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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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  1. Pepper
    Pepper September 1, 2005 at 5:54 pm |

    We’ve been talking about looting a lot at the Pepper … but this hadn’t come up … good job, Peggy. That’s the kind of solution that encourages lawlessness.

    Ya know what? If we had the Big Government people like Peggy so desperately fear, we probably wouldn’t be in this jam and would have resources down there by now. Crikey, Peggy, take a Valium before you grab a gun and go to Nawlins!

    Not to ramble, but I think that many in our government are using the “looting violence” as a way to buy time so they can coordinate rescues that they should have had in the first place. I saw an interview with a Pentagon lackey who said they simply couldn’t get down there because they “didn’t have enough information on the ground.” What more do they need?

  2. Mark
    Mark September 1, 2005 at 6:32 pm |

    I almost had an aneurism from thinking about the coverage of “looting.” Personally I am ANGRY with MSM for labeling people who need food/water/clothing as looters. People who are taking guns and breaking into hospitals are looters. I can’t believe what comments I have read today about people angry that someone would have the nerve to want clean clothing and shoes after losing a house in a huricane? What is wrong with “those people?” AUGH! There is debris everywhere, and people shouldn’t break into a walmart for shoes… what are they to do, walk barefoot through the streets? Or starve from lack of food? Or get a fresh change of clothes…

    I can (and have) ranted about this, and just can’t believe how judgemental people are of those who are victims of a hurricane. Don’t they ever wonder how they would handle the same situation? Why are they passing judgement from pictures that have not been given proper context?

    And it is a tv… just a tv… who cares really? It is just a TV! How can so-called religious people advocate the shooting of another over just possessions?

    And they say our society is materialistic….

    Please pardon the rant… just can’t stand the painful images.

  3. aldahlia
    aldahlia September 1, 2005 at 7:16 pm |

    I love how that WND piece completely ignores the fact that Louisiana is Bush Country.

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