CNN Link I found this line amusing... I also found this interesting. I know that there has been some complaints about the RNC disrupting life in NYC. The DNC sounds just as bad. I would be upset if I had to close my business for a week! But then I think back to my first Mardi Gras when I lived near the parade routes. I was too busy to stop and participate that year, and I was pissed at all of the street closures. I couldn't get to my house for hours at a time. Years later, I just close down my office Monday and Tuesday Mardi Gras week. You know what they say, you have to roll with the punches. And if you run your life on such a razor's edge that a week of non productivity will destroy you, then you kind of brought this on yourself.