Folks once again James Gill shows why he is one of the best opinion columnist in the south. Here is a snippet from today’s piece on the continuing Porteous saga:
With a convicted felon on one hand, and Jefferson Parish judges on the other, there’s no way of figuring out who is telling the truth.
Truer words have never been spoken. Redflex will take more of ’em out IMHO.
Gill expertly points out how Tom Porteous’ brand of spread the wealth will not help him in the Senate. I continue to hear his family continues to be mortified at the spectacle that is Tom as he remains a defiant piggy.
Pigs get slaughtered.
In that short flight over the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I couldn’t believe what lay before my eyes.
What his eyes saw, however, Sun Herald photographer James Edward Bates captured with his camera. Bates tells his story in today’s Sun Herald and links to a gallery of 150 his photographs – “Most have not been published before this week”.
Wednesday, September 7, 2005
KILN, Miss. – Along Highway 603, Bruno’s Bar, with the spray-painted rebel flag on the concrete-block wall out front, is closed. So is the Cajun Connection, the Broke Spoke and just about every other dive on this stretch of sleepy Mississippi country road touched and tangled by Hurricane Katrina.
Even the catfish are belly-up in the farm ponds.
But rising above cattle fields and swampland and this ruined, rugged little town is Roddie Bilbo’s bedsheet tribute to the spirit of the people of Kiln. The effortless homage hangs from power lines, stretched taught with two bottles of spring water, for all of Highway 603 to see.
They do. Folks honk or whistle when they pass, a half-dozen of them by the hour. There goes a family in a Chevrolet Suburban stopping to take a picture. There’s a “woo-hoo!” from a pickup window.
“See, that’s what it does to people,” says Bilbo, eating jambalaya and green beans in his driveway a few nights ago. “It’s been like that since I put it up.” Continue reading “Slabbed remembers Katrina Plus 5: Determination Billows Along Mississippi Road. By Ben Montgomery of the Tampa”