Monday, October 30, 2006

a little New Orleans tragedy (very little)

Okay, I'm not making this up. A guy got on the microphone during a recent event recent at the Artsgarden to solicit money for reconstruction in New Orleans. This isn't some Habitat-For-Humanity building project to provide housing for people who lost everything in the floods; this is to help replace the private gardens of some of the homes in some of New Orleans's nicest neighborhoods (homes which suffered little or no flood damage). He said, with no trace of irony, something like: "Katrina brought much tragedy to New Orleans. The loss of their beautiful gardens was a heart-rending trauma for some of our city's finest residents." I was going to say really snarky things about this guy and his cause, but I think it speaks for itself....

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