Saturday, January 01, 2005

January 1, 2005

Today I decided to create my own blog, in order to get on out there with everyone else these days who are speaking their minds, and expresssing their own points of view. I guess that Jan. 1 is probably as good day as any to start something like this. At center stage right now are the terrible events resulting from the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Southeast Asia on Dec. 26. Once again, our government embarasses its people, by offering a paltry sum toward monetary aid for the region. Our initial 14, then 35 million dollar offer, overshadowed by nations like Great Britain's 98 million dollar offer, now becomes shamed into growing into 350 million dollars, which is still far from sufficient, but getting there. I guess there's nothing like being called "stingy" by a UN aid official, as well as about 6 billion other people in this world, in order to get these guys to do the right thing. The greatest natural disaster of our lifetimes, and it takes Bush 3 days to say anything at all about it, down there at the ole ranch in Crawford (yes, I'm a disgruntled Kerry supporter, suffering from PTBD - Post Traumatic Bush Disorder). Looks like it's going to be a long four years.


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