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shopper
09-06-2005, 05:09 PM
Going into the superdome

MrsMush99
09-06-2005, 05:47 PM
oh darn, I missed oprah today. Will try to catch her at 7.

shopper
09-06-2005, 06:00 PM
She insisted several times on seeing the inside of the superdome and finally Mayor Nagin made her state on camera that she would not hold anyone responsible if she was injured. On camera, it just looked trashed, much like the rest of the un-flooded areas and it just didn't capture the reality of course. It only showed a few seconds inside.

But it was a good show. Oprah at her best IMO, exposing/reporting on the bad and was able to capture some happy moments.

Anniegirl
09-06-2005, 06:50 PM
Shopper.. You go girl.. I came here to post same thing...

"My girl" Oprah is on the scene! I knew when this happen Oprah would do all she can to help with her angel network!

She is a true angel on earth..

I watch todays show and am watching the continuation tomorrow, I cried with the police chief, who lost one of his men to suicide,also of the BABIEs that were being raped in that superdomw, i cried with the Mayor when he spoke of the babies dying in that superdome from lack of nutrition..

. I cried with with the people who's lost so much.... ,Yea i cried almost the whole show,it was a heart wrenching hour and only gives me stronger drive to do what i can to help.

It is so sad this was allowed to happen in America... As New Orleans mayor says, if this had been Los Angeles, or chicago..etc. this would not have happened , these people wouldnt have had to wait for help so long and so many die....the issue on rather this was a race/poor society issue was brought up also. Was it because 40% were black and mostly poor , were they put on back burner?

I dont know, IMO.. it was such a vast area and states affected , so many to help.. where do you start may have been one of the major problems.. just such immense tragedies all on coast.

God be with and comfort the fmailies who've lost so much, and cradle the babies and children ,keep them safe and get them all through this. Amen.
One hand
Reaches out
And pulls a lost soul from harm
While a thousand more go unspoken for
They say what good have you done
By saving just this one
It's like whispering a prayer
In the fury of a storm.


And i hear them saying you'll never change things and no matter
What you do it's still the same thing
But it's not the world that i am changing i do this so this
World will know that it will not change me.



This heart
Still believes
The love and mercy still exist.
While all the hatred rage and so many say
That love is all but pointless in madness such as this
It's like trying to stop a fire
With the moisture from a kiss.


As long as one heart still holds on
Then hope is never really gone.


What i do is so
This world will know
That it will not change me

shopper
09-06-2005, 07:01 PM
Shopper.. You go girl.. I came here to post same thing...

"My girl" Oprah is on the scene! I knew when this happen Oprah would do all she can to help with her angel network!

She is a true angel on earth..

I watch todays show and am watching the continuation tomorrow, I cried with the police chief, who lost one of his men to suicide,also of the BABIEs that were being raped in that superdomw, i cried with the Mayor when he spoke of the babies dying in that superdome from lack of nutrition..

. I cried with with the people who's lost so much.... ,Yea i cried almost the whole show,it was a heart wrenching hour and only gives me stronger drive to do what i can to help.

It is so sad this was allowed to happen in America... As New Orleans mayor says, if this had been Los Angeles, or chicago..etc. this would not have happened , these people wouldnt have had to wait for help so long and so many die....the issue on rather this was a race/poor society issue was brought up also. Was it because 40% were black and mostly poor , were they put on back burner?

I dont know, IMO.. it was such a vast area and states affected , so many to help.. where do you start may have been one of the major problems.. just such immense tragedies all on coast.


I LOVE Oprah! I know a lot of people don't but I don't understand why. She does so much good.

I just can't wrap my mind around this being a race thing, I mean, that some people wouldn't do anything/everything to help those in need, no matter what race they are. But I have to wonder too if this had been some swanky or majority white area if response time had been quicker. Glad to see Oprah shedding some light on that!

Sobbing about the young man who was going to have to leave his dog behind (I won't reveal the rest, don't want to spoil it for people who will watch it later.) Honestly, I've kept my head buried in the sand about hearing about the animals left behind. I don't want to hear any of that. My mom was wandering aloud about the horses that pull the carriages that are usually around Jxn Square. I told her, unless they got them out in time... :(

I was glad to see Nate doing some reporting, he is so compassionate and unfortunately has first hand knowledge about how these disasters are, so I enjoyed his perspective.

