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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

The littlest victims of Katrina

These children have been separated from their parents in New Orleans. If anyone knows where there parents are, contact the authorities. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or the Louisiana Missing Children’s Clearinghouse - 1-225-342-8631.

This was part of Michelle Malkin's excellent roundup. Many of the stories she links to want to make you cry.

Like the three children who died at the Convention Center.

The politicians are continuing to squabble and pass the blame. Here is something I found that makes boggles my mind at the same time making me sad and angry.

Some children and parents also have been separated and sent to neighboring states in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and as the evacuation continues officials expect that number to grow larger, according to Marketa Garner Gautreau, an assistant secretary with the social services office.

"As people have been pushed onto buses and jumped onto buses, they've gotten separated from their families," Gautreau said.

Other children needed medical care and their parents couldn't get airlifted with them, she said, pledging that all children separated from parents are being well-taken care of with about five social services volunteers to each child.

"We are going to reunite these children and their families," Gautreau said.

I'm saddened by the tale of parents and children being separated. What is angering me is the comment about five social services volunteers to each child. Social services is overwhelmed normally and more so now. What Ms. Gautreau is saying just sounds like a crock to me. Either that or other children are getting neglected in the process.

All I have to say is God help the people of Louisiana and Mississippi.

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