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    The Last of Leeville: Chances Grow Slim for a Wide Spot in the Road in Louisiana

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    LEEVILLE, LA. -- Their eyes are bloodshot. Their scraggy skin glows reddish-brown. They clutch cans of beer. On the wooden deck of Griffin's Marina and Ice, they recoil when approached, like a nest of vipers.

    "We used to be fishermen," one sneers, drunk, seething with wounded pride. "But now we work for BP."
    For decades, storm surges have swallowed 14 square miles every year in the basins of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Last year the state redirected Highway 1 around Leeville to elevate the hurricane evacuation route. The town's only thoroughfare became a dead end. Now residents worry that a hurricane will drench the area with oil this summer, killing the root structure that keeps the very earth together.

    The renters at Leeville RV Park have skipped town, itching to break their year-long leases. Terry Serigny, whose family helped found Leeville and who was raised here on houseboats, turned off the freezers at his bait shop when he closed last month. He hopes to receive a second $5,000 payment from BP soon.


    "This is tearing us up," says Serigny, 57. "When everybody looks at each other, you can see it in people's eyes. We've fought recessions, and storm after storm. We can't fight this. . . . I don't have no other place to live. I only went to the sixth grade. It would be hard for me to wear a tie and have a briefcase and look for a job."
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    Re: The Last of Leeville: Chances Grow Slim for a Wide Spot in the Road in Louisiana

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Combining the threat of hurricanes with low altitude, is sound reasoning to avoid building such a home/town.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: The Last of Leeville: Chances Grow Slim for a Wide Spot in the Road in Louisiana

    "We used to be fishermen," one sneers, drunk, seething with wounded pride. "But now we work for BP."
    Three-quarters of the people in Lower Lafourche Parish work in the oilfield, anyway. The rest are either shrimpers, whose customers are mostly oilfield hands, or work in other industries that support the oilfield.

    The renters at Leeville RV Park have skipped town, itching to break their year-long leases.
    Most of those renters are journeymen, working oilfield jobs.

    But, hey, it's WAPO. No one expected them to tell the whole story.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: The Last of Leeville: Chances Grow Slim for a Wide Spot in the Road in Louisiana

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Three-quarters of the people in Lower Lafourche Parish work in the oilfield, anyway. The rest are either shrimpers, whose customers are mostly oilfield hands, or work in other industries that support the oilfield.



    Most of those renters are journeymen, working oilfield jobs.

    But, hey, it's WAPO. No one expected them to tell the whole story.
    Yep, I'll back you on that. Anything south of highway 90 is either seafood, farming or oil, with very few service sectors in between.

    EDIT - Fantastic people though.
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    Re: The Last of Leeville: Chances Grow Slim for a Wide Spot in the Road in Louisiana

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Yep, I'll back you on that. Anything south of highway 90 is either seafood, farming or oil, with very few service sectors in between.

    EDIT - Fantastic people though.
    I wish I could remember which leftist it was that called'em all a buncha, "racist coonasses". He knew that, because he spent a couple days in Grand Isle. That's probably why PBO handled this slick with his head in his ass, because they're nothing but a buncha racist coonasses.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: The Last of Leeville: Chances Grow Slim for a Wide Spot in the Road in Louisiana

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I wish I could remember which leftist it was that called'em all a buncha, "racist coonasses". He knew that, because he spent a couple days in Grand Isle. That's probably why PBO handled this slick with his head in his ass, because they're nothing but a buncha racist coonasses.
    The level of incompetance and dishonesty is insane.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: The Last of Leeville: Chances Grow Slim for a Wide Spot in the Road in Louisiana

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    The level of incompetance and dishonesty is insane.
    Did you hear that Boudreaux and Thibodeaux went to work helping clean pelicans?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: The Last of Leeville: Chances Grow Slim for a Wide Spot in the Road in Louisiana

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Did you hear that Boudreaux and Thibodeaux went to work helping clean pelicans?
    Hasn't gotten to me yet. This oughta be good.
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    Re: The Last of Leeville: Chances Grow Slim for a Wide Spot in the Road in Louisiana

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Hasn't gotten to me yet. This oughta be good.
    Yeah, they had skinned 23 birds, before they got fired.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: The Last of Leeville: Chances Grow Slim for a Wide Spot in the Road in Louisiana

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yeah, they had skinned 23 birds, before they got fired.
    An honest mistake here.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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