Saturday, September 03, 2005

The ignorant bitch's lies continue

In her 9/3/05 blog entry, Cindy Sheehan writes, "The Camp Casey movement has been struggling with how best we can help the government ravaged people of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. We sent a bus load of supplies into Covington, La., which is a poor, African-American town across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans."

Note how she smuggly calls the victims of Hurricane Katrina "government ravaged". I wasn't aware the government could cause hurricanes or do anything else beyond issuing a mandatory evacuation ahead of the storm. The sheer stupidity only continues.

This "poor, African-American town" is 77.4% white and 20.2% African-American with a per capita income of $21,438. Covington's per capita income places it number 25 in the state of Louisiana ahead of Lafayette (27), Kenner (36), Baton Rouge (49) and New Orleans (72). Of the city's population, 16.1% (11.8% of families) are below the poverty line. The city's median household income is $36,949 (national average is $41,994).

Doesn't seem like "a poor, African-American town".

NOTE: The per capita income for Vacaville, Ca. (Sheehan's home town), is $21,557. The racial makeup of the city is 72.11% White, 10.02% African American and 17.88% Hispanic or Latino. Economically the same as Covington.

I'm not sure where she's getting her information or if it's just pulled out of her magical hat of lies, but it's sincerely hoped that her "fans" don't just take what she says at face value.

This, of course, is in my humble opinion.


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