Sunday, September 18, 2005



Aftermath

In the wake of Katrina the best and the worst of human nature can be found. It seems that no other phenomena can bring this out like a natural disaster. From the outpouring of help for the Gulf Coast to the ones taking advantage of the disaster the whole scope of human experience has come forth.

Even in the midst of disaster some people find a way to keep a sense of humor. You can never underestimate the power of a smartass as the initial survivors list came out and some joker managed to slip in a couple of false names. One was the old standby Mike Hunt and the other though new to me seems to be my new favorite fake name Heywood Jablome.

It seems that with the massive hit to the insurance companies Katrina brings, they will not take giving out their money easily. The Attorney General of Mississippi is now bringing suit against five insurance companies including State Farm, Allstate, and Farm Bureau for skirting claims. These douchbags are offering their clients money up front on a contingency basis but when they sign the paperwork in fine print they are admitting flood damage so the insurance companies are able to blame all of their damage on flooding and disallow the claims. I sincerely hope that these douchbags get whats coming and the Attorney General slaps the insurance companies like they slapped the tobacco industry.

During all of the looting going on a group of fat cops being pissed that they could not catch the younger faster looters, decided to arrest 73 year old Marlene Matlin. For the offence of taking a sausage from a deli in order to eat the elderly deaconess was jailed for 16 days and given a 50,000 dollar bond. The efforts of the AARP, FEMA, the family, a private attorney, and even the deli owner went to no avail in getting her out until the story broke on the AP and then a upper level judge was able to get her released.

Yes the good, the bad, and the ugly have all been displayed but the human spirit will survive and my best wishes to all in the region.

5 comments:

Crazy Dan said...

thats so funny Heywood Jablowme... I have to remember that one.

Danielle said...

I love how you depict the agony of the hurricane through the woman, yet the beauty through the background... you have a little artsy fartsy in yourself... I really like the other pics you have on here, too! Nice!

Big D said...

Heywood Jablowme - Allstate!

:P fuzzbox said...

I have been called many things in my life although artsy fartsy is a new one. Thanks for visiting Danielle. I think the word verification people are stoners, it looks like they have typed in the words maximum smoke in Spanish.

phred said...

Insurance companies are like lawyers..they are parasites. The live off of other peoples misery.
May their syphillis turn into blood poisoning and chicken fry their brain, and they live in a semi-comotose state for 97 years in a refurbished unapproved nursing home in the ghetto of New New Orleans.