30 November 2006

getting railroaded louisiana style: state of louisiana v leslie otto ordodi

pre-crimes & thought crimes now prosecutable in louisiana!

theres an old spanish proverb that goes "laws, like the spider's web, catch the fly and let the hawk go free;" we can certainly see here, here and here that is the case in louisiana. we can also see it in a louisiana state supreme court decision issued yesterday (29 november 2006) in it we see how someone can be charged and sentenced to prison on the whim of the louisiana criminal justice system. take the case of leslie otto ordodi formerly of iberia parish, louisiana. mr. ordodi found himself down on his luck, he had just went through a devastating separation and divorce, lost his job and his home was about to be repossessed. so, somehow "suspicious behavior" translates into (according to the state) robbing a bank, we guess because like willie sutton said "thats where the money is."

only one small problem though -- mr. ordodi never robbed a bank. mr. ordodi never pulled a gun, never passed a demand note, never asked for or demanded money from any bank clerk or teller. in fact all mr. ordodi was doing was in the opinion of a
new iberia, louisiana, regions bank employee acting suspiciously. nevertheless, this didnt stop assistant district attorney jeffrey j. trosclaire from charging mr. ordodi with violating la r.s. 14:64 and la r.s. 14:27. the third circuit, for once, [actually twice], did the right thing and reversed mr. ordodi's conviction. not to be outdone the apparently mean spirited assistant district attorney trosclaire appealed to the state supreme court.

now we ask you what possible good could it serve putting mr. ordodi in prison at hard labor for three years? he didnt even commit a crime. isnt the point of incarcerating someone to punish them and also to rehabilitate them? dont you think that the experience of being arrested and having his name splashed all over the media was enough to "condition" mr. ordodi not to do something like that again? why are we taxpayers being forced to pay to incarcerate this person?

another question that comes to our mind is who decides how long someone should serve in prison for a crime committed? in other words how do "they" arrive at a figure of three years at hard labor is a fitting sentence for attempted armed robbery? do they consult with mental health professionals to arrive at this figure? or do they just pick a number from thin air? they pick a number from thin air is more likely.

so now you can be going about your daily business and in the opinion of someone else be deemed to be acting suspiciously and be charged with a crime that you might have been thinking about committing.

there was no need to lock mr. ordodi up for three years for something he didnt even do. now these five bastards
JUSTICE JEFFREY P. VICTORY; JUSTICE JEANNETTE THERIOT KNOLL; JUSTICE CHET D. TRAYLOR; JUSTICE JOHN L. WEIMER; JUSTICE BERNETTE JOSHUA JOHNSON and thats what they are is a bunch of bastards theres nothing honorable or anything justice about them, have handed sweeping powers to louisiana's districts attorney. think of how the defense attorneys will get richer with all these new cases but then again isnt that what the law is all about -- curtailing freedoms and enriching lawyers? we certainly hope that the voters in these alledged "justices" districts remember them at election time.


La. high court: Even without threat, it was holdup attempt
11/29/2006, 3:11 p.m. CT
The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If you prepare for a holdup and walk up to a teller with a gun in your pocket, you can be convicted of attempted armed robbery even if you never ask for a penny, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

It reinstated the conviction of Leslie Otto Ordodi, who was sentenced to three years at hard labor for attempted armed robbery of two New Iberia banks on May 28, 2004.

An appeal court had overturned his conviction because Ordodi never made any threat or demand.

But the 5-2 majority ruled that there was enough evidence to show that Ordodi was planning to hold up a bank, even if he did not follow through.

He was despondent and had money troubles; went into the banks with a concealed, loaded gun; tried to hide his identity by giving a false name and wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses; took the license plate from his truck and left the engine running, and left each bank after seeing it was crowded, Justice Chet Traylor wrote.

"These circumstances support the jury's determination that the defendant specifically intended to commit armed robbery," he wrote.

Chief Justice Pascal Calogero and Justice Catherine Kimball wrote separate strong dissents.

