29 June 2006

A Letter to Our Friends Across the Pond . . .

Dear Northshore Residents:

Would you tell your people over there to stop blaming all their crime problems on New Orleans. It's laughable. Four people get killed in a trailer park over a drug deal gone bad and now all of a sudden your increases in car theft, burglary, and other petty crimes are 100% New Orleanians fault. Oh, oh this is the best: the various police agencies in St. Tammany Parish need help from the Louisiana State Police. HA.

Houston already did this in the hope of securing some FEMA money. Nice to see St. Tammany follow suit. St. Tammany Parish got what it wanted and deserved. Remember the plan: Grow, grow, grow so "your kind" can leave New Orleans and the Southshore. You know, put subdivisions, walmarts, and all the other accomidations anywhere and everywhere to be the "big city". Well you wanted to be the "big city", so here have some big city problems. Don't ask the state to bail you out when the population has overgrown its police force.

The fact is if YOUR parish government hadn't whored itself out to developers for so long and actually restricted development, home prices would be too high for "them" to invade your happy little town. I know that supply and demand thing is really tricky.

I'm not even going to entertain the notion of criminals driving 35-45 minutes to the Northshore to commit crime because of the National Guard and State Police in New Orleans. It's freaking ridiculous. Do they pay the $3 toll too? In your eyes they were too poor and didn't have the means to leave New Orleans when a killer storm was coming, but now they can afford to come to your happy little town.

So I ask thee, ole fleer across the pond: Is this what the people in your "hood" really think?

Because if you do then I think the St. Tammany police departments were waiting for something like this to happen. When it did, it was a sign of relief because now by blaming New Orleans they can beef up their Pre-Katrina already understaffed police forces with state/federal money.

Lastly, so I don't sound too negative I offer a solution. If New Orleans is such a drain on your community, blow up the Twin Span and Causeway and get a job over there. After all, the City of New Orleans is nothing but a drain on your community and removing that link will ultimately get rid of 100% of your crime problem.

Someone sick of the @#!

TAGS: Katrina, New Orleans, NOLA, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana State Police, Houston, NOPD


At June 29, 2006 10:22 PM, Blogger Ray said...

If you google one of the victims, she's a Slidell woman who already has arrests on the North Shore for passing counterfeit bills pre-Katrina.

So the native Slidell trailer trash are shooting each other up and it's somehow New Orleans's fault?

I agree, blow the bridges. Oh, and close all your New Orleans-style restaurants up there. If you hate the city so bad, you Tammany carpetbaggers should be able to live off of your own unique cultural contributions, right?

At June 30, 2006 12:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can i get a witness? amen brother.
it aint easy being over here in gentilly, but all you bloggers make my day a little easier to get thru.

At June 30, 2006 8:11 AM, Blogger Hollis P. Wood said...

Damn straight! Blow up the bridges. If I want to go east I take US 90 anyway.

At June 30, 2006 8:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't lash out at the citizens of the northshore based on what the sheriff said. We're all in the same boat here - we were all affected by the storm.

I don't care ~where~ the criminals came from. I just want them caught and prosecuted.

BTW - the $3.00 toll is only applicable if you're going from Mandeville (where all the New Orleans exiles live) to Metairie.

At June 30, 2006 1:28 PM, Blogger Dangle 24-7 said...

I agree. Our nurses need to stay on the North Shore. Our Human Resource people need to stay on the North Shore. Our doctors need to stay here on the North Shore. All of our skilled people need to stay on the North Shore. Our kids need to go to Southastern University and screw UNO. And the folks of New Orleans that have taken the Texas School System to new lows in a matter of months don’t need to come over either.

The North Shore had 3 or 4 murders a god damn year. Our values are different and they have appeared to have worked up until now. Now, we along with Jefferson Parish are being infected with the south shore's scum of humanity and we are suppose to keep our mouths shut? Just because New Orleans has or had no clue as to how to deal with the criminal element doesn’t mean we don’t. Eat your hearts out and if you don’t like how it’s done on the North Shore, stay out.

