"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Outside it's America.

<@bda> http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/09/02/nagin.transcript/
<@bda> And one of the things people -- nobody's talked about this. Drugs flowed in and out of New Orleans and the surrounding metropolitan area so freely it was scary to me, and that's why we were having the escalation in murders. People don't want to talk about this, but I'm going to talk about it.
<@bda> You have drug addicts that are now walking around this city looking for a fix, and that's the reason why they were breaking in hospitals and drugstores. They're looking for something to take the edge off of their jones, if you will.
<@bda> And right now, they don't have anything to take the edge off. And they've probably found guns. So what you're seeing is drug-starving crazy addicts, drug addicts, that are wrecking havoc. And we don't have the manpower to adequately deal with it. We can only target certain sections of the city and form a perimeter around them and hope to God that we're not overrun.
<@solios> \o/
<@solios> I like how huge parts of the PD aren't showing up for work.
<@waltman> i read somewhere where it's against federal law for the army to be doing police work
<@waltman> that's why we have a fucking national guard
<@bda> The Army, yes.
<@solios> we shipped the guard to Iraq, Walt.
<@ralfiboy> to feed the zombies?
<@waltman> or at least HAD one, before dubya sent them all off to iraq
<@bda> It's sort of like the CIA operating locally. :P
<@solios> which is in part why the mayor wants martial law.
<@bda> Yeah.
<@solios> since the PD can't deal.
<@waltman> feed fucking dubya's brain to the fucking zombies.
<@bda> WTG N00B prez lolz
<@waltman> if they can find it
<@bda> waltman: Not much of a meal.
<@ralfiboy> those zombies will be going hungry.
<@solios> waltman: that's like those expensiveass restaurants where you pay 9000$ a plate for a blade of grass from tazmania.

September 2, 2005 10:24 PM