31 May 2010

storm moving into gulf of mexico

UPDATE: 8:31 am cdt 02 june 2010 hurricanes.gov reports a -0-% chance of this system becoming a tropical storm in the next forty-eight hours. elsewhere, tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next forty-eight hours.

UPDATE: 8:14 am cdt tuesday 01 june 2010: hurricanes.gov give this system a low chance of 10% of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next forty-eight hours.
via: what really happened

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UPDATE: the storm seems to be dissipating...
goes east/west hurricane sectors gulf of mexico

[2145 utc/gmt] visible - flash

[2345 utc/gmt] dissipation could be confused with nightfall.
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[7:54 pm cdt] hurricanes.gov still says "no tropical cyclones at this time."



torah jewry condemns criminal jew murderous khazar war crime attack on gaza aid flotillia

london, uk
from time
1744 UTC
31 may 2010

the baptist church of gaza city.
this baptist church was built in an old mosque --
you can see its dome roof in the background..
it is located between the library and the islamic culture center
on omer mukhter boulevard.
photo: charles e. carlson

obviously the criminal jews mean to starve to death christian, muslim and even fellow jews (like rabbi beck and his family) residing in gaza and no one is going to interfere with it.
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    khazar "jews" are gog and magog ezekiel chapter 38
    jesus christ
    revelation chapter two verse nine
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    by arthur koestler
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    29 May 2010

    helena moreno defeats james perry in state house dist #93 special election

    early estimates from the secretary of state peg voter turnout at 2,285 ballots cast for just under 9 percent turnout for the 36 precincts ... times-picayune: helena moreno defeats james perry in state house election ... nola.com: helena moreno takes down-and-dirty house election from james perry ...

    ... right now complete but unofficial results from the secretary of state show helena moreno winning by 263 votes over james perry...[1,274 56% ||| 1,011 44%] something tells us we havent seen the last of mr. perry...

    so ms. moreno was elected to the state house. congratulations. may she always author only decent constitutional bills and vote likewise everytime. may she have learned to back down no longer ... because if she thought mr. perry was bad ... now its state house criminals on the loose.

    most importantly, may she always remain loyal to her oath so help her god.


    deepwater horizon oil catastrophe corexit 9500 chemical dispersal agent

    iran, based on russian intelligence, reports deepwater horizon oil catastrophe "is threatening the entire eastern half of the north american continent with 'total destruction.'

    presstv.ir: An ominous report by Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources warned of the impending disaster resulting from the British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico, calling it the worst environmental catastrophe in all of human history, the European Union Times reported.

    Russian scientists believe BP is pumping millions of gallons of Corexit 9500, a chemical dispersal agent, under the Gulf of Mexico waters to hide the full extent of the leak, now estimated to be over 2.9 million gallons a day.

    Experts say Corexit 9500 is a solvent four times more toxic than oil.

    The agent, scientists believe, has a 2.61ppm toxicity level, and when mixed with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, its molecules will be able to “phase transition.”

    This transition involves the change of the liquid into a gaseous state, which can be absorbed by clouds.

    The gas will then be released as “toxic rain” leading to “unimaginable environmental catastrophe” destroying all life forms from the “bottom of the evolutionary chart to the top,” the report said.

    UPDATE: EU Times Story On 'Toxic Oil Spill Rains' So, Where's This 'Dire Report'?
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    dennis hopper dead

    more terrible news...

    dennis lee hopper
    actor, photographer and painter, born 17 may 1936; died 29 may 2010

    "easy rider" directed by mr. hopper, isnt a bad film, in fact its a great film ...unfortunately it doesnt all the time show louisianians in the most positive light. in spite of that in all the works of his that we've seen we have always admired mr. hopper's talent in acting.


    28 May 2010

    UPDATED r.i.p. gary coleman

    UPDATED: 2:09 pm cdt


    'Diff'rent Strokes' actor Gary Coleman dies at 42

    By Todd Leopold, CNN
    May 28, 2010 -- Updated 1858 GMT (0258 HKT)

    (CNN) -- Former child star Gary Coleman, who rose to fame as the wisecracking youngster Arnold Jackson on the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" but grew up to grapple with a troubled adulthood, has died. He was 42.

