Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday pussy and hurricane Sandy



This would be disaster pussy. As we all know cats are smarter than people. They don't have owners they have secretaries. Who after all wouldn't come to the rescue of a meowing cat in distress even if they didn't have all the rescue equipment?

Annie Leibovitz the well known New York photographer is getting quite the flack for displaying photos of fashion models juxtaposed against a backdrop of Hurricane Sandy survivors and the wreckage it left behind. I say good on her. It's been over 80 days since the storm hit and yet very little has been done to help this area. It's true that many of the folks of this area were a bit higher on the income ladder than those of New Orleans but many were not. So Annie's photo spread gives rise to that almost cliche thought of well dressed New Yorkers stepping over the homeless lying in the street. And as we all know the longer and farther away from the latest of shocking breaking news one gets the further back in the grey matter it goes soon to become a faint memory. Then we can reminisce and only wonder "what ever happened to those folks up there in NYC after Sandy hit, wonder if they ever recovered?" All the while knowing that they didn't but as the saying goes out of sight out of mind.

We think of the other Sandy tragedy and race to change gun laws move an entire school to a new location and grieve for the tragic loss of life all the while forgetting the slow death of people living in cars in winter and crammed into shelters waiting for help when no help seems to be on the way. Which end would you choose quick or slow? And as difficult and tragic as facing a hurricane and it's aftermath may be it's nothing compared to next next nightmare, facing the insurance adjuster.

Bit busy today again. Not for myself. Helping an acquaintance in another state get out of jail on trumped up charges. I'm that kind of guy. Wouldn't think twice about helping kitty stuck in hole or up a tree. It's the right thing to do.

Bank fails later. And maybe I'll borrow one of Annie's photos for show and tell here.
UPDATE: One bank failed in MN. this week.
  

12 comments:

harry said...

Good on ya Mr DeMeur.


Anne ? Bring it.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

Jaysus, mate!
Yins is one depressing bastard.

Innit?

"......Who after all wouldn't come to the rescue of a meowing cat in distress even if they didn't have all the rescue equipment?....."

See my post "Who Dat Cunt". That's who.

S.W. Anderson said...

C'mon , Demeur, although doing so caused a whole lot of House Republicans gas, bloating and constipation almost as painful as a case of the bends, they finally offered up votes for billions in aid to Sandy victims. Some of those Republicans probably felt more devastated after doing that than Sandy victims felt when they saw their flattened homes and wrecked businesses. But however belatedly, help is on the way.

I hope your Perry Mason venture works out well. I just wonder how you know from a great distance the charges are bogus. Ah, faith in your fellow man -- an admirable trait. ;)

Tom Harper said...

"Disaster Pussy" -- a distant cousin of "any port in a storm."

Demeur said...

Hat tip to Harry.

Yins? You wouldn't be from Pittsburgh now would you? And anyway there were more Mexicans in N.O. after the storm, much slower.

Doesn't look like we where any help SW. "The man" beat him down. A crappy public defender didn't help either.

Tom it looks like the port was washed away.

Randal Graves said...

Keep this crap up, and people are going to start thinking that you're a nice guy. And you don't want that.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

Demeur said,

".....Yins? You wouldn't be from Pittsburgh now would you?....."

Yins goin' dawn tawn Picksburg to see the Stillers? I might. What's your watch at?

The Tutor spent a year there - ostensibly darkening the doorstep of Carnegie Mellon - but I suspect he was actually cleaning toilets at Three Rivers.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

Perhaps "dahn tahn" is a better transliteration of the wonderful Pittsburgh variant of the Queen's English for "down town".

Demeur said...

I see you have a flare for western Pennsylvania vernacular. That'll sure come in handy some day maybe.

Here's a scary though. "The Tutor" as you call him could pass as my twin brother. Although I'm sure our backgrounds are quite different.

And Randal that's not true. Only when I get up on the right side of the bed which isn't often.

Aquarians Love To Fuck said...

Here's an even scarier thought. The Tutor also had a twin, originally, but apparently he/she/it was eaten 'in utero' as only one child was birthed.

I can do a Masshole accent too!

Tom Harper said...

All these Pittsburgh dialects are giving me a hudd-ache :)

I'm from Pittsburgh originally; we moved when I was ten. My parents weren't from there originally so I never had the accent.

Demeur said...

Oh so it's "Bastin" then?

Tom count your blessings.