Thursday, August 31, 2006

I Feel Honored to Post This on Something I'm in Charge of

I've listened to and enjoyed Billy Delle on WWOZ since I was in college. Until tonight, I didn't even know how to spell his last name.

I read Tim's Nameless Blog just now, and followed his link to Jivin' Gene. And then I realized I had only ever HEARD Billy Delle and had never seen his name in print or found his stuff on OZ's website.

Now I have, and I feel more complete as a human being.

New Orleans is World Class because of WWOZ. And WWOZ is World Class because of Billy Delle.

Here's the best part of the little bio that is all "best parts":
Billy Delle admits to owning close to 50,000 L.P.'s and 45's. His passion for the hobby was fueled by amazing garage sale finds "...you couldn't get records from Little Richard ot Fats Domino in good condition," says Billy "... cause everybody would play 'em."

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Can democracies have required reading?

If so, then every American ought to read this from John Barry, and then decide what to do about New Orleans. Here's a snip (HT to 3rd Battle):
More important, protecting New Orleans is the classic example of something we can't afford not to do. Those who believe New Orleans can survive as a smaller city and still serve the rest of the country as a port are mistaken. Louisiana continues to erode: the equivalent of roughly a football field melts into the sea every hour.

If nothing is done, the city will become a fragile walled island under constant assault. Nor can the port move to Baton Rouge. The port runs along almost 70 miles of river, much of which will be threatened.


Every time I have doubts, I stumble on to something like that, and then I feel confident again that we really are a World Class city--or at least we must be, if America is to remain a World Class nation.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

REMEMBER

Remember the lost loved ones. Remember the failed levees.
Remember the wetlands America is killing. Remember the Superdome.
























































We are not ok.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Skimpy Progress

Where did all the prostitutes in such skimpy attire come from and how is this going to help us fill the convention center with Doctors, Lawyers, Car Dealers, Wireless Companies, the World of Cement, etc.?

On the other hand a long visit to Lakeview has shown that 'sweat equity' beats the LRA. The impression is one of work being done and progress breaking through the unbearable blight. It is many years from being Mayberry again, but the results of hard work are visible.

Brickbats to KTVT-TV 11 from Dallas from setting up their sattelite truck to broadcast from the corner of Mouton and Canal using the homes destroyed by December's F2 tornado as a backdrop. Yes, it is vivid, and glad to note that there is massive destruction in areas that don't sound hip when you say them like "Lower nine", but the only reason that dozens of people weren't killed in that disaster was because they were wiped out before. I wish they had picked a ray of hope, like the newly renovated and landscaped home across the street.

Finally, as noted on my mobile blog, there is nothing like a cold Abita, dozen raw oysters and a seafood platter with Softshell's at Desire except maybe a Ruben and Pimm's cup at Napoleon House. World Class cuisine never left.

Finally,

I Have No Authority To Do This . . .

but I'm doing it anyway.

WHEREAS you say clownish things on a regular basis, and

WHEREAS you move forward with a lot of energy without actually getting things done or getting anywhere (remember the woob-woob-woob, run-in-place dance of Mr. Jerome Lester Horwitz), and

WHEREAS your head reminds us of the most follicularly-challenged member of the Three Stooges, and

WHEREAS you thanked President Bush the night you were re-elected, thereby confirming our worst nightmares about your being a stand-in for people who really don't care about the best things about New Orleans,

I hereby dub thee

MAYOR CURLY.

That is all.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Ebb Tide

I'll be at the Rising Tide Conference. It is a great idea. I love the name, for historical reasons. I love the poster -- particularly its early 20th Century 'we can do anything' overtones. So, before meeting all the people whose writing I so greatly enjoy to read, I wanted to post one encapsulating time.

In sum, we aren't writing about a storm. We are writing about a rising tide of idiocy. The unpreventable found the preventable, and the predictable dystopia has ensued.

Unlike those coming down here to learn what's going on, we've been enmeshed. Most of us discovered blogging when our cell phones went down and our civilization collapsed around us.

