Monday, January 16, 2006

Pop Quiz

Who said:

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms were a sign that "God is mad at America" and at black communities, too, for tearing themselves apart with violence and political infighting.

"Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country,"

No, not Pat Robertson or Jerry Farwell. Keep reading.

"Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We're not taking care of ourselves."

[He] also promised that New Orleans will be a "chocolate" city again. Many of the city's black neighborhoods were heavily damaged by Katrina.

"It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans _ the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans," the mayor said. "This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans."

The correct answer is New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, a black Democrat.

I always thought New Orleans was choclate on the outside, but with a caramel and peanut butter center.

Nagin went on to channel the spirit of MLK for a personal interview, and he sounded an awful lot like Voltaire. Read it.

7 Comments:

At 5:09 AM, Blogger camojack said...

Think he's ever heard of white chocolate?
(Probably not, huh?!)

 
At 5:33 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

He's already apologizing, which surprises me.

I like to think of New Orleans as one of those chocolates with the liquer inside. Kind of old-fashioned, kind of racy, definitely for adults, mostly for special occasions.

 
At 7:45 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

In a way, I'm kind of crushed that he apologized.

I was looking forward to beating him about the head and shoulders with his own stupidity...heh. But good on him.

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

While I'm on the subject, am I the only person who is terminally annoyed by the whole cutesy 'chocolate/vanilla' thing?

 
At 4:23 PM, Blogger KJ said...

Aren't most of us swirls to some degree?

 
At 8:11 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

Not me.

I want to be dipped in chocolate.

And perhaps those yummy nuts.

 
At 8:21 AM, Anonymous man riding unicycle naked said...

Mmmmmm . . . yummy nuts.

 

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