Friday, January 20, 2006

Mmmmm...the Land of Chocolate


Aritst's rendering of a rebuilt New Orleans.

"It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans - the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans." - Mayor Ray Nagin

11 comments:

The Law Fairy said...

Mmmmmmmm chocolate...

::comatose drooling::

jasdye said...

i'm guessing this has something to do w/ the wealthy people trying to restructure new orleans again (evil) and the mayor saying something (stupid) again, further giving the haves more excuses to take from the have-nots.

Micah said...

law fairy - Don't you mean "transcendent"?

jasdye - Possibly. And the cynic in me would also say it's a plea for his voter base to return to the city.

Here's a video of his explanation. So, let me get this straight: to make chocolate, you start with chocolate?

I swear, if he gets re-elected, the people of New Orleans will be giving DC residents a run for their money in the Stupid Voters category.

jasdye said...

hey, i live in chicago. the Machine still lives, buddy. it's all just politics and whose street gets plowed after the blizzard (or raised after the hurricane).

Micah said...

Ah, Chicago - where the dead rise from the grave and vote Democrat.

Kate The Great said...

Please don't tell me he really made the chocolate reference.

That man is an idiot.

jasdye said...

Our motto:
Chicago Works, for those who vote the right way, ya know'i'mean?

Our catchphrase is actually:
Chicago: where the dead rise from the grave and vote often.

Micah said...

KtG - You're a TV news producer and you haven't heard this story? Sheesh! There's a clip of it on the site that I linked to a few comments up.

jasdye - I thought the city's official motto was "Vote Early, Vote Often."

jasdye said...

micah,

that's so eighties. we'll all about synergy now.

Micah said...

Oh, so the city goes for a cross-promotion with the Blackhawks or Bulls, then? Or do they go the more corporate route: "Remember to vote on Wrigley's Chewing Gum Election Day."

jasdye said...

blackhawks and bulls? no, sirree. we only go for winners here.

y'know, like the cubs and the bears.