Nothing that Ordodi did "went beyond mere preparation," Calogero wrote, quoting a state law saying that preparation is not an attempt.

Kimball wrote, "He made no threats toward anyone, he never demanded anything of value from anyone, he did not produce or brandish the gun inside the banks. Defendant never acted in a way suggesting he intended to rob either bank."

She also said that, although the majority speculated that Ordodi left because the banks were crowded, prosecutors did not present any evidence suggesting that he was worried by the number of people or went to the second bank hoping it would be less crowded.


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29 November 2006

iranian president ahmadinejad letter to americans

daryl bradford smith over at the french connection tells us:
The president of Iran has some interesting questions for the American people.
Let's show the Iranian people that we have the maturity and intelligence to discuss these issues. Let's not behave like frightened children, or arrogant brutes.

Free videos to help you understand what is happening:
  • our reply to mahmoud ahmadinejad, president of the islamic republic of iran
  • ====
    see also
    open letter to the president of iran by john "birdman" bryant


    hollywood in year 2047?

    heres a joke email we just received from our friend cindy in illinois

    cindy adds:

    Hollywood in Year 2047?

    (If nothing else, someone did an awesome job on these!)

    click picture to enlarge

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  • the jacques roy town talk transparency test

    wst pal and local blogger cenlamar takes the alexandria daily town talk to task in his post: the town talk: the trees versus the forest cenlamar makes some good points in his commentary and while we dont necessarily disagree with his premise we merely offer our solution:

    according to the jacques roy for mayor campaign website, mr. roy ran on a platform of amongst other things: absolute transparency, accountability and crime. in our opinion what mr. roy should do with regard to the town talk's public records request is to make a good faith effort and allow a town talk editor and reporter to view the report in question at city hall in the presence of mr. roy and the city attorney etc. prior to the meeting there should be an agreement between the town talk and the city in which the town talk promises not to print anything from the report that would be potentially to any defendant's advantage. the town talk should also not be given any copies of the report. if the town talk violates this agreement then mr. roy has the perfect excuse for the remainder of his term not to release anything to the town talk again. if it turned out that the town talk reneged on its word the people would support mr. roy.

    the coughlin saunders performing arts center leaks that is already established. what remains to be seen is who's fault is it? it must be either/and/or a combination of architectural and/or construction incompetence. who knows it might have been designed and built this way so that some contractor could come back in a few years and make another fortune "fixing" it. its time for the city of alexandria to come clean and allow third party review of the report. for now, that third party is the town talk.

    witsell evans & rasco

    City Council OKs actions over leaking arts center, honors Mayor Randolph
    By Billy Gunn
    (318) 487-6378
    Built for $8.2 million with private and public money, and opened more than two years ago, the arts center started leaking immediately during heavy rain and prompted two leak inspections paid for with city money. The city also pays for maintaining and lighting the arts center.

    The latest inspection, performed by leak forensics company Quick & Associates, is not being released to the public or the media despite a request for the report filed months ago by The Town Talk.

    Roy, who joined committee members in executive session, said he is siding with City Attorney Kelvin Sanders in the decision to keep the report secret.

    "The citizens' right to full knowledge of the public record must be balanced against acting in the citizens' best interest when planning for litigation occurs," Roy said.

    Roy said those "with interests adverse" to the city protecting taxpayer money must be prevented from seeing the report now.

    Sanders said the "mental impressions" of the leak inspector exempts the report from the state's public records laws.

    Ratcliff Construction Co. was the general contractor on the Third Street facility, which was designed by the Little Rock, Ark., architectural firm of Witsell Evans & Rasco.

    Originally published November 22, 2006
    wst note: according to the witsell evans & rasco website the coughlin saunders performing arts center was in association with a alexandria's ashe broussard weinzettle architects, l.l.p


    28 November 2006

    the hill: republicans & walmart forsake god

    under the dome
    by emily heil
    Wal-Mart, GOP forsake God, groups say

    Some Christian conservative groups say both Wal-Mart and the Republican Party have “forsaken God.” And just as the GOP took a hit in the elections earlier this month, the groups say the retail giant’s lower-than-expected November sales figures are the wages of that sin.

