Sunday, July 01, 2007

NOLA Today: Private Donations, Pictures, and Tacos

The Christian Science Monitor reports, "With government money for New Orleans trickling through the pipeline, private foundations, wealthy individuals, and philanthropies are playing a larger role than expected." To those paying close attention to the issue, this is no surprise, but it's still an important article. H/T Voice of New Orleans.

Judy B over at "Thanks, Katrina" has some important pictures of New Orleans, specifically New Orleans East, taken in the last couple weeks in her post New Orleans-Still Not Ok.

Two Examples, click the above link for more:



"Thanks, Katrina.
Thanks, Insurance Company.
Thanks, Nagin.
Thanks, Feds."

Also, residents seem to be unhappy with the Jefferson Parish government (what else is new) for targeting Hispanic small business owners. Basically, a number of taco trucks have been popping up in Jefferson Parish (New Orleans suburbs) lately, and the parish (county) government is shutting them down, despite leaving other similar establishments alone. Read this TimesPic article for more info. Judyb, Joe at Blagueur, and Daily Kos diarist laviolet were all fuming about this.

Now, wouldn't this be a good time for a piece of Beebopareebop Rhubarb Pie?

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