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Old 09-13-2010, 09:21 PM
 
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Not since White folks took control of the city again. The people (Black & White) overwhelmingly voted out their "Chocolate" mayor.

I visited NO back in July for the first time & was VERY impressed with the city. It has cleaning up A LOT from what it was pre Katrina.

Now if only our country as a whole could see the same way & vote out our current president come next election.
Wasnt their crime the worst of any city? I saw it during mardi gras once with my business partner from Houston, neither of us were impressed from that dump. Agreed about our president, I am CMO of a company that I started with a good friend for Affiliate Marketing. The Adtech conventions and Afilliate summits that I attend have nothing in positive light about our president. His economic policies havent shown any resistance to a weakening economy and for other issues I really dont care to much for the rest.

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Old 09-13-2010, 10:07 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Not since White folks took control of the city again. The people (Black & White) overwhelmingly voted out their "Chocolate" mayor.
Ignorance... Why am I not surprised though?
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Ignorance... Why am I not surprised though?
How is it ignorant when its the truth?

They voted in a White mayor in place of their racist Black mayor, Naggin who proclaimed New Orleans the "Chocolate City".

New Orleans has done a complete 180 from what it was before Katrina, which I've heard put bluntly "flushed the toilet".
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL USA
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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How is it ignorant when its the truth?

They voted in a White mayor in place of their racist Black mayor, Naggin who proclaimed New Orleans the "Chocolate City".

New Orleans has done a complete 180 from what it was before Katrina, which I've heard put bluntly "flushed the toilet".
Because what you said was not the truth.. That's how. Going back to you're original statement that New Orleans is better because "White folks took control".

"White folks" put Nagin in office and he was kept there by "black diaspora" whom he promised to return home. Nagin was despised by most of the city regardless of race, but he was not voted out. He was term limited and Landrieu just happened to be one of the more qualified and well known candidates. New Orleans may have gotten a little whiter and a little richer but it's still majority black. To say that "White folks too control" is somewhere between stupid and ignorant. Do you really think that much of the city government is whiter? The difference is competence, not skin tone. Secondly, New Orleans has only had a new administration (the "white folk" just "took over" 3 moths ago) since June. Do you think this city made a damn near complete 180 in all of 1 month before you came? Like I said earlier, your comment was ignorant, but look where it's coming from. Let you tell it, nearly 300,000 "refugees" are reeking havoc on poor little Houston as I type.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Because what you said was not the truth.. That's how. Going back to you're original statement that New Orleans is better because "White folks took control".

"White folks" put Nagin in office and he was kept there by "black diaspora" whom he promised to return home. Nagin was despised by most of the city regardless of race, but he was not voted out. He was term limited and Landrieu just happened to be one of the more qualified and well known candidates. New Orleans may have gotten a little whiter and a little richer but it's still majority black. To say that "White folks too control" is somewhere between stupid and ignorant. Do you really think that much of the city government is whiter? The difference is competence, not skin tone. Secondly, New Orleans has only had a new administration (the "white folk" just "took over" 3 moths ago) since June. Do you think this city made a damn near complete 180 in all of 1 month before you came? Like I said earlier, your comment was ignorant, but look where it's coming from. Let you tell it, nearly 300,000 "refugees" are reeking havoc on poor little Houston as I type.
No, those few bad apples have either been locked up in Texas jails/prisons for a very long time or exterminated each other.

Katrina was just God's way of "flushing the toilet" in a crime ridden & corrupt New Orleans.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:24 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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No, those few bad apples have either been locked up in Texas jails/prisons for a very long time or exterminated each other.
Hey now, that's what you said not to long ago, don't back out now. Even so, anything you say about the issue is going to be grossly exaggerated anyway. Even then, if the majority of the 50,000-/+ former Louisianans in Texas were incarcerated the majority of you wouldn't have anything to constantly complain about now would you?

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Katrina was just God's way of "flushing the toilet" in a crime ridden & corrupt New Orleans.
May have been. Doesn't make your comments any less ignorant. Stay on topic or let it go.
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Not since White folks took control of the city again. The people (Black & White) overwhelmingly voted out their "Chocolate" mayor.

I visited NO back in July for the first time & was VERY impressed with the city. It has cleaning up A LOT from what it was pre Katrina.
Most of that cleaning up was under the administration of the "Chocolate mayor." Landrieu hasn't even been in office long enough to really do anything.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:19 PM
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Pittsburgh - Birmingham. Metro Bham is about half Pittsburgh`s size and both cities have similarly rugged ridges topographically and rich steel dominant manufacturing legacies. Bham is even nicknamed "Pittsburgh of the South". And to the person saying Knoxville is the southern end of the Apps, technically B`ham is. Silicon Valley - Huntsville. Both areas have insane #s of high tech companies.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:44 PM
 
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Pittsburgh - Birmingham
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