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Thanks, aha. And it is because of people like Brad Pitt and Oprah and
Ellen Degeneres and Harry Connick, Jr., and millions of anonymous donors that New Orleans and the Gulf Coast area is slowly being rebuilt.  Over two years later and the government has done little to nothing.  Makes you wonder why the hell people keep electing those same worthless politicians to office who won't even do the simple things to revitalize their own nation, huh?

posted by saul_relative on March 19, 2008 at 7:49 AM | link to this | reply

I admire what you're doing, America!

I am South African but have watched the devastation of Katrina on the Oprah Show.  Following what's happening through the Oprah Show, I am filled with admiration and respect for all of you Americans who are helping to rebuild New Orleans - not just the city, but people's lives.  We in South Africa can take a leaf out of your book - get stuck in and do what needs to be done, don't wait for the government to do something.

With people like you, how can New Orleans not be rebuilt!

aha_310 

posted by aha_310 on March 18, 2008 at 1:45 PM | link to this | reply

Thanks, BC-A. I think it's the least I can do. I wish I could do more,
but I'm a mere writer of meager skills, so I'm doing what I do best -- writing about it...

posted by saul_relative on January 19, 2008 at 12:58 AM | link to this | reply

My church sponsors a family who lost their home in Hurricane Katrina. It's great that you're spreading the word about Brad Pitt's project.

posted by BC-A on January 18, 2008 at 7:07 PM | link to this | reply

That's the spirit, Katherine Ann...

posted by saul_relative on January 17, 2008 at 9:05 AM | link to this | reply

sounds good to me!

posted by Katherine_Ann on January 16, 2008 at 5:22 PM | link to this | reply

Exactly, stbond. We rebuild everything. What is the problem with New
Orleans?  Moral absolutists find a lot wrong there.  And many moral absolutists are in power positions... It's a damned shame...

posted by saul_relative on January 4, 2008 at 7:31 PM | link to this | reply

What a wonderful idea. . .
I, too, believe that New Orleans must be rebuilt. It is a beautiful, unique, living, important part of the United States.

posted by stbond on January 4, 2008 at 11:05 AM | link to this | reply

Thanks, jacenta...

posted by saul_relative on January 3, 2008 at 7:30 PM | link to this | reply

Thanks, b2008...

posted by saul_relative on January 3, 2008 at 7:29 PM | link to this | reply

saul_relative
 

posted by jacentaOld on January 3, 2008 at 4:09 PM | link to this | reply

Great project...
...and a great idea. I will do what I can to help promote it.

posted by b2008 on December 16, 2007 at 6:57 AM | link to this | reply

Ain't it though, Straightforward?

posted by saul_relative on December 14, 2007 at 11:33 PM | link to this | reply

Great idea for rebuilding!!!

posted by Straightforward on December 14, 2007 at 11:08 PM | link to this | reply

My pleasure, FYS...

posted by saul_relative on December 11, 2007 at 4:43 PM | link to this | reply

Saul, thanks for this post.

posted by FineYoungSinger on December 11, 2007 at 1:23 PM | link to this | reply

The entire city of Amsterdam is 20 ft or so below sea level, Offy and they
don't worry a whole helluva lot about the North Sea rushing in.  It's not that difficult an engineering feat to accomplish.  It is a matter of will and money.  I don't think New Orleans is going anywhere, despite what the Discovery Channel says.  Remember, those documentaries and shows are only as good as the analysts and experts on them.  Get another group in there with a more optimistic bent, and they'll tell you New Orleans isn't doomed and can be made safe for centuries. 

posted by saul_relative on December 7, 2007 at 12:58 PM | link to this | reply

I like Brad Pitt and I love NO...but the sad fact is we can't rebuild it above sea level..According to the Discovery channel NO will be gone in another 25 to 50 years. As much as I have always loved visiting the place I will say watching the boats on the horizon gave me the creeps because I had to look upwards...I wish we could move NO out of it's present location and put it higher (above sea level). It has so many fascinating places and it's historical content is unbelievable...It's a noble endeavor Pitt is doing...

posted by Offy on December 7, 2007 at 11:37 AM | link to this | reply

Thank you, SEEDLINGS. I just think we really need to take care of our own
backyards before we start meddling in everyone else's, something that the Bush administration has been extremely terrible at doing.  For people as terrible at foreign policy as they are, always paying lip service to a strong America, they sure as hell don't seem to want to keep it strong, neglecting the infrastructure and allowing the Gulf Coast to languish years after Katrina.  Where's the conservatism in that?  And didn't he bill himself as the "compassionate conservative.?"  Compassionate toward what?  His stock options in Halliburton?

posted by saul_relative on December 7, 2007 at 11:04 AM | link to this | reply

Saul
What an enlightening and uplifting blog. I've always been mortified and ashamed that 'we' Americans continue to look the other way...away from our own fellow Americans and yet I hear it all the time on the News that we are rebuilding Iraq and places in other countries. I'm pleased that Brad is doing 'the right thing' and I am glad you, like I have not let New Orleans fall into the recesses of our minds. Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog.

posted by SEEDLINGS on December 6, 2007 at 11:17 PM | link to this | reply

I think he's an upstanding guy, TAPS, and I respect him. Screw the
paparazzi.  I don't even think he's that good an actor (although he was great in 12 Monkeys).  And I like his character in the Ocean's movies.  But this is a good cause.  New Orleans should be rebuilt, despite that ass Nagin and his b.s.

posted by saul_relative on December 6, 2007 at 7:47 PM | link to this | reply

Saul_relative
Thank you for promoting this.  I saw him on TV talking about it.  I'm beginning to like Brad Pitt more and more no matter what the paparazzi say about him and Angelina.  I love watching him with his kids.

posted by TAPS. on December 6, 2007 at 12:34 PM | link to this | reply

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