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Okay, if you’re going to live in New Orleans, you have to be willing to evacuate…unless you’re willing to die in New Orleans.  I, personally, would be embarrassed to die in a hurricane, especially after doing all the films and stuff about why you don’t have to die in a hurricane.  In L.A. you could be parking to see the new Batman movie and suddenly BAMMM CRUNCH SPLAT!!!

Thank you Mayor Nagin for scaring the cr@p out of everyone to get serious.

Anyone who watched that thin wall holding back the ocean from wiping out the existence of our beloved hometown should give him a thanks, or wink, or at least not an obscene gesture next time you run into him.  One Cat higher…10 miles closer…swift turn to the east…total inundation…period. 

We lucked out.  But what intelligent person wants to bet on luck?  Reality says we don’t have to.  Just recreate the wetlands, utilizing the silt of the Mississippi, and we can all live happily ever after…

In the meantime, we need a plan to create insurance for the expenses of evacuation.  I am in my second hotel trying to work my way back home, hopefully tomorrow.  The expense of this unexpected excursion can be significant to anyone, and prohibitive for most. 

Why not offer an affordable insurance plan, which would cover mandatory or voluntary evacuation expenses; i.e. hotel, gas, food, etc. but after five days and the disaster happens, that policy expires?  This would make people feel a little bit more comfortable about evacuating, which they must do.  Anyone who doesn’t evacuate after witnessing Gustav, a Cat 2 hurricane 70 miles away, lapping over the last thin wall, needs to seek help.

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Thrilled New Orleans is still here.


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