There are few people in this world that are as free spirited as Patricia

Everyone that reads this blog certainly knows our own Patricia, creator of photoshop parodies of local politicians that know no equal.

And as is more common than many of our readers might think, she is homeless.

The weather is turning nasty and she is running out of options. I offered to run a plea for help days ago. While Patricia has a very free spirit she has also been largely self sufficient so she turned me down. Her permission for me to run this post means she feels like she is out of options.

To paraphrase Scotty, Damnit Jim I’m a CPA not a social worker but I’m thinking there are people out there reading this in greater NOLA that can help get her out of the french quarter area park where she has been sleeping of late.

I can facilitate contact via comment on this post or via email to me. Thanks.

Slabbed takes the Roger Goodell bounty challenge as we begin our own bounty program: Is Goodell in the Canal Street Madam’s black book?

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE!

Ooops wrong incantation. Sorry folks but I swear this actually worked once before. Let me try again.

Jim Letten resignation fallout: “Hold on to your wallets. The crime families are back in business”

“Be careful not to mistake insecurity and inadequacy for humility!
Humility has nothing to do with the insecure and inadequate!
Just like arrogance has nothing to do with greatness!”
~ C. JoyBell C.

“Arrogance diminishes wisdom” ~ Arabian proverb

OK folks I know some of y’all must be scratching your heads at the post title and my choice of quotes that frame this post but bear with me.  First off for all my peeps in the TeeVee media I watched most of the coverage last night.  Lee Zurik over at Fox 8 and Chick Foret at Channel 4 get attaboys, Zurik because it looks like he is trying to think outside the box on Letten’s replacement and Chick Foret for his brutal, yet accurate assessment of how the axe came down on Jim Letten.  I viewed this as a business decision and once people began to say, accurately IMHO, that Letten did not know about the online activities of Jan Mann, Sal Perricone and a rumored 2 other DoJ employees such was a clear sign he was a figurative dead man walking.  And while I’m certain feelings are running high at Team Letten right now I think Mr. Letten would be the first person to say that entering the chop shop is the proper last act in these circumstances.

So if Letten is penitent then we must look elsewhere for the arrogance so now we examine a small snippet from Gordon Russell and John Simerman’s comprehensive Jim Letten resignation story for

Because of civil service protection afforded to federal prosecutors, neither Letten nor his superiors was likely able to fire Mann immediately, according to lawyers familiar with federal rules. “If she wants to hunker down, she can,” said former U.S. Attorney Harry Rosenberg. “He cannot summarily fire her.”

This is a clear reference to the local rumor mill on Mann. Unlike Sal Perricone, who fell on his sword quickly, Jan Mann stayed on refusing to resign until yesterday when the issue was forced via the forced resignation of her boss. Rumor holds the big guy himself asked Mann to man up and leave. The same rumor said Mann made like Nancy Reagan and just said no.  If that is true and I think there is at least a kernel of truth in the rumor so everyone should now understand the lead off quotes I chose this morning.

This brings me to former US Attorney Harry Rosenberg’s last quote in the story I linked above: Continue reading “Jim Letten resignation fallout: “Hold on to your wallets. The crime families are back in business””