A day late and a dollar short…

I know I said I’d be back on Monday, so I’m late, my bad… been doing some thinking this week about the website, reading the news, hanging out, taking a break…etc…and the one thing I can’t seem to get out of my head is this… The number of people from Transocean, Halliburton and British Petroleum who have spent a day in jail as a result … Continue reading A day late and a dollar short…

Be back Monday…the trouble with the (personal) economy…

So, four months from now on March 1st of 2012, I am finally out of the Great White North and heading back to what I thought might be New Orleans. Would certainly make sense with all the writing I do on this site that this town is where my interests lie, and it is, but the damned economy…here’s the thing that keeps throwing rocks in … Continue reading Be back Monday…the trouble with the (personal) economy…

Saints vs. Carolina, and Michael Jordan, and Barack Obama…

Yes, I love the New Orleans Saints…but of equal important in this week’s game are the following five simple facts: 1. I hate Michael Jordan. 2. Michael Jordan is involved with the Charlotte Bobcats, located in the same city as the Panthers. 3. Micheal Jordan used to play for UNC, a college located very close to Charlotte. 4. I’m assuming that since Michael Jordan is so … Continue reading Saints vs. Carolina, and Michael Jordan, and Barack Obama…

The GOP’s final solution…

When it comes to… …disaster aid, clean air, clean water, financial regulation, voting rights, health care, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, mortgage reform, banking reform, union support and collective bargaining, jobs programs, unemployment insurance, infrastructure repair, fairness in taxation, energy assistance, coal, natural gas and oil industry regulation, overall environmental concerns including endangered species and especially global warming, state and national parks, wildlife refuges, storm monitoring, food safety … Continue reading The GOP’s final solution…

Wistful night on the crisis lines…

Yep, working the Adult Crisis lines tonight all by my lonesome, waiting for the phone to ring in an office building I’ve known off and on for twenty years, and thinking about being elsewhere…just missing a late night walk up Polk Street to California, take a right and climb up and over Nob Hill to Kearney, then take a left and run it straight up to … Continue reading Wistful night on the crisis lines…

Bourbon street, war, violence…and hey! Take it down a notch…with Rancid!

I used to know a bartender at Molly’s on Toulouse, small bar on Toulouse (duh) between Royal and Bourbon, and I loved the place…small, pool table, open windows to the street…old feel, and it was close enough to Bourbon and all the idiocy contained therein one could step outside for a smoke and look the half block up to watch fraternities, sororities, christianit-ies, stupidities and … Continue reading Bourbon street, war, violence…and hey! Take it down a notch…with Rancid!

Now, BP’s being sued for price manipulation…

So, you know about BP’s past year in the Gulf Coast… And you may have heard a little something about their travails in Alaska…that whole thing about being ordered to pay $25 million in civil fines for not properly maintaining their pipelines, which resulted in two additional spills in Prudhoe Bay… Oh, but that’s not all…when your company is this focussed on ethics and safety, you know … Continue reading Now, BP’s being sued for price manipulation…

So, What has Big Oil and Obama Learned? Apparently, Not Much

In an article by AP, which spoke with oil industry experts and took a look at the Mineral Management Service, the Bureau of Ocean Management Service, not much has changed and with the drilling moratorium set to expire on November 30th, one might be inclined to question – what was the point of the moratorium in the first place, beyond a press story to give … Continue reading So, What has Big Oil and Obama Learned? Apparently, Not Much