Linnea Ashley on October 6th, 2005

my mother and father are amazing people. everything good about me i owe to them…their love…their attention…their prayers for me and who they wanted me to become. i’ll claim what’s wrong as my own faltering but the good i give to them.in that vein my wonderful parents drove 6 hours to new orleans yesterday and […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 6th, 2005

Spell bananas b-a-n-a-n-a-s…I never realized what the heck dear gwen was saying in that song. Having heard it all night and day yesterday I’m even less sure what she means. But then how much does meaning mean when you are busy dancing your heart out in the middle of the always foul-smelling but bordering on […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 3rd, 2005

so today i’ll try to talk about something different. something wonderful. like how when we evacuated for rita a friend and i went to a restaurant to have drinks (a favorite of mine from when i used to recruit there). the rain was coming down in torrents, the sky a forboding gray, and even in […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 2nd, 2005

They brought in puppies the other day and now they are pushing counseling. We look a bout a haggard bunch. For my part, I am in need of a quiet room with no one else in it and a comfortable bed where I can cry for a few hours. I think I need to cry myself […]

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Linnea Ashley on September 30th, 2005

Committee on Homeland Security Democrats Bennie G. Thompson, Ranking Member www.house.gov/ hsc-democrats.house.gov For Immediate Release: Contact: Jennifer Porter Gore September 30, 2005 Nadra Harrison 202.226.2616 FEMA Cuts off Expedited Assistance for Hurricane Katrina Victims Decision Leaves Potentially Thousands of Victims Without Survival Funds WASHINGTON–As Hurricane Rita struck the Texas-Louisiana border, the Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

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Linnea Ashley on September 29th, 2005

the days are not filled with much noise. mostly quiet desperation. eyes not really focusing on anything until i tell them there is no money coming. fema lied. and then they see me clearly for a moment before stoicism or weeping takes over.for most it is a dazed and quiet walking away.for others – a […]

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Linnea Ashley on September 28th, 2005

the government giveth and the government screws you over. people are NOT getting their $2000 and people think that is normal and what has been happening all along. IT HAS NOT.i need SOMEONE, ANYONE to make a stink about this. i need fema to be shamed into doing the right thing. for the love of […]

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Linnea Ashley on September 27th, 2005

for my part – stupidity played it’s part.my cell phone is gone. i’d like to think i simply misplaced it but i have a sinking suspicion that it was stolen from the office today. i had it out trying to get everyone’s attention about my second rant…fema has STOPPED giving the $2000 the president promised. […]

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Linnea Ashley on September 27th, 2005

No more tent city…we finally got rooms at the Hampton inn. Sounds great. Is great. I haven’t slept in such a plush bed in quite some time. Even so…I have to choke back tears or at least a huge sigh of apprehension every time I walk in or out of it.  It is directly in […]

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Linnea Ashley on September 26th, 2005

We evacuated today. I haven’t decided if we were being overly cautious or just so…but when we got to the drc (disaster recovery center) at 8:30am, there was a line that wrapped out of the parking lot and down the street. They weren’t for us…we are pretty good at getting people processed and through the […]

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