Sunday, November 05, 2006

Two days ...

and hopefully everyone will stop selling out their neighbors.

Unfortunately, eveyone has become so agitated with the various campaign fodder, that they have forgotten the most important issue ... ourselves. Yes this blog has turned negative to some candidates. Go back and read through and find the exact point of no return. It is rather an obvious point. Forget fingerprints, the hand is still attached.

Calgonite take me away ...

191 comments:

Anonymous said...

FIRST again!!!

Cenla Antics said...

:)

Civil Sentient said...
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Civil Sentient said...

Thanks for the new thread and thanks for putting up with all of us.

Turn on your neighbor is very true. Look for the revenge efforts to really get going.

Joe does a decent job. I just wish he could kick his buyers in the butt so that the warehouse wouldn't run out of needed items so often.

Anonymous said...

7:59:25 So, what.....are you too stupid to go to the state website and look it up? Some of these Roy supporters amaze me with their brightness.

Anonymous said...

The point is not whether or not Despino does a good job or is getting kickbacks. The point is that Despino's full use of a city vehicle is an example of the waste and abuse in the city government that should be easy to spot and correct. There is no rational reason for the city to endure the expense of purchasing, maintaining, fueling, insuring, and replacing a vehicle for the purchasing agent to operate as his own. Roy says we are going to quit wasting money on consultants and duplication and all these unnecessary and costly percs. Joe isn't a big problem. He is a small example of a big problem and I want it fixed.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Roy has much bigger fish to fry.

Who are you to demand that any Mayor fix a problem simply because you demand it? Is your perception that a problem exists even correct? If its so important, apply for a position in Mr. Roy's staff and fix it yourself.

Anonymous said...

The writer perceives a problem, documents it pretty well, and ties it to Roy's pledge to eliminate waste and spoils in city government. The inquiry was about a possible justification for a particular city employee to have a luxury ride at our expense. No one has suggested a possible jusitification for this obvious waste of our money. Why don't we let Mr. Roy decide what fish he will fry and who's goose he will cook.

Anonymous said...

Just saw Brewer's attack ad concerning Roy's lies. Can you believe it???? Brewer is accusing Roy of lying!!!

This woman is a phycopath.

We should all be concerned about the damage she will do between election night and the swearing in. She is not mentaly balanced and in this state is capabile of anything.

If I were ned, I would fire her on her first day back.

Anonymous said...

Unless you are talking about Brewer flushing an M80 down the mayor's toilet, I doubt that she will be in a position to do damage. Her authority, credibility, self-respect, and access have all gone away many months ago.

Baaaaaah! said...

Anon 7:00:15: A taxpayer demanding a reduction in waste of his money has every right to voice his opinion. He is the boss not the servant. We need more demands placed on our public servants, not less. We should be good little sheep, be sheared and quit baaaahing too loud? Think about what you say and you will see that you are accepting the rule of the politicians rather than the concept of individual rights of the citizens to call the shots.

Dead Horse said...

If you want people to believe in the process and have confidence in thier government we need to see all this old-time abuse and waste be actively eliminated. It isn't Joe Despino so much as what he represents. Roy is all about change and honesty and transparency and efficiency. We have a right to expect a clean-up. Do you think for a minute that Despino doesn't know it's a ripoff? If you ever watched the council meetings you have to have seen the council ask the administration monthly about reforming the policy on city cars. The administration never did it because they were in to not stirring controversy or making any reforms.

If the Randolph 20 has any place in the record books it because Ned did not enact one significant reform or safeguard unless he was forced by auditors or litigation threats. It's not hard to see where Brewer got her "political spoils" philosophy.

Anonymous said...

Dead Horse:
You sound like, well a dead horse. Time for you to be buried in the pet cemetary.

OldGuard said...

Of course Roy will look at who has cars, who has cell phones, and many other things regarding administrative expenditures. It will be a new administration and that is very appropriate. Looking forward to new and fresh ideas! This is what makes our democracy work.

biff said...

town talk editorial this am put the wood to delores the delightful. they basically said what the majority of this blog has been saying all along. sayanora delores.

Anonymous said...

Amen Biff, AMEN!!!

Anonymous said...

db's campaign coffers out of money; nothing in TT in the way of ads over the weekend. campaign is awaiting last rites as of now

Anonymous said...

what new attack ad does she have?

Anonymous said...

Dead Horse makes a valid point and as to the undeserved city perks ala Joe Despino he is right. Imagine the untold amounts of fuel burnt beedlessly each month by city employees enjoying perks they are not entitled to.

Anyone objecting to taking away a vehicle not needed for possible emrgency callout is a city employee feeding at the trough.

Anonymous said...

Apparently it is ok to stop the corruption of others but not of some. Vehicles being driven home should be justified. Wonder if the City charges Joe Despino for the use of the vehicle and how much?

biff said...

i did get a hand delivered delores newsletter saturday. it said she has attended a zillion governmental meetings, and re-hashed the cleco lies.

Anonymous said...

Okay, y'all I went to that campaign ethics contributor website but can't find Jacques Roy's name. Why not? I did find Brewer's contributors listed...very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Apparently blogs pay off. See We Saw That's posting about the Town Talk being shamed into reporting a news story, at: http://wesawthat.blogspot.com/.

Anonymous said...

Roy’s daddy must have advised him to file via snail mail. Somehow – just somehow – the Louisiana Ethics Administration hasn’t seen fit to scan his reports in a timely fashion. So many reports; so little time. I’m sure they’ll get around to it… eventually. Gotta protect Dem machinistas and any double-dipping donors. Cute, cher.

Anonymous said...

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Roy has done nothing but say nothing about nothing. Talk is cheap. Now really, what has he done civic wise that backs up anything he says?
I say you all are full of yourselves!

Anonymous said...

Awww... how cute. A Brewer supporter! I thought you guys were put on the endangered species list.

Now you're attacking Roy for *gasp* saying things during the campaign and *gasp* not being involved in your silly little civic clubs like the Junior League.

Anonymous said...

Hey Morgan Brewer! You're flexing your creative muscle with all of the "Roy says..." Nice work.

What are your plans for November 8th?

Anonymous said...

OPn November the 8th Morgan plans on reopening his childish web site to the public. It will take awhile for the fact to settle in that Momma ain't employed and he needs to seek gainful employment.

Lamar please, please tell us Roy has no intentions of keeping that dizzy ass bitch on the payroll.

Anonymous said...

What....now you Roy supporters are blind or can't read? There was a half page ad in Sunday's paper. It was either Sun. or Sat. A pretty good one too.

Anonymous said...