We intellectually put our minds towards grasping the previously unfathomable. We spent sleepless nights uncovering the gargantuan amount of idiocy that had silently eroded the foundations of our lives in New Orleans, the Keystone Kops fiasco that makes me question using the phrase 'government bailout' with any sort of meaning, and finally, the phase we find ourselves in today, which many describe as 'Moving Forward' when in actuality it is the same stale idiocrats with a lifetime hall pass for poor performance. You can tell Chartruesse we aren't blogging about the weather; we are blogging about the old time mistakes, the modern mistakes, the ongoing mistakes and those just about to be made.

While I am in the first person voice, let me thank all of you who read and comment, it has helped my recovery. Our fellow bloggers are some excellent writers, and I know Chris and I both try to write up to the levels of some of you expect of yourselves.

God bless you all. God bless our home. God bless...America.

Hope You Can Go; I'm Bummed That I Can't

The Rising Tide Conference. This is going to be great.

Unfortunately, well before it was scheduled, Dr. Mrs. Clio and I decided that a weekend out of town would be a good thing for us and the Clio Kids around this time, as we are not taking any longer vacations this summer. Somehow, I prevailed on Dr. Mrs. Clio that a weekend in Jackson, MS, site of this weekend's Saints vs. Colts preseason game, would be a good idea. Peyton vs. Drew, in Deuce's hometown area, with Reggie Bush slated to play a lot. Plus maybe some shopping and kid activities that aren't yet available in NOLA.

I bought tickets, booked the hotel. Then came the announcement about the Rising Tide Conference. Argh.

Anyway, with the usual suspects, I encourage attendance and participation. I really regret that I can't be there. But at least it's for the Saints (and fun for the Dr. Mrs. and the Clio Kids).

Friday, August 18, 2006

Example of Why I Love St. Bernard Parish

A guy is driving his FEMA trailer to the White House, with a chef and a filmmaker in tow.

The best part: I'm pretty sure it's illegal to move your FEMA trailer.

Most excellent.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

As I Was Saying . . .

While checking the city's website yesterday in order to find out if I can register my 11-year-old for football, I found this little gem of a press release title: New Orleans Mayor Moving Forward with 100 Day Plan. When I wrote about moving forward, I hadn't seen that.

P.S. Just to show you where we are, I called the NORD number listed on the city website yesterday evening, hoping for an information recording. I got this "The Nextel subscriber you are trying to reach is not available . . ." NORD's on a cell phone? NORD? Whoa.

That actually doesn't shock me too much. What bothers me is the way this press release reads. Just go to your "area playground" and sign up for football. Do you really believe that every "area playground" had officials and volunteers waiting for eager families a couple of Saturdays ago? I'm not knocking NORD. I'm knocking da Mayor and his silly press releases.

UPDATE: Yesterday, a very polite and professional woman named Brenda answered the NORD phone line. I went to the NORD office at 800 Race Street (at a playground across the street from the Saulet complex) and filled out a registration form. She said they would get it to the right person.

She was great, but given the state of things, I wonder where this is going. I hope it works. My son really would like to play football this fall, and it would be a great blessing to be able to do it in World Class New Orleans.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

They've Got Bulldozers and Cash, and They Move Quickly


1. The Israeli-Hezbollah skirmishes are only weeks old.

2. The ceasefire has just gone into effect, and Lebanese are just returning home.

3. Hezbollah is already offering immediate cash money and help removing debris with their bulldozers.

A nonstate entity is offering cash and bulldozers?????

Where do we sign up? Maybe this guy Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah should be appointed to the LRA.

Well, his penchant for claiming to know exactly what God wants (and what God usually wants, it seems, is to hurt other people) would probably force my veto, if I had one.

But maybe they could at least hire him as a consultant.

I'm telling you, if southern Lebanon gets a streetcar up and running before we do, I might go and do a Cat Stevens or something.

UPDATE: After Oyster finished calling me names, he posted a great link showing how the White House is springing into action to help southern Lebanon. Wonder if the President did a flyover in Air Force One to survey the damage?

