Guilt by association: John Young fires Jefferson Parish purchasing director Patti Lasalle

My sources in Parish government indicate Lasalle actually did a very good job for the Parish running the purchasing department.  The problem is that she is sister to Charlotte Burnell. Ms Burnell may well be a bad actor in the Redflex portion of the political corruption scandal but this termination due to relations is not going over well with our chirpin’ birdies.

There still remains dead workers walking at Yenni.


Soft on crime: Boss Hogg Haley Barbour releases another coast murderer early.

First it was “Michael David Graham, who had stalked his ex-wife, Adrienne Klasky, before shooting her to death in 1989 while she sat in her car at a traffic light in Pascagoula.” Graham scrubbed toilets at the Gov’s mansion and Boss Hogg evidently took a shine to him. Now we find out that despite repeated denials from Boss Hogg’s office, Barbour also had a role in the early release of Joseph Goff after serving just 8 years of a 20 year sentence he received for the premeditated killing of  Kyle Todd by shooting him through the front window of  Todd’s house “while Todd was standing by a Christmas tree inside his family’s Gautier home on Dec. 8, 2001. Todd died in his mother’s arms.”

Geoff Pender and Margaret Baker have all the skinny for the Sun Herald on this inexcusable early release of a guy who frankly deserves to rot forever behind bars IMHO.

Willie Horton indeed.


My mind is open to the possibility Chris Roberts did not have toys as a child…

Courtesy of a reader

….just seems like all of his campaign props are like huge kids’ toys…..

Indeed it does. Perhaps he took a lesson from Joe Camel and is going after prepubescent voters or maybe he just didn’t have toys as a kid.

As always Slabbed reports you decide.


Today is Grand Jury day for the Jefferson Parish Council…

Actually Grand Jury day 2. Rich Rainey filed a short report for the T-P where he includes a nuance previously missing from the earlier reporting concerning the exact type of subpoena that was issued as all subpoenas are evidently not created equal.


The Chris Roberts postcard story ripples across the media.

West Bank Soprano in Training Chris Roberts

But first we must check out Patricia’s parody of this latest election dustup between Teams Baudier and Roberts. Great stuff Patricia!

I knew the story would be getting a comprehensive looksie from the local media and indeed our pic of the flier ended up on the Channel 4 story, which is the shortest of the bunch.

Fox8 finally got their report online which includes a video report on the matter.

Finally we have WDSU, usually MIA from the Jefferson Parish beat with a story from the courthouse.  I suspect Roberts was their primary source given the real-time nature of the reporting.

Stay tuned as we’re told Team Baudier will be holding a press conference on this matter today, most likely to accentuate Robert’s many nefarious political connections including the ownership of River Birch Landfill.


Now this warms the cockles of my heart…

Whether you can him by my pet name Nunny or Billy Nungesser it has been clear to me since the oil spill that Plaquemines Parish Prez Billy Nungesser is a corrupt sack of shit.  According to Lee Zurich at Fox 8 it appears the Feds are thinking the same thing and it goes beyond trying to stiff  Gidget out of her prostitution tab.  If the Feds are looking at Nunny I’d say there is also a good chance there is also a Jack Stevens in the woodpile too.

Anyone seen Anderson Cooper?  My mind is open to the possibility that most of his regular oil spill guests will end up doing time at the ol’ Greybar Hotel before this is over.