    Why are sales below estimates? “It is for the same reason things went south for the Republican Party this past election cycle,” read a statement by the Rev. Flip Benham and Pat McEwan, with Operation Save America and Operation Save Wal-Mart. “Wal-Mart has forsaken God and it has forsaken the people who love Him.”

    The groups led protesters on Nov. 24 to picket the “gates of hell” — that is, Wal-Mart stores around the country. They say Wal-Mart, like the GOP, has strayed from its founding principles, set by founder Sam Walton, citing Wal-Mart’s dispensing of “Plan B” contraception and the fact that the retailer is a corporate member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
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    its a start jeff crouere!

    over on ringside, jeff crouere wrote a great article taking to task the national republican party. thats all well and good however we wish mr. crouere would focus instead on louisiana's own lousy republican party. its fubar. the thing about RINO's is that we dont want them to change and start acting like republican's again because they never were republicans they are users taking advantage of the people of louisiana's goodwill towards the republican party.so we really hope to see an article by mr. crouere or one of the other lousiana pundits about cleaning up louisiana's republican party. its full of fake republicans and RINO's how about starting with the chairman roger villere. he doesnt do anything. a good chairman would be telling his membership that you cant file that legislation and call yourself a republican...you cant vote and support those things and be a republican...you need to find another party. the entire leadership needs to resign because they are do nothings themselves.


    In the last two years of this administration, Republicans in Congress should try something new, instead of being RINO's (Republicans in Name Only), how about acting like real Republicans for a change. - jeff crouere 28 november 2006


    sheriff harry lee 'dont give a damn' about the constitution

    yesterday, chad over @ the dead pelican took us to a louisiana weeky article by wst... fave christopher tidemore.
    in the article the writer directly quotes a louisiana sheriff freely admitting to violating the constitution and bragging "...I don't give a damn. I'm going to do it."

    zero tolerance
    now here we have a chief law enforcer, of a parish, saying that he dont give a damn about the constitution the very thing which grants him the authority and/or more importantly limits his authority and specifically authorizes him in the discharge of his duties in the first place. no sheriff lee says hes going to do what he wants to do. how crazy is this? how can a sheriff just make up laws as he goes along? on sheriff lee's whim there is no reason to throw out the constitution and 2 1/3 centuries of tradition. instead, we should turnout lousy legislators, judges, sheriffs; those to whom its self evident that their allegiance is not to the constitution -- they are working against the constitution and against we the people. katrina & rita continue to teach us that the government cannot and will not protect us. oh its not so much that the government, bureaucrats, policemen and firemen, soldiers are all incompetent or crooked its that they are regular people they have their own families to lookout for and why should they have to put their lives on the line day after day in what amounts to a battlefield? city policemen and sheriff deputies arent supposed to be soldiers, they are our neighbors and friends, they used to be called peace officers.

    extreme measures
    which brings us to our next point, where are the law abiding, residents of these neighborhoods at? why arent they taking care of their neighbors and running off these hoodlums themselves? shouldnt the residents there take some responsibility for their neighborhood? are there any law abiding residents there? is the average jeffersonian resident a thug? not likely. maybe hoodlums maybe not even from new orleans originally, have taken over deserted parts of town to run their crime gangs from?. if thats the case then the governor should declare those neighborhoods under the control of insurgents and call in the national guard to surround them and then shoot them all down, get rid of them. its the governor's responsibility to restore and maintain order. dont ask regular policemen and firemen to do what is glaringly apparent a soldiers job. a terrible precedent is being allowed to be set here in that a sheriff who due in part to general lawlessness can no longer carry out his duties and responsibilities and is being allowed to do whatever he likes.

    why are parts of louisiana being allowed to die? are there no honest people at any lever of power anywhere whatsoever in louisiana? the answer is yes! of course! but it appears that they are impeded by corrupt powers in high places.

