ALMOST 90 MINUTES OF SINCERITY
via MSNBC online:

I am duty-bound to report the talk of the New Orleans warehouse district last night: there was rejoicing (well, there would have been without the curfew, but the few people I saw on the streets were excited) when the power came back on for blocks on end. Kevin Tibbles was positively jubilant on the live update edition of Nightly News that we fed to the West Coast. The mini-mart, long ago cleaned out by looters, was nonetheless bathed in light, including the empty, roped-off gas pumps. The motorcade route through the district was partially lit no more than 30 minutes before POTUS drove through. And yet last night, no more than an hour after the President departed, the lights went out. The entire area was plunged into total darkness again, to audible groans. It’s enough to make some of the folks here who witnessed it… jump to certain conclusions.

It is impossible to over-emphasize the extent to which this area is under government occupation, and portions of it under government-enforced lockdown. Police cars rule the streets. They (along with Humvees, ambulances, fire apparatus, FEMA trucks and all official-looking SUVs) are generally not stopped at checkpoints and roadblocks. All other vehicles are subject to long lines and snap judgments and must PROVE they have vital business inside the vast roped-off regions here. If we did not have the services of an off-duty law enforcement officer, we could not do our jobs in the course of a work day and get back in time to put together the broadcast and get on the air. As we are about to do.

2 comments on “

  1. Nancy says:

    This administration is beyond parody. Last one out of N’awlins, please turn out the lights….If I wasn’t aware that that incident actually happened, I’d swear it was reported by THE ONION.What does it take to get people to realize that things have gone too far?

  2. Unfortunately, Nancy, that realization might only come to most people in a blood-soaked, shame-engulfed moment of reflection.Regarding this issue, I find the following article (one of dozens to which I’ve linked which contains some historically analogous warning) quite enlightening:The Myth of National Victimhood – All Wrapped and Delivered for Christmasby Thom HartmannOn the sunny side of things, Nancy, how are you?

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