September 05, 2005

Thank You

As I type this, Hurricane Katrina: Blog for Relief Weekend is drawing to a close. Thanks to big-hearted readers just like you, blog readers have logged more than $ 1,074,387 in donations, and that does not come close to including all blog donations.

Via Michelle Malkin, I see that Americans have donated at least $404 million dollars to help victims of Hurricane Katrina so far.

I'd also like to thank our generous foreign donors as well.

Thank you one and all.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 5, 2005 11:54 PM | TrackBack

I guess I need not introduce myself because the name speaks for itself. I am so sick and tired of all of this bull shit from you so called christian conservatives. Yep I said it Bull shit. You walk around all day acting as if you know everything, you contradict yourselves everyday talking about God hates gays and Lesbians. The key word in that statement is hate. Since when has god hated anyone. You are never open minded about anything, and you always act as if you are unaware about everything. Hurricane Katrina is just the first of many wake up calls, as seen on T.V. with Kanye West's statements. I read majority of these posted messages, and I constantly notice how all of these identified republicans say that poor people want hand outs and it scares me to know that I live in a country where the constistution is contradicted everyday. We are suppose to be the richest country in the world and majority of our people are making 5.75 an hour, and you say they want hand outs. They just want what was promised to them when they were born. Equality. How do most of you sleep when a large percentage of your fellow countrymen are living way below the poverty line and all you can worry about is Iraq and abortion. When movie stars can make ten million dollars a movie but you can only pay the common man 5 dollars an hour. When most people turn a blind eye to racism just because it is the year 2005. We all see it. Just because 1 or 2 minorities are in place to make someone look good does not mean that we have arrived. Though we have made some progress we still have a long way to go. Quit making excuses. The common man is tired of "surviving" under these ridiculous views. We want to start living, and as long as God breathe's life into my body everyday, I will see to it that we are given what was promised to us in the constitution. I'm glad a big percentage of you all were offended my Kanye West's comments because they ARE TRUE. You know it you feel it's all around you YOU Smell it and you can taste it. You need to stop being so set in your ways and except the fact that there will be more of this comming.

Posted by: so liberal at September 6, 2005 12:41 PM

On a thread solely written to thank all people for supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina, you give up this troll dropping?

Yes, I get up every morning just chomping at the bit to talk about how God hates fags... Oh wait, that would be Fred Phelps, registered Democrat.

And I am close-minded and unaware about EVERYTHING. I can't learn anything new... Lord knows how we've managed to gain control of every branch of government.

The Constitution is contradicted every day? You must be talking about that clause that says you have the right to live off the labor of others. Can you cite where that exists again? I know I can't learn anything, but I'd at least like to see it once before I forget it. I could have sworn it guaranteed the pursuit of happiness; I didn't know it promised a free ride to all. Silly me.

While you are at it, can you please cite the labor statistics that say the majority of Americans are making $5.75 an hour? Ignorant little old me, I missed that one, too.

And can you explain the new math to me as well? Cuase no matter how I cut it, the poverty level has historically hovered at around 12.5% no matter who was in office, and I just can't figure out of the life of me how that 12.5% constitutes a "large percentage."

I'm glad you want to start living, but I'm sorry that our quota system only allows "one or two" minorities to thrive at any one time.

You'll have to wait your turn.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at September 6, 2005 01:18 PM

so liberal sounds EXACTLY like my ex-girlfriend...

Posted by: Josh at September 6, 2005 03:39 PM

A poverty rate of 12.5% not a "large percentage" but a substantial one; what about those just above it, the ones who make more than $12k a year but less than 20k? These people are even worse off -- they actually work but don't have anything to show for it.
CY sounds reasonable and well-intentioned. CY knows that we could volley statistics at each other for weeks and still make our arguments. Statistics are surely the little whores of rhetoric.
I'm not a Dem or a believer in government handouts. I work as a mail carrier and personally give people their welfare/disability/unemployment checks, many days with clinched teeth because as I have gotten to know them I have realized some are indeed lazy. I have also realized that there will always be people for whom the government is nothing more than a row of teats to suck.
But many of the poor on my route, the ones who live in shabby houses and have threads for clothes, well, they do have jobs. They just don't get paid much.
My mother, who is a social worker, often tells me how her clients intentionally get fired or stay out of work so they can retain health benefits. What's even more sickening is the family that works hard but makes 17k instead of 11k, so they don't get any health insurance, even though they might have children (as if their kids are any less important).
My point is that if you have a job, are paying your taxes, obeying the law, etc. then by all means let my tax dollars help those who might be poor but are at least productive.

Posted by: coffee is for closers at September 7, 2005 06:29 PM