What's up with Jacques Campaign Finance Report? It is just not on the Ethics site. Where is it? I keep looking for it and it's just not there.

Anonymous said...

Every politician in the state has to file campaign finance reports except Roy? What's going on there? I think I'll make an inquiry.

Anonymous said...

Re: Anon 12:09:25
I for one am going to have to see a substantially large amount of "investigative reporting" from the likes of "WeSawThat" before I waste any of my time looking @ the bird cage flooring put forth as the local news in this area...
Hell, the only previous example of "investigative reporting" I've ever seen in this area was bought out & put to rest a couple of years ago - And that was done in parody style @ best!!!

Anonymous said...

Is Bridgett Brown posting on this site. All of this colorful language about DB. I thought maybe Bridgett was posting here now.

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, Bridgett is not the only person in town who uses some colorful language to describe what Brewer has done in this election.

biff said...

"Every politician in the state has to file campaign finance reports except Roy? What's going on there? I think I'll make an inquiry." make your inquiry, dumbass, instead of slinging lies. roy has filed, it hasn't been scanned. i did check. you delores people are going to get the voter's inquiries tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

I am somewhat neutral in all of this Mayoral stuff, but Roy's folks have out done Brewer's folks with the colorful language.

Anonymous said...

"Every politician in the state has to file campaign finance reports except Roy? What's going on there? I think I'll make an inquiry."

My Daddy always taught me never to do nuthen you ain't got the necessary equipment to do. Maybe some Roy supporter will volunteer to assist you with thinking. Being a Brewister is proof positive you cannot think for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Won't be home election night...Going to The Diamond Grill and sit at the bar to watch Scarlet come apart at the seams.

Got the TiVo set to begin at 8:30. I gotta have the after election interview of DB recorded! Gonna love to see that mole twich as she whines in front of the camera.

Don't let the door hit you in the ass Delores...

Anonymous said...

This election ain't about Delores, it's about what she represents. She's the poster child for government corruption, fat cat sweetheart deals, the high mucky mucks verses the rest of us taxpayers. What we got here is a revolution of the taxpayers who write the checks. We just ain't gonna take the bullshit anymore. We're tired of watching the "well connected" abuse the city charter while we pick up the tab. We're tired of the Myrons, and CFS, and Kelvins, and Bridgets, and Despinos and every other city employee who sits on their ass and collects money from our pocket for doing NOTHING!

We're tired of our own police force treating us like we're trash. We're tired of the payoffs, inside drug deals, and outright theft the Alexandria police force is famous for.

We want this shit CLEANED UP!

Tomorrow your gravey train jumps the damn track. And the middle class, hard working, taxpayers are the ones who bent the rails.

Can I get an AMEN???!!!

Anonymous said...

Jacques is required to file with the Ethics Board. It is not his responsibility to see it posted on the Ethics web page. What's next from the Brewistas, blaming Jacques for the bombing of Pearl Harbor or the Kennedy asassination?
Apparently you don't yet grasp that your witty little remarks and plots will not keep your lying candidate in City Hall. In the immortal words of trail boss Gill Favor, "Head em up, move em out".

biff said...

where is delores' election party tomorrow. i intend to go.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, where is the funeral?

Kramers?

biff said...

just went to the convenience store and heard a delores commercial. she says she is honest and has integrity. i wasn't aware of that up to this point, and have decided to vote for her.

Anonymous said...

Anon 02:05:00 PM
Been in public service here for over 20 yrs...
-I've never treated public/tax-payers like trash,
-never taken a pay-off
-and NEVER been involved in a drug deal as you've insinuated... (unless you consider making arrest for that kind of "trash" as "involved"!!!
-I've also NEVER committed
"outright theft" as a member of the APD!!! Or theft any other way!!! But, you don't have anything to worry about... WE'LL BE @ WORK DURING THE HOLIDAYS, AND EVERY OTHER DAY & NIGHT WHILE & SO YOU CAN SLEEP SAFELY IN YOUR BED @ NIGHT!!!

biff said...

i agree with the last post. far and away, all of the city workers, police and firemen included, are dedicated and perform invaluable services for our community. to broad brush those employees because of the questionable activities of a few is just not fair. city employees are a reflection of society as a whole, and there are always a few bad apples. the overwhelming majority of all city workers deserve a big "thank you" from us all.

biff said...

delores, re my pledge to vote for you. i changed my mind.

Anonymous said...

Anyone hear KSYL this morning?

I wondered why Brewer HQ was so busy this morning. They were calling in to talk about her ad in the TT and her integrity and why they would never vote for a Democrat. It seems like the only people left in the Brewer camp are the radical right-wing wackos (and they'd be voting for any Republican on the ticket. Hell, even if David Duke were running for mayor).

One lady claimed Jacques tried to sue her and that's why she will be voting for Brewer.

We even heard from Delores herself and her husband John, who made sure to take up about 6 or 7 minutes of air time talking about how it's hard to be a woman in politics and how John only made 100 a month for 15 years from the housing authority. John, that still adds up to $18,000.

Coal minersdaughter said...

amen

Lamar White, Jr. said...
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Lamar White, Jr. said...

Anon 2:59,

There were a few Roy supporters who made some excellent points, including the African-American caller in the beginning of the program.

By the way, the caller who owned the local business didn't say Jacques tried to sue her. She just said that several years ago he gave his business card to someone who slipped and fell. I thought it was a joke, and it didn't make any sense. No one is that over the top.

I mean, I fall ALL OF THE TIME and Jacques hasn't once offered me his business card.

Anonymous said...

sad and pitiful.

tomorrow PAINFULL !!!!!!!!

biff said...

i can't decide whether to wear a skunk outfit or a lil piggy nose to the delores wake tomorrow. any suggestions?

FashionPolice said...

biff:
I suggest wearing a skunk outfit to Brewer's party/wake, then changing into a lil piggy nose to head over to the Roy victory party! I have a feeling the piggy theme will be prominent at the Roy party. It will be so much fun! Plus the food will be yummy--I hear the Roy's are serving roasted pork.

missmanners said...

I hear the Brewers will be eating "crow." Hey, why not dress as one for the party?

Anonymous said...

Lamar - Where have you been? Giving a card to someone who slips and falls in a business is called being a Personal Injury Lawyer or an"Ambulance Chaser". That's what Roy does in case you haven't heard lately. This whole election is amazing to me. Who ever heard of electing an Ambulance Chaser as Mayor?

Anonymous said...

Says something about the quality of his opponent doesnt it

Anonymous said...

A little ditty, bout the gal with the fake titties.

First, there was the rape,
Then, there were the pigs.

