Had to post this link, folks. This fellow slogs through a lot of news and has a fantastic take on it in his blog. He posted a real gem yesterday about a recently departed citizen of these parts that reads like a microcosm of American history.
It is absolutely true that whoever saves one life saves the entire world. Why can't these idiots who are constantly attacking this area from the outside just to further their own views get it through their heads that lives, and worlds, are at stake down here? We just lost a world with Ms Wright's passing. Talking trash about New Orleans won't kill the people that are here and love it, but it will go a ways towards killing the desire others might have to venture down and see for themselves what it's like. I'm not saying it's perfect down here - far from it. I'm saying, give it a chance before you shoe-horn it into your set of preconceptions and misconceptions.
All right. In the interests of promoting various other worlds, I'm gonna get my blogroll on.
(yelling from a distance) Soon. Very soon.