[StBernard] FIELD OF DREAMS
westley at da-parish.com
Wed Mar 7 17:14:40 EST 2007
Jer & Wendy -
I have read both of your posts on this site over the past 18 months, and
just wanted to say I couldn't agree with you both more.
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You know, Wendy, I tried to laugh firstly at this revelation, but
chose to sit back and wait to see if at least one citizen/former
that area spoke in favor/disfavor of that "bright idea" by someone
know/may not know.
Consider this. One of the first challenges to that Versailles area
Palmisano/Plaza was to get people back. That hasn't happened for a
wide-assortment of reasons. Mostly, because of working people who
haven't gotten their money from Road Home/Murphy/COE, etc. to give
incentives as to whether to make the area rise from its ashes. A
park is an
incentive? Will 10,000 people live on the park grounds, relive
Chalmette, or give up the chance to domicile once again in the area
of playing baseball?
One has to wonder if the 15.8 million plus would have been more
distribute 50,000 each to a citizen who chose to go back than waste
16 million on swamp land and a chance to have it flood again at some
(remember the "ground zero effect" in Chalmette?)..
I've walked that park on a daily basis during happier times but
have given up the pipe-dream to have money for basic necessities and
mental health. Remember what I've spoken about on many occasions and
remember Love Canals and Katrina Canals as well. That area is
a good reason: People want to move on from the bad taste in the
mouth and a
swift kick in the a$$ by a bitc& called Katrina. Somehow we can
Pearl Harbor, civil rights bridges and the Holocaust, but I'll be
people surely have such short memories for the worst natural
American History and a surety of history repeating itself at
experts say "soon" on the horizon.
I smell politics, whether it's from someone presently or
Tread lightly .. we're told.
Superparks. Tee-hee. At some point, we'd like to see
What is the parish thinking? Is it me or is this insane...in the oil
area they are going to invest 15.8 million!!!!!!! We have people
without homes and they want a super park. While I think a super park
good in the long term, in the oil spill area, it's not. They have
opened the parish up for every lawsuit imaginable in ten years.
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