Sunday, July 23, 2006

Not a clue



What the hell is wrong with Ray Nagin?????

How many lives were lost, how many people have become homeless? How many people still can't come home?

Where's his plan for the future of New Orleans?

Check out the city's website
here is the url http://www.cityofno.com/portal.aspx?portal=1&load=~/PortalModules/ViewPressRelease.ascx&itemid=3647

He's got a hoopla planned for the first anniversary of Katrina. Huh?
What's wrong with him? Are we STILL living in an alternate universe?????
Ray, you can plan this shit, but not the future of New Orleans?
You assbite.

Here's the current plan of events:
(my comments are in blue font.

New Orleans Mayor and Wynton Marsalis Outline Katrina Anniversary Schedule

Anniversary Expected To Attract Thousands

(New Orleans, LA) Mayor C. Ray Nagin and U.N. Messenger of Peace and Multi-Grammy Award Winner, Wynton Marsalis today outlined the three-day commemorative days of reflection surrounding the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the Rebirth of New Orleans. These three days will be one of rebirth, remembrance, and renewal.


The chairpersons of the Katrina Anniversary Planning Committee are Mrs. Seletha Nagin, First Lady of New Orleans, Bill McFarlin, Executive Director of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) and Dan Carlin, Chairman Emeritus of the NARAS/GRAMMYS.
Mizz Nagin, what are you bringing as far as talent/knowledge to this "fete"?

Why is a grammy dude involved? Is it going to be Ray's New Orleans essense fest?

A press conference announcing further details will be forth coming.




Sunday, August 27, 2006
Noon - Midnight
**Kazanjian Jewels for Charity Silent Auction (bid and view)
Harrah’s Casino
8 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
What're ya gonna auction off...debris?

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
*Gospel Concert
Convention Center Auditorium
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.,
New Orleans, LA 70130


9 p.m. -11 p.m.
**Ambassadors of Swing Talent Search
Harrah’s Casino Theatre
8 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
How does Swing Talent memorialize Katrina???

Monday, Aug 28, 2006
Noon - Midnight
**Kazanjian Jewels for Charity Silent Auction (bid and view)
Harrah’s Casino
8 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
More debris auctioning

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
**Cooking With Music featuring Emeril Lagasse and Wynton Marsalis
-An educational program for children
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Emeril finally comes to New Orleans

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
**Exclusive Food Experience
Restaurants all Over New Orleans
-Restaurants To Be Determined
Food Experience....are they feeding New Orleans' poor and needy?

9 p.m. -TBA
**Comedy Night
Harrah’s Casino Theatre
8 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Oh yeah, Katrina left us a lot to laugh about

Tuesday, August 29, 2006
8:30 a.m.
*Prayer Breakfast
Asia Baptist Church
1400 Sere Street
New Orleans, LA 70122
pray that you're not recalled, Nagin

9:38 a.m. - First Levee Breach
*Ringing of the Bells/Laying of the Wreaths
City Hall
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
-Laying of the Wreaths will take place at each levee breach in the City Council respective districts
One appropriate item

Noon
*Ecumenical Prayer Service
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Convention Center Auditorium – Hall H
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130


Noon - Midnight
**Kazanjian Jewels for Charity Silent Auction (bid and view)
Harrah’s Casino
8 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
more auctioning off debris???


2:00 p.m.
*One New Orleans Procession
In the tradition of a Jazz Funeral - Convention Center to Superdome
-Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré will be the Grand Marshall of the One New Orleans Procession
-Honoring 1st Responders, the lives lost in Katrina, and the rebirth of New Orleans
-Everyone is invited to participate
I can't believe Honore agreed to be a part of this shit.


3:30 p.m.
*Pre-Concert Community Event begins at the end of procession
-For the community to come together as One New Orleans
Louisiana Superdome
1500 Poydras St.
I'm gonna puke


6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
**New Orleans: Rebuilding the Soul of America...One Year Later Televised Concert
New Orleans Arena
1501 Girod Street
so the rest of the country can laugh at us some more? partying and dancing while the city lies in a near coma


8.30 p.m. -TBA
**Post-Event: Masquerade Gala (Diamond & Platinum tickets only)
Harrah's Casino
8 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
A Gala? How nice, how available to the poor of New Orleans.

9:30 p.m.
*Fireworks – Rebirth of One New Orleans
Riverfront

Fireworks? Yeah, that's a nice way to remember Katrina's victims.

Ray's many business relations.

Anyone interested in participating in these events should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com, or for Wynton Marsalis’ Events please contact Mary Lee Murphy at murphym@peteramayer.com or at (504) 210-1320.


this certainly sucks.



6 comments:

Karen said...

I can not even read this...it makes my flesh crawl. Thanks for the post

Schroeder said...

Not to mention, that wasn't Ray Ray's finest week.

Dangle 24-7 said...

Great post!!!! It is worse then I thought. I just skim thru stuff and hit and run.

I only got some highlights on what was planned. My mouth is still opened as I leave this comment.

I kind of think maybe this is some kind of cruel joke.

mominem said...

I'm sorry.

I couldn't find it on the city's web site. Can you provide a complete url?

I must be missing something.

judyb said...

here's the url where I found the press release

http://www.cityofno.com/portal.aspx?portal=1&load=~/PortalModules/ViewPressRelease.ascx&itemid=3647

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