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(The Daily Beast)   New Orleans is becoming more Caucasian and more affluent. Heck of a job, Whitey   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 186
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2011-02-04 07:48:52 PM

Rufus Lee King: It's getting pretty goddamned ridiculous how anything at all, even something positive like this, can be given a racial spin.


"getting"?....You can't throw a dead cat without some lib
using the race card...
 
2011-02-04 07:49:48 PM

Whizzy: WTFdoesitmatter: locustfajita: subby is farking bigot.

Facts are facts. Name one area in which a black majority has meant prosperity, cleanliness, and low crime rates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Hills,_Los_Angeles

Go fark yourself, sir.


Great, now try to find an example in the state of Louisiana. Or anywhere near the Katrina-affected Gulf Coast.
 
2011-02-04 07:53:29 PM

oldebayer: It's always sad to see a city grow more affluent.


A few years ago in my town, a crappy, old, abandoned building was torn down and a nice little office building was built on the site. Then somebody spraypainted "No Gentrification" on the side of it.

/preemptive cool story bro
 
2011-02-04 07:53:57 PM

downstairs: More like "less black and poor" because those are the Katrina evacuees who could not afford to come back. Or didn't care to. Important distinction.

New Orleans is going in the right direction, but its a long way off of having enough varied higher-end industries beyond food service, entertainment, medical, and shipping. I'd say 95% of people I know down here are in one of those industries.

There's very little high tech, even though the city *should* have the type of personality those in high tech want in terms of where they live.


Maybe they don't want to build their high-tech expensive businesses in a sump, with only the handiwork of the Corps of Engineers and a corrupt political class standing between them and the sea. I know I'd think twice about it, no matter how much character a city had.
 
2011-02-04 07:54:59 PM

kilgorn: Rufus Lee King: It's getting pretty goddamned ridiculous how anything at all, even something positive like this, can be given a racial spin.

"getting"?....You can't throw a dead cat without some lib
using the race card...


i thought the 'swinging the dead cat thing' was an OSHA violation?

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-02-04 08:00:12 PM
I know Fark jumped the shark quite a while back, but between THIS disgusting headline and the green lighted anti-Army video, I can't believe there's any justification for coming back - other than the car wreck theory (i.e. can't look away).

How bad does FARK have to get before it sees a real and sustained drop off in page views? How long will it be before you all realize what horrible people you are? Or are you just posting these vile things because it's a semi-annonymous internet message board? You can't really mean these things you post...can you?

Those responsible for the racist comments, and whoever geenlighted this headline should be ashamed of themselves. I know I'm ashamed for you.

//I'll just be over here - weeping for our future.
 
2011-02-04 08:01:28 PM

badhatharry: A lot of these white people speak Spanish.


You win an internet sir.

Miami florida is one of the "whitest" cities in the country.
 
2011-02-04 08:07:58 PM

Shaggy_C: . I think the big change has been caused by the drunk driving campaigns of the last 30 years.


That has something to do with it to be sure but I'm thinking that the costs of commuting out to the 'burbs helped make gentrifying neighborhoods the better option.
 
2011-02-04 08:07:59 PM
It's a shiathole. Who cares?
 
2011-02-04 08:19:58 PM
I always thought of the city as a "her", but this amused me: New Orleans: A Dream Guy ... With Baggage
(clickety pop)
 
2011-02-04 08:24:02 PM

snark puppet: Another great thread for populating the kill file.


Kill yourself while you're at it.
 
2011-02-04 08:25:14 PM
The Obvious tag got washed away in the flood.
 
2011-02-04 08:29:10 PM

Blade2567: I know Fark jumped the shark quite a while back, but between THIS disgusting headline and the green lighted anti-Army video, I can't believe there's any justification for coming back - other than the car wreck theory (i.e. can't look away).

How bad does FARK have to get before it sees a real and sustained drop off in page views? How long will it be before you all realize what horrible people you are? Or are you just posting these vile things because it's a semi-annonymous internet message board? You can't really mean these things you post...can you?

Those responsible for the racist comments, and whoever geenlighted this headline should be ashamed of themselves. I know I'm ashamed for you.

//I'll just be over here - weeping for our future.


Apparently irony escapes you.
 
2011-02-04 08:30:05 PM
img20.imageshack.us
 
2011-02-04 08:30:17 PM
Cut subby a break. He probably doesn't live in New Orleans so he thinks it's sad that all those poor black people are loose in the rest of the country.
 
2011-02-04 08:32:31 PM

Blade2567: I know Fark jumped the shark quite a while back, but between THIS disgusting headline and the green lighted anti-Army video, I can't believe there's any justification for coming back - other than the car wreck theory (i.e. can't look away).

