February 03, 2006

Bread and Circuses

New Orleans still seeking sponsors to pay for Mardi Gras

I don't begrudge New Orleans wanting to have Mardi Gras. And I don't even begrudge them using some taxpayer money for police overtime and such things as that. But I do think it would've been better to have spent about a tenth of the effort and concern given to holding a party and direct it toward making sure elections were held on time.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 3, 2006 09:35 AM

Or ensuring that the local portion of emergency relief was delivered in a timely fashion.

Posted by: Kenny Smith at February 3, 2006 09:52 AM

Or making it easier for Nestle and Toblerone and Godiva and Hershey and M&M to move in and start setting up manufacturing facilities.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 3, 2006 10:35 AM

Mmm, chocolate.

Posted by: Sarah G. at February 3, 2006 11:22 AM