New Orleans, now close to seven years away from the devasations of Hurricane Katrina is bouncing back with a vengence and now according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it is now the fastest growing city in America.
According to an email sent by Michael Hecht of the Greater New Orleans Inc, ""A Look Into America's Fastest Growing City," Forbes describes the "ABCs" of Greater New Orleans' long-term growth and prosperity: financial Assets (low costs, targeted incentives), Bourgeoning industries (digital, biomedical, startups) and Culture (recently voted most creative, romantic, authentic, mysterious and culturally rich in America).
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, in an exclusive interview with CBS 4 has said that the Democratic Party has called him all types of names.
Asked if he has faced that sort of prejudice where opponents have tried to make him seem foreign and different because of his background as an Indian-American.
“Oh the Democratic Party has done all kinds of nonsense, they’ve called me all kinds of names.”
Brett Martell of the AP tells of a great story featuring Drew Brees and Marques Clark that deserves repeating. Should Clark pan out in the NFL, if anything, it would solidfy Brees future career as a head coach or even GM, not that there’s much doubt he would already be in high-demand, for perhaps either.
According to Martell, Marques Clark stopped playing organized football when his eligibility with Division II Henderson State ran out in 2006. Drew Brees helped him get his first shot in the NFL this month with the New Orleans Saints….
Two glowing reminders of the rebirth of the New Orleans Saints from the depths of Katrina despair, Steve Gleason and Sean Payton, are playing ironically, two different roles.
Gleason’s presence is obvious; Payton’s presence is dominant, but subtle.
There is something terribly wrong in American society today. It appears that all semblance of basic respect for one another’s person and property is lost. Individuals believe they can do what they want, when they want, to whomever they want without regard for consequences.
The horrid theater massacre in Colorado, multiple campus shootings, flash mobs breaking into stores and shopping malls, “Pick em out, knock em down” games where people are randomly assaulted for fun…some fatally, drive-by shooting where innocent bystanders are slaughtered…all reflect a careless disregard to the basic tenets of a civilized society.