Double Bill Cassidy

I’ve finally learned something interesting about Mary Landrieu’s dull and robotic challenger, Dr. Bill Cassidy. He’s been billing LSU Health Sciences Center for time when he was “working” on Capitol Hill. This is not allowed by LSU’s own rules and is being done at an institution where nobody has gotten a raise in 7 or 8 years. This is clearly unethical and may well be┬ápayroll fraud. It’s a familiar story: a Goper campaigns against one big guvmint teat whilst suckling on another one.┬áThis development is unlikely to change the outcome of Saturday’s election but it’s making the last week pretty … Continue reading Double Bill Cassidy

Odds & Sods: Reading List Edition

I have my umpteenth cold of 2014, so instead of writing something brilliant (as if) I decided to share a few articles with y’all that have caught my attention in the last week or so. Sterling’s Fold: This is Bill Simmons’ take on the Sterling clusterfuck and includes a *really* interesting account of a commercial flight Simmons took with Sterling and V Stiviano. Benghazi and the Bombshell: Everyone’s been talking about Joe Hagan’s piece about Lara Logan, 60 Minutes and her horrendously irresponsible story about Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. I was a lifelong 60 Minutes viewer but that story was the … Continue reading Odds & Sods: Reading List Edition

Paragraph Of The Day: Charlie Pierce Edition

Most people hate Mondays. There is, however, one thing about Mondays that I look forward to: Charlie Pierce’s weekly What Are The Gobshites Saying These Days? feature. Pierce watches the Sunday shows so I don’t have to. Thanks, man. The mere thought of watching Disco Dave Gregory makes me feel like Fred Sanford having a fake heart attack. Anyway, here’s what Charlie had to say about a certain guest on a show hosted by a certain venerable Texan: Then, on a much lighter note, we have onetime Holy Roman Empire defense department correspondent Bob Schieffer’s explanation for how he lined … Continue reading Paragraph Of The Day: Charlie Pierce Edition

Paragraph Of The Day: TBogg Edition

TBogg is back and as funny as ever. In fact, the title of the quoted post would be a solid choice as headline of the week if I were picking one:How The Bashir Stole Christmas: As you may have heard last week, Martin Bashir, who is a teevee guy on the ObaMSNBCa network, said that someone should poop and pee in shit-talkin’ word-manglin’ half-term governorin’ Sarah Palin’s mouth which is NOT A NICE THING TO SAY unless you are talking about David Vitter (R-Pampers) who will actually pay you to do that to him because he is a job creator … Continue reading Paragraph Of The Day: TBogg Edition

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t give a shit about the Cheney family feud. Hell, not even Richard Dawson would have cared to kiss ex-Vice President Duce’s bald, scaly head or the cheeks of his creepy spawn or his harridan spousal unit’s hand. The Cheneys are, in a word, icky. Not even Alan Simpson’s loopy intervention has awakened my interest in the story. It *might* hold my interest if Dan Savage’stheory that this whole thing is an act staged by the Cheneys turned out to be true. I wouldn’t put it past the devious bastards. I did, … Continue reading Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t give a shit about the Cheney family feud. Hell, not even Richard Dawson would have cared to kiss ex-Vice President Duce’s bald, scaly head or the cheeks of his creepy spawn or his harridan spousal unit’s hand. The Cheneys are, in a word, icky. Not evenAlan Simpson’s loopy intervention has awakened my interest in the story. It *might* hold my interest ifDan Savage’stheory that this whole thing is an act staged by the Cheneys turned out to be true. I wouldn’t put it past the devious bastards. I did, however, learn … Continue reading Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn

Paragraph Of The Day: Grandmaster Wang Edition

Moosedenied is usually dedicated to all things New Orleans Saints, but this week’s post is one of the *best* things I’ve read about the Incognito-Martin affair: Richie Incognito is a punk. A fat, sadistic, worthless piece of shit. Just a miserable excuse for a human being. A disgrace to his species. A complete waste of skin. He is the very embodiment of everything that’s disgusting and repulsive about sociopathic big dumb meathead jock “culture.” In case I’m not being clear here… Fuck. This. Guy. Fuck him, fuck everything about him, fuck everybody like him, and fuck anybody who’s idiot enough … Continue reading Paragraph Of The Day: Grandmaster Wang Edition

Paragraph Of The Day: Grandmaster Wang Edition

Moosedenied is usually dedicated to all things New Orleans Saints, but thisweek’s post is one of the *best* things I’ve read about the Incognito-Martin affair: Richie Incognito is a punk. A fat, sadistic, worthless piece of shit. Just a miserable excuse for a human being. A disgrace to his species. A complete waste of skin. He is the very embodiment of everything that’s disgusting and repulsive about sociopathic big dumb meathead jock “culture.” In case I’m not being clear here… Fuck. This. Guy. Fuck him, fuck everything about him, fuck everybody like him, and fuck anybody who’s idiot enough to … Continue reading Paragraph Of The Day: Grandmaster Wang Edition

We’re Not Animals

NSFW at the link. Probably. Depending on where you workl. This. THIS THIS THIS THISTHISTHISTHIS: We (men) are not fucking sharks! We are not rabid animals living off of pure instinct We are capable of rational thinking and understanding. Just because someone is cooking food doesn’t mean you’re entitled to eat it. Just because a banker is counting money doesn’t mean you’re being given free money. Just because a person is naked doesn’t mean you’re entitled to fuck them. You are not entitled to someone else’s body just because it’s exposed. What is so fucking difficult about this concept? My … Continue reading We’re Not Animals

This Blog is So Great I Need a Cigarette: Kitty Week Concludes!

