A Little of this, a little of that

Is Paris Hilton out of jail yet? I’ve been a little overwhelmed lately, backed up on the “News” of this country sometimes.

I read in an article about recovery at an Essence Festival forum that OUR MAYOR, C. Ray Nagin stated that he was “getting worn out ” dealing with the recovery. Hmmm, we’ve got 3 more years of this kat and he’s worn out. That’s just too fucking rich. Like a dark chocolate Hershey bar.

Essence weekend was a blast. I sat at the third floor window and just watched the mass of people streaming through the French Market. Thank goodness for a crowd in New Orleans summertime. Too bad the towing trucks were out in full force. Interesting how vehicles with Texas, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas license plates were towed before ANY local one was. Especially considering that 95% of the cars were parked LEGALLY. Maybe that’s wearing C. Ray out, taking tourist cash in what basically amounts to a towing scam.

Senator David Vitter. Man you were supposed to be one of the good guys. Even though your “family values” stance made and continues to make me puke. It is nice though that the Madam of the Canal Street Brothel says Mr. Vitter was a very nice John. Isn’t that special. Good to know he could treat his whores right.

Beware those who want to legislate the way YOU choose to live YOUR life. On either side of the political spectrum. Let me live my life the way I want politicians. Keep your runny ass noses out of my biz, spend my tax money decently and we’ll get along fine. Tell me who I should sleep with and I’m gonna slap that Giddeons bible right outta your hand.

I think the thing that makes me even sicker is the stance some take regarding Mr. Vitter. These are the same people who screamed for President Bill Clinton’s mmmm “head” on a platter. Bill Clinton got a BJ from an intern….Boo Bad President getting licky licky….Hoo-Ray Senator going to a whorehouse. I mean what’s the difference here folks? Remember prostitution is ILLEGAL in this country. Except in Nevada and Washington DC obviously.

Marc Morial is taking the Bill Jefferson high ground. Asked by Ch. 4 TV to comment on his peeps getting years upon years in prison for financial schemes during his administration, Morial didn’t offer anything other than maybe someday in the distant (meaning 2089) future he’ll offer a honorable explanation. Yeah his ass is gonna get rung up too, just a matter of time. God Bless Jim Letten.

You may not like it but I could care less. The Jefferson Family might be America’s most corrupt family of all time. These criminals and yes they are criminals, have been scamming and stealing from this city, state and nation for 20 years. And basically in every imaginable way. Anyone drive by the 10k building Mose Jefferson claimed in insurance papers was worth 650k? Then rented one room out to family friend and Former City councilwoman Renee Gill-Pratt for 1800 a month as a “satellite office” It’s basically a crack house. That you and I were paying for due to the scams these criminals have been running in New Orleans for 20 years. Just unreal.

The murders have gotten out of control again. I think one day we had 4 in 5 hours or something crazy like that. A couple things here. It’s not funny but it is. We can’t keep a correct count of murders this year. 5 different sources have 5 different counts. Some news media, some government agencies. Is New Orleans that dysfunctional right now that we can even add up the bullet ridden bodies?

Two weekends ago after another bad mojo of shootings, stabbings and beatings, Silence is Violence set up another march on City Hall. The last march attracted close to 5000 peeps. That was after the murder of filmmaker Helen Hill. This march attracted about 30 people. I guess without a white mother or a local musician getting shot no one gives a crap. “Oh it’s just young black men killing each other. I’d rather sit on the couch and watch re-runs of Morgus” seems to be the line of “thinking” around here.

Remember the 5 youngsters gunned down in Central City that was also one of the contributing factors to the large turnout to the first rally? D.A. Eddie Jordan, or Special ED as we call him at the station, has passed on that case. Yeah seems a witness checked out (or was gunned down, seeing as we can’t keep track around here who knows?) so Special ED said, yeah here’s one for the feds. So some murderer gets away with murder. Again. If it didn’t make my migraines worse I’d ram my baldhead against his just to see if I could get him to do his fucking job.

I have been gorging myself on Taqueria’s since the racist Jefferson Parish council decided to run these good legal immigrants outta town. Why isn’t the Jefferson Parish council more concerned about removing the illegal immigrants from the area’s street corners? How about enforcing the laws you yahoos wrote already instead of writing new ones? Just a thought.

Returning the parish to normal was the reason given to ban the Taco Trucks. That my friend is a joke. Blue Tarps remind me of Katrina. I demand that all blue tarps be removed from houses. They remind me of Katrina. Three dollars for a gallon of gas remind me of Katrina. All gas must now be 2.99 or less. What fraud. I’d rather have the Giant Sloth as a friend than any politician. I know what I’m getting with the Sloth my friend. I’m afraid I just insulted the sloths of the world by comparing them to politicians.

I think the worse thing is of all the “social agencies” that have come to save the New Orleans area after Katrina, well where are they standing up for these Americans attempting to make a dollar or two. Oh wait, maybe that’s the problem. ACORN, SOUL, COUP et all are only interested in helping those who are UNWILLING to help themselves. Gotcha.

Jesus lives in a Slidell courthouse. Not really but you’d think so according to some folks. I do have a couple questions regarding the picture of Jesus in the courthouse and the ACLU.

Would the ACLU attempt to take down the picture if the Jesus depicted was of the black or latino variety? Cmon, we’ve all seen the Black Jesus and Mexican Jesus pictures. Would the ACLU try to take down the picture then? Doubtful

On the other side, if the picture depicted a Black or Latino Jesus, would the bible thumpers be out in force to demand the picture remain in the courthouse? Would the peeps with 5 teeth, standing with their signs, demand that the picture remain up if Jesus was Latino or Black? That’s doubtful too.

Would I be offended if I went to a courtroom and they had a picture or statue of Buddha staring me down? Probably not but I can see how a Christian might. How come the Christian can’t see how the Buddist could possibly be offended?

I could write about the levees not being ready but yawn. Tell us something we didn’t figure out on our own already.

Tales of the Cocktail starts in two weeks. If you’ve never done the event, get off your ass and get involved. It’s a great time and it’s run by a bunch of great New Orleanians. Get out and support it. Or stay home and watch Morgus re-runs.

7 Comments so far

  1. Paulp (unregistered) on July 11th, 2007 @ 4:46 pm

    I prostrate myself before you in homage, sir. Good Day.

  2. ham (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 7:25 am

    What, pray tell, is Tales of the Cocktail, and where do I get more info on it?

  3. DanF (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 10:05 am


    New Orleans invented the cocktail. So it’s a natural. Check out the website.

  4. Ken Foster (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 3:11 pm

    Actually the recent march you are talking about wasn’t a Silence Is Violence event. If you want to know about the many activities we actually have been involved with, you can go to http://www.silenceisviolence.org. Thanks.

  5. DanF (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 3:48 pm

    Thanks for the correction Ken. You’ve got a great organization. Whoever put the event on, the turnout was sadly lacking. That’s more of an indictment of the public in general than of the organization.

  6. DanF (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 3:58 pm

    And while everyone is looking around at websites go buy Ken’s book “The Dogs who Found Me”. Just a great read, my copy is well worn aready.

  7. Ken Foster (unregistered) on July 14th, 2007 @ 8:12 am

    Gee, thanks for the plug.

    I think that March in January was a rare moment when everyone’s energy was literally directed at one spot. There are still a ton of people contributing, but in smaller, less visible ways. And, of course, there are a lot of people still doing nothing at all.

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