I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
And so the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're goin' through

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Burin' Down the House

So, anybody else tired of hearing about how FEMA is working in California to help with the devistation surrounding the wildfires and how they "learned our lesson from Katrina" (not that we're tired of hearing about the fires, but that every time Chertov gets on the news he repeats that line). Yeah, how they're helping out with houses worth millions for areas that are generally conservative (only the major cities are liberal, something that was brought up during the "give electoral votes to reflect popular vote in counties" kerfluffle), well, that's a welcomed change from flying over the flooded-out poor people of the Gulf Coast as you end your month long vacation almost right on schedule. Geez, Karl Rove goes away and everybody forgets the game plan. Didn't he leave a manual or program to help out?

Say, Mr. President and the conservative party that blamed Clinton for the wildfires of 1998-2001, how's that "clearing out the deadwood and underbrush," plan going? Seems like it's working really well. Glad we dumped so much of the conservation programs to re-log those lands. Oh wait, that's right, that's not what your plan really addressed, was it?

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