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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:54 AM
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I am not even remotely interested in visiting a "whiter" New Orleans
The very thought of an ethnically cleansed city in the US is too upsetting to even think about.

This is Stephanie, not Michael....I have been there several times, and part of what I loved about NO was the racial diversity---between the Cajons (did I spell that right?), and the African Americans, and the rest (I met Jamaicans too....can't remember any other countries right now...to early)--that is where the charm of NO came from.

I am sickened to think of new condos and crap...I don't even want to see it, much less participate in the tourist business there.

I wish Michael had seen NO when it was great; it's just going to be downhill for that city now.

Disgusting.
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  - The black culture was an integral part of New Orleans  liberal N proud   Sep-30-05 07:57 AM   #1 
  - And another thing....  TallahasseeGrannie   Sep-30-05 07:59 AM   #5 
  - It's a jump to conclusions mat!  StopTheMorans   Sep-30-05 08:15 AM   #10 
  - What I envision  TallahasseeGrannie   Sep-30-05 07:58 AM   #2 
  - My Prediction:  ret5hd   Sep-30-05 07:59 AM   #3 
  - Terrifying, but very Republican and suburban  ComerPerro   Sep-30-05 08:01 AM   #6 
  - you mean like the A Little Too Much Fun Sometimes (tm) area?  Lisa   Sep-30-05 03:24 PM   #24 
  - and they will be smiling, clean-cut, perky musicians ...  Lisa   Sep-30-05 03:11 PM   #23 
  - I agree - if I want to visit a boring suburb near the water,  FLDem5   Sep-30-05 07:59 AM   #4 
  - After a few years, they will start to wonder why tourism never  tanyev   Sep-30-05 08:05 AM   #7 
  - don't worry  mzteris   Sep-30-05 08:06 AM   #8 
  - But they'll ship them out  MountainLaurel   Sep-30-05 08:13 AM   #9 
  - I Don't Want it Changed, Either  tlsmith1963   Sep-30-05 08:17 AM   #11 
  - I keep saying we'll have Disneyorleans. The real city is gone along with  mondo joe   Sep-30-05 08:18 AM   #12 
  - If they could reduce the barf smell in Vieux Carre...  elehhhhna   Sep-30-05 08:18 AM   #13 
  - Businesses are LEAVING New Orleans.  Silverhair   Sep-30-05 08:31 AM   #14 
  - What made New Orleans New Orleans  smoogatz   Sep-30-05 08:34 AM   #15 
  - From the beginning of this..  AValdoux   Sep-30-05 08:40 AM   #16 
  - If that Precious Moments museum is moved  JanMichael   Sep-30-05 11:15 AM   #22 
  - And who's the leader of the band?  Generic Other   Sep-30-05 08:45 AM   #17 
  - It's  MildyRules   Sep-30-05 09:10 AM   #18 
  - don't be so panicked, the city won't be ethnically cleansed  pitohui   Sep-30-05 09:41 AM   #19 
  - Actually, "Creoles"  MildyRules   Sep-30-05 09:43 AM   #20 
  - They'll have to change New Oleans to Neo-Con Orleans  graywarrior   Sep-30-05 09:44 AM   #21 
  - Or, even more symbolically, "New Whoreleans"  TahitiNut   Sep-30-05 05:47 PM   #29 
  - NO may end up with "cajones", but you meant Cajuns  sandnsea   Sep-30-05 04:10 PM   #25 
  - not sure about that  opstachuck   Sep-30-05 04:14 PM   #26 
  - I ain't visitin' no whitie, shopping mall New Orleans  readmoreoften   Sep-30-05 04:19 PM   #27 
  - New Oil Liens  TahitiNut   Sep-30-05 04:29 PM   #28 
  - Old New Orleans was an organic outgrowth of a unique mixture of  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-30-05 06:31 PM   #30 
 
liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:57 AM
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1. The black culture was an integral part of New Orleans
The soul of the city would be gone if the blacks are not allowed to live in the city.
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:59 AM
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5. And another thing....
I was just thinking about the attempt to white bread the rebuilding of the city.

They might as well just do what they have done with the football bowl games. Assign it a corporate title.

Like: Nokia New Orleans. .... WalMart French Quarter


yuk
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:15 AM
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10. It's a jump to conclusions mat!
you see, there would be different kinds of conclusions written on it, and you'd JUMP to them!
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:58 AM
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2. What I envision
is a souless N.O.

How pathetic. One of the unique things about N.O. is not just the black population, it is the intermixing of the population.

