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A Shrinking New Orleans
Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2005 | Ceci Connolly and Manuel Roig-Franzia

Posted on 10/26/2005 7:05:32 AM PDT by robowombat

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1 posted on 10/26/2005 7:05:32 AM PDT by robowombat
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The first thing the remaining people of NO should do is recall Nagin and elect a no-nonsense mayor who can develop and execute a plan of redevelopment.


2 posted on 10/26/2005 7:09:39 AM PDT by playball0
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FEMA housing expert James McIntyre said the agency has approved construction of sites to handle more than 1,700 trailers.

Isn't that a sure way to invite another hurricane or tornado?
3 posted on 10/26/2005 7:12:38 AM PDT by sittnick (There's no salvation in politics.)
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The French Quarter may be safer...


4 posted on 10/26/2005 7:16:17 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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"New Orleans will shrink to nearly half its pre-hurricane population...one-third of its previous budget..."

...and one quarter of its pre-Katrina number of registered voters.


5 posted on 10/26/2005 7:16:19 AM PDT by happyathome
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In a city that was 67 percent African American, Nagin won by dominating the vote in majority white districts.

Thats BS, but whole city is democrat anyway.

6 posted on 10/26/2005 7:16:26 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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Might be worth moving to N'awlins now ;)


7 posted on 10/26/2005 7:16:55 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (3-7-77 (No that's not a Date))
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First thing I noticed was Ceci Connelly's byline on this article. I forgot about her; she was so laughably stupid and inept on the Fox News roundtables and panels. She just repeated liberal talking points. Maybe Juan Williams got her the job to make him look smarter.


8 posted on 10/26/2005 7:19:15 AM PDT by GianniV
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The people of Louisiana and New Orleans will not lift a finger against failure Democrats Kathleen Blanco and Ray Nagin. They elected these morons that have brought 11.5% unemployment to the state of Louisiana. They can now live with them and all the past and future mistakes they will thrust upon Louisiana. N.O. is going nowhere as long as Ray Nagin is the Mayor of "Poverty Central". Big difference between the way Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida handled their hurricanes and the aftermath. I guess Republican, proactive, effective State and local leadership makes a difference. Louisana as a state is now the number one bottom feeder!!! Too bad the folks in Louisiana can't muster up the guts to throw this Democrat vermin into the street where they rightfully belong.


9 posted on 10/26/2005 7:19:26 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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Give me your suggestions for rebuilding the City of New Orleans and I'll forward them to the Mayor. It seems everyone is quick to criticize and short on suggestions.


10 posted on 10/26/2005 7:20:29 AM PDT by Prolifeconservative (If there is another terrorist attack, the womb is a very unsafe place to hide.)
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"Federal authorities have denied requests for the addresses of Katrina evacuees."

ROTFL! Now THAT makes me smile.

11 posted on 10/26/2005 7:22:04 AM PDT by sweetliberty (Stupidity should make you sterile.)
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"Big difference between the way Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida handled their hurricanes and the aftermath"

Could you please catalog those "Big differences" in the way Texas, et all handled the aftermath of the hurricanes. I'd love to see the differences.


12 posted on 10/26/2005 7:23:48 AM PDT by Prolifeconservative (If there is another terrorist attack, the womb is a very unsafe place to hide.)
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Thats BS, but whole city is democrat anyway.
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Well they got what they ordered, these Dems did! Incompetence, corruption, no planning, no readiness, anything but respectable, functional government.

Vote Democrat -- see what happens!?


13 posted on 10/26/2005 7:26:35 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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Give me your suggestions for rebuilding the City of New Orleans and I'll forward them to the Mayor. It seems everyone is quick to criticize and short on suggestions.

The ocean on one side a major lake on the other, adjacent to one of the world's great rivers, a foundation on river delta silt in "hurricane country" ....and BELOW SEA LEVEL.....??!!!

You want a suggestion??

FILL IT IN and MOVE ON!

14 posted on 10/26/2005 7:31:08 AM PDT by Bob Eimiller (Kerry, Kennedy, Pelosi, Leahy, Kucinich, Durbin Pro Abort Catholics Excommunication?)
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Na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye!


15 posted on 10/26/2005 7:32:08 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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"Fill it in and Move on"

What? Do you not know N.O. is a major port? Do you not know midwestern farmers count on our port? Are you not aware of the oil and gas this area provides for the economic engine of the U.S.? I guess we could fill it in, then everyone will be bitchin' about their 7 dollar a gallon gas!


16 posted on 10/26/2005 7:45:10 AM PDT by Prolifeconservative (If there is another terrorist attack, the womb is a very unsafe place to hide.)
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To: playball0

The first thing the people of NO should do is move to higher ground - say above sea level?


17 posted on 10/26/2005 7:46:25 AM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a reactionary, hirsute, gun-owning, knuckle dragging, Christian Neanderthal and proud of it!)
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What happened into the investigation of the 'phantom' police workers and city employees?
I am guessing a lot of residents weren't real either- but collectiong federal money

18 posted on 10/26/2005 7:46:54 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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What happened into the investigation of the 'phantom' police workers and city employees?
I am guessing a lot of residents weren't real either- but collecting federal money

19 posted on 10/26/2005 7:47:11 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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Give me your suggestions for rebuilding the City of New Orleans and I'll forward them to the Mayor. It seems everyone is quick to criticize and short on suggestions.

Replace below sea level neighborhoods with parks or golf courses or other super-low density stuff that can be flooded without risk of human life. Do not rebuild high density housing in below sea level areas. 2000 dead is not a reasonable price to pay every 20 years. Public housing residents should be offered jobs in more vibrant economies around the state, or failing that in other cities that are not surrounded by high water.

20 posted on 10/26/2005 7:49:29 AM PDT by Jack Black
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