How bad does FARK have to get before it sees a real and sustained drop off in page views? How long will it be before you all realize what horrible people you are? Or are you just posting these vile things because it's a semi-annonymous internet message board? You can't really mean these things you post...can you?

Those responsible for the racist comments, and whoever geenlighted this headline should be ashamed of themselves. I know I'm ashamed for you.

//I'll just be over here - weeping for our future.


There's one for the copypasta file. Bravo.
 
2011-02-04 08:33:56 PM
I hope whitey can keep Jazz alive.
 
2011-02-04 08:38:19 PM

duanecu: I hope whitey can keep Jazz alive.


Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
(yeah, I know different era, different state)
 
2011-02-04 08:41:56 PM
What's with all the white hate around here lately? Have the black panthers taken over fark?
 
2011-02-04 08:44:44 PM
i306.photobucket.com
 
2011-02-04 08:45:45 PM
More whites == less crime
 
2011-02-04 08:45:47 PM

justoneznot: What's with all the white hate around here lately? Have the black panthers taken over fark?


No, it's mainly whites with white guilt doing it. They're trying to show how not racist they are.
 
2011-02-04 08:47:14 PM
Well I'm "whitey" and if I say one little word that rhymes with piglet, I get cut off for "hate speech." Go figure, why isn't whitey substituted with "attractive and successful, family supporting, daddy knowing, insurance having, hard working, law abiding (well, mostly) and articulate Caucasian?"
 
2011-02-04 08:48:38 PM

duanecu: I hope whitey can keep Jazz alive.


t1.gstatic.com

Does a fine job, thank you.
 
2011-02-04 08:48:47 PM

pervvywanker: Well I'm "whitey" and if I say one little word that rhymes with piglet, I get cut off for "hate speech." Go figure, why isn't whitey substituted with "attractive and successful, family supporting, daddy knowing, insurance having, hard working, law abiding (well, mostly) and articulate Caucasian?"


You could shorten all that to "troll".
 
2011-02-04 08:50:35 PM

pervvywanker: Well I'm "whitey" and if I say one little word that rhymes with piglet, I get cut off for "hate speech." Go figure, why isn't whitey substituted with "attractive and successful, family supporting, daddy knowing, insurance having, hard working, law abiding (well, mostly) and articulate Caucasian?"



4/10
Needs more "good credit"
 
2011-02-04 08:52:19 PM

muck4doo: justoneznot: What's with all the white hate around here lately? Have the black panthers taken over fark?

No, it's mainly whites with white guilt doing it. They're trying to show how not racist they are.


Silly man, only white people are racist.
 
2011-02-04 08:53:12 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: pervvywanker: Well I'm "whitey" and if I say one little word that rhymes with piglet, I get cut off for "hate speech." Go figure, why isn't whitey substituted with "attractive and successful, family supporting, daddy knowing, insurance having, hard working, law abiding (well, mostly) and articulate Caucasian?"

You could shorten all that to "troll".


I guess this means you can shorten your name to "boy."
 
2011-02-04 08:56:05 PM
Ho-lee carp, things just got Ugly here.
 
2011-02-04 08:59:08 PM
i194.photobucket.com

They started Day 1
 
2011-02-04 08:59:20 PM
130+ comments right now, will check in after a bar run, keep the fires burning, ok?
 
2011-02-04 09:00:11 PM

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: They started Day 1


er.
Maybe it was day 7 ?
 
2011-02-04 09:02:12 PM
You know, I wondered why when I went to a piano bar in NOLA, the bar was filled with uptight white people with no rhythm requesting songs like 'Arial the Little Mermaid'. Even the piano players refused.

/Give me some good music!
 
2011-02-04 09:07:43 PM

Coastalgrl: You know, I wondered why when I went to a piano bar in NOLA, the bar was filled with uptight white people with no rhythm requesting songs like 'Arial the Little Mermaid'. Even the piano players refused.

/Give me some good music!


You didn't go to the right place.
 
2011-02-04 09:14:14 PM

AbbeySomeone: Coastalgrl: You know, I wondered why when I went to a piano bar in NOLA, the bar was filled with uptight white people with no rhythm requesting songs like 'Arial the Little Mermaid'. Even the piano players refused.

/Give me some good music!

You didn't go to the right place.


Pat O'Briens was not the right place? In the bar's defense, I think there was a big conference there so lots of out of towners.

Those hurricanes were fantastic...all three of them...from what I remember.
 
2011-02-04 09:16:19 PM

Coastalgrl: AbbeySomeone:
You didn't go to the right place.

Pat O'Briens was not the right place? In the bar's defense, I think there was a big conference there so lots of out of towners.

