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    New Orleans' mayor criticizes New York's WTC delays
    'You guys in New York can't get a hole in the ground fixed'

    Friday, August 25, 2006; Posted: 7:41 a.m. EDT (11:41 GMT)


    NEW YORK (AP) -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin criticized efforts to redevelop the World Trade Center site when confronted in a television interview about delays in rebuilding his city after Hurricane Katrina.

    During the CBS "60 minutes" interview, a correspondent pointed out flood-damaged cars still on the streets of New Orleans' devastated Ninth Ward. Nagin replied, "You guys in New York can't get a hole in the ground fixed, and it's five years later. So let's be fair," according to CBS.

    The program is scheduled to air Sunday night. Text and a video clip from the Nagin piece were posted on CBS' Web site Thursday.

    The chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., the agency created to oversee the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site and downtown Manhattan, said that tremendous progress has been made in lower Manhattan, with the Freedom Tower, a transportation hub and a memorial to the nearly 3,000 attack victims under construction.

    "We understand how difficult rebuilding a city after such destruction can be," chairman Kevin Rampe said in a statement.

    Nagin, known for his blunt style, is not the first to compare the two cities. New Orleans residents frequently complain that the federal government's response after Katrina has been far more sluggish than it was after the September 11 attacks.
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    I swear I hate that fucking guy!!! Ray is such a shitfume, and to top it off, the freaks down in N.O. reelect the guy. Typical Louisiana politics.

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    Yeah, he is pretty much a total douchebag.
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    Is this guy for real? The devastation was cleaned up a year after 9/11 because NYC took control and made it happen using many different resources. The memorial has not been built (therefore, there is still a hole in the ground) due to the varying opinions on how to best honor the people who died. And if the residents of LA want to complain, they should have elected someone like Guiliani who makes things happen. This guy didn't use the resources he had beforehand to get people out of the city using school buses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen
    Yeah, he is pretty much a total douchebag.
    Yeah, the first thing I thought of was this guy is an assclown.

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    Nice move, idiot. This guy doesn't need to drag NYC into his own mess.
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    "Let's drag NYC into it, then maybe people won't notice how poor a job I'm doing down here." dickhole
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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheBeginning
    "Let's drag NYC into it, then maybe people won't notice how poor a job I'm doing down here." dickhole
    Thats exactly how I read it also.

    Oh, and I just learned a great new word. "shit fume". I love that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad
    Thats exactly how I read it also.

    Oh, and I just learned a great new word. "shit fume". I love that.
    I like "shit fume" as well.

    Well, let's see. New York City rallied around each other after 9/11 and did a hell of a job working together to make things right again. In the meantime during the aftermath in New Orleans, there were people shooting at the people that were trying to leave.

    What happened in New Orleans was a mess, but the people just sat back and yelled "Why doesn't the government help us!?". The people in New York stood up and said "We can make this better.". Big difference in how the people in each area handled their respective situations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking
    I like "shit fume" as well.

    Well, let's see. New York City rallied around each other after 9/11 and did a hell of a job working together to make things right again. In the meantime during the aftermath in New Orleans, there were people shooting at the people that were trying to leave.

    What happened in New Orleans was a mess, but the people just sat back and yelled "Why doesn't the government help us!?". The people in New York stood up and said "We can make this better.". Big difference in how the people in each area handled their respective situations.
    Big difference in situations as well. Apples and oranges. NYC as a whole wasn't physically destroyed, just a couple of blocks. Put all of Manhatten, Queens, and Brooklyn under water, and just see what happens.

    Not to mention man made disaster (which pulled the entire country together) vs. natural disaster which dwarfs man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking
    What happened in New Orleans was a mess, but the people just sat back and yelled "Why doesn't the government help us!?". The people in New York stood up and said "We can make this better.". Big difference in how the people in each area handled their respective situations.
    Many of those same New Yorkers were more than happy to accept government handouts in the form of the "Victim's Compensation Fund" or whatever it was called.

    Nagin is a complete idiot. It's amazing to me that he was re-elected.

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    This guy is just a cock fucker. He has a serious problem of speaking before thinking. The messed up part of all this, everyone is marking the anniversary of Hurriance Katrina, yet a few weeks after another hurricane hit in SW Lousiana. This one was just as powerful, yet didn't hit a "major" city. Big difference here, people had the sense to get out of Dodge before it hit-unlike N.O. Also, you didn't see on the news people around here asking for the government to help and bail them out. You also didn't see people bitching and whining they didn't get the "help" they wanted. Sure, we got help and people who needed it used it. However, they aren't like some of these ass bags.mn
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