Anniegirl
09-06-2005, 07:06 PM
I LOVE Oprah! I know a lot of people don't but I don't understand why. She does so much good.

I just can't wrap my mind around this being a race thing, I mean, that some people wouldn't do anything/everything to help those in need, no matter what race they are. But I have to wonder too if this had been some swanky or majority white area if response time had been quicker. Glad to see Oprah shedding some light on that!

Sobbing about the young man who was going to have to leave his dog behind (I won't reveal the rest, don't want to spoil it for people who will watch it later.) Honestly, I've kept my head buried in the sand about hearing about the animals left behind. I don't want to hear any of that. My mom was wandering aloud about the horses that pull the carriages that are usually around Jxn Square. I told her, unless they got them out in time... :(

I was glad to see Nate doing some reporting, he is so compassionate and unfortunately has first hand knowledge about how these disasters are, so I enjoyed his perspective.


The dog story made me cry too, my dog is like my child to me, so i cried tears of sadness then happiness with that one too hon.

Oprah' receiving "lifetime achievement" award a few years ago ( only then still in her 40's ,was so deserving) she has help sooo many... back in mid 1980's when she came on, i didnt realize my problems and well, "just being 'nuts' stemed from my childhood, and if not for Oprah and a guest/author by the name of John Bradshaw- i really dont know if i'd still be around- i was that down and livign a life i wasnt proud of----
Oprah reminded us "therapy" is a good thing, and many , including myself got help.... Shes saved so many people, and continues to do so.

shopper
09-06-2005, 07:34 PM
The dog story made me cry too, my dog is like my child to me, so i cried tears of sadness then happiness with that one too hon.

Oprah' receiving "lifetime achievement" award a few years ago ( only then still in her 40's ,was so deserving) she has help sooo many... back in mid 1980's when she came on, i didnt realize my problems and well, "just being 'nuts' stemed from my childhood, and if not for Oprah and a guest/author by the name of John Bradshaw- i really dont know if i'd still be around- i was that down and livign a life i wasnt proud of----
Oprah reminded us "therapy" is a good thing, and many , including myself got help.... Shes saved so many people, and continues to do so.

You are a dear, and an extra one at that, one of my "babies" (cat) is named Annie and she and her sister Misty are my heart. So you're good people in my book!!

You know, I can't imagine leaving them and I think that may be why some people refused to leave, they didn't want to abandon their pets. To a lot of people their pets are their kids (as in my and dh's case) and they/we would no more leave them than someone with a child (human, lol) would leave theirs.

I can't wait for the new season of Oprah to start, I have a feeling it will be her best yet!

T'sNana
09-06-2005, 09:47 PM
I watched and recorded Oprah today. She'll be in MS tomorrow I believe. I cried throughout the show. IMO, Oprah respects where she came from (poor) and I believe that's the only discrimination going on in this. Oprah and friends did an excellent, excellent job today....even better than I expected of her. :blowkiss:

Olivia77
09-06-2005, 11:11 PM
My fiance and I just finished watching this. After both bawling our eyes out, and this is the first time I've ever seen him cry, we both got online and donated more money. Not much, but we'll skip our date night this week. People need it more than we need to see a movie.

Thank you Oprah for showing us the good and the bad, but mostly for showing us just a fewhappy endings and giving us something to hope for.

2luvmy
09-06-2005, 11:37 PM
I watched Oprah too, and bawled and cheered long the the rest of you.

Oprah going into the Superdome really didn't show he magnitude because the lights were off, but I did sense the angst (not really the right word) when she came in with her mask and said even with it on she wanted to vomit and was standing in blood, urine, putrid water and feces; and the stench of death. The armed national guardsmen escorting her in after she had to state on camera that no one but her was liable if she were to become ill or injured hit it a little more home too. She was escorted in because there were ravenous dogs still in the building and maybe other people.

She did show some of the dead on the street (a sugeon friend of hers was walking around to see if he could provide medical assistance and was showing the bodies and describing the death process). He also toured the airport medical station. He was most appalled that there was so much disregard for life (especially the elderly) and was using whatever he could find to cover the dead. I did find it heartwrenching that those that came to the airport for medical treatment and were too bad off to make it until the next flight out, were directly placed into the makeshift morgue so they could just die in peace and quiet.

