Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

March 7, 2007

Look Out For This Thug

Filed under: Crime,New Orleans — Tags: , — Morwen Madrigal @ 3:36 pm

This guy is terrorizing the Quarter, and he’s violent. Please inform NOPD if you see him.

Curtsey to the Zombie for the tip.

What Freakin’ Fresh Hell?

Oh sweet zombie jezus! Look at this report on Citizen’s Insurance in our state: LINK.

You know… if I’d run any multi-billion dollar businesses as the State is allowing Citizens to run, my career would have been toast in three damn months. (I did million dollar concerns, but… that was the Reagan Era.)

Do you get the impression that any of us commoners would be light-years choices of these political appointees? Mega light-years beyond the limited evolutionary tendencies of those who are our elected officials?

Am I the only one seeing this? (I don’t think so… others are losing their minds over this shit.)

Maybe it’s past time to toss the entire lot, elected and appointed, and OBTW, screw seniority…. we’ll let you know if you still have a job.  You are freakin’ killing all of us you idiots!

I call for a People’s Revolution here in New Orleans. It’s time to take control of this poop.

Sinn Fein 

March 6, 2007

Last Chance- Part Three

Here’s the link for the last of the T-P’s special report on Coastal Restoration and the dire need we have down here in the swamps.

March 5, 2007

New Orleans- 18 Months Post-Flood

Professor Bill Quigly has written up a piece for the Louisiana Weekly that is a spot-on take on what our city is doing and not doing a year and a half after the Federal Flood.

Here’s a snip from the middle of the report:

“It is impossible to begin to understand the continued impact of Katrina without viewing it through the lenses of race, gender and poverty. Katrina exposed the region’s deep-rooted inequalities of gender, race and class. Katrina did not create the inequalities; it provided a window to see them more clearly. But the aftermath of Katrina has aggravated these inequalities.

In fact if you plot race, class and gender you can likely tell who has returned to New Orleans. The Institute of Women’s Policy Research pointed out “The hurricanes uncovered America’s longstanding structural inequalities based on race, gender, and class and laid bare the consequences of ignoring these underlying inequalities.”

The pre-Katrina population of 454,000 people in the city of New Orleans dropped to 187,000. The African-American population of New Orleans shrank by 61 percent or 213,000 people, from a pre-Katrina number of 302,000 down to 89,000. New Orleans now has a much smaller, older, whiter and more affluent population.”

We, “The 200,000″, aren’t the ones dragging out the rebuilding process of the Metro area, it’s that business and politicians are the big impediments to creating a healthy city. It is their expectations of big money and their bigotries that are at play here. The rest of us just want our lives and city back.

Sinn Fein

Last Chance- Part 2

Here’s the second installment in the T-P’s “Last Chance” series. Same old info, but at least it’s all in one piece.

Another piece was in the paper today concerning Industry and it’s continued damage to the wetlands. These various concerns are the opponents to Coastal Restoration which will help protect the inhabited areas of SE Louisiana.

March 4, 2007

The Other Shoe Drops…

Good morning!

Well, the T-P has started a special to the paper, Part 1 of 3, entitled “Last Chance”. It’s about the slow growth by Nature of the SE Louisiana coast, and the rapid destruction of the River’s work by the hand of industry and shipping. For those who don’t understand the factors at play in this drama, it’s a very good short course in what our part of the U.S. is dealing with at this time. For those more steeped in this field, it’s a gut-wrencher: our base fears illustrated right in front of us, and the possible loss of all that we hold dear and cherish.

The interactive graphic tells the story in a very cogent way. If some grand projects are not started in 10 years, we very well may lose the battle to save this part of the American landscape. If we lose this one, America is going to become a different world, and one it doesn’t want to confront.

There are those of us who have been trying to get this point across for almost 30 years. Our voices have pretty much fallen upon deaf ears. The visual evidence has been viewed by blinded eyes. Minds have been closed to a possible fate that could badly damage the country. All that is needed is the heart to understand the scenario and to go to work on solving the problem. It ain’t rocket science.
The truth is out there kids. All you need to do is open your minds, ears, eyes and hearts. That’s all I can ask of you.

SAVE SE Louisiana!

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