Monosyllabic Pedantry

Monday, December 12, 2005

Deadbeats Rise Up!

Update: Fox news reports that the current tab for the FEMA-paid hotel rooms alone is $350 million. A federal judge has ruled that FEMA must pay for hotel rooms until Feb 7, a month after the "ending" of the free ride.
Let me check my US Constitution.......Nope, can't find it here anywhere....

There is going to be a protest tonight at the Falcons/Saints game in Atlanta. The people protesting are the deadbeats from New Orleans who have not rebuilt their lives, lo these past months. Apparently, they don't have time to find a job, but they have time to protest the attempt to hold Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Yes, Virginia, they protesting Mardi Gras.
All I can say is that these people have no concept of where money comes from. How could you not grasp the concept that in order to rebuild N.O., you're going to need money and the source for money for N.O. is Mardi Gras? You've got to gin up the tourist industry and nothing tells frat boys with daddy's money that the tits are out on Bourbon, like holding Mardi Gras. In addition to the hotels, you've got all the booze being consumed, and a nice little tax on every drop. There's gas, food, stupid t-shirts; isn't this obvious to most people?
ChiQuita Simms (I did not make that up) is quoted as saying, "Rebuild the schools and streets. A lot of people [in power] are trying to satisfy the upper echelon who owns hotels."
And where would the money come from to rebuild the schools and streets? As I recall the N.O. hotels have a pretty stiff special interest tax that is supposed to go to the city for just that sort of thing. No, they expect the gummint to just pay for ever-thin.
I remember reading a poll that asked about currency. I remember being sickened at the percentage of people who answered:

Where does the government get its money?
It prints it.
Why does the government run out of money?
Because mean republicans refuse to print more money because they want to keep the poor man down.

Same vote as me. Grrrrr.

For those readers (both of you) not in Atlanta, our fair city has been blessed as one of the major infestation sites for the N.O. evacuees. So far, they've been involved in two shootings at Underground, that I know of; another guy was running a burglery ring out of the hotel that was funded by FEMA, countless instances of scamming/theft by deception; our homeless/social services system is completely overwhelmed. On the plus side, I'm guessing the price of crack is at record lows.

At least I don't live in Houston.


  • Supply and demand would tell us that crack prices must be sky high. You have an influx of demand from the deadbeat N.O.'s coming in and committing crimes in ATL to feed their need. Meanwhile, supply hasn't satisfactorily caught up with all this new demand. Ergo, you have a crack shortage looming. Expect crime to rise until the market stabilizes itself.

    By Anonymous Sarcastro, at 7:07 AM  

  • My first thought was that the dealers are all here,looking for a market to feed.

    By Blogger Exador, at 7:48 AM  

  • The dealers were able to leave as they didn't spend all their gas money on crack.

    By Anonymous Sarcastro, at 7:51 AM  

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