Thursday, April 21, 2016

Almost the season

Obviously I haven't been doing a lot of work here on AZ but that will soon change.  I made the decision last year to put my journalism efforts on the shelf during the busiest months of the year where I actually make money (video production and webcasting)....October through May.

Once Jazzfest is over I plan on kicking back into gear for a bloggerific summer.

I have a couple of stories I've been researching and I can't wait to get back in the saddle so stay tuned.

Ashe'.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Vice - Weediquette: The War on Weed

Vice did one amazing job, as usual, with this short documentary on how our state handles criminals convicted of marijuana possession.  It also touches on how our state's prison system works.  Take forty minutes out of your day and watch this story Louisiana peeps.

Weediquette - The War on Weed

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

PSA - Help Billy Nungesser retire his debt(s)

If anyone has 5k sitting around, that race for Lt. Gov. must have cost a fortune.  Billy Nungesser needs your cash:

Dear Friend:
On Wednesday evening, March 30th we will be hosting a special campaign debt retirement event for newly elected Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. The event will take place in Uptown New Orleans from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
We would like to cordially invite you to become a co-host for this important event as we seek to honor Billy and help retire the debt incurred in his successful campaign for the state's second highest elected post.
As a Gold Committee Host we would ask that you commit to a contribution of $5000 (corporate or personal funds). As a Silver Committee Host a commitment of $2500 (corporate or personal) is requested. If you have already supported Billy but have not given the maximum contribution, you may use this event to reach your campaign maximum level and still qualify as a host.
Billy's leadership in the state's tourism and hospitality, arts and culture and commercial seafood industries makes him critically important to our state's economic and cultural vitality.
Please respond via return email or by telephone at 504-524-3342 by Wednesday, March 9th to ensure that you are included in our event invitation.
On behalf of Billy and his wife Cher, we thank you in advance for your participation and support.

Virginia C. Miller
Donald "Boysie" Bollinger
Greg J. Beuerman 
Gary Solomon
David Kerstein


As soon as this event is over and successful, I'd like to host another party for Lt. Governor Nungesser to help retire the debt he left on Canal Street back in the 90's.  

The sheer cost of replacing sheets was a budget killer for JM, I would love to host a fundraiser to help her recoup the "debt" Billy left...behind...  

Let me know if anyone has any ideas on a party theme.  I know I have a couple.

BTW, Billy is currently lobbying New Orleans City Council members to vote against Councilperson Susan Guidry's proposed changes to lessen criminal charges against marijuana possession.  Seems like he should be busy working on the duties of the Lt. Governor's office he stated in his solicitation above....Louisiana tourism and hospitality....instead of sticking his nose in city matters.

Having some knowledge of the Lt. Governor's past, I have a hard time believing he has a personal vendetta against marijuana users but...hey...politics is a fickle bitch.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Mardi Gras: Adopt - A - Cop

It's carnival time and please keep in mind all the folks in blue that bust their ass to make this show work.

Please donate to the Mardi Gras Adopt-a-Cop campaign sponsored by the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation.

No one does crowd control like NOPD, OPSO, JPSO, etc., ....let 'em know we appreciate it.  

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01110010 01100101 01100001 01101100 01101100 01111001 00100000 01100100 01101111 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01100101 01101110 01101111 01110101 01100111 01101000 00101100 00100000 01110011 01101011 01101001 01110000 01110000 01111001