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  • Nawlins Trout

    Re: Political sign Uptown

    I really don’t understand why our councilwoman is involved? Those signs have been there for months. The people that live in the neighborhood could care less about the signs and think it’s his right to express his opinion on his property. The people you are causing the disturbance don’t live in the neighborhood, don’t have to look at the signs, probably had to get directions to find them. Guidry should worry about representing people in her district and their rights, like this property owner.

    Just to give you an idea of the people protesting, take a look at this video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vqgPZOAmrg

  • http://Uptownrobberies Diogonese

    If the police cannot and will not protect citizens, then vigilantes can get the job done. Heed the call, Uptown. Heed the call.

  • Paladin

    I am very interested in a membership drive. I have long sensed the need for closer media scrutiny for the Uptown area. Someone needs to watch Tulane much more closely.

  • Ferngrrl

    Happy to help as best I can. East and West Carrollton tend to get forgotten by the “regular” media, and regular folks’ interests and concerns are as important as those of more well-heeled folks–we’re a community of many and our variety is what makes us [priceless].