The Land Mass between New Orleans and Mobile
Bless their hearts....bless our hearts--Louisiana--Mississippi.
Here we are on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina once again experiencing Hurricane Isaac. No, Isaac is no Katrina not by any stretch of the imagination. But Katrina at least had the courtesy to come in, do her dastardly deeds and leave. Not so with Isaac. He thinks he'll just hang around a while. He was never welcomed here but,even if he was, he has long out worn it.
We live a good 200 miles away from the eye of Isaac and its been raining and blowing since last night. Seemingly, there is no end in sight.
Being the news junkie that I am, I can't help but be amused by the weather forecasters on the various news channels. Sometimes I just find myself yelling at the TV...JUST GET OUT OF THE RAIN FOR PETE'S SAKE! Don't they know we'll take them at their word if they tell us it is raining and blowing??? Apparently not!
I've also been quite amused this time with the "land mass between New Orleans and Mobile" controversy. It is "alleged" that someone on the Weather Channel referred to Mississippi as the "land mass" between New Orleans and Mobile in reports of Hurricane Isaac. I don't know if this really was said but no matter, it has cause an Internet outrage among Mississippians(please see "the land mass between New Orleans and Mobile's Facebook page).
What outsiders don't realize is that after Katrina many if not most Mississippians got their feelings hurt because the media's focus was primarily on that of New Orleans. It was as if the media was not aware that the Mississippi Gulf Coast had just experienced something equal to that of nuclear weapons being dropped on them! Even today any mention of Katrina always brings to mind what happened in New Orleans and not Mississippi. We Mississippians will remind you that what happened in New Orleans was a water event (the levies failed). What happened to the Mississippi Gulf Coast was a Hurricane Katrina event.
Ergo, Mississippian rage at meteorologists "land mass" comments.
I should not find it funny, but in a strange way I do. Don't get me wrong, hurricanes are never funny, but meteorologists, news people standing in the rain, and Mississippians at war over land mass comments, is pretty funny stuff--in the grand scheme of things.
I am a daughter of the South. Born in Louisiana, live and love in Mississippi, with deep paternal roots in the red clay hills of Alabama. At this very moment I have hanging in my closet a purple and gold LSU tee-shirt. I also have a maroon and white Mississippi State one as well.
Still working on that red and white Alabama one though...LOL!This could be the year I connect "the masses" and buy one.