The Post Office is very excited to tell me that as of June 1, I could start getting magazines and catalogues again. For those of you keeping score at home, that's over 9 months since the storm, and I live in a fairly well-functioning part of the city. Please note: the mail police are not even any good at enforcing their own rules, as I've been getting Esquire for the last two issues. I have not received a New Yorker, however, since August 2005. A few of my friends have been able to sneak their New Yorkers through, and the New Yorker subscription people claim that I should be getting one soon.
In other news, check out this postcard:
Senator David Vitter is hosting a Hurricane Preparedness Forum on Monday, June 19, at 7:00 p.m.
I find this strange. I mean, if I were a senator, I would certainly host such a forum, because I believe that for south Louisianians, that (e.g. bare survival) is the most important issue facing us (Maslow's hierarchy of needs and all that).
Since there is no issue more important than stopping gay people from entering into binding legal covenants, I think Senator Vitter should have a forum on that.
Instead, he Cavalierly (heh heh) dismisses that key issue by saying, "I really look forward to hearing your views on these and other key issues for Louisiana families."
Maybe we should show up for his Hurricane Forum and make him change the subject. Let's make him spend two hours talking about how gay marriage is a threat to my 18-year long heterosexual marriage, since there's nothing more important than that for the future of my children.
Forget about Corps accountability, wetlands restoration, clean streets.
Let's talk. Let's see how people feel about that.