Oh yeah... that Liberty Place statue.... they should just dump that one on the rip rap of the river batture! And the one of Jeff Davis... they should just ship that one over to Biloxi! Piece of cake. Biloxi will be glad to have it.
I applaud the city for moving forward on this. The statues of Lee & Beauregard have historical and artistic merit, and should be relocated in other places of honor. But this is an an opportunity for the city to update its "brand." We should be creative, and have a sense of humor too! The city should consider commissioning a variety of new statues. Everyone wants to honor Allen Toussaint, with a statue set in a place of honor. Personally, I'd favor relocating the statue of Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square, with one of Toussaint! As for Lee Circle, I've been proposing for some time now that the statue of Lee should be replaced with one of New Orleanian Homer Plessy, the namesake of the landmark Plessy v Ferguson decision of the Supreme Court. which while unsuccessful, nonetheless should be regarded as the first legal action of the modern civil rights movement, And I have another suggestion. That statue of Andrew Jackson, that i suggested be replaced by Allen Toussaint.... You take Jack, and Beauregard, and just push them back a pace on Lelong Drive, and in front of them, you put a statue of legendary Cajun race jockey, Eddie Delahoussaye, on top a fine throroughbred steed, pointed at the starting gates of the New Orleans Fairgrounds. Then you've got your triumvarate of noble horsemen... Delahoussaye, Beauregard, and Jackson, all lined up in front of the N.O. Museum of Art! Come on New Orleans. Get creative! Have some fun with it! Make some lemonade out of that lemon. And while you're at it, but some limoncello in that thing.
I say, call them the New Orleans VOODOO! Next to Jazz & Food (the New Orleans Gumbo?), Voodoo is one of the signature associations of New Orleans in popular culture. I know, some religious minded folks might have an issue with this. But just how many "Devil" teams are there in professional & college sports? Blue Devils, Red Devils, Demon Deacons? In the NBA alone, we already have the Orlando Magic, yes? And does anyone doubt that the Miami Heat made a pact with the devil last year? Or that if they lose the playoffs again this year, they'll be burning in the flames of Hell? As a brand, the New Orleans Voodoo can put a hex on their rivals, and cast a spell on the public imagination. A mascot is ready-made. Papa Legba with a basketball! Then again, henceforth, we could all discuss the business of the team, and it's impact on the region under the heading.... VOODOO ECONOMICS.
The New Orleans Cops. Now that's BAD. And Scary too.
Hate New Orleans??? What B.S.! The only people who hate New Orleans are conservative evangelicals like Jerry Falwell, and politicians who toady up to them. And even they would really like to come down here & be fallen sinners for spell, if only they could get away with it in private, which most of them can't. Then, maybe there's Atlanta Falcons fans.... But who cares, really. Most of them love New Orleans too. Just hate to get beat by the Saints, and it must be said, the record there probably is about 50/50, so how bad can that be? Hate N.O.?? Naw.... Go have yourself a beer....
I'm a New Orleans native AND a long time resident of New England.
I'm a Saints fan AND a Patriots fan.
Both the so called "Spygate" episode & this Non-Mutiny on the Bounty episode are equally sad & tawdry. The bounty business is sadder & tawdrier in my opinion. I don't think any Saints fan can BUT be sad about it. 'Nuff said in my opinion.
Couldn't have said it better... Couldn't agree more....
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