Now we'll have a pig roast,
Atop the blazing twigs.

We'll see her in the news,
We'll hear her on the radio.

Now we'll see her atop the spit,
Twirling in the breeze!

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:58,

This whole race has been amazing to me as well. The fact that Mrs.Brewer has been running a campaign laden with lies, misogyny, racism, desperation, etc. is simply unbelieveable. That's what Mrs.Brewer has been doing in case you haven't heard. Who ever heard of electing a flip-flopping nut case as mayor?

biff said...

ok, thanks for the fashion tips. i'm going to the delores wake as pepe lepew eating a triple cone. will it be safe to wear a big BIFF name card?

Anonymous said...

"We're tired of ... every other city employee who sits on their ass and collects money from our pocket for doing NOTHING!"

While it may be true that the City does have a few slackers (Is your place of employment free of them?), I dare say that most work diligently under trying circumstances, for far less than they deserve, all the while under the microscope of public disdain.

Was your water brown this morning? If not, thank a City employee. Was your garbage collected last week? If so, thank a City employee. I, for one, go home in the evening with the firm realization that I earned my pay and then some.

We do far more than "nothing." Its a shame you will never, even for a moment, give any of us the benefit of the doubt.

And no, you cannot have an "Amen."!!!

Anonymous said...

IN CASE YOU DIDN'T HEAR ME BEFORE, I WILL YELL IT THIS TIME. ROY 70%, DB 30%. YOU HEARD IT HEAR FIRST!

LET'S ALL VOTE ROY FOR MAYOR!!!!!! EVEN YOU FIRST TIME LOSERS CAN VOTE THE RIGHT WAY THIS TIME.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:38 that would have been a great speech if it would have made any sense what so ever.

Inside out said...

I have to make a few observations about this election and specifically this blog. I have read the posts and found how much and how little people are truly informed. Gone are the days of ignorance of the masses. With the information available through the media and the web, you really have to be a hermit to be totally uninformed.

Another conclusion I have reached is that anonymous blogs can be used to spread misinformation (sometimes lies and sometimes truly misinformed). I have read things on this bolg about myself and others that I know are not true. I have resisted responding becasue I would only be meet with a "prove it" or I heard differently.

There is no solution to the misinformation problem when anonymous posts are alllowed; however, I think those posts serve a purpose. And btw (like those initials - old dog, new trick), you are still anonymous even if you make up a catchy blogger name.

Finally, some comments about Mr. Roy. Despite what some people say, he is a good man. Honest, incredibly bright, fair minded, not afraid to act, but sometimes too quick to react; but time and experience will cure that minor ail. I am proud to say that he is my friend and I firmly believe he will be a great Mayor. And no, I do not want any job with the city.

Anonymous said...

During the 5:00 broadcast KALB showed a demonstration of how to operate the new electronic voting machines. It was disappointing to see Thomas Paine misspelled.

Anonymous said...

didn't we use these machines in the primary? why are they acting like this is the first election for use? do they expect a diffenent crowd out for the runoff election?

Anonymous said...

Yep, yep, and I don't know. But I'd expect the Secretary of State's Office to know how to spell Thomas Paine

Anonymous said...

To the blogger who can't get to the Roy reports:
It's a little tricky, go to the ethic's site, then "scanned reports", then type in "roy", he is in the list as "Roy, Jacques M."

If you type in his full name, you don't get any results...must be a problem with their search engine. But rest assured his reports are their. They do appear latter than electronic filled reports due to the manual scanning and publishing time.

Now to the rest of you NASTY bloggers: See how hard that was to help someone out, instead of beating them up cause they can't find the reports!

Anonymous said...

Where have you been? Giving a card to someone who slips and falls in a business is called being a Personal Injury Lawyer or an"Ambulance Chaser".

That is a complete falsehood and bad rap for all lawyers. First, as you can see, even insurance defense lawyers often represent plaintiffs in personal injury actions, as did the Provosty firm in Brewers suit for consortium damages against State Farm.
Second, it would be unethical for a lawyer to solicit client by passing his cards out. If you have proof of that, report the offender to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, State Bar Association.
Lastly, the laws which enable people to file lawsuits for damages, and what types of damages, are passed by the Louisiana Legislature, which consist of 2/3rds non-lawyers.
You must be a Brewerista, spounting lies and falshoods. Turn your attention away from lawyers who apply the law, onto politicians who lie and decieve the people and act unethically.

Lamar White, Jr. said...

"Lamar - Where have you been? Giving a card to someone who slips and falls in a business is called being a Personal Injury Lawyer or an "Ambulance Chaser". That's what Roy does in case you haven't heard lately. This whole election is amazing to me. Who ever heard of electing an Ambulance Chaser as Mayor?"

No, that isn't what Roy does. Go ask him yourself. The caller manufactured a lie.

This whole election is amazing to me as well, but probably not for the same reason.

It's amazing to me that the day before the election someone would anonymously call into a radio show and allege that Mr. Roy handed his business card to someone who slipped and fell.

As the previous poster stated, that's a serious allegation, a violation of the code of ethics and conduct that all lawyers must follow, and I promise you this: It's patently false and borders on criminal defamation.

It's amazing that Mrs. Brewer has repeatedly and consistently claimed on television, on the radio, and in mail-outs that EMS will be receiving HALF of the ratepayer money, when, in fact, her signature appears on the fact sheet that reduced EMS's fee from 50% to 20%.

It's amazing to me that she has also implied that Jacques Roy stands to financially benefit from the City's case against CLECO, when she knows, without any doubt, that Mr. Roy's representation of Sam Sansing has absolutely nothing to do with COA V. Cleco.

It's amazing to me that one of Mrs. Brewer's television commercial conflates the personal tragedy of rape with the campaign waged against her by Jacques Roy in the primary, a campaign, incidentally, that did not lie or play fast with any of the basic facts. Indeed, every piece of campaign literature was thoroughly sourced and researched. Mrs. Brewer was afforded every opportunity to respond to this. If the facts were truly in her favor, then I think she would have waged a much different campaign during the run-off.

It's amazing that Brewer would use the mailing lists of not one but two of Alexandria's most important 501c3s (non-profits) who are barred by the IRS from participating in political campaigning.

It's amazing to me that we're supposed to stomach this type of campaigning.

It's amazing that if we speak out against it, we're somehow "mean."

And it's amazing that no matter how many times the record is set straight, whether it's about Cleco or Harold Chambers, some people still don't get it.

biff said...

lamar, ease up. it's all over. you won't convince the kool aid drinkers. it's all over for delores. she will be beaten like a snare drum tomorrow.

Lamar White, Jr. said...

