Sunday, September 30, 2007

Yellow Jacket Problem

I have been having a problem with yellow jackets lately. Apparently, this is an active time of year for them, and they have formed a nest. I tried some wasp and hornet killer, but it hasn't killed them all yet. Today, I sprayed some more of the pesticide, and I put up a yellow jacket trap. We'll see if that works. The trap I purchased is reusable, but I don't think I'm going to want to clean out a bunch of dead yellow jackets to reuse the same trap, so today, I ordered a disposable trap. Hopefully, the combination of the insecticide spray and the trap will eliminate the problem.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Bill Jefferson on List of Most Corrupt Congressmen

Little Tokyo Owner Leases Site of Table 1

The owner of Little Tokyo has leased the site of the restaurant Table 1 at Magazine and Washington. Presumably, he will open another Little Tokyo there. Seems strange given that it's right next door to Sake Cafe.

Monday, September 10, 2007

David Vitter's Prostitute Passes Lie Detector Test

Senator David Vitter's local prostitute Wendy Yow Ellis has passed a lie detector test administered by Larry Flynt. Let's see, it's a credibility call between a politician, a hooker and a pornographer - hard to imagine anyone in any of those professions being less than truthful.

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving a Natural Disaster

Popular Mechanics has the Ultimate Guide to Surviving a Natural Disaster. Popular Mechanics has a surprising number of articles that are of general interest to non-mechanics.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Wall Street Journal Interview with Bobby Jindal

James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal interviews Bobby Jindal.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Bill Jefferson Pre-Paid Bribe Card

Congressman William Jefferson of New Orleans is looking to launch a pre-paid bribe debit card for Louisiana residents to more easily pay off state legislators. Story at New Orleans Levee.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

NOPD Second District E-Mail Blasts

On September 1st at or about 10:30 am, Citizens in the area of 826 Octavia St. informed police that a white male suspect had just burglarized that residence. The suspect was in possession of a purse and was running from the scene. Officers observed the suspect and took chase when the suspect discarded the purse and a witness recovered it. The officer pursued the suspect and apprehended the suspect. The suspect was identified as Tim Sandifer, white male, 6/9/1959. If you have any additional information on this case, please contact Sgt. Richard Pari or Det. J. Thompson at 658-6022 or 658-6020. You may also call Crimestoppers anonymously at 822-1111. Remember to report any suspicious persons or activities you see in your neighborhood by calling 821-2222. In an emergency, call 911.

On September 2nd, 2007, 2nd District Task Force members made three arrest and recovered two stolen vehicles, after we beefed up patrols in these areas. Two arrest were made in the 3400 block of S. Carrolton of a vehicle that was stolen from 5614 Camp St. Subjects arrested were Glen Hawkins, Black male, 11/28/93 and Markeisha Lewis, Black Female, 11/28/90. The second arrest was made by Sixth District Officers at Third and South Saratoga of a vehicle that was stolen from 1307 Marengo St. Arrested was Alton Netter, Black Male, 7/24/91.

Weak Field Running for City Council At-Large

So far, a weak field of candidates has signed up to run in the October 20 special election to replace criminal Oliver Thomas. Diana Bajoie, Jackie Clarkson, Cynthis Willard-Lewis, Gail Masters Reimonenq (a cousin of Stan Pampy Barre) and Dyan French have entered the race, and Tommie Vassel is expected to declare today. This is not a stellar group, and none of these candidates seems likely to change anything for the better. We need to do better than this.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

DDD Wants Tax Increase

I am shocked -- SHOCKED -- to report that at least one city government agency, the Downtown Development District, does not want to reduce the millage at the same rate that our property tax assessments have increased. In other words, the DDD wants to increase your taxes. Politicians and agency heads somehow must think the taxpayers are not smart enough to figure out that higher assessments coupled with less than a full reduction in the millage equals higher taxes.

Season Shot: Biodegradable Shot in Assorted Flavors

Season Shot is environmentally safe ammunition that is fully biodegradable and comes in cajun, lemon pepper, garlic, teriyaki and honey mustard flavors.