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Monday, May 22, 2006

9 Months of Memory

Evidently the folks in New Orleans have less than 9 months of memory. That's the only way I see that Ray Nagins was re-elected as the Mayor for another term.

Evidently his opponent failed to remind folks of a few things, like these buses.

Don't worry though, Mayor Nagins is promising to finish rebuilding the city. Hopefully he'll also remember to read the evacuation plan this term, as hurricane season starts June 1st.

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Blogger LargeBill said...

This one was a big "who cares." New Orleans was not going to get a good mayor either way. An interesting story that came out after the fact is that Howard Dean and the Dem establishment actively worked for Landrieu over Nagin.

7:28 AM  
Blogger ablur said...

If this even remotely represents the intelligence of the American voter then we are in deep doo-doo. The Democratic party has been talking like we are stuck on stupid for years, maybe they are right.
New Orleans is not completely representative of America but in this case it offers little hope for all future elections.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I was really disappointed with the results of the election. I am thankful that I am three hours north of him.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

You know I have to admit I was stunned to see he had been re-elected. What are these people thinking????? And I thought I was going to be sick when I heard him going on and on about God at the beginning of his acceptance speech. It seemed very fake and like he was playing to the crowd. I sometimes get concerned about how gullible the American people seem to be sometimes.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Griz said...

You know, I am glad to see that you posted that photo of the bus pond. That was the first thing that I thought of when I heard that Nagins had been re-elected.

2:25 PM  
Blogger C.I.R. Deputy said...

"Positive" first:
In defense of the voters, at least they are some of the few people in the world that elected a politician knowing EXACTLY what they were getting.

They knew EXACTLY what they were getting and voted for him!

He can rebuild the city as much as he wants, good for the people there. And not to be a jerk, why are you going to do it with the tax money from those across the US? Use your own damn money and stop calling Washington like it is your personal freaking ATM!

Why should you use my hard earned tax money to rebuild stuff below sea-level that in a matter of years will just be flooded again? And if you plan to use federal funds a contract should be drawn up saying this is it. One "get outta jail free card", if this happens again we will fund rescue efforts, but the rest is up to you.

You say, but Florida gets money over and over. Yes.
Florida cannot move.
Florida is not below sea level.
Florida doesn't require pumps running 24/7 and walls so that you can live there.

This has pissed me off so much. I am sorry to anyone that lost their home there or is offended. But it is so dumb. It is like buying a boat with a hole in the bottom. Be it a rowboat or a yacht it is only a matter of time before it sinks.

There is no way to build a system strong enough to hold against nature. MDConservative was marching around yapping about "it was the only good thing the French succeeded in doing." Much of the French quarter did not flood in the extensive way other places did. Why? When they built NO they put the city on dry land, go figure. Over time it sank a bit, but others began building on marsh land that sinks like a stone.

That required the levees and pumps. Congrats to the French. You knew not to build on water, and how to build a big ugly radio tower.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

I did find the fact that HoDean&Co had backed his opponent, and that Landreau outmonied Nagins by over 6 times (3.2 million to 500k!) and still lost.

I'm not sure what it says about New Orleans.

5:28 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

This reminds me of the 80s and early 90s when the rest of Michigan could not convince the city of Detroit to get rid of hizoner Coleman Young, possibly one of the worst mayors in the history of the USA.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

They deserve him. I was going to say something about building below sea level, but cir said it all.

5:09 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Hearing some bloggers from LA they say that Nagin was actually the lesser of 2 evils if you can believe that. Yikes!!!!!!!!

9:38 AM  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

05 25 06

Well CP, Louisiana has always had an issue with corruption in politics. Remember the David Duke elections? hahahahaha

2:45 AM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

ACK! I can't believe N.O. elected this doofus, either. Apparently, he and his opponent were very close politically, so maybe the voters figured they'd go with the lesser of two evils. But still, I can't imagine anyone who'd gone through that voting for Nagin.

3:31 PM  

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