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August 14, 2006 at 8:43 pm 18 comments

This picture was taken at the Army Corps’ flood gate construction site.  It’s right across the street from my house.

Words escape me…….

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is that transparency i see? transparency, indeed

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  • 1. Slimbolala  |  August 14, 2006 at 8:48 pm

    Amazing. Simply amazing. At first I didn’t notice the sign and just though, “Huh. Look at that.” Then I noticed it and… well… wow! That’s an unintended irony of hurricane-sized proportions.

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  • 2. NewOrleansTruth  |  August 15, 2006 at 1:43 am

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  • 3. Editor B  |  August 15, 2006 at 2:53 pm

    Jesus.

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  • 4. Nathan Morrison  |  August 15, 2006 at 4:27 pm

    That sign speaks volumes. In addition to the ‘Elephant in the Room’ irony mentioned, it also seems that there were 3 other attempts at creating that particular sign before they got even that ‘right’ LOL.

    I wonder what the person at the ‘Corp’ who instituted that slogan as policy (probably over 50 years ago) would have to say about the failure of current Corp of Bungaleers?

    Thanks for posting this. And keep your heads up down there NOLA folks 🙂

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  • 5. Sarah  |  August 15, 2006 at 4:47 pm

    I have to say that one of my favorite things about this picture is the standing water in the foreground. Apparently “quality” is many things, but not efficient drainage.

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  • 6. wetbankguy  |  August 16, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    I hope you don’t mind if I report the actual picture and not just a link (with attrib/credit of course)

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  • 7. Dangle 24-7  |  August 16, 2006 at 5:26 pm

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  • 8. Schroeder  |  August 17, 2006 at 4:41 am

    Great find!!!

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  • 9. Loki  |  August 17, 2006 at 10:23 pm

    That just says it all so succinctly….

    Thank you!

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  • 10. Suspect Device: The Blog » Ghaaah  |  August 18, 2006 at 10:32 am

    […] This picture was taken at the Army Corps’ flood gate construction site. […]

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  • 11. Rob Kier  |  August 24, 2006 at 7:46 pm

    Hey, if it’s okay with you, we’d like to use this image on http://www.radioopensource.org: the blog-fueled public radio show. Of course you would be credited. Let us know.

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