It sure is folks.
Through-out many of the posts Slabbed has done about the Singing River debacle one of the management decisions I questioned most was insisting on sticking with Dogan & Wilkinson despite the documented related party transactions. Background on that can be found here, here and here.
Click the image below to obtain the full 89 page pdf of the filing, which now names the SRHS Law Firm of Dogan and Wilkinson and former SRHS Board Attorney Roy Williams as a co-defendants:
Obama lie? Who wudda thunk it?
Actually Seymour Hersh made it onto my radar screen many moons ago at an USM Honors Forum. Good to see he is still kicking ass and taking names as I highly recommend the following:
Ladies and Gentlemen: Seymour Hersh. Savor every word http://t.co/Ai0EZ3BESb
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 14, 2015
Seeing Sheriff Billy McGee signs on Highway 13 in an election year is not much of a surprise. Seeing more Charlie Sims for Sheriff signs along the way was surprising and not because Charlie is a piker because he isn’t. Charlie is in fact a respected law enforcement professional with a lifetime of experience. I may biased though because I have a professional affinity for Mrs. Sims, who is a gifted K-12 educator and administrator.
In any event, for those of you wanting more color about that which I am writing, especially the flesh tones, click here for more info.
Actually I’m not. Company men are supposed to have unquestioned loyalty, especially when taxpayer funded fishin’ trips could be endangered.
I heard all manner of great Pine Belt area gossip yesterday but I can translate very little onto these pages because of the setting in which I learned the information and that doesn’t count the crazy day at Slabbed New Media. Since I have another day out in the great Piney Woods on tap:
Published on May 13, 2015
Congress will get its say, and it will get ugly, but the Iran Deal will make it across the finish line … as it should.
The way things stand now, President Obama will only need one-third plus one vote in one of the Houses of Congress to avoid Congressional rejection of the Iran Deal. We can assume that whatever is in the final product will be disapproved by the Republican-controlled Congress. That’s what they do.
The fun starts when the President vetoes the Congressional Resolution of Disapproval. The Senate will then vote on a Motion to Override the President’s Veto. If all 100 Senators are present and voting, the motion would require 67 votes to succeed. That could happen. Who, amongst the Democratic minority, is going to stand up and fight for their President? Fight like they meant it, and want to win.
Pretty slim pickings, indeed. Minority Leader Harry Reid has announced his retirement and, therefore, has less influence. Likely incoming Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York takes pride in calling himself “Israel’s Protector”.
OK. One would hope he also has some warm feelings towards the USA and its President … we’ll see.
If the Senate were to vote to override the President’s Veto, the matter would go to the House of Representatives.
Thank goodness for the People’s House and for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in particular. Continue Reading……………..
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana
WHAT LOUISIANA’S NEXT GOVERNOR SHOULD DO FIRST!
Louisiana’s next governor will take office in less than eight months, and will jump into the abyss of a state with massive fiscal problems, an educational system that is dysfunctional, a healthcare system that needs a major overhauling, a highway system that has been neglected for years…get the picture?
So where to begin? Maybe he (there is no she running, at least for now) ought to take a deep breath, clear his head, and curl up with several books. What you say? The Bayou State is going to hell in a hand basket, and the best you can come up with is to begin a reading list? OK. Just calm down a bit and read on.
A responsible new governor (has this been a past oxymoron?) needs to first address the biggest single failure by the state’s leadership at many levels, and that’s the fiasco of not having a well thought-out master plan. The brushfires will continue to burn, so a short period of “getting a handle” on what to do in the long run will be critical for actually finding some workable solutions, rather than just plunging financial holes year after year.
First on the reading list is Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. A New York Times best seller for years, Gladwell talks about how one can “catch up” when they are far behind in any given area. If a state lags in educational attainment and needs to make a huge leap, as does Louisiana, it’s not just important to adopt what other progressive states are doing. Louisiana is at the back of the pack in many areas, so there has to be a quantum leap forward. The Bayou State is to far behind the curve to merely try to catch up. Continue Reading…………