You all. YOU ALL.I said $300 for the kitties and you were all like “eh, okay, fine, but let’s make it $500 and let’s send notes of support and let’s get our friends to chip in off the wish list because you may think we’re great but actually we are so much better than you think we are and we do this EVERY DAMN TIME, like pay attention, lady.” You raised $547 for the kitties. In four days. Because when the world’s caving in you put your hands to good use. I’m so proud to know you all. I’ve got … Continue reading This Blog is So Great I Need a Cigarette: Kitty Week Concludes!

This Blog is So Great I Need a Cigarette: Kitty Week Concludes!

You all. YOU ALL.I said $300 for the kitties and you were all like “eh, okay, fine, but let’s make it $500 and let’s send notes of support and let’s get our friends to chip in off the wish list because you may think we’re great but actually we are so much better than you think we are and we do this EVERY DAMN TIME, like pay attention, lady.” You raised $547 for the kitties. In four days. Because when the world’s caving in you put your hands to good use. I’m so proud to know you all. I’ve got … Continue reading This Blog is So Great I Need a Cigarette: Kitty Week Concludes!

We’re Not Animals

NSFW at the link. Probably. Depending on where you workl. This. THIS THIS THIS THISTHISTHISTHIS: We (men) are not fucking sharks! We are not rabid animals living off of pure instinct We are capable of rational thinking and understanding. Just because someone is cooking food doesn’t mean you’re entitled to eat it. Just because a banker is counting money doesn’t mean you’re being given free money. Just because a person is naked doesn’t mean you’re entitled to fuck them. You are not entitled to someone else’s body just because it’s exposed. What is so fucking difficult about this concept? My … Continue reading We’re Not Animals

I am one prognosticating motherfucker

The semi-final, kinda, sorta official numbers are in and I nailed the Presidential election. I considered doing some humble bragging but if Jude can call himself awesome, I can brag about getting it right.Time to quote, uh, me: I think all the remaining “swing states” are swinging Obama’s way. I feel very good about all my state picks except for Florida. I think the Prez is gonna win there but since Florida is the world’s largest outdoor political insane asylum, I cannot be sure. But the wind is at O’s back and about to blow Weathervane Willard away. Tonight’s tally … Continue reading I am one prognosticating motherfucker

I am one prognosticating motherfucker

The semi-final, kinda, sorta official numbers are in and I nailed the Presidential election. I considered doing some humble bragging but if Jude can call himself awesome, I can brag about getting it right.Time to quote, uh, me: I think all the remaining “swing states” are swinging Obama’s way. I feel very good about all my state picks except for Florida. I think the Prez is gonna win there but since Florida is the world’s largest outdoor political insane asylum, I cannot be sure. But the wind is at O’s back and about to blow Weathervane Willard away. Tonight’s tally … Continue reading I am one prognosticating motherfucker

When Even Symbolic Action Is Too Much

Go read Dan and listen to the embedded recording at the link. Frack this: A group of citizens concerned about fracking spent the summer drumming up support for more local control. This was an effort of grassroots activists who weren’t paid a dime and who gathered signatures on their own time. We went door to door in the time that was left over after work, family and other obligations were taken care of. We ended up with hundreds of signatures. Earlier this month we took the signatures to the trustees, along with a nonbinding resolution expressing our concerns about fracking … Continue reading When Even Symbolic Action Is Too Much

When Even Symbolic Action Is Too Much

Go read Dan and listen to the embedded recording at the link. Frack this: A group of citizens concerned about fracking spent the summer drumming up support for more local control. This was an effort of grassroots activists who weren’t paid a dime and who gathered signatures on their own time. We went door to door in the time that was left over after work, family and other obligations were taken care of. We ended up with hundreds of signatures. Earlier this month we took the signatures to the trustees, along with a nonbinding resolution expressing our concerns about fracking … Continue reading When Even Symbolic Action Is Too Much

Rising Tide 7

I’ve stepped back from the day-to-day organizing tasks of the Rising Tide Conference this year. But I *will* be moderating a panel on the state of the NOLA media in the wake of the epic changes at the Picayune. It’s called, appropriately enough, Black and White and Red All Over. This year’s conference will held on Saturday September, 22 at Xavier University in New Orleans. For more details about RT 7, click here. If you feel robust enough to just buy tickets, please click here. Continue reading Rising Tide 7

Rising Tide 7

I’ve stepped back from the day-to-day organizing tasks of the Rising Tide Conference this year. But I *will* be moderating a panel on the state of the NOLA media in the wake of the epic changes at the Picayune. It’s called, appropriately enough, Black and White and Red All Over. This year’s conference will held on Saturday September, 22 at Xavier University in New Orleans. For more details about RT 7, click here. If you feel robust enough to just buy tickets, pleaseclick here. Continue reading Rising Tide 7

Summing It Up

“Had there been a Fox News back in 1960, I’m sure there would have been a Woolworth’s Lunch-counter Appreciation Day, too.” And it would have been covered with the same breathless infotainment TV horseshit as this was, which I can’t even. You know, it’s one thing to cover something like this in case a riot breaks out. It’s another to take this utter confusion of brand loyalties with values, and treat it like a member of a governing body doing something, or a natural disaster, or even a real human interest story. This is a fake fucking joke dreamed up … Continue reading Summing It Up