When it comes to corrupt, sack of shit politicians Billy Nungesser gets the headlines but he isn’t the only one running for office.

Folks I have a hard time deciding which kind of sack of shit politico I hate worse, straight out crooks like Billy Nungesser or professional scapegoaters like John LaBruzzo that have no problem scapegoating minorities or the less fortunate to advance their personal political ambitions.  Both types are dangerous just in different ways.

Luckily for all of us it appears a solid majority of the registered voters have figured out Nunny is on the take as polling data indicates Jay Dardenne has a solid lead in the Louisiana Lite Gov race that will carry him to a win in a few weeks.  One thing that surprised me was that I figured voters on the north shore were more intelligent than the polling data shows but evidently them folks prefer their politicians to be of the variety that robs them blind so long as they spout the right talking points.  Speaking of Nunny, does anyone think the $100MM FEMA trailer contract that is now the subject of a federal investigation escaped his sticky fingers back in 2005/2006? Stay tuned.

And then we have Bucktown’s John LaBruzzo. It is no surprise the people who gave David Duke to the political world would elect a right-wing nut to represent them.  It is just that you’d think after the Duke disaster they would at least elect a right-wing nut that represented their interest in the legislature.  As luck would have it Hammerman at the T-P wrote a lengthy article on the incumbent v incumbent battle involving Nick Larusso and John LaBruzzo and it does not cast LaBruzzo in a good light, especially the dishonest campaigning involving Larusso’s service in the military.  And when a pol like, Senator Danny “Boob” Martiny washes his hands of a candidate it is saying something.  Simply put LaBruzzo wasn’t redistricted into the race against Larusso by accident folks as even the most ardent right-wing nuts want him gone from the legislature.

Stay tuned folks as Slabbed will be introducing a new series of posts called “identify the candidate” that we’ll kick off with an able-bodied guy with a preference for using handicapped parking.

sop

30 thoughts on “When it comes to corrupt, sack of shit politicians Billy Nungesser gets the headlines but he isn’t the only one running for office.”

  1. Nungesser's definitely getting desperate, and will (continue) unloading on Dardenne in the weeks ahead. I think Dardenne will still win.

    As for LaBruiser… I think he's going to win because he's out-campaigning his opponent, going door-to-door, block-by-block. As for the district having learned its lesson after the Dukester… remember, they followed him with Vitty-cent.

    1. Certainly Bucktown voters are a bit slow on the uptake Mark. Ironically what landed LaBruzzo on my radar was the fact he was out going door to door campaigning when the legislature was in session and a reader in Bucktown took umbrage that he was in Metairie instead of Baton Rouge.

      I was reminded this morning by an old classmate that we went to school with the 3 LaBruzzo brothers, the 2 of whom I remember. John started St Stanislaus after I graduated.

      The race is classic style versus substance. We'll see what the voters out on the lakefront value most.

      sop

  2. I doubt seriously the findings of that poll that northshore residents would prefer Fred Flinstone for Lt. Governor over Jay Dardenne, who is well-qualified.

    I was a bit surprised, though, that Tucker is out-polling Schedler. He has been a good steward of Dardenne's legacy in the SOS office.

  3. i can see northshore voters going for billy. there is a vitter/jindal cult in st tammany. there are also plenty of slash and burn developers that favor hacks like billy.

  4. What do you expect when the rebel flag flying contingent live in Bucktown. I have friends family members in Bucktown that look at you funny if you aren't blond and blue-eyed. It is a bit creepy around them and I try to stay away.

  5. This bit of news appears in TheHayride, but it appears a political consultant to Billy Nungesser and filed an ethics complaint with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel against Dardenne. The consultant also published his ethics complaint which, in itself, may also be an ethics violation.

    Anyway, the alleged Dardenne ethics violation is that he supposedly had an intimate relationship with a woman he also represented as a client in a legal matter. According to the Nungesser consultant's complaint, it is alleged that this all happened in 1993, but the woman allegedly involved has been afraid to come forward, but was willing to tell the Nungesser consultant from San Diego, California her whole life story.

    This bullshit, 11th hour "complaint" published in the press shows me just how desperate Nugesser really is. This means he has opend a fertile door on the Canal Street Brothel goings-on.

    Did Nungesser actually go to the brothel, or did he get house calls? Was it a woman? Was it a man? Was it an animal or marine life?

