As the political silly season progresses (as we will document in the next few posts) it is time to make time to remember to keep in our prayers our countrymen in Texas, Louisiana and other affected areas of Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. Just because evacuations went well isn't a reason to put people in serious distress out of our minds. There is a lot of work to be done to restore the millions of people in those areas to their normal lives. Let's not forget them while the rest of the country can bask in beautiful late summer weather, sports in high gear and the ongoing political, never-ending political season. While we're at it, as the media spotlight dims over their missions, also keep in your prayers our brave military in Iraq, Afghanistan, in the Balkans and elsewhere worldwide and stateside, who liberate the oppressed and secure our freedoms and liberty.