New Orleans Mayor Sorry for WTC Remark

New Orleans Mayor Sorry for WTC Remark

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Ezeddie

Zimmerman, MN

#1 Aug 28, 2006
What a stupid thing to say! It reminds me of his cholocate city comment. It's just plain stupid and there is no excuse.
NaginSupport

College Park, MD

#3 Aug 28, 2006
The Honorable Mayor from is correct. These news reporters should be on the hill questioning why they are not doing more to support the citizens of New Orleans.
Skeptic

Lafayette, LA

#5 Aug 28, 2006
I may be a resident of LA, but I agree. NO needs to get off their a$$es and get moving. Nagin is absolutely out of line and needs to be removed. The fact that they needed to fix the election just to get him back in office should tell you something.
Joseph Melancon

Decatur, GA

#6 Aug 28, 2006
I'm37 sorry ,I missed what Nagin said. What was the commit?
Joseph Melancon

Decatur, GA

#7 Aug 28, 2006
Sorry about the 37!!!
Ezeddie

Zimmerman, MN

#8 Aug 28, 2006
clusterbuster wrote:
Although Nagin is an incompetent bumbling moron, he could not be more correct regarding the current status of the WTC site.
The WTC should be rebuilt as a commercial structure and not as a memorial or piece of useless art, statuary, or instrument of understanding as to why the terrorist murdered 3,000 citizens of my country. Far too much time and effort has been given to the idiotic, political whore Jersey Girls who choose to turn the deaths of their spouses into a political forum as well as others with flawed and ridiclous ideas for the site.
This has to be the most offensive thing I have ever seen on this forum. "political whore Jersey Girls!"
Doesn't have a thing to do with Nagin's comments, or is it you can't read, as well as have morales.
michael

Sebastian, FL

#9 Aug 28, 2006
Layers and layers of B.S. and corruption are keeping both areas from being fixed,but I do agree with his statement it was blunt and to the point!
Old vet

Austin, TX

#10 Aug 28, 2006
NO will still be a hole no matter how much is spent. If people want to live in a hole in the ground next to the ocean, they should pay for it themselves.
usa

United States

#11 Aug 28, 2006
Old vet wrote:
NO will still be a hole no matter how much is spent. If people want to live in a hole in the ground next to the ocean, they should pay for it themselves.
THATS RIGHT . I DONT MIND MY TAX DOLLARS THAT HELP PEOPLE HELPING THEMSELVES BUT N.O. IS JUST STANDIND THER WITH IITS HAND OUT, THATS THE LAST PLACE I WOULD JUST GIVE MONEY . WHY IS MISS. DOING SO WELL
zwrites

New Orleans, LA

#12 Aug 29, 2006
usa wrote:
<quoted text>THATS RIGHT . I DONT MIND MY TAX DOLLARS THAT HELP PEOPLE HELPING THEMSELVES BUT N.O. IS JUST STANDIND THER WITH IITS HAND OUT, THATS THE LAST PLACE I WOULD JUST GIVE MONEY . WHY IS MISS. DOING SO WELL
Mississippi is doing so well...because different politicians, different sea level...the water came in and went out..no levees to repair...crime levels is not as bad as here...and Mississippi still has problems too. It's ashame after a year people don't get the full grasp of what happen here. I'm in the medical profession...that field was hit hard here. So, many hospitals are closer. People were focused to move away. The media shows what they want...to make their spin on it. I tell you why there's so much mess let in New Orleans because people are uncertain what to do. Many are fighting with insurance companies still. Many don't like the news about the levees. Many are trying to hold a job in another city while trying to fix their lives back here. And, yes FEMA is poorly organized and don't have answers for the simplest things. That what the Mayor should have said...many New Orleanians live in world of uncertainity. I pray this doesn't happen to any other city in the USA. It's been a hard struggle. We still pay taxes down here..and if this happen somewhere else I wouldn't question why govenment help is needed. And some of the houses are own by elderly that don't know what to do...that don't have the funds to take care of it...and they need the helping hands that people are willing to give them. God bless those that have given their time and effort down here.
Sandy Las Vegas

United States

#13 Aug 29, 2006
I cannot believe they voted Ray Nagin back in office, this is a joke. He was suppose to be a mayor, and show leader ship. Also I blame the Governor, Kathleen Blanco. This should have been up to the state to have a plan in place. And Mary Landreau shouldn't have diverted funds needed for strengthening the levies for other projects to benefit herself. Also people from Hurricane Floyd also waited months and months, and heard nothing from Fema. James Witt who was in charge at the time and was not any better under the Clinton Administration. Don't here much about that. It's amazing how everyone can bash President Bush as if he caused the storm himself. They all should go.
Old vet

Austin, TX

#14 Aug 29, 2006
zwrites wrote:
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FEMA is poorly organized and don't have answers for the simplest things.
People shouldn't be asking FEMA the simplist things.
zwrites wrote:
<quoted text>That what the Mayor should have said...many New Orleanians live in world of uncertainity.
They should leave.
zwrites wrote:
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I pray this doesn't happen to any other city in the USA.
It can't happen to any other city. There is no other city built in a hole in the ground next to the ocean.
zwrites