    Why isn't Billy Nungesser m?arried

  6. His wedding has been put on hold by several disasters, beginning with hurricanes, Nungesser said. A reporter recently asked him if God was trying to tell him something about the engagement.
    "Maybe," Nungesser said.
    The day Nungesser's fiancee saw the article, there was a bowl of dog food with a fork in it waiting for him on the dinner table.
    "I told him he was in the doghouse," said Cher Taffaro, though she says it was all in fun.
    "That's the thing about him, he makes everybody laugh," Taffaro said. "He wakes up in the morning happy, singing in the bathroom."

    He has been criticized for his involvement with Pointe Celeste Inter Vivos Trust, a blind trust that holds his business assets. The trust has a 50% share of the Myrtle Grove Marina, which BP is renovating for use in cleanup efforts.

    Records show that in 2008, he made no more than $5,000 from the earnings of the marina and eight other companies in which the trust has interests. Nungesser said he has no knowledge of the inner workings of the trust.

    SALLY NUNGESSER :

    Nungesser Consulting LLC (NC) provides professional fundraising services to select Republican candidates and conservative causes in Louisiana. The company uses fundraising methods that strengthen contributor loyalty while maintaining the highest ethical standards.

    Fundraising Services
    Our services are custom-tailored to meet each client's needs:
    A History of Success

    In 2010, Nungesser Consulting (NC) raised $1.8 million from more than 2,300 donors in the successful election of Jay Dardenne as Louisiana's new Lieutenant Governor. NC also continued to raise funds for Congressman Steve Scalise and Congressman John Fleming who were also clients when first elected in 2008.

    In 2009, NC was the fundraiser for Supreme Court Justice Greg Guidry’s election.

    In 2007, NC raised funds in Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain’s successful campaign and worked in Sammy Kershaw’s race for Lieutenant Governor. NC also helped Congressman Rodney Alexander in fundraising for his 2008 reelection campaign.

    NC raised more than $8 million for Governor Bobby Jindal and served as his fundraising consultant when he began his political career in 2003, in his successful run for Congress in 2004, reelection in 2006, and handled special fundraising projects in his election as Governor in 2007.

    NC Principal Sally Nungesser was chief fundraiser for Governor Mike Foster from 1997 until he left office in 2004, raising more than $4 million for his successful reelection campaign.

    Our Team

    Sally Nungesser brings more than 20 years of Louisiana political experience to her clients’ efforts. In addition to fundraising, she has experience in national products marketing, was press secretary to a governor, and a deputy department secretary. http://www.nungesserconsulting.com/

  7. SIGNS DON'T VOTE.

    Johnny "Glamour Shot" Labruzzo has been going door to door, usually with his baby (he also wears a visor, which is very manly). He introduces himself as the state rep and asks to put a sign in the yard. In addition to having signs on the lawns of many Bucktonians who don't vote, he is planting signs in the yards of people who are not even registered to vote. How do I know this? Two of my relatives have Labruzzo signs in their yards, and embarrassingly, there is not a snowball's chance in hell that either will vote, much less for him, because neither is registered to vote in his district.

    I know for a fact he was campaigning in Metry when he was supposed to be representing his constituents in Baton Rouge.

  8. Cher Taffaro is not the sister of St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro. To my knowledge, they are distant cousins at best. She is the daughter of high ranking JPSO cop, Craig Taffaro. Just FYI.

  9. As I recall Sock we visited right at the time LaBruzzo was out campaigning locally instead of being in Baton Rouge. Did he not try to put his signs out in Orleans Parish before he was allowed to by ordinance? I remember that happened around that same time.

    Anon thanks for the steer on Nunny and his financee.

    sop

  10. We had Sammy Marcello with us for a few years in the late 1970's. He was actually a decent kid that was very likeable.

    And while we're sharing Brother Martin guys like Magnum would be considered cugini to us St Stan guys.

    And while I'm still sharing throw in Robert Creeley and Judge Edward Dufresne as proud alumni.

