Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."



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Aaron

There's tens of thousands of people all over New Orleans, just sitting around waiting for someone to come and help them. How many days has it been since the hurricane hit?

The National Guard has showed up in Mississippi and Alabama all along those coastal towns, but for some reason the Black people in New Orleans have received nothing in many places.

What a nerve you've got to blame liberals for this, while your joke of a president sits back and lets African Americans die.

You think this would be going on if Bill Clinton was in office?

You know it wouldn't.

It's amazing how some people's political views will let them watch their brothers die at the hands of their negligent racist leaders and make excuses for them and still support them.

Disgusting.

amba

I wonder if you're right that the Bush administration is neglecting New Orleans because its population is majority black, and that Bill Clinton would have done more, better, faster. I'm no fan of the Bushies, but I really doubt it. The problems of just getting into New Orleans and getting to the stranded people are staggering. Now that criminals are shooting at the Army helicopters that are trying to evacuate people, it's even harder. And of course we know why the military is now stretched so thin, but that's another matter -- that's not about racism directed at New Orleans.

I also don't think anyone anticipated the extent of the criminality. The military is going to have to go in and pacify the city, and they may have to do it with amphibious vehicles. That they weren't mobilized in advance for such a possibility is partly because they gave too much credit to the American people for their behavior in a disaster.

Aaron

Actually this is a nice piece of rhetoric you've got here, I especially liked how you slipped in the old conservative argument regarding envy.

"...a kind of frustrated, pent-up consumerism bursting out in people who are constantly being teased by ads for things they can't afford. "

No doubt you're aware that this argument finds its origins in a revisionist view of the French Revolution and the peasant revolt that led to the slaughter of the aristocracy, and not in any effort to throw off their oppressive rule and gain their freedom as the liberal propaganda would have you believe, oh no they were in actuality motivated by a deep-seated envy and an utter lack of a moral and spiritual center.

Perhaps you should ask why the National Guard wasn't in a position to render assistance eight hours after the storm hit, which is the norm in these situations. But then of course none of this little ongoing saga would've been available for continuous replay on Fox news/propaganda network and they wouldn't have anything to feed their audience of rampantly racist mouth breathing honkizoids who are just eating up these scenes of Ebony Apocalypse, confirming everything they already know to be true about African-Americans.

How embarrassing for Black conservatives.

Aaron

I don't buy that argument, that things are so out of control that the military has to go in, in force to pacify the city, because I've seen journalists riding around the city with people just sitting around everywhere waiting, and waiting, and waiting.

Christ somebody could do something, fly over these people and dropped water bottles on them, snicker bars maybe rolls of toilet paper... something. I noticed looters making off with toilet paper

Hey that's a good idea water bottles and snicker bars stuck inside of rolls of toilet paper.

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