"BE A NEW ORLEANIAN" is a bumper sticker phrase that I have seen on cars in the Metro New Orleans area as I have driven around. I would say up until yesterday, it always held pleasant connotations of New Orleans for me. It was a visual mental and emotional reminder that New Orleanian's, like peoples in no other city I have ever lived in up until now, (and I have lived in many, mostly coastal cities east and west coast for the last 30 years) welcomes you without clarification of how long you have lived here, etc. It has been my experience, except in the suburbs and the wealthier or more upscale areas of the city, that the New Orleanian's I meet, seem to be, and will tell me if I share with them that I have recently relocated to New Orleans, that they are glad I am a part of the city, and it is a wonderful feeling to be so.
Yesterday, Sunday, I went out to photograph as many different areas of the city as I could - letting my heart guide the way. As I set out for my journey I was driving down the road and saw the "BE A NEW ORLEANIAN" bumper sticker but this time it was placed directly beneath another bumper sticker as if the 2 thoughts were not independent of each other, but dependent upon each other as to how New Orleans and being a New Orleaninan should be defined. It immediately registered in my conciousness as an ominous sign and it seemed to me to be a talisman, (in this case defined as: anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions.) for those who come from a consciousness now re-awakened (remember the Puritans?) in America, that believe they know and are divinely inspired and appointed as to determine what is best for the greater good of the nation and will participate in the taking away of your rights, the rights of other nations and peoples, in order to bring about their version of "order".
2006 According to the National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy calculations, in 2006 Representative Jindal voted more conservative on social policy issues than 92 percent of the [HOUSE].
2005-2006 Representative Jindal supported the interests of the Campaign for Working Families 100 percent in 2005-2006.