Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

Peter King gets a Pass from me.

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...bte/index.html Well, my wife and I were in a car last Wednesday that toured the hardest-hit area of New Orleans, the Lower Ninth Ward. We worked a day at a nearby Habitat for Humanity site on Thursday, and we toured ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-03-2006, 04:19 PM   #1
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,762
Peter King gets a Pass from me.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...bte/index.html

Well, my wife and I were in a car last Wednesday that toured the hardest-hit area of New Orleans, the Lower Ninth Ward. We worked a day at a nearby Habitat for Humanity site on Thursday, and we toured the Biloxi/Gulfport/Long Beach/Pass Christian gulf shore area last Friday. And let me just say this: I can absolutely guarantee you that if you'd been in the car with us, no matter how much you'd been hit over the head with the effects of this disaster, you would not have Katrina fatigue.

What I saw was a national disgrace. An inexcusable, irresponsible, borderline criminal national disgrace. I am ashamed of this country for the inaction I saw everywhere.
How can we let an area like the Lower Ninth Ward sit there, on the eve of another hurricane season, with nothing being done to either bulldoze the place and start over, or rebuild? How can Congress sit on billions of looming aid and not release it for this area?

I can't help but think that if this were Los Angeles or New York, that 500 percent more money -- and concern -- would have flooded into this place. And I can't help but think that if the idiots who let the levees down here go to seed had simply been doing their jobs, we'd never have been in this mess in the first place -- in New Orleans, at least. Other than former FEMA director Michael Brown, are you telling me that no others are paying for this with their jobs? Whatever happened to responsibility?

Am I ticked off? Damn right I'm ticked off. If you're breathing, you should be morally outraged. Katrina fatigue? Hah! More Katrina news! Give me more! Give it to me every day on the front page! Every day until Washington realizes there's a disaster here every bit as urgent as anything happening in this world today -- fighting terrorism, combating the nuclear threat in Iran. I'm not in any way a political animal, but all you have to be is an occasionally thinking American to be sickened by the conditions I saw.
Thanks Peter. On the doorstep of hurrican season and people are sitting on their hands....
BrooksMustGo is offline  
Old 05-03-2006, 05:25 PM   #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Houma
Posts: 76
RE: Peter King gets a Pass from me.

Considering the conditions haven't improved further than they have since August of last year when Katrina hit, these are the kinds of messages the area NEEDS to have pronounced in order for real action to be taken. Pete gets a pass from me. I think the country's goin' soft on the real issues ...
VikingSaint is offline  
Old 05-03-2006, 05:38 PM   #3
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,889
RE: Peter King gets a Pass from me.

Good article. I hope somebody in Washington reads this up.
TheDeuce is offline  
Old 05-04-2006, 02:13 PM   #4
500th Post
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 973
RE: Peter King gets a Pass from me.

What good will any of that do if your city is on the verge of re-electing that moron of a mayor you guys have?!?
FatiusJeebs is offline  
Old 05-04-2006, 02:40 PM   #5
500th Post
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 538
Amen Fatius Amen!
DblBogey is offline  
Old 05-04-2006, 04:30 PM   #6
Part Time Pimp
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,966
Re: RE: Peter King gets a Pass from me.

Originally Posted by FatiusJeebs
What good will any of that do if your city is on the verge of re-electing that moron of a mayor you guys have?!?
It would be a true kick in the a** if that idiot is re-elected during the rebuilding process of New Orleans. Exactly how much of the city is functioning properly since Katrina other than the French Quarters?
gandhi1007 is offline  
Old 05-06-2006, 10:06 AM   #7
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 1,800
Damn good article. Score one for Peter King.
LordOfEntropy is offline  
Old 05-10-2006, 09:20 AM   #8
5000 POSTS! +
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 6,941
A little follow up:

NEW ORLEANS IS IN OUR THOUGHTS. From Doug of New Orleans: "I just wanted to thank you for the article you wrote on New Orleans. You have no idea how much it brightened many of my friends' days as it circulated throughout our group. It is great to see someone still writing about something that has largely and seemingly purposefully been forgotten by most of the nation and the government. While I don't agree with everyone sitting around and waiting for help, it is obvious the job here in New Orleans is much too large to be done alone. We need the help of the nation, even though its eyes are not currently turned our way."

King: I promise you I won't forget.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...te.levy/1.html
saintswhodi is offline  
Old 05-10-2006, 07:11 PM   #9
Faqda Falcons
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ruston, Louisiana
Posts: 3,460
Blog Entries: 3
That is one of the few things I've ever read from Peter King that I didn't have the urge to vomit afterwards. Even though he's a complete moron, he's a moron with a heart.
D_it_up is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts