around the globe doing whatever it is we think we're doing.

Evidently most Americans are happy with this,
because there doesn't appear to be a majority that
demands anything else.

Have a great day.

P.S. If this is considered vitriol might I suggest
you read The Happy Homemaker who has a very nice thing going about scrapbooking or Cutting to The Chase who has iPod list up for the Weekend. They're not vitriolic and might be a little more to your liking.

Posted by: buddyhackett at 1:50 PM on 3 September 2005

[i]Well that doesn't seem very Christian! I am so shocked![/i]

What part of "even if I were so inclined" do you not understand? I've never claimed any Christian leanings of any sort.

You were spewing nastiness towards bloggers on sites where you claim to have been banned. If the attitude displayed here is any indication, the bans are no particular surprise.

As for the rest of your rant, it has no relevance with anything I've put forth and only tangential relevance to the messages you've hung them on.

Posted by: unimpressed at 3:45 PM on 3 September 2005

Oh my.
You certainly don't sound very friendly.
And I was just going to offer some help with
your htmling. I guess I won't now. People here are
so cranky sometimes, aren't they?
But thank you so much for taking the time to answer my post. I was thinking I was still on ignore.

Isn't ignore tactic #1?

Thanks again very much!

No. Wait. Tactic #1 is asking why am I here, I shouldn't be here, I'm taking up too much space,
why do I have an opinion. Or wait. That's tactic
#9. No. Wait. That's tactic #13. #9 is I'm not
being logical. Logical enough is Tactic 14.
Surely for $40 a month, one funny nice response
isn't too much to ask? I wouldn't expect anything
less from such a nice community!

Anyway, Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Posted by: buddyhackett at 3:56 PM on 3 September 2005