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Posted: 2/19/2006 4:24:58 PM EDT
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060219/ap_on_re_us/louisiana_levees

To get Congressional approval they must reform their political patronage system. Shades of Huey Long.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:01:24 PM EDT

that's like the pot calling the kettle black isn't it ??
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:02:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cnatra:
that's like the pot calling the kettle black isn't it ??



I find that statement... ironic.

Must just be me.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:35:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cnatra:
that's like the pot calling the kettle black isn't it ??



Having grown up in Louisiana and spent way too many years there as an adult, I can definitely say that is not the case in this instance. All the oil and gas pumped from Louisiana could not keep Diogene's Lamp lit long enough to find an honest Louisiana politician.

Just like the extra gas tax for the Highway trust fund was to only goto building the highway system or that the lottery money was to be dedicated to higher education or just about anything else in Louisiana. Or the case I personally know about, is the $165,000 that BFI gave to EWE to get the hazardous waste deep well injection permit for their Willow Spring site. You stand a better chance with falling in love with a New Orleans prostitute and expect her to be faithful, than to expect fidelity from a Louisiana politician. That is just the way that it is.

wganz



Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:41:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:

Originally Posted By cnatra:
that's like the pot calling the kettle black isn't it ??



I find that statement... ironic.

Must just be me.



If you're a fan of irony (and pork) this will make you ecstatic. Pols blithely acknowledge pork but seem helpless to deal with their addictions. We should fire these guys and make them attend NA meetings and get some new blood and new rules....no add-on bills.

sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/19/EDG4PDP10E1.DTL
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:54:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wganz:

Originally Posted By cnatra:
that's like the pot calling the kettle black isn't it ??



Having grown up in Louisiana and spent way too many years there as an adult, I can definitely say that is not the case in this instance. All the oil and gas pumped from Louisiana could not keep Diogene's Lamp lit long enough to find an honest Louisiana politician.

Just like the extra gas tax for the Highway trust fund was to only goto building the highway system or that the lottery money was to be dedicated to higher education or just about anything else in Louisiana. Or the case I personally know about, is the $165,000 that BFI gave to EWE to get the hazardous waste deep well injection permit for their Willow Spring site. You stand a better chance with falling in love with a New Orleans prostitute and expect her to be faithful, than to expect fidelity from a Louisiana politician. That is just the way that it is.

wganz






Most people who have not lived in Louisiana for some time just don’t have any idea how things work down there. They think they know how corrupt it is but they just don’t grasp the scale of it.

Corruption is not only expected by the public it is considered the normal way political business should be practiced.
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