Honoring Ray Nagin at the Ritz

Many of you may know that on Friday at 7pm, Ray Nagin will be honored at the Ritz Carlton with an award for "Excellence in Recovery." And, if you didn't already know that, I'll give you a few minutes to recover.

How did this happen? Well, some wealthy friends got together, created a committee and an award, and then planned a big party to match. Why? Because they are all out of touch, and maybe because there are a few favors Nagin can still do for them before the uprising...well, I was going to make a reference to the French Revolution here, but I don't want to get too specific. Because certainly a sarcastic comment on a blog could inspire legal action, even while people openly dealing drugs, running people down on the street, and killing each other is greeted with a collective shrug from law enforcement.

Do I sound cranky? I am.

So, just for fun, it appears that a group of people will be gathering at 6pm. Just for fun, mind you.


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