Monday, November 03, 2008

Nov 4 is finally here!

To say tomorrow history will be made is an understatement. It however is not in the way you think.

Could it be that Barack Obama is Huey Long reincarnated? A chicken in every pot. Never has this country partaken of the Markist idealogy than it will should Barack Obama be elected as the 44th President tomorrow. Wake up America ... take your country back! We have allowed the lunatics to take over the asylum. In our apathy, we have allowed stupidity to regein. We allow OUR elected officials to subjugate themselves to parties rather than the people who put them into office.

We have watched as the media has decided not to relay information on candidates in order to influence the elections. In turn they have released hogwash (knowing that it was), in order to turn voters from other candidates. If a repudation is made later, it shows up in the hidden caches of printdom, somewhere between Aunt May's Miracle Constipation Formula Ad's and Carpet's R Us will clean any house for a Buck-forty.

Politics is a thinking man's game. A true American should be able to see through the spin and research on their own. People vote without knowing what they are voting for! Ask someone why they are voting, is it a credible decision? If they vote on economics, do they truly understand theory or just the pocket book?

Am I voting for John McCain and Sarah Palin? Yes. Why? It is not because Obama is a Democrat and not because he is black (Oh my God! someone finally said it!) It is because he hasn't a clue. About what? Where do I start. Joe Biden? You think he is an embarrasement now, just wait.

Mary Landrieu? Been there long enough and has never supported the overall interests of the people of Louisiana just the interests of Mary Landrieu. John Kennedy? Yes, fiscal conservative. Even his own party kept asking "Why are you a Democrat?". I voted for him when he was a Democrat so why not now?

Nough said.

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Anonymous said...

We really need to pray and ask God to bless America.

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow the good folks in Wards 1, 2, and 8 will cast their vote for the oft overlooked office of City marshal. The differences between the two candidates could never be more clear. On one hand we have James Byrd, the incumbent. Byrd has been in poor health as of late, but his physical health has not impaired his ability to carry out the duties of City Marshal with honesty and impartiality.

On the other hand we have T.A. Messina, a man who has a checkered past, and who has shown a complete disregard for the very law he has sworn to uphold. Messina has flaunted this disdain for authority several times during his tenure with APD. His sponsorship of an inmate beer party and his use of public property for a family outing were both widely reported by our local paper. His many citations from Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for various violations of Louisiana laws are legend in the APD.

However, his last alleged felony violation was the one that caused APD to encourage him to resign rather than be arrested. T.A. Messina was accused of altering traffic tickets in return for sexual favors from female traffic violators.

This is a man who wants to be in charge of the enforcement of court ordered fines?

An FBI report published in late 2006 named the top 5 most corrupt municipal police forces in Louisiana. Naturally the city of New Orleans was ranked as No. 1. What was surprising is that the city of Alexandria was ranked as No. 2, ahead of both Baton Rouge and Shreveport.

No doubt Mr. Messina played a major role the APD’s ranking. Messina is the poster boy for police corruption in central Louisiana.

If we want to keep corruption out of our courts, keep Messina out of the Marshal's office.

Anonymous said...

Amen, take heed Alexandria, Marshall Byrd is a very honest man and does a wonderful job. The people who don't like him are the ones who didn't pay their rent and that he had to evict. It is true what the previous reader wrote about Messina.

Anonymous said...

Another reason to support Marshal Byrd is that his opponent is supported by our tubby little resident racist, Greg Aymond. As we are all well aware, Aymond is the scourge of the legal community in central Louisiana. He practices law out of the back of his brothers plumbing business and eeks out a living filing frivolous lawsuits on behalf of slip and fall fakers and bogus whiplash patients. Aymond has had so many complaints filed against him with the discipline board, his print out is several inches thick. He has been reprimanded for falsifying evidence, and lying in court. Even his blog on local politics is filled with manufactured evidence against those who he has a personal grudge against.

Aymond is a liar of the first order, a crooked lawyer, and a political bottom feeder. Although he denies he still believes in the racist positions of the Ku Klux Klan, the Southern Poverty Law Center maintains an active file on Aymond. He has a lengthy arrest record filled with charges ranging from unlawful assembly to things much more serious.

Aymond is nothing more than a your typical scumbag lawyer, and makes a perfect match with T.A. Messina, Alexandria’s most notorious crooked cop.

Anonymous said...

With the exception of the "God bless America" post, I totally agree with the above statements. Thank you for taking the words wight outta me mouth. I'm waiting for a lamar white comment any second now.

Anonymous said...

Which time was Aymond an ignorant racist, the first time that when he voted for Byrd in the primariey or the second time when he is going to vote for Messeina.

Hmmm. You have got it all figured rather well.

Anonymous said...

When Gremillion loses is his Daddy gonna be mad at all of us?

Anonymous said...

"Which time was Aymond an ignorant racist..."

When he donned the white robes of a Klansman and shouted support of David Duke.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Roy and the 2 year countdown.

So sad to see you go (not really)

Anonymous said...

President Oboma!

Anonymous said...

No matter how you spell it. He is the WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

President Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Roosevelt Mayor 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

13,936 52.93% James Byrd, D -

10,487 54.90% Roosevelt L. Johnson, D -

1,500 65.25% Edward Larvadain, III, D

and President Obama.

Anonymous said...

Lamar doesn't know whether to cry or celebrate.

His man O won, but his job is history

Anonymous said...

Damn! It seems like everybody that the Mayor endorses loses! He is the kiss of death!LOSER!

Anonymous said...

"Which time was Aymond an ignorant racist..."

"When he donned the white robes of a Klansman and shouted support of David Duke."

So true, almost 30 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Rooosevelt will Make Fields look like Albert Einstein. Guess Roosevelt needs to start looking for a white man like Clarence has to run the tell him what to say and do. He has a little time but he better start looking . Not many people are willing to shovel behind a donkey.

Anonymous said...

You sound like a LOSER!

Get over it!!!

LOSER!

Anonymous said...

The local negros have no understanding or appreciation of what Obama's election means. Obama made sure that it was about being best and not being black. He is against affirmative action and for equal educational opportunity. He understood that he is the president of all people, not just the negros, and he understands that he could not have won without white support and work and money. Watch the negros mix up the message and hurt his presidency.

Anonymous said...

Have you taken a good look at the world lately?

Obamas presidncy will be messed up before he's even sworn in

Anonymous said...

you would be happy to see mayor roy leave? i would not. just curious, who would you prefer to see as mayor?

Anonymous said...

Greg Aymond endorsed:
- Villard, City Council (lost)
- T.A. Messina, City Marshall (lost)
- Rocky Willson, Judge (lost)
- Tristen Knoll, Court of Appeal (lost)

Mayor Roy endorsed:
- Charles Smith, City Council (LOST BAD)
- Villard, City Council (LOST BAD)

And don't forget Roy's lap dog "Lamar White" who pushed Obama down our throats...and said Obama would easily win Rapides Parish. Guess what homie...Obama lost Rapides Parish to McCain by a 64% to 35% margin.

Boy....those Roys, Greg Aymond and Lamar White are sure in touch with the voters of Cenla...aren't they?????

Anonymous said...

Seems like you're the one who is out of touch.

Obama's the next President.

Anonymous said...

Lamar was wrong. He overestimated the parish intelligence and hoped we wouldn't be totally out of step with the rest of the country. It was an honest mistake. I wish he had been right.

Anonymous said...

Why do we get an opportunity to vote? Why don't we all just tget told who to vote for?

Seems like some of you ignorant assholes think that we shouldn't have the right to vote for who we vote for. We are only supposed to voite for winners.

Anonymous said...

I trust that those of you sufficiently sophisticated in the internet and sufficiently tired of Greg Aymond's nastiness, particularly the blatant racial attacks on the new and as of yet, untested city counsel members by dramatic use of the "n" word, will forward the web page and information to the State Bar to let them weigh in on this conduct. Jacques Roy should do it. He owes us one.

Anonymous said...

