“In the mirror of my mind reflections of you and me”: The Advocate takes a stab at Mount Kenna brah

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:


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.

True dat as I’ve never seen Ms Branigan “jumping” in front of a camera, though we’ve all seen her kneel for ’em.
At this point I think we need to review:

Narcissistic personality disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder[1] 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.[2][3] First formulated in 1968, it was historically called megalomania, and it is closely linked to egocentrism.

5 thoughts on ““In the mirror of my mind reflections of you and me”: The Advocate takes a stab at Mount Kenna brah”

  1. Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented with the intent of making a victim doubt his or her own memory, perception and sanity. It may simply be the denial by an abuser that previous abusive incidents ever occurred, or it could be the staging of bizarre events by the abuser with the intention of disorienting the victim.

    Normalizing is a tactic used to desensitize an individual to abusive, coercive or inappropriate behaviors. In essence, normalizing is the manipulation of another human being to get them to agree to, or accept something that is in conflict with the law, social norms or their own basic code of behavior.

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