Thursday, October 25, 2007

Editor B has a link to YatPundit's neighborhood association meeting post on DailyKos.

I want to say how happy I am that I don't live in Lakeview. I want to say that there probably aren't that many people in Lakeview who share these same views and who use "Democrat" as a code word for "Other", but I'm really not sure anymore. I want to tell all of those crackers to go to hell, but, in a way, they are probably already there. I want to shake them all silly and tell them we are all in the same boat and that the racism makes things much worse. I want to make every one of them very, very ashamed and disgusted with themselves somehow.

The blogpocheh is having one hell of a week as it is.

I think I'm gonna go clear away all the banana leaves Dan cut off the trees in the backyard. If anyone sees a crazy woman stinking of rotting bananas running around Lakeview and trying to beat some sense into some residents with a bunch of bananas, then you'll know why.

Please bail me out if I get hauled in...unless Eddie Jordan decides to set me free first. Then I'll lead everybody from OPP - all of us "Democrats" - to Lakeview.

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10-26: Ladies and gents, I apologize for my "crackers" comment. Someone in the comments to this post did call me on blanket labeling an entire neighborhood based on the actions of a few blanket labelers who just happen to live in that neighborhood.

I have this knee-jerk response to those who will bend language to suit their own purposes, and hearing about these few people who oppose public transportation because it will bring a nebulous, undesirable "Other" into their neighborhoods, or those folks who would use "Democrat" as a derogatory code for black...it just really burned me up. It does not, by any means, indicate that everybody in an entire area thinks that way. Once again, my apologies if I have offended folks in Lakeview who were lumped in with my angry, snap assessment.

8 comments:

E said...

what a week indeed.

i officially call for brad pitt to cheat on ms jolie so that we can be distracted until all this other stuff goes away....

The long, long road home,New Orleans said...

Lakeview is at the forefront of the White bread americanization that has been going on in New orleans. They could view the extension of the streetcar line and a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a ride more often. But no, it's a threat to their white bread lifestyle.

saintseester said...

I am such a huge proponent of public transportation, especially street rail. It is wonderful! Where I am, they even started talking about the potential of a monorail to cover the really big arteries. Not gonna happen until there are no options though. Sad. I would love to not have to park at the stupid mall.

Lip, honey, our trip to preservation hall is in jeopardy due to the LSU / ALABAMA game! Who puts football before culture? Oh, wait... (I'll email you later to let you know for sure what our plans will be).

EC said...

You state: "I want to tell all of those crackers to go to hell, but, in a way, they are probably already there."

How dare you label and profile people in a certain neighborhood.

What an ugly despicable thing to say. Such hateful words from someone who tries to appear as a compassionate progressive thinker. Shame on you.

Sophmom said...

You know what happens to me when I come to your blog? I follow all those links and end up reading all those posts and commenting on all those other blogs and never get back here to comment. That's what I did with this post last night. Thanks. You're a great blog tour guide. :)

Leigh C. said...

Hee!

Welcome to my world...

Charlotte said...

I have to give you props for apologizing for your blanket comment. It's very refreshing!

Leigh C. said...

I wish it wasn't so refreshing. I wish it was the norm.