Saturday, August 29, 2009

8/29 

Jeffrey has a good compilation of recent 8/29 links.

Visual.

Ant balls.

Happy Birthday to Senator John McCain.

Agog: It would be interesting to one day learn how Katrina fits into President Bush's sophisticated view of Biblical prophecy.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Feds say Nagin Admin. Meff lab about to blow up 

Unchecked greed and ego is ...combustible.

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Best Reality TV Show ever 

The Reduct Box alerts us of a report claiming that

the misdemeanor charges filed against potential candidate for Senate and award winning writer, director, and actress Stormy Daniels have been dropped.


As you may recall, Stormy got angry at her husband because her clothes hadn't been cleaned properly and the bills hadn't been paid. She proceeded to throw their wedding album on the floor, throw some plants in the sink, and break some candles. She hit him on the head and he called the police, who then slapped her with a domestic violence charge (now apparently dropped).

So the GOP primary for U.S. Senate might include Stormy Daniels, General Russell Honore and Vitty-cent. (Imagine their families living together in a big mansion and re-read the post title.)

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Tidmore tickles the state's collective political gonad 

Chris Tidmore's tantalizing new story for The Louisiana Weekly will read:

In a breaking story, The Louisiana Weekly has learned that the hero of Hurricane recovery, General Russell Honore is seriously considering entering the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate seat against incumbent David Vitter. Honore, a Republican since the Reagan Administration and a registered Louisiana voter from his Zachary home, has spoken to friends and supporters in the last two weeks signaling that he is, according to one, "more than 50% sure that he will run."
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While polls show Vitter as the clear favorite in both the primary and the general election, one very senior Louisiana Republican predicted that if Honore runs, "He wins." As that GOP party elder further explained to the Weekly on the promise of confidentiality, "All he has to say is 'Stuck on Stupid', and Vitter is toast."

At Rising Tide 4, E at WCBF asked the political panelists about the Honore scenario. It seemed to catch them off guard. Apparently they hadn't deeply analyzed General Honore's chances, because they didn't expect him to actually enter the race. If General Honore announced, he would immediately displace Chairman Cao as my favorite Louisiana Republican. (Rep. Anh Cao has lost stock with the staff at YRHT, as he continually uses the "I haven't had a chance to study [blank] to form an opinion" dodge. He gets away with this because the media and his supporters keep reminding us how very very smart and nice Cao is.
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Update: Eli does some more political handicapping on the N.O. mayor's race here.
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Update #2: More at Bayou Buzz.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

I hope you know this will go down on your discipline database 

Lovely informs me that schools have a new term for "permanent record".


Oh yeah?

Well dont get so distressed

Did I happen to mention that I'm impressed?


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Snark Knight 

WCBF lights up the Batt Signal.

Batt Girls? Really?

Do you have to make it so easy for me, Jay?

Apparently the fundraiser is at the "Batt Cave" on Canal St. St. Chuck, and if the cops unexpectedly storm the joint, Batt can escape out the window down the pole, to the Batt mobile.

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Melancon announces 

If the belly can find some fire...

[T]oday I'm announcing my candidacy for the US Senate to replace David Vitter, because Louisiana deserves better. Louisiana needs a different approach in Washington, DC. More bi-partisan. More disciplined. More honest and with a whole lot more common sense.


vid here
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Rising Tide event gets some "jazz" in da paper 

Thanks, T-P!

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Vitter will talk about the healthcare Obamacaust on [eve of] 8/29 

Yes, the rumors are true. Doing a Vitter has the story (with lots of good links):


Call it a ‘Family’ reunion in the Big Easy. This Friday, Senator Tom Coburn will Join David Vitter for a [healthcare] campaign event in New Orleans, just in time for the four year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

So, on the anniversary of the Federal Flood, Senators Vitter and Coburn will host one of those high-toned town hall meetings at the Ponchartrain Center in Kenner-- America's City!

Can't wait for the discussion to probe the delicate topic of healthcare reform in the following manner.

Vitty-cent: "We will now take a few pre-approved questions."

Townhaller: "Senator Vitter and Coburn, first let me thank you for protecting America from the radical gay agenda that threatens the institution of marriage and from the illegal aliens who threaten the genetic purity of unborn true Americans for generations to come.

[10 minutes of sustained applause from audience]

"Now, Senator Vitter, I have a difficult question."

Vitty-cent: "I've already clearly addressed that issue in non-detailed language."

Townhaller: "No, this is abut Barack Hussein Osama-- I mean Obama."

[10 minutes of sustained booing and hissing from audience]

Vitty-cent: "You may proceed."

Townhaller: "I've always wondered, is Obama's socialism learned or inborn? That is to say, did Obama learn communism from his Kenyan father and his muslim teachers in Indonesia OR is his socialism some sort of latent, inborn disease of the mind? Sort of like a hammer and sickle cell anemia? What say you, Senator?"

Vitty-cent: "This is a fascinating question, but I really don't know if it's one or the other or both. All I know is that Obama is a socialist, because that is the talking point I must echo like a deathless machine."

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bite my anus burger 

Riding down Airline or Earhart, you might see billboards touting McDonald's newest meat sandwich. Pictured on the signs is a so-called "Angus Burger", and it is labeled as "Fleur De-Licious". A New Orleans Saints football helmet is prominently displayed.

Outrage has already occurred in some quarters.

True fans understand there can be only one Fleur-D-licious. They profoundly appreciate his homemade costume, and embrace Fleur-D-licious when he makes rounds in the Sacredome terrace during football communions.



This weekend I spoke with an owner of numerous McDonald's restaurants in S. LA . He complained that there was a rash of mischief going on with the restaurant signs (below the golden arches). Vandals were stealing the letter "G" from signs touting the new Angus Burger.

Heh. Serves 'em right.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

RT 4 

Heartfelt thanks to all the organizers, attendees, hosts, speakers and panelists for making Rising Tide 4 a huge success. That's a generic thing to say, but it's the best I can do right now. According to the T-P, "a few hundred" bloggers showed up for RT... sounds good to me!

Special thanks to Harry Shearer for doing the keynote. Here's an excellent little clip his speech (from Crystal Kile).


http://vimeo.com/6227244 from Crystal Kile on Vimeo.

The single most inspired moment might've been when Jacques Morial accepted the Ashley award on behalf of Dambala at American Zombie.
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