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July 24, 2008

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Maenwhile the Mayor is taking the position that any reporting or blogging on this is due to some unholy biased alliance with his political enemies. Yesterday's City Council hearing was attended by an audience of hecklers clearly seeking to shout down any criticism of the mayor and the city government. It's goonish.

The other problem is (and in NOLA there always is an "other problem") some of the mayor's enemies are in fact quite insufferable themselves and are looking to make a little political hay over this. And so you've got the journalists and citizens who just want some straight answers from the city stuck in the middle of yet another circus.

Just a quick note.

Did anyone, and I mean anyone, think that maybe naming anything in New Orleans "NOAH" might be a bad idea?

Maybe?

don't e silly. everything will be rainbows. right? RIGHT???

It's incredible to read the venomous retorts by "Feedupwithfoolishness" on the Gadbois blog. They are perplexing. He/she is somehow trying to make out Gadbois to be a racist crusader against those in power, namely Nagin.

Here's a taste of Feedupwithfoolishness: "I know it makes you feel good that you consider yourself “Saint Karen” and helping the poor elderly black people. but they are better served if you work along with the administration that’s in place instead of calling OUR mayor a crook and his staffers criminals and thugs."

In other words, "Put up and shut up!"

It's been said before on other blogs that it isn't so much that Nagin is malicious - he very likely is not. He's just not doing such a great job spearheading our recovery... I've never read a post that calls the mayor a "crook" or his staffers "criminals and thugs" on Squandered Heritage. Karen Gadbois and others do not deserve to be shouted down for being divisive when they looking to hold those in charge of ALL New Orleanians accountable. The people of New Orleans deserve answers for the disturbing irregularities with NOAH.

The hecklers at the city council meeting and Feedupwithfoolishness who are loudly railing against those who are asking questions seem mighty satisfied with the power structures as they are. Don't they realize that their cries carry the stench of fear? Like they have something to hide.

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