Daily Archives: March 13, 2006

SHINE ON, YOU CRAZY KIMBA

Mon, 13 Mar 2006 15:14:07

Yes I’m back to the Syd Barrett/Pink Floyd analogy although I personally wish Crazy Kim wasn’t here.

Kimberly Williamson Butler was a busy nutjob this weekend. She actually spent Saturday doing her job as chief elections officer of Orleans Parish. Imagine that. Her office held a training session for election commissioners: many of our polling places and their usual minders are scattered post-K. So they’ve asked public spirited citizens to fill the breach: Dr. A for one Judy In Disguise for another and our friend Cookie Tom too. I’m not a morning person and the polls open obscenely early here; allegedly to accommodate hunters and fisherdudes. Besides my blogging services will be required that day. Just call me the master of rationalizations…

Crazy Kim claims that Orleans Parish will have enough election commissioners but Secretary of State Not Fox has accused KWB of cooking the books by exaggerating the number of commissioners: at one point she said that she had 1300 but more recently said that it was 982. Hmm I wonder if Kimba was involved in the search for WMD in Iraq too. Not Fox has called for KWB’s resignation for gross incompetence persistent silliness and disobeying that pesky court order. Crazy Kim was asked about this and went into Spike Lee mode and claimed that if necessary she’d do the right thing. Crazy Kim then repeated the phrase do the right thing more times than she has election commissioners…

In Sunday’s Picayune columnist Jarvis De Berry laced into Crazy Kim. He reminded those of us with Katrina brain of Crazy Kim’s sleaziest stunt:

“In July Butler took to the radio to encourage listeners whose criminal convictions were keeping them from voting to come to her office and get expungements (at $325 per charge) so they could vote — and especially vote for her. The truth is an expungement is to voting in Louisiana what a pair of skates is to whipping a meringue. There is no correlation. No matter the crime committed as long as a person is out of jail and isn’t on probation the law allows that person to register.

A woman called me in August to say that her middle-aged husband had done something uncharacteristically stupid as a young man. He had long ago served his time she said and the couple had often talked about how unfair it was that he couldn’t vote. He could have been voting all along. The fact that he didn’t know that isn’t Butler’s fault. Still it would have been nobody’s fault but hers if that man had been convinced that he needed to show up to her office with money before he could step inside a booth to vote.

How offensive it is to hear someone who tried to sneak through a modern-day version of a poll tax claim as Butler did Thursday that she belongs to a pantheon that includes Martin Luther King Jr. Rosa Parks Mohandas Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. “

Hey Jarvis thanks for blowing DeRaspberry at Kimba. Glad to share the story with you.

As you can see KWB is not only crazy she’s a dishonest hypocrite as well. Perhaps she should keep her powder dry and run for Dollar Bill Jefferson’s House Seat later this year. She’d fit right in on Capitol Hill…

Sunday Unbloody Sunday

Mon, 13 Mar 2006 04:41:45

Item-1  Oyster and Dem Ersters: On Saturday I asked Oyster how he liked his ersters cooked: he seems to like them any which way but loose. (Hmm that sounds suspiciously like the movie where Clint Eastwood co-starred with an Orangutan before he became an auteur; Clint not the Orang.) Buried in the entry is an explanation of why he adopted the nom de blog of Oyster which features an obscure reference to former Jethro Tull keyboard player David Palmer who had a sex change operation in 2004 and is now known as Dee. And I thought I was the only Debrisville blogger who was ever likely to make a Dee/David Palmer reference. I *am* impressed Oyster. Can a Myron/Myra Breckinridge reference contest be far off? Girls will be boys and boys will be girls…

Item-2  Toy Story: I’ve been wanting an iPod for some time and finally bought one today. It’s a brand spanking new black 60GB one that plays videos and stores picture too. Dr. A is baffled as to why anyone would store pictures on an iPod and she probably has a point. Dr. A wanted to be certain that the Prius would be iPod compatible. I reminded her that Apple was the industry leader in MP3 players. We longtime Mac people are used to being part of a persecuted and disdained minority after all. Jeez now I sound like Crazy Kim…

Care to hear my rationalization for buying the iPod at this point? It’s a doozy. The late lamented Jetta had a 6 disc CD changer which made road trips easier; especially when Oscar the cat was in the backseat singing “Stray Cat Blues.”  (Like Mr. Jagger he *is* a strange stray cat. ) The Prius doesn’t have a changer but it does have MP3 player capability hence the iPod. I simply want to make travel easier on all concerned especially if we have to evacuate the cats again: Oscar gets on Pogo’s nerves and music soothes the savage Oscar and calms the agitated Pogo. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it…

Item-3  The NOLA Criminal Docket: Two great local street names were bandied about by the local press this week. First there’s a arrest warrant out for a suspected murderer known as Be Stupid. This piece of human flotsam’s real name is Ivory Harris and he’s accused of killing someone 6 blocks from Adrastos World HQ. Oops I mean alleged piece of human flotsam. He’s also wanted for murder in Houston. Be Stupid is definitely the sort of Ivory that should be endangered if you know what I mean. He should be withdrawn from the market and clapped in the pokey post haste.

Then there’s gangsta rapper Corey Miller who is known as C Murder. He was convicted of murder by a Jefferson Parish jury in 2003 but his conviction was reversed by the Louisiana Supremes. I wonder if he changed his stage name to C Petty Thief or C Loiterer?

Item-4  Crazy Kim Update: There’s none today but there will be tomorrow. Sorry about that y’all. Covering Crazy Kim is hard work and I had to take a day off. End of Crazy Kim teaser as well as this post.