Blow the bridges up if you want and my next evacuation will be a piece of cake while you sit in the traffic jam from hell trying to get to fucking LaPlace . I no longer give a rat’s ass.

And again, to hear the words that put the less fortunate down by the phony bleeding hearts (Trailer Trash are they?????) goes into the same file cabinet as remarks made by your cohorts about the volunteers and tourists. You all make Rush Fat head Limpbow seem sensible and compassionate.

If someone has a problem with the sheriff's office stopping someone with dread locks since the description of one of the New Orleans murderers was a person with dreadlocks, then go to hell or better yet, stay in fucking hell.

The only good thing is that we only read and entertain ourselves with all these self serving masturbatory blogs. Mine included.

At June 30, 2006 2:46 PM, Blogger TravelingMermaid said...

Whoa.....beware of flying,er,testosterone!
Crime is rising all over the area as are tempers (mine included).
Let's not add fuel to the fire. We're all on the same side here.

At June 30, 2006 3:29 PM, Blogger Dangle 24-7 said...

Mermaid, I have given and done my share for this effort. I am not going to sit back while these so called compassionate people label me whatever they think I am and call people who are poor and live in trailers “Trailer trash". I am fed up with these god damn hypocrites. They hate tourists. They make fun of the volunteers. What a bunch of numb nuts. But now they are on my turf. And that shit ain’t gonna go unchecked.

As for being on the same side....bull shit. I thought we were but if there is an expectation that I or anyone has lost the right to speak out when the sins of New Orleans Past comes rolling into my neighborhood, well they can kiss my ass. I will just do a John Kerry and remind these opened minded people that we have the right to freedom of speech on the North Shore. Mr. Kerry would certainly agree with me on that as he would frown upon statements made by some of my fellow bloggers.

If these bloggers want to talk the talk then walk the fucking walk. They can't do it only when it's at their convenience.

As for JB who commented earlier.....fuck that. Don't beg these ignorant bastards for anything. You live in a decent law abiding community. You have a sheriff’s office with virtually no corruption. I have never seen any of our officers looting or steeling cars from car lots. Your school system is top notch. The last thing you need to do is ask for forgiveness of anyone living over here. I resent the hell out of that.

At June 30, 2006 5:35 PM, Blogger Ray said...

Dangle, didn't you go off on a tear a month or so ago about how anger should be positively channeled? But then you turn around and get to call New Orleanians "the south shore's scum of humanity", while whining because I referred to a known criminal who actually lived in a trailer as "trailer trash"?

Pot, kettle, motherfucking black, my friend.

If you hate New Orleans so much, then stay the fuck up there in North Shore Nirvana with your nurses and your culture and your superior values. It sounds real fucking fun, let me tell you.

You want the North Shore to cherry pick the nurses and doctors and skilled people out of New Orleans but turn away the poor underperforming-through-no-fault-of-their-own schoolkids at the parish line, and then you have the fucking BALLS to compare ME to Rush Limbaugh. You advocate raiding New Orleans for its professional talent and screwing its poor, which makes you a carpetbagger just as much as Dallas and San Antonio.

I'm uprooting my family from Texas and moving INTO that city that you call "fucking hell" so that we can gut houses and rebuild schools and contribute our sweat and our ingenuity and our passion to rebuilding it better than before. So ram your off-base assumptions up your judgemental ass sideways.

JB: Apologies to you. I don't mean to smear everybody who lives up there. But if there are folks up there who hate New Orleans so much, maybe they could move somewhere farther away like rural Alabama where they don't have to put up with all that icky New Orleans trouble and they can have fun with their Baptist neighbors and their jolly law enforcement and their family values and whatever it is that passes for food up there.

At June 30, 2006 6:49 PM, Blogger Dangle 24-7 said...

