I am hearing stories of open warfare between Team Young and the Parish Council at today’s council meeting. (Updated)

I’m all ears if those that witnessed it are willing to share in comments, especially if you got silly pictures of Mini-me in action.  😉

As always Slabbed’s hotline is open 24/7 365.


A reader was kind enough to dial up the Slabbed hotline after my last comment to this post with a comment that bears repeating:

Mike Thomas and Chris Coulon are fraternity brothers.  Phi Gamma Delta at LSU.  They are very good friends.  Oh yeah, another of their pledge class, Timmy Porteous.  The motto of FIJI is “friendship is the sweetest influence”

And of course doing some googling now has me wondering about their ENRON connection. You can’t make this stuff up!


Butch Ward loses one in Gulfport. A City Redistricting Update.

Besides tracking the movements of Team Ward in Louisiana the wing of the family under former Jefferson Parish Councilman Butch Ward has been active in Mississippi via a track of wetland they own south of I-10 between the Canal Road and Highway 49 exits.  The interchange at US 49 is on 16th section land and it is fully developed so it is logical the frontage on I-10 going west to Canal Road would be the natural path for more commercial development.  MDOT took the entire piece of land from Ward for the new port connector road that is under construction and both Team Ward and the City cried foul taking the USACOE to federal court to oppose taking the entire parcel. Our prior posts on this topic in chronological order from oldest to newest can be found here, here, here, herehere and here.

I mention all this because Anita Lee is reporting for the Sun Herald that the Gulfport City Council did not take the Highway 49 commercial corridor away from the historically black city council district to include in District 7 as originally proposed in a deal that would have benefitted Butch Ward as district 7 council person Cara Puchu is pro development.  The current city council person for the area is Ella Holmes Hines who has constituents in the Turkey Creek area that have flooding problems that would certainly be worsened by Team Ward style “fill and build” development.


In this episode of Magnum J.D.: Slabbed solves the mystery of Foti’s facinorous fecalith

Last week I published a curious letter of recommendation for Team Magnum from former Louisiana attorney General Charles Foti which our readers know came from Magnum’s official website.  The verdict is in and the legal community gave the letter 2 big thumbs down with many observers mentioning it represents a serious ethical breach on Foti’s part. But that letter was really the question as we must explore the case where it entered the public domain and luckily for us a little mouse familiar with the doings in town was kind enough to give us a tip and Slabb’s own Secret Agent 99 was kind enough to accept the assignment of researching the CDC archives.

So without further adieu allow me to present Magnum v Safe Storage, a fee suit involving a former friend with a tawdry back story. This case settled, likely after that letter from Foti surfaced in discovery. Click the pic to get the 12 page pdf of Mag’s complaint and Safe Storage’s answer. ~ sop