The Brown note book tour kicked off in New Orleans with Brownie himself on the throne sounding the horn. Jeffrey at Library Chronicles was there at the Garden District Book Store where he witnessed the entire movement and frankly his account beats everything I’ve read in the media about Brownie and his new book.
I must say I do agree with Brownie’s assesment that George Bush is a moron that was born with a silver boot in his mouth.
Sid Salter a Republican sycophant? Having seen Boss Hogg and his kin folk in action after Katrina. I’d posit that Salter’s attempt to revise Mississippi’s sad civil right’s history is the least of Boss Hogg’s worries as he floats the presidential trial balloon.
Nowdy I hate to say this as I have many friends up your way but damn sometimes I wonder about the collective intelligence level in the Mississippi’s captial city, especially when the legislature is in session. Maybe ol’ Sid should extract his head from Haley’s hiney and he would see things a bit more clearly.
And to think folks, ol’ Sid is the best the Ledger has to offer its readers. A far better analysis of Haley’s attempt to pass off 1960ish Yazoo City shit for shinola can be found here, here and here.
The real story in Nashville is not the federal government, it’s the people stepping up to help their neighbors, which is fitting for the “Volunteer State”.
This is where the Big Easy fell short after Katrina! Instead of help thy neighbor, it was every tv for themselves.
Folks this is the end result of an out of area talking head that listens too much to Glenn Beck pretending to be an expert on Hurricane Katrina and the botched federal response. Trust me when I say that educating that bunch of knot heads from upstate Mississippi is no easy task since they prefer to keep their own company (some folks call that inbreeding), remain ideologically pure and thus ignorant. Times Picayune columnist Jarvis DeBerry, like our own Editilla, is an upstate escapee that also wells knows the score since they happened to be around on August 29, 2005. DeBerry sets the record right in case ol’ Sid is interested in learning a few things:
If you’re tired of the gushing fount of oil under the Gulf being referred to as “Obama’s Katrina,” you should know that you’re in very good company. Continue reading “From the dangers of drinking too much of the koolaid files (Part 2): Heckuva of job Brownie! Jarvis DeBerry sets the record straight for Sid Salter”
Clarion Ledger columnist Sid Salter wrote a strange narrative for today’s paper where he tosses around various forms of the term “irrational” like its opposite actually means something. Sid here is a news flash for you bubba, we’re all pretty much predictably irrational and that includes you and today’s column. My own experience is the off coast Mississippi media has at best a superficial understanding of what goes on down here on the coast and it shows through today in what purports to be Mississippi’s newspaper. Here are a few of the sillier snippets:
The narrative bears repeating – Bush didn’t visit, he flew over in Air Force One. Homeland Security and FEMA didn’t engage quickly enough and in the right manner.
Mississippi with a Republican governor got preferential treatment over Louisiana with a Democratic governor. Bush didn’t care. HBO is still peddling that narrative in the highly acclaimed drama Treme.
On the left, that narrative sticks – despite an absence of either facts or logic to support it. Continue reading “From the dangers of drinking too much of the koolaid files I offer Sid Salter at the Clarion Ledger”
Like a man who had his own “tea party” before they became talked about in polite conversation really needs another flap – but then again, Louisiana Senator David Vitter must really enjoy flapping because here he goes again! However, in that light, columnist John Maginnis might want to rethink the title of this week’s tell-all Landrieu’s Hard Choices to Make. Actually he did – tough choices were in the headline when the column ran in the Times Picayune today.
Since Sen. Mary Landrieu’s re-election in November, the two issues she and her staff have heard the most about from constituents are: card check and Jim Letten…Whether or not the senior senator recommends that the president reappoint the Republican as U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District is a matter of intense interest beyond the New Orleans region.
For many, the career prosecutor has achieved folk hero status as a corruption fighter, whose ultimate trophy was the conviction of former Gov. Edwin Edwards for racketeering in 2000. Letten, then the first assistant, forcefully presented the government’s case at trial.
Letten’s critics acknowledge his competence while questioning his zeal to prosecute Democratic officials primarily. At any rate, they feel that with a change of administrations, it’s time for a new U.S. Attorney, and they expect Landrieu to recommend one.
Letten’s most fervent supporters proclaim that without him, that part of the state will return to its corrupt old ways–“the Louisiana way” as Letten famously dubbed it–and they demand that Landrieu do the apolitical thing and ask the president to keep him on the job. Leading that charge is Sen. David Vitter, who has promised Landrieu a fight if she goes with anyone but Letten.
What Vitter and like-minded others fail to understand is that one man’s trophy case is selective prosecution to another – and both terms reflect the “gotchya mentality” Jim Brown mentioned in his recent column cross-posted here on SLABBED. Continue reading “Turn about is fair play – assuming you want to play fair”