    I think I need a shower.

    sop

  11. Taffaor is Noodle's right hand man and they own this company together, which may be an oil services company?

    "Name Type City Status
    CTNN ENTERPRISE, L.L.C. Limited Liability Company NEW ORLEANS Active

    Business: CTNN ENTERPRISE, L.L.C.
    Charter Number: 36908528 K
    Registration Date: 12/3/2008
    Domicile Address
    1100 POYDRAS ST. STE 2300
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70163
    Mailing Address
    C/O SHAWN M. BRIDGEWATER, ESQ.
    1100 POYDRAS ST. STE 2300
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70163
    Status
    Status: Active
    Annual Report Status: Not In Good Standing for failure to file Annual Report
    File Date: 12/3/2008
    Last Report Filed: 1/26/2010
    Type: Limited Liability Company

    Registered Agent(s)
    Agent: SHAWN M. BRIDGEWATER, ESQ.
    Address 1: 1100 POYDRAS ST. STE 2300
    City, State, Zip: NEW ORLEANS, LA 70163
    Appointment Date: 12/3/2008

    Officer(s) Additional Officers: No
    Officer: NEWELL D. NORMAND
    Title: Member
    Address 1: 1100 POYDRAS ST. STE 2300
    City, State, Zip: NEW ORLEANS, LA 70163

    Officer: CRAIG TAFFARO
    Title: Member
    Address 1: 3521 LAKE ARROWHEAD
    City, State, Zip: HARVEY, LA 70058

    Amendments on File
    No Amendments on file "

    Bridgewater is Noodle's wife, an attorney at Chaffe.

    "Normand also owns a 50 percent share in CTNN Enterprises LLC of Harvey. While the state doesn’t require specific amounts for certain income, we do know that Normand made between $25,000 and $100,000 as an “offshore oil industry broker” through the company."
    http://thejeffersonreport.com/?p=1304

    Sadly the Jefferson Report is apparently transmutating into something else. Or something. Which I hope is not sad news.

    Also, Noodles is in this company:

    "Name Type City Status
    ASSOCIATED HOSPITAL SERVICES, INC. Non-Profit Corporation METAIRIE Active

    Business: ASSOCIATED HOSPITAL SERVICES, INC.
    Charter Number: 03907510 N
    Registration Date: 9/8/1969
    Domicile Address
    4200 HOUMA BLVD.
    METAIRIE, LA 70006
    Mailing Address
    C/O LUCAS J. GIORDANO
    4200 HOUMA BLVD.
    METAIRIE, LA 70006
    Status
    Status: Active
    Annual Report Status: In Good Standing
    File Date: 9/8/1969
    Last Report Filed: 8/22/2011
    Type: Non-Profit Corporation

    Registered Agent(s)
    Agent: LUCAS J. GIORDANO
    Address 1: 4200 HOUMA BLVD.
    City, State, Zip: METAIRIE, LA 70006
    Appointment Date: 10/2/2006

    Officer(s) Additional Officers: No
    Officer: NEWELL NORMAND
    Title: Director
    Address 1: 1233 WESTBANK EXPRESSWAY
    Address 2: 5TH FLOOR
    City, State, Zip: HARVEY, LA 70058

    Officer: LUCAS GIORDANO
    Title: Director
    Address 1: 4200 HOUMA BLVD.
    City, State, Zip: METAIRIE, LA 70006
    Filed Date Effective Date: Type Charter# Charter Name Role
    5/20/1999 5/20/1999 MERGE 03907510N ASSOCIATED HOSPITAL SERVICES, INC. SURVIVOR
    34345516N OMNI HOSPITAL SERVICES NON-SURVIVOR "

    Now, what would a company like that do, exactly? Sell linens or other supplies to hospitals, maybe something liek an East Jefferson Hospital? Well, gee, WHO KNOWS, we have an election on and we really don't know thing 1 about this man who is likely to win with a Sovietesque 90+% of the vote. Carry on.

    About Nungesser, I am sure you saw the note on Trident Holdings.

    Ok, well just a weird follow up. According to that WWL / Perlstein report one of the Plaq councilmen working it for Trident and Bruce Badon / Burke Kleinpeter is named Jeff Edgecombe.

    Odd, how common is that name Edgecombe?

    Because look where else it shows up:

    "EDGECOMBE, JEFF President of “CONFEDERATE MARINE, INC.” BURAS
    EDGECOMBE, JEFF E. Member of “EDGECOMBE CONSTRUCTION, LLC” BURAS
    EDGECOMBE, JEFF E. Director of “CONFEDERATE MARINE NO. 2, INC.” BURAS
    EDGECOMBE, JEFF E. Director of “BUTCH'S LUMBER & PLYWOOD, INC.” VENICE
    EDGECOMBE, JEFF E. Agent of “EDGECOMBE CONSTRUCTION, LLC” BURAS
    EDGECOMBE, JEFF E. Agent of “CONFEDERATE MARINE, INC.” BURAS
    EDGECOMBE, JEFF E. Agent of “CONFEDERATE MARINE NO. 2, INC.” BURAS
    EDGECOMBE, JEFF E. Agent of “BUTCH'S LUMBER & PLYWOOD, INC.” VENICE "

    Out of those naturally the one that pops out is
    Robin W. Edgecombe, and yes as usual the "W" stands for Ward.

