There is a method to my madness and thanks to Mr Steve Theriot and his band of thugs on Parish Council I have a chance to properly introduce the Slabbed Nation to Angela Russell. But before I get to Angela, how about a word from our sponsor, Ed Rust’s State Farm.
Folks I can’t be there because I sure wish I could represent the Slabbed Nation and report the meeting. That said I’m certain the men and women on the Parish Council want to hear what the public thinks about spending over $300/hour on a lawyer(s) filing a SLAPP suit against anonymous bloggers. I do know this, the most famous blogger in this great nation’s history is certainly rolling over in his grave.
Slabbed began with insurance and it remains, as Chuck Berry would say, our “Alma Mater”. I don’t want to speak too soon but every chance I get, I watch some of the 6 hours of Nellie Williams depo footage that was shared with us a while back. I understand that Mrs Williams buckled under the pressure of her questioning before the federal grand jury.
And boy howdy does Nowdy got some great stuff coming from the ol’ Video Depo Bank. 🙂
And then there is the stuff we just can’t talk about yet. Damn!
There is little rest for the weary or the Slabbed. Thanks for the link friend.
Folks we’re very gratified by the outpouring of support we’ve received in the comments here on Slabbed, on Twitter, from other journalists and the NOLA Blogosphere. We have a few stops to make this morning and we’ll begin with Val Bracy’s story which aired last night on Fox 8:
Jefferson Parish and Interim Parish President Steve Theriot filed suit Friday in order to get the identities of people who have written critical comments on two blogs. “I think the goal is to silence people that have been publishing very insightful commentary on the internet regarding the workings of parish government,” said Doug Handshoe, co-creator of the blog spot Slabbed. Handshoe and his partner started Slabbed in 2007 as an informational outlet for voters, mostly in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Thankfully the video report and “mug shot” did not make the WVUE website but Fox 8’s legal analyst Joe Raspanti was no doubt scratching his head (as were many others) as we continue:
I would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested to attend the Yenni Building Bible Study on Mondays at 12:30 in the Conference room off the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor. We meet for one hour and are studying Matthew right now. No preparation needed just come and enjoy fellowship with others who confessed, repented and are forgiven. And who confess, repent and are forgiven daily. Not perfect, just forgiven.
We are hoping to offer Bible Study every day at lunch time to reach as many as possible. And again no prep needed as we read the selection out loud and then discuss.
Anne Marie made it clear to me that the invitation was extended to everyone in Parish government and that weapons are checked at the door as the only goal of this devotion was “to learn the only important truth in life.”
Folks this is the end result of an out of area talking head that listens too much to Glenn Beck pretending to be an expert on Hurricane Katrina and the botched federal response. Trust me when I say that educating that bunch of knot heads from upstate Mississippi is no easy task since they prefer to keep their own company (some folks call that inbreeding), remain ideologically pure and thus ignorant. Times Picayune columnist Jarvis DeBerry, like our own Editilla, is an upstate escapee that also wells knows the score since they happened to be around on August 29, 2005. DeBerry sets the record right in case ol’ Sid is interested in learning a few things: