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July 5, 2007

Another Idiot Trashes Our Home…

From Hartford comes another freakin’ “know it all” editorial.

Y’all just know that I made my thoughts known at the paper’s site.


  1. Morwen, Loved your comment to him.

    “Sir, don’t ever set foot in our city.”

    That might be an interesting tack. Instead of telling tourists to come, tell all those who don’t thing that tax dollars should fix what they broke and which they all benefited from should just not bother to come.

    “No French Quarter for you!”

    Comment by spocko — July 5, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

  2. “I am up to task and will shatter your shriveled, miserly soul.”


    Comment by Varg — July 5, 2007 @ 6:42 pm

  3. Thanx darlins’.

    I made a promise to the Lady, and my mother and all the rest of my crazy ancestors right after the Flood: I will defend this wonderful city and the rest of SE LA.

    Words are one thing, but my technical abilities are immense… I can and will “burn a world” in order to preserve this place.

    No one fucks with my homeplace or Her people.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — July 5, 2007 @ 7:40 pm

  4. Brava, Morwen.

    I don’t usually read The Courant, although I live in central CT. What horrifies me is that someone allowed this ‘professor’s’ tripe to be published.

    One comment, among many brilliant and wry responses, said exactly the right thing: “By the way…I’ve been to Hartford…it’s a real shithole. We should abandon it for no other reason than it sucks.”

    STANDING OVATION. I lived in Hartford for 15 years and now live 25 miles south. It is a horrid place; you can bet the professor doesn’t live there, either.

    CT is full of filthy cities where the darker complexions are in residence once the 5 pm commuter bell sounds. The lighter and whiter folks travel miles, in their gas-guzzling SUV, to electronically sensored, gated communities in the ‘burbs, in homes where the landscaping is cleverly designed to cut off access to passing riff-raff. If you’re an urbanite and want to sample some ‘fresh, clean, air,’ just try driving to the country and taking a little nature walk and see how quickly the local, highly paid, cops come along and tell you to move your ass off the private property — which is everywhere!!!

    What I’m trying to say is that Connecticut has troubles, too. Its population demographic epitomizes the poor/dark/urban vs. rich/white/suburban dichotomy that underscores the kind of race/class biased rhetoric being peddled by conservative papers like The Courant. Sadly, we have become a country full of Usses v. Thems and the gap is widening.

    Unfortunately, the plan to rebuild NOLA is in the middle of this nightmare, in what is literally, the ‘worst of times.’ It certainly doesn’t help that our gov’t is obsessed with channeling money to Iraq and to ‘fight terrorism.’ Under Nancy Pelosi, Congress continues to ignore the express wishes of the taxpayers to get us out of that war and rebuild the American infrastructure (read NOLA).

    And the band plays on.

    Until or unless those idiots in Washington start listening to their base, they will continue to ignore every other problem facing this country, including the plight of displaced New Orleanians.

    My heart goes out to you all, in NOLA. I pray your city gets its funding, that all who once lived there get to return home some fine day, and that good times will once again dawn on the Mississippi Delta city we call New Orleans.

    Morgan Wolf

    Comment by Morgan Wolf — July 15, 2007 @ 1:14 pm

  5. Don’t worry Morgan, the revolution starts here. We will and are changing hearts, minds and souls.

    This is what the Lady desires, and I will stay the course, even if it kills me.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — July 15, 2007 @ 5:37 pm

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