    "EDGECOMBE, ROBIN Secretary of “GRETNA 139 ENTERPRISE CORPORATION” GRETNA
    EDGECOMBE, ROBIN Secretary/Treasurer of “AJWJ, INC.” GRETNA
    EDGECOMBE, ROBIN Secretary/Treasurer of “FAIRWAY VILLAS OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.” GRETNA
    EDGECOMBE, ROBIN Director of “E.A.W., INC.” GRETNA
    EDGECOMBE, ROBIN Director of “P.A.W., INC.” GRETNA
    EDGECOMBE, ROBIN Director of “SPECIALTIES WEST, INC.” GRETNA
    EDGECOMBE, ROBIN Agent of “FAIRWAY VILLAS OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.” GRETNA
    EDGECOMBE, ROBIN Agent of “GARDEN TOWNE HOMES OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.” GRETNA "

    If you look that up in the LA SOS DB you will see TJ Ward (Thomas J Ward) or Pamela Ward in several.

    Robin Ward was married to a Frederick Edgecombe. I have no idea whether these Edgecombes are related bt yet another naming coincidence.

    Of course TJ Ward is also known as "Butch" Ward, right? or is that the other one? Anyway, if it's Butch then that's interesting because Jeff Edgecombe has these companies on LA SOS:

    "BUTCH'S LUMBER & PLYWOOD, INC"

    Of course Butch Ward and brother started out in lumber, right?

    Seems like (yet another) coincidence.

    Is there any way these Edgecombes are in any way related?

  12. Yes, Patricia. I'm told St. Bernard Craig is Cher's cousin on her mother's side, and my source is a qualified one even though I'm not a qualified source here. 😛

  13. Looks like Tewell used a JPSO municipal number for his additional officers address for Associated. Maybe he got the idea from Wilkinson who used the Yenni Bldg address for Coulon's re-election campaign. Oh wait, there's a difference. One is commercial, the other a non-profit political. My mistake.

    Business: ASSOCIATED HOSPITAL SERVICES, INC.
    Charter Number: 03907510 N
    Registration Date: 9/8/1969
    Domicile Address
    4200 HOUMA BLVD.
    METAIRIE, LA 70006
    Mailing Address
    C/O LUCAS J. GIORDANO
    4200 HOUMA BLVD.
    METAIRIE, LA 70006
    Status
    Status: Active
    Annual Report Status: In Good Standing
    File Date: 9/8/1969
    Last Report Filed: 8/22/2011
    Type: Non-Profit Corporation

    Registered Agent(s)
    Agent: LUCAS J. GIORDANO
    Address 1: 4200 HOUMA BLVD.
    City, State, Zip: METAIRIE, LA 70006
    Appointment Date: 10/2/2006

    Officer(s) Additional Officers: No
    Officer: NEWELL NORMAND
    Title: Director
    Address 1: 1233 WESTBANK EXPRESSWAY
    Address 2: 5TH FLOOR
    City, State, Zip: HARVEY, LA 70058

  14. Below is an excerpt from a Jeff Crouere article appearing on Ringside Politics:

    "While Maier is a convicted felon and an admitted prostitute, she does not have a reputation for lying. Now, one of the sensational accusations she made against Nungesser in her March 18, 2008 Ringside radio interview seems to have been proven true. Maier claimed that Nungesser had sexual harassment charges brought against him “at work.” Attached is a petition filed on November 7, 1997 by Ryck Soto against “William H. Nungesser” alleging sexual harassment, the exposure of genitalia as well as requests for oral sex. Soto alleged that this activity took place “on the job as well as off hours.” Soto worked as an employee of General Marine Leasing, while Nungesser was the President of the company. He claims that he had to endure a hostile work environment after he rebuffed Nungesser’s advances and was eventually wrongfully terminated from his position. (Attached PDF File)"

    The pdf file does have a petition that appears to have been filed in the CDC in 1997.

    Just passing along interesting information.

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