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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A Sad Anniversary

It was one year ago today that Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. My thoughts and prayers are with those who were lost, those who were displaced and who are still struggling to get the lives back into some kind of order.

As the disaster was unfolding, my thoughts were of those good Cajun folks I met on my two trips to New Orleans in August 2001 and August 2002, where my former company held its annual convention. I enjoyed my time down there very much and spent most of it in the French Quarter.

I hope that New Orleans will rise again, despite the nitwit, clueless mayor they have there. I'm sure that in time it will be back and be better, and I look forward to once again visiting The Crescent City.

Please say a prayer for all those lost one year ago. They'll never be forgotten.


jaime in metairie said...

I just wanted to say thank you for the nice post in our honor. We are still in dire need of those thoughts and prayers and really appreciate them. I hope you do get a chance to visit us again in the near future.

Personally, I think you could have gone without the finger pointing for just one day. This is a bad week for us and it's been an extremely bad year as you might imagine. One day without jabs - is that so much to ask?

Anyway, thank you again for your support.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Sorry about that Jaime, but I didn't like Ray Nagin taking that cheap shot about Ground Zero on 60 Minutes this past Monday. I like the good people of New Orleans very much and I wish they had thrown him out of office earlier this year.

I lost a dear friend at the WTC so I can understand catastrophic loss. The remembrances of the anniversary of the 9/11 have begun and it's tough time for me now as well. Every anniversary it gets tougher and tougher. You'll always have my support, and the support of good people everywhere.

But isn't it interesting that it's the politicians who always screw things up?

May God bless you, and the good folks of Louisiana and Mississippi.

The Omnipotent Q said...

I should have said "on 60 Minutes this past SUNDAY." Sorry about that.

Michael Leggett said...

Kick Nagin's Arse, or hold him by his ankles from Upper Level of Shea Stadium:

If he can't take a joke, he's no good.

Peter N said...

I saw Nagin make that comment on 60 Minutes, and I was repulsed. Good luck Jaime.