Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu held a press conference to discuss the current flooding and pumping problem that has ensnared his administration this week.
On the day that the organization that he heads, the Conference of US Mayors are convening in New Orleans, Landrieu said, “"There is no need for panic,"
So maybe anthropogenic global warming isn’t such a great existential threat to New Orleans after all? Instead, maybe it’s the policy and personnel decisions of Mayor Mitch Landrieu?
Last Stand for Monument?
The Citizens Advisory Committee, charged with making a recommendation about the future of the Confederate monument on the courthouse grounds, will hold its fourth and final public meeting Tuesday.
It will be held at 6 p.m. at Broadmoor Middle Laboratory School, 441 Atlantic Avenue, Shreveport.
The past few weeks have been an emotional roller-coaster ride for many in Louisiana and particularly those living in the New Orleans area. Confederate monuments have been removed, courtesy of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu and the city council.
The irony is that the city of New Orleans is in the process of destroying history while getting ready to celebrate its’ tri-centennial next year. A city known for priceless architecture and monuments is becoming less interesting, all because of the politically correct aspirations of a liberal Democrat Mayor, Mitch Landrieu.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is strutting around the city touting his “new clothes,” the culmination of his highly publicized Confederate monument removal process. While this master of distraction focuses on destroying history, his city is becoming more and more violent every day. Will someone in the media or on the City Council call out his utter nakedness?
Last week, Louisiana Republican United States Senator John Kennedy, stepped into the New Orleans-Mayor Mitch Landrieu-confederate monument removal-controversy, during a radio talk show conversation with Jeff Crouere of WGSO Radio.
At City Council chambers yesterday, Tulane Professor and Dean of the School of Continuing Studies Richard Marksbury perfectly captured the absurdity of the effort to remove Confederate monuments in New Orleans. He pointed out that using the “poorly written,” “ill-conceived,” and “dangerous” city nuisance ordinance, the statue of Andrew Jackson, at the heart of Jackson Square, the most iconic spot in New Orleans and the most photographed site in the Gulf South, should be removed.
In New Orleans, 2015 ended just as it began, with a plethora of violence. There were 165 murders in New Orleans last year, a 10% increase from 2014. Other violent crime categories, such as armed robbery, rape and carjacking increased as well. In fact, crime researcher Jeff Asher noted that in each of the last 74 days of 2015 at least one armed robbery or carjacking occurred.
You would think (and hope) that once the New Orleans City Council had voted to declare the Confederate monuments, including that of Robert E Lee (located at Lee Circle), to be public nuisances, the issue would be put into cold storage along with the statues themselves.