Last night I watched as history was made when Senator Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination and became the first black man nominated by a major political party to seek the presidency of the United States of America.
And I so wish my beloved father was alive to have seen it.
Today, this bitch is pausing to remember a historical event that is still unfolding and impacting so many people’s lives.
Three years ago today Hurricane Katrina came ashore…
…and she changed everything.
Hurricane Katrina didn’t just expose engineering problems, weak levees and the lack of emergency preparedness.
Katrina exposed our flaws and our callous disregard of our fellow citizens. She exposed the true price of crony politics and the sad definition of traditional values.
At least 1,836 people lost their lives.
I can't help but wonder how many of those lives lost are charged to human failure.
So today let us remember those lost and those still trying to dig out three years later.
“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’". George Bernard Shaw, "Back to Methuselah"