Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.) chose to purchase several "inexpensive lodging facilities" to replace the out-dated trailers that have become home for Katrina survivors.
Each apartment complex, which was built in the late 1940's, will cost an estimated $375,000, not to mention an additional $50 million more to move the apartments from Chicago's Southside to New Orleans. New Orleans' mayor Ray Naygen presented this idea to the Louisiana legislation about 18 months ago and it was discarded for six weeks. After it received approval from this level, it spent 16 months collecting dust in a F.E.M.A. filing cabinet.
"We are just so backed-up with paperwork that we didn't even know it was in there for over a year." said F.E.M.A. spokesperson Rodger Dodger. "I know it's been two years since the storm (Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005) but we were over-worked before Katrina."
Ray Naygen spoke to reporters saying, "F.E.M.A. is to slow they just don't like to work for Black people. Those honkies want our 'Chocolate City.' But they can't have it, can they?" Naygen then shook his head "no" and left the podium refusing to take any questions.
President Bush did the smart thing, for once, and did not speak on the matter.