    Coleman died of a brain hemorrhage at a Provo, Utah hospital, Friday afternoon, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The actor fell ill at his Santaquin, Utah, home Wednesday evening and was rushed by ambulance to a hospital, Coleman's spokesman had said in a statement earlier Friday. ~ read more
    utah media and entertainment websites are reporting that former child actor/ "diff'rent strokes" star gary coleman is hospitalized in a salt lake city hospital where he has slipped into a coma and is on life support.

    mr. coleman's manager, joe alcantar, said that he needs "your thoughts and prayers for gary to make a speedy and full recovery."
    Coleman, 42, suffered the injury in his Utah home on Wednesday and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, manager John Alcantar said in a statement Friday.

    Coleman was then transferred to the ICU at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for further tests and treatment.

    And there, things took a bad turn.

    "As of mid-morning on May 27, Mr. Coleman was conscious and lucid," said Alcantar. "By early afternoon, Mr. Coleman was slipping in and out of consciousness and his condition worsened.

    "We are saddened to announce that since mid-afternoon, Mountain Time, on May 27, 2010, Mr. Coleman has been unconscious and on life support." ~ Read more
    diff'rent strokes was usually a cute show to watch back in the day. if the truth was known we probably watched it mostly to see dana plato.

    nevertheless, gary coleman or "arnold" was the star of the show. one line probably from this episode that we remember mr. coleman delivering to a social worker who had come to interview the boys, she asked "arnold" didnt he miss being around black kids his own age? to which he replied "when i wanna see a black kid my age i just looks in the mirror." we still get a chuckle and pray that he recovers.
    original post title
    reports: gary coleman near death
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    27 May 2010

    mike magnoli resurfaces at katc in lafayette

    UPDATE 30 december 2011: mike magnoli makes his way home to connecticut

    thanks to a googler, we now learn that former kalb reporter and on-again-off-again wst... fave, mike magnoli has joined katc tv.

    from what we could observe of mr. magnoli's tenure at kalb his "problem" was that he thought that he was actually supposed to report news!

    of course this didnt quite square with kalb's philosophy of airing mostly fluff, filler and any other inane propaganda they can whilst covering-up and suppressing the crimes of their criminal friends.

    oh well. we wish mr. magnoli much success in his profession.


    deepwater horizon oil catastrophe 'oil rain'

    a couple of days ago we wondered about the possibility of, god forbid, a hurricane coming through the gulf of mexico; churning up spilled oil and dispersing it in the rain across north america.

    last night in this report we noticed that the nola.com commenter "stormy787" was wondering the same thing.

    stormy wrote:

    What is the chance of "oil rain" happening if a hurricane comes our way in New Orleans or other regions of the gulf. Could this cause our drinking water to become un-drinkable? Oil on crops? Cattle not able to graze? Many here are getting very concerned about this. Has anyone addressed this yet?
    and then linked to this post on fastertimes.com: "will hurricane season mean 'oilmageddon' for the united states?"

    The concept of “oil rain” is based on the idea that “micro-droplets” of oil will be small enough to be be sucked into a developing storm. And what is one of the primary methods being used in the Gulf right now? ”Dispersants” that break oil into micro-droplets.~ read more
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    23 May 2010

    LOL hundreds of 'pot plants' seized by texas cops aren't marijuana

    via: whatreallyhappened.com

    By Steve Elliott

    Maybe there should be an IQ test for police officers. What was first thought to be one of the largest marijuana seizures in the Corpus Christi Police Department's history turned into an embarrassing incident for the cops, as the clueless officers spent a busy and exciting evening harvesting hundreds of harmless weeds from a city park.

    The revealing incident began when a teenager riding his bike through Waldron Park in Flour Bluff discovered what he thought were pot plants growing there about 8 p.m Thursday, reports Bart Bedsole of KRIStv.com.

    The would-be junior narc wasted no time in excitedly reporting his "find."

    Police then self-importantly hauled away 300 to 400 medium-sized plants that they, too, believed were marijuana.