"So the native Slidell trailer trash are shooting each other up and it's somehow New Orleans's fault?" Pretty broad statement about killers Ray.

Am I incorrect when I say the killers of those 5 kids in New Orleans are the “Sum of humanity” or the fact that the dread lock killer of those in Slidell is the scum of the south shore Ray? Have I missed some others Ray? Exactly what are you trying to say Ray?

“Pot, kettle, motherfucking black, my friend”. You think Ray?

My friend, point out any evidence that I hate the South Shore. Where is it that I have stated or alluded to that? While your hatred of the North Shore is well documented here Ray, mine is not. My hatred is toward the criminal element from New Orleans that has shot up Houston, Kansas City, Jefferson and St. Tammany Parishes. Why do you find that so offensive Ray?

And exactly where did I imply the North Shore should cherry pick the nurses and doctors and skilled people out of New Orleans but turn away the poor underperforming-through-no-fault-of-their-own schoolkids at the parish line??? What in the hell are you talking about. Smoking them Texas cigarettes Ray????? Or are you just……..never mind.

You talk a lot of shit Ray but where are the facts Ray.

And RTay, who's fault is it that the school kids under perform on the South Shore?????? I really do want to hear your take on that Ray.

As for you and Rush??? He has more class and can remember what he wrote within the last 24 hours. (And he is an idiot) Now Ray, scroll up. (That means, take the little mouse wheel, and roll it up. It will take you to what I said and to what you said towards the top of these comments). Also feel free to visit my blog. Point out to everyone where I have said what you are accusing me of Ray.

And Ray? It is a hell in New Orleans. Have you been there lately Ray? Rats and garbage and debris and shit. WE (me and others) have fought hard to bring attention to the situation and to keep the city in the spotlight. For me to say city is just freakin’ dandy would be one hell of a state of denial; just ask those who are trying to rebuild their lives. That would piss them off Ray.

Where is your compassion Ray?

At June 30, 2006 9:29 PM, Blogger Ray said...

My apologies for my last post. I still strongly disagree with Dangle and what I consider his slander of New Orleans residents and his slander of my own beliefs and motives, but my tone was inappropriate.

I'm still 100% behind the sentiment of Kennah Bra's original post, but from my point of view this discussion is going to go nowhere productive, so this is my last word on the topic in this forum.

At June 30, 2006 9:50 PM, Blogger Dangle 24-7 said...

Cut and run? What a crock but I am not surprised. If you don't have facts to back up your statement:

"I still strongly disagree with Dangle and what I consider his slander of New Orleans residents and his slander of my own beliefs and motives"

I suppose I would try do the same thing too; just disappear from this topic.

The fact that you feel you can falsely slander me and then run away after all I have tried to for New Orlean is an error of judgment.

At July 01, 2006 3:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Freakin' stop it now babes!

We are all in the same boat, and fighting amongst ourselves is counter productive.

Spirits are running high, and writing on the web can be misinterpreted.

All of us have values... maybe not the same ones, but we all are concerned about SE Louisiana. Let's remain that way.

I'm not a Liberal or a Conservative... left that equation long ago. I'm concerned about folks and life. We have a world to rebuild.

Can we have peace? Or do I have to whack you with my staff?


At July 02, 2006 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Gentilly Girl!

Of the 435 Members of the House of which 201 whom are Democrats, only 40 voted for the offshore drilling bill that will provide revenue to save our coast, New Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes.

Is anyone going to say anything despairingly against these people and put some effort into helping Reps Jindal, Maloncon and the rest of the La delegation in getting this legislation passed? Or are we just going to worry about David Vitter’s belief on gay marriage and flag burning. I for one do not want to flood again.

Quit fighting and get off your asses and do something constructive.

At July 03, 2006 6:39 AM, Blogger Dangle 24-7 said...

Why not go to public schools uptown? You have problems with "Your" school system?

Better than a payroll tax, I think we need to institute a property tax without a $75,000 homestead exemption. Why take all this money from a tax paying American public and then shelter ourselves from taxes.

