Thursday, August 03, 2006

TruthOut.Org "Katrina Plus Ten Months"

"virtualmatter" interviews New Orleans residents including Loyola University's Bill Quigley:
"A local congressman said a week after Katrina "God came in and did in one week what we've been trying to do for twenty years... so this is an opportunity for developers, for speculators, for real estate folks to come in and develop some very valuable property and turn it into middle and upper income property."
By the way, the congressman was Richard Baker (R-Baton Rouge), although the quote I have on my other blog (via the Progress Report) is different in minor ways: "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did."

Incidentally, there are currently over 2000 "Katrina" videos on YouTube, most about the hurricane disaster.


Blogger eRobin said...

I love Quiqley. He's active in the Haiti crisis as well.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Thomas Nephew said...

Ah, so that's his name. Missed it somehow as I was writing this up.

12:04 PM  

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