Biff, I've obviously been bottling a lot of this up. Hehe.

The Kool Aid drinkers just astound me.

Anonymous said...

If it were not for Joe Despino, there would be many administrative, department heads, possibly councilmen, and others in jail by now. Joe is extremely knowlegible on purchasing policies and procedures, Louisiana State Law with regards to purchasing, and just happens to be quite informed on the City's policies. If you want to know, call Joe. He can tell you what you can do and cannot do to keep you out of hot water. He will call your hand politely when you are wrong and is a tremendous asset for COA. He carries a heavy load and earns his keep, plus some. For those of you who are hung up on his vehicle, get your rears out there during the hurricans, storms, floods, rain, and any other emergency that causes problems. I do believe that he is the first or second person that works for COA that is notified by 911 if these conditions arise. I do believe his credibility is impecable, according to folks at the 911 center. His vehicle is used for those purposes and if you see it at 911, City Hall for meetings (those should be divided by two and the remainder be done over conference calls and e-mail, but there are too many idiots who are not familiar with cyber-space), organizing sand bagging operations that should be taken care of by Public Works employees that fail to do their job, staying late after work to fix all the screw ups that COA employees fail to pay attention to when preparing purchase requisitions, (including Capital Projects), weekend inventory, special meetings and on and on. Besides that, it was a condition of his employment when he was hired, "And we will supply you with a vehicle, but you will be on 24 hour call". If you think you can walk in Joe's shoes, I challenge you to go to work with Mr. D. for two weeks and keep up (by the way, keep the mileage on the vehicle). City employees are taxed for the personal use of a City vehicle. His job includes meeting with vendors, so you might see the vehicle at any place of business, not all meeting are at his office or City Hall. What's the gripe, you did not come in low during the last bid process and hold Joe responsible? Get a life. I am not Joe and do not work for Joe, but I might just know him fairly well. All this car business is legit. with policies the City has in place.

Anonymous said...

does anyone have a link to a video of DB's latest ad...I haven't seen it and am curious

biff said...

lamar, i hear ya. after delores went over the deep end on that "press conference" i have purposely reeled in my feelings. again, though, justice will prevail tomorrow, and that knowledge has made it easier for me. roy will make a fine mayor, and i feel confident that the future of alexandria will be in good hands.

biff said...

lamar, i hear ya. after delores went over the deep end on that "press conference" i have purposely reeled in my feelings. again, though, justice will prevail tomorrow, and that knowledge has made it easier for me. roy will make a fine mayor, and i feel confident that the future of alexandria will be in good hands.

biff said...

re despino, who i have no personal knowledge of, it's time to lay off city employees and trust in your new mayor to make the right decisions. frankly, a lot of this sounds like sour grapes. regardless, roy is fully capable of deciding who is pulling their weight and who is not. as i posted earlier, the vast majority of public employees are trying to do right, and deserve our thanks.

Anonymous said...

I just talked to Delores and she absolutely promises that she will remain positive and issue-oriented in the 3rd primary.

They fired Fletcher and hired Mr. Rogers.

biff said...

delores knows what is coming. she has posted her resume on monster.com.

Anonymous said...

What is there in Despino's job description that would make him a first responder? When he was hired, he was not promised a car, I don't think he was ever authorized to have a car, and why would he need a car. He is a purchasing agent. Are their handsoap or toilet paper emergencies that he must respond through means other than a telephone or fax. It's not about Joe. It's about me. It's about the waste of my hard-earned money. Does he have a radio and other communication and emergency equipment in the city car?

OldGuard said...

I agree that the majority of city employees are dedicated individuals who make their community a better place. Like anything else, a squeaky wheel gets the grease. But those are few and far between. We owe the vast majority of city employees a debt of gratitude for their dedication and hard work. Joe Despino is one of those, IMHO. Sounds like some individual had a bone to pick with Mr. Despino. That's unfortunate because I have known him to be an honorable man and a good employee.

OldGuard said...

Biff:
I like your costume choice! I also agree with your assessment that it sounds like sour grapes re: Mr. Despino. Plus, I fully agree that Mr. Roy is perfectly capable of reviewing these and other matters and making decisions about cars, and all of the other departmental expenses! He'll do a great job, too!

Slanted News? said...

Dale Hoffman said on the 6:00 KALB news that most of the folks interviewed said they would vote for Delores Brewer. Is KALB supporting Brewer with non-scientific polls and if so, why? I have seen no polls that have even hinted that Brewer would be close. Is this an attempt to change the election by giving a slanted view of the mind set of the voters? Who at KALB makes these decisions? What's the scoop?

OldGuard said...

Biff:
I agree with you 100% that the city will be in good hands with Mr. Roy as mayor. I, too started out in another camp. But Mr. Roy has impressed me with his intelligence, his passion for Alexandria and his classy demeanor. I am very excited about the fact that Mr. Roy was able to engage so many younger voters to become involved in this race. That speaks well for the future of our city.

Anonymous said...

I think UNSCIENTIFIC poll is the key phrase here regarding the Dale Hoffman comment. Meaningless!!!

Anonymous said...

KALB is the same media outlet that declared that Roosevelt was in the runoff. No credibility whatsoever! Hey, the TT has its straw poll--while not scientific, one must admit that on Sept. 30, it was pretty damn close!

Anonymous said...

"Wonder if the City charges Joe Despino for the use of the vehicle and how much? "

Yes they do; its called a Commuting Report. Make a public records request and ask for it.

Yes, he vehicle does have a radio and I verify the fact the Joe is the main cog in any emergency efforts. Why? Think about it: During an ice storm or hurricane the utilities have their hands full. Public Works is busy clearing roads or putting out sand. It makes perfect since to use Joe in those circumstances. Lay off of him and all City employees.

Anonymous said...

What is Joe's emergency function? He's not a cop, not a lineman, not in the utility office, not a paramedic, not an engineer, not a firefighter - exactly what does Joe do in a crises? Order more copy paper?

Anonymous said...

Do you think that during a hurricane/storm all they need is copy paper? What about utility poles, transformers, storm pipes, extra phones, food for the people working without a break?

Anonymous said...

Hurricanes and icestorms might occur a total average of 3 days per year, always with plenty of advance warning. What is Joe doing with our car the other 362 days per year. When a hurricane or ice storm is immenent, why wouldn't Joe ease on down to the motor pool and check out some wheels. Your justification is not believable.

Anonymous said...

Hey Biff, have time for a phone call??? Home/Mobile if so???

Anonymous said...

All of the utility and emergency city services maintain emergency inventories of transformers and utility poles. You are struggleing to create a justification for financial waste where none exists.

