Friday, June 30, 2006


4th of July

We're headed to Chicago for the 4th, so blogging will be light if at all. Have a great holiday weekend.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Seriously now folks

I realize that I'm probably less of an animal lover than most, but this is getting rather ridiculous. First of all, they are animals. Secondly, if they were that important, why didn't you make evacuation plans that included them?

Woman sues Bloomington humane society seeking dog lost in Katrina

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. A New Orleans woman separated from her dog during Hurricane Katrina has sued the Humane Society of Central Illinois to get her pet back.

Fight continues over Katrina dog

Master Tank and Nila were rescued by the Pinellas Humane Society from the St. Bernard Parish of New Orleans in Katrina’s aftermath last September. Soon after, the two dogs were adopted by two Tampa Bay area residents who have refused to return them.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Another sign of the end-times...

This appears to be a real news story. Real freaking weird.
They survived Hurricane Katrina’s Category 3 winds and the ensuing looters. They reopened despite the long odds of doing business in a devastated city. The last thing the Magazine Street shop owners expected to threaten their
survival was a crime ring of transvestites.

Transvestite gang pesters Magazine Street

Monday, June 26, 2006


I didn't think I'd see this for quite a while

BayouBuzz - Louisiana´s Moody Ratings Improve

This is great news. One of the largest bond rating agencies has rated Louisiana bonds as "stable". This is great news for a patient that was on life support for some time. This should stabilize our debt on the secondary market, and hopefully reduce the costs of future borrowing.

What I found most interesting was that Moody's referenced Louisiana's below-average debt burden as a reason for the stabilization, and that Louisiana was seeing the benefits of several years where it "passed meaningful budgetary and debt reform measures". This is quite high praise for a state that isn't often seen as being fiscally responsible, but I'm sure this is in large part a reflection of the progress we have made with the Stelly Plan, reducing our reliance on sales taxes and shifting that to a much more stable and equitable system of income taxes.

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