    Exhausted officers only stopped collecting the harmless plants because it got too dark to work; they planned to return bright and early in the morning to look around for more marijuana.

    Trouble is, after spending more than an hour laboriously removing and tagging hundreds of plants, and then hauling it all to the police department downtown, testing revealed that none of it was marijuana at all.

    "This is exactly the caliber of police work that is done in Corpus Christi, Texas," wrote Derrick Sillers, one commenter on the original news story. "The residents of Corpus [Christi] and Nueces County should seriously be concerned with how their tax dollars are spent. This is the same police department that serves, protects and investigates you."

    Embarrassed officers haven't given any word yet on what the plants actually were.

    Neither did they explain how their big "drug haul" will be disposed of, now that they've spent untold hours and plenty of taxpayer money clearing weeds of the the city park. ~ source


    22 May 2010

    deepwater horizon oil catastrophe: engineers will not use hair to soak up oil spill

    wafb reports that "engineers will not use booms made out of hair to soak up the growing oil spill in the gulf of mexico."

    a test conducted in texas this past february during an oil spill there showed "commercial boom absorbed more oil and less water than hair boom.

    charlie henry of the national oceanic and atmospheric administration said booms made from hair became water-logged and sank within a short period of time."

    barbers and other groups that had been collecting hair are asked to stop.

    in the 1969 santa barbara oil spill hay was used to some degree of success ~ source


    21 May 2010

    dishonest hit piece on helena moreno: fail

    sooo both of these candidates likely suck.

    they're the only ones on the runoff ballot too.. helena moreno was in a car wreck on 14 october 2002. she t-boned a car that ran through a stop. there was a fatality. whether the investigation then was a cover-up who knows but it doesnt seem likely.

    ms. moreno was a repeater for a new orleans television station. she quit that ... and eventually ran against wm. jefferson. now she finished second primary to move into the runoff for dist #93 state representative to replace the big liberal tax and spender karen carter peterson; who was foolishly elevated by special election to the state senate after the resignation of cheryl gray evans.

    ms. moreno's opponent in the runoff is james perry. mr. perry recently ran for mayor of orleans and at first his campaign tactics shook up the "elite" so badly that they had to bring in mitch landrieu. mayor landrieu at the time was the lieutenant governor.

    in the fall there will be a statewide special election to fill the lt. governor vacancy. we had hoped that they would abolish the office at least until the regular election.

    bananas foster a/k/a foster l. campbell, public service commissioner, recently has said there is a 50% chance of his running. we would strongly consider voting for him if there are no third party candidates to choose from.

    the flamboyantly liberal rino jay dardenne certainly doesnt deserve it.

    regarding rehashing ms. moreno's accident, orleans media makes it pretty clear that mr. perry and his operatives that fell far short with their reach.

    so mr. perry, apparently and this part needs to be checked who filed an la. r.s. 44:1 et seq public records request to the new orleans police department traffic fatality unit.

    perry operatives emailed it around to various orleans media outlets and this is the part that we dont like -- according to the lens, who apparently, filed their own public records request which runs to seventy-three pages and compared them:

    mr. perry's so called "summary." they found it left out some 15 pages of the official record.
    click here for complete seventy-three page .pdf [8.37mb]

    yesterday, ms. moreno filed a complaint in civil district court claiming that
    perry violated the state election code by making false claims about her, causing "irreparable injury." it asks a judge to order perry to discontinue the "damaging conduct" and fine him $500, the maximum allowed, plus legal fees.
    the tp says that no hearing date has been set down.

