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More NOLA tomfoolery

12 Aug

The Feds recently raided the offices of a non-profit called the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership Corporation that was supposed to be in charge of a $3.6 million program that helped the elderly and the poor gut their damaged homes and mow their lawns. But since this is Hurricane Katrina related, the organization decided not to do its job and instead steered money to politically connected contractors who did practically nothing. One of the contractors happens to be Mayor Ray Nagin’s brother-in-law. Nagin claims he wasn’t aware of that.

Poor New Orleans! Man, Hurricane Katrina really could have been a blessing in disguise in terms of having the opportunity to virtually start from scratch with numerous key services. New Orleans is such a beautiful city, it would be a shame to let it get swallowed up in foolishness. The French Quarter and the Garden District look great (I was just there last weekend), but that’s not all of New Orleans. We have to rebuild this city. It’s three years out now. Shameful.

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Posted by on August 12, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “More NOLA tomfoolery

  1. tracey in Ohio

    August 12, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Howdy! This is a most pitiful picture. I feel so bad for how wrong everything went w/Katrina. To me it showed that when faced with disaster – no one know what the hell to do &/or how to do it. Look at all that money that was wasted on those trailers that sat forever sinking into the mud, while there were (& still are) folks living underneath bridge overpasses. I’ve never been to N.Orleans, but in looks like an amazing place. But when I read the food mags (gourmet, bon apetit) & they rave about how N.Orleans is “back” & they’re eating all fancy & partying, I can’t help but think of those folks under that damn bridge! ;-(

     
  2. loveisdope

    August 13, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Hey there! Yeah, New Orleans has always been a city of extremes, but now the extreme low end has gotten even lower while the other end looks like nothing ever happened. This is really something Dubya could make close to right before he leaves office.

     

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