“What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do some thing about them” ~Henry Ford~

1. a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.

If you usually come for my eclectic and humorous look at life and everything New Orleans, I promise to still bring you that. But right now I have a self-imposed pitchfork poking at my butt that is telling me to do the right thing and help organize a recall petition to at least clean up a little bit of the Mandeville mess. It is my right and duty as a citizen of this city to demand the most from my elected officials.

While some are running scared or waiting for the next person to do something, yours truly, though maybe naive and still wet behind the Mandeville ears, has taken on the responsibility to be sort of organizing activist/spokesperson. Mandeville politics is a slippery slope of sludge and is thick with things I never wanted to imagine. We are a city with a bad core and we are just starting to skin the apple – if you know what I mean (insert your own corny analogy here)… This thing called Mandeville politics is going to get better before it gets worse. We haven’t read the last Cindy Chang article or seen the last WWL story – you know that is true.

The other day, I explained to my audience/community on my military blog, why I’d been neglecting them lately. A brief description on the state of our city truly reinforced how ridiculous things are and that this is unacceptable.

If you would like to partake in some community activism, please e-mail me and I will point you in the right direction. Also, we still need a co-chair for the recall petition. Come one folks!


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