    .... the other candidate ... the one who finished 3rd in the just completed primary ... is reportedly preparing his own fraud complaint against mr. perry too ...

    louis charbonnett, iii, a lifelong democrat, and former state representative, told michelle krupa, a reporter with the times-picayune that mr. perry, on primary eve, passed out a flier which claimed charbonnett was a republican and he was in tight with jorge dubya boosh and piyush scam. LOL

    so mr. perry is a freak. can you imagine this clown trying to talk shit on the state house floor? he's a con-artist now and would fit right in.

    and all mr. perry has shown so far is that he is clever at lying and pulling scams. how is his gift going to help create a better louisiana?

    we're not sure about ms. moreno either. maybe she's honest since she quit the msm.or not. ms. moreno is making a mistake though by canceling candidate forums and debates. she needs to face and show up mr. perry rather than play into his hands and appear weak. people are hesitant to vote for a dishrag.
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    peabody magnet warhorse basketball head coach charles smith ksyl interview

    congrats to head coach smith for being recognized for all his years of hard work and dedication to warhorse athletics and the community and for his personal integrity in taking an interest in and helping out the young men entrusted to his care by being awarded espn national coach of the year.

    the thing about head coach smith is that he never ages. he looks the same today as he did years ago when we attended peabody.

    we also remember head coach smith's predecessor, head coach ernest bowman. no we didnt play basketball are you crazy? head coach bowman was also the sponsor of the chess club.

    head coach bowman was also a very youthful looking man. hard to believe that he was at retirement age in 1985.

    there must be some kind of fountain of youth going on over in the peabody boy's gym. we sure are thankful that we had the opportunity to drink from that well.


    link to audio/download page


    20 May 2010

    deepwater horizon oil catastrophe: 'violent hurricanes could hamper oil spill clean-up'

    this report out of the uk independant is like a great big duh! but what we wonder about is that if a hurricane does come up the gulf; through the oil catastrophe could it possibly churn up the oil into itself and disperse it in the rainfall across north america?

    wouldnt that be a kick-in-the-pants if much of the usa's farmland is poisoned and what about wildlife, etc.

    the report speculates that

    "[I]t is possible that oil on the surface could impede heat transfer into the atmosphere and therefore lessen the intensity of any hurricane that enters the Gulf."
    on the other hand, a commenter in the tampa, florida area posted this message to the mysterious "earth watchers" forum, that yesterday, (19 may 2010) it sprinkled oil mixed in with rain on her car.

    in any event, hurricane season begins on 01 june and runs through 30 november 2010.


    shock: a parish district attorney prosecutes an elected official criminal

    via: sammy hanna's rethug propaganda rag:


    Waterproof Mayor Bobby Higginbotham was jailed Wednesday following his conviction of malfeasance in office and felony theft.

    He will be sentenced on June 24th by Judge John Crigler, who ordered that Higginbotham be held without bond because he was considered a flight risk. The judge said Higginbotham had missed several court hearings in the past.

    Higginbotham was convicted by a six-person jury. He was represented by attorney Sandra Jenkins of New Orleans. Four witnesses, including himself, were called during his defense.

    He faces a maximum of five years on the charge of malfeasance in office and a maximum of 10 years for felony theft.

    Asst. Dist. Atty. Linda Watson said the judge ordered a partial mistrial on a count of public contract fraud due a recording error, but that charge can be brought up again.

    "We felt we had a strong case," said Watson, "The entire town council testified against him as well as employees of the Town of Waterproof. We did expect a guilty verdict." ~ read more
    in this case you should consider that the likely reason that the parish district attorney prosecuted the mayor rather than waiting for the feds to get wind of it, was because the crimes were too huge for the d.a. to suppress and cover-up; word had gotten around and too many people in the tiny town of waterproof, louisiana knew about it, so the district attorney had no choice.
    "district attorneys in the state dont have a good track record of prosecuting politicians for wrong-doing and they just dont do it and so the feds have to do it -- thank goodness we have somebody -- but the district attorneys have jurisdiction over all of this.

    the district attorney could have prosecuted the jefferson's for ripping off the state. they dont. thats one of the reasons that this (corruption) is so prolific around the state is the fact that there is no scrutiny by the state and there is no prosecution by the local district attorneys."