I am just not convinced that this man-made disaster, after the natural disater was racially motivated. I am honestly starting to believe that is was an extremely lack of planning combined with indifference to our nation's elderly and poor. I am liking the slogan I have been hearing - most recently on Oprah. I think it is "This is America and these are Americans." I am starting to cringe at the reference of these Americans as refugees. They belong to us.

God Bless them and give them the strength to continue to be survivors.

Anniegirl
09-07-2005, 03:23 PM
I watched Oprah too, and bawled and cheered long the the rest of you.

Oprah going into the Superdome really didn't show he magnitude because the lights were off, but I did sense the angst (not really the right word) when she came in with her mask and said even with it on she wanted to vomit and was standing in blood, urine, putrid water and feces; and the stench of death. The armed national guardsmen escorting her in after she had to state on camera that no one but her was liable if she were to become ill or injured hit it a little more home too. She was escorted in because there were ravenous dogs still in the building and maybe other people.

She did show some of the dead on the street (a sugeon friend of hers was walking around to see if he could provide medical assistance and was showing the bodies and describing the death process). He also toured the airport medical station. He was most appalled that there was so much disregard for life (especially the elderly) and was using whatever he could find to cover the dead. I did find it heartwrenching that those that came to the airport for medical treatment and were too bad off to make it until the next flight out, were directly placed into the makeshift morgue so they could just die in peace and quiet.

I am just not convinced that this man-made disaster, after the natural disater was racially motivated. I am honestly starting to believe that is was an extremely lack of planning combined with indifference to our nation's elderly and poor. I am liking the slogan I have been hearing - most recently on Oprah. I think it is "This is America and these are Americans." I am starting to cringe at the reference of these Americans as refugees. They belong to us.

God Bless them and give them the strength to continue to be survivors.

2luvmy.. HI! I have missed you dearly! How are your girls?

Shopper, i wouldnt leave my pet either, she and they ( i have cats too) would have to go with us, it would be like leaving my child behind .

Olivia- you are doing the same thing I did here, i dont have much, but i gave with what i normally wouldve spent at the tanning /hair salon or eating out this month..i can do without both of those things!!! :rolleyes:
I love that Oprah hasnt forgot where she came from- she lived and worked in nAshville , years back, Chris Clark, still doing the news at night gave her ,her first job on channel 5 WTVF as a reporter.

Her dad still has a barber shop in Nashville even-

I plan to watch Oprah again today, its difficult to watch, BUT i feel i have to to understand what these fellow americans are going through so that when i pray from the depth of my soul, it is coming not from what i really dont see or know ,but what ive witnessed by watching and hearing with my own eyes and ears---makes it much more personal.

Off topic, I noticed ABC has slowed down previewing of the upcoming show "Invasion" about aliens or something happening in aftermath of a horrific hurricane.. amen to ABC for that- i think the timing is bad for that show, but it likely will air as sceduled.

*hugs* and love to all,..,. and thank you shopper for your kind words, but many here would disagree...lol i still love them all.

Anniegirl
09-07-2005, 03:30 PM
2 luv my: I am liking the slogan I have been hearing - most recently on Oprah. I think it is "This is America and these are Americans." I am starting to cringe at the reference of these Americans as refugees. They belong to us.

Amen to that ,sister :blowkiss:

It makes me sick to my stomach that people died waiting to be saved on those roofs and in their attics , for days .
As New Orleans mayor said, " these wouldnt have been allowed to happen in Los angeles, Chicago- etc.the "rich"- ? Do you believe that as well?

I tend to want to lean towards just believeing the problem was so vast, so wide spread ,..and if so many troops werent in Iraq , maybe there wouldve been more military ,national guardsmen and women on hand sooner.
It just sickens me to believe that because the majority of the people left in New Orleans were poor and black was reason they were put last. I dont want to believe such evil exsist.

jannuncutt
09-07-2005, 04:09 PM
I'm watching Oprah now. Julia Roberts called Oprah and asked Oprah to send her somewhere to help. So, I am looking at Julia at a shelter in Birmingham, AL where NO victims were sent. Julia is wonderful. It is heartbreaking. I am crying.