Surely, whether black or white, we can find someone more intelligent than Roosevelt to run for mayor in 2 years. Let's see how our new councilmen do. Maybe one of them is mayor material. What we need is a true leader who represents all of our citizens and can push his or her agenda AND work with the council. This would entail the mayor being able to inspire the council to want to cooperate with the adminstration as well. I don't care what color or gender the person is. I will be looking to support someone who represents us all.

Anonymous said...

How about a white, female democrat with high name recognition, who has strong ties to the business community, old money families and to the African-American community for mayor? (Hey, all this Obama mania is great, but as a woman I say it's also our turn!)

Anonymous said...

"will forward the web page and information to the State Bar to let them weigh in on this conduct. Jacques Roy should do it. He owes us one."


Why do you feel that you need Jacques Roy to report Aymond? Any person could report him, not just a lawyer.

And do you really think that the bar association is going to do anything against feedom of speech? Just because you don't like what Aymond says, what makes you think that there is some prohibition against him saying it? What he is saying must really be hitting nerve.

Besides, I imagine Aymond thinks that we can kiss his ass.

Anonymous said...

What Aymond thinks has not been very important in my life. Perhaps the Bar has sanctions against hate speech, perhaps there is a rule against publishing hateful and insulting diatribes against appellate judges. I don't really know. I only know that is is wrong and should not be tolerated.

I think that showing our two local African American judges Aymond's racial insult would be a healthy start.

Anonymous said...

The important lesson to learn and remember is that people like Aymond are so ignorance-driven and hate-filled that you can't write off KKK membership because it occurred some time ago. As one can clearly see, Aymond is still the same frightened hatefilled, rabblerousing kluxer he was when he was a card carrying sheet wearing cross burning david duke supporting looser 30 years ago. Beware of fat guys claiming change.

Anonymous said...

How come anytime one says anything about a Black man or a woman it is called racist. There are crooked Blacks just like crooked Whites. There are also good ones of both races.

It is a matter of crooks, not of race.

Anonymous said...

No to chics holding office, tubesteaks only, ug

Anonymous said...

You are a male chauvinist pig.

Sam the sham said...

I give up. Who is the white democrat female with old money ties?

Anonymous said...

Answer: Lamar White

(as usual, he's lying about his gender)

Anonymous said...

I guess Bridget is going to get her money?

Do you think CLECO will be settled before Roy leaves office, or are they waiting on Roosevelt to be mayor?

Anonymous said...

Mayor Bridgett Brown 2010!!!!

We can be the New Chocolate City!

Anonymous said...

Bridget can ill afford to air the truth about how Myron pressured Chris Roy, Sr. to cut her in until Chris warned her that she was looking to lose her license. Bridget will make a lot of noise but settle down before she exposes Myron or loses her ticket.

Anonymous said...

Roy you should be ashamed of yourself for this last stunt involving the downtown hotels. I will be so glad to see your short, bushy haired ass go in two years. You and your pathetic followers Kay (disappointment), Chuck (house slave),and Lamar. Get THE HELL OUT OF CITY HALL!!!!

Anonymous said...

To the Gloria Steinem wannabe who called me a "male chauvinist pig".
Can you come up with another statement besides that? I mean it's a term used by Jesse Spano in "Saved By the Bell" to make fun of AC Slater and it's so 1970's. So until that day comes, Tubesteaks only in public office.

Anonymous said...

explain why roy should be ashamed of the hotel situation.

from the looks of it, he's the only one up there who knows this deal is gonna screw the public.

Anonymous said...

Why are the council members so reluctant to allow the city attorney to do his job and collect the money due to the city from the Alexander Fulton? What would Myron do if his tenants stopped paying their rent? How about run their asses off. If the council orders the city attorney not to proceed, that amounts to malfeasance in office. How many of the council members want to stick their necks out for Patel when that is the consequence?

Anonymous said...

So, The Fulton can NOT or will not pay their lease or their utility bills, and nothing will be done??

Roy tries to do something and gets slammed for it. I bet their utility bill is $100,000 by now. Why bother paying it??

Roy doesn't want to commit massive amounts of city money to the Bentley, and gets slammed for it on KALB. What in the world is going on?? Have people really lost their minds?????

Anonymous said...

They haven't just stopped paying their rent, they stopped paying utilities too.

Can Myron keep my utilities from being turned off if I don't pay?

I don't remember voting for Myron for Mayor, did you?

Anonymous said...

The short answer is that the media is stupid and easily fooled.

The long answer is that the people who are criticizing the mayor for doing the right thing all have their hands in the cookie jar and care more about impressing people by showing they can reopen the Bentley than impressing people by demanding accountability.

Raj Patel is their drinking buddy, and he's Louis Marshall's boss.

Anonymous said...

A comment on Thursday's Town Talk article:

Remember when that Patel guy was in "partnership" with Charle Smith and Monique Metoyer in a bar and Patel was employing councilman Marshall while negotiating with and dealing with the city, and when Patel was "renting" space to Charles Smith's youthful squeeze for her "business enterprise" financed by Charles F. from his endless financial resources as a deputy sheriff. Remember when Smith introduced a sneak ordinance to extend the Patel lease which was ushered by Randolph and negotiated very ably by Albin Provosty for the city and his law parner Brenner Sadler on behalf of Patel? The council depends on our amnesia.

Anonymous said...

Roys disapproval of the deal involving the hotels is a deliberate effort to STOP anything that MR. BRILLIANT himself (or so he thinks) does not want to see take place. And if you people are ignorant enough to think that it is to "save tax dollars" then you really are blind to what has been going on. How about our tax dollars he has been spending on all these ridiculous ass positions he has created. The council should have stopped him THEN!

Anonymous said...

"Why are the council so reluctant to allow the city attorney do his job"??? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! His job in past two years has been to kiss the ASS of Jacques Roy...oh wait, AND to openly cheat on his wife with that "man" in front of EVERYONE!

Anonymous said...

The truth of the matter is that most of the citizens of Alexandria had high hopes for the future of Jaccues Roy. We were ecstatic that we elected a Mayor who seemed to have everything that a successful Mayor should encompass. However, we failed to discover that he had a serious mental illness!

Anonymous said...

I strongly disagree with the person who claims that Bridgett Brown will "make a lot of noise but settle down before she exposes Myron." Those closest to Bridget, including Myron will tell you that no one can get her to back down, even when it is best for her and for them. She is not capable or simply not willing to use diplomacy to attain her goals. Everything has to be a fight with Bridget. It looks to me like that's what she thrives on. I have heard that on numerous occasions Myron and company have asked her to back off, but that she won't. But I guess she knows where the bodies are buried, because they never distance themselves from her, even when she embarrasses them or works against the cause. If she cannot get control of herself, and I doubt she can, Bridget may be the catalyst for bringing down all of her cronies who have their hands in the cookie jar. But I predict its going to get worse before the breaking point happens and investigations reveal what's really going on. We've seen this in other cities in the state.

Anonymous said...

It's not too late for Mayor Roy to achieve what he set out to do in Alexandria. In my opinion, he needs to start by getting his own house in order. He has got to get a real chief of staff with previous municipal experience. The one he has now is a joke. Of course, everyone knows why she's there and it certainly ain't to help run the city departments. Second, for goodness sake, hire a utility director already. Third, find a way to end the gridlock with the council without compromising the administration. Diplomacy & communication can go a long way. It can be done. Will it be perfect? No of course not. government never is. We have an unwieldy bunch on the city council, but hey voters put them there and the administration should at least try to work with them on things that it can. Seems prudent for the administration to pick its battles rather than to make everything a battle.

Anonymous said...

http://www.cityofalexandriala.com/documents/hotel_bentley.pdf

any of you actually read the dudley proposal?

it's ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Dear Messrs. Hobbs, Marshall, Lawson, Silver, Johnson, Fowler and Smith:

Please be advised that I will no longer be paying my utility bill to the City of Alexandria. Likewise, I will not be paying my property taxes at the end of this year, nor in any subsequent years.
As you are not interested in collecting any payments due to the city by the Alexander Fulton Hotel, I can only assume that you would afford equal treatment to all citizens of our fine city.

