A few quick random thoughts

If there is one idea that I’ve tried to carry with me every day since Katrina it is the notion of the true extent of the transitory nature of our existence. Now this notion could indeed be viewed as a bummer because everything is destined to end the only question is when. My reaction is to attempt to recognize the blessings we also receive each day and simply appreciate the people that matter most in everyday life. I mention this because I’ve been mostly away from the blog this week as I have to pull double duty in the day job as a member of the business family deals with  such a transition I spoke of above. We all get hit with such realities at points in time on the road of life and in a small shop the business family gets to share both the triumphs and the tragedies that way. One blessing I have is the fact that Slabbed has kept humming right along without me via the open thread among other recent posts kept stocked with material via our great commenters. Thanks to all.

That said there are a few things still happening in the world one of which is Mississippi’s Neshoba County Fair which is a favorite among the political class here in Mississippi, especially in an election year. I tuned into twitter yesterday finding out such great factoids such as no one really paid attention to what Commish Mike Chaney had to say in his speech, that Billy Hewes isn’t afraid to scapegoat welfare recipients and Mexicans to satisfy his lust for lite Gov and that his opponent Tate Reeves has become an expert in making Hewes look exactly like the fool he is. Twitter is a wonderful thing folks and I enjoyed seeing a diverse group of tweeple such as Patsy Brumfield, Alan Lange and Frank Corder covering the speeches.

We have a primary election next week in Mississippi and to the extent the local democrat party does not have a pulse 5 of the 8 statewide offices will be decided next Tuesday in the GOP primary. If you are bright enough to read Slabbed then you don’t need me telling you how to vote but I will disclose that I’ll be supporting Tate Reeves for Lite Gov because he is 1. Not a fluffer like Hewes, 2. Is not a Nationwide Agent representing Team Insurance like Hewes in the legislature and 3. Is clearly the better candidate. If you believe the polling Hewes is on his way to a first class ass kicking and that warms the cockles of my heart. Continue reading “A few quick random thoughts”

The original title for this post was "The grass is always greener" but then I saw today's T-P editorial and can't stop laughing…

NMC tackled the latest Connick v Thompson related case in a post that ended up placing wet kisses on NOLA DA Leon Cannizzaro in comments as Cannizzaro was evidently able to bullshit an out of town lawyer/commenter on his blog and I was amused to the point where I had the post title concepetualized in a “Grass is always greener” type of theme. Like Mitch Landrieu and Ray Nagin, Cannizzaro is a vast improvement on his predecessor Harry Connick but in ways that also doesn’t mean much. The crooks in the political classes now have some limits to their pilfering like the good old days but make no mistake the NOLA power structure is as crooked as it ever was Cannizzaro included.

So I got a great belly laugh at the T-P fawning over Cannizzaro for making an example of out of towner Jim Bridger of Public Belt infamy in today’s editorial page. Bridger will make a nice easy target for the grand standing DA.  Noticably absent has been any editorials on Paul Connick for not doing his job on public corruption in Jefferson Parish.

Give me a C, give me an A, give me an N……


Ronal you ignorant slut….

New Orleans police chief Ronal Serpas was on the tool man show this morning and frankly he was pathetic. The following embed is well worth watching.

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Mayor Mitcho is pulling out all the PR stops for his shoe shine boy but Serpas lost whatever goodwill he’s earned since coming to NOLA after his stint in Nashville cooking the crime stats there.


The Mouton Indictment ripples across the media. Team FBI tightens its grip on Fred Heebe’s balls.

Make no mistake folks, this scandal will end up leading not only to John Alario but also to Former Gov Mike Foster, Billy Tauzin, David Vitter and likely Team Landrieu.   Steve Theriot and daughter Wanda were last seen with doughnut glaze on their chins.

Let’s kick off the coverage with Rich Rainey at the Times Picayune who did a great job connecting Mouton to Fred Heebe. It is an open secret that former Gov Mike Foster’s administration was openly for sale so this little gem from Murphy himself at the end of Rainey’s piece was priceless: Continue reading “The Mouton Indictment ripples across the media. Team FBI tightens its grip on Fred Heebe’s balls.”