Thursday, September 29, 2005

Cape hurricane evacuee gives birth to a son

Talk about completely missing the point.......

Add another name to the list of residents at the Cape Cod military base where evacuees from Hurricane Katrina are staying. But this one didn't need a plane to get there.

Dionne White of New Orleans gave birth Tuesday at Falmouth Hospital to a boy whom she named Cape Cod Bannister, or C.C. for short. It's the first birth to an evacuee staying at Camp Edwards.

"I named him that because I love Cape Cod," White told The Boston Globe. "Coming here has been a big break for me. It's like Christmas, just a big old miracle. And you don't get that very often."White, 37, has 12 other children, ranging in age from 3 to 21. Four of them with her.Three others, an 11-year-old and 9-year-old twins, were at White's sister's house in New Orleans during the storm.

White says she begged rescuers to take her to her sister's home several blocks away to get her other children, but they could not. Denise Monteiro, spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, said the children have not been found.

The press has been relentless in promoting the idea that the images from hurricane Katrina have been a wake up call for Americans to recognize modern day poverty. What they won't report accurately are the many systemic causes such as this for being primarily responsible for it.

It reminds me of this little diddy from dfwgator:

There once was an old woman
Who lived in a shoe
She had so many kids
Her uterus fell out

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