A rare glimpse…..

This was the topic of last nights nightmare except the due date in my dream was March 9, 2009 instead of July 30, 2009.

I’ll add a person seriously needs time away when dream fodder is workload planning.

Everyone in the GO Zone that received a homeowners grant owes Gene Taylor a big thank you for getting that bit of relief through Congress last year.

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Oh Insurer Where Art Thou Part 4: The Soggy Bottom Boys

Song Dick Burnett
Lyrics by Sop81_1 and Nowdoucit
Performed by: Gene Taylor and the Soggy Bottom Boys

I am the man of constant borrow
I’ve seen trouble a thousand days
Few now fare well in ol’ Biloxi
The place where I was born and raised.

The place where he was born and raised

For three long years we’ve been in trouble,
no coverage for here on earth I’ve found
And in this world, I’m bound to Qui Tam-ble,
I have no policy to help me now. Continue reading “Oh Insurer Where Art Thou Part 4: The Soggy Bottom Boys”

Still the best but by the hardest…

Good company is even better with good food and I enjoyed both on my recent trip to the Coast. We had a great meal Saturday evening down at Ground Zero. The restaurant had relocated inland and we all but had the place to ourselves – a sign of the economy according to Sop.

Nonetheless my platter of soft shell crab was perfection as was the shrimp I bought the next day from Ly Le to bring back. She’s a shrimp-only seafood shop on wheels parked on the right at the first light passed the site of the former K-Mart location. I had a preview after dinner when we stopped by for a visit with friends of Sop’s and could hardly wait to pick up a cooler and bag of ice on Sunday and head back down to Waveland.

These jumbo beauties were $3.50 a pound which is about a third of what they are here in Jackson. With ten pounds iced down, I headed back – never giving a thought to the work ahead. I’ve now shared with friends; cooked and eaten a wonderful dinner; and tucked in my freezer the only shrimp stock I ever plan to make.

At the top of my to do list today is call someone to repair the fan in the vent over my stove top! Believe me, putting a big pot of shrimp heads on to simmer is no time to find out your fan is out.

You’ll find my favorite shrimp recipe below; but, let’s talk about the $3.50 per pound that Ly Le charges for jumbo when a gallon of gas is higher – higher than shrimp per pound and higher than a gallon of gas a year ago when FEMA issued this press release. Continue reading “Still the best but by the hardest…”

Slabbers Unite! Meet and Greet with Nancy and the Gang Over at Gene's Place

Monday evening at 5:30PM. I understand all the finest Slabbers will be in attendance. Come meet Nancy and the rest of the US House of Representative leadership. Editilla d’Aphasia and Mr CLS a special invite to you two guys. Rep. Melancon attended last year. Space is limited so arrive early 20 minutes or so early.

The best poll (IMHO) shows Obama winning in November. We made an impression last year – having the House on our side will prove invaluable for all us Slabbers. I got the email press release from AM but Anita Lee broke the story.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders are expected to attend a town hall meeting on insurance at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Bay St. Louis.

U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Bay St. Louis, will host this third annual meeting. Taylor is serving on a conference committee that is working on a bill to offer wind insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. Continue reading “Slabbers Unite! Meet and Greet with Nancy and the Gang Over at Gene's Place”

Oh Insurer Where Art Thou? Part 3 Reinsurance

Song Alison Krauss
Lyrics: Sop81_1
Peformed by: Warren Buffett and Hank Greenberg

As I went down to Bermuda to play
Studying about that new cat model way
And who shall win the profit crown?
Accu Weather show me the way!

O insurers let’s go down
Let’s go down, come on down
O insurers let’s go down
Down to Bermuda to play Continue reading “Oh Insurer Where Art Thou? Part 3 Reinsurance”

Oh Insurer Where Art Thou? Part 2 Claims Adjustment

Song Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
Lyrics by Sop81_1
Performed by: Wesley McFarland with Robert and Merryl Weiss
Singing on site to their claims adjusters

You Are My Sunshine
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my insurance away

The other nite, dear,
As I lay sleeping
I dreamed good hands held me in their arms.
When I awoke, dear,
I was mistaken
And I hung my head and cried.

