Thursday, October 26, 2006

Bill Winter for Congress

Bill Winter is running in Colorado against Tom Tancredo, who trashed New Orleans after Katrina (see the sidebar on the right). Winter is a classy Democrat, so why not head over to his site, look him over, and donate some $$$ if you can?

Winter for Congress

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Hell And Back

Just go read this. from Chris Rose, the best writer the Picayune ever had.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Rodney Alexander implicated in sex scandal again.

AMERICAblog: A blog for a great nation that deserves the truth:
"Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.), already enmeshed in the ex-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) page scandal, now faces a new controversy as a former staffer has sued his office for sexual harassment.

Elizabeth Scott, Alexander's former scheduler, claims that Royal Alexander, the Congressman's chief of staff, 'engaged in a course of misconduct' that included 'inappropriate sex-based comments, ogling and touching' and 'sexual advances,' according to Michael Hoare, Scott's attorney. Scott told the Congressman of his aide's alleged improper behavior but the Louisiana Republican took no action to correct the situation, Hoare said....

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Your Right Hand Thief asks the right question.

Your Right Hand Thief:
"Why did Alexander's office not insist on an investigation into the allegations of inappropriate conduct between Congressmen and other pages?"

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A day of shame | AP Top Stories:
"WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of the most notorious names in the war on terror are headed toward prosecution after President Bush signed a law Tuesday authorizing military trials of terrorism suspects.

The legislation also eliminates some of the rights defendants are usually guaranteed under U.S. law, and it authorizes continued harsh interrogations of terror suspects."

They've just shredded the Coonstitution.

And Nedra Pickler seems pleased with it.

Say what?

"Extensive cypress logging has occurred in recent months around Lac Des Allemands in St. Charles and Lafourche parishes and in scattered sites within the Atchafalaya River Basin. Corps officials say logging is permissible in those areas."

Why are we still permitting logging of cypress forests? Ask Bob Odom.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Saints are 5-1.

Proud Saints fan for 30 years.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Sad. Sad. Sad. | AP Top Stories: "

Oct 12, 6:45 PM EDT

Nearly 3 dozen Katrina victims remain unidentified in La.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The bodies of 65 Hurricane Katrina victims, of which just half have been identified, remain unclaimed more than a year after the storm, the Orleans Parish coroner said Thursday.

In all, more than 1,300 bodies were collected in Louisiana after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita battered the region last year. Of those, 33 remain unidentified as investigators exhaust DNA and other tests, said coroner Frank Minyard.

'It's getting tougher,' he said. The number of unidentified bodies continues to fall slowly; in August, there were 49."
No one to even claim the bodies.

Humane | AP Top Stories:
"GRAY, La. (AP) -- Senior citizens seeking aid from the state's hurricane housing grant program won't be penalized if they choose to move out of state or into rental housing rather than reconstruct their damaged homes, Gov. Kathleen Blanco announced Thursday.

The move exempts the elderly from a penalty that is levied against other homeowners who seek grants but don't rebuild their homes in Louisiana."

This seems like a good idea to me. Times-Picayune Updates:
A New Orleans judge widely criticized for granting thousands of free and reduced bail bonds to felons accused of violent crimes has been sidelined by the Louisiana Supreme Court on recommendation of its judicial disciplinary panel.

In an order issued Wednesday, the high court barred Criminal District Judge Charles Elloie from exercising 'any judicial function' pending the outcome of a continuing investigation of his conduct by the Judiciary Commission and the court.

In its recommendation, the commission said it has reason to believe that Elloie has violated the law and rules of judicial conduct and that he will continue doing so, threatening the administration of justice and the public, unless he is suspended from office. "

Some interesting articles about Republican candidates.

--AZ-Sen: Jon Kyl

--AZ-01: Rick Renzi

--AZ-05: J.D. Hayworth

--CA-04: John Doolittle

--CA-11: Richard Pombo

--CA-50: Brian Bilbray

--CO-04: Marilyn Musgrave

--CO-05: Doug Lamborn

--CO-07: Rick O'Donnell

--CT-04: Christopher Shays

--FL-13: Vernon Buchanan

--FL-16: Joe Negron

--FL-22: Clay Shaw

--ID-01: Bill Sali

--IL-06: Peter Roskam

--IL-10: Mark Kirk

--IL-14: Dennis Hastert

--IN-02: Chris Chocola

--IN-08: John Hostettler

--IA-01: Mike Whalen

--KS-02: Jim Ryun

--KY-03: Anne Northup

--KY-04: Geoff Davis

--MD-Sen: Michael Steele

--MN-01: Gil Gutknecht

--MN-06: Michele Bachmann

--MO-Sen: Jim Talent

--MT-Sen: Conrad Burns

--NV-03: Jon Porter

--NH-02: Charlie Bass

--NJ-07: Mike Ferguson

--NM-01: Heather Wilson

--NY-03: Peter King

--NY-20: John Sweeney

--NY-26: Tom Reynolds

--NY-29: Randy Kuhl

--NC-08: Robin Hayes

--NC-11: Charles Taylor

--OH-01: Steve Chabot

--OH-02: Jean Schmidt

--OH-15: Deborah Pryce

--OH-18: Joy Padgett

--PA-04: Melissa Hart

--PA-07: Curt Weldon

--PA-08: Mike Fitzpatrick

--PA-10: Don Sherwood

--RI-Sen: Lincoln Chafee

--TN-Sen: Bob Corker

--VA-Sen: George Allen

--VA-10: Frank Wolf

--WA-Sen: Mike McGavick

--WA-08: Dave Reichert

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


I've been away from the blog a while. But I haven't quit. I've just been preoccupied and busy with a new school year, friends, relatives, a trip to New York, and, as of today, a teenager with pneumonia in the guest room.

getting back in the groove, I note that the bigh headlines today are that New Orleans has all the water back on, that they're replacing the street signs, and that Gov. Blanco is proposing a $100 rebate to taxpayers. All good news.

Pics of NY coming soon -- including last Friday's anti-bush demonstration and the much beloved Chrysler building.