It’s the fault of Republican presidents that the city officials are incompetent.
How right you are. Just think of all of that extra weight that would be in New Orleans now, causing the city to sink even further ...
“Landrieu’s administration is looking to bring in a private company to temporarily run the Sewerage & Water Board in the aftermath of the growing scandal over the agency’s handling of Saturday’s floods.”
Let me re-word that: The corrupt and incompetent democrats running the S&W system screwed the pooch. Now, it’s time to bring in a private company that donates to the corrupt and incompetent democrats to take over temporarily. This will ensure not only that the problem gets solved, but that corrupt and incompetent democrats will have ample opportunity to skim dollars off of the deal.
PREDICTION: Trump will somehow be held personally accountable for this, Hurricane Katrina, Global Warming, New Coke and Colon Kaepernick not getting signed to a NFL team.
“...five ancient turbines that power the Sewerage & Water Boards system of pumps....”
I wonder how much a modern replacement turbine costs?
Aaaahhhhh....Democrats and fires.
“No. Really. We were OK until that fire. Sure, five of the six turbines were already broke and we don’t have the money to fix them because, well, I needed that money for my condo in Kauai, but that fire was awful. Vote Democrat!”
Have any of these corrupt Democrats ever heard of ‘preventive maintenance’.
But more importantly: was there enough ‘diversity’ on the water board?
Nothing, and I mean NOTHING is more important than diversity in a democrat run town.
Flooding is a temporary problem.
Useless govt oversight
NoLa can’t get its act together
NO gonna flood.
It is the will of landreiu.
I'm surprised the city didn't put the bite on FedGov for new turbine-powered generators in 2006 or so.
Mitch Landrieu says argument city prioritized Confederate monuments over drainage issues a ‘red herring’ | News
Advocate staff report
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu insisted City Hall’s priorities are in order during an interview with WWL-TV’s Katie Moore on Thursday afternoon, dismissing perception that the removal of the city’s Confederate-era monuments took away funds that could have been used to fix drainage issues amid recent flooding.
“The monuments issue is an emotional issue for everybody,” Landrieu said during the interview. “You could use that argument about everything we’ve done, and people are going to continue to use it. I think that’s a red herring.”
Landrieu reiterated most of the money for the removal of the monuments was raised privately and that a majority of the public funds spent during the removals was “a consequence of how people acted and for the security we had to provide to make sure people stayed safe.”
“I have spent very little time on the monuments personally, everyone else got apoplectic about it,”Landrieu said. “I spoke very forcefully to it, I think it was the right thing to do ... But its at the minimus amount in comparison to all the other things that were talking about ...”