Rex Noone at Voices of New Orleans thinks maybe it's time for a fresh new approach:
No more. The time has come to line up our boats, to tie them together and to stop the traffic on the Mississippi. We should do this right by the Crescent City Connection, the big bridge that connects downtown to Algiers.
This will be our sit-in on the river.
We should stop the traffic on that river until the country realizes who we are. There is no more time to wait patiently, to trust the government. There is no more time to be the Big Easy. It is time to get angry.
Think that might get some attention?