Tue, 21 Aug 2007 14:59:17

It’s time to serve up a new feature here at the Adrastos Virtual Cafe: Malaka of the day. It’s inspired of course by the Atrios feature Wanker Of The Day. Malaka is Greek for wanker jerk off dumbass but is also the universal putdown cuss word. It’s to the Greek language what Ashley’s favorite word is to the English language. Although candidates will always be plentiful I don’t expect to name a malaka every day but I didn’t wanna call the feature malaka of the whatever. It just doesn’t scan well y’all.

Back to today’s dishonoree St. Bernard Councilman and veteran wackjob Repub pol Lynn Dean. While I hate to virtually whap someone upside the head for something they said two years ago Dean’s idiotic comments were revived by a witness at the St. Rita’s trial. St. Rita’s was the nursing home in St. Bernard Parsh (hereinafter da Parish) that did not evacuate its residents when Katrina paid a call in 2005: 35 elderly people died. Sal and Mabel Mangano the owners of St. Rita’s are on trial for negligent homicide as I write this.

Yesterday da Parish’s former emergency director Larry Ingariola was on the stand and was asked on cross-examination about conflicting signals sent by St. Bernard officialdumb:

“But during questioning by defense attorneys Ingargiola acknowledged that some parish officials sent mixed messages citing a televised statement by Parish Councilman Lynn Dean who downplayed the need to evacuate.

“He said all you had to do is go on to the other side of the Mississippi River levee or tie yourself to a tree if the winds came up ” Ingargiola testified. <SNIP>  “You’ve got to understand that in St. Bernard we do have people like Mr. Dean who would tie themselves to a tree ” he told the jury.”

Ah Lynn Dean’s mouth the gift that keeps on giving. Dean likes to think of himself as a gruff plain-spoken bidness man when in fact he’s a cantankerous old coot forever saying stupid things. Btw he’s a self-styled reformer too. I’m hoping that he’ll vigorously campaign for Bobby Jindal this fall…


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