    Harry Lee orders videotaping gatherings of young men in high crime neighborhoods
    By Christopher Tidmore, Political Columnist
    November 27, 2006
    jefferson parish, louisiana sheriff harry lee

    louisiana weekly snip:

    tuesday 21 november 2006 zero tolerance policy / extreme measures news conference sheriff harry lee.
    Lee who said he doesn't plan to target blacks, but "bad guys," has designated fifteen of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Jefferson, most of which reside on the West Bank, to begin an aggressive program of videotaping groups of young men on street corners to detect drug activity.

    The plan according to Lee includes mounting cameras in armored vehicles and patrol cars, as well as positioning them in high-crime areas. The images would go to a master tape, so, Lee said, "we know who's there."

    The Sheriff noted that some might consider the actions unconstitutional. He explained, "If the three of us were standing on a street corner, we would be offended if a police car came up and started videotaping us. We would be offended. I don't give a damn. I'm going to do it."

    Lee has allocated over $140,000 to purchase the new cameras.

    The Sheriff said he would discuss the new policy with the NAACP and the ACLU, but he challenged them, even if it means a protracted court battle. "If I step on somebody's toes," he said, "so be it."

    Referring back to last month's accusations that the Sheriff's office was planning on engaging in racial profiling, Lee said, "I'm not backing off in what I'm intending to do in those neighborhoods where I know the violence is. We are going to do some aggressive law enforcement things. I confess to you, that we will go right up to the line, and I don't want to cross the line."


    27 November 2006

    boyce mayor julius patrick killed in hit & run crash

    01 dec 2006 the town talk

    By Robert Morgan
    (318) 487-6313

    LENA -- More than 1,000 people from all walks of life came Thursday afternoon to pay their last respects to the late Julius Patrick Jr.

    Ministers, lawyers, engineers, average citizens and politicians filled the gymnasium at Northwood High School for services honoring Patrick, the Boyce mayor who was killed in an automobile accident Sunday.

    Donna Clark of Alexandria, a first cousin of Patrick's widow, Beatrice, said his death was hard to accept.

    "He was a very lovely, happy person. He was the kind of person who would help people," Clark said.
    District Attorney James "Jam" Downs and Assistant District Attorney Phillip Gremillion recalled that he was a "good" man.

    Downs said he served as Boyce city attorney for 15 years before becoming District Attorney, and Gremillion held the city attorney's position several years more.

    "He was a nice man. He would come by the (District Attorney's) office from time to time to get advice on something or just to talk," Downs said.

    Boyce resident Gerald Shepard recalled how Patrick served as mayor basically his whole life. "He's been my mayor since I was 12 years old," Shepard said.

    Patrick, who served as mayor 28 years, helped Shepard in "a lot of situations," he said.

    Officials from area city governments, including Alexandria and Pineville council members, attended the funeral.

    Police Juror Donald Wilmore, who represents the area including Boyce, said, "He and I worked together on many issues. He was a very intelligent man."

    Some people may not have realized that Patrick was principal of Reed Elementary and North Bayou Rapides schools while also serving as mayor, Wilmore said.

    "He would finish up at the school and then go do his mayor's duties. It made for a long day," he said.

    Six ministers participated in the funeral, and expressions of condolence were delivered by representatives of Gov. Kathleen Blanco's office, National Conference of Black Mayors, Louisiana Chapter of National Conference of Black Mayors and Louisiana Municipal Association.

    Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pineville.
    30 november 2006 the town talk
    The Honorable Mayor Julius Patrick
    Funeral service for the Honorable Mayor Julius Patrick, Jr., Town of Boyce, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2006, at Northwood High School, Lena, Louisiana. The Rev. Joe S. Green will be officiating.

    Mayor Patrick, age 68, died Sunday, November 26, 2006, in Ascension Parish.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius Patrick Sr. and Ella Belle Wardsworth; Battles; two sisters, Helen S. McGaskey and Georgia Mayberry.