Anonymous said...

To anon 8:36:20; Why don't you just ask Joe what he does with his car the other 362 days of the year? It might be parked on the weekends when he is not working, but he is on 24 hour call! He might have it parked when on vacation, but he is on 24! He might be sick of people like you and be at home sick, but he is on 24! But he could just be driving around looking for goofusses like you who have nothing better to do but bitch and moan about something that just chaps your a, no, lips. Get mommie to purchase some Boudreaux's butt paste for your lips and sit on the porch and count how many city vehicles drive by and you can have more chest pains with your swollen lips! Besides, if Joe went to the Pool of Motors, they are busy changing the oil in all the other city vehicles that your other alustrious employees take home, so Joe would probably not have one available for him. By the way, I hear it takes about 6-7 hours to get an oil change, but actually that is not an accurate time either because first the oil change has to be scheduled, then the department has to be notified, then after a few days the vehicle has to be delivered (another vehicle drives to pick up the driver of the oil vehicle, then the 6-7 hour service starts, another ride to pick up the serviced vehicle, oops, gota get gas, opps, gotta go back to get the paperwork, well, its time to knock off, oops, we're in overtime now, well might as well make it 3 hours to total 11 hr. day. Now Joe is still driving his vehicle and has actually saved the city money. So see, Joe ain't no dummy after all, he is looking out for people like you, but what is sad, is that Joe ain't got no butt paste. Could you possibly loan him some?

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what Joe does, and as such cannot make any decision as to wether his use of a vehicle is cost effective or not. But how dare any of you to argue that we, the tax paying citizens, do not have a right to ask questions. There are many many people out here that work just as hard and for as many long hours without the retirement, hospitalization and holidays nor a vehicle to go home in. We too are called out on emergencies, in our own vehicles. Have you ever called a plumber, electrician, air conditioning man or mechanic out after hours or on weekends?
To make a decision without knowing the facts would be wrong, but you can bet your bottom dollar that we have a right to ask questions about the public employees that work for us.

Anonymous said...

Sure you and I both have that right, I pay taxes too, and do not have good bennies @ work and also use my vehicle for an 8:00-6:00 job and some on rotating weekends, but I am going to live longer than you because I do not worry about such small things. By the end of the budget year, I'll bet the cost of Joe's use of a vehicle is just a small drop in the bucket compared to big picture. Give it a break and focus on something worth your time, effort, and thought, IMHO.

Civil Sentient said...

No one said you didn't have the right to ask questions. What you don't have the right to do is make baseless accusations about something you know nothing about. I know that your attitude towards city employees is not shared by most of the citizens of Alexandria. So why do you feel the need to vent your spleen in such a way?

Perhaps you are one of the few Brewer folks that are engaged in the "I'll drag everybody down with me" game that started a few days ago? One of the cowardly anomouse callers to city hall about shifless city workers? One of the folks making up allegations just to feel like your somebody? Or are you just a person so lacking in self worth that you need company in your misery? Either way I hope you feel better in the morning while you enjoy the lights being on, the water flowing, the gas cooking your breakfast and your garbage being picked up.

Anonymous said...

Having worked through Katrina and Rita as a private individual I can certainly understand why the purchasing agent would be on call during times of emergency. I am not going to question whether or not he needs a personal vehicle or not - that is something the Council and the Mayor should decide and YES, we as citizens have a right to question if we feel our tax dollars are not being well spent.

I will say this. I have found many great city employees - those that do not fit the mold of civil service and who will go out of their way to fix a citizens problem if possible. Some will stop everything they are doing to help when necessary. However, there are still a few, who are there just drawing a check and those unfortunately are the ones we see in public parked in city vehicles napping by city park, ganged up at Gate or other known locations, or simply gone at 3 PM despite the fact their department is open until 5. The City is no different than any other large corporation who has a "protective union" of workers. By this I mean a mechanism in place that will not easily allow for the dismissal of those not performing at the level they should. Documentation helps. The fact this is a right to work state helps, but there are still instances where it is extremely difficult to dismiss a person without months of paperwork prior to the dismissal. Civil service only complicates this process for the city.

Anonymous said...

Mail Fraud Complaint Form Online -

http://www.usps.com/postalinspectors/fraud/MailFraudComplaint.htm

Sorry guys forgot the hyperlink coding!

This page states if it is an emergency you should contact your local law enforcement agency.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please identify the liar who said Jacques gave out a business card to a person who fell? This comment on ksyl was defamatory, and that person should id herself with facts which she can't because it was a lie .

Anonymous said...

Civil, you obviously think that the cost of having the lights come on and toilets flush is some level of obvious fraud, abuse, and waste. I disagree. The reason that we have to root out fraud, abuse, and waste, is two fold:
To maximize the public dollars, spend the money for the public benefit;

To create and maintain public confidence in the people they entrust with their city government.

I don't Despino or why he has become a focus of this conversation, but I do know that the questions about a rational justification of a public expenditure have never been satisfactorily answered and Despino appears to represent a wasteful policy in the eyes of many posters. How many Despinos are there out there? How much does it cost us and affect the function of the City? Would you, Civil, like for there to be more money available for your city salary? Could you do more and better service for us if you had more money and resources and support?

I disagree with Civil's basic assertion. I think that the reason that our lights are on and our toilets flush is us. We work hard and pay for the services and the people that manage them. They are not a gift resulting from Civil's generosity. Civil's attitude of us versus them the a likely cause of the unjustified criticism of city workers. The lady at the utility office doesn't "give" me the trash bags - I give her a job.

Dizzy said...

Calgonite take me away...

Calgonite??? Antics is soothed by dishwasher detergent??? LOL! Whether or not it was your intent, Antics, thanks! Laughter is the best medicine…

Civil Sentient said...

Anon 4:14:42 AM, Perhaps I should have prefaced my remarks with this. There is no excuse for fraud, theft nor wasteful practices in city government. See? We actually agree on that. The attitude some have displayed towards city workers as a whole is a very big part of the problems in Alexandria. Why don't you look around as you go through the day and spot the decent hard working folks quietly providing a very good level of service. No one is looking for an attaboy, just a little less no knownothing catcalling. IF the administration would go after the few that are robbing the city blind that would be a great help. Too bad that some of the management are the biggest offenders. Would I like more pay? Wouldn't you? However thats not reality. I hope some of this made a little sense and that ya'll will look around with an open mind. You might find a lot to smile about.

tonyahardingsmomsfriend said...

Nah civil. That makes too much sense. Don't you know it's better to blindly complain than to offer sensible thinking and resolution?

happy 2 B here said...

