Waveland’s Michael Grimm wins a cool million singing his grandparents out of their Katrina trailer in America’s Got Talent

Nowdy introduced the Slabbed Nation to Waveland guy Michael Grimm back in June.  Tonight his dreams came true winning America’s Got Talent. We can’t wait to see him back home at the Silver Slipper.  Congratulations Michael!


“as near a dictionary definition of ‘damning with faint praise’ as you’re likely to get” – Fortune reports lone CEO supporting Obama is Allstate’s Tom Wilson!

“We’re screwed” wrote the SLABBED reader who sent an email with the link to CEO support of Obama: The lone voice from Allstate:

Allstate CEO Tom Wilson is a rare breed: a corporate executive who hasn’t soured on the Obama administration. After a summer of increasingly loud complaints from business leaders that the White House is hostile to private enterprise, Wilson is calling for a cease-fire.

A Chicago native and early Obama supporter, Wilson went to Washington, DC, last week to present the findings of the latest in a series of quarterly polls the insurance giant is cosponsoring to track American economic attitudes. The survey — officially the Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll — painted a dark picture of the impact the recession is having on the public outlook…

Lots of food for thought in this article but, nonetheless, “faint praise” for Obama.