Archive for May, 2006

Nagin to New Orleans: Run

Nagin to New Orleans: Run

| May 3, 2006 | 1 Reply

Ray Nagin, occasionally-competent Mayor of New Orleans unveiled his new emergency plan for the upcoming storm season. Here’s a quick summation. In case of hurricane, flee the city. We may be able to help you do that, but maybe not. So, flee anyhow. Nagin says that he’ll evacuate the city if so much as a […]

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Cashing In, Grizzled Angry Man-Style

Cashing In, Grizzled Angry Man-Style

| May 3, 2006 | 5 Replies

So Neil Young has a protest song out. Big honking deal. When hasn’t Neil Young has a protest song out? If he’s not protesting George Bush, he’s protesting mass marketing, or the South in general, or, quite honestly, anything that’ll make him a buck. Still, there are the yahoos who swallow Neil’s Outrage of the […]

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The Things I've Missed

The Things I've Missed

| May 2, 2006 | Reply

I caught a news program earlier where the hosts interviewed someone named Kellie Pickler. They said her name with some excitement, which confused me because I have no idea who she is and they acted as if not only I, but everyone else should. Turns out that Ms. Pickler was a contestant on American Idol. […]

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Thoughts About Illegal Immigration.

Thoughts About Illegal Immigration.

| May 2, 2006 | 1 Reply

A lot of folks are throwing plenty of words (and some pretty damning pictures) at yesterday’s May Day marches. I’ve said a fair piece about illegal immigration and the obvious problems it causes and, of course, the pundits and bloggers are saying about everything you can say, in as many different ways you can imagine. […]

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Colbert. Brave Like a Kid At the Zoo

Colbert. Brave Like a Kid At the Zoo

| May 1, 2006 | 13 Replies

Apparently Peter Daou really, really, really loved Stephen Colbert Saturday night. The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner was televised on C-Span Saturday evening. Featured entertainer Stephen Colbert delivered a biting rebuke of George W. Bush and the lily-livered press corps. He did it to Bush’s face, unflinching and unbowed by the audience’s muted, humorless response. […]

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