    He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Beatrice J. Patrick; one son, Ronald K. Patrick (Ann) of Garland, Texas; three daughters, Karen Patrick Jones (Ed) of Shreveport, Louisiana, DiAnthia L. Patrick of Fairfax, Virginia; and Riqui' J. Patrick of Silver Springs, Maryland; two grandchildren, Brennan M. Patrick and Kristen Y. Patrick; one brother, Major Williams of Natchitoches, Louisiana; numerous political and education colleagues; and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

    Pallbearers will be members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and friends.

    Viewing will be Thursday, November 30, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Winnfield Funeral Home, 2033 Third St., Alexandria, Louisiana. Viewing will resume at 11:30 a.m. at Northwood High School and will continue until time of service.
    edited sunday 10 december 2006
    29 november 2006 the town talk
    Arrest made in Patrick hit-and-run case
    By Jim Leggett
    (318) 487-6346

    The motorist who allegedly started a chain-reaction accident that led to the death of Boyce Mayor Julius Patrick Jr. turned herself in to police today, Sgt. Markus Smith of State Police Troop A said.

    Mercuria J.S. Colomb, 28, of St. Rose was driving a car that turned into an SUV heading east, causing it to cross the Interstate 10 median, sideswipe a westbound oncoming car and then crash head-on into a car driven by Patrick, killing him instantly, police say.

    Patrick’s funeral is set for 1 p.m. Thursday at Northwood High School in Lena. The Rev. Joe Green will officiate.

    Classes at Northwood will be dismissed at 11:25 a.m., school officials said.

    Colomb turned herself into State Police and was booked into the Ascension Parish Detention Center.

    She is charged with negligent homicide, negligent injuring and improper lane usage. Smith said Colomb left the crash scene headed east on I-10.

    Although State Police had a description of the car and a license plate number, it was difficult to track because the owner’s address was listed at a New Orleans residence which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Smith said.

    The driver of the SUV, Alona M. Williams, 20, of Baton Rouge, suffered serious injuries, he said. She was airlifted to a Baton Rouge hospital, Smith said.

    The driver of the other car, Scott M. Gilbert, 27, of Houston had minor injuries, but he was not taken to a hospital, Smith said.

    Viewing of Patrick will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Winnfield Funeral Home in Alexandria, and then it will resume at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Northwood High School and will continue until time of service.
    added 5:50 pm cst wednesday 29 november 2006
    At 2:59 PM, on Sunday, November 26, 2006, State Police Troop A responded to a multiple vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred on Interstate 10 westbound at milepost 189 in Ascension Parish.

    In the crash, a Beige Nissan Maxima, Louisiana license plate number OTE 951, was eastbound in the right lane of travel. The Nissan Maxima made a sudden movement and struck a Toyota 4Runner that was traveling in the eastbound left lane. The collision between the two vehicles forced the 4Runner across the median and into the westbound lanes of travel. Upon entering the westbound lanes of travel, the 4Runner clipped a 2003 Saab (westbound left lane), and crashed head-on into 2000 Mazda Millennium (westbound right lane). The Nissan Maxima left the crash scene traveling eastbound on Interstate 10.

    The driver of Mazda Millennium and Mayor of Boyce, LA, Julius Patrick, Jr. (B/M/Age 69), sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ascension Parish Coroners Office. The driver of the Toyota 4Runner, Alona M. Williams (B/F/Age 20) of Baton Rouge, LA, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted by Acadian AirMed to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. The driver of Saab, Scott M. Gilbert (W/M/Age 27) of Houston, TX, sustained minor injuries, but was not transported. Currently troopers are working to locate the driver of the Nissan Maxima.

