On Wednesday the 31st Mayor Nagin was forced to redirect 1,500 police officers from saving stranded and dying people to other duties like trying to keep one dill weed from using a stolen forklift to rip storm shutters off the Macy’s department store in order to “get back at society.” That’s right. The salt-of-the-earth crew that is doling out humanitarian aid, busting their butts, risking their lives, dodging bullets from bums, fending off carjackers, collecting dead bodies and trying to reach people before they die in their attics have to first deal with idiots who see this as their chance to act out what they’ve seen on video games and MTV.
I say it’s Martial Law time. I say we get Pat Robertson to call for the-doctrine-of- assassination card to be played against the giddy, wading thugs who see this catastrophe as their window of opportunity. I say we demand—and muy pronto—massive numbers of our great armed forces to blitz the French Quarter. Their skills will put a stop to this nonsense, and it will free up the good guys so they can get back to their valiant efforts before the death toll rises into the tens of thousands and the Big Easy becomes the Big Sleazy.