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Three anti-ObamaCARE floats spotted at Mardi Gras in liberal New Orleans
Fire Andrea Mitchell blog | March 1, 2014

Posted on 03/01/2014 10:23:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

I love Neo Orleans. I’ve been there twice, and I know it’s a leftist cesspool, but I still love it there. As we approach ‘Fat Tuesday’ on March 4th, this weekend is full of celebration. So far, there have been at least two anti-ObamaCARE floats spotted at the Mardi Gras in liberal New Orleans (which also happens to be porker Mary Landrieu’s hometown.) The first one was discovered by Gateway Pundit on Twitter.

I’m sure there will be plenty of leftist cries of racism since this Mardi Gras anti-ObamaCARE float shows Obama in a less than flattering manner.

Another anti-ObamaCARE float with ‘death panels’ also appeared mocking Obama and ObamaCARE.

Very impressive and creative by those who created these floats.

Update: found another one, this makes at least three anti-ObamaCARE floats:

Have fun trying to win re-election porker Mary Landrieu!


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Health/Medicine; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; democratcare; louisiana; mardigras; neworleans; obamacare; zerocare
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1 posted on 03/01/2014 10:23:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excellent work!


2 posted on 03/01/2014 10:29:32 PM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: Nachum; LucyT

Ping.


3 posted on 03/01/2014 10:31:13 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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4 posted on 03/01/2014 10:33:40 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any idea what parades those are (which Krewes?)


5 posted on 03/01/2014 10:35:10 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

No. It’ll come out within a day or two, I predict, And they’ll all be painted as “Tea Bagging Rethuglican racists” even though many will certainly be democrats.


6 posted on 03/01/2014 10:37:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
B T T T ! ! ! ©

7 posted on 03/01/2014 10:44:18 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s clear you don’t get New Orleans at all. If we’re really a liberal cesspool, how do you account for those anti Obama floats? You think a couple of short visits makes you an expert about the most layered, insular, and exclusive city in America? Come and enjoy yourself, and quit kidding yourself you have us figured out till your people have been here for five generations.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 10:54:24 PM PST by Romulus
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To: Romulus

It is most definitely a leftist cess pit.

I went one time, it was terrible. Neon lights advertising orgies right there in the French Quarter.

Flood it with acid, bury it and forget it ever existed.


9 posted on 03/01/2014 10:56:05 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Romulus

Ummm, I’m not the author of this article. You know that, right?


10 posted on 03/01/2014 11:09:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah, they elect some jacked-up politicians, but some of the Mardi Gras krewes do current-events satire, and they will go after Democrats.
11 posted on 03/01/2014 11:14:51 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: GeronL

“I went one time, ..... in the French Quarter.”

I do believe you are making Romulus’s point. NOLA is so multi-layered and complex, it takes generations to understand, and NOLA is hardly the French Quarter, tho the Quarter is definitely part of NOLA. It’s like saying Times Square is and defines New York City. Ain’t so.


12 posted on 03/01/2014 11:17:52 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Jet Jaguar
When things like this appear during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the only way to explain it is the following, "Let me done told you chaiz, dat boy gonna be alligator bait."

I miss the Old New Orleans. It has become a hell hole today for most. Parts of it are still safe and I do return. I would never live their again with my family. I know where I can go and can not go. However, even in the safe areas I am armed. I would never want my family to live like this.

13 posted on 03/01/2014 11:33:44 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Krewe d’Etat


14 posted on 03/01/2014 11:35:14 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: GeronL

You went, one time, and you’re an expert. I see.

Then you had such a poor time as you were forced to wander the city in chains and gaze at the orgy signs...

Funny, I missed those signs while I lived there for 20 years.

‘Flood it with acid, bury it and forget it ever existed.’

Bit of a knee-jerker are you?

I don’t like liars, and you certainly can tell a whopper.


15 posted on 03/01/2014 11:39:18 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: AlmaKing
I went, one time, and mentioned what I saw with my own 2 eyes. I didn't claim to be an expert, you see.
16 posted on 03/01/2014 11:43:41 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Romulus
I live 60 miles southwest from Naw’lins, it is a liberal, corrupt, embarrassment of a cesspool.
17 posted on 03/02/2014 12:06:56 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

New Orleans - Half under water, the other half under indictment.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 12:07:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Ya ain't going to hear an argument from me, LOL!
19 posted on 03/02/2014 12:12:11 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: GeronL

The only American city that turned its slums into a tourist attraction.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 12:55:06 AM PST by twister881
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As good as it gets,seems allll the people are not fooled.


