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Lower 9th Ward: March 2006

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    These are stills captured from video shot March 2006 in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans specifically the area between N. Claiborne, Florida Ave, Tupelo and Tennessee.

Lower 9th Ward: August 2006

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    These are photos and stills captured from video taken August 2006 of the Lower 9th Ward specifically the area between N. Claiborne, Florida Ave, Tupelo and Tennessee.

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March 31, 2007


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You go, girls and guys! Wish I could have made it out today, but it was great meeting y'all at the boil last night. Enjoy the rest of your stay!


Standing O, A -

I am in awe of the work you guys did and the selflessness of everyone getting together to do whatever they could for as long as they could.

Have an ice-cold Abita - you've earned it!!

Thank you, Athenae and scout, for organizing this. I'm so proud and happy to have been a part of it.

I liveblogged throughout the weekend, for those interested. I can't write as well as Athenae, of course, but it meant a lot to be able to share my impressions of what I saw -- and did.

Thanks again, to A. and s. and the whole Krewe. You all are wonderful. May our paths cross again sooner rather than later.

that looks like a very nice house. i hope it can be again.

and that 2 years after, this needs doing is just disgraceful.
geogie is one pitiful turd.

I couldn't be with you guys and that makes me sad. But, I still feel great pride that you all did that. And, even more sadness that it was necessary.

Bravo to you all for your efforts.

How sad that 2 years on, they are still needed.

Congratulations, Krewe, on a job well-done. Your courage and your persistence in the face of such destruction is amazing. You have been in my prayers this weekend.

Thanks for the report from my hometown, Athenae. I bet it was a cockroach, rather than a termite, that terrorized you. Every New Orleanian has their own cockroach story to tell. The six-legged fiends are arrogant, impudent and fearless! We should send them to Iraq and bring the troops home. They eat German and Asian roaches with croissants for breakfast! It's best to surrender to them now and adopt one as a mascot. I can't wait to read your next message.

Actually, what was scurrying around was three Rebuglicans. (They got shoveled out with the other trash.)

Thanks to A. and Scout for organizing the trip. Thanks to Dan and Spocko for the masks and everyone else who helped. Thanks to the good people in New Orleans who entertained us and served us crawfish and other delicious food. It was great to meet everyone from our group and the lovely folks from New Orleans, including the bloggers there, who are tireless in their fight for something better for their city.

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