A state in the United States of America which ranked dead last in a recent study of brain health, ranked third in obese people, and 4 years removed from Hurrican Katrina still looks like a ghost town; primarily the East New Orleans area, where entire shopping and residential areas are completely abandoned, but also in the downtown area just off Canal Street where high rise buildings still have boards in windows and appear to be unoccupied.
Oh, but tourists, fear not, for Bourbon Street still houses a large selection of bars and strip clubs as well as streets that must be washed, literally, everymorning to remove the human waste and spilled beer.
The French Quarter atmosphere would have you think that this is very liberal-minded state, however, most of the people retain very low education, as shown by recent studies, and thus, vote conservative. But how else would you expect a people to behave when they are surrounded by 20 foot walls that keep flood waters out?
"The recent earthquake in China was this year's Louisiana, but officials predict recovery time will not be as prolonged."