First up with the debut of the LesLie Mobile, an act of political expression by local resident Jeff Harding aka the Poolman. Slabbed was there to cover it in Old Town Bay St Louis last Saturday:
The people I saw looking at the vehicle thought it was pretty funny, after all it is far better to laugh than cry at the current state of affairs in the Bay:
Let’s circle the LesLie Mobile for now and fast forward to last night’s Bay St Louis Council Budget Workshop: Continue reading “The 1st Amendment under attack by the City of Bay St Louis, A Place Apart | Updated”
It all started innocently enough with an email to Treasurre Lynn Fitch by Port Policy Wonk Dan Norfleet:
Good Morning Treasurer Fitch:
Edison Chouest Offshore learned to create subsidiaries to be responsible for repaying the money when the jobs do not materialize. Failing to do this in Galveston cost the company $9 Million and could have cost tens of millions of dollars more: Louisiana offshore firm owes Port of Galveston $9 million. Anything built in Mississippi will not be an Edison Chouest project, but will be “LaShip” or “TopShip,” or “MyShip”—a newly formed corporation with no track record and virtually no chance of making good on its promises but trading on the past record of Edison Chouest. As usual, the MDA is being played. This is just another making-energy-out-of-mud project that will put Mississippi further into the economic hole.
Never one to waste a good link I clicked the link in Dan’s email and ended up liking the story so much that, despite it being several years old, Slabbed put it out on Twitter.1 It was recognized as a quality link in short order by Lee Zurik’s investigative assistant Tom Wright.
The bottom line is the Chouest family well learned its lesson from its Galveston experience in 2006:
Could Topship end up in the same boat as Louisiana affiliate? ~ Anita Lee Continue reading “Letters to the Politicians and Others: A Good Longread”