And some people doubted that the south would rise again! More than anything else, New Orleans still has their sense of humor. I posted before, on the Ice Box Art, and now New Orleans, has taken it a step further. The Place that made Hurricane drinks so popular, now has the “Cat 5 hurricane” offered at Bacco’s. So don’t count us out down here, expect a lot more from us than the little hope that some would dare to proclaim. The grimy residue of receded floodwater covered the blue Chevrolet pickup parked outside a shattered two-story house, but the offer spray-painted on the vehicle in white overflowed with enthusiasm: “For Sale. Like New. Runs Great.”
How safe do you feel, as far as Homeland Security goes? NAS New Orleans, has become the center of an investigation of illegal immigrants, and the 10 that they do claim to have found, were not detained, but were denied access to the base. That’s right people, 10 illegal immigrants were found in a subcontractor’s work force on a Navy base but they were not detained. What makes the matter worse, is the fact that Jamie Zuieback, an ICE spokeswoman in Washington, D.C., would not identify the company that employed the workers. The office of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La, said Thursday, they were working for BE&K of Birmingham, Alabama, a Halliburton subcontractor. BE&K denies that any of its employees … Continue reading
Hide your grandmothers, Uncle Sam is in need of their service. 82 year old peace activist, Sally-Alice Thompson, received a letter from Brig. Gen. Walter E. Gaskin, Marine Corps’ commanding general, telling her the military “is in need of your service” and inviting her to find out more by sending in an enclosed card. It looks like the Marine Corps, will get more bang for their buck, than they anticipated, when Thompson and other Raging Grannies, make their planned showing at the Marine Recruiting Center, minus the sent cards. Sally-Alice Thompson had to laugh when she got a letter from the Marine Corps’ commanding general, telling her the military “is in need of your service” and inviting her to find … Continue reading
Here we go again with the GOP corruption, and the denial of any wrong doing. In Kentucky, a Grand Jury charged two members of the State Republican Party, with conspiracy and political discrimination for allegedly helping to make personnel decisions based on applicants’ politics. A grand jury investigating alleged political influence in state hiring and firing indicted the Kentucky Republican Party’s treasurer and another GOP official Thursday.
There was a very interesting article by Bruce Shulman in WaPo recently about the “new” Age of Limits. Maybe we are on the cusp of something as big as the 1980 election (which in my book is still the most significant election of the last four decades). Of course much has changed since the late 1970s (even if Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen are-thankfully-still with us). Carter’s energy plan’s consisted of strong environmental protection programs: Superfund to clean up toxic waste, ANWR, a ban on offshore drilling, enactment of surface mining control legislation, etc. Fat chance you’ll get that out of BushCo.
The Associated Press reports that a Spanish Judge has issued an arrest warrant for three U.S. soldiers. A Spanish judge has issued an arrest warrant for three U.S. soldiers in connection with the death of a Spanish journalist in Iraq. The 3rd Infantry soldiers were part of a tank crew that fired a shell at the Hotel Palestine in April 2003. Several journalists who were covering the war were staying at the hotel in Baghdad. The Spanish judge said he issued the arrest order because the United States has not been cooperative. U.S. officials insist that the soldiers were fired on, and Colin Powell, the then-Secretary of State, claims the use of force was justified. This is just one more … Continue reading
Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s land mark decision of 1973 has been debated over and over, and now comes to light again, with the recent nomination of Harriet Miers. If this case, has had no other time to be really looked at, now seems to be the time that it needs to be defended, by people who are subjected to the views of the far right and their radical, fanatical views that are being imposed on our nation. In Missouri, we have an example of how Miers’ appointment, could have an effect on Roe v. Wade. The WaPo covers the topic today, that needs to be asked of Harriet Miers during her questioning; if she would indeed even try … Continue reading
Gotta love the Cresent City and their resolve. From the City of New Orleans, comes more of the flavor for setting new standards. Refrigerators have become a way to express political dissent equal to Freeway blogging. In New Orleans’ exuberant French Quarter, even a discarded refrigerator can be a canvas for artistic or political expression. Elsewhere, hurricane cleanup crews may be content to set the smelly iceboxes on the sidewalk and forget about them. But here, residents have begun dressing up their cast-off coolers with feathers, bow ribbons, and enough cold commentary to give a political leader the chills. One French Quarter fridge is addressed as though for delivery to President Bush at the White House — COD. And a … Continue reading