You like that idea Uptown????

Besides, my entire household income is made on the North Shore....makes me exempt.

And again, let me get this straight. You enjoy and take pride in the “diverse culture" of New Orleans - you just don't want your kids to go to school with the “diverse culture”.

"Uptown Gatsby" Such a fitting name.

At July 03, 2006 7:12 AM, Blogger Seymour D. Fair said...

Jeezzzz . . . I am gone for a few days and all hell breaks loose . . .

We are all in the same boat here--we sink or we swim together. KB's intial post I think was written in frustration to the comments or insinuation that all of the Northshore's problems stem directly from New Orleans and the Southshore--i.e. their shit doesn't stink. He speaks this not only because of any comments the Sheriff has said, but from what those he knows that live on Nothshore have said to him and the attiudes they've displayed to him. Are these feelings representative of everyone on the Northshore? Of course not. One thing that comes to mind, however, that embodies the same rationale is a couple of years ago when the St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission (or whatever their legal name is) came out with a new slogan for their PR efforts. It was something like: "St. Tammany Parish: New Orleans' Northshore" or something to that effect. There were people there that went nuts because they didn't want to have any affiliation with the words "New Orleans" because they believed that was a negative connotation. To me, that arguement is moronic--and very narrow minded. Obviously, the burbs on the Northshore exist because of New Orleans. This is the type attitude I believe KB was addressing.

Sink or swim together . . .


At July 03, 2006 10:01 AM, Blogger Dangle 24-7 said...


Damn, I wish I had the life you just painted for me...except for that crappy Jim Walter home that is only a cut above them “Trailer trash" types.

OK OK, you got me figured out. How did you do that??????? You Sister Freakin’ Cleo????

Got lots of money and built a freakin' mansion on the "North Shore". Paid cash. Seriously.

My condo is in Destin, not that “white trash wanna be” Gulf Shores.

I do not work. Don't have too. Made my money in stocks. Retired at 47. That's why I am always available.

As for taxes, we are the highest taxed Parish in the state. And we get good stuff for that although I have tried to get my wife, Suzie Sorrority (LSU???? I don’t think so!…Tulane—at least I stayed in town) to sleep with the tax assessor over here so I could hold on to some of that South Shore money I made.(Ooooops...I got caught again...you a sly one Uppity.)

Anyway...15 years on the North Shore....never once vandalized, robbed, assaulted...nothing execpt that god damn paper boy who throws my paper in the ditch. I am going to drown that little prick in my Olympic sized swimming pool if I ever catch up with him and that freakin’ Corvette that he drives. (Hard to catch him in that big old Hummer of mine).

13 years on the corner of Filmore and Wingate and got robbed 5 times (not counting the lawnmower the bastards stole out of my shed or when my wife had a purse stolen at Popeyes on Canal St. (Don't you just hate that Al Copeland made all his money with that New Orleans food stuff while living in Metairie? And that phony Frank "Naturally New Orleans" Davis lives in Slidell and the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Zephyrs are actually in Metairie?????) Well, you got the Hornets except they seem to think Oklahoma City is a much nicer place then New Orleans. That pisses me off. You????

Anyway, more importantly, back to me.... had my car vandalized 3 or 4 times. (Ooooops, that's Gentilly where I lived and went to school with all them Nazis and coloreds…(is that what you called them?) One sec….scrolling up) Yep..you said “they (those little monsters you are raising and will some day turn loose on society) are safer in private school from both the colored element that has gone astray as well as the redneck Hitler Youth that you are breeding on the Northshore in those gated communities. (Uh, you left out “trailer trash”)

As I recall, uptown people frown on the Gentilly people. I suppose your parents had a lot to do with that. Such poor and insensitive upbringing. So sad.

