Tuesday Miscellany

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:

‘Enemy for life’: Mayor Mitch Landrieu accused of steamrolling those who disagree with him ~ Tyler Bridges

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:

A quip on Twitter lands me a public audience with Louisiana’s coastal chief, but it could have been worse ~ Mark Moseley

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:

Richard Sherman’s Email To His Stanford Dorm Is Priceless ~ Tom Ley

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.

Jefferson Parish Councilman Elton LaGasse testifying at the pumps trial
Jefferson Parish Councilman Elton LaGasse testifying at the pumps trial

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:

For Katrina flood trial, Aaron Broussard denied knowledge of Jefferson Parish ‘doomsday plan’ ~ Adriene Quinlan

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:

Councilman Elton Lagasse says he didn’t know details of Katrina emergency plan ~ Adriene Quinlan

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:

Federal Court: Bloggers Have Same First Amendment Rights As Journalists

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.

7 thoughts on “Tuesday Miscellany”

  1. Hey, Doug! Raspberries? Why not plumbs? Like nice juicy Santa Rosa plumbs, which are among my favorite fruits. You are a lot smarter than I am, and I only queried whether you could have been misinformed, given that there would appear to be some INCOMPATIBILITY between a GOP endorsement (or “backing”) of Bagneris, and his endorsement by “The Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee” which, on balance, should have gone to “Mitch the Bitch”. That inconsistency has not been addressed. Nor has SLABBED produced “extrinsic evidence” of Bagneris’ GOP backing. Frankly, I think I’ll sit this one out, given the “choices” for Mayor and Criminal Sheriff. Ashton O’Dwyer.

  2. The major GOP financial donors are quietly back channeling money to other non-public entities in order to solidify the Bagneris vote. They are outspending Landrieu 7 to 1 right now. This isn’t about Mitch at all its about Mary Landrieu and the best way to kill Mary is to kill Mitch first because a Republican Senate majority is at stake not some dipshit backwater town’s mayor’s race. On the flip side SOUL, BOLD, COUP, LIFE have no choice but to back Bagneris because their political organizations existence is at stake in this election. If Mitch loses then they are back in the game but if Mitch wins it confirms that these organizations are no longer power players in the area and state/city/federal funding will dry up for their organizations and their organizations affiliated operations.

  3. Just love the redundant TP reports by Purpura on the overusage of the Schultz defense at the Katrina flood trial. Did anyone but Maestri know what was happening? No wonder Maestri was massaged into leaving cause he knew who knew the pumps were going to be abdoned. When is Maestri going to testify and set the record straight?

    Will the one and only true Jefferson Parish Sgt. Schultz please stand up.

    The only one that looks like Schultz is LargeASS ( remove his glasses and grow a few lip hairs). In fact, I can picture him at the next Jefferson Parish council meeting with his green Nazi hat on urging and commanding the Council to vote on the hospitals’ leases without further auditing or discussion. And with him on the throne as the current out -of-control Council Parliamentarian, who constantly forgets to ask for objections before passage of resolutions, he could inadvertently faux pass the leases all by his lonesome.

    And when elTON leaves parish office for plusher pastures look for him to speak these famous words, ” Ask not what Childrens Hospital will do for you, but ask what Childrens Hospital will do for me “.

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