I have lots of irons in the fire but today is my best opportunity to post some new content. Here are some links of interest:
I heard about this article before it was written and one of the examples I was cited was not mentioned by name in Tyler Bridge’s piece. In it is the reason I think Michael Bagneris is running against Landrieu for Mayor and as such there is a kernel of truth in the criticisms. I found it very interesting that Bagneris even bagged a campaign contribution from Lakeshore, Mississippi, one of the unlikeliest of places one would expect an out of state democrat candidate for Mayor of NOLA to receive campaign ca$h.
Meantime I believe Slabbed was the first website to disclose the GOP was backing Bagneris so excuse me while I take a victory lap and blow raspberries at AROD. 😉
Next up from the consider it a well deserved compliment files:
Graves is still full of it on Bermdoggle.
I saw the Richard Sherman interview with Erin Andrews after the NFC Championship game and thought Andrews was in over her head. Even at its lowest levels, football is all about competition at its most Darwinian. You gotta have a mean streak and the right attitude to excel at it and the cornerback everyone now loves to hate has it all in spades plus some.
Thus when you make the play that put your team in the Super Bowl and do it against the guy from the other team that has been trading trash with you all week, emotions would naturally be running very high. You’d think since Erin Andrews has covered the sport for years she’d been more prepared for Sherman’s outburst. Even better is this nugget from Sherman’s college days at Stanford:
As for the Saints, the number 1 team need that can be addressed in round 2 or 3 of the upcoming draft:
2014 TOP NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS: WIDE RECEIVER ~ CBSSports.com
Dante Moncrief from Ole Miss runs a 4.49 and has size at 6-2, 225. Marques Colston has a few years left as a slot receiver but we need a big outside guy to compliment Kenny Stills.
The Aaron Broussard – Katrina flooding lawsuit is in full swing and after jury selection Sergeant Schultz and his twin brother Sergeant Schultz took the stand to testify. First Aaron Broussard via video deposition:
The good folks at NOLA Media Group were kind enough to link a transcript of Broussard’s deposition, where he portrays himself as a clueless, infantile Parish President.
And then we have Parish Councilman Elton LaGasse:
There you have it folks nobody in Parish government knew how to do anything at the time other than shed a few crocodile tears on NBC TeeVee after the storm pointing the finger at FEMA for their own bad decisions.
Finally we have this via our old friend Jonathan Turley:
I’m not much on Crystal Cox’s methods but the issues raised in her case needed resolution and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals got it right.
I have more coming on the JP Hospital privatization efforts but that deserves its own post.