Look Uppity, I am volunteering my time to handle part of the Think New Orleans calendar. Since it is "New Orleans"...would you like to donate your time to research 300 gazillion freakin’ stations for programming? Every morning I have to spend my time staring at my 30 inch LCD monitor looking for programming for a “New Orleans” calendar! Come out of the closet and post your e mail address like the rest of us. I will send you the password and you can do something constructive by taking over this task and incorporate this info into the Think New Orleans Calendar. I could then shoot my 9 holes before it gets hot.

In closing, I have to admit, other then the Jim Walter house, you make me sound hot. Hmmm, I just looked in the mirror like you told me to. I am freakin' hot!!!!!!!

Uppity, trust me; as for hitting my nerve—you will know when you hit my nerve. Ray hit my nerve. As for Seymore….more ignorant then malicious.

My biggest issue today is crushed ice or cubes as I lounge in my hot tub.

Any suggestions???? And don't say anything nasty about where I should put them. I am still working on a similar project for Ray.

At July 03, 2006 10:43 AM, Blogger Dangle 24-7 said...

Seriously, you should not be allowed to reproduce.

At July 03, 2006 3:28 PM, Blogger John Blutarsky said...

OK, nutbags

While you two battle it out over who has the biggest dick, the rest of us would actually like to CONTRIBUTE to the content on this blog. So please carry your petty squabling someplace else. Maybe you two could meet halfway at a bar in Fat City and settle it there.

In the meant time, if you feel you have something of value to add to this site -about New Orleans and it's recoverey- then feel free to do so, but if I or Seymour feel your intent is to start a flame war then we reserve the right to yank your comments from the board.

At July 03, 2006 4:01 PM, Blogger George "Loki" Williams said...

This is it, the summer fury has begiun to make itself felt in the blogosphere. The usual high tempers that come about this time of year are already noticeably worse, exacerbated by the fear/unease/stress/strain etc of Post K NOLA. The thing is, we should be channelling some of this energy in a useful direction.

I think we are all on the same side here, all on board to try to fix this mess, correct?

(Not that I am above a bitchy comment about some other neighborhood myself. Difference is I have lived in most of them: Marigny, West BAnk, Boraodmoor, Lakeview, Uptown, Quarter, and yes even Slidell.)

At July 04, 2006 8:25 AM, Blogger Dangle 24-7 said...

After careful scrutiny, this really isn't a bad blog site. However Blurtarsky, your comment "but if I or Seymour feel your intent is to start a flame war then we reserve the right to yank your comments from the board."

I would suggest that you "yank " the actual hateful posting in interest of furthering the recovery effort of New Orleans. And reprimand the "nutbag" who wrote it if your comment is serious.

Happy 4th

At July 04, 2006 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am now a fan. I look forward to reading your blogg daily.

Mid City

At July 04, 2006 2:50 PM, Blogger TravelingMermaid said...

I agree with Dangle....yank the ugly post!!

At July 04, 2006 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dangle- Ditto-We love the new ATTITUDE! Long time coming. All good things come to those who wait.

His & Her Lake Vista

At July 04, 2006 5:50 PM, Blogger Dangle 24-7 said...

I am really laughing!!!!

Seriously, I do understand.

Thanks but no more ill wind to Roy from me.

And, please quit commenting on this posting. Read this blog thoroughly. It is a good blog except for this one isolated posting.

At July 05, 2006 10:21 AM, Blogger John Blutarsky said...


If you re-read the original post you will see that it was not meant to start a flame war. KENNER BRA had someting to say that he felt was important. Sure it was critical of North Shore residents but it wasn't directed at any one person or group with intention of starting some assinine argument, like you and Uptown Gatsby have been doing.

So, if you or Uptown agrees or disagrees with one of our posts then fine, say so, but use a little class. Ray in Austin at least showed some class by apologizing to you yet you come back with your school yard bully attitude and call him chicken in so many words. All we ask is that you keep your disagreements on a civilized level. I've seen way to many flame wars online and they never go anywhere and they completely hijack the intent of the original post or comments.

