At the Jackson County Bizness Roundtable: Rainbows and Unicorns for Joe Cloyd…….

Courtesy of NinjaSpidey at

These various and sundry business roundtables that stretch from Mobile to New Orleans at Newhouseville are the brainchild of Times Picayune Publisher Ricky Mathews. Thanks Ricky. 😉

Mississippi Press Business Roundtable: Indicators point to improving economy, leaders say (photos) ~ April Havens

Joe may be laying on his huntin’ fur. [Image]


Jefferson Parish Council charts tense, uncertain path in hospital lease deal ~ Ben Myers


DMR gets new executives as investigation continues ~ AP via the Mississippi Business Journal

Joe Spraggins was the early inside choice to run against Brent Warr for Gulfport Mayor before Warr landed in trouble with the US Attorney’s Office. He surfaced after Katrina in the Harrison County EOC and did a good job running things early on after the storm hit. Somewhere in the last 8 years Spraggins associated with a home builder in Diamondhead that is no longer with us. Today he is Jamie Miller’s right hand man tasked with whipping the remaining DMR employees back into shape.

You mess with Connie……..

Connie Montgomery has been a friend to Slabbed New Media and I’m proud to disclose that.

Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court candidate says she spent $4,000 on ‘bad advice’ ~ Paul Purpura

This Joe Berry guy is evidently a real piece of work. And after he took Connie’s money he went to one of her opponents trying to dish dirt on her.

Slabbed is gonna keep an eye peeled on Joe Berry.

File this one under Caveat Emptor.

Jim Brown’s Weekly Column: Is Anyone Paying Attention in Washington?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


I picked up my daily newspaper on the first day of October, and three stories dominated the news. “The Government Shuts Down,” blared one headline. We have been hearing about this possibility for months as Republicans and Democrats, alike, have dug in their heels, with little effort to avert the closure of numerous government facilities.

Obamacare kicked off on the first day of the month facing a continuing barrage of criticism and unanswered questions. Again, this is a story that has been examined in massive detail since the day the healthcare law passed over two and a half year ago.

Then there was Biggert-Waters. Huh? Never head of it, you say? Well, it was federal legislation, passed without a discouraging word of protest, with the support of virtually every member of the Louisiana and Gulf Coast and East Coast legislative delegations. What will this new legislation do? Stick property owner in flood prone areas with rate increases that some news reports peg as high as 3000 percent.

“But we didn’t know,” protest many members of congress. Here’s what one of the main authors of the legislation had to say after these new unaffordable rate increases were authorized: “As one of the primary authors of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and a longtime advocate for the people of southern Louisiana, I can state that it was never the intent of Congress to impose the types of punitive and unaffordable flood insurance premiums that residents of southern Louisiana are currently facing,” Maxine Waters said. This is the lady who wrote the law, yet she candidly admits she had no idea of the detrimental effect she produced. Continue Reading…………………