Recently went to the Saltwater Grill and had the Cochon de Lait Po-Boy. It was served cold and not appetizing at all. The bread was not good bread for a po-boy. Will never waste my time there again.
There was also a POW camp at Camp Plauche in Jefferson Parish on the west side of the Huey P.Long bridge. About 3 strands of barbed wire. We lived next to it on St. George St. My father had a pig that he was fattening up and which got out twice into the POW camp. The POWs, who were what was left of Hitler's Africa Corps and were teen agers, helped us catch the pig and take him back. Don't recall seeing guards until one day I leaned out from my bedroom window and blew my mother's police whistle (she was a teacher). Lots of commotion but nothing came of it.
As a Republican or sometimes Independent, but NOT a Democrat, I used to not like James Carville at all. However, he has become a voice for New Orleans and Louisiana with a different perspective than our important and valuable "other" voice, Billy Nungesser. I now sincerely appreciate his outspokenness and his love for NO and Louisiana. From now on, whatever else I think about Mr. Carville will no longer be dislike, but disagreement. I have to respect him for speaking out as he does and having the ability to prioritize his loyalties.
Unfortunately, the Mahalia Jackson Theater is a big disappointment for me. I have been a subscriber to the LPO for the last several years, but will not renew my subscription because of the venue. 1.) Handicap parking is inadequate in numbers although there is much space on that side of the building for such parking. However, the unmarked handicap spaces are reserved for "special patrons" or some sort. The alternative is to park in the far away spaces, which is not an alternative unless you are in a motorized chair. To get one of the coveted spaces, you must arrive about an hour before performance time, also not an option in the cold of winter or heat of mid summer. 2.) When leaving the parking lot at the end of a performance, the NOPD routes EVERYONE toward N. Claiborne instead of letting any flow back to the CBD via Orleans and Basin Sts. 3.) The restroom were apparently designed by someone in renal shutdown or a friend of Ray Nagin. It is absurd that there is only one door which serves as both entry and exit from each rest room. Many venues have separate doors so that entry and exit can be expedited without jostling and changing position in line. In addition, for a 2500 seat (I think) venue, to have only the limited number of toilets/urinals in the few restrooms where are available (one on the main floor for men, two for women also with limited facilities) is ludicrous when considering that most go to the restroom during intermission of whatever performance they are attending. 4.) The upper balcony is an accident/law suit waiting to happen. The stairs are very steep and without any handrail. One must bend over and hold on the the seat back of aisle seats if they need to steady themselves, as many older people do. Thanks but no thanks on attending any performances, no matter how great the artist or group, at the MJT.
As a physician (retired - I would not practice in today's climate), I think we do need health care reform. but not what is being foisted upon us by our completely incompetent and power hungry president and Congress. The things which need to be reformed are: 1.) Tort reform - most members of Congress and our president are lawyers. 2.) Allow intrastate competition between insurance companies and stop the cherry picking of states. 3.) Prohibit previous condition disqualification. 4.) Allow larger pools of insureds to be developed by combining companies' pools, individuals, etc. 5.) Regulate insurance companies' profits much like utilities rather than allowing unrestricted profits which are then taxed, and ultimately paid for by the insureds.
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