Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

August 16, 2007

Projections For Hurricane Dean

Filed under: Gulf Coast,Huuricane Watch,Louisiana,New Orleans — Tags: , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 2:37 pm

Can we say “OH SHIT!” ?

August 13, 2007

Filed under: Aside — Tags: — Morwen Madrigal @ 10:59 pm

create your own visited states map or check out these Google Hacks.

Thanks to a special Auntie I tried this out. These are all of the states I have visited. The ones I’ve missed… well here are the reasons:

The Northern Tier states- Just never got there… wanted to, but I pretty much stayed in the Snake River areas.

Oklahoma- Who cares?

N. Hampshire, Vermont and Maine- It’s a polarity thing concerning belief systems: I’m a New Orleanian, and they are… well, they are… True Yankees!

Connecticut- Too many money pigs and insurance companies for my blood. (Ex-bro-in-law has an “estate” there.)

The Carolinas- Charleston is someplace I’d like to see, but the rest is scary.

I’ve been talking to many more different “slices” of Life than I remembered. Maybe that’s why my world sometimes seems chaotic: all of us in this country are very similar, but we all have our own tweaks. We need to “get out of the house” more often and get to know folks from other areas. It just might just take the edges off our tweaks and maybe we won’t have so much friction between the regions.

UPDATE-  I forgot to explain about Alaska. I’ve been in the sound and the fiords in the panhandle, but I never set foot on the shores.

Oliver Thomas Pleads GUILTY!

Filed under: Crime,New Orleans,NOLA Politics — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 3:07 pm

Here’s the Summary of the Government’s Case.

We May Have a Visitor Soon in the Gulf…

Filed under: Gulf Coast,Huuricane Watch,New Orleans — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 2:40 pm

From Tropical Storm Risk: AL04.

Here’s their five day projection:

Here’s the Weather Underground’s take.

The season for us on the Gulf Coast is starting, and our house has not been secured to the foundations yet. POOP!

Update- Jeff Master’s WunderBlog has the latest skinny on AL04 and Invest 91L (which should miss us).

August 12, 2007

Vaucresson’s Sausage Is Now Available!

Filed under: Food and Drink,New Orleans,Rebuilding — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 4:25 pm

Sweet Zombie Jebus! Vaucresson’s, though not available as a storefront, now has an online store up and running.

Check it out!

Yummy in the tummy sausages… Life is getting a little better.

August 11, 2007

Oliver Thomas Goes Down…

Filed under: Crime,New Orleans,NOLA Politics — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 10:47 pm

Our City Councilperson At-Large is to be arraigned Monday on Federal charges of corruption.

The one time favorite for Mayor in 2010 is now going down in flames. The word is he will enter a guilty plea on this matter and resign from the Council.

Good-bye CROOK! (And yes… I want these ministers who keep showing up to “vouch” for their crooked heroes to be investigated too. Same goes for the Progressive Democrats and the Black Organizaton for Leadership Development *BOLD*)

Who are the other pieces of criminal trash to be taken out of our City government…. Hmmmm…. ?

August 10, 2007

Retro-active Abortion is a Neccessity…

Filed under: New Orleans,NOLA Politics — Tags: , — Morwen Madrigal @ 1:14 pm

And this is especially the case when it comes to the matter of “No-See-Um” C. Ray Nagin.

Today’s T-P has a piece on this shit-for-brains Mayor that is destroying our city and his damned opinion that the murder rate in the city is good and bad for New Orleans.

Only a Black corporate-type of shit can see this situation as a win. His damned family lives in Dallas, far from the carnage in the city perpetuated by his Black brothers, whilst those of us who are trying to rebuild our homes, lives and city suffer this crime wave.

As a woman of Color I am fucking damned outraged by this drugged-out, ganga smoking, bald fucking piece of shit-for-a-Mayor. (and no… I never voted for this piece of crap)
Don’t get me wrong… I cherish my bloodlines, my connection to so any different kinds of folk, but I cannot condone or approve of the actions of some of my relatives or of a Mayor that thinks this is a PR ploy. Where the Hell does this clown get off?

I can’t walk the streets at night, which is my wont, without a serious risk of getting robbed or killed. That I have to scope the situation out when I’m taking the garbage out at night. That I have to survey the street before doing errands because of the swarms of hoodlums making their way to the Marigny/Quarter on their way to the “hunting grounds” every evening.

Why do I have to live my life in fear? It’s because I’m Black and White, and my Black relatives are out of control, especially due to the inaction of Ray Nagin, Warren Riley and Eddie Jordan.

I’m beginning to hate my fucking relatives.

August 9, 2007

A Petition…

Care2 has a petition running for the Prezzie candidates concerning New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

If you are reading my Blog, I expect you to sign it.

August 8, 2007

Night Out Against Crime…

Filed under: Crime,New Orleans,Racism — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 12:29 am

Tonight was the Night Out Against Crime in the Mid-City, and b.rox had this to say about the event.

I was writing a comment to his Blog, and then realized that my comment was really a post about the problem of unbridled crime and how I see it in New Orleans. I decided that here is where it belongs.
Here’s what I wrote:

We ARE on our own in this aspect of the City’s rebuilding.

I’m looking forward to getting back into our place in Gentilly, but I do know the neighborhood will be less than 10% re-populated by then. This is not a welcome scenario as our neighborhood pre-Flood was probably the safest area outside of the Isle of Denial, (in truth, it was…), but no longer does that hold true. I see the incursions of those who hold nothing decent or Sacred. To those whom Life means nothing outside of their warrior games.

We are putting in security cameras and automatic gates. We have now opted to go with shatter-proof glass in the windows for both storms and thugs. Our fences, both property and security, will be very hard to deal with if bad creatures decide to break into one of the few lit houses around.

There will be an arsenal at the house: shotguns, rifles, and two pistols. Both of us, and some of our upcoming tenants, are crack shots trained by the military. Most of us have been hurt by these thugs before.

When the sensors are tripped, the lights will blaze, and whilst the aggressors are blinded, the hailstorm begins.

When the NOPD shows up days later (’cause it will take them that longer to find our neighborhood), they’d better be carrying body-bags, because we will have done their J.O.B..

I have seen the swarms as they roam the Marigny and Bywater… seen the same in the 7th Ward. Watched them set up their traps on the edges of the Quarter and the Treme. (I’m not seen as I can walk the shadows.) These conditions cannot be allowed to stand as it is nothing more than preying upon innocents that probably have nothing to do with the cause of the horror.

Social failures and situations cannot excuse these kinds of actions. Many of us who are trying to rebuild in my roaming areas are poor, or at best, Middle-Class. We do not avail ourselves of the barbaric solutions they have chosen in order to correct their or our problems. We are not responsible for the lack of teachings about Human Dignity and Decency… how we function as a group in order to survive the task of living in this World. Those who’s job it was to instill these lessons have totally failed in their task as concerns their folk.

Part of this was the failure of Society, partly the bullshit that came from Racist attitudes (on both sides) and the indifference to our Constitutional mandate to provide for all in Equality. Much came from the indifference of family groups to teach the basic lessons of Humanity when living in a polyglot Culture.

Many of the possible/probable victims in the Future/Past had nothing to do with these failures. Many of us have tried to help eliminate these problems, but all too often we are destroyed, not those who created the situation. (And here in NOLA, we are being left to our own devices when it comes to this scenario.)

I will stand on this issue and the performance of my duties to neighborhood and friends. Same goes for many folk here. Our city’s rebuilding is up to us who ARE rebuilding our homes and lives. Those who would stop or hinder our efforts to save New Orleans must be stopped, one way or another.

The corporations, the rich, the privileged…. they can afford Blackwater to protect their worthless moneyed asses. We common folk must defend ourselves against the horde, and in doing so we save our homeplace and the legacy of place.

New Orleans exists to train the Faithful… and the faithful believe in the importance and Sacredness of this most unique city and Her people. It’s our job to protect Her.

Like I’ve stated before, I believe in St. Joan, and we are her city and people.

August 7, 2007

Rising Tide 2 Reminder…

Information here.

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