Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New Orleans is Stinking

Since Katrina blew ashore and cleaned things up a bit New Orleans has become such a happening place to live that people from everywhere like such as are heading there in droves. Even the jet set power couple Brangelina have gone down and bought a quaint little mansion and moved in with their adopted tribe. I wish them the best, but considering the most recent murder statistics from the New Orleans PD I fear their desire to be at the cutting edge of cool could turn tragically hip.

So far this year the cesspool of the south has seen 137 murders, August being a particularly good month with 27 killings in its first 29 days. The long and short of it is that New Orleans is on pace for 215 murders this year, which would give the city a homicide rate of 80, per 100,000 people. For the record, that's about 30 points ahead of the other contending killing fields. Those of you who have been paying attention will remember that the all time U.S. American murder rate is 86 ( New Orleans 1994, duh) so we are a little off the record pace at the moment. No sweat, though, even if a new record isn't set the champion is sure to retain her title.

While we await the final tally, please keep a good thought for Brangelina and their chocolate children. Their's is a mean and dangerous city.

Personally, I would feel safer in the Iraq.


The Archduke of Arrogance said...

It's about time! We've been waiting patiently for Chocolate city murder update. I for one will be disappointed if they don't break the record, maybe steroids would help.

Seriously though, The Iraq is nothing to joke about,because as long as U.S Americans don't have maps like such as Asians, then South African education, over here, for the future of our children.

Think about it. I dare you.

The Archduke

King Selfish said...

I thought about it and now my head is about to explode.