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my insurance away. Continue reading “Oh Insurer Where Art Thou? Part 2 Claims Adjustment”

Oh Insurer Where Art Thou? Part 1 The Prelude

Melody By Harry McClintock
Lyrics By Sop81_1 and Nowdoucit
Performed by David Rossmiller

One evening as the sun went down and the legal fees were churning
Down the net came a lawyer hiking and he said boys I’m not turning
I’m headin for a land that’s far away beside the crystal fountains
So come with me we’ll go and see the Big Rock Katrina Mountains

In the Big Rock Katrina Mountains there’s a land that’s fair and bright
Where the Hurricane winds blow softly and you flood out every time
Where the adjustments all come up empty and the sun shines every day
On the birds and the bees and Maria Brown’s mammaries
Where the lemonade springs where the bluebird sings
In the Big Rock Katrina Mountains Continue reading “Oh Insurer Where Art Thou? Part 1 The Prelude”

Back When Virtually Nobody was Reading Us…….

Brother Bruce over at the New Orleans News Ladder was linking us and giving us exposure to his readers. He helped get us on the cyber-map and for that we are eternally grateful. Other blogs that grace our selective blogroll such as We Saw That and Central Louisiaina Politics found us and vice versa because of Editilla d’Aphasia’s vigilance on bringing various sources of information together. He watches our backs too picking up stories we miss. I start my day with him and hope our readers do too.

The Editilla is the Master of Disaster with lots of soulas and some beautiful children to boot. His endorsement yesterday again makes us blush. So we figure Belle is Molly, I’m HL and Nowdy is Clarence. God help us all.  😉

Sein Fein Brother Bruce!

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Around the GO Zone in 60 Seconds: Divvying up $200 million, Bay Grocery Plan, Habitat and Putting on the Blitz, Gulfport Library Building Slated for Discussion and NOLA GO Zone Bonds Going Unused

Time is very short for me today so I’m going to dive straight in.  First up is the plan for spending the $200 million dollars of Hurricane Katrina relief funds recently allocated to Hancock County. I have news for Wayne Brown at MDOT, they had better make use of the recovery money for Highway 603 or he is liable to find a bunch of angry residents with baseball bats looking for him. JR Welsh at the Sun Herald has the story:

What has been a closely held secret by some local governments has now become public – who may get what from nearly $200 million in federal money for long-term recovery projects countywide.

It hasn’t yet been officially approved by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, but a proposed list has been sent to Washington from the Mississippi Development Authority. The list of projects approved to split $198.4 million in grant money contains good news for some agencies and bad news for others. Continue reading “Around the GO Zone in 60 Seconds: Divvying up $200 million, Bay Grocery Plan, Habitat and Putting on the Blitz, Gulfport Library Building Slated for Discussion and NOLA GO Zone Bonds Going Unused”

News of settling and unsettling news – such is the life of the slabbed

This week’s Katrina news came in snapshots that slowly revealed a rather disturbing picture. Let’s take a look starting with the motion filed by Lumpkin & Reeves to clarify the firm’s eligibility in McIntosh v State Farm.

While I was trying to decide where to post the motion, State Farm filed a response – their opposition was not surprising but I was far from the only one shocked by their undocumented reference to supporting blog comments.

Given the first hit for this search, I felt cited-sub-silentio by this sentence: “As several commentors have observed, the KLG’s highly unethical acts have exposed its constituent law firms to potential lawsuits for legal malpractices by their clients.” Do you think they had any particular commentor in mind?

What really blew me away, however, was this documented reference to State Farm’s unethical conduct contained in the Lumpkin-Reeves reply. Continue reading “News of settling and unsettling news – such is the life of the slabbed”