One of our favorite NOLA bloggers, Clifton Harris, asks the following (and I apologize for quoting so much from him, but it's hard to cut any of this):
While most of you obsess and argue over what happens to government emails and start recall petitions for every elected official, does anyone realize that someone (or some company) has been dumping waste into the citys sewer system? I dont know if you need me to inform you of the fact that plagues and disease knows no color.
I realize the waste was pumped into the Lower Ninth Ward and that automatically makes the majority of the citizens here less concerned. The first question I pose is how do we know this is the first attempt to set up Sidney Torres. Whoever is trying to set him up must be really pissed because he managed to dump waste in City Park and St. Bernard Parish too but finally got around to bringing a camera this time.
The second question I have is if Mr. Torres knows hes being set up with such venom that someone would be willing to pump waste into the ground, what in the hell were the trucks doing with waste in them overnight anyway? Is this some common practice? ... Havent the people in my hood suffered enough without worrying about catching Hepatitis?
How about if I say Ray Nagin is the one that drove the truck with Veronica White riding shotgun? Ill make it even better and add that Stacy Head was the one working the camera and when she got home she emailed the clip to Tracie Washington. Are you pissed off enough now?
Cliff's right, of course; if someone, anyone, was pumping hundreds of gallons of liquid crap into the ground around Audubon Place, it would be getting a lot more attention. Talk to Cliff about it. And if you're not reading Cliff's Crib every day, you should be.