Tuesday, October 30, 2007

good bye eddie

pop the top off the bubbly and let that sweet elixir flow! eddie jordan has resigned! it is about damn time. wow, what a mess he made of the d.a's office.i know we can't blame everything on him but damn, we are the nation's most dangerous city. we lead the country in murder. oh whatever. i shall not dwell on the negative on this a most happy occasion. so a toast new orleans, let us drink to better days!

Friday, October 26, 2007

what is wrong with eddie jordan?

k-ville is plummeting in the ratings and all i can say is if they just paid attention to the local news, they would have plenty of good plot lines to work with. i mean what can be better than an armed robbery suspect, who is also connected with a home invasion where a police officer was shot, fleeing to the damn D.A's house. i mean damn! that would be some good watching. good ole eddie claims that he did not know of the boy's crimes and when he learned of them, he called the police. ok, but here is the problem i have and that is that after he called the police, he just went missing for three days. he wouldn't answer his phone and he wouldn't come to the door. hmm and the striking thing is that this suspect is still on the loose. when asked about his missing three days, he said(and really this is my favorite part) "i don't know if you've been reading the papers, but i got some things going on. i got one or two things going on. i'm getting it from all sides." i wonder if he is referring to a 3.7 million judgement against his office for racial discrimination. i bet firing all those white workers doesn't seem like such a good idea now. oh, and one last thing to mention, eddie's girlfriend is apparently friends with the suspect and spent the day with him in baton rouge. this whole think stinks worse than the quarter on a summer's day. is anyone actually buying this? i think we need another march, only this time, let's march to his damn house and call for his resignation. enough is enough!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

happy note!

on a happy note in an otherwise gloomy day of political disappointment, j.k. rowling has made dumbledore's homosexuality official. in a climate that seems increasingly constricting when it comes to sexual freedoms, j. k. rowling has given the gay community a boost in the form of the hero dumbledore. i can hear the religious right wingers gnashing their teeth as i write, foaming at the mouth over the gay agenda. that makes me happy and it makes harry potter a sweeter bed time story. enjoy!


damn! there is not really much else to say except, damn! we have elected yet another neocon who fancies himself the moral policeman of all around him. he will probably outlaw catnip and then i shall be screwed. way to go louisiana, you must be so proud!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

john georges

first of all, i'm not sure if anyone really reads this blog much and even if they do i doubt they give a damn about my opinions. having said that, spoke the cat would like to endorse john georges for governor. more than anything else, i want to emphasize that you need to do your own research into each and every candidate running. bobby jindal's voting record is on the web for you to peruse and there is plenty of information about the other candidates. after much research, i think georges is the best candidate for the state of louisiana. he is not perfect but i think he has the tools necessary to lead us in the right direction. even if you disagree with me, i still hope you go out and vote.

Monday, October 15, 2007

david l. bowser

david l. bowser wrote a letter to the editor in which he complained about the growing homeless population camped out in duncan plaza on the grounds of city hall, calling it an eye sore. it always amazes when i run across people who seem to have no compassion but for the grace of god go we. the local news did a report on the homeless around city hall and many of them had lost everything in the storm, were working, but were unable to afford the rising rental prices. a thousand or more to rent is impossible especially when you factor in the fact that wages have not gone up in new orleans to help off set these sky rocketing rents. how are people suppose to live here? now the city is proposing demolishing all the area housing projects, citing storm damage and the failed social experiment of concentrating the poor in isolated areas. they plan to build mixed income housing. look, i do not have all the answers and i do think that creating ghettos is psychologically damaging to those that are forced into them but my gripe is that you cannot take away low income housing without providing a viable alternative while on the path to a better plan. the homeless need shelter now and not because they are an eye sore but because they are human beings and it is the right thing to do. what are they expected to do while they wait for the environmental impact study, demolition, and finally construction to take place? the problem is now. it is the same with the health care crisis and they put us off with some future date for a state of the art hospital complex. these issues are linked. many of the homeless are suffering mental health problems but there are no resources for them. i consider myself incredibly lucky that i didn't lose everything in the storm and i find it hard to imagine what that must be like. i cannot fathom losing my family in the flood as well as the little reminders of our past that we collect through the years. what must it be like not to have one photo from your childhood? that is enough to send anyone over the edge.
as i said earlier, i do not have all the answers but i know if we sit around waiting for the government to take action then nothing will be accomplished. my room mate pointed out that the only way to get involved is directly. so, david l. bowser; if you think the homeless are a blight on this fine city, then put your money where your mouth is and help someone. give of your time and of your money. stop to ask them what went wrong that they wound up homeless. are they waiting for road home money that they may never see? can you help them repair their house? can you give them a hot meal or help them clean up in order to get a job if they do not already have one? and if you are a land lord, slash your rental prices. i know you can get new york city money but when you do, you hurt new orleans. we have to band together and take care of each other because just like in the aftermath of katrina, no help is coming. if you want new orleans to succeed, then help a new orleanian and for god's sake, VOTE!