We have a few new developments with the Parish’s lawsuit against Waste Management and USA v Mouton

Paul Rioux has been a busy guy today checking in with 2 reports for the T-P the first dealing with the fact the Parish has partially settled the suit against Waste Management and is no longer seeking to terminate Waste Management’s contract early. Along those same lines we also learned that River Birch has been invited to participate as a party to the Parish’s suit against Waste Management at the insistence of the Parish, who appears to be dutifully throwing Team River Birch under the bus. For my part I can’t wait to get my hands on that bogus River Birch cost study prepared for River Birch by hired gun economist Loren Scott which is certain to be produced in discovery. Finally it appears John Young and/or Mini-me Roberts got River Birch lackey Elton Lagasse back on the reservation as someone must have pointed out to him the only “massaging of figures” happening with River Birch occurs when Lagasse genuflects before the Wards and Fred Heebe in a periodic show of appreciation for being cut in on the graft.

The news for the Heebe’s gets only worse folks as last night word leaked out Team Mouton Continue reading “We have a few new developments with the Parish’s lawsuit against Waste Management and USA v Mouton”

Let’s kick start the new blog with some USA v Mouton observations

Alrighty lets kick-start the new site with USA v Mouton as it is heating up as our boy Henry is apparently squealing to Team Fed. Last night ‘Gate referenced my remarks concerning rolling up both Papa and Baby Butler and how Mouton spilling his guts could impact that.

I mentioned this last year but it bears repeating.  When it gets to the brass tacks a concept from game theory called Prisoner’s Dilemma kicks in. The bottom line is he who squeals first generally gets the best deal. Henry is getting good advice from his lawyer Mary Olive Pierson IMHO.

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Jeremy Alford has a little something for everyone with Jindy's Cash Cows…

Folks, rarely has a writer managed to weave so many angles of interest to the Slabbed Nation into one article as nicely as free-lance writer Jeremy Alford does for Gambit in his article Cash Cows. (H/T Editilla) There is only one place I know of that has woven players like Worley Catastrophe, Bermdoggle, Allan “Show me the Money” Kanner plus TheRiot and Magnum JD into a narrative and that of course is right here.  Jeremy gets an A+.

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Lets connect a few dots as we feature James Gill’s last column on Fred Heebe.

I have a small confession to make.  After I wrote yesterday’s posts Continue reading “Lets connect a few dots as we feature James Gill’s last column on Fred Heebe.”

If this were a stock chart the pattern would certainly be considered bullish

It’s not the number of readers that is important, it is the quality of reader….. ~ (Sop, December 2007)

Quality naturally brings quantity.

In a very busy news week we are also very busy behind the scenes accomplishing the tasks necessary to form our business entity and move the blog to Slabbed.org.

We’re not certain what kind of response a donate button will generate but that is the initial route we’ll be taking.  Investigative journalism in particular isn’t cheap and to this point Nowdy and I have self funded this endeavor called Slabbed to the tune of 5 figures each through time and that does not count all the time we spend writing posts, replying to emails etc. Continue reading “If this were a stock chart the pattern would certainly be considered bullish”

Slabbed answers the question everyone has been asking: Who is Whitmergate?

‘Gate seemingly knows where all the bodies are buried and I can *see* this person’s identity has been the subject of great specualtion. So I’m giving a hint below the fold. Continue reading “Slabbed answers the question everyone has been asking: Who is Whitmergate?”

“My letter writing addiction escalates daily, and I fear it may soon interfere with my routine drinking.”

Anyone else remember Will Hertes and his prank letter website? Those that do will understand why I almost spit my coffee this morning reading Sock’s last comment and how profoundly early internet innovators such as the gentleman behind the Will Hertez handle influenced me and thus what you see at Slabbed today, 12 years after Will’s hayday.

Could the Chehardy PR blitz be a prelude to a run for Parish Prez….

After all folks, no one in their right mind spends their own money running farewell ads unless they are gearing up to run for another office.  Now leaving aside the fact the ads are frankly silly IMHO as the good folks in Louisiana are taxed to death he leaves out that the pols need your tax dollars to loot out on the back end of earmark scams and to employ their cronies.  IMHO career politician Lawrence Chehardy is simply a slicker version of Byron Lee and a guy who probably never missed a chance to double dip his entire career.

In respects what we are seeing unfold Continue reading “Could the Chehardy PR blitz be a prelude to a run for Parish Prez….”

In this episode of Magnum JD, Magnum throws a curve and ends up in a fix: A 4717 St Charles Avenue orgy update.

Folks, never in our short history has a topic resulted in such intense reader interest as our chronicling of the adventures of John Houghtaling aka Magnum J.D., who has claimed the mantle of being Wendell Gauthier’s hand picked successor (along with various and sundry other myths) as he reinvented himself into a political kingmaker of sorts. With that in mind and with an obligation to correctly report the events let’s review what we know about Magnum’s mid summer backyard sex party:

In October I received a tip that Magnum’s new neighbors on St Charles Ave were circulating a petition calling on him to move as he was hosting sex parties in between political fundraisers for folks like Gidget’s Billy Nungesser and Bobby Jindal.  So the story went, the straw that broke the camel’s back was a wild sex party with Stormy Daniels.  I immediately put out the word that we needed the arrest paperwork, which turned out to be the hardest pieces of paper we ever procured in terms of time and effort.  I immediately contacted the neighbors that were listed as witnesses and was told to come to Muni court on 11-16 to hear all the gory details.

In the meantime, we did learn that Stormy Daniels was not involved with Magnum or his sex party but that he did have a former girlfriend from the sex industry named Stormy Schouff, who evidently was also Sidney Torres’ (of SDT trash fame) former girlfriend as well.  I’m told that Stormy has since “gone legit” and since she was evidently not involved in the sex party in question she is not fair game here on Slabbed though the name explains the confusion in the local rumor mill.

So on the 16th our researcher and myself head to NOLA Muni court to get the skinny.  The experience was an interesting one and frankly we were impressed by how the courtroom was run compared to similar courts here in Mississippi (that attempt to make the criminal justice experience as painful as possible).  Magnum of course came in through the backdoor and we didn’t see too much of him. Continue reading “In this episode of Magnum JD, Magnum throws a curve and ends up in a fix: A 4717 St Charles Avenue orgy update.”