Monday, August 14, 2006

Indicators That We Have a Problem

Top Five Verbal Tics That Really Bother Me and Indicate a Major Problem on the Part of Those Who Verbalize Thusly:

1. "We are moving forward." People who say this almost invariably have no idea what they're doing or what they're talking about or where they're going. Saying "moving forward" pleases the speaker and makes him/her feel that he/she has posited some sort of vision and a way to get there. Listeners, if they really think and observe, always realize that the speaker has neither a real vision nor a way of getting to a destination. The best thing that has happened to the phrase "moving forward" recently is that Toyota has taken it on as a slogan. Unfortunately, many people in business, management, and higher education have not recognized the silliness that car salesmen now use the expression that "really smart people" have been trying to use. Sugar Ray Nagin is always "moving forward." Can somebody tell me which direction that is?

2. "What you're seeing is that . . ." This formulation is used a lot by Rush Limbaugh and people on Fox News. What they really mean to say is "What I'm seeing is that . . .." I object strongly to someone else telling me what I'm seeing. Let me see it, and then I'll explain what I see. Then you can tell me if you agree with my perception. That's called a real dialogue. "What you're seeing" ends dialogue from the outset. Sugar Ray Nagin often tells us what we're seeing.

3. "The other piece of it is . . ." Lately, I've run into allegedly smart people who use "piece" to describe abstract things. "One part of the plan is this; the other piece is . . .." That really bothers me. "Piece" is a concrete word. Please don't use "piece" to describe what should be described as "aspect" or "idea" or "thought." I haven't heard Sugar Ray use "piece" in this way, but I'll bet he has in meetings.

4. "Freedom . . ." This is a blanket to cover up or wrap in a warm fuzzy all sorts of rotten behavior. You can do anything at all if you say it's in the name of freedom. "Freedom"'s just another word for . . . you are morally and intellectually bankrupt. Sugar Ray uses "freedom" to disguise his total gutlessness about telling people, "No, you can't rebuild a slab house there. You should raise your house or rebuild in another part of town." His way of saying this is, "I trust citizens to make intelligent choices." Abdication.

5. "The Saints are going to win 3 to 5 games in 2006." I think this is self-evidently absurd. The perpetrators of this particular bit of silliness know who they are.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

TERROR ALERT Heathrow tells airlines to cut flights or be banned report

This
Is what victory in the 'GWOT' looks like. Over time, is this victory just a matter of losing more slowly

Baumy Honored with the Wheeler Medal by SAME - The Society of American Military Engineers


Unsurpassed, indeed.


UPDATE from the T-P, via Mr. Clio:

How come this guy gets an award, when so many things that were under his charge aren't even started yet?

As usual, Mr. Mel is on the case.

This guy is leaving because of his family....

....like O.J. is out there searching for the 'real killers'. Finally, a head rolls. OK, Mission Accomplished.

Stats to ponder

The new Brookings report is out. The conclusion is that the economy is basically limping along.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Gubmint and Grunt Work

I see two recent essays working important ground in intriguingly different ways.

First, Mr. Melpomene wrote brilliantly last week about the hysterical (and not at all funny) goings-on around the planning process(es) in town. You know, everyone in a tizzy about new urbanism and urban newism, meetings about meetings, my meeting is better than yours, etc. Here's a sample from Mr. Mel:

Out of town experts who feel that the current urban landscape insufficiently grinds the faces of
certain New Orleanians into certain 'uncomfortable truths' probably have an ivory tower with a flood free first floor, and certainly have never chosen to passionately devote most of their lives living in a compact, high crime, high poverty city surrounded by water. When was urban planning annointed the preferred weapon to combat bigotry?


Yes, the community has billions of dollars in basic infrastructure repairs that need to occur -- but the majority of that is the work of serious engineers and cost analysts, not a zoned out PTSD stricken middle class.
Pointed and truthful stuff, that.

And then there was Chris Rose's article yesterday. (His act over the previous few weeks had been wearing on me. The thread he did on how tough it is to live here and how great the East Coast is wasn't totally off, but he hammered the point way too hard, with no way out.)

Rose's essay yesterday implied a way out (and also had enough self-parody to make Rose more bearable). Here are two snips:

If we only had the power to devise our own building codes, put the clamp on the gang-bangers and fix the schools, then we'd be all good. But some chores take more than a hedge clipper and some free time on a free Saturday morning. . . .

The citizen soldiers march through New Orleans and St. Bernard and Plaquemines with rakes, shovels and outwardly cheery demeanors, fighting the glorious battle, putting Humpty Dumpty back together again -- since all the king's horses and all the king's men seem preoccupied with something else these days and I wish I knew what that something else was.


Mr. Melpomene and Mr. Rose both point to a basic problem. The way out of a good bit of this mess is for government to do the basics, hitting the base of the hierarchy of needs: public safety and basic order. And no level of government is doing that. If it's unsafe to rebuild a slab house somewhere, MANDATE THAT IT NOT BE BUILT THERE. Don't grandfather things in, or set deadlines such that if one person on a block meets the deadline, she gets to leave her house on the slab, while a neighbor who missed the deadline has to raise or raze.

The President, the ACOE, Sugar Ray, Maw Maw Blanco and FEMA should be devising world-class levees, cutting the grass, running streetcars, policing and then prosecuting bad guys, fixing water lines, running electric lines, setting up high-tech infrastructure. The basics. Not sexy.

The levee failure has made me into a Hobbesian on government. Don't talk to me about grand visions of beauty and unity coming out of government. Me and my artist friends, and the Black and Gold Bike Patrol, and my church parish will take care of beauty and unity. You in government? All you need to do is prevent my life from being "solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short." And the way you do that is by fixing the streets, making existing public spaces look reasonably acceptable, and so on.

Sugar Ray and his peeps all want to show us how much Smarter Than We They Are. We don't want that (and we know it's not true anyway).

My place of employment has the same problem. Too many overpaid people are intent on showing everyone how brilliant they are as they "move forward." Unfortunately, they're neglecting to do the basics along the way and alienating the people the people who know how to do the basics.

This an epidemic in American society right now. The authors of the Iraqi Invasion and Civil War are much Smarter Than We Are too. Just ask them. (Ask the generals who have been made to feel dumb too.)

No more vision and voices from God and moving forward. Cut the damn grass, Sugar Ray. Show you can build better levees than the Dutch, ACOE.

By the way, I will be joining Mr. Rose and other parents this morning at our kids' school to do things that all the king's men should have done already.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Harry Shearer is a Pit Bull on this Issue, and He's OUR Pit Bull

Mr. Shearer is an honored resident of our city because of takes like this:

Thursday's NYT carried a Susan Saulny story about John McCusker, the TP photographer so depressed he tried to commit "suicide by cop" in New Orleans earlier this week. Here's what she writes: "Then, for months, he lived the misery he had been photographing, having lost his possessions, his family’s home and his entire neighborhood to the hurricane."

I'll bet not. I'll bet there was no wind damage to his possessions, home or neighborhood. I'll bet serious (Scottish) money that he lost all those things to the floods, which occurred when US Government-built flood-control structures failed catastrophically. Please, Susan, if you have to do some fact-checking, read "The Storm" by Ivor van Heerden before you err again. It's almost been a year now, more than enough time to GET IT RIGHT.


Let's join him in making clear what devastated our portion of the Gulf Coast region.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Life Tosses a Curve

So my paying-job-and-family-filled schedule offered me an unexpected opportunity to frequent an excellent local establishment for about 20 minutes this evening.

As I enjoyed a beverage on my own, I saw a certain recent candidate for public office in the uncrowded saloon.

Based on my readings of this gentleman's campaign material (see the link above), I expected to see a whacked-out, medicated looking dude.

Instead, I saw a well-groomed man sitting at the bar, talking on his cell phone. I don't think he was drinking an alcoholic beverage. He looked, well, normal.

Not the kind of guy I expected to be the source of "an intimate relationship was established."

I must admit: I didn't approach him for a conversation.

P. S. Don't judge this guy. Pray for him and his family. His work has been a blessing for all of us. His reward? Getting hosed by insurance companies and the gubmint. Also, pray for the health of the cop who got hurt.

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Get one for Kimberly Williamson Butler...

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More Planning Negativity

Library Chronicles

Library Chronicles -- great post on the population story.

You People Had Better Be Ready

Schroeder wants people to get ready. I'm ready. Are you ready to read him going on and on and on about Sugar Ray?

You should read it. It's worth every "on and on" . . . . and then some.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Interesting Article

This piece in CityBusiness gets back to aviation as a source of recovery. In thinking about how to grow the economic base, one thing that is certain is that big investments ($100 million or more) are very unlikely unless they are inherently floodproof. That means no sprawling automotive plant or warehouse facility in NOBID.