    ~ louisiana political blogger and attorney c.b. forgotston 26 february 2010 on the moon griffon show


    track the deepwater horizon oil catastrophe on live webcams as it hits the gulf coast

    UPDATE: click for bp live spill cam

    click picture to enlargenasa hd picture of spill
    examiner excerpt:
    Thanks to hundreds of live webcams positioned at beaches, piers and bridges across the region, from New Orleans to Key West, the effects of the oil can be witnessed first-hand, even by people that are a world away.
    1. Mississippi Bridge, New Orleans, Louisiana - view live cam
    2. Canal Street Ferry, New Orleans, Louisiana - view live cam
    3. Fairhope Pier, Mobile, Alabama - view live cam
    4. IP Hotel & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi - view live cam
    5. Lulu's Restaurant, Gulf Shores, Alabama - view live cam
    6. Sea 'n Suds Restaurant, Gulf Shores, Alabama - view live cam
    7. Beachfront, Destin, Florida - view live cam
    8. Gulfview Boulevard Waterfront, Clearwater Florida - view live cam

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    18 May 2010

    steve theriot drops "defamation" lawsuit against anonymous online commentators

    new york times:
    May 18, 2010, 5:10 pm
    Louisiana Politician Drops Defamation Suit

    Steve J. Theriot, the interim president of Jefferson Parish, La., who this month filed a lawsuit to find out the identities of anonymous commenters who he thought had defamed him on the Web site of the The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, has asked his lawyers to drop the suit, Mr. Theriot said on Tuesday.

    “This lawsuit was never intended to silence individuals from expressing their views or suppressing any First Amendment rights,” Mr. Theriot said in the statement. “Rather, the focus was on the detrimental consequences that stem from false and injurious statements being made by anonymous posters and bloggers in cyberspace.”

    In the suit, Mr. Theriot and the parish said the commenters were guilty of malicious and defamatory statements, and requested that Nola.com, the online home of The Times-Picayune, release the names of 11 users. James O’Byrne, the director of content at Nola.com had said that it would not disclose the names. Winning the case would have most likely been a difficult battle for Mr. Theriot, because of his status as a public official. ~ source


    17 May 2010

    the bird lady of super one

    a kind lady feeds the pigeons at super one foods in kingsville, louisiana.

    click picture to enlarge
    in the distance, the proctor & gamble, kingsville, la. soap plant

    16 May 2010

    lindsey williams on the deepwater horizon oil catastrophe

    photo: 21 april 2010 reader posted to forum @ gcaptain.com
    deepwater horizon explosion breaking news

    link to audio download page

    lindsey williams has been a baptist preacher who went to alaska in the early '70's as a missionary. in 1974 the trans-alaska oil pipeline began construction and mr. williams volunteered to be the pipeline's chaplain.

    mr. williams eventually became an executive in the alyeska pipeline company, where this status accorded to him as chaplain gave him access to the top movers and shakers of the oil industry and the world.

    mr. williams says that over the years he has kept in contact with at least one of these "elites"as he chooses to refer to them as and who pass along interesting inside information as to what they've planned for the world.

    anyway, mr. williams was on the jeff rense radio program on 11 may 2010 to give his opinion about what is taking place off the coast of louisiana and the deepwater horizon oil catastrophe.

    one of mr. williams observations that we found particularly interesting was when he pointed out that news reports never give the well pressure. they tell how much oil is leaking but never under what amount of pressure.

    mr. williams says that there was no reason for this catastrophe whatsoever. "they were trying something that even modern-day science could not contain and this is an outrage. it should never have taken place.

    first of all, they were drilling in five thousand feet [1,524 meters] water; the drill rig itself -- the platform was sitting in 5,000 feet; they drilled down approx 30,000' [9,144 meters] into the earth's crust -- this is unthinkable.

    this time they hit a pocket of oil with such high pressure that it burst all their safety valves. the pressure behind this oil is so high that it destroyed the maximum effort of human science to contain it."

    mr. willliams says that bp was trying a similar maneuver to what the russians did with their kola sg-3 wells. "they drilled it to the deepest that any human drilling rig has ever gone. they went to 40,230 feet [12,262 meters] but they were on the land and if anything had happened the oil spill could have contained within the land.

    here bp oil company was attempting to do this in the ocean. they were attempting to do very much like what the russians did in going down into a strata of oil that no one has ever drilled into prior to the russians doing it and they found something alright. they sure did. they found something they didnt expect."