I don't think they can keep that down. N.O. is more a state of mind than a place.
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:59 AM
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3. My Prediction:
The Future of New Orleans...

The flooded houses of the poor will be bulldozed. a 2 foot layer of clay will be layed on top, sealing the worst of the poisons in, then a few feet of soil. New housing will be built, but NOT for the poor.

NO will be turned into a mixture of a whitebread playground and "disneyland". The poor service workers will be bussed 50-70 miles daily like in Vail, CO.

A few black trumpet, sax, trombone players will be hired to amuse the tourists as they walk through "A Taste of Old Orleans (tm)" in the French Quarter.

Once a year in Feb or March a staged parade will be held, complete with floats (sponsored by nike and coke), paid revelers dressed extravagantly, a few paid cross-dressers (just raunchy enough to tittilate the crowd, but polite enough to make everything "family friendly") and a few beads thrown from the floats to the polite orderly crowds lined on the sidewalks.

i hope i'm wrong...but that's the way i see it.

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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:01 AM
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6. Terrifying, but very Republican and suburban
Of course, to make it truly a white Republican paradise, they will have to have a sleazy district somewhere, where the good Republican "family men" can leave their wives for a few hours, have sex with an underage prostitute, participate in some gambling and maybe watch a dogfight, and score some cocaine.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:24 PM
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24. you mean like the A Little Too Much Fun Sometimes (tm) area?
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 03:24 PM by Lisa
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:11 PM
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23. and they will be smiling, clean-cut, perky musicians ...
Saying "thank you sir!" and "bless you ma'am!" when you throw a penny into their caps.

None of those sleazy, unsanitary "jazz types" with the dreadful names -- "Blind Lemon" or "Limping Orange", or whatever.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:59 AM
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4. I agree - if I want to visit a boring suburb near the water,
I'll stay in Florida
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:05 AM
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7. After a few years, they will start to wonder why tourism never
returned to pre-Katrina levels. They will, of course, blame it on the hurricane and come up with a slick new marketing campaign trumpeting the virtues of the NEW New Orleans. It's clean! It's safe! Oh, they may lure a few people away from Branson who never before wanted to visit NO, but it will never be the same and they will never understand why.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:06 AM
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8. don't worry
they'll still allow plenty of "them" into the city for servanthood and entertainment purposes, doncha know.

:banghead:



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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:13 AM
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9. But they'll ship them out
At the end of their shifts, like some of the Caribbean island resorts do.
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tlsmith1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:17 AM
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11. I Don't Want it Changed, Either
NO is a unique part of America. I want it to stay that way. Why does everything have to be boring, upper-class, white & conservative? Sort of like what my town (Santee, CA.) has become.

Tammy
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:18 AM
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12. I keep saying we'll have Disneyorleans. The real city is gone along with
the people who made it.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:18 AM
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13. If they could reduce the barf smell in Vieux Carre...
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 08:19 AM by elehhhhna
THAT would be a welcome accomplishment.

Doubt it's black people barfing all over the curbs & alleys.

I just want to go back & hear the Zydeco Hellraisers on Bourbon Street. Rocking out on a accordian! Who knew? AH-eyyyyyyyy.
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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:31 AM
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14. Businesses are LEAVING New Orleans.
Katrina has killed the city. Realize that !! You are NOT going to see a DisneyOrleans because the corporations simply will not want to invest in a city that is a proven disaster waiting for the next big hurricane to destroy it again.

The only thing you will see there will be the things that have to be there, and even those will be slowly moved. New port investments will likely go above Baton Rouge. (Yes, ocean going ships can go that far, and further up the Mississippi.)

Industries that do build there will likely put their own levees around their facility, just in case the gov't one is breeched again. And their own pumps too.
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:34 AM
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15. What made New Orleans New Orleans
Was its creole culture--that mix of French and African influences. It's in the food, the music and the atmosphere--it's the heart and soul of N'awlins as we knew it. Without a vibrant black community, New Orleans will turn into NOLA-Disney--bland, safe, fake and utterly uninteresting: Epcot Center with titty bars.
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AValdoux Donating Member (738 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:40 AM
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16. From the beginning of this..
.. I've said get ready for the next Branson. Andy Willliams & Yakoff Smirnoff are looking to relocate right now. Don't forget the Oak Ridge Boys. I think they will probably relocate the Precious Moments Museum also.

AValdoux
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:15 AM
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22. If that Precious Moments museum is moved
I will have to eat Rolaids for a week.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:45 AM
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17. And who's the leader of the band?
Did someone say Disneyfuckation?

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