Monday, May 22, 2006


NOPD shot man in back in Katrina aftermath

I'm sure it was an ugly scene all over town, not that shooting anybody in the back is justified. It's been said that New Orleans was like the old west in the days following the storm, and one of the top rules of the old west was never shoot a man in the back.

I'll be curious to see how this turns out. So much is unknown about what happened in those dark days after the storm. Full story here


My favorite New Orleans Residents return

Patience, Voodoo, Satchmo, Buck & Emma, along with the other penguins of the Aquarium of the Americas. For those who don't know me personally, I have an unhealthy obsession with penguins. They're coming back for the grand opening of the aquarium on Friday, another milestone for a city with many miles ahead of it on its recovery.

Story here


Gonzales Says Vote on English Is "Symbolic"

Symbolic of what? A country that has forgotten its roots? A country that is intolerant? An administration that wants to have it both ways?

Story at


Quote of the Month

"New Orleans flooded not so much because there was a hurricane, but because of human error, poor decisions and judgments, and failed policies"

Ray Seed, a geotechnical engineer at the University of California-Berkeley in this article.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


Most Disturbing Headline of the Morning

Category 6 Hurricanes? They've Already Happened


Again, if you thought the world isn't watching

1,140 articles from around the world about the election of the next mayor of New Orleans.


From the T-P this morning

Nagin keeps alive 60 year win streak for incumbents for Mayor. Who knew?

FBI raids Bill Jefferson's offices in DC. Things aren't looking good for the U. S. Rep covering most of New Orleans. Just think about that for a second. A Federal judge had to be presented with some pretty compelling evidence to issue a sealed search warrant for the offices of a sitting congressperson.

Upscale condo development on track for the west bank. Insert your own comment here.

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