Mayor to feds: ‘Get off your asses’

From the transcript of WWL correspondent Garland Robinette’s interview with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on Thursday night. WWL: …apparently there’s a section of our citizenry out there that thinks because of a law that says the federal government can’t come in unless requested by the proper people, that everything that’s going on to this … Continue reading Mayor to feds: ‘Get off your asses’

"They are spinning and people are dying."

New Orleans mayor lashes out at feds …In the radio interview, [Mayor Ray] Nagin’s frustration was palpable. “I’ve been out there man. I flew in these helicopters, been in the crowds talking to people crying, don’t know where their relatives are. I’ve done it all man, and I’ll tell you man, I keep hearing that … Continue reading "They are spinning and people are dying."

"Commandeer Greyhound."

Buses and gas BATON ROUGE – State Rep. Karen Carter, D-New Orleans, made an urgent plea Friday morning for gasoline and buses to ferry victims to safety who have been stuck in New Orleans under deteriorating conditions since Hurricane Katrina struck the city four days ago. “If you want to save a life get a … Continue reading "Commandeer Greyhound."

New Orleans? Or Baghdad?

via The Interdictor, a “journal [which] exists to share firsthand experience of the disaster and its aftermath with anyone interested.” “Bigfoot” is a bar manager and DJ on Bourbon Street, and is a local personality and icon in the city. He is a lifelong resident of the city, born and raised. He rode out the … Continue reading New Orleans? Or Baghdad?

Hard to believe

…that we were just in New Orleans barely a month ago. From Phil West: If you’re still reading me, you’re probably depressed enough (and if you’re not, you’ve likely moved on from Katrina), but this just in from my brother’s friend, who is on National Guard duty at the Superdome. He’s run out of cigarettes, … Continue reading Hard to believe