The Green Green Gra$$ of Jefferson Parish. A Jefferson Parish Council Pay-to-Play update (Updated)

Folks, grass is all over the news these days and not the smoking variety.  Here in Bay St Louis grass was recently topical as the City actually terminated its outside contract for cutting grass on city rights of way etc citing the resulting savings as one of the major items that helped it make ends meet … Continue reading “The Green Green Gra$$ of Jefferson Parish. A Jefferson Parish Council Pay-to-Play update (Updated)”

Just another day in the state ethics board neighborhood….

With our last post examining the ethics of a local ethics professor generating such interest a second post on the general topic is certainly in order.  IMHO one of the most thankless public service jobs has to be as a non political staffer at your local State Ethics Administration.  Both Louisiana and Mississippi’s are fairly … Continue reading “Just another day in the state ethics board neighborhood….”

Slabb-a-leaks: PRR? Here at Slabbed we don

The second installment of meet Councilman Capella takes us from October 2009 to mid November, 2009. This portion of the inbox had lots of duplicity, some of which we edited out.  At 1,147 pages it is quite an interesting read and includes some of the internals from Team West Jefferson Medical Center when it was … Continue reading “Slabb-a-leaks: PRR? Here at Slabbed we don”

Pigs love mud and the greedy little piggies at West Jefferson Medical Center are in up to their necks. Slabbed unifies Whitmer, Lagniappe, the Hospital and River Birch Landfill.

“I can unequivocally state that all members of the administration of West Jefferson Medical Center were shocked to learn of the involvement of both Mr. Coulon and Mr. Whitmer in this insurance scandal” – Peter Butler Jr to WWL TV’s Paul Murphy. As Nowdy joked offline in our informal editorial board round robin today, “the population of Jefferson … Continue reading “Pigs love mud and the greedy little piggies at West Jefferson Medical Center are in up to their necks. Slabbed unifies Whitmer, Lagniappe, the Hospital and River Birch Landfill.”

It all began with a dime drop to Raphael. Slabbed takes a look back at the unfolding Jefferson Parish political corruption investigation

As I compiled my notes for this post and along the lines of my affinity for applied mathematics I was reminded of the Butterfly effect, a concept based in Chaos theory which underpins several of the concepts expressed by Nassim Taleb in his two books.  I have alluded to the fact that we had an idea as to the origins of the current investigation into Aaron … Continue reading “It all began with a dime drop to Raphael. Slabbed takes a look back at the unfolding Jefferson Parish political corruption investigation”

I understand the FBI has been visiting Nan and the gang over at West Jefferson Medical center again….

I personally enjoy visiting with the good folks at the FBI but something tells me poor Nan and Baby Butler do not share that warm fuzzy feeling with the latest FBI site visits just last week. Remember folks Gambitman said Tim Coulon was squealing so we may well see the insurance portion of the scandal break … Continue reading “I understand the FBI has been visiting Nan and the gang over at West Jefferson Medical center again….”