Tuesday in side of the “Beltway” and otherwise

Here ya go folks, some of the best links money can’t buy:

Thad Cochran’s Executive Assistant Accompanied Him to 42 Countries on 33 Taxpayer-Funded Trips ~ Matthew Boyle

Staying with the election theme:

Gene Taylor says Steven Palazzo cast three unforgivable votes ~ Paul Hampton

Actually Gene was kind to Palazzo leaving off the wild parties that trashed beach houses, Palazzo’s former Chief of Staff heading to the Federal Pokey, using his taxpayer funded staff to conduct his and wifey’s personal business, etc, etc. etc.

Next up, from the how much damage can a packaged out former tampon salesman cause before he is packaged out again (Russell feel free to chime in here):

Chiquita verifies company considering a move from Gulfport ~ Anita Lee

Yo Fernando…..;-)

Speaking of Yo. Yo Gordon. 😉

Woman was aiding FBI in scrutiny of DA Harry Morel ~ Gordon Russell and Richard Thompson

This case simply won’t go away. Kinda like Slabbed. :mrgreen:

Finally, from the disaster that is the Jefferson Parish Hospital Privatization Process:

Children’s, Ochsner sign up same consultant to relieve financial pressures ~ Ben Myers and Rebecca Catalanello

Bonus heard on the street. Councilmen Roberts and Spears are butting heads these days. The conflict evidently traces to one of the JP public hospitals.


Rough and Rugged Saturday Open….

Last night could have been worse with rainfall coming down “in buckets” with the temperature at 49 instead of last night’s 59.  I’m still feeling last night’s rainy visit to Leakesville, Mississippi.

Rocks slip by Wildcats 14-13 ~ Joe Gex II

Along those lines and since this is Saturday I have this from Slabbed’s archives.

In the South, college football is a religion, and every Saturday is holy day ~ Nowdy

Obamacare’s impact on taxpayer supported public hospitals continues to manifest itself, even here in Hancock County.

Ochsner Contract to Expire ~ Dwayne Bremer

We very publicly see the need to get bigger playing out with the two large taxpayer funded hospitals in Jefferson Parish and not in a good way.  To the extent the Mississippi Coast is not insulated from the economics of Obamacare the same basic question of what to do next is certainly playing out in Harrison and Jackson Counties as well as the rural counties and communities north of the coast.

Finally Paul Hampton checks in with an interesting story: Continue reading “Rough and Rugged Saturday Open….”