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2005-09-05 Home Front: Politix
Nagin: I'm going to Disneyland Vegas
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Posted by KBK 2005-09-05 13:56|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [511 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I think we're breeding welfare. I wonder how many folks have been getting free services in NO before this tragedy without lifting a finger at all. I like to help the needy, but the abuses kill me. Yes, alot is necessary, but what I mean here is this; alot of the more able bodied folks that are displaced and now out of work, could start working behind the counter with the relief effort, a job in a way and it would benefit all. We can keep giving, or we can start helping to get these guys in the proper mind set of helping each other by getting them into the mode of assisting with the many services needed here. There are alot of areas that need help. For folks to sit back and not do anything, with some complaining, is wrong in my mind.
I'm reminded of when we were evacuated here, (the fires in Colorado) yes we had the red cross, and believe me they were truly wonderful. But alot of locals pitched in and helped in alot of ways usually in things that they were good at already. Students walked dogs for the elderly, others rescued horses, others helped in communications etc etc.
I'll tell you this, no one offered us expensive trips to Las Vegas, will they get spending money too? Who's running this crazy show.
Posted by Jan 2005-09-05 15:15||   2005-09-05 15:15|| Front Page Top

#2 Another question, Jan, will police officers stash their stolen loot or take it with? link is video -- sound on.
Posted by GK 2005-09-05 15:54||   2005-09-05 15:54|| Front Page Top

#3 "Officials said they expected the military, with much greater resources, to expand rescue work, begin cleaning up the city and take the first steps toward reconstruction."

Unbe-fucking-lievable. So city officials are going to go off somewhere pleasant and sit on their asses while OTHER people take on the task of resuing and cleaning up??????

Well, I suppose that's about what you'd expect from people who've been brought up to believe they're nothing but poor, helpless victims whose welfare is not their own responsibility, but someone else's.
Posted by Dave D.">Dave D.  2005-09-05 16:03||   2005-09-05 16:03|| Front Page Top

#4 Are they going to take cell phones to Vegas so the Feds can call them when the job is done?
Posted by DMFD 2005-09-05 16:22||   2005-09-05 16:22|| Front Page Top

#5 Well, I suppose Los Vegas will give a warm welcome to the NOPD....and put a guard on the nearby drugstores, grocery stores and the Circuit City outlet.
(Ohhh, that was cruel of me, wasn't it? I felt a teensy bit of regret at being so brutally sarcastic, but it passed in a moment.)
Posted by Sgt. Mom">Sgt. Mom  2005-09-05 16:55||]">[]  2005-09-05 16:55|| Front Page Top

#6 this boggles my mind
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2005-09-05 17:03||   2005-09-05 17:03|| Front Page Top

#7 This is NOT Scrappleface?
Posted by True German Ally 2005-09-05 17:08||   2005-09-05 17:08|| Front Page Top

#8 Wonder how it'll play in Biloxi?
Posted by Mrs. Davis 2005-09-05 17:13||   2005-09-05 17:13|| Front Page Top

#9 This is NOT Scrappleface?

The link goes to the New York Times, so it is, however unintentionally, a similar site. Utterly amazing -- it hasn't occurred to the Mayor to deputize those solid citizens who chose to stay behind.
Posted by trailing wife 2005-09-05 17:34||   2005-09-05 17:34|| Front Page Top

#10 Bush should declare the State and City to be in a condition of insurrection and arrest the lot of them.
Posted by 3dc 2005-09-05 17:47||   2005-09-05 17:47|| Front Page Top

#11 Also the cynic in me says the crooks need to hit the Vegas pawn shops with all their loot!

Posted by 3dc 2005-09-05 17:50||   2005-09-05 17:50|| Front Page Top

#12 This guy is such a clown. And I mean that literally - I'm sure he's a riot to be around. Even if the CIA were in the business of assassinating domestic opponents - which it is not - it would try to keep this guy alive just for entertainment value. The guy sounds like a Hollywood actor without a script - someone needs to get a better scriptwriter for him.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2005-09-05 17:57||]">[]  2005-09-05 17:57|| Front Page Top

#13 I'm not a real mayor, but I do play one for news broadcasts in New Orleans. Actually, I am an actor, but I did sleep at the Sean Penn Tech Vocational Center for EMT training last night.
Posted by Mayor Ray Nagin 2005-09-05 18:09||   2005-09-05 18:09|| Front Page Top

#14 I've seen some descendents of slaves equate work with slavery, and why service is so poor in some Caribbean isles. This lack of initiative is incredible! Why didn't anyone start cleaning up or stacking bodies outside the Superdome instead of complaining? Nagin should have organized buses to get those without the means out when the mandatory warning was issued to begin with. They got off the plane they thought would take them to ulta-conservative Mormon Utah, without the vices available to NO city officials on vacation in Vegas.
Posted by Danielle 2005-09-05 19:26||   2005-09-05 19:26|| Front Page Top

#15 Folks, it's called a bribe, common in the Big Easy.

In essence, the mayor is fending off internal criticism by buying off the coppers. Vegas does strike me as a place to "wind down".
Posted by Captain America 2005-09-05 19:30||   2005-09-05 19:30|| Front Page Top

#16 I see Bush/Clinton are raising funds to turn over to the governors. Good thing they didn't include the mayor, or contributors would be demanding refunds. I wonder how many NO police/firefighters will go to Vegas/Atlanta and never return.
Posted by Darrell 2005-09-05 20:05||   2005-09-05 20:05|| Front Page Top

#17 You go, Ray. You show those lazy-ass bastards in New York how it's done. Why, after 9/11, hundreds of New York police and firefighters never turned up to work again -- just like your boys! ('Course, they were dead, but let's not quibble.)

What's Bernard Kerik doing these days? Maybe Bush should appoint him viceroy of New Orleans. He could have a dozen underage illegal immigrant hookers stashed at city expense there, and no one would even notice.
Posted by Angie Schultz 2005-09-05 21:31||]">[]  2005-09-05 21:31|| Front Page Top

#18 They're not really welcome here in Sin City - too poor and foolish for Vegas - they'd just be taking up space. There are people here who skin extortionists and crooks and corrupt officials for a living - and they live very very well. Nugget & Da Boyz should vacation in Cuba, where they'd be welcomed -- their $USD would go further and their political outlook would be harmonious.
Posted by .com 2005-09-05 23:43||   2005-09-05 23:43|| Front Page Top

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