The Seven Commandments dissected

  I have always thought the Seven Commandments, scripture of the Hoodies’ battle plan, were awful. Not just this or that point; the whole thing, from concept to comma. Reading this bully’s manifesto in fact finally drew me into this struggle. I don’t own a bar or play music. I just find abuse through articulate ignorance unacceptable. Let’s start dissecting Continue reading The Seven Commandments dissected

HHNC, Part the 3d, and Last

  One more point bothers me enough to keep flogging this horse, even though it is starting to look a bit dead. “We have to get something on paper.” I think Jackie Clarkson, Stacy Head and Kristin Gisleson Palmer all said that. LaToya Cantrell might have said it, if she had said anything at all. Maybe Ms Cantrell was listening Continue reading HHNC, Part the 3d, and Last

Another quick cold comment on Monday’s HHNC session

  Two of them really, but I didn’t want to scare you, in case the cold weather is disabling your attention span. Kristin Palmer asked for a change in terms of the discussion. Nobody wants to criminalize music, we want this conversation to be carried on in scientific terms, etc. That really neglects the people at the core of this Continue reading Another quick cold comment on Monday’s HHNC session

75 Years (Same) Old

I have replayed Angela Hill’s program on the sound ordinance a few times, and Nathan Chapman has popped another soundbite into the Times Picayune. Let’s have a bit of revenge, shall we? Don’t you think Nathan, VCPORA and the neighborhood associations deserve it? We heard more than just differing points of view on Angela’s show. We got a glimpse into Continue reading 75 Years (Same) Old

The Neighborhoodies

Look, Nathan’s back! That was quick. Nathan Chapman, a longtime French Quarter resident who led a multiple-neighborhood coalition that supported the original ordinance, turned his attention to the next task at hand. “We’re about to all go to work on Bourbon Street,” Chapman said. “Certainly it has its own unique problems, and it’s important enough to all of us that Continue reading The Neighborhoodies

Nathan Chapman’s Sign-Off Statement

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, Nathan Chapman sent this statement to his mailing list. I do not have the privilege of being on Mr Chapman’s list of favorites, but you can find this kind of thing on the Drudge Report or Rush Limbaugh, so eventually I located a copy. As chair a 20-organization coalition, I had the privilege of participating Continue reading Nathan Chapman’s Sign-Off Statement

The Dementor of the Quarter

“Dementors . . . glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them… Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. If it can, the Dementor will feed on you long enough to reduce you to something like itself…soulless and evil. You Continue reading The Dementor of the Quarter

Letter to Council by a Bourbon Street resident

I love this letter, which was just copied to me (by a third party, not Ms Rosenberg).  I do not agree that we would be best served by enforcement of the current ordinance, because it is a mess, too.  It would not be hard to write a much better law, but the current proposal is much worse.  And the people Continue reading Letter to Council by a Bourbon Street resident