Fat Tuesday

February 20, 2007 at 6:07 pm 12 comments

Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans continues its struggle to regain its feet.  They aren’t just fighting the wind and water damage to their homes and businessess, but their insurance companies mardi-gras-one.jpgthat won’t pay up, the federal government who won’t pay up and the criminals who manage to survive anything like roaches.  But with all that, the Mardi Gras parades hit the streets like they have for years.  I loved this comment from an organizer:  When asked why the parades recovered so quickly when everything else in the city is limping along, an organizer said “the parades are managed by people instead of government”. 

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  • 1. Catch  |  February 20, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    That person sure said a mouthful about the parades didnt they????

    Hey! I wasnt ignoring you, but somehow I missed that post! I have the meme all done in my wordpad and as soon as my contest gets over with I will post it ( Friday). I would never ignore you Kat, I look forward to your posts!!!

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  • 2. katcampbell  |  February 21, 2007 at 12:03 am

    Just teasing you Catch!

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  • 3. Jackie  |  February 21, 2007 at 4:30 am

    Kat, I love that comment, too. That’s the way things always get done, isn’t it?

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  • 4. katcampbell  |  February 21, 2007 at 5:02 am

    Absolutely Jackie! I’m so ashamed of the insurance companies, they’re just heartless. The government has always been hopelessly tangled in red tape.

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  • 5. Rhea  |  February 21, 2007 at 5:33 am

    I saw a news segement last night that talked about people who tried to stay in New Orleans after all the Katrina problems but are not giving up and leaving.

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  • 6. Mimi  |  February 21, 2007 at 6:46 am

    Sad, but it makes sense. It is such a shame the way that tragdedy is affecting the city in so many ways for so long after.

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  • 7. Mr. Fabulous  |  February 21, 2007 at 7:30 am

    Wow…That IS a great comment. Good for them!

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  • 8. Hayden  |  February 21, 2007 at 8:40 am

    that’s always been the way in the US. Amazing how easy it is to get a bunch of citizens together and accomplish miracles!

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  • 9. Jay  |  February 21, 2007 at 11:34 am

    Yay for people.
    This is one of those things that people need when things are bad – something good to fixate on.

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  • 10. rel  |  February 21, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    Kat,
    It is so true; our government has become cumbersome as well as selfserving.
    rel

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  • 11. Nessa  |  February 21, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    They need something to help keep hope alive.

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  • 12. katcampbell  |  February 21, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    Rhea – My sister lives there and has tried and tried to stay, but there are whole streets just abandoned and reeking in her neighborhood.

    Mimi – Its tragic, New Orleans is one of our treasures.

    Mr. Fab – Newscasters should know better than to take on a crew member.

    Hayden – Since my day job is in government, I absolutely know the tangled web thats been created. Soul sucking.

    Jay – So right! Nobody can keep their nose to the grindstone day after day after day.

    Rel – You’re right, and I fear there’s no way to fix it.

    Nessa – So much history for many families in the parades.

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