Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Ten Years

Going through my blog, I notice that I've been blogging for over ten years.  I started in 2005, and in September, we were going through the throes of Katrina and Rita.  On this day in 2005 , in New Orleans, the Chief of Police, Eddie Compass issued instructions to confiscate firearms in the stricken city.

The residents of this good state were outraged and in days, Compass had resigned in disgrace.  In the aftermath, Louisiana passed strong laws forbidding the confiscation of firearms, even during an emergency.  Later, the Louisiana voters approved a state constitutional amendment that makes possession of firearms a fundamental right, subject only to strict scrutiny.  The elected officials of that time are gone.

The then-Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin is in federal prison.  The then-governor, Katherine Blanco is retired from politics.  Our US Senator from that time Mary Landrieu, didn't survive her next election.The Katrina/Rita debacle pretty much made a clean sweep of the Democrats in office. Now, Louisiana is a bright-red state and we've made dramatic reforms in our gun laws to make sure that in an emergency, The People have the ability to defend themselves.

It's been ten years, and I'm still blogging.  How about that?


North Texan said...

Think I've been following almost that long too. Started reading you, Tam and someone who ran a blog called Xavier's Thoughts years ago. Glad you are still going. Happy Anniversary.

Sher Khan said...

Many thanks for sticking with your blog this long. Hope you will continue -- I read it daily, and it's kinda like having a (one-way) chat with a neighbor across the fence. I'm from the next state north of you, but stuck on the East Coast, so I appreciate your tales and comments just that much more.

Eaton Rapids Joe said...

You are one of my daily reads.

You are also one of the bloggers that I tried to emulate when I started blogging.

Thanks for blogging!

Retired Spook said...

I spent two weeks following Katrina working with the St. Tammany Sheriff's Department, doing SAR (although it was more recovery than rescue). Has it really been that long?
Missed a grandson's first birthday, and found out about another grandson's birth while down there.

Worked with some of the best people you'll ever meet while I was there, both in the sheriff's dept. and with the teammates that traveled down with me.

And they're still catching bull sharks in Pontchartrain!