    If there are any witnesses to this crash or if anyone saw the Nissan Maxima with the Louisiana license plate number OTE 951, State Police Troop A is asking that you contact 225.754.8500.



    added 4:24 pm cst tuesday 28 november 2006 the town talk Northwood High School to shorten school day Thursday for Patrick funeral mayor patrick's funeral will be held thursday 30 november 2006 at northwood high school
    northwood high school official website
    rapides parish school board official website
    --o r i g i n a l -- p o s t--

    sad news this morning from the town talk (see link) via the dead pelican. longtime boyce, louisiana mayor julius patrick was killed yesterday (sunday 26 november 2006) by what kalb.com's renee allen is describing as a "hit and run crash along interstate 10."


    mayor patrick recently won reelection.

    30 september 2006 primary

    07 november 2006 runoff
    it turns out that mayor patrick was greg aymond's (who runs the central la politics blog) high school science teacher. mr. aymond memorializes mayor patrick on a thread over on cenla antics blog:

    At Monday, November 27, 2006 7:34:55 AM, Greg Aymond said...

    I was shocked to hear of the death of Boyce Mayor, Julius Partick. While many remember him for his political career, I will remember him as my high school science teacher.
    In the early 70's, at a time of forced school busing and high racial tension, Mr. Patrick came to Poland High School from Wettermark. Mr. Patrick was one of those type of teachers that they make movies about. He took great interest in his students, and was widely liked by all. I can remember his science class gave him a suprise birthday party, the size of which I do not recall for other teachers. We missed him when he was transfered from Poland, and he will be missed in this final transfer.

    see also
    boyce mayor julius patrick killed in automobile accident on I-10
    and also
    julius patrick remembered the town talk
    patrick leaves mark on rapides parish education the town talk
    video: town of boyce mourns loss of mayor kalb.com
    julius patrick from wikipedia


    25 November 2006

    phishing walmart

    a little while ago we read this news item wal-mart's holiday opening disappoints via the town talk then a few minutes later noticed we had received several walmart based phishing emails -- to gmail's credit they were sorted to junk. naturally this made us wonder if the phishing had something to do with it. nah probably not. perhaps, could it be walmart's growing public perception as an evil empire?

    anyway, one tip off that this is a phishing scam is that walmart has no reason to have our email address. we've never used this email address to order anything online much less from walmart or sams.

    X-Gmail-Received: 9811646c1950f17050ef4ba53629ef1445eabeee
    Delivered-To: wesawthat@gmail.com
    Received: by with SMTP id p12cs53194pyi;
    Sat, 25 Nov 2006 13:22:43 -0800 (PST)
    Received: by with SMTP id y1mr9125209pyi.1164489763244;
    Sat, 25 Nov 2006 13:22:43 -0800 (PST)
    Received: from gmlzqx ([])
    by mx.google.com with SMTP id p57si9673693pyb.2006.;
    Sat, 25 Nov 2006 13:22:43 -0800 (PST)
    Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of pryyse@4rgroup.com)
    Received: from mlqoqr by gmlzqx with local (Exim 4.42 (FreeBSD))
    id 1Go4yw-000P6I-YY
    for wesawthat@gmail.com; Sat, 25 Nov 2006 23:22:42 +0200
    Subject: Walmart Store! Christmas sale! Discounts up to 50%!
    From: "Walmart"
    Content-Type: text/html;charset=iso-8859-1
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT
    Message-Id: <1go4yw-000p6i-yy@gmlzqx>
    Sender: User mlqoqr
    Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 23:22:42 +0200

    another tipoff is that the pictures in the email wont display -- this is because the webhost of the phishing website has already terminated service to it. you can tell this by hovering your mouse over the hyperlink "sony playstation3 60gb bundle..." and you can see the domain walmart-estore.com which is the domain the pictures are hosted from.

    click pictures to enlarge

    next, in order to to confirm our suspicions we look up (whois) the domain walmart-estore.com to see if its a walmart owned domain or not. -- its not.

    as you can see its owned by someone allegedly named "larry shepard"

    just to make sure we look up walmart.com to see how it is registered and hosted etc

    for the heck of it we looked up cheerful.com and it would appear that what mr. shepard has given in the above whois result for walmart-estore.com is a forgery.

    the purpose of phishing scams like these is to fool the recipient into thinking that they are ordering something from walmart when in reality they are doing nothing but handing over their credit card and personal identifiable information.
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    castlecops.com links here see thread p863258-Facinating_Elaborate_Wal_Mart_Phish


    roseanne pulls tom arnold post after wst email

    ok we dont know for sure that roseanne pulled that post strictly because of our email to her about it but the post is gone from the main page of her blog. curiously the permalink to that post still works.