    mr. williams says that the russians kola sg-3 wells "found massive amounts of crude oil. russia today has become one of the leading sources of crude oil on the face of the earth. it not only provided russia with the crude oil necessary but it caused the rewriting of the text books on crude oil. first of all, crude oil is not a fossil fuel. russia proved this when they went down there.

    they went down to a depth where it was a total impossibility for there to be any decayed matter that would cause such a thing and what they found was massive. oil of the immensity that no human being has ever even dreamed of before"

    mr. williams said that "what russia found out was that oil is not a fossil fuel and that it is being created by some chemical process down in the heart of the earth and they're not quite sure what it is ... but it is replenishing itself in such a manner that it is likewise seeping up into the upper fields replenishing them."

    mr. williams believes that bp was "basically trying to do the same thing that the russians had done and hit that massive amount of oil that was down there somewhere in the depths and they did. they hit exactly what they wanted to hit but they didnt expect what they got .... there is no telling what they have struck down there.

    it definitely proves that there is no such thing as peak oil. we have all the oil the world could ever need. it didnt need to be drilled in the gulf of mexico it could have been drilled someplace else and found just as the russians did by doing it on land and as a result they have created a monstrous catastrophe that is going to impact the world in such a way that our grand children and great-great grandchildren probably are going to be affected by what is done, but they have found massive amounts of oil ... they've opened up a pandora's box."
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    video: lindsey williams
    the energy non-crisis
    the energy non-crisis
    and the
    deepwater horizon oil catastrophe 2010
    label in the footer of this post


    15 May 2010

    video 135th preakness stakes lookin at lucky

    "the youngest rider, the youngest horse in the field -- win the 135th preakness." ~ nbc sports

    link to video watch/download page
    alas, there wont be a triple crown this year. super saver ran a great race at first; then faded away.
    "he had a perfect trip, perfect trip. i mean i wouldnt have changed it for nothing in the world. you know. he just come up a little empty ... he run so hard in the derby you know. its not a big horse like [trainer] todd [pletcher] said.

    but you know but when you win the derby you got to go for three legs ... i mean i'm not disgusted with the horse, believe what i'am telling you, he's a good horse and we'll have fun with him in the future -- you know he just come up empty today ...

    i wouldnt have changed positions with nobody in the first half-a-mile. the track is kinda fast, they were running fast all day so, but i was comfortable and when i asked him he just kinda folded up you know but it happens -- horse racing."

    ~ calvin borel, super saver, no 8, finished eighth
    according to nbc sports, the winning jockey, martin garcia, is 25 years old. mr. garcia previously worked at a delicatessen in california before he was convinced to go to the track and "try his hand, first as an exercise rider and then as a jockey."

    "maryland my maryland" united states naval academy men's glee club + riders up & the call to post

    link to video watch/download page
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    135th preakness stakes

    UPDATE: video: 135th preakness stakes lookin at lucky

    click picture to enlarge
    seconds after riding super saver to win the kentucky derby jockey calvin borel in replying to the first question posed to him by nbc sports ("what is your secret?") said that after all the hard work he has put into his craft and good horses believes that he and super saver are going on to win the triple crown of thoroughbred racing.

    the last triple crown winner was steve cauthen and affirmed in 1978 -- so we're certainly due one and by who better than a fellow louisianaian..
    Preakness Stakes Post Time:

    Post time for the 2010 Preakness Stakes is set for 5:12 PM CDT and will be the 12th of 12 races

    today at Pimlico Race Course. ~ courtesy jake thompson the online wire


    strong thunderstorm passes through rapides parish

    this morning shortly before 8:00 am cdt, ominously dark clouds from out west brought a potentially severe thunderstorm to portions of north rapides parish, la. the storm did manage to knock out electrical power to parts of north rapides parish from around 8:00 am.

    for a time it delivered heavy rain and strong lightning strikes accompanied by loud thunder. thankfully, there was little to no wind associated with the storm. eventually precipitation and stormy weather tapered off and the skies cleared though conditions remain partly cloudy.

