Friday, July 28, 2006

Nagin mooches credit for planning process

What "ball" are you referring to Ray Ray? The one that residents themselves brought to the game? I'm just asking, because I don't recall your involvement in this process at all. Showing up to associate yourself with a process after neighborhood groups took matters into their own hands without your leadership, guidance, or even your input, does not make you eligible for credit.

"They (the neighborhoods) have moved forward and taken the ball and run with it," said Nagin. "Now we have a unified planning process that's come in line with the LRA and the Greater New Orleans foundation, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation."

1) A scab or freeloader who comes to your house uninvited and overstays his welcome (for more than about 3 days) and proceeds to eat all your food, stink up your bathroom, take all your drugs and just generally leech all the blood from your body during their stay.

2) A sponge. A schnorrer. A person who shows up every evening at dinner time. A person who wants other people to pay his way.

3) Someone who wants something for free .. someone who takes and takes but doesn't give back.

P.S.: We're still wondering if you were thinking about finishing that 100-day plan, or if you were just going to throw in the towel for the next four years. Because if you're throwing in the towel, we'd be happy to redo the election and have Mitch be the mayor!

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At 7/28/2006 08:31:00 AM, Anonymous Maitri said...

Let him take credit for the UNOP process. It's as confused, clueless, undemocratic and exclusive as his old ba(l)d self.

At 7/28/2006 01:24:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

I know it's a mess, but I have to say, I really like Rockefeller being there in the background. Having said that, I wish Rockefeller were more in touch with neighborhoods (I don't think it is), instead of just the power players in the GNOF. My view is that a commitment to a democratic process will produce democratic results, even if the precise details of that process aren't known right now. And having said that, yeah, it still looks pretty scary right now.


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