Civil, you and I are essentially in complete agreement. The city services here such as utilities delivery, water dept. trash and gargbage pickup, and street care, are the best I have ever seen. If you lived in Austin you would be astounded at the taxes you would pay and the cost of getting one bag of garbage picked up once a week. I commend the city management and workers for the great quality of life we enjoy. I also agree that everyone, city worker and citizen would benefit from a system that eliminates fraud, abuse, and waste and from a system that gives Alexandrians pride and confidence in what is done and how. My impression of the misconduct at the highest levels is that it is neither subtle nor smart. People in your position know where to look. I hope you will share your knowldege and insight with the new Mayor and be part of the solution instead of the problem. I thank you for your service.

Anonymous said...

Joe Despino may, at the writer states, walk on water and sits at the right hand of God but just think how silly your response sounded.

You have implied that in a time of emergency the City Purchasing Agent must be called out because all the other Department heads charged with responding to emergency situations are totaly incompetent. To that I say bullshit.

According to your "Praise the Lord Joe Despino" statement the Public Works Director and each of his Department Heads are totally unable to react in an emergency situation and the Purchasing Agent must assume the mantle of Public Works Director and direct the response.

Meetings - use a pool vehicle. I'll bet Mr. Despino is probably the most overworked individual with the City. With all these allegations of illegal contracts why didn't he advise the council and Mayor the contracts were illegal?

You must be a relative.

Anonymous said...

Pigs get Fat!

Hogs get Slaughtered!

I smell roast hog BREWING over at the Roy camp!

Anonymous said...

Why is it when someone questions something - Joe Despino's need for a city owned vehicle - it must be a personal vendetta? It is almost like the citizens are not allowed to question the actions of government. If his being furnished a vehicle is necessary - explain it. If not I don't care who the person is - park it, Despino is just an example of the waste at the City.

biff said...

migawd! is this bash joe despino week. i seriously doubt his attackers know what all his job entails. that aside, let it go. i smell some personal agendas at play here. again, we (the citizens) can't micro-manage the city. all in all, things work fairly well with out city. yes, change is needed, but let's give our new mayor, Mr. Roy, time to settle in, get a feel for what is needed, and act. in the big scheme of things, as far as what is really needed to be changed in this city, despino having/not having a vehicle is a pop corn fart. let it go.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY SUPER TUESDAY EVERYBODY! YEEHAAAAAW!!

SAYONARA DELORES! IT'S BEEN REAL...OR ACTUALLY RATHER, UNREAL!

popcorn lover said...

Biff, I am facinated not so much by the lack of any answer on Depino, but by the resistance and resentment of the question. That reveals a lot about certain attitudes and feelings of entitlement and protectionsim.

Lots of folks have been standing by and scratching their asses and saying "what a shame". I hope the new mentality is that the folks that pay the freight are entitled to some answers. I doubt you will get them from Myron of CFS or Harry of the Chuckster. We just feel kinda powerful and important right now. Can ya blame us?

Anonymous said...

Ya'll's party will end today and I wonder what's next. I live in Pineville and I am not a Brewerite nor a Royesta. I have not contributed to the blog other than to state "It's great to live in Pineville." I do wonder how many people read this blog and how much of an effect made on the election. I have read this since the begining and would like to know if it has only been 5 or 6 bloggers this entire time.

I had hopes as I read entries that more of Alexandria felt as this blog did and would elect others to the city council; but that didn't happen. Now will your predictions for mayor be better than it was for city council?

If I could vote in this election I'd have to pick Roy. He could be anything from a lousy mayor to the best you've had. I just believe he deserves a chance as I am tired of the same old crap from politicians. A young person with ideas needs to be encouraged. I have just about decided if we had Julia's and Target on this side of the river I'd have no need to ever go to Alexandria again.

The TT is a rag, KALB has no real news department and last night I see KALB is going to have a CBS station. Makes me so desparate I'm on the verge of tears. KLFY was and has been so much better providing information during disasters. I bet the cable won't carry two CBS stations. And the Advocate is not available for home delivery in Pineville.

I hope the best for you, my neighbors to the south. To Sooth, Biff, Lamar, Civil, We Saw That and Antics; I might have enjoyed having a beer sometime. Best Wishes. Deacon Blue

Anonymous said...

I think everyone, including Brewer supporters can safely say that it's in the bag for Roy. I mean, come on. Do you really think she has a chance in hell? This go-round is WAAAAAAAAAAY different than the primaries or city council race. Just consider the pyscho campaign she's been running... there's absolutely no way she will win this thing.

Anonymous said...

that's a very dangerous outlook-

IT AIN'T OVER 'TILL IT'S OVER

biff said...

amen, get out and vote.

biff said...

btw, where are the invites to delores' party tonight? is it something i said?

Landslide for Delores!! said...

Delores is having a huge luau at Albin's. I saw them digging the pit for the pig. They were expecting a small turn-out so they decided to roast the small brown one. You might want to bring your own eating utensils. They are trying to keep anything sharp away from Brewer.

biff said...

landslide. lol.

Anonymous said...

If they are trying to keep Brewer away from anything sharp, she is safe arround Roseanne, the 2-namers, Lanier, and Fletcher.

Anonymous said...

There is no fixation on Despino. It started off just as a question but like any question relative to Alexandria City Goernment it is never answered. The citizen has a right to ask a question and receive a decent answer the Biffs, Soothsayers and everyone else asied. Are we subject to just asking questions you consider important Biff. Somebody asked a question as to why Joe Despino has a vehicle. I wonder why Fire Department white shirts have to have a driver - can't drive themselves or what. However no matter what you think about the question a citizen has a right to ask a question not subject to your censure.

No wonder you were a SAM supporter.

Anonymous said...

Voted at Bolton H.S. at around 10:00 a.m. and was the 91st voter in precinct 18. I was told it's been pretty brisk traffic for each of the precincts that vote there.

Fern said...

The Alex. mayor's race was once again featured in John Maginnis' Political Fax weekly on Friday. Title of story was "Animal Farm" Theme in Alexandria Mayoral Ads. Bottom line according to Maginnis is that "most people think the skunk piece (sent by Roy in primary) did more damage than the pig ad can reverse--and that Roy will win, provided black voters return to the polls after four black candidates were eliminated in the runoff."
Additionally, at the end of the Fax Weekly, in the "They Said It" section, Maginnis included Roy Fletcher's quote from the Town Talk about why Delores broke her promise not to go negative. Fletcher said, "She made a promise that night, but you know what? She changed her mind, just like any other lady."
Charming, just charming. Can't wait for 8:00 p.m. tonight to get this mess overwith. I disagree with Maginnis about the race hinging on black vote, though. I believe Roy will beat her among whites, too.