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    24 November 2006

    more quinn family nonsense

    yesterday, in "your mail" the town talk published a spam captioned: 'State needs Jindal's leadership.' by james quinn. (btw heres some real "jindal leadership" for you other than this jindal garbage mr. quinn would have us believe) one reason its spam is because at least as of the time of this posting the town talk left out the usual disclaimer that mr. quinn is executive director of the louisiana republican party. its spam because mr. quinn's mother louisiana state senator julie quinn has been outted in our fake republican watch series, its spam because the louisiana republican party chairman -- RINO -- roger villere is not doing his job according to the republican party platform, policy or ideals. its spam because the louisiana republican party is FUBAR and its spam because we shouldnt listen to these people they dont know what the hell they are doing...or do they? :-|

    dont get the wrong idea, we've had it with both parties, we dont support a governor blanco reelection either.

    instead we will vote third party candidates: the libertarian party, constitution party, INDEPENDENTS!...and you should too. ;-)


    when is a word a word?

    click pictures to enlarge
    so, we used the word rumourdely in a previous post and when we spell checked it, it wasnt in our spell checker so we googled it to see it we spelt it right or not. google didnt say that we spelt it wrong because as you can see they didnt offer any alternatives. google offers (so far) only 8 returns for rumourdely.

    wikipedia didnt have an entry on Rumourdely so we made an entry -- in our original entry we hypothesized that rumourdely was used at first by barristers in the victorian era. a few minutes after making the entry a high up wikipedia muckety muck editor weighed in with this:
    Besides being misspelled, this topic generates less than 800 Google hits, which tracks pages with this term alone. One would expect more if this term were from Victorian times. Suggest neologism. Denni talk 02:07, 24 November 2006 (UTC)
    then denni marked rumourdely for deletion lol:

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    so we reedited it to a situation to our way of thinking when a neologism is ordained. if you know about this word and wish to edit the entry yourself by all means go ahead. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumourdely
    **updated** 6:55 pm cst friday 24 november 2006
    rumourdely or rumoredly didnt make the wikipedia cut -- our entry was deleted. it lives on here though:

    and in googles cache
    added 2:13 pm cst saturday 25 november 2006

    google cache of rumourdely

    if you go over on wikipedia it might be worth your time to edit the growing list of entries on people from alexandria louisiana and rapides parish louisiana
    see also
    judicial inc's wikipedia caveat


    will roseanne & tom arnold bury the hatchet?

    we were channel surfing the other night or channel sharking as it should be called because most of the time we feel like if you stop surfing you die. lol. occasionally there are some good programs to watch um mostly on c-span.
    at cnn we were reintroduced to roseanne again for the first time in a long time last week on larry king live. we caught the portion of roseann's interview when she is talking about the internet and how fantastic it is theres a video clip of a portion of her interview here. roseanne mentioned her blog roseanneworld.com and how she loves blogging and will "run up there" and post anything on her blog that comes into her head or stream of consciousness. lol.

    so we went over and checked out her blog and its pretty good. we posted about roseannes take on the fox news, rupert murdoch & oj simpson debacle. then, yesterday evening we logged on roseanneworld.com to read roseannes latest post and maybe we are all wrong and misread her being new to her blog and all but the tenor of it unsettled us. we would have left a comment there instead, but the blog doesnt allow for them. the way we read it it seemed like an easy swipe on roseannes part against tom arnold.

    anyway, we sent roseanne the following email and we really hope that she lets us all know that indeed tom arnold and her have buried the hatchet.


