Go Leonard Part 6, Go!

I tell you what, I loved it when Eddie Murphy did his impersonation of Bill Cosby chastising him in Raw or Delirious. I laughed my butt off (of course I didn't hear it until I was in college in the late 90s or early 2000s). But a few years ago, Bill Cosby jump leaped and bounds back into my respect when he told people to clean up. I forget the exact details of what was said, but I do remember the respect I had for the man for saying what he felt was important as he chastised the youths he spoke to. It blew my mind away. I remember it was along the lines of get an education and don't be so damn ignorant.

Now he's back. He is calling for New Orleans residents to cleanse themselves of the crime that devistated that city. Being from the South I know stories from friends who lived there. It used to be very bad. A good friend of mine had a roommate who walked out the front door to her car in the middle of the afternoon and was robbed at gun point...in one of the nicer neighborhoods. The stories just go on and on.

I hope that the citizens of New Orleans who return take heed to his words. And I REALLY hope that the evacuees who stay in Memphis, Jackson, Houston, Little Rock, etc. don't return to their old ways. Consider this a chance to start over and be a better person. There's plenty of work to go around if you are actually willing to do the work.

God Bless You All

Songs on the Playlist:
Motley Crue - Live Wire
Joe Diffie - Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox
Johnny Cash - Closing Medley (Live at San Quentin)
Aerosmith - Draw the Line


Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Yeah, I had ALWAYS wanted to visit New Orleans but I heard the crime was HORRIBLE there. My brother and his family went on vacation there and were told not to be out after dark if they could help it.

I heard it was pretty dirty too. Every morning, the shopkeepers would be hosing off the sidewalk and my brother finally stopped and asked why they were doing it.

Apparently, it was to hose off the vomit and urine that had accumulated during the wee hours of the morning.


Philip said...

New Orleans was great. But just like any other city, it had really bad areas and really good areas. Their problem was that these areas changed from neighborhood to neighborhood. So you could be in the most afluent neighborhood and then across the street was the ghetto.

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