A quick programming note about the Jefferson Performing Arts Society Audit

Folks if this JPAS deal isn’t a complete alignment of all the stars I don’t know what is but time is short and I am still processing information.  Yes, the internal audit is absolutely devastating but there is more to this story than meets the eye so a quick explanation is in order.

I noticed something was not right when our own Prince Charming, a commenter not known for showing any mercy to those featured and especially commenting on this blog exhibit some toward JPAS executive director Dennis “Maestro” Assaf. Prince was not alone.  Yesterday afternoon I received a communique from a reader pointing out that Assaf’s recently deceased father is a member of the tribe, a somewhat legendary one at that. Both these readers knew what was fixing to happen here on Slabbed thus the additional information.

And what was fixing to happen to Maestro on these pages?  Allow me to illustrate:

And why would I draw steel, slice and dice? Simple, a concept known as heuristics:

Heuristic (pron.: /hjʉˈrɪstɨk/; or /hyoo-ris-tik/; Greek: “Εὑρίσκω”, “find” or “discover”) refers to experience-based techniques for problem solving, learning, and discovery. Where the exhaustive search is impractical, heuristic methods are used to speed up the process of finding a satisfactory solution; mental short cuts to ease the cognitive load of making a decision. Examples of this method include using a rule of thumb, an educated guess, an intuitive judgment, or common sense. In more precise terms, heuristics are strategies using readily accessible, though loosely applicable, information to control problem solving in human beings and machines.

A brief elaboration on what this has to do with Slabbed, JPAS and my participation in the media congroovancy is in order. Continue reading “A quick programming note about the Jefferson Performing Arts Society Audit”

Informed Sources: Another high profile resignation forthcoming in Jefferson Parish. Let’s revisit those pesky internal auditors and lay bare the BS

The banter on the predicted resignation is toward the end of the show. Glynn Boyd of WGNO-TV makes the prediction. I have uploaded the picture of who I think is the next rat to jump ship along with two links that partially explains why below the fold. I also revisit the firing of the internal audit staff one month before Tim Whitmer formed Lagnaippe Industries. Continue reading “Informed Sources: Another high profile resignation forthcoming in Jefferson Parish. Let’s revisit those pesky internal auditors and lay bare the BS”