— Paul Hampton (@JPaulHampton) February 28, 2014
Gene Taylor going back on the ballot ~ Sea Coast Echo
So here I am working in the field thinking it would be a slow day on the blog. I reckon there is no such thing as a slow day so here is today’s first nugget.
Wanna live on the beach next to Joe Cloyd? Now is your chance folks because Scott and Trinty Walker have their place for sale for the bargain basement price of $1,250,000.
Word I get is Trinity will be moving closer to the locale where they expect Scott will be incarcerated.
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
ARE BASEBALL AND POLITICS INTERTWINED?
Just what is America’s favorite pastime? Is it politics or baseball? Politics has always been a major spectator sport, particularly here in my home state of Louisiana. But don’t sell baseball short. Not only has baseball been around longer than any of America’s professional team sports, the game’s highs and lows have been injected in national politics almost from the sport’s inception.
Now I’m a diehard baseball fan. I grew up in St. Louis, and lived next door to the general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, the great former Cardinals shortstop Marty Marion. I was in his box the Sunday afternoon back on May 2, 1954, when Stan the Man Musial hit five home runs on the same day in a doubleheader. All this week, I’m in Tampa, Florida for spring training and will watch five major league ballgames, including a trip to the home stadium of my perennial favorite, the New York Yankees.
The problems of major league baseball have often served as a mirror image of the problems facing America. Its history is both a reflection of this country’s fears and ignorance, and its hopes and promises. Like almost any other cultural phenomenon of such prominence, baseball has served as solace and as a poke to our conscience.
In 1948, the major leagues faced the problem of segregation earlier than the politicians in Washington DC did. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and won the rookie of the year award in his first season. It took court cases and sit-ins to get the attention of our political representatives to follow suit. Today, the use of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs undermines the image of baseball players as wholesome examples for American youth, and is the focus of an investigation in the nation’s capital, with the possibility of its legislation. Continue Reading………………..
What Ninja lawyer wants Ninja Lawyer is gonna get:
— SLABBED (@SLABBEDblog) February 17, 2014
— Lee Zurik (@LeeZurik) February 26, 2014
This in turn explains why Slabbed will continue to rely on janitors and other low level sources, including the gutter for our muck raking, which is still done the old fashioned way. How about some lovely music:
Pop the popcorn, enjoy the show and stay Slabbed.
After reading the 53 pages of motion, memorandum and exhibits I wondered if I wasn’t caught in some sort of bizarre spaghetti western movie time warp. Guilty pleas are extraordinarily hard to undo, even in cases where clear miscarriages of justice have occurred. Even Perry Mason can’t help things that require divine intervention.
That said if there is someone I’d love to see inside a courtroom having to answer to what he’s done it would be the former Goatherder in Chief, who I thought I heard in person taking responsibility for the crimes to which he plead before Judge Head almost one year ago to the day.
Finally I’d be remiss if I did not point out that every time his dealings with the gang at Trout Point Lodge came up, Mr. Broussard would run away like a scared grade schoolgirl, first the day after Val Bracy interviewed him in January 2010 where she nailed him on the subject and he immediately resigned his post as Parish President.
Later in September 2012, after the Government filed a motion to Introduce Intrinsic Evidence of Other crimes involving Nova Scotia Enterprises, Continue reading “Welp, prison life is evidently not agreeing with the former Goatherder in Chief”
When they return I’ve made my mind up to require a paid subscription in order to access them. Those of you that have donated to the cause will get access at no additional charge.
Slabbed has been told that a spouse of a sitting Jefferson Parish Council member died unexpectedly over the weekend. My sourcing is solid but I am withholding the name pending confirmation.
A reader pointed me to Drew Broaches twitter feed for confirmation. Stewart Sheng died unexpectedly. Our condolences to the Sheng family.