Wednesday, August 31, 2005

New Orleans

At what point do you try to rebuild and at what point do you cut bait?

Granted, if I'd just bought a house there and was banking on a good job for me and my husband (as is the situation of a close friend), I'd stubbornly hang on. But way out here, on the other side of the country where I'm considerably out of reach of hurricanes, I think maybe the Gulf wants New Orleans back. It seems like a wise idea to just let her keep it.


Blogger Old Man Rich said...

I think when even the mayor is saying its time to go, its probably time to go. but we're a stubborn species. So good luck to everyone who's sticking it out.I'm rooting for you.
I would love to see a new, environment friendly, hurricane proof, architecturally beautiful New Orleans rise phoenix like from the mud. But this would be hugely expensive. Bigger than the 40 billion $ the world health authority thinks it would take to eliminate world hunger. Or about 10% of the US defence spending for 2005.

4:06 AM  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

The brief history of New Orleans:
It's either burning, under water, or there's one hell of a party going on.

It's the last of the three that makes people want to stay,


6:00 AM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

I agree. I think the city needs to be abandoned at this point.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

I'm too much in love with the city to write it off, and as bad as it is, it would be a pretty incredible event to cause it to just close down for good. The waters will subside, order will be restored. It will take time, but it will happen.

4:55 PM  

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