Thursday, June 07, 2007
Stuck On Stupid
Worse, an earlier Picayune story pointed out that units constructed before 8-29 were razed and started over together with additional post-Federal Flood units. Slab-on-grade in a flooded neighborhood almost in sight of the Industrial Canal and a stones throw from the neck of "the funnel" connected to the MRGO and the Intracoastal Watwerway.
I won't even address the question of who will want to buy or rent the mixed-income units in a neighborhood isolated by the Industrial Canal railroad tracks and the interstate. Perhaps it will become an idyllic little corner of the city away from the hustle and bustle. Perhaps.
I think Tim of Tim's Nameless Blog sums it up well in today's post on the demolition of Cabrini Church in the Vista Park neighborhood of Gentilly.
"...throughout the neighborhood are slab-on-grade, ranch-style, suburban American homes...pretty much all of them below the 100- year Base Flood Elevation...the owners...think it appropriate to fix 'em up [with] no effort to elevate or flood proof their homes.Some days I wonder if we aren't as stupid as our neighbors to the north think we are.
Cabrini Church, on the other hand, was a landmark, a genuine statement of architecture as it was practiced in the 1960's. Its owners decided it was not worthy of renovation, and they labored tirelessly with government agencies to clear the way for demolition.
It seems to me the church should be spared and the houses demolished and replaced--not the other way around.
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I'm gettin' shaky.
Why can't we do things right? Why can't we be a model?
Look, you weren't that bright when you were a reporter for the St. Bernard Guide. Yeah, I used to read that crap. But you've generally shown yourself on this blog to be intelligent, articulate and persuasive. On the subject of Cabrini church, however, you still sound like that none-too-swift guy writing for the second-best weekly in a three-weekly market.
I didn't bring up Cabrini, your neighbor (presuming you live in Vista Park) Tim did. I was only interested in his remarks about people foolishing renovating on grade.
By the way, N.O. Press Club? Jefferson Parish Medical Society? They give out those awards like candy at Halloween, like beads at Bacchus, like hickeys at the Mount Carmel senior prom.
Even Jua Nyla Hutcheson has N.O. Press Club awards!
That you think this means something just proves you must've sucked down too many unfiltered Camels while listening to Louis Munster fight with Sonny Knoblauch back Da Parish.
I realize your diatribe is directed to Mark but I can't help but point out that
YOU ARE TOO MUCH OF A PUSSY TO SIGN YOUR NAME!
Therefore, your comments are worthless.
Go bully someone else, ANONYMOUS.
You are absolutely right. I am a pussy. And, of course, I'm a bully, too. I'm a floor wax AND a desert topping. A pterodactyl and a brooch, too.
Thanks for your contribution.
How many Press Club plaques do you have? Given the quality of what you've had to say, I'm sure it's many more than mark has.
Yours in Christ,
Big Worthless Pussy
Mark, thanks for coming back to New Orleans in our time of need.
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