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Thread: Thoughts on New Orleans going ahead with Mardi Gras

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    BigBank_Hank's Avatar Move It On Over
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    Some people around here that arenít to thrilled that the parades started rolling and people are partying in the city.

    I for think that the parades should go on because itís generating some much needed revenue for the city, but I can see why people are upset. The police force, which is already stretched thin, has to be out in full force to control all those people, plus Mardi Gras trashes the city. The one part of the city that actually is clean again is going to be trashes all over again putting an even larger burden on the clean up effort that is going on.

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    Let the tourists go spend some money in NO. They can use it.

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    It is a poser.

    It is presented as bread-and-butter for N.O., but gives a wrong impression, certainly.

    I couldn't help but think of Mayor Nagin's ignorant comments early on, to the effect of, "That's what we do in New Orleans..."

    To dress it up as a "fund-raiser" seems...off.
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    Where they are using the same trucks for their parade floats as they were for their cleanup.......it will slow the clean up down a bit.

    I think they probably need a break. I would.

    They will be cleaning up for quite some time yet, and another day or two of cleaning up after the parade won't hurt.

    I think a big party the last day of each week would be best, actually.

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    Y'all should definitely have Mardi Gras. It's tradition.

    Besides, I think some heavy-duty frolicking would lift spirits.

    Party down, neighbor.

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    Show us your tits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamm
    Y'all should definitely have Mardi Gras. It's tradition.

    Besides, I think some heavy-duty frolicking would lift spirits.

    Party down, neighbor.
    True enough, but still a contextually difficult thing to manage, media-wise.

    Of course, they don't need to check with me for permission to party.
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    Media be damned!

    Like so many of the posters here, they'll twist things around to suit their needs no matter what the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamm
    Media be damned!

    Like so many of the posters here, they'll twist things around to suit their needs no matter what the case.

    Well, that is exctly what I did! A party would suit my needs at the moment!

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    Have the party, life goes on.

    Don't let the forces of nature win. That's what they want.

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