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…former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin appeared on MSNBC on Friday to offer preparedness advice for those in Hurricane Irene’s path


  1. Caged Insanity
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 9:25 am |

    Is there some competition going on for the most irrelevant has-been?

  2. bocopro
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 9:31 am |

    First, park all your buses and drain the fuel tanks.
    Tell your citizens not to panic; the cops’ radios won’t work, so freebies will abound in shops.
    For rebuilding, lay in a large supply of chocolate.
    Blame Bush.

  3. Melissa In Texas
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 9:40 am |

    You gotta be kidding!
    Irrelevant indeed.

  4. greenlantern2011
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 9:55 am |

    May as well have brought in this level-headed guy for the weather report:

  5. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 10:43 am |

    Asking for the *opinions* of a guy riding the streets of NaOleens on a horse, wearing the rank of a full General—-during Katrina—- is like declaring Sean Penn to have been the leader of the *boat flotilla* sent to rescue the citizens there, trapped on rooftops!

    Ray Nagin, the top meteorologist on The Weather Channel! What could go wrong?

  6. MCPO
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 11:03 am |

    I believe Mr. Nagin high-tailed it to Houston well ahead of his constituents.

  7. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 11:17 am |

    Step 1: Oust any Nagins in your local gov’t.

  8. tctsunami
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 11:55 am |

    Well of course MSNBC wanted him, after all his new company not only does diaster consulting but is green and can give you political advice.

    He is after all, a Recovery Expert. (wipeing my ass in the normal way will resume shortly, yea, I hit the “print” button by mistake).

  9. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 11:58 am |

    This has to be a sick joke.

  10. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm |

    Good thing it was on MSNBC, so only three people saw it.

  11. bocopro
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm |

    On a blog somewhere when this j/o was playin race cards and trumpin everybody else’s hand with BlameBush jokers, somebody posted a translation of the word nagin from Hindi or some other language which meant “nekkid.”

    Of course he also shared the meanings of related words:

    Nude = disrobed, unclothed, au naturel
    Naked = unclothed, vulnerable
    Nekkid = ain’t got no clothes on and is up to somethin

  12. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm |

    Would one of you English majors tell me if it’s “Buck naked” or “Butt naked” inquiring minds want to know.

  13. Melissa In Texas
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm |

    ^As a kid, if my gramma was listening, it was buck naked.
    If she was out of earshot, it was butt naked. That woman wielded a mean switch. ^

  14. bocopro
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm |

    When I was a kid back in the 40s, the term was very clearly “buck” naked. As I recall, it originated from the habit of young Amerind boys running around completely naked much of the time, basically until puberty.

    The term “young buck” was used to refer to Amerind boys, and the “naked” was in that regard redundant.

    Later, the term migrated to apply to African male slaves, also referred to as “bucks” and generally naked when put on the auction block for sale.

    I’m dealing from memory here, so I got no links to support all this. However, had I gone on with the doctorate, my specialty was linguistics, and I’ve always tended to research words and terms which I was curious about. Don’t think I actually researched those, tho; merely took the word of my elders (which was kinda common with kids in my youth if one wasn’t fond of backhands and razor strops).

    “Butt naked” sorta says the same thing, tho, so today they’re prob’ly interchangeable, and equally politically incorrect, for many reasons, particularly the ethnic implications of buck.

  15. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm |

    That always puzzled me in the early 50`s (we got a TV in 1952) when on Saturdays I watched “Buck Rodgers”, a space show. Back then it was considered *modern future*… Buck had a neat uniform, a plastic space gun and always flew in an exact replica of a V2 rocket with cigarette smoke comin out the tail and you could see the wires holding the model as it flew in space, making the sound of a vaccum cleaner….*Buck* was PC correct as a nickname for all pilots…

  16. bocopro
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm |

    You got a TV in 52? In 52???

    Ain’t you all mod-ren.

    My mother provided me with a nice li’l house to live in when she remarried in ’53. ‘Course along with the new digs came an alcoholic stepfather. Actually, that’s prob’ly not fair — actually, he was a drunken womanizer, not a true alcoholic.

    Anyway, he finally got a tiny li’l B & W TV so he could watch the Friday night fights ’cause Mother told him he had to quit runnin around or she’d throw his stuff out onto the front lawn. That was late 53, I b’lieve . . . and we got TWO WHOLE CHANNELS!!

    Fargin WOW! man. On a really, REALLY good evenin, we could pull in one Chicago station (if you liked wiggly characters with li’l ghosts standin beside ‘em.

    Then one day one of my uncles helped us put up a decent antenna and the ghosts went away and we had THREE FARGIN CHANNELS!!!! Hell, I musta watched at LEAST, oh . . . ’round, maybe 3 hours of TV a WEEK!!!

    Most of us really weren’t too much interested in that stuff, as I reckon you weren’t either, Colonel, preferring instead chasin girls and aggravatin the local cops, or vice versa, dependin on phases of the moon . . . or somethin, can’t remember exactly what.

  17. Paul
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm |

    Maybe he will get his NOPD cop friends to shoot everyone who objects. They were mighty good at that in the last one.

    Did he suggest for everyone to blame Bush?

  18. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm |

    All’s I can figure is that MSNBC is desperate to find some non-white talking heads for their inclusivenessiness quota.
    You know, Al “we much” Sharpton, now Ray “school bus” Nagin.
    Who’s next … Libya expert Cynthia McKinney?

  19. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 7:42 pm |

    MSNBC is becoming more irrelevant every day.

  20. Lance
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 7:58 am |

    OK, here’s the ‘straight skinny’ on Ray ‘Floods’ Nagin!
    Every school bus manufacturer & dealer has kicked into
    the pot to ‘retain’ disaster consultant, Ray Nagin.
    They figgur he’ll double their bidness this year.