Ladies and Gentlemen the next bout is a mixed tag team match:
In one corner is Hoi Polloi and his partner Vox Populi, The Unwashed Masses. In the other is Kenna City Councilwoman Michele Branigan and Councilwoman Jeannie Black along with their Manager, the Most Exalted Sultan of Kenna Mike Yenni!
Teachers win in court, budget woes, more Jefferson Parish politics links ~ Drew Broach NOLA Media Group
Finally, the Kenner City Council’s decision to commission a $12,000 plaque listing the names of Kenner’s elected officials prompted some textual and visual commentary on slabbed.org. (Reader discretion advised.)
Council defends $12,000 wall ~ Allen Powell II The Advocate
Kenner’s council members forcefully defended their decision to approve a mildly controversial wall honoring the city’s politicians, arguing that the project has serious historical value and no real downside.
A picture of Kenner City Councilwoman Michele Branigan doing a simulated hummer while accepting a jello shot from a member of the Hoboken New Jersey swat team is also highly historical but first Patricia tackled Kenna City Councilman Joe Stagni:
— Patricia(@zeldafaybaker) November 16, 2012
All these good suburbanite Republicans on the Kenner City Council keep yammering about something called free money, which I believe Vox Populi terms a crock of bullshit as there ain’t no such thing but with so many unmet social needs brought about by a terrible economy the money talk is bob and weave because what this is really about is a group of self important, stuffed-shirt politicos indulging in a public display of self gratification. Speaking of gratification, the following Branigan quote from Powell’s piece is worth it’s weight in gold:
Council Chairwoman Michele Branigan said it’s a little ridiculous that some people have criticized the wall as an attempt by politicians to seek attention. Branigan argued that most of the city’s politicians shun the spotlight.
“Honestly, we’re not jumping in front of the photographer,” she said.
Narcissistic personality disorder
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which the individual is described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity. This condition affects one percent of the population. First formulated in 1968, it was historically called megalomania, and it is closely linked to egocentrism.