We’ve had lots of new visitors of late so I thought I would supplement our about page. A repost


Nowdy is Daisy Duke.
Our offline legal team (too numerous to mention) are Bo and Luke.
Steve is Cooter Davenport
Mr CLS is the General Lee
And I’m Uncle Jesse

Ed Rust is Boss Hogg
James Robie is Sheriff Coltrane
H Scot Spragins is Deputy Enos
Lucky Tucker is Deputy Cletus.

Welcome and enjoy

I’ve updated the blogroll with a few new links

I’m short of time this morning but thought I’d put up a quick post to highlight the new links I added to our blogroll category and circle back to one Nowdy mentioned a day or so back, VickiePynchon’s Negotiation Law Blog. I don’t know why we neglected Ms Pynchon’s blog for so long because she was the first national law blogger highlight our work in a post she did in April 2008 that still generates us traffic from time to time. Now for the others I just added:

I mentioned Jessica Hagy’s blog Indexed previously here as one I visit for fun. Jessica is a real talent and as she discovered less than 2 weeks back doing a card on the topic of insurance sure does stir up the industry faithful. I personally think she is spot on.

After I linked Zero Hedge I noticed a few other Mississippi blogs started mentioning the site. Here is another one for you finance freaks in Greenbackd, one that is near and dear to my style of investing in finding undervalued companies with a management team needing a swift kick in the rear end.

Finally those needing good information on insurance news in Florida should check out Miami Herald Reporter Beatrice Garcia’s Florida Insurance News Service blog which has the skinny on all the major insurance news in Florida.  It was my honor and pleasure to leave Beatrice her first comment.

I hope everyone enjoys the new links.


Our “about” page has always been very popular. Here is a supplement (Updated)

We’ve been asked a few times “exactly who we were” on Yahoo Allstate and our about page is always getting hits, especially lately. Here is a supplement:


Nowdy is of course Daisy Duke.
Rick and Johnny are Bo and Luke.
Steve is Cooter Davenport
Mr CLS is the General Lee
And I’m Uncle Jesse

Any suggestions for Boss Hogg, Sheriff Coltrane, and Deputies Enos and Cletus?


Saturday Music Post

We’ve been at this one year shy 14 days and what an amazing year this has been. I warned then newbie Nowdy that getting mixed up with me was likely to land her in some strange and new places in cyber space. I think I kept that promise. To my old cyber friends, all the new ones we’ve made this past year and on behalf of all of us here at Slabbed we thank you for coming here, reading and contributing, especially those with an insurer perspective such as Proximo and Mr Bullstroke.


Good Gawd Almighty: We have all the best people reading us today

I guess I’m an incurable name dropper. Besides our old friends in the insurance industry I’d like to welcome various New York law firms, Citigroup Global, Exxon Mobile and Wal Mart to Slabbed today. We have a pool going on when Morgan Stanley will be showing up.  😉

When Nowdy and I started Slabbed back in March our goal was not page views but rather simply to have the right people reading us. We are very pleased to report we met that goal and then some.

Internally we’ve had a spirited debate on whether to be more forthcoming with our site stats.  Our friends at Phunk and Wagnalls for instance set their site meter account to public access. My experience is most blogs are not so open.

Do we get 100,000 or page views a day here at slabbed? No. But since Nowdy agreed I could talk traffic in very broad terms I’ll add we crossed 6 figures for page views months ago. Not bad for a blog on insurance and select southern legal cases.  Sam Friedman will tell you insurance is very dry topic. He is right.

So my question is should we be more forthcoming with our traffic stats and why or why not? I won’t promise any changes (Nowdy is a strong willed woman which is good because I’m hardheaded) but I’d like to hear what you guys think?


Hallelujah We’ve Finally Finished the Insurance Page

Here at slabbed we don’t just blog about Katrina recovery issues of which insurance is the most important item, we also live the experience, beginning with the fight for our lives on August 29, 2005, through the recovery process to becoming consumer oriented insurance activists. Between holding down our day jobs, posting current issues and news and attending insurance forums and lectures our insurance page suffered from the lack of attention but no more.  Included with Gene Taylor’s Mississippi Law Journal Article from March 2008 are PDF’s of reference materials I collected by attending Representative Taylor’s lecture and Commissioner Chaney’s forum.

This quote from Representative Taylor’s article reinforces what I mean about us slabbers living the experience: Continue reading “Hallelujah We’ve Finally Finished the Insurance Page”