Tuesday open

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Way back in the day I knew someone that served on the PERS Board with Mayor Mary that always spoke very highly of her. Then again he was a notorious lecher and kleptomaniac so frankly I’m not sure what to make of this except I like to see competition for public office.

I would encourage you lifers to join me in comments encouraging Nowdy to come out of retirement for one last ride on the Wind-Water waves and Superstorm Sandy. Like Dizzy Dean said, “It ain’t braggin’ if ya can back it up” and Slabbed has sources on this that no one in the for profit media, national or local can touch. I can think of no better person to tell the story than Nowdy and it is a topic that is both true to our origins and ripe for examination. Continue reading “Tuesday open”

Ray Nagin: Chocolatier, “Human Sponge” and “Worse”

While Nagin’s lawyer Robert Jenkins is taken to school by the prosecutors we have missives from the Advocate worth highlighting. First Nagin the Human Sponge:

Prosecutors: As finances tanked, Nagin sought cash ~ Gordon Russell

And now worse:

Trial makes Nagin seem worse than we thought ~ Stephanie Grace

And for those wanting to know how the IRS can go all the way back to 2005 on his disHonner’s income taxes:

Even the IRS has limits ~ Robert Wood