Daily Archives: April 14, 2006

CRAZY CANDIDATES UPDATE

Fri, 14 Apr 2006 19:10:48

I don’t know if there’s something in the water but there’s nuttiness in the air again. I was hit by a flying pecan the other day…

Item-1 C Ray On The Eyewitness Morning News: C Ray was live on WWL shooting his mouth off this morning. It is after all what he does best.  For one thing he claimed that LSU Med School hadn’t decided if it would return to NOLA. Wrong: there *was* some hesitation last fall but once Dr. Larry Hollier took over as Chancellor the decision was made to return to Debrisville.

C Ray’s second misstatement was a biggie: he claimed that LSUHSC is running a SURPLUS because Charity Hospital hasn’t re-opened. Yo C Ray they still haven’t been paid for all the post-K autopsies they did in St. Gabriel among other things. They’re hemorraghing money at the same rate that stupid things come out of C Ray’s yap. And we all know how fast that is…

Finally C Ray said that it would be “crazy” to vote him out right before Hurricane season starts. He also stated that all his people would quit immediately if the rascal in chief is thrown out. Zat a promise C Ray? Chief Clone Meffert will stop supervising things that he knows nothing about? Sounds like a plan to me…

Item-2 Crazy Kim Goes To The Photoshop: Local blogosphere diva Laureen Lentz has learned that Kimberly Williamson Butler  has a really lame webmaster. Her campaign web site has posted a picture showing Crazy Kim ostensibly in the Quarter. An eagle eyed websurfer noticed that the backdrop is actually the ersatz French Quarter at Disneyland. Everyone uses Photoshop but you’d think that Crazy Kim’s people would use a shot of the real Quarter drunken tourists pickpockets and all. Of course that would involve conscious thought…

I know that I promised not to post about Crazy Kim again after Harvard Boy threatened me with the weedwacker. But this was too juicy to pass up. It even made Wonkette yesterday. Everyone but Laureen dropped the ball on this one: I guess the rest of us NOLA bloggers were too busy gossiping about whether or not Mr. Clio would really wear his  Fleur de Lis costume in the Crescent City Classic tomorrow. You gotta do it man. Dr. A is bringing her camera and wants to bring home a picture of a racing FDL. Do it for Debrisville Mr. Clio: we need a grown man who is willing to look goofy for our city. Of course we already have C Ray for that…

Here’s a real reason: do it to avoid widespread mockery in the blogosphere.

Mandatory pop music reference: To paraphrase the sultan of swing himself Mark Knopfler; in the Eighties we wanted our MTV in the naughts we want our Fleur de Lis.

Do it for the chillun and the old people. Hey you might even drop a few post-K pounds as part of the deal. Choose wisely Mr. Clio we’re countin’ on ya man…Jeez now I sound like C Ray channeling Quentin Brown. That brings this entry full circle and to a conclusion.

Is Jay Going Batty?

Fri, 14 Apr 2006 05:00:00

The District A City Council race gets uglier all the time. The spirit of Uncle Earl is hovering over the district. Why Uncle Earl? There’s some crazy ass shit going down in that race. These candidates make Quentin Brown look reticent y’all. Incumbent and sole Council Repub Jay Batt is fighting for his worthless political life. One of his opponents Shelley Midura seems to have gotten under Council Clown Batty’s skin. Jaybird doesn’t like it when someone calls him on one of his slippery statements and ex-foreign service officer Shelley Midura seems to specialize in doing so. Way to go Shelley.

Shelley must be catching on: tonight I saw a Batt TV ad attacking Ms. Midura for evacuating pre-K.  Yo Jayhawk she wasn’t in office and I don’t recall seeing you out rescuing people or critters immediately post-K. If I were in the Midura camp I’d break out the champagne: Batt going batshit on Ms. Midura elevates her into his main opponent. I know that Shelley has been saying some rough but true things about Mr. Batty but it’s customary to save your negative ads for the general election. Why? In a primary voters can say “a pox on both your houses” and vote against any candidate who goes negative. I’m not sure what kind of pox; nobody ever says. In any event be it chicken pox small pox or even epoxy it’s nothing you want to fool with…

Jay Batt is so unpopular that there’s a group devoted to his defeat: Anybody But Batt.  They have a rather amusing web site that recites chapter and verse about Batt’s double dealing with his constituents and his slavish support of developers.

It seems that Jay Batt and I *do* have one thing in common: he too like half of New Orleans has a blog. Mind you I doubt that he writes it himself. I’m sure some poor staffer labors away writing and posting pro-Batt dreck.  But we bloggers need to stick together except that is when we don’t. This is one of those occasions. You’re on your own Jaybird. And I don’t think you’ll be invited to the next Debrisville blogger slumber party not even if you promise to bring Maker’s Mark. Well maybe you can drop the whiskey off and we’ll drink to your impending political demise. Bottoms up Jayhawk…