Morvern Callar re-run

The recording of our Morvern Callar Conversation, published February 23, had some technical audio problems. We got reports that some listeners couldn’t hear it. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Jonathan took it into the backroom where the secret software hides and gave it the treatment. We hope this works better. If you haven’t seen Morvern Callar yet, Lynn Ramsay’s Continue reading Morvern Callar re-run

National Embarrassment Playoffs

Hey! Did you see it happen? Did you catch the moment that Trump was elbowed into the #2 slot? I missed it but a loyal NOLAscape reader tipped me off about the memorable moment  when Wayne LaPierre pushed Trump off the winner’s podium as premier public asshole in our life. Although slightly above normally repellent, LaPierre’s CPAC speech recycled the Continue reading National Embarrassment Playoffs

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