You guys are going to need another plan of attack. Blaming the victims is a tried and true tactic, in fact insurer State Farm mastered the maneuver down here little under 5 years ago.
To illustrate that damage to Louisiana has been overstated, reporter Sharon Churcher drops in on the Vu-Doo Lounge in Lafourche Parish where she observes a fisherman blasting BP while buying his friends a round of Bud Light.
Share “The large amounts of beer being consumed made it clear,” she writes, “… that the Lounge’s patrons still had some source of income.”
But please don’t use that anecdote as proof that coastal Louisianians were doing well. To illustrate the opposite point, she cites the figure that 16 percent of Grand Isle residents were living beneath the poverty line. “The rotted teeth and prematurely aged faces of most of those I meet lead me to believe the real figure may be double that.”
Did a Brit just diss our teeth? Did she not see the Simpsons episode where Ralphie is scared straight after seeing “The Big Book of British Smiles”?
Getting put down by the British has been decidedly less delightful than advertised. The well-phrased insult can be hilarious — even to the intended target. But the uninspired poppycock being hurled at us from across the pond has done nothing but intensify the anger over what’s been done to us.
Well the Brits tried to f*ck with this area once before but evidently the memory is lost. Here is a quick history lesson for you guys: