So my Pops always goes to get a copy of the New York Times every Sunday and reads the whole thing. Yes, my ultra-conservative father reads a newspaper I think is pretty much inconsequential, and spends hours trying to tell me what the NYT writers and editors think they need to publish today.
So, Sunday, he showed me a "telling" piece written by some "poet" from New Orleans. (FYI, to any bloody nose liberal and Blue Sky Coffee alum like me, alarm bells start ringing when those particular words are strung together...) This dude, a refugee from communist Romania, has decided that he will declare New Orleans dead and an "exquisite corpse" because the stuff that makes it inhabitable to folks like him will now go away. He makes this declaration from Baton Rouge.
Meanwhile, my favorite new commentator GulfSails, who is still working rescue boats in New Orleans had this choice response. I think everyone should read it. Most especially the editors up at the New York Whines.
Next time I'm in New Orleans, I am buying this cat a drink.