Anonymous said...

btw, where are the invites to delores' party tonight?

Biff, you didn't think your blood was blue enough for that did you? Besides, the best seats will be taken up by the professional morners which were hired with the lqast of the campaign funds.

Anonymous said...

ATTN ALL WHO ARE INTERESTED!!!

The plastic elastic strapped pig snouts are available @ the party store over on Metro Drive across from the audio store...
Somewhere around $1.29 I believe...
Where is the Roy Victory Party being held???

Greg Aymond said...

Anyone know how voter turnout looks so far?

moneymaker said...

I think Jacques and supporters should all wear the snout when michelle godard interviews him after the victory.

biff said...

anon 11.31. ok, that's it. no more posts from you until you clear them through me.

Anonymous said...

If you are a souvenier collecter and want a Brewer sign you better snatch it quickly. They are going to be hard to find after 8:30 tonite.

Anonymous said...

If you still want a Sams sign I know this guy that's got about 300 of 'em on his porch.

Anonymous said...

someone on Lamar's blog said that one of Mrs.Brewer's kids was working at the Rugg precinct. weird.

Dizzy said...

[S]omeone on Lamar’s blog said that one of Mrs. Brewer’s kids was working at the Rugg precinct. [W]eird.

No it isn’t. Poll watchers, in a candidate’s viable precincts, are no big deal. Roy has them, I’m sure, and if his daughter were registered to vote it would be no surprise to see her help, in that regard. Again, no big deal.

Anonymous said...

Anyone hear about the letters that were circulated in the black community to try to scare voters from going to the polls? Seems some black voters received letters saying they could be shot if they show up to vote. Surely, Fletcher is not that dirty. I feel dirty just repeating this. It is criminal, if you ask me, but at the very least it is one of the most evil campaign tricks I've ever heard of. Trying to scare little old ladies so they won't go vote...What is wrong with Roy Fletcher? He must be a sicko.

Anonymous said...

"It's patently false and borders on criminal defamation."


Criminal defamation????

What the hell is CRIMINAL defamation???

Anonymous said...

for spare db signs, i hear that bridgett has a few extras; for a few bucks, maybe she'll supply BB's and DB's autographs on them too; photo op w/ db and bb will cost you

Anonymous said...

"Seems some black voters received letters saying they could be shot if they show up to vote."


Close, but not accurate.

The letter said they could be shot if they show up to WORK.

Anonymous said...

If anyone turns in a copy of that letter or flyer--an investigation into who's responsible could be conducted. Also, it should be stated that law enforcement officers are at the polling places, so people of any color should not be afraid to exercise their right to vote. Boy, IF the Brewer camp is responsible, those folks sound as racist as all get out.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 2:50:25
"The letter said they could be shot if they show up to WORK."

You must be one of those racist folks to post something like that. I feel sorry for you having to live with such hatred in your heart. I promise that if you let it go, you will feel much, much better and the community will be a better place.

Anonymous said...

Criminal defamation is a misdemeaner. See 14:47

Up to 6 months in jail and $500 fine. Delores could be out by Easter.

Anonymous said...

LOL. Carol Lanier called into 103.5 to claim that Jacques Roy is threatening city employees. Geez, what a load of crap. That guy is so out of touch with reality. But, hey, he does seem to have an active imagination.

moneymaker said...

Lanier also started the rumor that Jacques would name Bridgett City Attorney. Jacques confronted him and asked him why he would spread something so untrue. Lanier responded simply "because I can".
Lanier thinks very highly of himself. ie. "I am the most qualified person to select the most qualified person..blah, blah, blah"

biff said...

seriously? where is delores' party tonight?

party hardly said...

Biff, I have friends in the Brewer camp and they say that nothing about a party was mentioned last nite at headquarters but they guessed that the winnowing throng would gather at the Hdq. on Jackson St.

I don't think Delores in practicing a a victory speach.

Speculation is that her controllers told her to run and take her best shot and if she didn't make it they would take care of her post election. I don't know anyone who would afford to be seen with her at Krogers, much less in a business or professional setting. Anyway Biff, I think the "party" is at Delores Hdq. (BYOB)>

Anonymous said...

BYOB

Bring your own Bullshit??

Bring your own Bail??

Bring your own Blue hair??

Bring your own Bunghole?

Anonymous said...

The winnowy double namers wear thongs? Purple?

Civil Sentient said...

What a long strange road it's been.........

Tomorrow let us all work towards making Alexandria what it should be.

Scarlett, Caroline, Biff, Spanky, Wesawthat, Lamar, Deadhorse, Oldguard, and all the anonymouse folks, we have the way to keep the politicians thinking, the stink brought to light and tongues wagging. The William Earl succession is next!
Deacon, anytime. :-)

Civil Sentient said...

Mr. Antics, thanks for the venue, your patience and everything.


The answer to all the questions about everything is ........42

biff said...

my wife just called.she voted after work. said about 230 votes cast out of 800ish in our precinct.

Anonymous said...

Biff,
What precinct or voting place?

oldguard said...

Hey, I say we have a Cenla Antics Blogger Party soon. I'll miss you, Biff, Civil, Scarlett, Fern and you others.

Lonesome me said...

Well, I guess it's back to the Town Talk for my municpal fuggup info. I would hate for their information OR their reporter to dry out.

Lonesome me said...

Well, I guess it's back to the Town Talk for my municpal fuggup info. I would hate for their information OR their reporter to dry out.

biff said...

the voting place is rugg. it's a garden district group, about half black/white. don't know the number.

biff said...

oldguard, i agree. we need to pick a watering hole and have a blog convention soon after work.

Joe Ray Bob, Jr. said...

If Cenla Antics is willing, why not just keep this blog going? I am sure that all our elected officials will benefit from our being able to tell them how to do their job.[:)] SMILE!
And, we have a Sheriff's race to help along next year.

Civil Sentient said...

Blog wetting down sound good to me. I do hope that Antics is allowed to carry on! Why this place got Channel 5 and the TT's attention and it didn't even take a big stick!

biff said...

yep, whoever the blog poo bah is, we owe him a big thanks.

Anonymous said...

big celebration at Brewer Hdq. - about a million cars there already.

Anonymous said...

It must be Hixon dropping off all of his cars at DB headquarters.

Anonymous said...

about to head out to the Roy party. how much fun am I about to have? YEAH!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why do we owe the blog owner thanks? Isn't this blog free?

Cenla Antics said...

