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Thursday, December 20

Stupid people.

As Chad blogged about earlier there was an incident if you will between housing protesters and police earlier today when a decision was made not to allow the protesters inside the council meeting [to decide the fate of the big four projects]. You can watch a video of the scuffle below.



After city council approved unanimously in a 7-0 vote to approve the demolition of the big four projects, B.W. Cooper, St. Bernard, Lafitte and C.J. Peete, Mayor Ray Nagin, who notably was not at the council meeting released a statement supporting the councils decision. According to nola.com he said "The decisions made today were ones of compassion, courage, and commitment to this city,"... "This is an incredible day. You heard lots of pain today. The City Council in its wisdom has come up with a solution that will allow us to move forward, to hold HUD accountable".

Shame on Ray Nagin and the New Orleans city council for the lack of attempt at making any attempt at compromise.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You wanna act like animals, you get treated like animals. You all had two years to contest against demo, now y'all want to bring a violent riot to city hall and call honest working cops "cowards"? It's unfortunate that many people are homeless, but many of them suckered themselves into thinking the government always owes them a favor. They're lucky that they got away living on taxpayers' money all these years.

You phoney liberals are outmatch by the majority of the constituents in this city (who are real New Orleans citizens by the way) who are tired of seeing these eyesores still standing. They were mostly a haven for criminal activity for many years.

Sure, there are good-hearted people that live in these projects, but this city has always had the dilemna of certain people living off the government dollar. Now certain people will be weeded out of this city because of cost of living, but it's not the government's fault. It's the work of the free market. Take an economics course, you might get some enlightenment.

Chad Carson said...

To anonymous,

Why hide behind anonymity?

You probably don't realize that you're commenting on a blog written by college students who are mostly uninvolved in the actual public housing demonstrations in New Orleans.

Nowhere did we call cops "cowards" or start riots.

You should research why public housing was created and how it allows you to have your table bussed at restaurants. Here's a hint: they were made for the working poor.

Rob Harman said...

This is funny. I was wondering when the braindead libertarians who can't say anything besides "all you want is free handouts" where going to comment on this blog.

Congrats for taking our dumbass libertarian comment virginity.

Since you have been obviously unaware of this fact, activism around getting the projects back open has been happening since right after the storm. Ask anybody about that, and the people showing up to these protests have been sticking with it for these past two years despite setback and setback.

I guess I'll touch on a couple of points in your arguement before I insult you and call you a dumbass again.

As Chad said none of us have infact called the cops cowards. Although I probably would in this occassion, and frankly don't care if you get upset by that.

I also am slightly insulted by your "They're lucky that tehy got away living on taxpayers' money all these years" comment. I have spent most of my life very poor with my parents working very hard to put food on the table. As far as I am aware we have been paying taxes. Even if you are on some sort of government assistance program (housing, ebt, etc) you also pay taxes. It is my understanding that when you pay someone you generally get something in return. Poor people pay taxes to the government. Why does the government take taxes? To return a service to it's people. Why you may not need the service of low-income housing, some of the governments other customers are paying for it. They have a right to the service they are paying for. And if they are paying for government assistance then so be it cause they paid for it.

"You phoney liberals are outmatch by the majority of the constituents in this city (who are real New Orleans citizens by the way) who are tired of seeing these eyesores still standing." First of all if you seem so confident your side will prevail in this city then why did you feel the need to leave a comment on this blog. Second your tiny underdeveloped brain can't grasp the concept that all public housing activists are not simply advocating for all the projects to be reopened and maintained in the exact same state as before. We are angry because the projects are being destroyed with little plans to allow residents who were formally living in thede buildings to return to a low cost affordable way of life.

"Now certain people will be weeded out of this city because of cost of living, but it's not the government's fault. It's the work of the free market. Take an economics course, you might get some enlightenment." Like you I also have faith in the free market. Infact I've been taking and studying economics for a long time. Certain people will be weeded out of this city and it probably will be the cost of living that drives them out. When poor leadership, corruption, expensive rent, patronizing ideas, begin to sart affecting the psyche of this cities poor. When those people start carry out more crimes. When they start coming in your community, when they put a shotgun to your head, break into your house. When the crime comes to your door step and your property value starts dropping. When your kids are too afraid to go to the local school. Thats when the free market will weed out some of these people. And those people are going to be you.