Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Standing up to The Man in New Orleans

It seems that some otherwise peaceable citizens don't appreciate the attempts of their Servants and Protectors to evict them from their homes. Here's what one New Orleans resident had to say about to CNN.

ASHTON O'DWYER, NEW ORLEANS HOLDOUT: Have you has your neighborhood ever been invaded by state troopers from another state? Sent here by God knows whom?

SIMON: Many of the people continuing to stay in New Orleans were told time was running out. Ashton O'Dwyer is an attorney but says he'll defy any order requiring him to evacuate.

O'DWYER: I will leave when I am dead. OK. Let them be warned. They come to my house, they try to evict me, they try to take my guns, there will be gunfire.

SIMON: With his house intact and with plenty of food and water, O'Dwyer cannot understand why folks like him are being forced to leave.

O'DWYER: Treat me with benign neglect. Get out of my neighborhood, get out of my life, get out of my [ bleep ] city.

You tell 'em, O'Dwyer.

And now an update-- The Drudge Report reports:

An upbeat New Orleans mayor announced Tuesday eve that he hoped to reopen 4 neighborhoods, including the city's central business district and the French Quarter, to residents and business owners by the end of the week... Developing...

Could the Mayor be surrendering and declaring victory?

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Anonymous Susan in St. Paul said...

Just being a good politican?

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:58:00 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

"Just being a politician"? That's probably it. But he's the stupid git who forgot to use all those school buses to evacuate those who wanted to leave before the storm hit, and he's the stupid git that ordered the distinctly fascist post-flood forceable mandatory evacuation of non-flooded areas of people who didn't want to leave. He's the one who told all the borrowed cops to confiscate firearms legally possessed by law-abiding citizens so that it would be easier to forceably evict them from their homes "for their own protection." He's the one responsible for those California Highway Partol tackling an old woman in her own home because she had a gun (in her own home that she wasn't threatening anyone with). In short, IMO, I agree. He was just being a "politician." And he deserves to be shot for it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

Geez. That last comment was a bit intemperate. That guy obviously needs a drink.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Susan in St. Paul said...

LOL! I'll bet that guy already has a drink ;-)

Not a very bright politician, but he seems to know which way the wind is blowing for the moment and is turning accordingly.

Shooting might be a little too good for him though.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I like your moon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:47:00 PM  
Blogger Jack said...


You will no doubt be amazed to hear that three weeks ago when Wang was having a hell of a time getting his work done, he went wild turkey... er.. cold turkey. No booze in three weeks execpt two or three bottles of wine last Thursday and Friday at a couple Al Stewart concerts.

Didn't do a damn bit of good. It is at the same time a relief and exactly the opposite of a relief.

Wang has cracked the seal on a bottle of Rebel Yell tonight. (Mmmmm.... Bourbon....)

Didn't do a damn bit of good. Oh well, c'est la vie.


You can't have it. It's mine. You already have all the other good blog stuff.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Susan in St. Paul said...

Wang- I am not amazed, that is what I was afraid of ;-( but maybe we should take this conversation private?

still a bit sore about that.

Laurie-Please leave his moon alone ;-)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:28:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Susan - I promise to not touch his blog moon. However, I won't make any promises or disclaimers with regards to any of Wang's other moons.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Susan in St. Paul said...

Wang-I realize you may not consider beer as booze,but for the purposes of your experiment it would count.
I seem to remember some beers at a certain birthday party during those 3 weeks, and there is even evidence ;-)

Lauire-as long as you share and get pictures,

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Susan in St. Paul said...

Laurie- sorry I am still not awake yet and dislexic

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Susan – I’ll try to get a picture for posterior’s…I mean…posterity’s sake.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Sophmom said...

Hmmm.... the comments are at least as interesting as the post! LOL.

O'Dwyer had a long article written about him in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week (or perhaps late last week?). He lives just off St. Charles close to Audubon Park and his house was fine. He could come and go by helicopter using the park as a landing zone. He was scooping clean water from his next door neighbor's pool to flush the toilets and had plenty of food and bottled water, as well as a generator. It's pretty clear that he does not want to leave and does not understand why he should.

As for moons and posteriors and such things, I cannot say, nor will I try.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:44:00 PM  

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