Turns out, I did end up spending Mardi Gras like many of the revelers on Bourbon street...face down in the toilet. My son contracted a very nasty stomach virus which he in turn gave to the rest of my family so we've had a blast the past 48 hours....and I do mean blast, but I won't get graphic. That was the sickest I've ever been in my life; avoid this bug at all costs.
Meanwhile an anon sent this:
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "I am so jealous":
I appreciate the commentary and thought this blog would be blowing up over the $800,000 grant to Zulu.
Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club receives $800,000 grant
I don't understand why this is any more egregious than what Nagin has done with the D-CDBG budget or the Revolver fund. 800k is nothing compared to the 200 to 300 million he may be misappropriating with recovery dollars.
Is it because it's Zulu? What if he donated 800k to Rex...theoretically?
Maybe I'm jaded, but I'm just not that shocked or incensed. It's not like we didn't know his M.O. is to spend down as much public money to his peeps as possible in his final days. I'm more incensed at the potential individual profiteers like Cesar Burgos.
I would like to see Zulu donate some of that money to the Mardi Gras Indians but that's probably not going to happen.
One thing to consider....Nagin may be making another run at public office. I kid you not. 800k goes a long way to swaying votes.