Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Public service pronouncement

Because I'm busy practicing my love today, I don't have much for the blog. But I'd like to take this opportunity to be the very last hip Louisiana blogger to promote the awesome Rising Tide Conference in New Orleans from Aug. 25-27. Due to numerous factors (some bad, some good), I won't be able to attend. I'm mad. So mad, in fact, that I'm pumping my fists in righteous anger! Just like anyone who is fed up with government incompetence in New Orleans should be.

After all, why on Earth would any blogger (or anyone else with a heart) want to miss three days of serious discussion (and serious fun) with all the cool people with whom we all keystroke on a daily basis? And to cap it all off with a full day of service to help revive the Big Easy? It's a wonderful cause, and I hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend. Hopefully, Rising Tide will serve as a companion piece to Spike Lee's documentary in reopening the world's eyes to what south Louisianians have seen all year.

The Tide is high. Ride it.


Jester said...

Just like anyone who is fed up with government incompetence in New Orleans should be.

Once again proof that the government's true purpose is not to take care of you, but to get the hell out of your way.

Ian McGibboney said...

I assume that you feel the same way about Florida, southwest Louisiana, California or anywhere else that nature hits, right?

Your argument also presumes that the government has no business fighting in Iraq or anywhere else, since they're not here to take care of us.

Maybe we should consider that one.

Nick said...

Actually, I do kind of feel the same way about those other parts of the country, especially Florida. Hell, they believe their tourism industry should have priority over the national security of the US to produce as much domestic energy as possible, of course, which, the feds. apparently do agree as they continue to pander to FL on that issue.

And I've been saying we shouldn't be babysitting Iraq.

Icon, are you going to post your letter to the Times of Acadiana? I'd be interested to see the potential flood of letters we may be sending.

Ian McGibboney said...

Nick, I also agree to a degree, especially regarding Itaq. It's just that, for Jester, it's a departure from his usual rhetoric, and one I think he didn't think through.

I'm working on my letter right now. In fact, I'll probably post it for Thursday if I get it done in time. I'm also doing a column on the upcoming game that I hope the Advertiser will print. It's different than the letter but will address similar issues. I can't wait to see what people have to say.

Jester said...

Ian, I assumed that you would understand my point in spite of your overeducation and socio-communist ideals, but I was wrong.

Ian McGibboney said...

Great comeback, jester. Do you craft your responses with the same five refrigerator-magnet words?

Jester said...

Great idea! When it comes to describing you, more than five words aren't needed.

Ian McGibboney said...

Calvin Coolidge could describe you in two words: "You lose."

Jester said...

Lose what, elections? Last time I checked we in the GOP were winning hand over fist.

Here's those five words to describe you, as promised:

1: Elitist
2: Anti-freedom
3: Unemployed
4: Socialist
5: Communist

Ian McGibboney said...

"We in the GOP?" You act like you're some power player in the party! Hell, maybe you are. I'd believe it. If you want to take credit for the wonderful 2001-2006 era, take it. Please.

Five words that describe you:

1) Obsessed
2) Shallow
3) Repetitive
4) Ignorant
5) Scared

Jester said...

Right. In your view, only the most powerful people have the right to talk to an elitist like you. The way you throw words like "power" and "party" around is a nice Communist touch as well. Next thing we know you'll be talking about Cultural Revolutions and Great Leaps Forward.

Ian McGibboney said...

I enjoying talking to anyone, and I do on a regular basis. And I include you in that, which should certainly negate your argument that I only talk to upper-echelon-type people.

The problem with you is, you have nothing to say. I defy you to say anything constructive, or otherwise isn't a ridiculous personal attack using the words "elitist," "socialist" and "Communist." It would be a nice change of pace.