Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PSA - Friend of First

The promotion of science in our schools is a topic near and dear to my heart and here's a great way to help:

 New non-profit charity Friends of FIRST(www.friendsoffirst.org) doing
 some great work supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
 education in our local public schools by funding FIRST robotics teams.
 Here is an artical Nola.com did about them.

 They're currently working with Morris Jeff Community School and Samuel J
Green school to start FIRST LEGO League teams and in talks with several
 others.  Promoting STEM education in New Orleans is important to all so
 check them out and consider supporting them.

 They can also be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/friendsoffirst.

 Like and share to help get the word out.


Monday, April 14, 2014

PSA apology

I promised somebody twice to post their organization's info and completely forgot both times.  Please send it to me one more time and I will post, so sorry.  

DHECC - Sutton's motion is denied

Lionel Sutton Motion for Discovery Denied

Just like that.  Shushan did it this time.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

DHECC - Lionel Sutton files motion for discovery

Here are the filings:

Lionel Sutton Motion for Discovery

Proposed Order

Memorandum in Support of Motion for Discovery

Here's the thing about Sutton's filing as opposed to Lerner....it's framed in a different way and the implications have much more gravitas.  This filing is calling out the ambiguity of the claims office, Freeh, and the Court in their justification as to when it is "ok" to expedite a claim and when it isn't.

It's almost impossible for the Court to deny this information from Sutton after they've suggested he's committed an alleged crime by attempting to expedite a claim.  If the Court doesn't provide him with this material they're basically saying, "Only we get to decide that and you'll learn about it after the fact.  Oh...by the way...you're guilty and we're not!"

This is a big deal.  It may not seem like it but I think this is a defining moment in this Shakespearian drama.   This memo is a last ditch effort by the accused to allow the Court to do the right thing.

I hope the Court recognizes it as such.

Also note that this motion was filed with Judge Shushan just like the Lerner motion was.  I'm really curious to see if Barbier seizes the decision from Shushan like he did with Lerner.

If Barbier cock blocks this motion without explanation....well....


Get yo' game faces on bitchezzz....

Thursday, April 10, 2014

challenge accepted

 Anonymous said...

Trying to prove that Pat Juneau is incompetent or corrupt is a fool's errand.

April 6, 2014 at 2:13:00 PM CDT

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Dickhead Dynasty

Why The Real Scandal Isn't Congressman Vance McAllister's Philandering

I'm gonna say....Mrs. Peacock in the Hallway with the woody...thingy?

Hey wait a minute....that's no candlestick...
And it turns out I'm wrong...looks like it's the owner of the building with the video surveillance system.

Seriously, read Lamar's post above.  It should be required reading for everyone in this state.  Turns out the ultimate irony isn't that yet another Louisiana, "family values", Christo-fascist, republican got caught bird dogging...the big twist is that the guy got crucified by his own party for supporting something very "Christ-like":

“It’s about doing what’s right. You keep your people healthy, they’ll continue to work. They’ll do better,” he said. “The money’s there. As a business guy, I don’t like Gov. Jindal standing up there and trying to use political points” to argue that the state can’t afford the small fraction it would eventually have to pay to draw down billions in benefits. “It don’t take Einstein to figure out that’s a pretty darn good return on your investment.”
"I’ve been told that party leaders were aware of Congressman McAllister’s plan to continue emphasizing the need for Medicaid expansion, not just in front of Washington audiences but also in meetings throughout Louisiana. And that, more than anything, may explain why these videos were released when they were. "
In the meantime, I'm going to revive my Mardi Gras costume this year and run for McCallister's seat.  Little did I know that when I chose to be The Duck Philanderer I would be prophesying the Louisiana political scandal of the year (so far).  I'll let you know when I start the campaign ;) :

Hey...word has it McCallister's Deli is adding the Peacock Patty Melt to the menu.

waa..waa..waaaahh.  Thank you...I'll be here every Tuesday night...please tip your bartenders....

Monday, April 07, 2014

DHECC - Comment Bump, April 7, 2014

This comment and answer by CALPH came in on the Nagin post and I wanted to repost it because I think the explanation is very concise and to the point (something I admittedly have a hard time with).  

I forget how complicated this whole story is as I'm writing post to post and I also realize the whole format of the blog is not easily navigable when trying to find answers to basic questions.  Not much I can do about the format issue as I have to use Blogger because it's free and I only have donations as financial support.  But I also realize I need to make a better effort to explain things from a panoptic view from time to time because there are so many people out there that are suffering from this oil spill who have filed claims and don't understand why they haven't been paid or why they are now continually being asked to resubmit documents.  The answer to those questions are here on the blog, they're just not in a concise format.  Blogging doesn't lend itself to summary.     

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "It never gets boring here....really...": 

After reading what I could find on the web I came across your site and wonder if you can explain what or who is the PSC. 

I guess I’m what they call a member and extremely upset with the attorney’s that took this away from Gccf. My claim was about to be paid when I received a notice that the whole thing was going to change and they would contact me with a list of additional documents. I’ve submitted my claim over a year ago and after receiving request after request for more documents they still haven’t paid me.

Calph has left a new comment on your post "It never gets boring here....really...": 


The Plaintiff's Steering Committee is a group of attorneys assigned by Judge Carl Barbier to lead the process of handling damage claims from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. They also get a larger share of the legal fees for the settlement. 

PSC mwembers include Brian H. Barr, Jeffrey A. Breit, Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Philip F. Cossich, Jr., Robert T. Cunningham, Alphonso Michael Espy, Calvin C. Fayard, Jr., Robin L. Greenwald, Ervin A. Gonzalez, Rhon E. Jones, Matthew E. Lundy, Michael C. Palmintier, Paul M. Sterbcow. Scott Summy, and Mikal C. Watt.

As Jason has done an excellent job of covering, the PSC has engaged is some dubious practices that call the integrity of the entire settlement process into question. I'd encourage you to read the full American Zombie archives for details.

Also...this post and video may help answer some of your questions, Anon:

A DHECC road map

Now that I think about it...it may be time for another Voice Over video.