Sincerely,

Disgruntled citizen.

P.S. Get your heads out of your asses, you idiots.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who defends this hotel deal is either

a) Ignorant

or

b) A paid spokesman

I hope the Bentley will reopen, but I think if the city is just going to give away free money to open it, then they should let me own it instead.

Also, if you let me own the old Holiday Inn, I promise to pay my rent and utility bills.

I also don't have any money to put into anything but I promise that if you just give me a couple of hotels, I'll fool the public into thinking that YOU actually accomplished something.

Anonymous said...

The problem is that all of this 'RESTORE THE BENTLEY AT ALL COSTS" brings all the hustlers out of the woodwork and the city listens to them to try to blunt their obvious dishonesty in all of their election timed announcements which we now know were and are totally contrary to the truth. We forgave Harry for lying about not running, we forgave Harry and Myron about lying about the Bentley, we forgave Dixon about lying about her intentions. Why would anybody ever feel pressured to be honest and truthful. Lying to Alexandrians is always rewarded.

Don't blame them - blame us.

the media said...

This is the statement they sent us.

Background

On November 5, 2008, the Town Talk printed a story with the caption, “Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy and members of the City Council disagree on whether the mayor can order an eviction for the Alexander Fulton Hotel in downtown Alexandria.”

The article also stated “Alexandria’s administration is working to evict the Fulton, formerly the downtown Holiday Inn, from a ground lease because of failure to live up to contract terms, such as unpaid rent, utilities and insurance issues.”

For the record, the Mayor of Alexandria was neither present for the discussion nor did he interview with R.T. Morgan of the Town Talk. The ascription of this to Mayor Roy is 100% false. The Mayor of Alexandria has not disagreed with members of the City Council and cannot explain the statement.

The Council was fully informed by the administration with the action and that it did not require an ordinance and why. Moreover, it was clear to the players the City was not interested in owning and operating a hotel or putting people “out on the street.” The legal process was initiated for fiscal responsibility and accountability—to meet audit requirements and general accounting procedures requirements.

In addition to detailed discussion by the office of the City Attorney with council persons, the Mayor responded to a plea from Council President and NR Group employee, Louis Marshall, and assured Mr. Marshall more than once what the procedures were about and not about. Both the reporting and comments by Council members do not reflect the administration’s position or discussions—not by a long shot. Here’s why: The administration does not believe citizens who are required to pay their bills, even during tough times, expect the City to allow a business not to pay, repeatedly; and, relatedly, if there is no viable lease, the executive function to pursue payment of monies owed to the City is required by law and is not a mere prerogative.

Policy

The City of Alexandria’s administration does not need authorization by the City Council to follow existing law and prudent business practices. The day-to-day management of existing obligations is accorded to the administration as an executive, not legislative, function. This is well-established and familiar to Americans in our separation-of-powers system. Without it, each decision would require notice and conduction of a full Council meeting. If the Council wishes to direct a halt to litigation to recover funds owed to the public, it can direct that in a resolution or ordinance; however, that power is subject to some limitations and did not require an ordinance. It also did not require the direction of the Mayor, and in this case the Mayor was informed of the Finance Director and City Attorney’s position and did not interfere. The Mayor did not direct an eviction as reported by the Town Talk.

The Charter was upheld by the administration, and the suggestion otherwise is erroneous and reckless.

Position Support Flows from the City Charter and State Constitution

The Charter provides that the “council shall provide for an annual independent post audit, and such additional audits as it deems necessary, of the accounts and other evidence of financial transactions of the city, including those of all city divisions, departments, offices or agencies.” Auditors are designated by the council. The City Attorney, after consulting with the auditor empowered by the City Council to audit city functions, along with following the Alexandria City Charter decided to begin the process of default and eviction.

Because of the inaction of NR Group (failing to make payments and comply with the lease on multiple levels), there was no longer a lease in place according to “outside” experts advising the City Attorney, and therefore Everett Hobb’s legal analysis was inapplicable since the City was not negotiating a lease but reacting to the ending of one. The City did not cause NR Group to stop paying its bills and refuse to start again after repeated notices. If a citizen does this, what happens? There was likewise no interference with a new purchase agreement since NR has nothing to convey to Dudley Ventures Development. The City has not interfered with a viable deal. The DVD-NR Group agreement, which was first published in the Town Talk, requires there are no default issues. The City was not involved in that negotiation although the lease agreement does require the City's consent to a new party's assumption and obviously the City would have to advise that the tenant had not paid rent and other considerations and therefor by the tenant's own default the contract was terminated.

The Charter states the mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the city. All executive and administrative authority shall be exercised by and through the mayor except as set forth in this charter. The mayor is directly obligated to see that all laws, provisions of this charter and acts of the council, subject to enforcement by him or by officers subject to his direction and supervision, are faithfully executed.

The Council, on the other hand, controls incurring debt in any manner, abandoning any property owned by the city, conveying or leasing or authorizing the conveyance or lease of any lands or property of the city, amending or repealing any ordinance previously adopted, and authorizing any contract on behalf of the city.

The administration through its fiscal officer, the Finance Director, shall collect and have custody of all monies of the city from whatever source and develop and administer a uniform central accounting system for all city divisions and departments using nationally accepted standards where applicable.

Simply put, NR Group defaulted, leaving the question of whether there is any lease. If there is not, the City owns the entire lodge tower and improvements formerly known as the Holiday Inn. So, why would the City administration allow NR to sell for profit something it does not own? This not only violates the Charter, it violates La.Const. art. VII, § 14, and its requirement that the funds, credit, property, or things of value of the City shall not be loaned, pledged, or donated to or for any person, association, or corporation, public or private, except that the use of public funds or property for programs of social welfare for the aid and support of the needy may be allowed if for a public purpose.

To enforce these laws, the administration does not require permission of the Council by ordinance, nor does any action of the Council to allow a give-away have weight. The administration cannot give away City property regardless of the Council’s desire to do so outside of lawful and sufficient return on investment.

Anonymous said...

How in the hell can Marshall keep out of jail with al his double dealing? The guy is on Patel's payroll (without a legitimate function, I might add) and is trying to steer the city response to Patel's breach and default. No wonder our assistant district attorneys are getting their asses handed to them at the polls for the first time in recorded history.

Anonymous said...

I hadn't thought about it but you are correct. An ADA used to be s shoe-in but the last one to land a judges seat was Yeager. Since then Sheryl Laing, Field Gremillion, Loren Lampert, and Rocky Willson all got soundly whipped by relative unknowns.

Chris Hazel was an ADA but he won his legislative seat with the entire DAs office against him and actively supporting Rick Farrar. Why he still speaks to those disloyal assholes I will never know.

Anonymous said...

I am writing about a comment made A friend of mine told me that "this person" was going around saying that the only reasond Messina didnt win the election is because Jimmy Chevalier's votes AKA my dad!!! Were all given to Byrd, just to clarify the little rumor that you have been spreading around, my dad was on the first ballot and they did not count ANY of his votes, I called the clerk of court and asked. As for the actual run-off where Byrd won, my dads name was not on the ballot at all. I dont think it was very nice of whoever is saying this about him.. Its wrong to spread that around and tell people things about someone you didnt even know.... Byrd won fair and square and maybe Messina would have won which is fine but dont blame the lost election on my on my dad please,it was close but my dad is not the reason Byrd won.. Thank you..

Anonymous said...

Wow! The "DON'T HURT MY DADDY" story sure shut this site down.

Anonymous said...

Another point against the Fulton Hotel owners and their shabbily run operation. They have also neglected to pay their taxes for a long, long time.

Why does this matter you ask?

Because funds from this tax are used to fund local efforts to promote tourism and conventions through the Convention Bureau. They (Fulton owners) have been screwing every business owner in the city trying hard to make a living by not paying up. We rely heavily, not only on our local population but also visitors to continue to grow and prosper.

The owners need to be put out on the curb so a legitimate business owner can come in and run the hotel properly. Then down the road perhaps something can be done with the Bentley.