BTW, Sorry about the "nutbags" addressing but I've got to live up to my name.

At July 05, 2006 2:12 PM, Blogger Dangle 24-7 said...

Blut! Ray said……and read the comment for yourself:

"My apologies for my last post. I still strongly disagree with Dangle and what I consider his slander of New Orleans residents and his slander of my own beliefs and motives, but my tone was inappropriate."

I repeat: “...what he considers “My" slander of New Orleans.”

Is that the apology you are accusing me of as not accepting?????

Is it your reading comprehension skills or mine that are a bit whacked out?????

In point of fact, through e-mails, Ray and I have put this behind us. But you have to come back to, as you say, "flame" this issue after finally a period of calmness on this posting again with misquotes that ultimately makes me look like the aggressor.

And now that I have pointed out that the apology never happened, I will be the bad guy again for not allowing the issue to drop.

And look, you done got Gatsby back in this. Ugh. You are a freakin' trip dude.

Earlier today, I had a couple of long e-mail exchanges with Seymore up in Missouri.

Check with him before you step in it again.

To Ray....sorry about having to quote this old stuff but Blut ain't gonna let it go.

At July 05, 2006 10:49 PM, Blogger John Blutarsky said...

Please Dangle,

How on earth was I supposed to know that you and Ray settled this through e-mail? Fine, I think that's great. And yes, I can let it go.

And by the way, Ray was apologizing for his tone, which is what I considered in good taste. Whether he thinks you're slandering N.O. or not I don't care about. You two can disagree or agree to your heart's content - just keep it civil. If he wrongly accused you then say so, again just keep it civil.

As for Gatsby...well, I'll just let it die.

OK, everyone move along here...Nothing to see.

At July 06, 2006 8:40 AM, Blogger Dangle 24-7 said...

Hmmmm, ever consider e mailing me (my address is public). That way you would not have "Fanned the flame".

Since you choose to keep this public - read your previous comment again.

You stated:

"Ray in Austin at least showed some class by apologizing to you...."

Read it again blut; this time closely. You will see I was mentioned in the "third person".

Besides, the apology should have been to the law abiding folks who live in trailers all over the country, not to me, you or for the tone.

If you continue to spin this "your way" and "here" I assure you it will generate a response until you clearly state the facts of what was said and to whom.

Also, I have now copied the entire history of these comments for further discussion and analytical review. (As if I don’t have enough to blog about.)

At August 13, 2006 7:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, someone putting the St Tammany Parish trash snobs in their place. Yeah I love how the snobs of Tammany are soo smart yet soo stupid to have of 300,000 people in their parish only 125,000 actually living in cities and the rest in "rural" areas. Might explain why they all deal with traffic nightmares every day and will for the rest of their lives. 2 lane roads...ingenious!

And I see a Alabama based developer (Colonial) is building "white trash mart central" as you all will call it, in Covington off I-12 with soo many more developments to come traffic is gonna be HILARIOUS! Im just sooo glad everyone up there cant do a darn thing to stop it! LOL! Well Tammany trash snobs, enjoy your artificial lives right now! Oh now that all that home equity has been cashed in and those of you living the high life (where in reality your on the brink of financial ruin) start to lose all yalls homes up there over the next 2 years to forclosures.. Im gonna sit back and laugh my "white trash" a$$ off! Watching the fall off of Tammany is gonna be OOH SOO MUCH FUN THAT IM GIDDY WITH EXCITEMENT!

At March 04, 2007 9:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha. This is amusing:

"My friend, point out any evidence that I hate the South Shore. Where is it that I have stated or alluded to that?"

Maybe here: "Our values are different...Now, we along with Jefferson Parish are being infected with the south shore's scum of humanity...stay in fucking hell."

Just an observation, but calling New Orleans "fucking hell" implies a level of contempt for the city, not just the "criminal element."

Nice try, though. Self-righteous indignation is always fun to read.

Chill out, it's a blog.


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