The Hayride goes postal on John Alario. A corruption makes for strange bedfellows update. :-)

Well folks what can I say except Slabbed is  loved both by conservatives and progressives. Of late it has been the GOP that has reached out to Slabbed finding common ground with us on the subject of certain crooks such as newly minted Republican John Alario and SPEECH.  So along those lines Scott McKay at the Hayride, a hard-line republican resource that is listed in our blogroll, has done a couple of posts on why Alario is dangerous to Louisiana that are worth linking here on Slabbed:

RINO’s And Democrats Seem Intent On Making Alario Senate President

The Anti-Alario Effort Moves To Facebook

I’m not much on partisan politics folks but in Alario’s case, Scott makes the case IMHO. Both links are well worth reading. To add to the general discussion has anyone seen Alario’s protegé Steve TheRiot lately?


Let’s talk a bit more about the Billy’s Hill Trail Society, Trout Point Lodge, Charles Leary and Aaron Broussard.

Let’s hop into the wayback machine folks to explore one of the things that got me interested in the connection between soon to be indicted Aaron Broussard of Jefferson parish Political corruption Scandal infamy and his fiscal agents in Nova Scotia at Trout Point Lodge, namely the Billy’s Hill Trail Society. You see while Charles Leary was threatening the Times Picayune with a defamation suit as is his habit we uncovered Aaron Broussard’s name openly listed on the internet as a member of the non-profit society along with Trout Point Lodge, Charles Leary and Vaughn Perret. This makes sense as Broussard owned two adjacent cabins to Trout Point that were serviced by the Lodge so drawing visitors to the area via the trails made sense.

I say this because as soon as I posted the link to Slabbed it was broken by Leary who controls the Acadian Farms website.  I think it is rich that the website for their failed goat farm has become a great source to expose a few lies that have come from Nova Scotia. You see you can run and break links but you can’t hide folks as Wayback Machine has the way Leary’s Billy’s Hill page looked like when Aaron Broussard was a bit more fashionable.

Of course this does not answer the question what is the function of the Billy’s Hill Trail Society.  Luckily for us a reader sent me a link from the Town of Yarmouth, specifically the South West Shore Development Authority, an economic development agency with its share of troubles.  Before we get to that I’d like to direct everyone to page 9 of the following PDF which contains the following blurb:

Billy’s Hill Hiking Trail (Julie) Municipal working with Trout Point Lodge and Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Lobour to develop a +/-8km hiking trail/loop into the Tobeatic Wilderness Area. Have received a letter of support from the Department, presently working on writing the “Trail Development Proposal”. Continue reading “Let’s talk a bit more about the Billy’s Hill Trail Society, Trout Point Lodge, Charles Leary and Aaron Broussard.”

Folks I get the feeling today is gonna be ugly on the markets

I in fact welcome this kind of day since it will put us on the road to MOABO. The only way it could be any better is if my broker dealing allowed me to short the indices in my retirement plan but they do not.  Barry Ritholtz over at the Big Picture explains why Congressmen like John Flemming are complete morons:

I suspect the Fed’s blunt language was telegraphing a message to Congress. Rates are at zero, mortgages are at 60 year loans, and yet demand simply is not there. The Fed has done pretty much all it can do. As we noted yesterday, responding to the weak economy at this point requires fiscal policy, rather than further monetary approach. “The Twist” and purchases of mortgage-backed paper is an attempt to rates down even further. It is hard to see how that can be effective in the current environment.

Don;t expect a policy response from the Austerians. These misguided politicos are in charge in D.C., despite having gotten the past few economic cycles precisely backwards. During the last expansion (2003-07), instead of raising taxes and cutting spending — managing the deficit, creating a better private/government spending ratio — the hypocritical deficit peacocks in the USA did the exact opposite. We cut taxes during (2) wartime, created yet another entitlement program, and raised yet other government spending during private sector economic expansion. Continue reading “Folks I get the feeling today is gonna be ugly on the markets”