Monday, May 20, 2013

Aftermath in Moore, Oklahoma

My sense of empathy is so strong, when these tragedies strike it literally hurts me. At the moment I'm feeling as stunned as the victims must be. I'm too overwhelmed for words. So all I got are these photos.

A teacher hugs child at Briarwood Elementary school after the tornado. [photo via The Oklahoman]

And another survivor amidst the rubble. [photo via]

Meanwhile as reported first at CQ:
The tornado damage near Oklahoma City is still being assessed and the death toll is expected to rise, but already Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., says he will insist that any federal disaster aid be paid for with cuts elsewhere.
Sadly, that's not the worst reaction I've seen tonight.

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Blogger city said...

thanks for share..

2:03:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Painfully poignant pictures. When you look at the landscape it's too much to seem real, but on the wet puppy level it's almost too much to bear.

Just like those cheap-ass Tea bastards to worry about the cost 'cause it might cut into the funds we give Big Oil and Big Sugar and all the rest of the support we give to corporate parasites. Perhaps the NRA will call for providing arms for the victims just to keep lawnorder, of course -- and we'll soon be told, if we aren't already being told that it's Gawd's wrath for not being the miserable hate-filled stone throwers Jesus wants us to be.

This all happened while I was participating (as a radio operator) in a State-wide disaster drill here in Florida. Experience teaches how important it is to be prepared and of course how important it is for people to know how and to be able to deal with these disasters. I know there will be many unrecognized heroes in and around Moore, which is good considering how many selfish, uncaring, tight-wad sons of bitches and hellfire God-bothers we'll be hearing from -- as we always do.

8:56:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Amen Fogg.

5:24:00 PM  

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