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Just a reminder folks we have Bay Bridge Fest this weekend as some of this area’s top acts play for free on 3 stages stationed throughout old town Bay St Louis from the historic City Hall to Main Street.

The Sun Herald has a good FYI story on the event for those interested in coming to the Bay this weekend for the party.  There is limited parking on Beach Road and some of the side streets excluding State Street but the Hollywood casino is running a free shuttle to the festival.

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Tonight on Eyewitness News…..

Remember Jefferson Parish Constable Antoine “Tony” Thomassie? He was one of Aaron Broussard’s political hacks that is front and center in the payroll fraud portion of the Jefferson Parish political corruption scandal. Folks the chirpin’ birdie is telling me tonight on Channel 4 Tony is front and center in an investigative report that will feature “strippers, selling badges and drinking on duty”. I for one can’t wait to tune in at 10:00 tonight!

A reminder that just because I’ve not been blogging on Jefferson Parish political corruption of late that the news cycle is quiet. There is stuff going on I just can’t blog about it. One thing I will disclose is that Chereen Gegenheimer is back as a council aid to working in Mike Thomas’ office. The revolving door, ain’t it grand!

Update:

The WWL TV report is now online and is embedded below the fold: Continue reading “Tonight on Eyewitness News…..”

BREAKING: More Mississippi lawyers added to the Louisiana Crime Camera Scandal. A Mark St Pierre-Chocolate guy NOLA fleecing update.

Hey Hammerman you keep the names coming dude. From this morning’s proceedings in USA v St Pierre:

Even before the prosecution got to cross-examine Drake, the Mississippi lawyer said he was advising St. Pierre and Meffert with the understanding that Meffert wasn’t using the credit card anymore.

But Nagin’s tech director was in fact still using it, and continued to until he left City Hall in July 2006.

In fact, in August 2006, Drake said he got into a debate with St. Pierre’s Louisiana counsel, Kent Lambert of the Baker Donelson firm, about whether St. Pierre ever told Lambert about the credit card. Continue reading “BREAKING: More Mississippi lawyers added to the Louisiana Crime Camera Scandal. A Mark St Pierre-Chocolate guy NOLA fleecing update.”

Time Magazine asks "Sex, Lies, Arrogance: What Makes Powerful Men Behave So Badly?"

At least Arnie manned up as it is becoming increasingly clear he married into the right family:

I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.

I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time,” the statement concluded. “While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not.

This I think everyone can respect.

Time Magazine has an extensive article on Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Arnie that is well worth reading, especially for those interested in the dynamics of what makes powerful men behave so badly around women.

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Lightening in a bottle: A Slabbed happy moment.

Folks I stopped trying to predict which of our posts will catch the fancy of an internet serach engine long ago but it occasionally happens and we get meaningful traffic on what I term “throw away posts”. Well I’ve been peeking at stats for several days now and we’re becoming a choice destination for the search string Miss Piggy and quite frankly that makes my day.

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