The administration is right for putting and end to this blatant disregard of common business practices and protecting our interests as citizens, business owners, and taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

Sorry that was pretty upsetting to hear though.... My dad story

Anonymous said...

In light of the current economic downturn, I think it's a bad idea for the Rapides Parish Police Jury to have voted itself a raise. I can't believe there's not an outcry about it. I say we do away with the jury instead.

Anonymous said...

I AM ASHAMED OF THE POLICE JURY FOR GIVING THEM SELVES A RAISE IN THESE HARD TIMES.

Anonymous said...

What petty horseshit. They raised their pay less than the increase in the expenses associated with them doing the parish business. Do you realize how many hours per week the police jury takes away from their livelyhood?

Anonymous said...

If they need a livelyhood- let them get a full time job. They knew the hours and pay when they ran for office. None of them are really qualified to do day to day Parish business. Steve Coco? He knows how to bar b que...and Floyd, can't even run a business, and the goofy one with all the crosses or bibles on his belt, he must be letting every one know he is something. They probably could not see it in the life he lives. And the smart one that use to work for cleco, now he ain't no rocket scientiest. And you say this is petty! Get a life yourself, I have a good one. Earned every bit of it.

Anonymous said...

What a petty cheapskate asshole! You are whining about about $4500 total for the entire year. If it makes the tremendous sacrifice these jurors make, a little less burdensome on their families then let it rip. Sheeesh!

Anonymous said...

lets see 9 jurors at an extra $400 per month is $3600. stay with me. multiply that by 12 months and its


$43,200

you are a complete fucking idiot

Anonymous said...

and you, my mathimatical wizzard friend, are a whiney complaining sniveling cretin who thinks that $43K is a significant burden on taxpayers like me and parasites like you. Quit bitchin. Get a job and earn a raise.

Anonymous said...

fuck you asshole, i have a job, and my tax dollars go towards those salaries and i feel like the citizens should have a say. dont get pissed someone caught you in a lie.

Anonymous said...

and you, my mathimatical wizzard friend, are a whiney complaining sniveling cretin who thinks that $43K is a significant burden on taxpayers like me and parasites like you. Quit bitchin. Get a job and earn a raise.

Anonymous said...

I just noted on Greg Aymond's blog that Louis Marshall is continuing his involvement in the council move to derail the eviction of his employer, Patel. How can Roy and Gist permit Marshall to get away with such a blatant conflict of interest and ethics violation. I am truly astonished. Doesn't the mayor as an official and as an attorney have an absolute duty to stop this kind of crap?

Anonymous said...

Watch Channel Four. November 12th administrative briefing. The Mayor and Trey mentioned the Louis Marshall deal and how they do not want to prolong this. The company has not paid their bill since February. Goodbye, right?

Anonymous said...

"I just noted on Greg Aymond's blog..."

And you believe anything you read on Aymond's blog? He's the most unethical attorney in Louisiana, having been called before the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board more times than Carter has pills. When you look up the word "liar" in the dictionary, you see Aymond's fat, pimpled, greasy haired, face staring back at you...

Credibile source???? Just ask any reputible attorney in Cenla about Aymond. He's a joke...

Greg Aymond said...

In 22 years I have been been investogated by the Louisiana disciplinary Board 3 times. Never once has that resulted in official charges being fund.

Check it out, it is public record. Ask for proof of what you read on here.

My license to practice law still is in good standing.

Anonymous said...

It amazes me that people are so quick to criticize the council, patel, etc. but nothing is said about the administration supporting a blatant racist who proudly displays a noose on his blog and declares it a 'freedom of expression'. I guess "freedom of expression" is acceptable as long as you are willing to be the mayors puppet too.

Anonymous said...

That is because Patel and the council are so crooked they stink! Just look at all your so call friends, always sucking off the taxpayers. Always wanting something for nothing, always having a BIG DEAL.

Anonymous said...

"It amazes me that people are so quick to criticize the council, patel, etc. but nothing is said about the administration supporting a blatant racist who proudly displays a noose on his blog and declares it a 'freedom of expression'. I guess "freedom of expression" is acceptable as long as you are willing to be the mayors puppet too."

This is exactly what is wrong with Bridgett Brown and her friends. I've never heard of anyone in the administration supporting Greg Aymond.

Bridgett and her friends are the anti-Obama. They can't transcend race because their only way of compensating for their own intellectual deficiencies is by making everything about race and by painting all white people as in league with former KKK members.

She is only interested in fighting and in division. Roy has the most diverse administration in our city's history, and she and her friends have tried to paint every black person who supports Roy as a traitor. She doesn't care about Alexandria. For her and her friends, it's all about power and giving out favors and contracts. The only reason she hates Roy is because he fired her for trying to take a huge chunk of the Cleco settlement without having done any work.

She and her friends try to make everyone else look like racists when they're actually the ones who play race over good government. Bridgett and her friends continue to shoot themselves in the foot by making race the end all and be all.

Anonymous said...

"In 22 years I have been been investogated...."

"...official charges being fund."

Aymond, you're such a fool...learn to spell!

"My license to practice law still is in good standing."

Too bad your reputation isn't...

Anonymous said...

Greg Aymond's sleezy reputation is only exceeded by his girth.

Must be tough to find Klan robes that size. Betcha he makes his fron circuis tents.

Anonymous said...

Say what you will, Aymonds stuff is always insightful and informed although frequently politically incorrect and occasionally offensive. Not many places to look for the straight scoop in Cenla.

Anonymous said...

G A is a lot more honest than Brigett Brownass ever could be or her friends. They are sapsuckers on the city of Alexandria.

Anonymous said...

LOL!!!!! You guys are funny. LOL!!!! LOL!!!!!!! You are soooooooooooo right!!!!! Lamar's a fag.


sam the sham said...

I give up. Who is the white democrat female with old money ties?

Thursday, November 06, 2008 3:17:00 PM

anonymous said...
Answer: Lamar White

(as usual, he's lying about his gender)

Thursday, November 06, 2008 3:31:00 PM

Anonymous said...

Idiots.

Sherlock said...

I hear the city almost moved all of its accounts to Red River Bank but decided not to because of Quint Carriere's connections.

Quint Carriere cost his wife's bank a $250 million account. Great job, Quint.

Anonymous said...

My 79 year old uncle almost banked with Red River. He said once he found out Carriere was involved he'd never put his money there.

Ain't as big as the city account but he would have deposited 4 million bucks.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Idiots."

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 4:20:00 PM

I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I?

Anonymous said...

Why is everybody down on Quint? Where is he and what, if anything, is he doing since his coffee shop tanked? I appreciate his blog and his perpetually wrong (wrepublican) predictions and advice. it comforts me.

Anonymous said...

Another Stoker gone. It should be a good thing. New coach, new ideas.

Anonymous said...

Typical Roy administration bullshit. Making decisions based on personal feelings instead of what is best for the citizens. Jeez-maybe if Red River put an Antoon on the board of directors that would trump Jacques' disdain for Quint. Welcome to The Breakfast Club, folks...

BTW, Lamar (aka Sherlock)-you are so slick! No-one knows that its really you planting these little seeds of information. I hope when I grow up I can be the mayors little bitch, just like you!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news today. Jefferson is no longer moving on up to the big house. Only house he is going to is the jail house.

Anonymous said...

With William Jefferson's defeat, I feel, as a resident of Louisiana, I can now hold my head a little higher.

Miracles never cease!

Spanky said...

How far do the layoffs go at Union Tank? Does anyone have a number?

Anonymous said...

You people are such dummies. The city is getting ready put a million into the failed downtown hotel. Our drainage system is gone. And you are asleep, no one says anything unless the little pip squeak gets on here or the big buffoon yaps back. This use to be such an interesting blog. There is a lot going on and you and I are just sitting here waiting until the crooks use up our hard earned money. Wake up, do something.

Spanky said...

Uh, like what? Do you want to light the bonfires and drag out the nooses? What would you suggest dear sir?

Anonymous said...

How about this Henny Penny - you do something (besides declaring that the sky is falling). Did it ever occur to you to be part of the solution instead of wringing your hands and announcing doom.

"ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU . . . . ASSHOLE"

Spanky said...

Can I get an uh amen brother. Actually, I would give our city government greatly improving marks for appearing to come together and searching for the direction that is good for our citizens. I would not want to trade places with anyone in the city government as it is truly a call to service with little pay congruent with the duties and even less appreciation. There is much truth to the saying, "many hands make light work".

Anonymous said...

It appears that Lamar was right, and I was wrong. Obama did bring change.

We no longer have to wait for the swearing in for a president to be disgraced. Obama certainly changed that!

Anonymous said...

Well, well, well, it sure looks like Myron and his boys are shoving the Mayor right off the stand. Guess they want to give Bridgett Witch Brown most of the money from CLECO. I would rather have my refund now while I am alive, since I overpaid the crooks. It sure looks like we are going to have a monkey show coming up soon. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Spanky said...

Since the beginning of this site, it has been the repository of many comments, hence there is a history of observtions, some on target and some not.
It has become obvious that players in our local government do tune in from time to time to monitor the buzz and that is a good thing since they consider the electorate a nuisance except for election time.
Having made this observation, spread the word that this is the site to renew discussion of local shennanigans and possible solutions.
I personally gave it a rest while the folk interested personal attack spent their vile energy to the point of tiring. While I realize that many of my comments were unappreciated and ridiculed, maybe in some small way, they opened the eyes of some in our community to make some noise of their own.
In the interest of democracy and community salvation, spread it around that this site can once again be an engine information dispersal and discussion to do battle with the dark forces that continue to have local influence in our daily lives.
I would make the point that if our city power plant is obsolete and has little value, why does CLECO continue to desire its use? Are there moves afoot to enable them to take further control and bind the City of Alexandria under even greater utility control? Is there a quid pro quo in process with the city council? Just question.
Further discussion can be helpful if many participate.
Spread the word.

Anonymous said...

Spanky as I understand CLECO needs D G Hunter to "jumpstart" their new coal fired plant. They want an agreement to use D G Hunter in case of emergencies and just in case they had to perform start it up from being totally offline.

Anonymous said...

I would not give Cleco anything.....period...Just look at what their ex officials retired with over 3 million for one bleep bleep...he wasn't even worth it at retirement or ever. Of course the boys, led my myron ,are going to steal every thing we thought we night get in a refund...just watch.

Anonymous said...

The CLECO boys were out in force to attend a fundraiser for Joe McPherson in Baton Rouge on Thursday. Joe has a tough race ahead for the PSC since Gil Pinac has jumped in. Buzz is that Clyde Holloway may get in too.

Anonymous said...

Does Myron really think that the public will buy that the mayor and his administration were removed from the council dias due to the need for the camera operator to sit there? I have a deal on some fine swamp land for anyone who believes that.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the problem was, as Councilman Goins so ably put it, that when the Administration had a microphone there was all this "debate" and "back and forth" which Goins and his brethren found to be an unproductive and distracting waste of time. Maybe Councilman Goins wants more "checks" than "balances". I, quite frankly, and not encouraged.

Anonymous said...

interesting enough that big fundraiser held for Joe Mac in Baton Rouge was hosted by the Senate President. Is somebody trying to say something in State government?

Spanky said...

Anyone who travels realizes that Alexandria is not the best choice when it comes to price and selection of merchandise. We have found that we can travel to shop and cover our expense with the savings we realize as well as have a much better selection. As more people realize this, Alexandria will see its tax base dwindle as most of the revenue generated comes from sales tax. The recent parish move to allocate more to Ball will also have an effect.
The city council can be as beligerant as they will, but money will dwindle as people vote with their feet and their wallets.
Failure to maintain streets, public safety, and a pleasant environment which fosters business will encourage people in our trade radius to shop elsewhere, ie Lafayette, BR , Foley AL, etc.
It is always sad to see potential squandered as Alexandria could have been a place with a bright future.

Anonymous said...

It is good that JackRoyBoy is out. He is a one termer! So long sucker!

Anonymous said...

Assume for a moment you are correct and Mayor either does not seek or does not win a second term, then who would you annoint to lead our fair City?

Anonymous said...

Assume for a moment you are correct and Mayor either does not seek or does not win a second term, then who would you annoint to lead our fair City?

spanky said...

Under the charter, the mayor has responsibility to structure the budget. The city council has the option of ratifying or denying the budget but not the ability to line item adjust the expenditures. Under these conditions, does the council really want a turf battle when the administration is also resopnsible for dispersing funds?
I would say it is important for both branches to have na amiable relationship, but it does not have to be that way. The mayor has great latitude in budgetary matters and if the council continues their unilateral approach, I would support the mayor in being more fiscally conservative. The net result will be no more sugar for individual districts and the inability of individual councilmen to claim plums for their districts.
It will be interesting to see how undiplomatic our city council is willing to be in the face of impending budgetary constraints.

Anonymous said...

Spanky, you do not have a clue how it all works.

Read my lips. City Council has the REAL Power.

Anonymous said...

"Read my lips. City Council has the REAL Power"

Read THE Charter; it doesn't lie. Like him or not Spanky is right. Try it any otehr way and we all reconvene in the 700 block of Murray St. Except this time the citizenry will beat the Mayor to the punch in fiing suit.

spanky said...

Reading is fundamental. Try it some time.
It appears the real conflict is this city going to continue on an "us and them" path or is it going to be a "we" path.
Laws and governmental structure have evolved in our country and city to the point that everyone can participate and decide what is in the majority's interest.
Remember also, that minorities have protection.
Are the tables turning and what role will you play?
Are the oppressed becoming the oppressor?
Is "fair" dependent on your relative position?
If some of the basic relational differences are not resolved between various factions in our community, how can you expect this area to be an attractive place to live and promote commerce and prosperity?
Think about it. Act. Don't react.

Anonymous said...

If Stincky/Spanky knew his ass from charter in the ground PoorRoyBoy would be sitting at the head of the table. But, he has been put in his proper place. In with the group of common folks. He was out of control.

spanky said...

He actually is. Some folk need to be shown, not told. Oh, well.

Anonymous said...

You told him several times.

Anonymous said...

I thought Myron was elected as Councilman at Large, not only for the blacks. Isn't he supposed to represent and respond to the needs of everyone in the district?? He wil not get my vote in two years.

Spanky said...

Keep an eye on the opinion blog of the Town Talk. According to a few posts that seem to eminate from folks that know him, Myron does have disdain for caucasians and feels they are not necessary for Alexandria to function.
It is becoming apparent that we can no longer tip toe around the subject of race relations. Many people have suffered and been subjected to the injustices of racial prejudice their whole lives.
Now, at a time when the promise of racial equality can actually be lived, we seem to have a benefactor of the struggle wanting to place himself above all for his personal benenfit.
All I have to say is that, Myron, If you have it in your heart to be a public servant for all, more power to you and may we be blessed by your service. If you are in it for what you can gain financially at the expense of the citizens of Alexandria, bow out gracefully before you experience personal ruin.

Anonymous said...

Myron like all the other black city councilman are for ALL people of Alexandria. They have supported JRoy and other whites for years. It's only when whites forget blacks and turn their backs on them. JRoy was all about his crew only. Blacks put him in office and felt that he would be for all people. He his full of it.

Anonymous said...

Spanky, you need to stop trying to make this abut race. It's about business/money/equality.

Anonymous said...

"Spanky, you need to stop trying to make this abut race. It's about business/money/equality."

Oh really? Then why did Mr. Lavardain demand a report on the City's minority business usage. If race were truly not a factor, the he would be requesting a report on who was the most cost effective vendor and not their respective races!!

Spanky said...

It is about race.

It is an "us and them" battle and the admission ticket is the color of your skin, just as in the Jim Crow past. We all know how that played out.

The question is, can we learn from our history or do we repeat the same mistakes with different players. As with most things, good sense and justice do not oft prevail without a battle.

