I have a busy week ahead as I rebuild the blogroll and continue tweaking the new site not to mention the day job. I could tell from the traffic count that the French Quarter Fest was certainly a success. For those wanting to catch up I’ll make things easy. Besides the new material, Telemachus and others were kind enough to leave some great comments on last Monday’s post Let’s connect a few dots that are well worth reading besides the new stuff.
The folks at the Jefferson Report are doing a bang up job with the type of nuts and bolts journalism that makes sites like this one possible. They even left their readers several nice easter eggs courtesy of the Wabbit but there is much more in their recent archives also well worth reading.
I have several things going for post ideas. One thing that is for certain is another episode of Magnum JD as things are really beginning to get zany at Team Magnum, which lost Jennifer Medley last week.
So the abiding question these days in journalistic circles, as planted by Team River Birch via lawyer/Gambit guy Clancy Dubos, is how could the payments to Mouton be a bribe if the payments they made to him began well before Mouton held an official position with the State of Louisiana during the Foster Administration? The answer is pretty simple, such question is artfully framed incorrectly. The answer you get often depends on the question so if you ask the wrong question you’ll get a framed answer. Lawyers like Dubos or Slabbed’s original cyber bitch David Rossmiller are skilled at such sophistry.
Margie Seeman would like a word with the Slabbed Nation. Following is the last Citizens for Good Government Email blast in total:
The speeches at the end of the Jefferson Parish Council meeting by Citizens for Good Government Chairman Margaret Baird and myself were on discrepancies between the campaign contributions reported by the councilmen and the amounts shown on the campaign contribution affidavits submitted by contractors. These affidavits are now required to be submitted by any person or firm contracting or proposing to contract with Jefferson Parish, and most are now available online.
I’ll never forget the first time we met with policyholder lawyers after Nowdy and I established Slabbed. One of the things that made that first meet and greet fun for me was the fact the gang of Louisiana based lawyers looked over the state line into Mississippi with a bit of envy for their counterparts here on the coast. It initially puzzled me because to that point the bigger dollar verdicts were coming from the Louisiana Eastern District Federal Courts. When I inquired why that was the response was telling:
Shakespeare coined the phrase and it applies as my excitement with the new Slabbed is tempered by the fact I’ll be here without my partner-in-blog for the past 3 years Nowdy, at least for the time being.
In making the jump to the new site I set a redirector on the old site which sends all Slabbed traffic here. Because of the timing of the jump to Slabbed.Org, Nowdy was unable to say a proper goodbye and I regret to say that post was coming whether or not we moved. Earlier tonight I disabled the site redirector so that Nowdy’s farewell for now post could appear first on the website she loved and devoted so much time and energy towards making a success. I use the words “could appear first” because Nowdy has agreed to move all her posts over to the new site and each of her posts, including her last, will appear on these pages shortly after I set the redirector back. As I said earlier this week I remain forever grateful for her help on the blog and her dedication to the people of the Gulf Coast. Continue reading “"Parting is such sweet sorrow". Thanks Nowdy for the memories…”
‘Gate’s insightful comment today on the Veolia Transportation contract can be found here. Rich Rainey’s story for the Times Picayune on this can be found here. Here is a lengthy excerpt from ‘Gate’s comment on the old Mamoulides post I made sticky today: