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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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January 30, 2013


Funny, but I don't remember Diaper Dave demanding 'papers please' when Bush the Dumber waived prevailing wage regulations after the flood, virtually guaranteeing large numbers of people without papers would participate in rebuilding New Orleans...

Question to Vitter: Do you prefer Pampers or are you a traditional cloth diaper kind of guy?

Maybe Dave asks Pampers Please instead of Papers Please...

Similar to MichaelF: I wasn't in NOLA and don't know. But knowing how things work after a hurricaine hits, there is usually a cry to get anyone who can build things back or at least stabilize the situation. It wouldn't surprise me at all to hear they welcomed a whole lot of immigrants from Mexico to fix things.

About the commercial clip: I seem to remember seeing that attack ad with other names attached. It wouldn't surprise me if the repubs ran it in every state and just inserted different names.

Houses here in Thibodaux would still have blue tarps were it not for the roofers from Mexico. Mexican immigrants work in the the sugar cane fields, too. Who thinks Vitter will cross the sugar cane farmers with complaints about their immigrant workers? The local Walmart stocks Mexican food and has signs in Spanish.

Mexican workers did my roof in one day. Contractor is a friend of mine and he *really* misses having so many Mexican guys to jump on roofs for him.

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