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1/18/2006

Lamest CYA Job Ever

Filed under: Politics,Society — Dangerous Dan @ 1:39 am

Ray Nagin has caught some heat for saying at an MLK rally yesterday that New Orleans will be rebuilt as a “chocolate” city… 'cause God wants it that way. He also channeled Pat Robertson in saying that God was punishing New Orleans for America's sins, specifically for "being in Iraq under false pretenses," and also for the sins of violence in black communities:

Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country. Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We're not taking care of ourselves.

I don't care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day. This city will be a majority African-American city. It's the way God wants it to be.

While there’s plenty of crazy talk you could focus on, it's the chocolate part that is getting all the attention since he's not being very unifying by declaring N.O. will be black and not white. In response, he gave the lamest defense of himself possible:

How do you make chocolate? You take dark chocolate, you mix it with white milk, and it becomes a delicious drink. That is the chocolate I am talking about. New Orleans was a chocolate city before Katrina. It is going to be a chocolate city after. How is that divisive? It is white and black working together, coming together and making something special.

That's one of the stupidest things I've ever heard and I really don't know who he thinks is buying that line of absurd B.S.

It’s sad to see the state of black or civil rights oratory today. MLK gave his great I Have a Dream speech among others. Now we have twits like Nagin talking about chocolate cities or race-shysters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson who think a good speech only need have lots of rhyming while spoken in a preaching style.

1 Comment »

  1. I’m with you. Ray Nagin is one of the worst current US mayors, based on his performance (or lack thereof) from Katrina onward.

    It seems like all he wants to do is place blame on other people and spew whatever the first thought in his mind is without ever thinking.

    Ugh.

    Comment by pamela — 1/18/2006 @ 2:06 pm

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