I heard about this article before it was written and one of the examples I was cited was not mentioned by name in Tyler Bridge’s piece. In it is the reason I think Michael Bagneris is running against Landrieu for Mayor and as such there is a kernel of truth in the criticisms. I found it very interesting that Bagneris even bagged a campaign contribution from Lakeshore, Mississippi, one of the unlikeliest of places one would expect an out of state democrat candidate for Mayor of NOLA to receive campaign ca$h.
Meantime I believe Slabbed was the first website to disclose the GOP was backing Bagneris so excuse me while I take a victory lap and blow raspberries at AROD. 😉
Next up from the consider it a well deserved compliment files:
I saw the Richard Sherman interview with Erin Andrews after the NFC Championship game and thought Andrews was in over her head. Even at its lowest levels, football is all about competition at its most Darwinian. You gotta have a mean streak and the right attitude to excel at it and the cornerback everyone now loves to hate has it all in spades plus some.
Thus when you make the play that put your team in the Super Bowl and do it against the guy from the other team that has been trading trash with you all week, emotions would naturally be running very high. You’d think since Erin Andrews has covered the sport for years she’d been more prepared for Sherman’s outburst. Even better is this nugget from Sherman’s college days at Stanford:
And that subject would be Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser aka Nunny aka Anderson Cooper’s “Bubba”. While it is too early from an official standpoint to start taking victory laps as Slabbed, among a few other media outlets has consistently called this disgusting person out, especially since the oil spill and bermdoggle. Lifers will recall it was none other than Jeanette Maier aka Gidget aka The Canal Street Madam who was kind enough to put Nunny on our radar screen as his tastes in “women” runs to the exotic (and that is very nice way of putting it).
Why do I mention Nunny? ‘Cause on Friday Rich Rainey broke the story that Team Fed has subpoenaed records from Nungesser’s administration as the persistent rumors of Katrina related corruption in his administration heat up immensely. During the process we’re gonna get a peeksie at the process of putting an investigative report on the TeeVee IMHO as I’ve been consistently told WVUE’s Lee Zurik had the goods on ol’ Nunny but left all that on the cutting room floor in favor of a partial expose on former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jiff Hingle. As a general rule media coverage in metro New Orleans of Nungesser has been just a tad less disgraceful than Anderson Cooper’s lionization of the systemically corrupt and morally bankrupt Plaquemines Parish Prez.
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+.
When you look at the sorry state of the economy over 2 years after it imploded due to Wall Street greed caused in part by the Government abdicating any role in the oversight over complex financial instruments, you really scratch your head when you hear Republican idealogues talk about jump starting the economy by repealing the recently passed financial re-regulation law. It also illustrates what Slabbed author Russell means when he says Republicans are dangerous because their economic theory has become a religion.
Along those lines we have the oil spill and Bobby Jindal’s Bermdoggle, enabled in part by spectacularly bad reporting by media outlets such as CNN and their boy Anderson Cooper, who gave a bunch of self serving crooks and idiots an open mike to push the Bermdoggle, which we have officially found out were worthless. (Here is a bonus link to page one of today’s Sun Herald.)