Zombie we feel your pain. At least James Gill has come to the Cedric Richmond Party.

A crook is a crook is a crook regardless of party affiliation folks and we live that mantra here at Slabbed.  The congressman of the slabbed, New Orleans native Gene Taylor, well understands this too which is why he was one of the few early innovators in the House of Representatives over that corrupt sack of shit that is New York Congressman Charlie Rangel.  I suspect the occasional hit pieces from the far left of Gene’s own party that occasionally land in the media are no doubt related to his stance on Rangel needing to resign but history and his constituents will judge Gene kindly on this matter IMO.  Given what’s out there in the political world its nice to have a guy in DC looking out for us here on the coast that is honest.

New Orleanians on the other hand have long had a penchant for sending the most dishonest people they could to DC and the results show.  The local Dems are doing it again backing a corrupt political hack in Cedric Richmond against Joe Cao for Bill Jefferson’s old house seat. Frankly it is mind boggling, especially given the fantastic investigative journalism going on over at Damabala’s place, the American Zombie where he has chronicled Richmond looting a charity with Ike Spears in a way they certainly learned from the Jeffersons. Dambala’s work has thus far been ignored by the NOLA area media who evidently thought they had that luxury in 2010.  I think it was a collective miscalculation.

The commentary to Dambala’s posts on the topic have been interesting as there are some evidently otherwise intelligent folks who appear to subscribe to the theory that a crook from my political party is better than an honest man from the other.  I’ll pull the lever for the honest man every time and plan to support a gentleman for Gov here in Mississippi that is both honest and Republican. It is the same reason I don’t think twice voting for Gene. Continue reading “Zombie we feel your pain. At least James Gill has come to the Cedric Richmond Party.”

Catching up on the ironing – Operation Wrinkled Robe and the Impeachment of Judge Thomas Porteous

The “good news” is Sop “saved the day” – actually, he “saved” and published my “Say not” post after my computer locked yesterday.  The “bad news” is that my post was missing a link – literally and figuratively!

“Missing links”  appear to be the hallmark of the impeachable conduct of Judge Thomas Porteous –  many, no doubt,  hidden beneath the wrinkles in his robe .

In the interest of “catching up on the ironing”, I’ll first set up the board; i.e., a chronology of events relative to the impeachment charges against Porteous:

He was a judge on the 24th Judicial District Court of Louisiana from 1984 to 1994…nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana… and confirmed by the United States Senate on October 7, 1994… In 2001, Porteous filed for bankruptcy, which led to revelations in the press about his private life, specifically the fact that he was alleged to have had close ties with local bail bond magnate Louis Marcotte III, at the center of a corruption probe, which has more recently led to his being the subject of investigation himself by federal investigators. In May 2006, Porteous, beset by the recent loss of his home due to Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and the death of his wife a few months later, and still under investigation by a federal grand jury, was granted temporary medical leave and began a year-long furlough from the federal bench.

“On June 18, 2008 the Judicial Conference of the United States transmitted a certificate[8] to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives expressing the Conference’s determination that consideration of impeachment of Porteous might be warranted” and, on March 11, 2010, the House passed a four-article Resolution of Impeachment.

The outrage over Porteous’ current effort to “game the system”, defeat the impeachment charges and return to the bench is due in part to his past success in “gaming the system” as stated in Continue reading “Catching up on the ironing – Operation Wrinkled Robe and the Impeachment of Judge Thomas Porteous”

Wednesday Music: “The shit is hitting the fan” with Tom Porteous. Ozzie knows best…

I’ve listened to preachers
I’ve listened to fools
I’ve watched all the dropouts
Who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and you live the role

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VorC_GHQnSc] Continue reading “Wednesday Music: “The shit is hitting the fan” with Tom Porteous. Ozzie knows best…”

Jefferson Parish news miscellany. Another Wilkinson in print. Cock-up before conspiracy? Providence Engineering now in the game.

A reader sent me this link to a Mark Waller story late yesterday afternoon with a simple observation.

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The question of course, regards Terri Wilkinson, assistant planning director in Jefferson Parish.

We’re normally not the type of place that would drag the families of disgraced, soon to be indicted former Parish employees into the mud gratuitously but with Tom Wilkinson in law Nancy Cassagne running West Jefferson Medical Center despite a complete lack of qualification and given that Terri likely would have fallen under Tom’s special friend Debbie on the old organization chart makes this topic fair game IMHO.

Speaking of Tom Wilkinson I wonder if he ever figured out the extent to which he was despised in the Yenni Building.  I’ve had several current parish employees tell me of Tom’s fondness for calling department heads into his office for the singular purpose of shouting at them for kicks.  Asking the victim/employee to shut the door behind them after he was done cursing them I’m told Wilkinson would then giggle at the pointless dressing down he laid on his hapless victim. Continue reading “Jefferson Parish news miscellany. Another Wilkinson in print. Cock-up before conspiracy? Providence Engineering now in the game.”