As I’ve watched the images of the devastation along the gulf unfold over the last few days, I’m left with one lasting impression. These so-called “thugs” misbehaving and causing nothing but problems down there are a discredit and shame to this country. I never understood the criminal mind… check that… the deviant mind, and I don’t think I ever will. All I know is this, we live in a sad society fueled by rap music and the mentality that you have to be “badass” in order to be somebody in this world. And hearing a few minutes ago that engineers trying to repair the flood levy were shot at, only to have fire returned and five of them end up dead is just plain insane. What a world we live in.