Reflecting on a show: Ani Difranco…

I saw Ani DiFranco two nights ago at the Fillmore in San Francisco…great show, some songs I’d never heard performed before like “School Night” or “Overlap,” and she was in fine form, striking the guitar so hard during “Napoleon” or “Shameless,” you’d think it might break, and performing new songs that thanks to Youtube, I knew by name already, “Careless Words,” “Genie,” and more…and none … Continue reading Reflecting on a show: Ani Difranco…

Well, that explains a lot…

Much like Sarah Palin or Ann Coulter, whenever Michael Brown pops up in the news, on a radio or television station, my first response is typically “Umm, why the fuck are we supposed to care what you think about, well, anything?” I mean, Sarah was a shit governor nominated on a lark in a losing presidential campaign, who became even more famous for being an … Continue reading Well, that explains a lot…

This week, it was not Jindal’s fault…

Quite the week for Mr. Jindal. Bobby goes to CPAC. Bobby releases his budget for Louisiana. Bobby blames everybody but Bobby for all the criticisms levied against the decisions and policies of Bobby. Gotta feel for the guy, though…it must be difficult to be the only reasonable man in not only Louisiana, but the United States…the only true conservative, the only one willing to fight … Continue reading This week, it was not Jindal’s fault…

The truth, gosh…it’s just “so long and so complicated…”

…and so inconvenient. Anyways, so as I read on the New Orleans Ladder, Sandy Rosenthal from Levees.org goes to the Louisiana State Review Board to give her presentation regarding why the levee breaches should be placed on the National Register of Historic Places (uh…duh’) and they vote three yes’s, and six…no’s? No’s? How could this be? Sure sounds like these professional academics suffered a brain breach. Throughout our lives, very … Continue reading The truth, gosh…it’s just “so long and so complicated…”

A Baton Rouge review from the New Orleans Assassin…

Hello… Yes, I still kill people for a living. Though I’m thinking of starting my own charter school, but more about that later… I know its been a while, and I might apologize if I believed in such sentiment but I don’t…so, another legislative session comes and goes, and I’m caught in the city in that early summer dry spell…why do contract hits slow down … Continue reading A Baton Rouge review from the New Orleans Assassin…

So, they’ll get it right this time? Oil spills, mine disasters, levees and forgetfulness…

It would appear a pattern is developing in this great land of ours. Simply put, we begin with a tragedy, then we have an investigation which discovers the governmental agencies designed to prevent such tragedies either fell down on the job or didn’t care, and even worse, the fail-safe for the agency that didn’t do their job is woefully unprepared to handle the mess created. … Continue reading So, they’ll get it right this time? Oil spills, mine disasters, levees and forgetfulness…

Obama, BP…remain silent…about health, and everything else

As told before, but it bears repeating, the LEAN network released the blood test results from 12 Gulf Coast residents that were sampled in September, November and December and here’s the results: Benzene: 4 blood samples, 11.9 to 35.8 times higher than the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Educational Survey) 95th percentile. Ethlybenzene: detected in all twelve blood samples, all in excess of the NHANES … Continue reading Obama, BP…remain silent…about health, and everything else

An Open Letter to the Tea Party of Louisiana…

Hello, My name’s Drake. I trust things are treating you well? Good, me too. Don’t worry, this letter won’t be too long but before I get into a couple of things, I feel it is important to tell you a couple of things about myself as they will become pertinent a bit later on. First of all, I’m on the high side of my thirties … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Tea Party of Louisiana…