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Re: “Faceoff in the 2nd Congressional District: Richmond vs. Cao

Frankly, I simply do not trust Richmond. And I was offended by the mailer he sent out before the primary--a mailer obviously targeting women voters. Before the primary, I was unable to learn anything about his position on key issues from his web site, and his mailer was nothing more than a "pretty-boy has lots of women behind him" gloss-piece. No substance before the primary tells me what assumptions he's making.

Cao, on the other hand, is probably one of the more independent people in office, and I can at least trust that he uses all his faculties and is in no one's pocket, owes no favors, has no debt-baggage in Baton Rouge--rigorous thinking, conscience, what others say, that Jesuit training of the mind serves him well. Regardless of his party, he's got my vote again.

Posted by Frankly, I simply do not trust Richmond. And I was (ferngrrl) on 09/08/2010 at 9:57 AM

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Re: “House committee strikes down bill banning discrimination of gay state workers

Don't tell any of the potential transplants, who might be planning to move to NOLA and contribute to our culture and economy, what a backward place LA is.

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Posted by ferngrrl on 05/01/2013 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Review: Serendipity

I love everything I find at Serendipity and have been delighted each time I've been. Friends love it, too. Chef Chris is a treasure!

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Posted by ferngrrl on 01/21/2013 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Public Transit Tuesdays: Leonidas

Yes, Pension Town. Railroad employees, especially, and others on pensions settled there.

As usual, we play with names, so one place usually has several names, most of them homophones/homonyms. We are a poetic people. :-)

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Posted by ferngrrl on 08/06/2012 at 8:40 AM

Re: “How do you feel about Tulane University's proposal to build a new football stadium and the City Council requesting a neighborhood impact study?

The stadium will not be used solely for Tulane sports. It will be rented out, too, to other events. Put it on the Lake. Too much development in our neighborhoods lower our property values and quality of life. If TU needs income, they should looks to improving academics, not emulating LSU's sports empire. Consider all the TU programs and professors that were made to disappear after Katrina, like the only English PhD program in the city and all their engineering (but for chemical engineering). That had big economic impact to the city, but it gets downplayed.

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Posted by ferngrrl on 05/14/2012 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Twistin' the News Away

It's little more than gossip about news. Just what New Orleanians need--more subjective personalized reactions to reality. Deeply disturbing. If you don't like local news, turn it off, but this gossip-shop is the worst thing to happen to NOLA journalism for a long time. No, it's *not* "New Orleans" at all. It's lazy, sloppy, and aimed at raising ratings in the cheapest, easiest way possible. Shame on them and shame on people who watch it.

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Posted by ferngrrl on 02/22/2012 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Cleaning For Guests

So much attention to the tourist spots--the French Quarter most of all.

Too many people ignore the fact that residents *throughout the city* have visitors and guests *year-round*. The entire city is a "tourist area" and should receive at least 75% of the attention that the Disneyfied Quarter (how many year-round local residents live there anyway anymore?) gets. Trash on all our streets and sidewalks and highways draw remarks from visitors and guests; ditto for people parking on lawns, next to fire hydrants, and at street corners.

Sadly, by focusing on the Quarter, we pretend that trashiness is okay everywhere else. We boast about our unique neighborhoods, but sometimes it seems as if that means only one: the Quarter (is it really a neighborhood anymore?).

It's about behavior and attitude more than anything else. I see kids and grown ups tossing trash on the sidewalks, out of cars, every day.

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Posted by ferngrrl on 12/06/2011 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Five places for Caribbean flavor

Not sure what type of conch is being served, but I hope it is NOT the Queen Conch, which is a protected species, and is being depleted.


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Posted by ferngrrl on 06/02/2011 at 9:23 AM

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