With the collection of news on my desktop, a catch-all catch-up revival of “SLABBED Daily is in order – regardless of just how “daily” such posts will be.
- First up is MDEQ releases Pecan Grove landfill sample results from last Friday’s Sun Herald:
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality posted a news release on its Web site Friday containing the results of testing of oil waste at the Pecan Grove landfill in Harrison County. From samples taken July 9 it did not detect hazardous elements in the oil-spill waste.”
“The results showed the tar ball-like material was non-detect for the crude-oil components that are considered to be hazardous — metals, and volatile and semivolatile organic compounds,” according to the release. “These hazardous components are stripped away by the natural weathering that occurs in the weeks or months it takes for the oil to travel from the well site to Mississippi. The remaining material is comprised of high molecular weight hydrocarbons similar to asphalt.
Anyone else wondering what MDEQ didn’t test for that the sample contained? Just saying that with certain coastal state universities selling out to BP, all research becomes suspect (unless it comes from Rob Young and other scientists like those at the University of South Alabama).
- Since it wasn’t lawnmower oil ol’ Phil was sniffing after all, you’d think we would welcome “fresh air” in Mississippi. However, State Street Posts reports Mississippi Public Broadcasting dropped ” ‘Fresh Air’ due to ‘gratuitous discussions on issues of an explicit sexual nature’ “.
Naturally, I had to follow the link provided and check out the facebook page for “Bring Fresh Air back to Mississippi” and, naturally, I then had to follow the link from facebook to that “gratuitous discussion” AKA The Louis CK Interview That Got ‘Fresh Air’ Banned from Mississippi.
It’s sooooo embarrassing, but clearly my duty, to inform our readers that it appears some of the same people who can’t take a joke – “because nobody has sex in Mississippi and there are certainly no unattractive or overweight people who live there” – think nothing of letting BP f#@$ with our universities.
- The Hill reports Louisiana Senator Mary “Landrieu presses Navy secretary to help keep shipyard in her battered state“ (h/t Y’all Politics):
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is pressing Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to help prevent the closure of a major shipyard in her state…Northrop Grumman announced late Tuesday that it would close its Avondale shipyard in early 2013 after it completes work on two Navy LPD-17 amphibious assault ships. The company will transfer the work on the remaining LPD-17 ships to its yard in Pascagoula, Miss. Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush on Wednesday announced that the company will also shutter smaller yards at Tallulah and Waggaman.
- Last, and in no particular order, I offer these links for readers to check out:
- Will Bardwell’s new catch-all “Dicta” begins with a shout out to “Emily Wagster-Pettus of the Associated Press…[who]… analyzes the continuing absence of women in elected state politics. Most noteworthy for this blog’s purposes is her mention of the Mississippi Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, which are home to just one and two women, respectively.
- Mississippi Litigation Review spills the beans with Oil Spill Plaintiff Lawyers Battle Over Who Gets to Argue at the MDL Hearin
- Jackson Jambalaya, “a jambalaya of commentary, politics, culture, and jackassery in Jackson, Mississippi” adds to the mix with State Supreme Court to Judge Green on Irby recusal: Not so fast – interesting to SLABBED readers for the opportunity to learn more about the current MSSC thinking on recusal as the Court considers Judge Green’s Reply.
- Ipse Blogit points out the “Columbus Dispatch is reporting on a Noxubee County case where cheating husband and his supposed mistress were arrested for adultery and fornication” in An option I’m sure Chip Pickering is relieved Leisha Pickering did not pursue.