With aviation, however, like the port, the assets are mobile. So, if we need to increase the capital base of the local economy by $2-6 billion to greatly improve employment prospects, we might find that a lot of $30 million airliners, and $30 million movies are lower hanging fruit than a $2 Billion plant or three.

With that said, buying a bankrupt airline with the state's credit rating is probably a longshot. As noted in a prior post, the finances of the State are counter cyclical with the airline industry. Helping them locate in LA is probably a better mix of complementary strengths and weaknessess. Buying them, that's another story.

From Todays NYT

'Worst of all, by planning ad hoc, the city is forfeiting a chance to consider how infrastructure could be used to bind commuities -- rich and poor, black and white -- into a collective whole. It allows residents to retreat back into their old ways and ignore uncomfortable social truths'

This statement is more appropriate to descibing Houston, Atlanta or Dallas than a 300 year old city whose predominent architecture is a reflection of its climate and whose streets and neighborhoods were laid out primarily before the Interstate Highways System.

All of this yuppie utopian elitist blather about urban planning is a distraction from the bigger issues -- everyone now knows where the high ground in the city, just look for the waterline.

Why is the recovery dialogue only about infrastructure? Is it because the predominent view of the problem is only flooded homes? What about the lost jobs and businesses? What about the education system? Where are the education experts? Where are the economists? Why aren't they flying in to run 'charettes' about tax policies, or the benefits of making, say, a second language education mandatory in a city dependent upon tourism?

Out of town experts who feel that the current urban landscape insufficiently grinds the faces of certain New Orleanians into certain 'uncomfortable truths' probably have an ivory tower with a flood free first floor, and certainly have never chosen to passionately devote most of their lives living in a compact, high crime, high poverty city surrounded by water. When was urban planning annointed the preferred weapon to combat bigotry?

Yes, the community has billions of dollars in basic infrastructure repairs that need to occur -- but the majority of that is the work of serious engineers and cost analysts, not a zoned out PTSD stricken middle class.

Streets, sewers, water mains, a new electric system are obvious candidates for repair. Repair money is supposed to already be in the 10 Billion that is allocated to Baton Rouge by law 109-234. There most certainly will be the 'Mother of all Bond Issues' next year or in 2008 for further chances for voters to select from a menu of spending priorities. That would be real democracy in action, not the Donahue-esque blather from the current process.

This is absurd.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Greg Meffert Just Got Owned

As other bloggers have pointed out, Meffert (whom I used to be impressed with) is maybe not as impressive as I thought.

And, in the end, he got owned. (Fun website in that link. Fill in your favorite name and do it. In comments, if you feel like it, let me know who you put in. In the past, I've put the Saints defense, the Houston Texans, my brother, and various people I've encountered.)

New Orleans Blogosphere, take note...

http://www.blogherald.com/2006/08/04/team-new-orleans-announced/

What do you think?

Saturday, August 05, 2006

We Can't Have the Real Thing . . .

but at least we can see the movie.

Maybe the film will inspire somebody to kick a little booty and get this place movin'.

By the way, THANKS CUBA.

We Are Not Okay (Trivial Version)

I ordered a book from Amazon today. When my order confirmation page popped up, it contained this statement:
Estimated ship date for this item: August 9, 2006
Your order is being sent to an area recently affected by Hurricane Katrina. We estimate that delivery of your shipment may be delayed up to 10 days or more. Click here for more information.
There are a couple of problems here.

1. Yes, we Orleanians were affected by Hurricane Katrina. However, we were devastated by the human-negligence-created levee breaks. I wish Amazon and other vendors would include THAT in their statements.

2. It's almost a year since the levee breaks and rescue failures, and we are still encountering these kinds of small but significant reminders that we're not a full part of Western-style civilization.

I ain't whining. I don't care if that book takes three weeks to get here.

