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New Orleans Mayor gets even stupider

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gjk5, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. gjk5

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    Ray Nagin does it again

    Do you remember New Orleans 'Katrina' mayor Ray Nagin? The one that tried to teach 1,200 buses to swim while his citizen's drowned? Once again, he has demonstrated his ability to deal with hard realities.

    According to The New Orleans Times Picayune there were 50,000 vehicles ruined in Katrina and abandoned by their owners.

    The largest auto crusher east of the Rockies, K&L Auto Crushers of Tyler, Texas offered to pay the City of New Orleans $100.00 per vehicle, 'as is, where is', an estimated $5 million net to the city. They agreed to bring in 5 to 10 portable crushers, work 6 days per week and complete the job in 15 weeks.

    Of course, mayor Nagin knew better how to do the job and refused the offer saying the city would do the job themselves. It seems that now it will cost the City $23 million to complete the job. The vehicles are still there today instead of being cleaned out 5 Months ago.

    Now, lets see if I have this correct. By doing it J&L's way the City of New Orleans would net $5 million. Doing it mayor Nagin's way costs the city $23 million for a net cost to the City of New Orleans of $28,000,000.

    This is the same mayor that wants The United States taxpayers to give $50 billion to New Orleans and let him rebuild a "Chocolate City" his way without any oversight or any control.

    Brit Hume reported this on Fox News.



    And yes, it's accurate:

    http://www.snopes.com/katrina/politics/carcrush.asp
     
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    That guy should should smoke some more crack, drink a few 40s, find a car that runs and drive around without a seatbelt on until Darwin is proved correct
     
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    They just didn't offer him a large enough kickback and to hire tons and tons of his "people" forever....
     
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    Every Chocolate City has it's Hershey Highway.
     
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    When I think of Mayor Ray Nagin, the first thing that comes to mind "Stupid is as stupid does".
     
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    Really shows how stupid the citizens are for reelecting him. I don't think we should give a dime to rebuild N.O.
     
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    Too late.:D
     
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    Just send him a semi-load of twinkies, that'll piss him off. :D
     
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    lets continue to pour billions into a corrupt city thats underwater...
    AMERIKA.. what a wonderful place

    pretty big price just for gumbo and titties I would say
     
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    For real. According to the article, FEMA is picking up the tab, which in turn means that WE are picking up the tab.
     
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    I need a t-shirt that says that and has his pic on it.
     
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    Now that's a t-shirt right there!
     
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    The actual justification for his decision is that it puts local people to work and helps the local economy more than the payment would have. I am not trying to justify the decision, just relaying the reason floating around down here....
     
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    I could see why you would depict his reasoning as "floating", as it is turdlike in many ways.:confused: Besides, that reasoning assumes that most of them want to work. Also, it seems like it'd be cheaper to pay them to sit on thier asses and let the gov. collect the 5 million.
     
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    x eleventy billion.

    There are plenty of idiot politicians out there... IMO RN winning election in the 1st place... and then re-election... tells us much more about the people of NO than it does Nagin. I'm still waiting for a small toolies town in Kansas (or somewhere) to get wiped out by a tornado and the mayor to go on TV and say "we're going to keep tooliesville white!". Let the games begin. Think he'd win elections? Think the media would sweep it under the rug or ignore it? Think they'd never call such a mayor a racist? ding ding ding!

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    There's no question about it, Nagin is a racist, but as long as he's not white being racist against any other people, then he can do and say anything. It's only the white people who have too be carefull what they say and do. I'm not trying too piss anyone off, that's just the way I see it.
     
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    fixed it for ya! :waytogo:
     

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