    To: askroseanne@roseanneworld.com
    Subject: bury the hatchet with tom arnold
    Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 15:50:20 -0600

    dear roseanne, we read your most recent post on tom arnold with some sadness on your end because by it you seemed to be projecting negativity in mr arnolds direction; in reading your past blog entries we cant see how that this is in keeping with the philosophies claimed by you to believe in....using each other to make the other one look good works both ways :P some of us perhaps a small fragment of us enjoyed your and mr arnolds professional association. we like both of you equally and remember that time as a special time in our lives. the jackie thomas show that you got for mr arnold which was a good show for both of you then rumourdely you yanked it when he pissed you off. maybe by now you regret that...or not. perhaps a reason mr arnold will only address you before an audience is because he feels that only with witnesses will you keep your word or anyone would take him seriously. of couse we have to take into consideration that you two lived together; that we werent there for personal nastiness -- from both sides. -- but thats not the point of this...all we want to say is that we care about both of you and when you hurt each other on purpose it hurts us double. bury the hatchet with tom arnold.



    22 November 2006

    libuse businessman mike lawton dies

    michael lawton secretary of the holiday village volunteer fire association died today in a freak accident.

    town talk: Man dies after apparently falling into a fire in North Rapides Parish
    kalb.com: Fire Death in Holiday Village
    mr. lawton was also a director of lawton forest products, inc.
    more later...
    23 november 2006

    video: Holiday Park Community & Family Mourns Loss on Thanksgiving
    By: John-Thomas Kobos, jkobos@kalb.com
    KALB - NewsChannel 5 Online
    Nov 23, 2006
    A champion to his community, a strong believer in fire safety and a true family man. Michael Lawton of the Holiday Park subdivision passed away tragically yesterday and as News Channel 5's John-Thomas Kobos found out, Lawton paved the way when it came to protecting the ones he loved most.

    The Lawton family has planned a visitation on Saturday November 25 at Hixson Brothers Funeral Homes in Pineville from 11am to 3pm. At 3 a memorial service will be held.
    24 november 2006

    Michael Joseph Lawton Jr., "Mike" passed away unexpectedly November 22, 2006 while working on the property that he loved. Since his retirement, Mike spent his days developing his property, working on projects, and indulging his passion for large equipment. Mike was a one of a kind husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His unique personality was one that left a lasting impression on the many lives that he touched.

    He leaves behind a wife of 46 years, Diane Bives Lawton and three daughters, Laura Lawton and husband Glenn Thomas of Breaux Bridge, their two daughters, Sarah and Rachel Thomas; Dana Lawton of Baton Rouge, Stacy Lawton Gauthreaux and husband Chris of Brusly, their two sons, Max and Clay, and his sister, Fay Lawton Keenan of New Orleans. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Lawton Sr., mother, Agnes Gaudet Lawton, and mother-in-law, Lois Bives. Mike graduated from DeLasalle High School in New Orleans, and received a B.S. in forestry from L.S.U. in 1958.

    Mike moved to the area as a forester with Pineville Kraft Corp and retired from Colfax Creosote Co. He was owner and operator of Lawton Forest Products, and was an independent timber consultant in Central La. area until his death. He was a founding member of the Holiday Village Fire Department, serving as president for 18 years, and remained an active member of the department throughout his life. He was a lifetime member of the La. State Fire Association (LSFA) and the La. Jacyees and previously served as a member of the Republican State Central Committee. He will be missed by many and will be remembered his numerous sayings or "Mikeisms'.

    Funeral services will be at Hixson Brothers in Pineville, La. on Saturday, November 25 with visitation from 11-3 with a memorial service following in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to honor Mike's wishes and request donations be made to the statewide fire fighters LSFA James C. Cahanin Scholarship Fund, 140 LeBlanc St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454.
    click here to pay respects; leave a condolence for the family and friends from hixson brothers funeral home.
    see also
    michael j. lawton passed away from the louisiana state firemens association