No Joke

February 7th, 2006 by Editor B

I thought this was a joke at first, but apparently it’s for real. New Orleans is seeking foreign aid. The mayor says:

France can take Treme. The king of Jordan can take the Lower Ninth Ward.

Has it really come to this?

6 Responses to “No Joke”

  1. effigy Says:

    Hasn’t Venezuela and others already donated some? Or have I misinterpret what has been said? I don’t know why, but I thought there was foriegn aid there. But then again I don’t know a whole lot about the situation. Excuse my ignorance.

  2. MF Says:

    I remember back when it happened, China offered to send — I don’t know what they’re called — those people who try to prevent disease outbreaks in flooded area. I wonder what happened with that?

  3. David Says:

    The Mexican army has already been here.

  4. PoopMachine Says:

    Is there anywhere that lists how much money has been spent on NO by the US so far? What about public vs private money?

    I know that for those that live(d) there, it’s not enough and it’s not quick enough. That’s a completely understandable attitude. But has it really come to this, where we actually need foreign aid, or is this a stunt by the inept Nagin?

    Also, what financial infrastructure has been put into place for the disbursement of funds? It isn’t the same Nagin-Blanco-FEMA axis of incompetence, is it? Add corrupt Levee Boards and everyone else in the axis of graft, and the rebuilding efforts don’t inspire confidence unless there is a new way of doing things down there.

  5. seth shteir Says:

    I’m wondering if the lack of action on the part of the federal government will have an effect on the 2008 presidential election. I believe Louisiana was a red state in 2004. Any chance voters who resent the tardy response of the Bush Administration will take it out on the republicans at the polls?

  6. Editor B Says:

    It’s true that Louisiana went Republican in 2004, but Orleans Parish voted pretty overwhelmingly for that Democrat guy. What was his name? Oh yeah: Kerry. Anyway, I’m sure people are over the state are angry at the current administration, but the big population center that was most affected by Katrina was New Orleans. So I don’t know if that will make much of a difference at all.

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