I can’t decide which music video to bring out of archives for a day or so. The finalist:
Anyone with an opinion is welcome to chime in.
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
— Slabbed New Media (@SlabbedNewMedia) December 5, 2017
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.
And yet still far off but discernible in the distance is a crack of light. So nice to see.
Never in my wildest dreams would I ever have imagined that a website that was conceived in the parking lot of the Hattiesburg Cracker Barrel would be around to see the 10 year mark. The time sure goes by fast folks. Consider this an open post.
For some of you this post will be cryptic so please feel free to not waste much brain power trying to figure out what it is about. For the rest of you that are thinking about inquiring (we have received a few media inquiries) my response is neither I or Slabbed New Media have any comment at this time. Thank you.
♪♪ Election time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that voters call
Their favorite time of the year♪♪
Those of you that would like to hang a campaign banner over on the right sidebar linked to your campaign websites would be pleased to know such is possible here at Slabbed and that includes those of you running for office in Jackson County as well. Contact me to find out how. Thank you.
By beat reporting I’m talking about regular reporting covering board meetings in the Cities and County plus crime. The opportunity has always been there folks but it has to make economic sense. Last year Slabbed was funded by regular donations from a small group of readers but the single largest donor that contributed well over 10 times the amount of all of the rest put together was the Douglas & Jennifer Handshoe Fund for Journalism in the Public Interest.
I’m interested in your thoughts folks so fire away in comments.