21 posted on 03/02/2014 4:11:44 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Romulus

We NYers have the same problem with out-of-towner freepers. They paint with a very broad brush. We report from the trenches!

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities although I only visit as a tourist.


22 posted on 03/02/2014 4:11:55 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: AlmaKing

Try not to take it personally. I get this crap about NYC all the time.

New Orleans has a spectacular history and is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the United States.

Not everyone of FR wants to live in a McMansion in the boring suburbs.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 4:16:00 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

In other New Orleans Mardi Gras news apparently there will be a huge Toronto Mayor Rob Ford float with him sucking on a crack pipe. Our mayor is also heading to LA for the Academy Awards and a Jimmy Kimmel talk show chat. The election for mayor is underway now with 4 candidates declared. It’s going to be a 3 ring circus all year. Currently because city council stripped him of most of his powers the deputy mayor does an awful lot of the city business leaving Ford to galavant around all over the place. He is attacking the chief of police in the press and vice versa. Fun fun fun. Meanwhile you in NY will have relative calm. :)


24 posted on 03/02/2014 4:42:22 AM PST by xp38
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To: Romulus
It’s clear you don’t get New Orleans at all. If we’re really a liberal cesspool, how do you account for those anti Obama floats? You think a couple of short visits makes you an expert about the most layered, insular, and exclusive city in America? Come and enjoy yourself, and quit kidding yourself you have us figured out till your people have been here for five generations.

I don't know anything about the politics of New Orleans but I do know that it's a very dangerous place. In 1959 I was an 18-year-old soldier based at Camp Leroy Johnson in NOLA. The guy who bunked next to me one night went to the Mardi Gras. He never came back; someone beat him to death downtown with a tire iron. I kept myself on the base thereafter, not wishing to be killed.

You can keep that miserable place. Anyone with any sense or knowledge of it would never go there. Its reputation is well-deserved, in my opinion.

25 posted on 03/02/2014 4:42:43 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum

1959??? You were there in 1959???

I go there every year on my birthday and have never even come across a nasty person much less someone with a tire iron.

I suppose I should be happy it’s “Let’s beat up Nola today,” instead of the perennial favorite “Let’s beat up NYC today.”


26 posted on 03/02/2014 5:13:17 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow, he's lost chocolate city.
27 posted on 03/02/2014 5:20:54 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: miss marmelstein

You obviously do not see all of the Mardi Gras festivities. I have seen on TV many instances of attacks on revelers.

The crowds shown in these TV accounts show a very drunken, rowdy bunch of people that I wouldn’t get near.

From your past postings I have concluded that that you travel in “elevated” social circles, so I would not expect you to be out there mingling with the common people. If you did, you would know that participating in the Mardi Gras festivities is a dangerous thing to do.

But, hey, keep it up and eventually you may indeed by accident run across a “nasty person.” Believe me, they are out there in New Orleans, especially at Mardi Gras time.


28 posted on 03/02/2014 5:23:34 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some of the krewes are pretty level-headed folks who just enjoy a good party.


29 posted on 03/02/2014 5:29:57 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow. Now back to the OP’s point. Those floats are a very encouraging sign. I love “Obamacare Entitlement Room—BEND OVER”


30 posted on 03/02/2014 5:36:54 AM PST by Oratam
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To: OldPossum

Mardi Gras——ehhh-—who needs a huge crowd, jacked up hotel rates and weirdo parades. Visit off peak season and for me to enjoy the food and some of the music plus the history and culture of the place. The drunken morons wobbling down Bourbon St.and the lewd acts are to avoid. I love listening to the natives accent and Zydeco/Cajun music. It identifies with no other place but southern Louisiana.


31 posted on 03/02/2014 5:55:10 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: trebb

Yeh-— a previous company I worked for we had a bunch of New Orleans based personnel and they weren’t transplants.
Them cajuns could party-—they seemed to take things in stride and never got too bent out of shape on any pressing matter. One guy would always use the ‘word’. “Funkadoodle”.
I love them cajuns but they can keep their alligator meat. Yuckadoodle...


32 posted on 03/02/2014 6:03:29 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: OldPossum

Everyone knows there are bad things during Mardi Gras and on Bourbon Street. I’m allergic to any kind of parade, actually. I hate that stuff. But it’s still an amazing city.


33 posted on 03/02/2014 6:04:06 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: OldPossum

I travel in elevated circles? You mean I’m a limo lib? How foolish.


