Monday, July 25, 2011

It's Good To Be Cajun

Yesterday I finally got to visit the Blanchard's. I left the Broussard, LA around 6pm last night with several pounds of fresh gulf shrimp, a jar of pepperjelly, a book titled "Remarkable Louisiana Women", a Qui Ca Saints t-shirt, go boxes full of bbq chicken wrapped in bacon, redfish, chicken sausage, smoked sausage, bbq shrimp, a new ice chest with my name written all over it, and a plan to go to an insect museum with the newest Blanchard's as well as a Saints game.

No one got into a fight, I did accidentally state that Reagan is a liberal these days, but we kept it to how wonderful New Orleans is and ate a lot of meat and drank a lot of wine and talked about Edwin Edwards, the best part of being Cajun anyway.

The RESTORE the Gulf bill was released on Thursday. This is the legislation that asks that 80% of the Clean Water Act fines return to the Gulf Coast for ecosystem and economic restoration. It doesn't include a number of points that we had been demanding like a Regional Citizens Advisory Council, which would help watchdog the energy industry on the Gulf Coast.

Qui Ca!
Renee Claire

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