New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been very busy this week, preparing, even if the latest Hurricane, Harvey, is hundreds of miles away bruising the Texas coast and flooding southeastern parts of the state.
New Orleans certainly would prefer to be in better shape as Tropical Depression Harvey moves towards Texas.
However, on Tuesday,
What to do with those Confederate statues that once populated the parks, green spaces and circles in New Orleans, and soon-to-be-elsewhere Louisiana and Red State USA?
It's clear that political correctness is winning and those longing for the memories where men were men and slaves were, well...
So, he are some of the options:
Statues of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu who almost single-handedly has ripped down the long-standing monuments of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and P.T. Beauregard and who is getting other Mayor's across the nation to follow suit?
Saturday will be the day of protests from the left and the wet:
FLOOD CITY HALL
This Saturday August 19, 2017 at 11 AM, a rally will be held in Duncan Plaza to allow the citizens of New Orleans to “flood city hall” with their voices. Organized out of frustration for the lack of leadership coming from the Mayor’s Office regarding the flooding in New Orleans two weeks; participants will unify in their belief that Mayor Mitch Landrieu should resign effective January 1, 2018 after the fall elections are finalized.
Both President Donald Trump and New Orleans Mitch Landrieu lead their respective armies in the Battles of the Civil War monuments.
The words Confederate monuments have taken on more of a meaning for the United States, for President Donald Trump and for New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Despite the mayor’s recent actions in removing three monuments this spring, a new announcement is giving rise to the prospects that the legal debate over the local issue has not come to an end.
(From Mayor's Office)
Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of the Sewerage and Water Board’s drainage system in New Orleans. The turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being successfully repaired and gradually brought back online. Twenty-two of 26 generators ordered for additional capacity and redundancy have arrived and are being connected. They are expected to be in service by Monday. Four final generators are in route from Miami and will be delivered Monday. This redundancy will remain throughout Hurricane Season. The City will update residents on generator deliveries as information becomes available.
For months, the liberal news media has been championing New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2020.
Landrieu was praised for his “courageous leadership” in taking down four Confederate monuments in New Orleans earlier this year. Never mind that it was an issue manufactured by Landrieu to create racial division and publicity. In the end, the monument removal cost $2.1 million dollars, precious dollars that were needed elsewhere.
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,"
You know the old expression, "when it rains, it pours".
surely, some in New Orleans must feel like that today including Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Governor John Bel Edwards as they face another day and another issue with the city's flooding.
This weekend, parts of the city flooded unexpectedly, in part due to insufficient pumping operations. Today, parts of the city are at high risk due to the rain and disrupted turbine.
Today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor Mitch Landrieu have provided this information update: