Does the city of New Orleans have term limits?

Posted: September 1, 2008 in miscellaneous, Uncategorized
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Below is a portion of an article I saw from a well known news source. My comments are in bold.

Painfully aware of the failings that led to more than 1,600 deaths during Katrina, this time officials moved beyond merely insisting tourists and residents leave south Louisiana. Ok. Good plan They threatened to put looters behind bars This just became a crime in Louisiana?, loaded thousands onto buses Should have done that last time and warned that anyone who remained behind would not be rescued. Fair enough

They were confident that they had done all they could.

“It’s amazing. It makes me feel really good that so many people are saying, ‘We as Americans, we as the world, have to get this right this time,'” New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said late Sunday. “We cannot afford to screw up again.”

What the hell is he talking about? America? The World?

Mr. Nagin, the rest of the world has it’s own problems. This isn’t a world issue and it’s really not the rest of America’s responsibiblity to protect your town. Try to keep in mind that you are the mayor. As much as we love Louisiana, it only seems logical that to “get this right this time” it would be you, Mr. Mayor of New Orleans, to do so. At least to the best of your ability. Another thing: Just who the hell is the “we” you speak of in reference to screwing up again?

  1. kristiane says:

    I have a friend down there, who said that this was, yes, a bad storm. But the way in which they were exaggerating the seriousness of it was disgusting. Though, avoiding another Kartina, I suppose, is worth it?

  2. Greg says:

    Yeah, I agree that the media overdoes it. In fact it is my belief that they actually live for these moments and milk it for all it’s worth.

    I also agree that too much information is better than not enough. I grew up in Corpus and rode out hurricane Celia in 1970. That sounds like a long time ago but I remember it as though it was yesterday. It was the most frightening day I can remember.

  3. Michele says:

    Dude Nagin needs to take some responsibility and not go ninnyin’ to the ‘world’ and ‘america’ that it’s ‘their’ problem as well. Of course the rest of ‘america’ will come bail your ass out when you, yet again, F**k it up. But at least get off yer arse and give it a whirl on your own. And have the balls to knock some FEMA heads if they can’t get it right either.

    Stupid public figures.. can’t do a damn thing without checking with everyone else starting with their kindergarten teacher!

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