An article in the paper in last couple of days claimed that roughly 1/3
of the people in the most heavily hit areas were functionally
illiterate. Sign their name, recognize their address, but that was about
it. Not a whole lot of jobs for people that can't read and write at
least at a basic level. What does the big diamond-shaped sign on that
shipping container say? In an industrial environment, illiterate people
are a hazard to themselves and others.
I'm in Houston. After Katrina, 100,000 evacuees came here (and many didn't
go back, even after Bush sent the rinse-cycle named Rita). Our town was a
culture shock for many. I've had several Houston police officers tell me
they routinely hear "Whatca mean I can't be doin' my 'hood with a malt and a
Fortunately, this type got arrested double-quick and those not arrested
killed each other at a prodigious rate.
There were some refugees, however, who ended up in places like Houston or
Salt Lake City or Walla-Walla who have been heard to say: "You mean I jes
stand behind the counter and make Slurpees and I gets PAID for it? Well,
shit, man, that be cool!" They've become productive members of their new
We in Houston learned a lesson, too. For a hundred years many of us
treasured fond memories of the friendliness and hospitality of New Orleans.
When Katrina struck, we did our best to reciprocate. We got screwed by the
While the plans, this time, are necessarily confidential, I can say that the
"Interstate 10 Vigilance Committee for the Suppression of Vice and the
Promotion of Morality" intends to take an active role in evacuation plans,
principally by directing busses to San Antonio.
LOL! Dubya is/was going to San Antonio from Austin. Maybe setting
Make you a bumper sticker: "The best way to see Houston, is through a
rear view mirror"
In Miami, it was: "Will the last American leaving Miami, please bring
NO should secede from the union, declare war on the United States,
surrender immediately, and file for foreign aid.
Worked in the Conch Republic, Monroe Co, FL.
How do you like the DemocRAT (on YouTube video!!)wishing that the hurricane
makes a big mess of NOLA and takes away attention from the RNC?
Or godless Michael Moore saying it's God's will the hurricane is hitting
NOLA the same time as the convention.
Man,those DemocRATs are MEAN AND NASTY folk.
Build a bedroom community at the other end of the causeway, on the north
side of Lake P., and have a bus service. It'd be cheaper than pounding
money into the levees. Actual solution would be to undo the Atchafalaya
(sp?) diverter, and let the big muddy go where it wants to- the coastal
marshes might recover, then.
Well, there are certain practical matters to consider. Like money.
Being born and raised in a place
for many generations is a tad different than plunking down a million
dollars and expecting welfare to
maintain it. I live on the water, but not the beach. Got a seawall
that we pay to maintain. No welfare.
My hometown was too low, so they raised it up eight feet. That was
after it all burned, 1871. Cleaned
up the lake by reversing flow of the river.
A couple of billion a month would fix N.O. up real nice, but we're
wasting it in Iraq.
pittsburgh has a history of floods.
recently in flood prone areas, homeowners get bought out and flood
areas are turned into natural parks.
this ends the problem one home at a time.
true new orleans should be fixed somehow, but honestly with bush as
president who expects much of anything?
for bush supporters here please post a list of his successes?
short list huh:(
destabilize mid east, handing more power to iran. diminish world
opinion of our country, didnt get bin laden, distracted by iraq, our
economy down the tubes, geez the list is endless
the so called rebuilding of new orleans was a joke
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