If you are going to choose sides, think about it deeply. Do we follow the law or the path that attempts to exercize raw power for personal greed?
This question applies to all, rich, poor, and all shades of skin color.

All I ask is that you think about it before you throw the next rock.

Anonymous said...

One does not need to look too deep to see who is making the money. 97% of the money made by contracting work from the city under Roy's admin. was made by white contractors. In a city mojority black. I bet you are ok with that?

Anonymous said...

"One does not need to look too deep to see who is making the money. 97% of the money made by contracting work from the city under Roy's admin. was made by white contractors. In a city mojority black. I bet you are ok with that?"

This is the kind of entitlement mentality that ignores the real problem-- in a majority black city, there is only a small black professional class.

You know who awards contracts? THE CITY COUNCIL!

You're more focused on dividing people on race than on acknowledging the truth. Half the people who work for Roy are minorities, but you want to make him seem like a racist.

That is what Spanky means when he calls you out.

Anonymous said...

"You know who awards contracts? THE CITY COUNCIL!"

Bravo!! Contracts are awarded by the City Council after a competive process as prescribed by LA Title 38. In others words, the awards must be earned by being the lowest bidder not the "most favored" bidder. If you do not bid, you will never, ever, ever have a chance at a contract with the City.

spanky said...

And that is all I am saying.

Race relations in Alexandria, Louisiana are not good.

It is past time to begin a dialogue about the common good and get past the race issue. The rest of America is not much further along, but that does not change the fact there are a lot of unspoken hostilities. Sometimes, when you speak your mind, others let you know if you are right on or off base.

I am certaimly not here to condemn your prejudices because I am guilty of having my own. That does not make it right or productive to the community as a whole though.

What I am saying is that it is past time to confront racism, regardless of who is guilty and quit playing the "poor me" game.

There is nothing in this life worth having that is "free". Planning and hard work is rewarded , not coveting what someone else has and thinking that you are somehow going to take what you want by gaining political power.

Anonymous said...

Last time I checked this report on minority contractor use ws put on the agenda before council committee assignments were made. This whole concept was dreamt up by our Mayor to give Ms Jennings something to do with her time. She has been developing the program. I don't care who gives the dam report, but I do care what she's been doing to receive her mayorial assistant salary.

As for the budget, the administration draws it up. The Council must approve. And Spanky if you think the Mayor can go moving money around in the budget once it's passed you're dumber than I thought. Why do you think there are budgetary amendments all throughout the year? The Mayor just can decide once the budget is passed he's going to go spend the money elsewhere. The Council has to approve those changes as well.

Spanky said...

You mis-read my comments.

A budget is a budget and you and I are saying the same thing.

The mayor budgets - the council approves or dissapproves. The point is that each has a function and budgetary matters do not originate with the council. They cannot allocate nor direct money to be spent other than as to approve or dissapprove budgetary matters. They do not write checks nor can they direct money to be spent outside an approved budgetary item. Therefore, a cordial relationship with the administration (mayor) is most advantageous to accomplishing the budgetary matters they might wish to implement. Nothing more, nothing less.

For the benefit of the citizenry, a power struggle to encroach on administrative functions is counter-productive.

One lawsuit over the hiring of attorneys should have proved this point.

Maybe not.

Anonymous said...

Why have our local news outlets failed to report the burglary ring activities and recent arrests in Alexandria?

Anonymous said...

Where are these burglaries happening? I hear Chief Coutee is going to retire? What are we going to do for protection? The Town Talk use to report where these thing were, I sure wish they would do that again.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the Council is going to let the Mayor speak in the meeting tonight about the CLECO deal??

Anonymous said...

Why did Mayor Jacques Roy avoid explaining to the public that the city did not recovery overcharges from Cleco? Is it because he and his buddies who started this mess were wrong and have purposely misled the citizens of Alexandria into believing that they were cheated by Cleco?

Evidently, the service agreement with Cleco could have been better negotiated. So, now the contract has been renegotiated and will yield us an estimated $60 million dollars of SAVINGS. SAVINGS and ESTIMATED being the key words NOT recovered money that can be returned to the citizens.

Furthermore, the $29 million is also not overcharges recovered from Cleco. The city has to give something up (the rights to claim the capacity of D.G. Hunter powerplant). As to why Cleco chose to offer this in the "settlement", it is Cleco's prerogative.

Mayor Jacques Roy did admit in the meeting that the city was being offered more than it deserved. He failed to elaborate that he believed this because the city is not entitled to recover overcharges. Why? There were no overcharges!

As it stands, where would the money come from to give the citizens a rebate since the "settlement" does not include the recovery of overcharges ?

A few more questions:
Who convinced the the city that Cleco overcharged us? Is is true that our current Mayor Jacques Roy served as the attorney for these gentlemen and proceed to represent them in the beginning of this case? Is it true that Mayor Jacques Roy was the attorney who took the depositions at the begining of this case? Is true that Mayor Jacques Roy also sought to represent the city of Alexandria in this case against Cleco? After becoming mayor (while this case was ongoing), wasn't it a conflict of interest for Mayor Roy to directly or indirectly negotiated the terms of this settlement when he had a personal financial interest due to serving as an attorney on the case? Whose interest was Mayor Roy protecting? Was it his own financial interest or the citizens of the city of Alexandria? How much money will this audit report cost the city of Alexandria? Where is the TRANSPARENCY?

Spanky said...

And CLECO would agree to an unjust settlement because it is Christmas?

I disagree with the Boeck's assessment just on the face of their numbers which appear to be way out of whack.

Somewhere in the middle lies the truth that would be revealed with proper disclosure.

Delay the proceedings until information can be reviewed by the public or admit this whole dog and pony show points to business as usual by both CLECO and COA. The mark is the citizens of Alexandria who don't care enough, are too stupid, or have just given up on folks in positions of responsibility doing the right thing..

Anonymous said...

The overcharging has already been discovered - go read the dockets under PSC and FERC. Cleco was forced to refund over $18M in 2004 to its customers. My question is this: did the City get anything since it was a customer?

Yes, the Mayor knew all of this. Kennedy and Associates deposed Sam Sansing, who was represented by the Mayor during the LPSC investigation.

There is no money to be had. This is the same dumbass agreement Cleco wanted the City to sign years ago - long before we spent money on consultants and attorneys.

Anonymous said...

No, the $18M refund was an entirely different case.

There's a lot of confusion about all of this and most of it is because of a group of lawyers including above all Bridgett Brown are more worried about what they're gonna get paid and not if it's a good deal for the city.

Anonymous said...

"The overcharging has already been discovered - go read the dockets under PSC and FERC. Cleco was forced to refund over $18M in 2004 to its customers. My question is this: did the City get anything since it was a customer?

Yes, the Mayor knew all of this. Kennedy and Associates deposed Sam Sansing, who was represented by the Mayor during the LPSC investigation.

There is no money to be had. This is the same dumbass agreement Cleco wanted the City to sign years ago - long before we spent money on consultants and attorneys."

Not true. Roy only represented Sansing when Cleco sued Sansing. Not during the LPSC investigation.

You expect people to believe Cleco had intended all along to give $60 in under market electricity?

You sure sound like another former Cleco employee we all know....

Anonymous said...

Mayor Jacques Roy also represented Sansing and Pugh (also known as EMS) when they approached the city of Alexandria with a scheme to collect money Cleco overcharged the city. Allegedly, they would explain to the City how it had been cheated if they could collect a percent of the money "overcharges" recovered. Mayor Jacques has interest on both sides of the fence. Which side prevailed, Jacques the greedy as lawyer or Jacques the jackass mayor? What a hypocritic? Yet, he has the audacity to judge whether others are unethical or not.

Anonymous said...

Micah Bell shot himself in the chest with a .22 caliber pistol after being depressed about being arrested last week for shoplifting.

Anonymous said...

OK, I'm confused. We should all pay a lot more for our electricity because the Mayor used to represent a former Cleco employee? Your logic escapes me.

Anonymous said...

