Saturday, February 03, 2007
Uncle Sam's Poodle
It may be the first crack in the dike that unleashes the flood of federal dollars to which we are entitled (or at least in Louisiana, where the pro-business right has put in place the so-called tort reforms they always clamor for that prevent our timid attorney general from going after the the insurance companies they way they have in Mississippi). The attorney investigating a suit over the failure of the 17th Street Canal is looking closely as this to see if it buttresses his claim that the dredging that contributed to the collapse of the badly engineered floodwalls should be considered a navigation project and so could follow the same path into court. (There were shrimpers who used the canal as a harbor).
However, I am going to be Uncle Sam's trained poodle in tonights satirical Krewe du Vieux, forced by my wife (Uncle) to attempt to jump through hoops to get my money, in keeping with the theme of our sub-krewe Follow the Yellow Brick Road Home and the hoops that frame the road. As a result I've been too damned busy with sewing and hot glueing my costume and untangling beads to try to post this week. Readers seeking a bead shower need only to shout out Hey, Wet Bank! as the sub-krewe Seeds of Decline pass (2nd float after the title float) to let me know you are a faithful reader.
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