"San Francisco isn’t in the same country as Lakeside anymore than New Orleans is in the same country as New York or Miami is in the same country as Minneapolis." "Is that so?" said Shadow, mildly. "Indeed it is. They may share certain cultural signifiers money, a federal government, entertainment it’s the same land, obviously but the only things that give it the illusion of being one country are the greenback, The Tonight Show, and McDonald’s."
Hoo-doo, which in America flowered in New Orleans, was an unorganized religion without ego-games or death worship.Ishmael Scott Reed
Hurricane [Katrina] hit the Gulf Coast and destroyed much of the Gulf Coast — that was an act of God ... Now what happened to New Orleans, that was a complete failure of the federal government. Complete negligence by the feds.james carville
New Orleans is a city of paradox. Sin, salvation, sex, sanctification, so intertwined yet so separate.connick, harry, jr.
All hurricanes are acts of God because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God and they were recipients of the judgment of God for that.john hagee
New Orleans was a chocolate city before Katrina. It is going to be a chocolate city after. How is that divisive?ray nagin
The Left's experiment in training Americans to be passive and expect the government to do absolutely everything for them has been overwhelmingly successful in creating an infantile mindset, with the result being that in New Orleans and entire segment of the population, mostly black - the Left's guinea pigs in this endeavor — apparently no longer have the requisite brains and common sense to get out of the way of a Category 5 hurricane.mark williams
Perhaps [Condoleezza Rice] would have made a more timely cameo in New Orleans had a Chevron tanker caught fire. Jane Crow seems to be just as willing as old Jim was.larisa alexandrova
There is no reason at all why there aren't enough people to guard New Orleans and to help stabilise Baghdad.christopher hitchens
Keynes was to economics as Katrina was to New Orleans.ilana mercer
This whole theory [of John Law and Jean Terrasson], as dear to French financial schemers in the eighteenth century as to American " Greenbackers " in the nineteenth, had resulted, under the Orleans Regency and Louis XV, in ruin to France financially and morally, had culminated in the utter destruction of all prosperity, the rooting out of great numbers of the most important industries, and the grinding down of the working people even to starvation.Andrew Dickson White
Keynes was to economics as Katrina was to New Orleans.
The rise of the Earth's temperature, causing sea level increases that could add up to one foot over the next 30 years, threatens the very existence of New Orleans.ray nagin
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