"Mayor Jacques Roy also represented Sansing and Pugh (also known as EMS) when they approached the city of Alexandria with a scheme to collect money Cleco overcharged the city. Allegedly, they would explain to the City how it had been cheated if they could collect a percent of the money "overcharges" recovered. Mayor Jacques has interest on both sides of the fence. Which side prevailed, Jacques the greedy as lawyer or Jacques the jackass mayor? What a hypocritic? Yet, he has the audacity to judge whether others are unethical or not."

The city prevails, and the asshole lawyers who tried their damndest to get money for nothing failed.

Maybe the public should be asking if attorneys would make more on a settlement or on a lawsuit?

Bridgett, remember when Jock Scott told Brewer to tear your contract in half? Remember how they said you had an illegal contract?

Then, remember when the council tried to hire you back, how Jock Scott had a sudden change of heart?

You've been trying to make people believe these lies for over two years now. Confusing people on purpose. Deflecting. Getting in bed with your enemies just for a cut.

Jacques Roy NEVER represented EMS. He NEVER was a party to the case of City of Alexandria v Cleco. He NEVER tried to get work from the city on the case. Pull up the minutes from a meeting with his name under a professional services contract. You are a serial liar and deceiver.

You're either the dumbest lawyer in the state or you're pure selfishness.

The people of Alexandria don't owe you a damn nickle.

You OWE US.

Anonymous said...

Poor Micah Bell! Suicidal about being in the spotlight again. Poor child! None of his problems are his own fault! It is all the result of Southern racism. The "Man" made Micah beat up a fellow student. It was the "Man" who alledgely made Micah attempt to steal some shirts. Poor Micah!
Anyone willing to bet when this guy ends up in prison?

Anonymous said...

I heard Sarah Black from KALB is a carpet muncher. Tis true?

Anonymous said...

What about yourself? What do you do with your time? If she does it is her business. Grow up it is 2009.

Anonymous said...

Sara Black is one of the best employees KALB-TV has ever had. Her personal life is just that, her personal life!

Anonymous said...

Leave Sarah Black alone. She is doing a great job at KALB. Mind your own business. By the way, Have a Happy New Year and God bless all of you.

Anonymous said...

I am told that Newman Bobb at APD made a ton on money of unjustified and useless overtime last year. Bobb is apparently BFF of the chief. Is anybody watching the store?

Anonymous said...

I am told that a spaceship landed at City Hall and the police were called out when they said "take me to your leader". No report yet on if they met with the Mayor.

See how silly your inuendos and gossip are?

Anonymous said...

It's not clear whether you believe the spaceship story or are challenging the Bobb overtime information. Bobb's overtime pay of 2008 is a matter of public record and available to anyone with enough sense to ask (I already know), however, the spaceship log may be harder to access.

Perhaps unregulated wasteful spending by the city govenment is not your concern???? Perhaps you are one of the "wasters".

Anonymous said...

What are you doing about that waste?

Anonymous said...

Paying for it and trying to shine a light on it . . . . thus far-

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't placing your name on it make it more believable? How do we know that isn't just some bullshit on Bobb and gossip?

Anonymous said...

Is it true that Holiday Inn is fixing to build a 4 story hotel here in Alexandria. Of course I know it is true because shopping for bids is being done but just wanted to get the word out.

Anonymous said...

If I placed my name on the Bobb overtime info I would be fired. As I said, it's public record if you are interested.

Anonymous said...

A new full service Holiday Inn is going to be built in the area. The former/current bankrupt owner of the Alexandria Fulton has nothing to do with this project.

Anonymous said...

If Holiday Inn is building a new, quality, first class Inn doesn't this devalue the worth of the Alexandrer Fulton and Bentley. If a peson was contemplating buying either or both of the existing structures would not withholding this informaion be a diservice to the new owners?

If Holiday Inn thinks the market will support a new Inn then I would think the market is there for a quality Inn.

I knew nothing about the new Inn being built until ysterday. Does the City Administrtion not know of the proposed new Hotel? If so, why hasn't the new construction been announced?

Wonder if gam are being played in order to not lower the value of the existing properties?

Anonymous said...

My information is that the new hotel is being built in that progressive and booming part of Alexandria known as "Pineville".

Anonymous said...

Pineville deserves the new Hotel. Another 10 years and Pineville will no longer be a bedroom community for Alexandria but a desired place to lie. Of course that is as long as Pineville doesn't get Lamar to hel with any downtown revitilization.

Anonymous said...

"If so, why hasn't the new construction been announced?"

Where are the plans and a building permit. No permit = no hotel.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the COA administration doesn't know because as of this moment the property lies outside the City and due to the current economic crunch developers are taking their time. All in good time. There is no conspiracy.

Anonymous said...

Pineville now offers almost the same shopping opportunities as Alexandria.
Mayor Fields has managed to do this without the potholed streets, thugish policemen, and rampant street criminals.

The new Lowes is open for business. All Pineville needs now is a movie theater and a few decent restaurants and there won't be a need for residents north of the river to travel south to Alexandria.

All Alexandria has to offer is a corrupt city council and police department, a socialist mayor and staff, and an aging eyesore that was once called "downtown."

The exodus from Alexandria is accelerating.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that pro-Pimeville moment Clarence. The fact is that Pineville ain't bump on Alexandria's ass. Their drunks even have to be arrested on this side of the River.

Anonymous said...

"...Pineville ain't bump on Alexandria's ass."

Then why are people who live south of the river selling their houses for a loss and moving to Pineville????

Could it be that they are tired of a socialistic mayor and staff, potholed streets, neighborhoods that flood at the slightest drizzle, surly cops, and a corrupt city council?

Face it, Pineville may be a small city, but Alexandria is the south's leading cesspool community.

Anonymous said...

If we have another decent rain, more homes will flood. The drainage is not working. We need much improvement. Where do we get help? Jackson Street to hwy 28 west floods, really a bad situation

Anonymous said...

Dr. Karsan the owner of an already existing convention center, and his brother, is in the process of accepting bids on the Holiday Inn to be located near England Drive.

The bids are due in by later January, 2009.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the street flooding in Alexandria, recently while driving down Prescott Street I witnessed a City of Alexandria Street Department employee kicking trash into the drain. Sadly this was at the intersection of Prescott and Boyce, one of the streets most affected by the flooding following Hurricane Gustave. Rather than doing his job of cleaning out the drain and gutter, he merely added to the problem.

I guess I should have circled back, got the truck number and called in a complaint. But I have been accused of being a "busy body" and am tired of trying to correct such problems!

Anonymous said...

Yes, things are going to flood if it rains. The ground is already saturated. Everywhere you drive, there is water standing in people's yards. Improving STREET drainage is not going to help. Go walk around in your yard, I am sure the ground is soft.

Anonymous said...

Why can't the mayor and council members see that we need better drainage? Not the Bentley Hotel or any city run business. I guess more people will be moving away from Alexandria. All concrete and no drainage. Gloom and despair.

Anonymous said...

"Why can't the mayor and council members see that we need better drainage?"

A simple question with a simple answer. Our socialist mayor and his elitist staff would rather plan "feel good" projects like downtown revitalization, and more money to the arts rather than spend out tax dollars making the water drain.

Alexandria's corrupt council just doesn't care about the drainage. They just want to steal as much taxpayer dollars as they can before they get caught.

Voters are sick of it and voting with their feet. That's why Pineville's population has swelled.

Anonymous said...

Alexandria's idiot Mayor Jacques has now decide that he can not sign the "settlement" that he and his staff recommended because there are more details to work out! Are you serious?

Why would anyone present a "settlement" for approval if they were not prepared to sign their own recommendation ?

The citizens of Alexandria should be more than prepared to hold their Mayor accountable for his negligent acts.

Anonymous said...

Some people have bought houses for great prices. maybe you got a great price because your neighborhood is crap. Some areas have always flooded. Always. Why is it the mayor's fault that you moved into a neighborhood with bad drainage?? Who developed your neighborhood? Why did they not install better drainage?? What is your solution to the drainage problem?? Sue CLECO??

What do you think the mayor is trying to hide?? Has the city council got the agreement ready to sign??

Anonymous said...

