Wednesday, January 18, 2006

How do you like your chocolate?


CNN story regarding New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin's chocolate remarks

Poster by Laurie Ransonette Anderson

16 comments:

kimmer said...

I thought that the real reason why the hurricane hit that area was because of a government conspiracy. Now the reason is because of Iraq. I wonder what his comedic writing team will think of next...... Any ideas?

Renee said...

He's having to do a lot of CYA now. Hello? Think BEFORE you speak!

Laurie said...

Kimmer and Renee - I don't know if he has idiot writers or if he was just winging it. I thought his so-called explanation for the remark (chocolate and milk?!) was worse than the remark itself. His whole staff should be fired if that's the best they could come up with.

Can you imagine? They must have stayed up all night trying to come up with a good spin on this and that's the best they could do.

Ray Nagin and Pat Robertson need to team up and do a Las Vegas act or something. Stay away from God and politics.

Jen T. (that's me) said...

He and Blanco are on their way out of the political arena. I really wish I was registered to vote over here, because I'd sign her recall petition today.

Sophmom said...

Chris Rose had a great take on it in his editorial in today's T-P. He meets God and MLK for coffee to discuss it. You'll laugh your ass off when you read "Mayor Wonka and the Chocolate City"!
http://www.nola.com/living/t-p/index.ssf?/base/living-5/1137567673272460.xml

Jack said...

Give the poor man a break. He didn't say he wants New Orleans to be a Chocolate city. He was just relating what God told him. Didn't you even listen to his remarks?


Power word Haiku:
"bqrhcdm"

Begin quoting Ray's
humorous commentary
Dissin' Mexicans

Laurie said...

Jen - Nothing like a big disaster to really show the good, the bad and the ugly.

Sophmom - I'm going to read that right now.

Jack - Oh, I listened. I'll give Nagin a break if he has a major undiagnosed mental malfunction. However, I think his only medical disorder is foot-in-mouth disease.

I see you've kicked up the power word competition a notch. Haikus no less. I'm at work and can't concentrate right now or I'd kick your ass with a kick ass, ass-kicking haiku. Oh, yeah. Ass-kicking.

Jack said...

I started the haiku thing back at the haiku post.

"bnhfpqs"

Blundering Nagin
Haiku fixation proceeds
Quite satisfying

Laurie said...

Jack - *xozitwp*

X-ray Orderly
Zoomed indiscriminately.
Todd wept profusely.

cindybindy said...

My oh my oh my, according to Ray Naquin and Pat Robertson, God has been very busy lately doling out justice to sinners everywhere. Who knew God would flood an entire city, so it can be rebuilt with a darker hue; and try to kill one man to punish an entire nation for its actions. I'm guessing this is God from the Old Testament. I don't remember the New Testament being so vengeful. Makes you wonder if God talked to these men, or maybe Jack Daniels was in on the conversation.

Laurie said...

Cindy - It's scart when the crazy people are in charge.

Tim said...

Well it's about time! Most everyone has been putting the mayor down because he talked about a chocolate New Orleans. That to me was no big deal. He was speaking at an MLK rally, so you had to expect him to say something along the lines of "black power" and "black pride."

No, the part that bothered me the most was all the talk of "God's" vengence. You know, I don't care what religion you are, but let's just say some beliefs are nuttier than others. Like the ones that say "God" will murder and kill thousands in a messy and random act of retribution. What's a matter, God, don't you have any smart bombs? Can't you just kill off the bad people and leave the rest of us alone?

Surely the Mayor noticed that one of the untouched parts of the city was Bourbon Street. I guess his God likes strippers and bars that sell "Huge Ass Beers."

Anonymous said...

I don't need any chocolate, anywhere, anytime.

Laurie said...

Tim - If he's good enough for you, that's good enough for me.

Anonymous - Nothing wrong with vanilla.

Danno said...

What a knucklehead. he almost made Pat Robertson sound level headed...Well, then again...not quite. I'm amazed at some of the sewage that has spewed from Pat Robertson's mouth.

Laurie said...

Danno - Pat Robertson is in a league of his own.