Happy Mardi Gras
Chances are, where you live it’s just Tuesday, the day after a Federal holiday. Maybe you recognize the day before the beginning of Lent as Shrove Tuesday (or Pancake Day, if you happen to live in Liberal, KS). From Mobile to Galveston, though, today is Mardi Gras.
Super Bowl Coverage Overshadows New Orleans Elections
New Orleans voters to cast ballots for Ray Nagin’s successor today – NOLA.com Despite wall-to-wall coverage of the Saints’ first-ever Super Bowl appearance in Miami, a high voter turnout is expected in today’s local and special state elections in New Orleans. A 40-45% percent turnout is expected based on the unusually high number of early and absentee ballots cast: over 17,000 out of 272,000 registered | Read More »
N.O. Mayor Nagin: No Problem Hiring Public Crooks For City Contracts
Incredible. Memo to Ray: We’re trying hard to reverse 30 50 75 150 plus years of public corruption in this state. Do you really think these remarks help?
To Mayor Ray Nagin, Police States Have Their Advantages
New Orleans’ Democrat Mayor Ray Nagin can see the advantages of a country like Cuba, when it comes to hurricane preparedness and evacuation. Cuba, you see, was hit by Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and Paloma last year and suffered only seven fatalities. Nagin is in Cuba with a trade delegation from the Crescent City for a five-day visit. Ray Nagin: Cuba’s government is ideal for storm | Read More »
Ray Nagin and the Phantom Menace
With the U.S. Attorney and the FBI looking into possible impropriety in the awarding of technology contracts by the City of New Orleans, suddenly Mayor Ray Nagin’s email records have gone AWOL. Mayor Ray Nagin says e-mail experts erred Assigning blame “is not their charge, ” Nagin said Thursday, a day after two computer experts hired by the city said that an unknown tech-savvy person | Read More »
U.S. Att’y Jim Letten, FBI Smell Something Fishy in New Orleans City Hall
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten today announced an investigation in New Orleans City Hall, this time into the city’s ill-fated foray into anti-crime surveillance cameras. And, yes, this investigation will reach into Democratic Mayor Ray Nagin’s office. U.S. Attorney’s office confirms federal investigation into City Hall Letten’s success in bringing charges against corrupt New Orleans-area Democrats has been previously chronicled in these pages, here,here, here, here, | Read More »
Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Finds Himself in Hot Water
Tomorrow, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will be deposed in a civil proceeding stemming from the City’s (and Nagin’s) relationship with a vendor. There is sworn testimony that the Mayor has accepted gifts and trips from the vendor, the provider of a trouble-plagued crime surveillance camera system. Nagin to face questioning Monday about crime cameras and gifts The examination, to be held at City Hall, | Read More »
Will Nagin Do His Job This Time?
Is this what Nagin has in store for New Orleans, AGAIN? It was just 3 years ago that America (not just New Orleans) was devastated by hurricane Katrina. Can we PLEASE remember how the Mayor of New Orleans handled himself during that crisis? Please recall the screaming and railing from the still-Mayor of New Orleans: I need reinforcements, I need troops, man. I need 500 | Read More »