Saturday, September 17, 2005

Snippets from the soccer game

First the important thing: Geeky Girl scored a goal!

Okay, now the color commentary from the sideline. A group of parents, two moms and a dad, started talking about the hurricane. Between kids yelling and my not being close enough, I couldn't hear all of what they were saying. I couldn't really tell who they were blaming for the whole thing. They were saying how horrible it was, how many people were left behind, the poor planning and execution at all levels of government. It sounded to me like many of them were fed up with the administration. Then came this nugget, from the dad:

"Well, they asked for the money to fix the levees but then the environmentalists came in and told them it would screw up the marshlands and stuff."

Ugh. It's always the environmentalists' fault. Maybe he should read this or this.

Wish I had been closer or had read the above articles before going to the game. We really need more science in the media, so that people don't make stupid comments like this (and believe them). Just after this, two tall dads came and stood right in front of me. I had to get up and move. I was so pissed. Gah!

I did wear a t-shirt from this site to the game. :) I need more though. Any suggestions?