I have some chores associated with the day job going this morning so while I’m gone consider a reader email which mentioned an expensive watch, Greg Meffert and Jay Batt in the same paragraph.
I’ll do my best to add more meat to those bones a bit later.
Folks there are few more dedicated niche bloggers in Metro NOLA than Matt McBride over at Fix the Pumps. Matt is a tireless advocate for properly constructed flood protection for New Orleans metro and in a 3 part series details the problems the Army Corps of Engineers is having with contractors delivering dirt for levee construction that is filled with woody debris, which is unsuitable levee material. Naturally my interest was piqued when the name Fred Heebe was mentioned in part 1 of Matt’s series Debris. Here is a snippet:
And yes, the “River Birch” mentioned here is the same River Birch landfill that is the center of a wide-ranging federal investigation into corruption within Jefferson Parish politics. That investigation has already led to the resignation of three top officials within Jefferson Parish, including the parish president, Aaron Broussard. The Corps is approved to get borrow material from four River Continue reading “Matt at Fix the Pumps finds woody debris in the new levees and a Fred Heebe in the woodpile.”
I have a few minutes so while I have the chance we just got some pingbacks from Oyster over at the Lens as he shows former Louisiana Insurance Commish Jim Brown some tough love for lifting without attribution.
Next up there is a Heebe in the levee pile!
There is a great online conversation on the NOLA West Bank forums that links certain Slabbed post involving Michael O’Brien and his son and son’s run for the Parish council that is well worth the read.
You gotta really be into Frank Zappa to like this selection but it fits the general theme of late. Continue reading “Wednesday Music: Rated Z for Frank Zappa!”
Yes I can verify the girls are quite the litigious bunch!
This book is typical of a lot of anti-gun attempts at literacy; packed with false claims and sloppy logic. The author has a poor understanding of US firearms law and an even worse knowledge of the facts behind gun politics in America. For example, he claims that the 1994 Crime Bill banned firearms dealers from selling high capacity magazines.
In fact, the law only restricted the importation and new production of such magazines. All high capacity magazines imported or made in the US before 1994 continue to be lawfully sold in America.
This may seem like an odd technicality, but the author is an attorney and should have been able to properly research and understand the law.
There are a number of compelling books that make arguments in support or opposition to firearms ownership, and groups like the NRA, this is not one of them.
If you are rabidly anti-gun and just want to be spoon fed lies that sound good, this is the book for you. If you are pro-gun or perhaps you’d like to know more before forming an opinion, don’t waste your time with this lousy book.
Let’s circle Mr Abel and guns for now and save the more there for later.
Here are two oldies but goodies to go along with the Eric Paulsen lawsuit against State Farm. Continue reading “I'm diggin' up bones, exhuming things that everyone needs to know…..”