    around 9:00 am a cleco call center [1800-622-6537] operator named darlene said that cleco had suffered a lightning strike to a part of its grid resulting in around 1,800 customers without power.

    shortly thereafter, wst... observed several cleco service utility and bucket trucks working on the lines. cleco had most if not all power restored by noon.

    todays forecasted for more scattered thunderstorms until at least 11:00 pm cdt.

    see also

    kalb.com weather

    kalb weather line telephone: 318.442.1110
    Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Louisiana
    Issued by the National Weather Service
    updated about every two minutes.
    Weather Observations from Esler Field ~ Updated Hourly
    Weather Observations from Alexandria International Airport ~ Updated Hourly

    National Weather Service: Louisiana State Information
    Dial 511 for DOTD Road Updates
    Louisiana. State Police
    Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office
    Charles F.Wagner, Jr., Sheriff
    Non-Emergency Number ~ Main Office - 473-6700

    Boyce Substation - 793-8157
    Holloway (Ward 11) Substation - 466-3231
    Glenmora Substation - 748-4226
    South Substation - 449-5482
    Tioga Substation - 640-1696


    12 May 2010

    developing on slabbed.com: steve theriot "defamation" lawsuit against nola.com and anonymous commenters

    UPDATE: 11:51 am cdt thursday 13 may 2010 fox 8 news report from 11 may 2010
    click here for video watch/download page

    see slabbed: BREAKING: Nola.com has announced they are fighting Mr. Theriot’s subpoena. Meantime Mr Theriot waxes nonsensical on the record.
    Parish of Jefferson & Steve Theriot Versus Nola.com; Anonymous Commenters
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    UPDATE: 7:56 pm cdt: chad over at www.thedeadpelican.com has picked up on the story....

    steve theriot and jefferson parish demand that nola.com reveal including but not limited to personally identifiable information behind the above user names.
    this is a production by dewey cheatham and howe no ... wait ... thats not right ... they were johnny carson's attorneys.

    we must have been thinking of some other firm.
    Posted by Tax Attorney
    May 12, 2010, 11:40AM

    Well this is a very interesting comment. I have never really heard of suing somebody to help them- I wonder what Phelps Dunbar is doing?

    How about simply having open and Public meetings? Why does taxpayer money have to be paid to a politically connected Law firm to get the names of people to help them?
    UPDATE: 8:00 am cdt friday 14 may 2010 - mr. forgotston has posted his commentary to his website here.

    : 6:50 pm cdt
    wednesday 12 may 2010:

    earlier we sent the above to c.b. forgotston to ask him if he'd seen this yet. he replied that indeed he knew of it and was in the process of writing his comments:
    Just a friendly little defamation lawsuit

    This man thinks we are stupid

    Yesterday, it was reported that interim Jefferson Parish President Steve Theriot filed a defamation lawsuit against some unknown bloggers. Apparently, their on-line comments hurt his feelings. ( See story here.)

    Theriot is an accountant and apparently unfamiliar with the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It allows us to freely criticize the performance of public servants.

    Now, Theriot insults our intelligence.

    Today, Theriot says that the defamation lawsuit asking for unspecified damages against his critics was "aimed at addressing the concerns they raise -- not at blocking criticism of the government." ( See story here.)

    I'm sure it was just a mix up in communications with Theriot's lawyers. They thought he said “sue the bastards.” What Theriot apparently said was “invite those citizens to lunch so we can learn more about their concerns.”

    We lawyers often get the terms lawsuit and lunch confused.

    Theriot was brought in to restore confidence in Jefferson Parish government. If that is still the goal, it’s time to go to Plan B.

    I'm sure I will be hearing from Theriot's lawyers to get more of my input.


    see also
    the jefferson report
    theriot sues the internet
    and also
    la.1st circuit court of appeal
    donald britton versus chuck hustmyre et al
    and also
    2nd circuit court of appeal
    baxter versus scott
    and also
    3rd circuit court of appeal
    aymond versus dupree
    j cooks dissents
    and also
    global wildlife center versus hammond action news
    trial court eventually dissolved its temporary restraining order
    sanctioned the plaintiff
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