Pitchforks and Planning

There are burning questions in this troubled land. Is Devin Nunes as stupid as he looks? Or is that affectless mask an asset to the kakistocratic gang he works for? Big question, but not on today’s agenda. Right here in Swamp City, a local chapter of the Christian Fascist Right that is degrading western civilization’s Enlightenment values has hooked up Continue reading Pitchforks and Planning

Security Scam

NOLAscape’s back! (To the tune of Heeeeere’s Johnny!) Been on some trips and projects, so NOLAscape has had a little break, Almost everything attracting and distracting our attention has been national (we’ll come to that in another episode) or Alabama – less fun for a relaunch than NOLA stuff. The Poetics of Politics But now I see another outbreak of Continue reading Security Scam

Conversation with CM Nadine Ramsey

I was fortunate enough to get a few minutes this morning with Council Member Nadine Ramsey, Council Member for District C and Candidate to hold the seat in the election coming up in just two days. It was a busy day – a Council Meeting and a special event for breast cancer awareness. To make it even more exciting, we Continue reading Conversation with CM Nadine Ramsey

The NRA is our most deadly terrorist organization

It’s a few days now, but the hypocrisy is still rising. When death strikes heavy blows in public, Americans, especially politicians in their most unctuous, hypocritical mode, slide easily into the “thoughts and prayers” thing. This will probably offend some of my religious friends, but the idea makes me feel queasy. I imagine thousands of people with sad clown expressions Continue reading The NRA is our most deadly terrorist organization

Conversations S1E4: Forty Guns

What a film. I had never seen or even heard of it until Henry and Jonathan put it in the frame for a Conversation. From one point of view, it can look like a collection of horse opera clichés. A pace or two to the side to let the light hit it from another angle, and it is Sophocles set Continue reading Conversations S1E4: Forty Guns

Trumpty Dumpty

What’s Trumpty Dumpty up to with this DACA game? Just jumping up and down on his beautiful little wall, doing “Look at me!” while waiting for his great fall? Maybe he stretched out in the cool light of the full moon, alone at last, ready for some serious self-satisfaction. Russian women, Obama and Michelle, and maybe some lovely Latina Dreamers. Continue reading Trumpty Dumpty

City Elections: Council District C

  . . . . ..  I might lose some friends here, but I didn’t get into this blog game for diplomacy or flattery. It should be operatic. Nadine Ramsey beat Jackie Clarkson to replace Kristin Gisleson Palmer, to use her full sonorous trochaic/dactylic brand name. when she opted out of the last election, citing family reasons. Clarkson was termed Continue reading City Elections: Council District C