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New Orleans Mayor Says God Mad at U.S.
Yahoo News ^ | 01/16/2006 | Brett Martel

Posted on 01/16/2006 3:15:27 PM PST by jazzo

NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Ray Nagin suggested Monday that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms were a sign that "God is mad at America" and at black communities, too, for tearing themselves apart with violence and political infighting.

"Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country," Nagin, who is black, said as he and other city leaders marked Martin Luther King Day.

"Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We're not taking care of ourselves."

Nagin also promised that New Orleans will be a "chocolate" city again. Many of the city's black neighborhoods were heavily damaged by Katrina.

"It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans — the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans," the mayor said. "This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans."

Nagin described an imaginary conversation with King, the late civil rights leader.

"I said, `What is it going to take for us to move on and live your dream and make it a reality?' He said, `I don't think that we need to pay attention any more as much about other folks and racists on the other side.' He said, `The thing we need to focus on as a community — black folks I'm talking about — is ourselves.'"

Nagin said he also asked: "Why is black-on-black crime such an issue? Why do our young men hate each other so much that they look their brother in the face and they will take a gun and kill him in cold blood?"

The reply, Nagin said, was: "We as a people need to fix ourselves first."

Nagin also said King would have been dismayed with black leaders who are "most of the time tearing each other down publicly for the delight of many."

A day earlier, gunfire erupted at a parade to commemorate King's birthday. Three people were wounded in the daylight shooting amid a throng of mostly black spectators, but police said there were no immediate suspects or witnesses.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: blacks; boxofchocolates; chocolatecity; chocolates; god; hurricanes; katrina; kookyaspatrobertson; mayornagin; mayorraynagin; nagin; neworleans; rita; tribulations; wrathofgod
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Classic!!!
1 posted on 01/16/2006 3:15:29 PM PST by jazzo
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To: jazzo
Incidentally, when the next season rolls over, will the levies hold...
2 posted on 01/16/2006 3:16:36 PM PST by Flavius (Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: jazzo

What?

What?

Nobody is blaming Bush?


3 posted on 01/16/2006 3:16:48 PM PST by Kenservatized
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To: jazzo

What?

What?

Nobody is blaming Bush?


4 posted on 01/16/2006 3:16:50 PM PST by Kenservatized
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To: jazzo
Nagin described an imaginary conversation with King,

I bet he has quite a few of these "imaginary conversations."

5 posted on 01/16/2006 3:17:01 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: jazzo

Good thing his name is not Pat Robertson.


6 posted on 01/16/2006 3:17:55 PM PST by svcw
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To: jazzo

"God hates black people..."

7 posted on 01/16/2006 3:18:05 PM PST by mwyounce
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To: jazzo

Bump


9 posted on 01/16/2006 3:19:52 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: jazzo
No but Nagin is living proof that God has a sense of humor
10 posted on 01/16/2006 3:20:02 PM PST by al baby (Father of the Beeber)
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To: jazzo

Did Nagin go to the Pat Robertson school of public speaking?


12 posted on 01/16/2006 3:21:13 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Dems lied, Alito's wife cried - official slogan of Alitsts for Alito)
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To: jazzo
7 Minute Nagin Audio
13 posted on 01/16/2006 3:21:24 PM PST by mosquewatch.com ("The enemy is anyone who will get you killed, no matter what side they are on.")
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To: jazzo; All

Hmmm....let me get this straight....

Pat Robertson says God mad at New Orleans(Mardi Gras, etc)and US= MSM says BAD

Nagin says God mad at New Orleans and US = MSM says OK ??

...okey dokey......


14 posted on 01/16/2006 3:22:28 PM PST by musicman
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To: jazzo
Mayor Ray Nagin suggested Monday that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms were a sign that "God is mad at America"....

WHAT????!!!!!!

Is Mayor Ray Nagin the latest convert to that nut-job that's been taking his Cult to protest at fallen Servicemembers funnerals?

15 posted on 01/16/2006 3:23:00 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: jazzo

the aclu needs to sue nagin for mentioning the word god. you cant do that because of the "seperation between church and state" in the communist manifesto err i mean the constitution.