For those who query the existance of this blog, I answer this: It was around way before the election and hopefully way after. It does take time to keep things going and evaluated. I must admit that on reading some postings by malcontents, my judgment sometimes becomes cloudy (Calgonite ... which I believe was also a bath liquid in the late 70's ???) ... to the citizens of Central Louisiana I ask this ... bring me factual information and ways to SOLVE issues or at least an inquiry into how to address a problem.

Anonymous said...

"Why do we owe the blog owner thanks? Isn't this blog free?"

Yes, Delores...it's free, but he/she DOES start new threads from time to time.

Civil Sentient said...

Why do we owe the blog owner thanks? Cause it's HIS!

Calgon started in the 60's as lil beads that softened the water and made lil mud covered boys smell good. To Mom anyway.

Anonymous said...

Mayor, City of Alexandria
0 of 41 precincts reporting

232 24% Delores Brewer, R -


727 76% Jacques M. Roy, D

Civil Sentient said...

Well look like the early vots are posted.

232 24% Delores Brewer, R -
727 76% Jacques M. Roy, D

Anonymous said...

The rout is on........

Greg Aymond said...

My early vote was definately cast with the majority it appears.

Anonymous said...

what's up with the vote return????

routison said...

538 23% Delores Brewer,


1,812 77% Jacques M. Roy,

Civil Sentient said...

575 19% Delores Brewer, R -
2,452 81% Jacques M. Roy, D

Anonymous said...

My last post bloggers...

I am happy beyonf belief. The old guard, blue blood, silk stocking crowd is about to be thrown out on their asses. Fat asses, I might ad, made fat from the swet off my brow and the money from my pocket.

Good riddence, may Brewer, Albin, Lanier and the rest of the corrupt scum rot in hell....

Civil Sentient said...

Mayor, City of Alexandria
15 of 41 precincts reporting

879 22% Delores Brewer, R -
3,182 78% Jacques M. Roy, D

biff said...

congratulations, mr. roy. well done.

biff said...

well, i am putting on my piggy nose and heading out for the delores campaign. i intend to tell her that roy wants to hire her.

Anonymous said...

GIDDY UP JACQUES!!!! YEEEHAAAW!!

Civil Sentient said...

Mayor, City of Alexandria
25 of 41 precincts reporting

1,441 21% Delores Brewer, R -
5,429 79% Jacques M. Roy, D

Hey Biff! You got a lil wiggly tail to go with that nose? If anyone asks for me, tell them I ain't comin

Anonymous said...

it's over. roy (78%) to brewer (22%) with 38 of 41 precincts in. congrats jacques!

the 24% solution said...

OK Fletcher. Put this one on your fuckin web page, you master strategist, you.

Anonymous said...

41 of 41 reporting: Jacques 76% Delores 24%. We took our city back from the elitists.

Anonymous said...

When does Jacques get sworn in?

Civil Sentient said...

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again

Anonymous said...

I sincerly hope that the Breweristas learn that we people are not as stupid as they believed. We can tell when we are getting smoke blown up our asses. I kinda feel sorry for Delores and was thinking of offering her a job as my house keeper, but decided not to as she might steal the silver ware.

Anonymous said...

Goodbye to the Mansours, Provostys, Sadlers, Boltons, ect.,ect. I could go on and on. What a great night. Congrats to the new guard.

Anonymous said...

Roy is the Boy! The TT made a calculated decision to back him. Cudos! I voted for him. Twice. But where will be in 2, 3 years? Will he go bad on us? Pray not.

And Delores, "how does it feel to be on your own, like a rolling stone...?"

Take your elitist trash with you. And hopefully, good ridance.

Anonymous said...

Geez! Kinda obvious, at least now. Ned smooching up on Roy @ his acceptance speech. Now we know for whom Ned voted.

Anonymous said...

I was suprised at the outpouring of emotion in Ned's appearance during Jacques acceptance speech, and by that I mean Ned for Jacques. That sight was a much stronger showing of how peaved he was with Delores, that we could get from reading Deborah's comments in the Town Talk Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Did Ned just slip Roy the tongue????????

Anonymous said...

Some of the elitist actually had the gall to show up at Roy's party. Unfreakingbelievable!

Anonymous said...

That's what concerns me. Will they climb back on the wagon? The Elitists? The Rotarians. The Junior League. Will Roy sucuumb? How long will it take for these weasels to slime their way back into the fold. Can Roy resist? Or will he remember who put him in office?

What is he going to do for those poor souls on Bolton Avenue? Give them an opportuinty for jobs of good wage? Or do we in our ignorance continue to accuse them of selling their bodies and minds into slavery by their own choice? What choices do they have? Do we really know what it is like to be born by accident into their situation? I don't think so. And what of those of you born by accident into good families? Those of wealth, affluence & appeasing parents who loved you, helped you in getting "a leg up"? Can you reach out and be objective?

Where will we be in 2 or 3 years?

Can Roy balance the council? We'll see.

The Soothsayer said...

Greetings to all from Gaston's on the White River in Arkansas. I assume that since Roy has beat Brewer, it's safe to return to my humble home on Kincaid Lake.

Hopefully, The scum filled streets will eventually drain and become passable again.

It really was a rout wasn't it?

Scarlet, if you cannot stand the shame and want to leave town...I'll send someone to help you pack.

To the rest of the Junior league Mall Rats... get your husband's credit card and shop for a while. Politics is a game for the smart and swift, you are neither.

The feathers and bones have spoken.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone been on here long enough to remember the love fests "Maverick"& Scarlet once had? Or did "Maverick" change his moniker to "Spanky"?

"Maverick" never to be heard of again. His wife said enough or change your sobriquet.

Remember when "Maverick" & Scarlet waxed eloquent about opening a restaurant overlooking the river? They pondered how there were no decent restaurants in CENLA?

And now Scarlet & Carolyn sit on the veranda recalling the good ole days..."Scarlet, do you remember when we sat on the veranda & drank our Mint Juleps?'

"Yes, yes, Carolyn, I remember."

"And Scarlet, do you remember all our parties?"

"Yes, yes, Carolyn, I remember all the glorious parties down on Albert Street."

"And Scarlet, do you remember the minuet?"

"Hell, Carolyn, I can't remember all the men I f*****, much less the men I 'et."

Bye Delores!

Anonymous said...

Now Jacques, we know there's about $2 million in Albin's contracts floating around out there. You're not intending on giving those up to that prick Flynn are you? We all know he's Jo Jo's son-in-law and all but do you really want to sink into that?

Think about it, buddy!

He's not all that. Whacha gonna do when he drops the ball? Incompetents always show up @ the wrong time.

He will.

Anonymous said...

Albin? Is that you?