Believe it or not, it's been four years since the ridiculously unnecessary catastrophe in New Orleans (and Mississippi) which began with Hurricane Katrina slamming into the Gulf Coast. When a storm turns into an EPIC government FAIL recorded live for the world to see, it is worthy of a re-visit and an official anniversary. This little blog cannot begin to express the breadth of issues past and present in the Big Easy. So I'll allow others to do it for me.
If you never got the chance, check out the documentary from Spike Lee (get your Kleenex ready): When the Levees Broke - A Requiem In Four Acts. Spike has his video content on lock but here's a preview video clip:
Also, not endorsing but this guy has interesting things to say: James Perry, running for N.O. Mayor in 2010
So as we go about our lives this weekend, take a moment to raise a frosty Pat O'Brien Hurricane for my crawfish-boiling neighbors to the east.