Since it was Port debris that acted with the storm surge to flatten my house and old neighborhood back in 2005……

Gov. William J. LePetomaine

You can bet yer sweet bippy I’m keeping up with the jackassery over at the State Port in Gulfport and I need to find some time to properly address the issues this Boss Hogg inspired stink fest has since brought to the fore. But alas time is short for me today thus this task must wait but there is no way I can let Monday’s meeting with the Port Authority and Mississippi Gov Phil Bryant pass without at least some satire since Sun Herald photographer Tim Isbell got some great pictures from the scripted Port meet and greet that reminded me of another Gov from long ago, William J. Le Petomaine.

I hope everyone understands my cynicism here because everyone¬†I know with knowledge of the port expansion knew back in 2008 it would take far more than the housing money that was diverted to build out Mississippi’s port of the future and in turn this tells me there is some other force at play, one that is not being presented by the politicians with any semblance of transparency IMHO. ¬†This snippet from Anita Lee’s Sun Herald story on the topic explains it explains it:

Gov. Phil Bryant liked the progress he saw Monday on the state port’s West Pier, but said the port could use its restored and expanded ground more quickly if plans to elevate are scrapped.

Bryant reiterated that the port would need a “robust evacuation plan” for tenants and containers in case of a hurricane if plans do not proceed to elevate the port from 10 feet to 25 feet above sea level. Continue reading “Since it was Port debris that acted with the storm surge to flatten my house and old neighborhood back in 2005……”