Okay okay. All kidding aside for a second. I previously wrote about how the 9 was a shithole. Besides the fact that it really is a shithole, I would like to go into a broader spectrum of blight in New Orleans. Like I mentioned before, I drive around the city all day for my job. I see progress, and I see stagnation. What I do not understand is why there is so much crappy shanty town property down here just rotting away. I understand the big K thing, but what about the thousands of houses and buildings just sitting there half burned, half crushed, and completely nasty to the eye. I would be fucking way pissed if I was fixing up a house and the old transmission shop across the street and the other 10 houses on the block were shithole abandoned shacks. I’m not talking about K devastation, you know what I’m talking about.
Who the fuck owns these places and why are they not being held accountable for their upkeep. Yes, we have thousands of historic properties here but lets face it, many of these properties were built from the 40’s to 70’s and they look like total garbabge. In other big cities across the country there are ordinances about these things. You cant have a barber shop with a chain linked yard next to it holding the remains of seven Buicks and a bathtub. They simply don’t let this happen. Why do we? Tulane ave is a major example of what I’m talking about. Holy shit cakes noone takes are of their shit, man. Dixie brewery and that whole area around the courthouse and down towards Jeff Davis are all examples of “Who the fuck does this belong to?” Get off your ass and sell it or crush it. Do Something. Fuck. I’m done.
Oh, I love trash!
Anything dirty or dingy or dusty
Anything ragged or rotten or rusty
Yes, I love trash
I’ve a clock that won’t work
And an old telephone
A broken umbrella, a rusty trombone
And I am delighted to call them my own!
I love them because they’re trash
– Oscar the Grouch