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I can't believe they spent $342 million on repairing a sports stadium while there are so many people still suffering. These are the clowns that were the first line of defense for the people of New Orleans yet continue to fail them.. I guess they voted them back in yet have the nerve to chant "Where's George Bush" #######..

Superdome reopens in New Orleans

"Although some question spending so much on a sports stadium, the governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Blanco, described it as a vital symbol of recovery for the city and the state."

I have no problem with the stadium but do go around crying that Fema and George W did nothing for the black folk while your local democrat leaders are squandering the money..

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I can't believe they spent $342 million on repairing a sports stadium while there are so many people still suffering. These are the clowns that were the first line of defense for the people of New Orleans yet continue to fail them.. I guess they voted them back in yet have the nerve to chant "Where's George Bush" #######..

Superdome reopens in New Orleans

"Although some question spending so much on a sports stadium, the governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Blanco, described it as a vital symbol of recovery for the city and the state."

I have no problem with the stadium but do go around crying that Fema and George W did nothing for the black folk while your local democrat leaders are squandering the money..

I guess bringing the Saints back to N.O. is more important than repatriating the city with the former residents. And maybe they don't want them back now that they dumped them on other cities (mostly my city of Houston).

Kind of like Mexico dumping its poor and unemployed on the USA (and Houston) to deal with. Although they are damned glad to get the $$$ they send back. No wonder the Mexican government fights so hard for amnesty for their citizens to stay in the USA.

Come to think of it...the Mexican government does nothing for its brown folks too.

Maybe the Mexicans are Democrats? Is this a trend? Dump your problems on others and get money rolling into your own pockets at other's expense. What a joke and the joke's on us.

I often heard it said that Louisiana is the closest thing to a "Banana Republic" that we have in the USA. No argument here!

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I can't believe they spent $342 million on repairing a sports stadium while there are so many people still suffering. These are the clowns that were the first line of defense for the people of New Orleans yet continue to fail them.. I guess they voted them back in yet have the nerve to chant "Where's George Bush" #######..

Superdome reopens in New Orleans

"Although some question spending so much on a sports stadium, the governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Blanco, described it as a vital symbol of recovery for the city and the state."

I have no problem with the stadium but do go around crying that Fema and George W did nothing for the black folk while your local democrat leaders are squandering the money..

From the article... Many thought that afterwards, the building would be condemned. But instead, $180m was spent on a huge renovation effort.

Where did you get the $342 million figure from?

As for blaming the local Democrats, let's look at some figures...

In Fiscal Year 2006, Louisianan's will spend 78.4 million dollars on Cold War boondoggle missile defense. They will spend 1.7 billion for the war in Iraq. Mississippi will spend 42.9 million on missile defense and 918.7 for the war in Iraq. This would have paid for the levee repair with change.

Bush's tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% of Americans would have translated into 930 million dollars for Louisiana and 707.1 million for Mississippi. Louisiana spent 1.6 million dollars on abstinence only education programs last year.

Like a macabre parody of Thomas Frank's economic thesis, Louisiana's congressional delegation became majority conservative in the last election. Senator David Vitter was designated the most conservative of the freshman class by the National Journal this year. He has voted for every tax cut as well as for the invasion of Iraq . A cursory check on a vote rating website showed similar results for the mostly Republican Louisiana delegation.

While I would also question why the city chose to spend $180m to rennovate the stadium - that's not the whole story. For one, without renovation, they would have had to condemn it and the clean up would have been another cost. Secondly, during the flooding, it was the main safe haven for thousands who had nowhere else to go. So strategically, it would make sense to fix it up in case another hurricane hits. And lastly, it is a symbol to the people of New Orleans, not only for being the place where so many residents took refuge, but of a city in desperate need of rebirth.

Since you're an economist, did you divide that $180m up per resident? The last census had New Orleans at 462,269 people. That comes out to about $389 per person. Chump change when your talking about rebuilding homes...that wouldn't even buy a refridgerator.

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they probably are doing in case of any other future catastrophies. must be easier for them to cram all the people in there instead of forking over other funds for the victims of the last major mess :whistle:

No, they're doing it so New Orleans won't lose its NFL team (the Saints), who were allegedly threatening to move to San Antonio.

There is no conspiracy.

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Can we blame Bush for this?

Well: media can't blame chopf#ck Nagin (not politically correct) so they go for default--blame W.

that bunch of idiots want more abuse, so they reelect that complete moron nagin.

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Can we blame Bush for this?

Well: media can't blame chopf#ck Nagin (not politically correct) so they go for default--blame W.

that bunch of idiots want more abuse, so they reelect that complete moron nagin.

And W is by definition now a most convenient target. Any way you cook it, he's out by 2008 (possibly sooner if dems get majority AND unite post-election--unfortunately, dems are useless at maintaining unity--to impeach him).

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i still can't believe they re-elected nagin. sometimes, ya know...people are idiots, and deserve to get screwed.

:shrug:

Can you guess which locale has the STUPIDEST voters of all?

Southern India (particularly Tamil Nadu, my native state), an area which produces a significant percentage of IT professionals.

Former chief minister (tawdry actress) got her party leadership with help from centre (meaning government in Delhi), then into power with more of same (in 1991, forced "Presidential Rule" just before national election), then voted out in 1996 after plethora of shenanigans. Re-elected chief minister in 2001.

Of course, the current (barber) chief minister (who she replaced in 1991 and 2001) is not exactly any stranger to shenanigans either (plenty in all his terms since 1972).

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