Thursday, July 31, 2008

Our Feckless Mayor

And while I’m on a Rant….

Ray Nagin, you sorry excuse for a Mayor….

The Gambit this week hit the mark on our Paranoid, Mentally Challenged mayor. How the hell he won that second term, well, I guess we have lots of folks UPTOWN to thank for that, aye?

Here is the feckless mayor hard at work:


Picture credits go Crosswordgrl. She is a Super Hero to Community Activists everywhere.

Oil Companies Score Huge Profits

This REALLY PISSES ME OFF. In May these same oil companies were on Capital Hill trying to justify their huge profits at times of great consumer need. J. Stephen Simon, executive vice president of Exxon Mobil, had the “gall” to say at that time that these profits were needed to invest in long-term growth. BULLSHIT. Return your profits back to consumers in the way of lowered costs, you pig!!!

I’m tired of paying for gas to these asswipes. But I can’t afford a New Prius, so I’ll settle for something like this:



In the meantime, I’ll send my GAS money to another country—where potentially they might spend it on something like, oh, national health care?



Monday, July 28, 2008

What A Wonderful World....

It's here--the first "trailer" for Oliver Stone's "W."



And I'm very happy he didn't use Louis Armstrong's version of "What A Wonderful World." That would not have been appropriate.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Fiorella's and the Bingo Show

I was "cruising" on the net, when I should've been grading papers, and I googled "Fiorella's" to see if there were any posts about its closing (it closed in June).

Well, I found Clint Maedegon's "Complicated" video and I know you all have seen it before, but for Cece and David (who do occasionally lurk here) I just wanted you to see a wonderful portrait of our walks through the Quarter. Start to finish, I think you'll see lots of familiar places and faces.



By the way....

I bought the Fiorella's Neon Sign last time I was in New Orleans. Yeah you right!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Makes You Think

I just ran across this piece on YouTube and it struck a chord with me:



What do you think?