16 posted on 01/16/2006 3:23:26 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (There's nothing "Mainstream" about the Orwellian Media!!!)
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To: jazzo

cook


17 posted on 01/16/2006 3:24:37 PM PST by dubie
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To: jazzo

No, Nagin, I think he's just mad at you.


18 posted on 01/16/2006 3:25:22 PM PST by tioga (Speaking out from the god-forsaken frozen tundra of the Hildebeast.)
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To: jazzo

"God is mad at America"

No, just NO, and specifically, YOU, Mr. Nagin.


19 posted on 01/16/2006 3:25:42 PM PST by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: tioga

he = He


20 posted on 01/16/2006 3:26:10 PM PST by tioga (Speaking out from the god-forsaken frozen tundra of the Hildebeast.)
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To: mwyounce

No, God hates chocolate.


21 posted on 01/16/2006 3:26:43 PM PST by admiralsn (Friends are just strangers you haven't met yet.)
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To: Kenservatized
You can say that again, couple more times will not hurt!

LVM

22 posted on 01/16/2006 3:27:30 PM PST by LasVegasMac (The only thing slowing me down is the A**hole in front of me!)
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To: jazzo

bump


23 posted on 01/16/2006 3:27:47 PM PST by tje
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To: jazzo
Didn't Dr. King once say, "I have a dream that one day New Orleans will be chocolate-colered and all whites will be a minority."
24 posted on 01/16/2006 3:27:51 PM PST by elhombrelibre (MSM: de facto allies of America's enemies.)
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To: jazzo

The hurricanes would come regardless. The corrupt politicians and connected contractors and inflated police officer numbers were to blame. A governor who said she didn't want to put "good people in harm's way" by sending in "Bush's military", the National Guard. Blame the Rat Machine. Rats lied, people died.

A government that served connected interests didn't serve the interest and well being of the public.

What has the mayor DONE for the people in the ghettos? Not to keep them "alive" but to see that they don't stay in ghettos? Why should ANY of them ever vote Democrat again?


25 posted on 01/16/2006 3:28:32 PM PST by weegee (Happy holiday.)
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To: jazzo
This is such a bizarre mix of enlightened thought and downright idiocy and racism, that I don't know what to make of it.
26 posted on 01/16/2006 3:28:39 PM PST by NMR Guy
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To: svcw

No, but I think they've been talking. Maybe Fred Phelps is getting in on the action too.


27 posted on 01/16/2006 3:29:04 PM PST by moog
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To: jazzo

If Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell had said this the Democrats and the MSM would be ranting like the maniacs they are.We have a Cancer in America and it is called the Democrat Party!


28 posted on 01/16/2006 3:30:33 PM PST by gunnedah
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To: jazzo

I thought that during the hurricane that this person had lost, now I know that he has lost it. Nogin needs help, mental that is.


29 posted on 01/16/2006 3:30:36 PM PST by mom-7
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To: jazzo

Maybe they should consider recalling the mayor, too. Sounds like he's just as bad as the governor.


30 posted on 01/16/2006 3:31:15 PM PST by usaproud
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To: jazzo; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Nagin: It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans — the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans,

I can't believe this isn't satire. This is real? I wonder, if in his imaginary conversation, Dr. King slapped Nagin upside his head for using the word "chocolate" to describe blacks.

31 posted on 01/16/2006 3:33:19 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: jazzo
"It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans — the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans," the mayor said. "This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans."

Interesting he makes a statement like this while celebrating MLK, jr. birthday.

32 posted on 01/16/2006 3:35:31 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: musicman

Don't forget that crazed Rev.Phelps also.Hum,the Ray and Fred traveling wack job show coming to a college campus near you.Throw in Al Gore and a couple other liberal pinheads and the effect would be stunning,literally.


33 posted on 01/16/2006 3:35:49 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: mom-7
Nogin needs help, mental that is.

Nice thought, but you would have to find a way to undo a lifetime of propaganda designed to make him believe he is "enlightened and empowered." Usually comes from public skool...

