Monosyllabic Pedantry

Friday, March 24, 2006

Louisiana Leeches

The headline reads: Houstonians evacuee-weary, poll says.
I guess Houstonians must all be racists!

Sorry, this story just cracked me up. Right on schedule, everybody is tired of supporting the deadbeats of New Orleans. It's been 7 MONTHS, for God's sake. Losers.

I love that the local congressman goes on record calling them 'deadbeats'.
He adds:
"If they can work, but won't work, ship 'em back," he said. "If they cause problems in the schools, if they commit crime, there ought to be a one-strike rule — ship 'em back."

Good luck with that. How do you "ship back" US citizens from one part of the country to another? This guy's a congressman? He doesn't have much of a grasp of our government.

Article IV, Section 2 of the Constitution:
The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

Three-quarters of residents surveyed say the influx of Katrina evacuees has put a "considerable strain" on the Houston community.

Two-thirds say evacuees bear responsibility for "a major increase in violent crime," and twice as many local residents believe Houston will be "worse off" rather than "better off" if most evacuees remain here permanently.

Houston Mayor Bill White acknowledged the increased strains on city services, notably crime and traffic management.

The best thing that could happen to Houston would be for a Category 5 hurricane to hit and drive the leeches away.

Ceeelcee has an interesting telling of the devestation that still covers the New Orleans area. My favorite line from it is this:

The difference between Biloxi/Gulport and New Orleans is that in Mississippi, the residents have cleaned up the debris and are actively working to rebuild. In New Orleans, everyone is still waiting around for someone to come help them like they have since the first night in the Superdome.


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