I just want people elsewhere to know that things they don't even think about or notice are really big deals here.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

THANKS HOUSTON


Apparently our latest suspect in the quadruple murders shares not just the fashion sense of wearing a wifebeater, but also want to advertise his affinity with the Astros. Nice duds.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Katrina Kabuki

"The victor belongs to the spoils" -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

For several months, this blog has cynically attempted to rebut the notion that the lack of a planning process envisioned by the New York Times and other commentators is not an impediment blocking individual action. Not all planning is at the neighborhood level, but to hear it resonate in the media you would think that residents must participate in the Neighborhood Planning Process (NPP) because the LRA wants it.

The answer, dear readers, is that the NPP is legally nothing but a Kabuki. It was a throw-away paragraph or two intended to placate those inside the Beltway and the Fourth Estate who felt that without professional help, Louisianians would make this happen again.

Behold... the Law and the Plan. Notice that the Feds sent the money to the State with few strings attached. Louisiana and HUD had to negotiate the mechanism, and in its length, it describes a mechanism to compensate uninsured economic home losses in the affected areas, but deep in the bowels has this gem...

"The parish level planning process will result in the development of initial parish recovery plans, which will be used to set funding priorities for the recovery effort. The final plans will include a community baseline, a needs assessment, a recovery strategy including principles, vision, goals, a set of high value recovery projects and a strategic recovery timeline. The final section will describe opportunities for the integration of the local plan with regional and statewide plans. The section will also include an inventory of local resources, government structures and describe the level of technical expertise needed to implement the plan. Emphasis in the planning process is on developing plans that are based on sound land use practices and plans that remain cognizant of the hazards of rebuilding in areas made more risky by new flood guidelines."

Does the LRA have the power to veto any plan? Is there a budget figure to build each priority list around? Is there a morotorium to stop re-development that occurs between now and the end of next year when the plans are put together into the SUPERPLAN? No, No, No.

So, to summarize, Washington wouldn't approve a plan to compensate individual property owners without a language that describes a process for requiring the community to draft a plan for spending the recovery funds. This is an bizarre conceit to say that good local planning this time will prevent another levee breach/flood/economic collapse. It's like having to take defensive driving after an accident that was the other guy's fault just to keep your insurance company happy.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in area code 202, another branch of of the Feds, FEMA, re-certified base flood elevations in New Orleans at basically the prior levels. They did so, because, right there in 202, the ACOE, says it is building sufficient levees [or will have, upon scheduled completion] to prevent the thing that caused this in the first place. Confused, yet?

Don't let a little ambiguity hobble your mind. The agenda in Washington is to ensure that there is some planning along with the billions being spent. But, as befits an administration headed by the World's Most Powerful C Student, the plan, apparently has no quality component. It has no review component. In short, it is a take home final due after graduation. They sent the money to Baton Rouge with some assurances that we'd think about how it would be spent.

It arrived in Baton Rouge and found a flock of Architects/Planners with a slightly different agenda. The LRA is infiltrated with certain proponents of 'new urbanism' who would prefer to design Starbuck friendly shopping centers rather than an economy where the next SBUX could be founded. And, from their point of view, it makes sense. Developments such as Seaside have been extraordinarily profitable based entirely upon the novelty of the urban design. But we are talking about an urban renewal of a place that can't just become a millionaire's playground.

But the NPP is not the only planning that needs to take place. Shame on the architects/consultants for confusing people further. Shame on them for making participation appear to be a mandatory function of the Road Home.

Further, to watch the video... Well, have you ever watched an American tourist overseas try to communicate in a foreign language simply by speaking English ever more loudly and slowly... urban planning is so complicated it can only be shared with the public by specially re-trained kindergarten teachers and former nursing home aerobics instructors.

This is absurd.

What are these people talking about???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_744ruNzyg&mode=related&search=

Some video of the Neighborhood Planning Process (hereinafter referred to as 'NPP') seems to suggest that the most important issue facing the city's land use planning requires hours of urban planning experts to speak at length about meetings and meetings about meetings. Heaven forbid that a term of art be used, like 'dwelling units per acre' or 'floor to area ratio'. How about 'minimum lot lines' or 'mandatory setbacks'.

The purpose of having meetings facilitated is to mediate differences. These tapes show facilitators without conflict. With all of this psychobabble of 'inclusiveness' who is the enemy?Are we going to negotiate with flooded houses like some sort of family intervention?

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006