Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Now listen to Miss South Carolina:
Oops. Update. Someone has already cleverly done it for me:
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Gee, I wonder if Archbishop Hughes and the "good" Christians of Rep. LaBruzzo's district will show the same kind of outrage they do when Democrats and other Republicans say the government should leave people alone over the issue of abortion?
And I'm not going to wag my finger at somebody for getting tubes tied or whatever it is that people do.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Today? S.O.S. Listen carefully to the words. Poignant. Coach. Deuce. Figure it out, gentleman.
Do you remember 2002?
Deuce badly hurt his ankle. The whole week prior to a nationally televised night game versus the future Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Decadence Denizens, Deuce was hobbling.
And then on game day, they taped him up, and he did this.
I've got to believe that the Deuce of 2008 is faster and more agile than the hobbled and taped Deuce of late 2002.
Let's do it, Coach.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Committee Chairman Chris D0dd on ABC’s “Good Morning America” said lawmakers were told last night “that we’re literally maybe days away from a complete meltdown of our financial system,with all the implications, here at home and globally.”
Now it seems like we're supposed to be afraid
It's patriotic in fact and color coded
And what are we supposed to be afraid of?
Why, of being afraid
That's what terror means, doesn't it?
That's what it used to mean.
In the end, it's much easier to get a figurative Wall Street bailout than it is to get a literal South Louisiana bailout. Disgusting.
Here is Mr. Newman:
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
But tonight, the eve of the first Saints' season without Ashley and Brian, somehow it seems right to link to Brian's last-ever words on his blog.
I plan to get up early and go see Ashley tomorrow morning. (In doing so, I'm merely copying Chef Who Dat, who did this already today, I think.)
Anyway, here's Brian. I doubt he knew these would be his last blogged words, but they seem fitting:
Oh, well, there are many other ways to be a fan as well. I am sure I will discover them. Happier posts later.
Friday, September 05, 2008
Jumpsuits were delivered by UPS yesterday! I couldn't believe it. Berto is hard at work with a Sharpie. I am working on adding a flag to my bike to copy the style seen in the beeee-YOU-tiful commercial below.
More soon. In a hurry paying bills and cranking up my job again.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
In other news, the new golden jumsuits I ordered last week shipped on schedule. UPS says they will be delivered on schedule today. Um, I doubt that. But I hope by Friday.
As you can see below, the suits are in Jackson, MS, right now. Maybe my friends Kay and Danny or some of the other Orleanians exiled there can pick them up for me on the way in.
I predict UPS will come through on Friday and that Berto will be hard at work with a Sharpie on Saturday.
See this link for a picture of Berto's suit (it's a shorty now) safely in a closet in a hotel near Montgomery, AL.
I'm just posting to observe that there still seem to be problems with cell phones during disasters. I don't know if it's infrastructure or the shear number of simultaneous users.
After Katrina, a tech guy with a cell phone company told me that the cell phone companies had "gone to school" on Katrina and that next time around, there would be better coverage and it wouldn't be so hard to get through. He said they were changing the way call were routed and such.
It may in fact be better this go 'round, but it is still difficult. Text messaging seems to work pretty well, though.
Again, this is not a complaint. I just wanted to post what I'm experiencing during the middle of this.
Monday, September 01, 2008
2. CNN told Dr. Mrs. Clio that a levee had "breached." Oyster heard the same thing. Huh?
3. CNN made it clear that Shell Beach is part of New Orleans.
4. General Honore corrected the CNN weather idiot when the latter talked about "creeks and streams" filling up with storm surge. The General noted that in fact they are bayous and rivers.
5. Wolf Blitzer told me that Lafayette is 70 miles from New Orleans. That's more than 50 percent off.
6. At approximately 3:10 p.m. CST on September 1, 2008, some idiot on CNN with a cool Google map toy actually said that with Katrina, the big concern for Baton Rouge was "storm surge coming from the north along the Mississippi River." This time, however, the concern would be storm surge from Gustav coming UP the river from the south. Please read those last two sentences again. I won't even address the first sentence, such is its idiocy. The second sentence reveals total ignorance: if storm surge from Katrina up the river didn't affect New Orleans, Laplace, and all the river towns, why would it be an issue for Baton Rouge?
7. Dr. Mrs. Clio has been amused by many references to "East Jefferson County" emergency officials.