What really bugs me is...
No, it's not this bug that is bugging me. This was hanging out near my office at work on Friday and so I got a few pictures of it 'cause I thought the green on the body was quite interesting. I believe it's a cicada though when I asked the bug about that subject it didn't say a thing. I guess while they can make a shitload of sound, they can't talk.
What is really bugging me is how much of the national focus is being placed on the people of New Orleans that stayed in the city. What some have mentioned is that many other areas in the Gulf of Mexico region were hit hard also, but weren't as densely populated. What seems to be escaping attention is that something like 1.2 million people evacuated the general New Orleans area and have no homes to return to for weeks at best, more likely months. Do these people have money to stay at hotels? Not for long. If I needed to get money fast I'd probably get a home equity loan. But what bank would loan money based on a house underwater? Yet I doubt many insurance companies are declaring homes total losses if they're still standing. Which places the displaced people of the Gulf between a rock and a hard place.
I'd like to think that State and Federal authorities will step in to help... but so far that seems unlikely. The poorest inhabitants after suffering a harrowing experience seem to finally be getting real aid, but what will happen to the middle class people? This might be a situation in which having some money and mobility in the long run might hurt people. With their homes gone but not officially destroyed these people might end up in limbo for a good many months--especially if more rain comes. Being that it is the middle of hurricane season, rain will come. And you can burn through money very fast when you're living away from home.
So that's what is bugging me right now. What is bugging you?