Government & Politics

Mayor May Force People Out of New Orleans

Let me just say that I fully support the move to make people get out of these flooded areas. I just question how exactly they're going to go about doing it. None of the people thus far associated with this Katrina relief effort have yet proven themselves to be especially competent or thoughtful, so I expect some mishaps with trying to force people out of their homes. I wouldn't put it past some of these heavily armed paratroopers to shoot people who won't leave. Crazier things have happened.

Some people are too damn sensitive.

There's a difference between saying something racist and saying something potentially offensive that happens to be unique to particular race. For example, to say, "Mexicans are dirty," is racist as hell. To say "Illegal imigrant Mexican children shouldn't be allowed to go to public schools," could be offensive and would therefore be considered racist, but…