New Orleans, LA

#15 Aug 29, 2006
Old vet wrote:
<quoted text>People shouldn't be asking FEMA the simplist things. <quoted text>They should leave.
<quoted text> It can't happen to any other city. There is no other city built in a hole in the ground next to the ocean.
It happen in Norway and they built a better system. Paid for by their goverment. It happen in Galverston and they rised the city to a higher level. I don't mean a hurricaine can hit another town like that...but a 911 or something of massive destruction can happen in any city. I'm a tax payer...I should be able to ask FEMA simple questions. I didn't get help from FEMA.but helped family memebers with their process. I didn't need FEMA and told them so 3 times when they called. I asked them how to send back the money I intially received...they had no clue how to handle that. I did get into the system...when your trapped and cut off as I was at the hospital..flown over a flooded city...you have no idea what your coming back to. The answer I got from FEMA was..oh we're not set up for that. I told them several times to take me out of the system. Half of my family lost everything they worked for and they did not live in New Orleans. Most of them had the full amount of insurance...be you know what it wasn't enough for all they needed. Most we're treated rudely but the insurance companies,by FEMA and even Red Cross. I invite you to come down here and see how hard people are doing it themselves,,,but aren't too proud to ask for help. I remember arriving in Houston to meet my family and thinking the scrubs I was given at one of our sister hospital was all I had on my back. It was a sombering feeling...Old Vet.. have you ever felt that displaced...you may have...but did you have you family at your side feeling the same way. Most of us in the Gulf Region experience that because of Hurricane Katrina. I remember being at church help center with my family and crying and tell the people there...I felt bad,,,because I'm the one usually helping and act as a volunteer. Again, I hope nothing this devasting happens in your town. I'm not defending the Mayor...I'm defending the fact you don't let a city fold under...how unamerican...And, you think the rest of the country wouldn't feel the financial effect of that? All the oil that is processed through this region. Los Angeles is predicted to fall off in an earthquake...should they all leave now? The beaches in Asia will keep having Tsumasi's and people are still there. I've lived in other places in this world and probably will again...but I'll still wish the best for New Orleans. I'll wish the best for the world.
Jody

Sioux City, IA

#16 Aug 31, 2006
There have been entire towns in the Midwest that have been wiped off the map..the people that are left do their own clean up and don't sit on their butts waiting for handouts, why can't NO????????
Enterprise

Leon, IA

#17 Aug 31, 2006
Comparing N.O. to Asian beaches is not a valid argument. The beaches is Asia cover thousands of miles, N.O. is one city. Man bucked Nature, and Nature won. Nature will win every time. Only in America were we pompous enough to build an entire city below sea level, surround it with steel and concrete, and say "There, that oughta do 'er!" If we rebuild N.O. now, we will rebuild again later, and again after that. You can't move thousands of miles of Asian beaches that are at or above sea level. But you can certainly move one city built BELOW sea level.
Old vet

Austin, TX

#18 Aug 31, 2006
zwrites wrote:
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It happen in Norway and they built a better system. Paid for by their goverment.
We gave N.O. 17 billion dollars before Katrina and we have given them 16 billion dollars since Katrina. That doesn't count all of the billions of dollars N.O. got as their normal federal subsidy and what was spent doing the city's and state's jobs right after the hurricane hit.
maurice nicholson

Lithonia, GA

#19 Aug 31, 2006
I think he is right we need to rebuild , but it has taken new york to rebuild on the twc site five years . no offence to the ones who were affected by that day.
maurice nicholson

Lithonia, GA

#20 Aug 31, 2006
oh ,beside that this wasn't a terrorist attack on new orleans. So stop comparing these two together. 75% of a whole city was affected.
Nagin Sucks

New Iberia, LA

#21 Sep 1, 2006
Nagin can have his chocolate city and I could care less if they ever rebuild it. Do they not know that eventually another Cat 4 or 5 will hit and destroy it again. Chocolate city is just a politically correct term for a black city that lives off of the government. Nothing but drug dealers, murderers, rapists and crackheads that live there. Do not let me leave out all the chocolate women who have 15 kids just so they can get a bigger welfare check. I love it on fathers day there. It is so funny to watch all the kids running around saying, Are you my daddy?
zwrites

New Orleans, LA

#22 Sep 1, 2006
Enterprise wrote:
Comparing N.O. to Asian beaches is not a valid argument. The beaches is Asia cover thousands of miles, N.O. is one city. Man bucked Nature, and Nature won. Nature will win every time. Only in America were we pompous enough to build an entire city below sea level, surround it with steel and concrete, and say "There, that oughta do 'er!" If we rebuild N.O. now, we will rebuild again later, and again after that. You can't move thousands of miles of Asian beaches that are at or above sea level. But you can certainly move one city built BELOW sea level.
Read about what happen in Norway and Galveston. I was there for the hurricane. I have pictures of what the streets looked like before the levees broke. Not the massive flooding you seen after the levees broke. Levees that a report showed where poorly built and the goverment knew about it. The Miss to Go...another problem intiated by the goverment. I don't thing the goverment has to give New Orleans a blank check. But, they do have to correct the mistakes that they did make.

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