Monday, September 29, 2008

A whole heap of trouble

I'm back from my brief exile from blogging. So much has happened in the past month our heads are spinning. 

Let's talk about things that haven't been done since the last time we spoke:
  • 150,000 Houstonians still haven't had power restored to their homes after the hurricane.
  • Congress did not pass a "bailout" bill to save the country from something Drew is calling a "calamity."
  • I still have not taken my pile of newspapers to recycle.
  • Sarah Palin has not given a sensible answer to any question asked of her by the press, and
  • Levi Johnston is still not free.
So why don't you tell me what's going on with you? I'm planning blockwalking this weekend for Constable Precinct One Jack Abercia and for Harris County Sheriff candidate Adrian Garcia. Feel free to stop by the office and pitch in!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm still alive

Greetings, one and all.

I have power tonight. Being in the dark really had me down, down, down... It's the total disruption of our everyday lives that can get to us. To me.  No power, no water, no food...
it reminds you how others live on a daily basis and you wonder how they keep their humanity. I prayed for mine, over and over, during the darkness and while listening to the hum of the neighbor's generator, the only one on the block.

If anyone is reading, I am here, praying that the lights stay on this time. This is the 4th largest city in America and we are still mostly without power. 

Hurricane Ike kicked our collective ass. I'll be pitching in tomorrow to maintain humanity and help those who didn't need it a week ago and those who need help more than ever.

-La Sandra

Friday, September 12, 2008

What to do... what to do...?

I'm watching CNN coverage of Hurricane Ike because the overworked, very sleepy reporters on local TV are driving me insane with their 24-hour coverage.
Call me crazy, but if my ass is about to get blown away, I at least want to catch the Oprah show before I go. 

Oh, goody! Our favorite hero during the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, General Honore, is back on TV. Wolf has him on as an expert on disaster. He's all dressed up in a nice suit, his aviators are gone and he's lookin' pretty sharp. Go General Honore!

I was going to stay here by my little lonesome, but I decided to head on into my secret bunker (Mom's house) and ride out the storm there. I've got my friend Jack Daniels, my favorite pillow, a cooler full of drinks, NYT crosswords, my Abe Lincoln book and my beloved Mac. 

All's good. So, until later later, I'm hunkerin' down. If y'all see the Governor doing photo ops out there, tell him I said, "adios, mofo."

Friday, September 5, 2008

Workhorses and windbags

Whatever you do, don't die in the 18th Congressional District of Texas unless you want a special guest at your funeral.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Joementum Returns

I'll be blogging the Cuckoo's Nest this week for the Chron again. I have posted a live blog of Sen. Joe Lieberman's address to the RNC. Get it here!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

You can't afford no ring

Yup, it's true. Bristol Palin, 17 years old, is an unmarried high school senior who is five months pregnant. This normally wouldn't be a big deal. The Palins live in a teeny tiny town in Alaska where you hafta snuggle together for warmth. Being pregnant is not a bad thing. Surely, it's because Sarah Palin's daughter was practicing a form of birth control that is foolproof and the only method approved by her mother: abstinence.

The reason this is a big deal is because Sarah Palin is the Republican Vice Presidential nominee. I suspect someone was trying to hide Bristol's baby bump from the media and the voters. But let's see how they spin this one.

The good news is that if we're really, really lucky, we might get invited to the WEDDIN' there at the White House South Lawn where Bristol & Levi (her baby's daddy) are gonna park their trailer.