Sunday, August 31, 2008

Anniversary


Huh. Funny. I started this blog on Katrina Day three years ago.

Looks like we're heading into round two.

Officials expressed concern for the rest of the metro area as well, noting that extensive planned improvements to levees and flood walls throughout the city's intricate web of canals and waterways had not yet been completed.


And hey, guess what? A bunch of N'orliners are refusing to leave again. And they've got the same mayor.

Suddenly I feel three years younger.

Is there some reason anyone moved back after Katrina? I think I recall Kathy and others asking, rather pertinently, why a city was built below sea level in Hurricane Alley in the first place (oh yeah, the French...) And once it was totally knocked to smithereens, why, if they were determined to have a New Orleans, they didn't just build a new one futher inland, or perhaps on higher ground?

Can we give a Darwin Award to an entire city?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe they re-elected that moron.

How stupid are these people.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Darwin, have you seen the movie "expelled". It seems like your sort of thing.

t

Anonymous said...

You voluntarily moved into the pre-Caliphate, so you're hardly one to talk. - Karen

Anonymous said...

A reason? We've a right not to be responsible or rational and let everyone pay for the entirely foreseeable consequences. Over and over and over.

John said...

There will always be some sort of settlement there or in the general vicinity. It's the mouth of the Mississippi. Economically and militarily it's a necessity.

(Although, perhaps the lowest point in the area wasn't the wisest decision. . . .)

Cheers,

-John-

Zach said...

I'm pretty sure it was above sea level when it was first built ... sort of an American Swamp Castle.

Anonymous said...

We can help. Instead of having them rebuild things where they stand, we can ship them our garbage, raise all the real estate thirty feet, and they can build on that. Its a win, win proposition.

Hugh, frater illustrissimi PJM

Anonymous said...

People live in New Orleans for the same reason you moved to Britian: some semblance of traditional culture. Old houses, red beans on Monday, parades on St. Charles, old churches and schools, coffee on Magazine St. Authentic culture is a hard thing to find in the US and there, they actually have some.

-Some guy named James

Anonymous said...

Thanks for understanding, Mr. some guy named James. I had to leave one of the only other cities in American with a stubborn remnant of traditional Catholic culture recently. It too will be destroyed by the forces of Nature soon. - Karen