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Re: “Hey Blake, I heard that Metairie was swampland prior to the 1950s or so. Who drained it and made it habitable?

"There are 3,240 acres in Metairie, stretching from New Orleans to Kenner."

How are you defining Metairie? That seems way too small.

Posted by bayoustjohndavid on 10/02/2012 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Nungesser, Vitter plan Election Eve state blitz

"to my knowledge, he hasn't endorsed anything more controversial than NyQuil"

Brees implicitly endorses Ellen DeGeneres' decision to come out of the closet when he cites her as an example of overcoming adversity. You think Nungesser might take from inspiration from that?

Posted by bayoustjohndavid on 10/18/2011 at 6:47 PM

Re: “James Carville: If I Could, I Would

"New Orleans' post-Katrina experiment with public school reform has produced outstanding results. More than half of public school students now attend charter schools. The district performance score for all New Orleans schools, which is a measure of test scores as well as performance measures, rose from 56.9 pre-Katrina to 66.4 last year, at a time when the statewide average remained virtually unchanged."

Jury's still out on that.

"And to the Nagin Administration's credit, the city has a bond rating that is investment-grade, giving the next mayor access to tens of millions of dollars to improve our streets and build public facilities."

We'll see:

"N.O. faces possible $43 million budget shortfall in 2010"
Times Picayune Aug. 19, 2009

Posted by bayoustjohndavid on 09/29/2009 at 9:46 AM

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