Charity Baby!

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Over 1,000 people paraded Monday for the resurrection of their beloved Charity Hospital. Although someone did lean over at one point and say to me, “those second liners will follow the brass bands off the plank of a ship!” HA! And you know it’s true! But it’s also true that New Orleanians love them some Charity Hospital.

Organizer’s of the Save Charity Campaign say that rebuilding Charity would take less time, less money and is less destructive than leveling Lower Midcity to build a parking lot for LSU’s midlife-crisis Hummer of a hospital complex. And I believe them. Times are hard and they wanna spend tax dollars like it grows on trees when there’s a perfectly good building right there on Tulane and Perdido that can be restored. Phft. We’ll see what happens with that arbitration over the extra 300 mil LSU wants FEMA to pay to cover their documented post-storm neglect of the Charity building. I predict judgment coming down on the side of HELL NAW!

Now if you didn’t make Monday’s rally, you can get a taste of what you missed by checking out these vids. I’ll also throw in the City Council form letter the organizers passed out so you can get in on the action.

New Orleans City Council,

I want you to:

____ Order an Independent Cost-benefit Analysis of the two plans for new hospitals

____ Hold Public hearings

____ Include the hospitals in the city’s Master Plan

Name ________________________________

Address ______________________________

Oh yeah – and I VOTE _____

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