Those hurricanes were fantastic...all three of them...from what I remember.


No, Pat O's was definitely not the right place. Akin to going to Taco Bell and expecting real mexican food.
 
2011-02-04 09:21:10 PM
Can we get a hurricane to hit Camden, NJ??
 
2011-02-04 09:24:01 PM
Doh! Well I have fantastic memories anyways. Had some really good times with some special people.

Any suggestions next time I go?
 
2011-02-04 09:25:14 PM
Another reason for gentrification: the 'burbs suck. As much as the panhandlers, winos, and crackheads annoy me they're nowhere near as bad as the soccer moms and their annoying crotchfruit.
 
2011-02-04 09:29:07 PM

black_knight: Caucasian *adjective* A description of nouns pertaining to the Caucasus mountain region in Russia.

Russians are moving in?


It's them damn Taters. They ruin everything. Russian taters.
 
2011-02-04 09:31:43 PM

Rufus Lee King: AbbeySomeone: Pretty sure trollmitter is tallying the responses.

Yeah, OK, I bit.

There really is a negative aspect to a reduced Black population in New Orleans. Who are my fellow Jews going to sell furniture to on credit?


I always loved that ad when I was a child... Rosenbergs, Rosenbergs... 1825... Tulane!

Thanks for bringing me back! (And I was just home in NOLA last week!)

Found this when I went to youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pb3GbZrCWI&feature=related
 
2011-02-04 09:41:49 PM

AbbeySomeone: Coastalgrl: You know, I wondered why when I went to a piano bar in NOLA, the bar was filled with uptight white people with no rhythm requesting songs like 'Arial the Little Mermaid'. Even the piano players refused.

/Give me some good music!

You didn't go to the right place.


I like Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop for a piano bar.
 
2011-02-04 09:41:58 PM

Coastalgrl: Doh! Well I have fantastic memories anyways. Had some really good times with some special people.

Any suggestions next time I go?


Contact a Farker that lives there - they will know the traps (that cater to uptight white tourist and their spouses) to avoid; or make a Fark posting.

/I got lotsa beads
 
2011-02-04 09:43:08 PM

Obnox: black_knight: Caucasian *adjective* A description of nouns pertaining to the Caucasus mountain region in Russia.

Russians are moving in?

It's them damn Taters. They ruin everything. Russian taters.


This is the point where I'd normally make a Yakov Smirnoff joke. But last time I tried that the filter got me. Why does Fark hate poor Yakov?
 
2011-02-04 09:45:00 PM
So.. where did the poor black people go?
 
2011-02-04 09:48:43 PM

Coastalgrl: Doh! Well I have fantastic memories anyways. Had some really good times with some special people.

Any suggestions next time I go?


Hit up one of the NOLA farkers for better guides - I've only spent a couple months there. If you want to stay in the Quarter and want better music, check out Maison Bourbon on Bourbon Street (live dixie/jazz quintet most nights, I think). Everywhere else plays canned shiat, unless you can get into Preservation Hall (in the Quarter) or Tipitina's (not in the Quarter). LOTS of good music and good food to be had, but you have to know where to go (ask your hotel AND your cab driver, then compare notes). :/
 
2011-02-04 09:59:00 PM

Witchydiva: Coastalgrl: Doh! Well I have fantastic memories anyways. Had some really good times with some special people.

Any suggestions next time I go?

Hit up one of the NOLA farkers for better guides - I've only spent a couple months there. If you want to stay in the Quarter and want better music, check out Maison Bourbon on Bourbon Street (live dixie/jazz quintet most nights, I think). Everywhere else plays canned shiat, unless you can get into Preservation Hall (in the Quarter) or Tipitina's (not in the Quarter). LOTS of good music and good food to be had, but you have to know where to go (ask your hotel AND your cab driver, then compare notes). :/


I'm a fan of Irvin Mayfield's in the Sonesta. Most of the acts there are pretty good, especially if you manage to catch Irvin there.
 
2011-02-04 10:04:41 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: i thought the 'swinging the dead cat thing' was an OSHA violation?



Oh I'm using that image for my physics class. Thanks.
 
2011-02-04 10:12:51 PM

micheshi: AbbeySomeone: Coastalgrl: You know, I wondered why when I went to a piano bar in NOLA, the bar was filled with uptight white people with no rhythm requesting songs like 'Arial the Little Mermaid'. Even the piano players refused.

/Give me some good music!

You didn't go to the right place.

I like Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop for a piano bar.


I love that place. It is so magically haunted.
 
2011-02-04 10:13:31 PM

Blade2567: I know Fark jumped the shark quite a while back


Heheheeeheheheheeee. Ohhhhhoohohohohohohoh. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
 
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