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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Bush to World: We Don't Need Your Help

This blog has veered into the political because I am just too angry to take it anymore. An article in the L.A. Times talks about how other nations have offered us aid in the face of this disaster, even as they wonder why we don't seem to be able to cope with it ourselves. Even impoverished Sri Lanka, the article says, has made a $25,000 donation. But Bush apparently seems to think we're too good to need anyone else's help. This is hubris of the worst sort. Countries around the world already dislike us for our perceived arrogance, and now Bush is going to spurn their offers of aid? Here's a quote from the article:

"The Bush administration has offered mixed signals on whether it would accept such aid. In an interview with ABC on Thursday, President Bush said the U.S. was not seeking foreign assistance. 'This country is going to rise up and take care of it,' he said."

Yeah, Bush and the federal government have done such a great job handling this disaster that it's clear we don't need any other assistance. (Please note heavy sarcasm.) God forbid that the mighty 'Murricans show any weakness by accepting help from outsiders. Far better to let our people starve and die. AHHH!

And now Justice Rehnquist is dead and Bush gets another shot at packing the Supreme Court. Maybe Mr. Pink is right...maybe the time is right to move to Costa Rica.


  • At 1:54 PM, Blogger Bruingirl said…

    Uh oh....getting political here. Knowing that we will never see eye to eye on politics....

    Ray Nagin should have been better prepared to handle something like this, as MAYOR of the CITY. If he had done his job as a mayor after Hurricane Ivan LAST YEAR to prepare for hurricane season this year, it would not have become the national disaster that it has become.

    Also, in regards to "rejecting" aid. It has to do w/ whether or not we NEED that help. There's no point in taking everything from everyone when we don't need it. It is a NEED-based acceptance policy. We are not SPURNING foreign aid.


    Just another viewpoint that should be taken into consideration. :)

  • At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I feel sorry for you bruingirl:(


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