34 posted on 01/16/2006 3:36:31 PM PST by TLI (ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA, Minuteman Project AZ Day -1 to Day 8, Texas Minutemen El Paso, 32 Days)
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To: jazzo

I wonder if this will get as much press as Pat Robertson's comments?


35 posted on 01/16/2006 3:37:17 PM PST by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: jazzo

36 posted on 01/16/2006 3:42:14 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jazzo

Ya gotta love it. At different times it has been Negroes, African Americans, Blacks, People of Color, and now it's "Chocolates." LOL !


37 posted on 01/16/2006 3:43:55 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: jazzo

38 posted on 01/16/2006 3:44:04 PM PST by sassbox
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To: cgk

Mayor Nagin should have said: "I want apartheid in America, and I want New Orleans to be the first all black city."


39 posted on 01/16/2006 3:46:01 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: tioga
No, Nagin, I think he's just mad at you.

"Johnny, tell our contestant what he's won!"

40 posted on 01/16/2006 3:46:13 PM PST by Alex Murphy
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To: jazzo

Maybe God's mad at just you, Ray.


41 posted on 01/16/2006 3:48:17 PM PST by AmericanChef
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To: jazzo

"Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses"

I am sure others do not approve of Mr. Nagin being in New Orleans under any circumstance.


42 posted on 01/16/2006 3:49:12 PM PST by gpapa (Boost FR Traffic! Make FR your home page!)
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To: jazzo

Amazing. Simply Amazing.

If someone who was not African American had said the things he did, he would have been hounded out of office.

Where is Reverend Jesse "I have a love child" Jackson? Where is the Reverend Al "Charlitan" Sharpton?
Where is Harry "I never met a socialist I did not like" Belafonte?
Where is Jullian "I am a racist" Bond?
Where is Marion "The B**** set me up!" Barry?
Where is David "So they are picking on some Koreans" Dinkins?
Where is Charlie "I am no racist" Rangle?
Where is Howard "The Silent on Racism" Dean?


Oh...I am sorry, they are behind the Mayor pulling his stings.


43 posted on 01/16/2006 3:50:12 PM PST by Trainer (9/11...Never forget, never forgive.)
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To: jazzo


We will rebuild New Orleans into a "chocolate" paradise...and we can expect the unwelcome white devil to flit the bill...


44 posted on 01/16/2006 3:51:46 PM PST by Tzimisce
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Many of the city's black neighborhoods were heavily damaged by Katrina.

So were many of the city's white neighborhoods damaged by [Hurricane] Katrina. Katrina was truly an equal opportunity destroyer ... but, you will never, never see/hear that in the MSM.

45 posted on 01/16/2006 3:53:32 PM PST by caryatid (Jolie Blonde, 'gardez donc, quoi t'as fait ...)
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To: jazzo

Wow.

I had seen some of the mayor's racist comments, but in the context of the entire story, I see that he is simply nuts.

Does anyone suppose he'll be ridiculed in the MSM the way others who made similar statements were?


46 posted on 01/16/2006 3:55:52 PM PST by B Knotts
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To: Farmer Dean

that was the same thing i was thinking. nagin is joining up with the WBC and freddy phelps. add drunken teddy and it would be quite a show.


47 posted on 01/16/2006 3:56:52 PM PST by pandoraou812
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To: taxesareforever
I wonder if this will get as much press as Pat Robertson's comments?

Surely you jest! Pat Robertson is demented and/or in early stages of Alzheimers ... Clarence Ray Nagin is thoughtful and insightful.

< /sarc >


48 posted on 01/16/2006 3:58:54 PM PST by caryatid (Jolie Blonde, 'gardez donc, quoi t'as fait ...)
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To: jazzo

He's still wondering why the "state and federal government" didn't do more for NOLA. Drive your own schoolbus, Ray-baby...


49 posted on 01/16/2006 3:59:21 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Don't buy Bose. Their warranty is no good.)
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To: al baby
... Nagin is living proof that God has a sense of humor ...

LOL

50 posted on 01/16/2006 4:00:12 PM PST by caryatid (Jolie Blonde, 'gardez donc, quoi t'as fait ...)
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