February 22, 2003


Louisiana - "The Pelican State"

Perry: "Louisiana has been under many flags in times past. It is a Beautiful State, called The Sportsman's Paradise with good reason. There is tons of stuff to do.

Louisiana is split by ideology into two halves. The northern part is similar to raghead land in that it is Loaded with fanatical "do it my way or die" Jesus Freaks. Not all the folks are like that, but way more than any sane person would be comfortable with. The North part of the state has both upland and bottomland hardwoods And pines. Large pulp and paper industry up there, so lots and lots of wildlife.

Down South is where the state Really gets fun. Drive through Daiquiri shops (If you keep the paper on the straw, it is not an open container). Food! Hunting, fishing, all kinds of swamp activities. Sailing, beaching (yeah we have beaches). Oil--lots and lots of oil. Offshore oil platforms create habitat for fish and resting spots for migratory birds. Food! Crawfish (they are food, but they are a way of life, too!)

Industry. Well, we had lots of industry and technology, but a lot of that is leaving because of the politicians.

Festivals. Jazz and Hertitage Festival, Wooden boat festival, crab festival, shrimp festival, fur festival, Crawfish festival....Lots of festivals dedicated to food. Of course, Mardi Gras! Fat Tuesday is 40 days before the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox (plus Sundays).

People are friendly. We love rescue parties "I'm stranded on the side of the road at mile marker _____." "We're on our way!"


Politics! Our politicians are crooked-er than your politicians.

History. Lots and lots of history. Don't be lazy, look it up yourself.

Attitude. You can do what you want in Louisiana. You can do what you want in Ca, & noboby notices you. In Louisiana, Folks notice what you do, Hell, they'll help!"

Andrea Harris: "Louisiana has New Orleans. Need I say more?"

Ken: "Here's a scene for you. Zydeco Festival. Sound of a rocking accordion playing out over an unused soybean field in August, thousands of black folks wearing cowboy hats, cowboy boots, belt buckles the size of a hub cap. Many of them speak French. White people, too. No one's fighting. Go figure."

Andrew: "If you're ever near the south, you can't pass up a trip to the Big Easy. The food doesn't get any better than in Louisiana. Period. And what could be more fun than Mardi Gras?"

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Posted by Lester on February 22, 2003 08:28 AM

Two words:

New Orleans

Posted by: Brian Peace on February 26, 2003 12:45 PM

A few things to love about Louisiana . . .
Crawfish etouffe. Abita Springs root beer (and brews). Turtle soup. Bananas Foster. Fried meat pies from Natchitoches. Blues and jazz and zydeco. It's a wonder to me that every one in the state doesn't weigh 400 pounds each.

Posted by: Dan on February 28, 2003 05:33 PM

Yeah, New Orleans is great; but, ya know, standing there looking up at the Mississippi, I could not help thinking that the effluent of half the sewers and septic tanks in America is rolling by over my head. Have to give you Cajuns credit for making a lot out of not much. Your politicians make those of Boston and Rhode Island look like saints. Buddy Cianci is so dull compared to Edwin Edwards.

Posted by: Jimbo on March 15, 2003 06:43 AM