We have four days of gorgeous weather on tap folks, use it wisely.
We have four days of gorgeous weather on tap folks, use it wisely.
It happened a few days after this post was published. That turned out to be an important weekend for a few other reasons as I also caught up with a particularly well connected source with a deep institutional knowledge of the South Louisiana political landscape.
In any event while Slabbed was offline the tech team here, working with Slabbed’s web host made several security improvements to the website that insured that the odds of being knocked offline by another major DDoS attack would reduced to the minimum. Along those lines yesterday’s attack was a mere blip on the radar with the added bonus that we were able to trace certain of the traffic from proxy server to proxy server. It will only take one slip up and we’ll have an IP address. Such is a simple matter of time.
As for that visit I had last month with an old friend, I was told that prominent politician that was subject to those indictment rumors is likely in the clear. Indictment rumors are notoriously unreliable as I mentioned back in January the twist here being that Team FBI was indeed building a case but it evidently wasn’t strong enough to merit prosecution. That observation isn’t coming to Slabbed from the government. Sometimes the best sources in such matters would be the targets themselves. That is how Kim Savant’s indictment leaked for instance. We will file that old post under case closed.
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
The notion has application for virtually everyone. I thought about it last night tweeting out the happenings at two public meetings where Slabbed relied on the attendees in order to be three places at once. That said, in an alternate world where I was a lawyer instead of an accountant, I’d carry that quote with me and tape it to my notes before every jury trial.
Abraham Lincoln is very quotable too so instead of the post I could put up today I’ll share a quote that is also applicable:
Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Slabbed New Media is looking for free lance photographer for an assignment in downtown Gulfport the afternoon of September 18, 2018. Please email me if you are interested. Thank you.
Update: This job has been filled. Thank you.
Coach, a few of your former players noticed you were still knocking around in the Bay after reading Slabbed and the guys would love to visit and catch up if you’re interested.
Drop me a line and I’ll hook everyone up.
Way back almost one year ago, Slabbed received a reader comment from ‘m constatintin” on the post Hizzoner appears on WLOX This Week, Waxes Nonsensical:
m constatintin says:
January 9, 2017 at 5:33 pm
My god, tide is turning, just heard you got hammered in Miss. State court, the Canadians won and are really coming for you, guess they plan on collecting and holding you accountable ?
Judge Schmidt says you defended? Did you?
Hadn’t yet thought about all implications but at first glance the res judicata implications are great !
What about judicial interest for three years on 180,000 at 6% and cost yet to be levied for the ongoing violations of Canadian copyright at Slabbed? This is a kind of intentional tort that can’t be done away with in a bankruptcy, no?
Help us out here please, hard and complex story and facts to digest.
First I’d like to say thank you for stopping in with us M, even from a proxied IP address. I am not really commenting on this topic in favor of litigating the issues in the courtroom but since you asked I will disclose a few things.
Before I do that I need to share something from my experience as publisher of Slabbed, namely there being are three general kinds of people behind the keyboard bloviating in the media, social or otherwise:
With that set up M, this brawl has been going on a very long time, since 2011 in fact. I won a case of First Impressions involving the 1st Amendment. So Aaron Broussard’s business associates decided to sue me again and again and again and again so forth and so on, several of those times joining my Counsel in order to conflict them out. Every case they filed but one has since petered out and the lawyer / mastermind behind such a litigation strategy has been put on the shelf but not before he helped his SLAPP happy buddies sue their first Mississippi Attorney, Henry Laird, for Malpractice – in New Orleans.
The gang did manage to get a copyright judgment against me personally in Canada but let’s circle that for now because Charles Leary, Vaughn Perret and Trout Point Lodge, Limited are known in legal parlance as judgment debtors and they owe me some money, bigly in fact, something they left out of the fictionalized news accounts about this fight up in Canada. And when you’re an American Citizen M, (not Canadian as you suggested) and don’t pay up on judgments and don’t cooperate with Federal court orders to appear, you get cited for contempt and of course they now owe me more money, are correctly described as contemnors and the meter is running evergreen: Continue reading “Slabbed Turns Ten: You ask Slabbed, we’ll eventually answer…..”
It sure did folks, a few days ago. Such a milestone deserves a post of some kind because it has been quite the journey.
From being the bane of State Farm and Allstate’s existence after Katrina, causing a major national media shit storm back during the oil spill, unraveling Aaron Broussard’s bribery and money laundering schemes in Nova Scotia to being a major contributor here at home in the DMR scandal along with bringing some much needed transparency to the Bay, Slabbed has been a true trail blazer on the local journalism scene.
And then there is the fight to tell the story but that is another post as we mark 10 years.
Prediction: Today is gonna be both fun and fulfilling.
Meantime back on 10-30-17 Goats were slaughtered on the steps on the Stone County Courthouse. pic.twitter.com/K8kBuk1XOp
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Next up a topic that continues to wax and wane in the sport of American Football. Certain Blowhard Politicians maintain that declines in Tee Vee ratings for the NFL is the result of player protests. Poppa John got in the act trying to lay blame for a shitty quarter on the same but the reality is closer to what the network executives are saying in the product being over exposed on the airways. Here is one such media account from a month back:
What’s interesting is college football grappling with a different but I think related problem in declining game day attendance.
Dellenger’s piece correctly identifies the problem but I’m not sure the entire answer can be gleaned from game day experience surveys.
Consider this an open thread.