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New Orleans Gets A New Mayor (finally!)  
User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Goodbye Nagin...don't let the door knock you on the way out!

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...tional/main6182235.shtml?tag=stack

Landrieu was easily the most qualified out of all of the candidates.

Could this mean better times lie ahead for the Crescent City?

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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Pardon my ignorance. Im not up to date on NOLA politics, but does Mitch Landrieu have any connection to Mary "I will buy my way into Healthcare along with Bill Nelson" Landrieu?

BTW good to see Montell Williams...err sorry Ray Nagin out of there.

[Edited 2010-02-07 06:46:41]

User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 1):
Pardon my ignorance. Im not up to date on NOLA politics, but does Mitch Landrieu have any connection to Mary "I will buy my way into Healthcare along with Bill Nelson" Landrieu?

He's her brother. I'm not a big fan of Mary, but he's been a pretty good Lt.Gov...so I'm hopeful that, at the very least, he'll be a lot better than our last joke of a mayor.


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 2):

He's her brother. I'm not a big fan of Mary, but he's been a pretty good Lt.Gov...so I'm hopeful that, at the very least, he'll be a lot better than our last joke of a mayor.

I trust you if you say so. Im not going to be an armchair CEO and pretend I know whats going on down there so the best of luck to you. Good luck, we can only wish for such a historic event here in Chicago. Unfortunately, our corruption and general idiocy can probably only be matched by Hip Hop Kwame in Detroit.


User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 3):
Unfortunately, our corruption and general idiocy can probably only be matched by Hip Hop Kwame in Detroit.

Chi-town is a great city so I hope at some point things start to improve on that front. You know I'm used to corruption living in Louisiana and previously Rhode Island for a few years. Too bad it's easier to find the corrupt areas than the non corrupt areas it seems nowadays.


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2798 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

I'm not sure why I remember this, but wasn't Nagin the one that said New Orleans is a chocolate city? Or something like that. Useless trivia.... makes up 90% of my memory.

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

You mean this:



The guy is a piece of work, at best.


User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

Quoting Elite (Reply 5):
I'm not sure why I remember this, but wasn't Nagin the one that said New Orleans is a chocolate city?

Yeah, he made an (in)famous speech after Katrina in which he stated that "New Orleans will be chocolate again", since the city, which was mostly african-american before Katrina was seeing more of a mixed demographic after the storm. He later said that he meant it to mean a mix of people of all colors, but the damage was done. The dude went crazy after Katrina. Before the storm I really liked the guy...but he's been the laughing stock of the city over the past few years. I'm not lying when I say that no one is sad to see him go.


User currently offlinehomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2244 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1657 times:

Quoting Elite (Reply 5):
wasn't Nagin the one that said New Orleans is a chocolate city?

So with the new mayor...New Orleans is now a "White Chocolate City"?



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4022 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1638 times:

What about Brad Pitt? When I was down in N.O. in August I saw t-shirts and stickers with "Brad Pitt for Mayor" everywhere. I understand it was only a joke but I am sure even he would be able to do a better job than Nagin.

New Orleans is an absolutely awesome place, by the way - I hope it finally gets a Mayor that can reduce corruption and put the city back on track. Maybe he can start with that corrupt deal his sister struck in the Senate.   



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User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1636 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 9):
What about Brad Pitt? When I was down in N.O. in August I saw t-shirts and stickers with "Brad Pitt for Mayor" everywhere. I understand it was only a joke but I am sure even he would be able to do a better job than Nagin.

Even though Pitt has a home in New Orleans, the city charter states that you have to live in the city for at least five years before running for office. So, Pitt was out before he could even get in, since the home is relatively new....less than three years. It was started as a joke by a professor from Tulane University, but it turned into a grass roots campaign that a lot of citizens got behind. Pitt said on the NBC Today show that he was "running on the gay marriage, no religion, legalization and taxation of marijuana platform. I don't have a chance."


User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 10):
Pitt

He also seems to be running on JA for a second term as well! LOL Doubt she would be much of a NO girl.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26487 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):

Could this mean better times lie ahead for the Crescent City?

I think so. Mitch has a good head on his shoulders.

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):

Landrieu was easily the most qualified out of all of the candidates.

He also tried the hardest. He was Nagin's closest challenger the last time.

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 2):
He's her brother. I'm not a big fan of Mary

He and Mary are very different people politically.

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 2):
he'll be a lot better than our last joke of a mayor.

Ray was an excellent mayor right up until he got a couple screws knocked loose while he was holed up in the Hyatt during Katrina. Something snapped in him I think.

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 10):
So, Pitt was out before he could even get in, since the home is relatively new....less than three years.

No way it has been less than 3 years, and the house itself is certainly much older. I believe Brad and Angie have been in town for about 4 years at this point.

Quoting DXing (Reply 11):
Doubt she would be much of a NO girl.

She would enjoy doing yoga outside in that humidity.



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User currently offlineSASD209 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Oct 2007, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

The press here has provided a mixed view of Mayor Nagin and his tenure, generally unfarovably post-Katrina. I wish the new Mayor and the people of New Orleans the best of luck.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39880 posts, RR: 74
Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 1):
BTW good to see Montell Williams...err sorry Ray Nagin out of there.
Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 3):
we can only wish for such a historic event here in Chicago.

You are aware that he was term-limited right?
It's not like he was voted out of office or anything.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 12):
Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 2):
He's her brother. I'm not a big fan of Mary

He and Mary are very different people politically.

Mary Landrieu is the best you can get out of the state of Louisiana.

Quoting SASD209 (Reply 13):
I wish the new Mayor and the people of New Orleans the best of luck.

  

....and congratulations to the New Orleans Saints and giving the Indianapolis Colts the a$$whipping they deserved!     



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 14):
You are aware that he was term-limited right?
It's not like he was voted out of office or anything.

No im not aware, I said before I dont follow NOLA politics on a daily basis. But didnt he win last time with a tiny margin if I remember correctly? And since hes been doing a piss poor job from what I am reading and hearing I imagine he would be defeated if he ran, am I correct on that assumption or no?


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39880 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 15):
And since hes been doing a piss poor job from what I am reading and hearing I imagine he would be defeated if he ran, am I correct on that assumption or no?

Who knows?
He can claim that he was mayor of New Orleans when the Saints won their first Super Bowl.  



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
He can claim that he was mayor of New Orleans when the Saints won their first Super Bowl.

Bragging rights for sure; but that's only for the short term. 

Those of you that remember Pep/ANCFlyer; he probably would've posted something like this (in reference to former-Mayor Nagin).

Bye Bye, Mayor   



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