"Has the city council got the agreement ready to sign??"

Last time I checked the administration was asking for the Council's approval to move forward with the settlement. Isn't that what we just spent two special meetings on? The Council asked for public input and then voted to move forward with the settlement by a vote of 5-2.

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that the City Of Alexandria is now in debt for about $10,000,000. What to do? Well, why not award another contract for a study? How many contracts for studies has our city council awarded? And with what results? What was Mr. Lavardain's first action after being elected to the council? You got it! He wanted to award a contract costing about $250,000 to study a solution to the Bentley/Alexander Fulton Hotel problem. No wonder the city is in debt!

Anonymous said...

I think that was "I can't bring my friends to the ghetto" Goins . . .

Anonymous said...

Just for the smart person that thought I bought my home in a bad drainage area. For your information Charles N White developed the subdivision and named it Charles Park. After living here for 40 years, lot of homes have flooded because we do not have sufficient drainage. Probably one of his kin that wrote the smart answer. Get your mayor to do something about this you little pip squeak.

Anonymous said...

If I made a mistake about the new city councilman proposing yet another expensive study, then I apologize. But I am pretty sure it was one of the newly elected members. Barely had his seat warmed and already wanting to spend more money on a study that will provide no real solution, no real results.

Anonymous said...

No, Goins proposed the expensive study, to be paid to the people already trying to purchase the two hotels. Lavardain is the one working on getting Bridget's money and becoming our next mayor.

Anonymous said...

Did you read the latest in the Town Talk? Black kids get out of school to celebrate the inauguration at their churches. Excused by Dr. Gary Jones. First MLK day, now this. Why is more not being said??

Anonymous said...

If I recall there have been very few times the original Charles Park, developed by Charles N White, has actually flooded. It seems to me the problems have been in more recent times, including the past few decades in which Hunter's Grove and Charles Park II were developed. Even more recently water apparently seem to rise even higher as the Lakes District was developed to the west of all three of these subdivisions.

Hunter's Grove was developed on land where the original Charles Park used for drainage. The Lakes has taken property where all three of these subdivisions, along with Fairfield and Clermont eventually drained.

Why is it when a new subdivision is up for approval a drainage impact study isn't required to show any impacts on other surrounding land? That would be one step in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

Admission:
I have come to rely on the Greg Aymond blog for current accurate news on Alex. city government. The Town Talk lacks understanding of the issues, and other blogs like Lamar and Hooper are just plain dishonest.

Thanks Greg!

Anonymous said...

Yikes, leave it to Bridgette Brown to play the fool and liven up an otherwise boring city council meeting!

Anonymous said...

Lavardain is the rudest man I have ever seen. He continued to interrupt the mayor and not let him answer the questions that he was asking. And why did he let Bridgett continue with her behavior. He should have stopped that meeting and have her sit down or removed.

Anonymous said...

The Chair (Lavardain) or the President (Lawson) should have asked that all persons respect the Chair and to whom he had granted the floor to at the time. Lavardain did interrupt because he was the Chair and was trying to urge the Mayor to get to his point. After Ms. Jenning's episode he interrupted because Mr. Fowler interrupted.

While it may not have been on camera several councilmen were shaking their heads at Ms. Brown's behavior. Both the Chair and the President were wrong for allowing her behavior to continue. Throughout the Mayor's entire initial remarks she made gestures, vocalized huhs and yeahs and held her sign up. Every citizen has a right to express their thoughts on an agenda item, but even those who are not attorneys know you must be recognized by the Chair to speak in a public meeting or any meeting for that matter.

Anonymous said...

The REAL story is how little business the Mayor is doing with minorites. It is tottally unfair!

He should get 1% of their vote.

Anonymous said...

This isn't about giving city business to minorities. Jennings never showed up for work and when she was exposed for not doing her job, she tried to turn things on Roy.

Ned never had a minority business program. Roy's naive enough to think you can pull something like that off. They finally have a guy who works for their causes and just because he is white, they want to rip him into pieces.

Anonymous said...

Von Jenning is no different then she was at WIB, the Trade School now the ity. She is Lmar White's Grandmother's token and Grandma has constantly used her influence to keep Von sucking at the public trough.

Aditionally, rumour had it she was the special friend of Malcom X Laravadain. He was on the WIB board and brother is now on the council. Utilizing her status of being a person of color and with strong political ties she has caused trouble every where she is. She was supposedly the secretary to WIB but was in fact JoAnn White (Lamar's Grandmother) Secretary paid for the tax payer.

Anonymous said...

Lawyer Aymond aptly describes Ed Hooper:

"Ed Hooper, of the WeSawThat blog, the ignorant piny wood unemployed blogger, who still lives with his mother in Libuse, recently wrote:"

Loved it. Good to know that someone who claims to have all the answers and is utterly filled with ignorance and hate, STILL LIVES WITH HIS MAMA.

Anonymous said...

We should all show up at the next meeting with signs. Signs that say anything. Hold them up behind the council, behind the people at the podium, right in front of the camera, and make all kids of noice. Its just free speech. I guess you can have 3 minutes at the mic, but unlimited time to wander the room with a sign.

Anonymous said...

Bridget for Mayor. She is the only one willing to stand up for truth.

Spanky said...

Jacques,
Do something else beside attend city council meetings. As long as you are present, the drama continues. Remove yourself from the stage and defuse any potential public spectacle. Your duties and power can be exercized without your presence at the meetings. You may find that some may actually come crawling to you for help if you make yourself scarce. Crunch time is approaching with a revenue drop to the city coffers and you could have the City Council beggging for your presence - literally - if you play your cards right.

Anonymous said...

Spankster speaks the truth. Send a mid-level emissary to receive requests and relay information and let your appearance before the council be an event. Limit access to the second floor and require some level of respect for the administration. Putting you and your top rung staff in a rediculous position. If you are not physically present, you will never have to shoot from the hip, which, thus far, has always been to your disadvantage. Lawson has made this an image game and you are losing.

Anonymous said...

Jacques will not stop attending the City Council meeting. He has never understood that the meeting is the City Copuncil Meengmh. Him and his City Attorney thinks it is their meeting. Bottom feeders (as lawyers are) begin to believe the are important and have stroke when elected to a position.

Funny Pineville's Mayor seems to be moving his City forward. Is he a lawyer?

Anonymous said...

Does anybody disagree with the proposition that Roy should absent himself from the serial humiliations that the council meetings provide and attempt to restore a little dignity and respect to the mayor's office. If so, please explain your viewpoint.

I agree with the previous posters who think that Roy relinquished the high ground and is now an ineffective apologist for his administration. His attempts to sound like Winston Churchill make him appear arrogant, unprincipled, and uninformed. He needs to forgo his aims of greatness for a while and shoot for "adequate".

RSVP

Spanky said...

Mayor Roy is not innefective nor does he have anything to regret. I am saying that I would run my game and not let others dictate what that is if I were him. He has the power of structuring the budget - I would use it to the max and let the council beg to talk to me, If I were him - but I am not and not mayor.

Anonymous said...

Gee Spanky,
Does it look like its working to you? His budgetary powers are impotent with the $$$ and the council has the $$$. I would not be surprised to see the council de-fund some of the administration plum positions.

Anonymous said...

Historically, inevitable failure has never been a deterent to Spanky. It is the natural normal anticipated fruit of his efforts.

Anonymous said...

Lawyer Aymond administers another well-deserved humiliation to Ed Hooper:
"our ignorant redneck live at home with his mother and unemployed blogger"

Is Greg one of them Zionists that Hooper rants about? Does Ed's mama know he is being bad?

Anonymous said...

The Law According to Aymond:

"What Hooper didn't know was this is the classic definition of armed robbery. Making the victim believe that a gun is being used, even if it was not, is armed robbery."

Of course, Aymond is wrong (again). If someone loans Greg a book and he accidentally looks in the right place, he will see this offense meets the classic definition of First Degree Robbery [LSA-R.S. 14:64.1]. Hooper is a moron and has no legal education. What's Aymond's excuse. HAHAHAHAHA

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