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Buh-Bye, Rep. Joseph Cao

March 22nd, 2010 | 3 comments | Posted by Jen

After being the only Republican to support the healthcare reform bill in November, Rep. Joseph Cao (R-La.) voted against it Sunday, because he felt its executive order prohibiting the federal funding of abortions–a restriction brokered by an anti-abortion Dem, Rep. Bart Stupak–was not strict enough. The bill eventually passed 219-212.

Hi? Or Bye?

Now, if activity in the Twitterverse following the bill’s passage gives us any kind of accurate temperature read on the future of freshman Congressman Cao, who hails from a highly Democratic district in NOLA…

I’d say DUDE. IS. COOKED.

[The Hill: Lone GOP 'yes' vote last time is voting 'no' this time around]

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The Saints Came Marching In…

February 8th, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Diana

Hmmm… bet somebody‘s happy that the Saints won the Super Bowl!!!

New Orleans' #1 Amazian Jr. Superfan

And by “somebody,” I mean every person in America except for the Colts, people that don’t believe in dinosaurs, grouchy Indianapolis mathball devotees, whoever Reggie Bush dumped to bang Kim Kardashian, folks that don’t care about Black people New Orleans, a couple of sour Vikings fans, Tim Tebow, jerkoffs, assholes, and strange hard-nosed people like my sister who show their conviction during the most curious of times, declaring “AFC all the way!!!!” and rooting for the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV even though we–as Steelers lovers–spend every waking moment during the rest of the season hoping for their failure.

So yeah, somebody is totally fucking thrilled!

[ESPN: Saints' Win = Party Time In New Orleans]
[Popsugar: Angelina, Brad & Maddox Cheer On The New Orleans' Saints At The Super Bowl!]

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BABEWATCH: Lucia Micarelli Of HBO’s Treme

February 2nd, 2010 | 3 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Lucia Micarelli

Hails from: NYC

Ethnicity: Korean and Italian

Occupation: Classically-trained violinist and cast member of HBO’s Treme

The Wire‘s David Simon has a new show debuting in April. It’s set in post-Katrina New Orleans and follows the lives of a group of musicians and other locals. The lovely Lucia Micarelli, who’s toured with Every-Hardass-Asian-Mom’s-Musical-Crush Josh Groban, will play “Annie,” a street musician (see below).

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Cotton Candy, Sweet And Low, Reprzentasian In The Super Bowl!

January 25th, 2010 | 7 comments | Posted by Diana

THE SAINTS ARE FINALLY GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep your eyes on amazian linebacker Scott Fujita (aka “Asian Assassin”) when they do.

Damn


That’s not actually asking much. Last night, during the NFC Championship shootout/battle royale/best game of the season, it was hard to look at anything else. When Fujita wasn’t putting pressure on Brett Favre, he and Anthony Hargrove were tackling him hard.

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Who Dat Rootin’ For Dem Saints?

January 18th, 2010 | 4 comments | Posted by Diana

"I hate Brett Favre."

It was with heavy heart that I state the obvious: Jen’s and my teams are out of the running for this year’s Super Bowl ring (my freakin’ Steelers, defending champions, didn’t even make it to the postseason).

I can’t speak for my illustrious writing partner, but this year I find myself (for the first time in my life) hoping that an NFC team takes home the big prize (Dear lawd, do not let Continue reading Who Dat Rootin’ For Dem Saints?

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Hurricane Kashameful

August 30th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Yesterday marked the 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, our nation’s biggest domestic disgrace. The Washington Post reported these alarming statistics about the current state of affairs in the Big Not-So-Easy:

Still, only two-thirds of the pre-Katrina population of New Orleans has returned to the city, and storm damage remains visible. Only 40 percent of the city’s public school students have returned, although sales tax receipts have climbed to 84 percent of pre-storm levels, according to a new Brookings Institution report.

…The Louisiana-run Road Home program, which provides rebuilding grants to homeowners who had inadequate storm insurance, has sent checks to 44,000 hurricane victims, despite having received more than 184,000 applications and having billions of dollars in the bank.

…More than 1,600 people died in the storm along the Gulf Coast and 1.5 million people were scattered. Almost as much as the war in Iraq…

Here are photos I took 9 months after Katrina, in and around the Ninth Ward:

FEMA trailers for miles and miles

A typical street

An abandoned school

From all reports, the city is not that much better off today. New Orleans still needs your tourism, your money, and your help. Click here to view a list of disaster relief organizations, and help rebuild NOLA.

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Sheriff Lee Keeps A Ragin’

August 21st, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Bad news for people who love portly, racist, Ragin’ Casian lawmen who look like Muppets. Sheriff Harry Lee of Jefferson Parish (a New Orleans suburb) announced last week that his leukemia has returned. The controversial Lee, 74, who has occupied his post since 1979 and never lost an election, had undergone chemo earlier this year at Stanford and said that his leukemia was in remission. Sheriff Lee still plans to seek reelection in October.

I don’t know, dude. Maybe it’s time to step down.

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Louasiana

June 13th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen
Louasiana Swamp Country

Even though I grew up right next door, I can’t pretend to understand the state of Louisiana. I love crawfish, boudin, meat pies, oyster loaves, shrimp etouffee, and Cafe Du Monde beignets. But, I don’t, for example, get this AP story atall:

“Louisiana town banning saggy pants; plans fines jail terms for violators

Wed Jun 13, 12:24 PM

DELCAMBRE, La. (AP) – It soon will be a crime in this Cajun-country town to let the waistband of your pants sag too low in public.

Mayor Carol Broussard has said he will sign an ordinance the town council approved this week setting penalties of up to six months in jail and a $500 fine for being caught in pants that show undergarments or certain parts of the body.

I bring all this up only because I need an excuse to talk about Sheriff Harry Lee of Jefferson Parish, suburb of New Orleans. My bona fide Louisianan friend Fitz was just telling me about him yesterday. Here’s Lee pictured with his good friend Willie Nelson:

This Chinese-Louisianan’s official bio claims that he was “born in the back room of a Chinese laundry in downtown New Orleans.” He’s friends with the Clintons. And been Sheriff of Jefferson Parish since 1979, never losing an election, despite repeatedly alienating his African-American constituents (who are in the minority) with racist comments. And he also announced this month that he has beaten leukemia. Is this dude bulletproof?

Or just a…RAGIN’…CASIAN?

You be the judge.

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