Tuesday Links

God bless him an AP reporter managed to make a story out of yesterday’s legislative audit report on the sand berms. Folks, a reader was kind enough to alert me about the 12 page report yesterday, I read it and found it marginally interesting but not enough to make a post out of it.  In a way it is an interim report to the Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration as Shaw and the OCPR are still working to resolve the remaining cost items. The amount of money in question ($500K) is miniscule to the total $251MM spent on Bermdoggle by Jindy and his political lap dogs Nunny, Mini-me etc.

Speaking of Mini-me wouldn’t a similar cost audit provision been nice in the (non)Performing Arts fiasco. Gambitman Clancy DuBos thinks something criminal may have occurred but remains off in the weeds with the focus on Wiznia IMHO. We agree on the need for a federal investigation though. 😉

Today is general election day here in Mississippi. I like the fact the Sun Herald did not make endorsements in every race. I’m most interested in the state senate race in Long Beach and the house district 122 race in Bay-Waveland. In Long Beach the GOP ran a series of highly misleading ads that ended up being pulled against incumbent Deborah Dawkins. That race is a rematch of the 2007 election featuring the daughter of the mayor of Long Beach. In House district 122 David Baria managed to out-fundraise Dorothy Wilcox by $20K. Wilcox received a late money surge in October to fund the late direct mail and TeeVee ad campaign.  Baria was funded by a diverse group of special interests from gambling to lawyers. The lawyers themselves were diverse as he received money from both Baker Donelson and Oliver Diaz.  Neither candidate had much in the way of local contributions compared to their total campaign receipts.

Here are a nice pair as the Sun Herald’s Anita Lee struck journalistic gold in her Saturday profile of homeless artist Marcia Giedd.  I’d heard a rumor or two Anita was looking to tackle the subject, especially in light of the very bad economic times. It is an ugly subject in general yet in the case of Ms Giedd there may be a happy ending as the community has reached out to her.

Finally Jarvis DeBerry takes that crooked shit of shit Clarence Thomas to task for his earlier ruling in Thompson in light of the current case involving Juan Smith, a man who like John Thompson suffered some serious prosecutorial misconduct at the hands of former Orleans Parish DA Harry Connick. Justice Thomas is a crooked lying sack of shit because he is owned lock stock and barrel by special interests and conveniently leaves off a cool $1.6MM of money paid to his wife by a “conservative” think tank. As an added plus this makes Wendy Vitter fair game in comments.

Finally Stephanie Grace nails current Orleans Parish DA Leon Cannizzaro. Stephanie is on a roll lately with her missives.


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  1. My good friend on the corner of Rampart & Canal St informed me that we should see some indictments rolled out this afternoon. Heebe/Ward……………

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