Do We go to New Orleans every chance We get?
If you weren't here or in Mississippi,
there's just no way to convey the frantic, desperate,
and was working dog shift.
the HUGE headlines that New Orleans dodged a bullet and then.....
Oh My God....all those people,
Katrina was the worst Hurricane that I've ever been through.
Many more were just loaded on busses and sent to somewhere,
far far away from the only home they'd ever known.
for less than a week,
so we stayed there for a few days.
We were VERY Lucky.
Baton Rouge was mostly without electricity.
the gas lines were atrocious,
and you were limited in how much you could buy.
The reports of looting and raping and just the worst of the worst.
Looting by the very people who were supposed to protect them.
Diabetics who needed insulin.
Methadone patients hitting rock bottom.
Elderly victims dead and dying,
just left, LEFT! on a street corner, or laying under trash, dead.
I didn't even recognize where I was
when we first went back a few years ago.
And when I did realize, it broke my Heart.
offering 2, 3, a gazillion times the amount for houses,
Here and most especially in New Orleans.
There is no where for the EveryDay Joe and Jane to live anymore.
all Law Enforcement was on duty to handle a city
that had hardly any electricity,
and a population that more than doubled over night.
for more than my 43 years were ripped up.
crouched on the counter in the bathroom,
before we were able to make a road trip to New Orleans.
And damn, it felt good. real good.
by saying it was "flood surge" or "wind surge"
because the Corp of Engineers phucked up.
law or rule from 1928! that keeps them safe.
who in the middle of the night, as water came rushing in their house,
father and son were washed out the door,
while Mom was pinned by a dresser to a wall and drowned.
They, this State, deserves some good.
that because it was New Orleans,
that we got the shaft.
a city full of culture and history and characters.
where people come from all over
to get filthy drunk and piss all over our streets and homes.
I'll bring the rice,
and she'll bring the drink mix,
Even thought many of the homes in New Orleans just won't get rebuilt.
buy up the poor lots and make them rich lots.
They're called Developers.
with huge monstrosities called apartments
and a Hard Rock cafe on the beach.
the Saenger Theater is getting totally refurbished, redone, rebirthed.
The Chook Man and I saw the Phantom of the Opera there,
and fell in love with the old theater.
Thank You Brad Pitt for your work.
Thank You to all of You who have been here, and will come here.
We still have lots to offer
We have great food and drinks.
We have great music and art.
New Orleans is the greatest city ever,
Home of the Saints
who believe it or not,
did more for this city's Heart than anything else.
and I say get your groove on and get your ass down here.
Life since Katrina
Yahoo news Then and Now
Saenger Theatre ~ New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina ~ wikipedia