Slabbed News Miscellany: Catching up edition

I’ve been sent several links by readers asking for a highlight and time has been scarce so here are some links with the ledes had I been charged with writing them:

Jackasses in DC continue to act like children playing blame game on credit downgrade.

Ed Blakely well knows his fungus as he continues to drink ‘shroom juice before going before the press. (Blowhards like Ed are one reason people don”t respect the Ivory Tower set.)

Kenneth Bowen, Robert Gisevius, Robert Faulcon and Anthony Villavaso can’t say we didn’t tell them they were so fucked for blowing away innocent people on the Danziger Bridge cause we did. In a pleasant surprise the Sun Herald ran the AP Wire story on this topic on their front page today.

Ol’ Steph is on a tear with a pair of great columns: Diaper Dave Vitter forever remains a hypocrite and Erroll Williams is a pleasant surprise as NOLA Tax Assessor.

Revenge of the Hooker!

and finally.

The Saints are going back to the Superbowl this year!


The Danziger Bridge trial kicks into high gear. Robert Faulcon, Robert Gisevius, Kenneth Bowen, Anthony Villavaso and Arthur Kaufman, you guys are so f*cked….

I haven’t written anything about the post Katrina Danziger Bridge shootings this year though I have been following the proceedings in the local media the past few weeks.  The Times Picayune has the crime team on the story with extensive coverage including yesterday’s testimony from Leonard Bartholomew IV, at the time a 14 year old kid that watched the NOPD shoot his unarmed family on the bridge before now Plaquemines Parish Deputy Kevin Bryan Sr shit kicked him and arrested him.

Casey Anthony this ain’t folks and the nature of the subject matter insures we won’t be dealing with media fluffers like ol’ Nan on this story.