Tired of the shooting…

I was going to write this morning about Bobby Jindal. That was the plan, take the day off of work and just kind of fuck around with a silly idea I had that I found amusing, but as I read the news with my coffee I didn’t really feel like it anymore: Drive-by shooting in…

And round and round we go…NOPD windfalls…

Ahem…for reasons of disclosure, let me start out by saying I am a social worker…I am a social worker but I am also not stupid. I’ve worked in some social programs in my day that were, shall we just say, not cost-effective. However, let me also say that those days were a long time ago….

An Afternoon With Charlie, An Evening With Mayor Landrieu

The Sunday afternoon after Rising Tide found me in a bar on St. Claude Ave, having a drink or three and talking to a guy named Charlie who was splitting a pitcher of beer with his friend. Charlie lived in the St. Roch neighborhood, born and raised in New Orleans and he was telling me…

Headlines: Gulf Coast and Beyond…

1. Locals worry Gulf oil spill will hurt them twice 2. Obama energy advisor won’t say if BP to face criminal negligence charges 3. Plugging the WikiLeak: US Government frustrated by lack of options 4. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu marks 100 days with 100 projects 5. Coast Guard and Obama Administration betrays the people…

Don’t Miss Ya Ray…

Wow, what a difference a year makes…could it be, now that the absentee mayor-ship of Ray Nagin is over, New Orleans finally has a competent mayor…too soon to tell, but this is better than I could have hoped for with the former, who probably would be somewhere in Houston getting dinner by now… Landrieu Steps…