34 posted on 03/02/2014 6:08:21 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: tflabo
I have some friends on a local Krewe and have been invited to some of their parties - their Krewes are a bit less formal and the music is always good for listening and dancing. Not too many fall-down drunks and some of the women are a sight for these old eyes....good time for all and the food that all bring for their tables to share is awesome to behold and ingest. Neither my wife or I drink and we fit right in - she points out all the gorgeous, off-limits, women to ensure I am feeling my oats once we get home. What could be a better way to spend an evening? My wife rocks!

Not sure how this turned into a commercial for my wife, but I am truly blessed - to quote Louis L' Amour, "She's one to walk the river with"...

35 posted on 03/02/2014 6:31:42 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: miss marmelstein

I didn’t say you are a lib. I just going on some of your posts in the past in which you note that you have met such and such a celebrity and in the context it sounds as though you met this person at a cocktail party or through business contacts.


36 posted on 03/02/2014 9:19:32 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: miss marmelstein
I agree with you. Both New Orleans and NYC are worth visiting at least annually.

I wouldn't want to live in either city, but I respect your choice.

37 posted on 03/02/2014 9:54:35 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nice floats... I think the floats will be called in the MSM racist and hateful. Nola is a nice place to visit.


38 posted on 03/02/2014 10:23:45 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Don’t go walking around there on a hot day, especially if you weigh 340lbs. Don’t ask me how I know that, though...


39 posted on 03/02/2014 10:26:33 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: trebb
Speaking of that, have you ever read his novel set in the middle ages called The Walking Drum? My favorite of his.
40 posted on 03/02/2014 10:32:36 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The humidity is incredible. I don’t know how the people who settled the area - much less the Victorians in their hot clothes - stood it.


41 posted on 03/02/2014 10:33:31 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I lived in Biloxi several times, for a total of about eight or nine years. Same thing.


42 posted on 03/02/2014 10:36:23 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: miss marmelstein

Slavery and dirt cheap servants (including Irish immigrants before the civil war). Let others do the work, move as little as possible, and hope the yellow fever doesn’t get you. But from 1810 till 1860 if you could do that you could become very rich very quickly.


43 posted on 03/02/2014 3:34:43 PM PST by Romulus
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To: OldPossum

*The crowds shown in these TV accounts show a very drunken, rowdy bunch of people that I wouldn’t get near.*

The crowds shown on tv? You don’t say. You mean tv doesn’t show boring ordinary people just minding their own business? I must get you to explain some time how what the media show is totally representative and reliable.


44 posted on 03/02/2014 3:40:50 PM PST by Romulus
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To: Romulus

I’m not sure Irish immigrants were prominent in pre-Civil War south. The south had black slaves, the north had Irish slaves, lol. But the Irish slaves did get a pittance. They were my people and not always the most gracious or law abiding people.


45 posted on 03/02/2014 3:56:58 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Romulus

You see, it doesn’t matter whether the crowd scenes that I saw of rowdy, aggressive people is representative of all, it’s the fact that there are SOME people like that at Mardi Gras festivities and that’s enough to dissuade me from being around any of them. I prefer my health and well-being, thank you very much.


46 posted on 03/02/2014 3:59:36 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Ante bellum New Orleans was a boom town and as such attracted a healthy share of Irish. They did much of the most difficult and dangerous work, such as digging the New Basin Canal, because slaves were too valuable. Ten thousand Irishmen died on that project.

My parish, St. Patrick’s, was founded for Irish in New Orleans in 1833, because they didn’t mix well with the native creoles. Google Margaret of New Orleans.


47 posted on 03/02/2014 4:17:48 PM PST by Romulus
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To: Romulus

Thank you for the education! My family helped to build the Brooklyn Bridge, so let’s shake hands across the North-South divide!


48 posted on 03/02/2014 4:28:00 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Romulus

They did much of the most difficult and dangerous work, such as digging the New Basin Canal, because slaves were too valuable.
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Well that explains a lot...

..BELOW For those that ‘always’ rag on the Irish...

“Anybody that would build a city 5 feet below sea level in a hurricane zone and fill it with Democrats that can’t swim is a damn genius”


49 posted on 03/02/2014 4:32:11 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: OldPossum

Read the free e-book.

Mob Rule in New Orleans by Ida B. Wells-Barnett

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14976

That place has been the scene of some really bad stuff for 300 years.

The residents today are overwhelmingly insane alcoholics who are depressed and bitchy when not loaded to the gills

Its haunted and evil, and will snuff out a life in a flash when one least suspects it.

Avoid it like the plague.


50 posted on 03/02/2014 9:34:16 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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