20 October 2006

This isn't Russia, Is this Russia?

An editorial in yesterday's TP........... http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/editorials/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1161324977179470.xml&coll=1

Chris Roberts of the JP council doesn't want anymore poor people in his district. Well, Mr. Roberts, aren't we free to live where we chose to live?

The members of the jefferson parish council should be embarrassed. As a resident of Jefferson, I am appalled by this the same way I was appalled by the actions of the Gretna Police in the days immediately following the Hurricane. The elected leadership of the parish have made it quite clear with these actions that they only want to continue widening the divide between Jefferson and Orleans.

A quote from the Jefferson Parish website........"Wrapped around New Orleans, a mystical city steeped in history, culture and night life is Jefferson Parish. A place rich with a heritage all its own. Nowhere in such close proximity will you find such cultural diversity, as you will in JP. "


Cultural diversity huh? I guess that won't be for much longer if Chris Roberts and the JP Council get their way.

Remember this Mr. Roberts. The real measure of a society is how it treats its least fortunate citizens. Is this how you want to be remembered?


At October 24, 2006 6:38 AM, Blogger Mr. Clio said...

How about Jack Stumpf's comment from the editorial:

"It's changing the whole complexion of the area."


At October 24, 2006 6:39 AM, Blogger Mr. Clio said...

BTW, I spent 14 of the first 19 years of my life as a Best Banker.

At October 24, 2006 7:29 AM, Blogger Zihuatanejo said...

You should check out the battle overNet Neutrality. There is a great Bill Moyer's story on it on pbs. He covered Lafayettes battle to build their own network and an independent community based radio station from the gulf coast that came to life during and after katrina. It's about Democracy and community.

There is a lot at stake, this could become theInternet of Tomorrow!.

At October 26, 2006 3:21 PM, Blogger Roux said...

I thought you guys didn't like corporate welfare. Because tax subsidies to build "affordable housing" are just that. The developers get rich and the communities get screwed.


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