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Re: “The life of a New Orleans public defender

How much of a screw up do you have to be to not have $50 to make bond or not even have a friend or a relative that could come up with $50 to get yo out of jail? If you can find the money for the weed you should be able to find it for the bond.

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Posted by hegemon on 02/23/2009 at 10:24 PM

Re: “What is the history of the St. Claude line?

Naming it Berlin commemorated a defeat at the hands of Napoleon, it would be kind of insulting to the ethnic German residents of the area if that was the actual intent.

Ironically, renaming it after Pershing actually erased the stigma of defeat.

Posted by hegemon on 02/17/2009 at 4:44 PM

Re: “The 2010 New Orleans Mayor's Race

Roy Glapion, Jr? Assuming you are not excited about the late City Councilman running for mayor, who is this you are writing about?

Posted by hegemon on 02/11/2009 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Death and the City

Poor law enforcement practices are not at the root of our high levels of violence. A large dysfunctional demographic of ignorant, immoral, treacherous predators is the root of the problem. Along with a community that supports and enables the predators in their community.

Sure the police could be better, we could have higher standards but the same people that blame the system would scream racism. We could elect better judges but we are in favor of universal suffrage.

It isn't the system it is the criminals that have no respect for a civil society not to mention human life.

Posted by hegemon on 02/09/2009 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Letters [Web Exclusive]

Dear Editor:

Your current poll question:

"Should the proposed LSU/VA hospital complex be built in Mid-City, or should it incorporate now-vacant Charity Hospital?"

is as reasonable as if you would ask "Who are you for in the Super Bowl, the Saints or the Steelers?"

The VA going back to the Charity location is not an option. It is either going to move to Jefferson Parish or the new location in Orleans Parish. VA is not going back to it's old location any more than the Saints will show up instead of the Cardinals this Sunday.

The real question is do we want to lose the VA hospital and recreate the inefficient and outdated Charity model that was a problem before Katrina or do we want to take advantage of the proposal of the VA to benefit the medical schools and provide efficient medical services for many segments of the population.

In my opinion the debate is largely between the neighborhood preservationists, community activists and the medical community, economic development interests; not within the medical community.

Posted by hegemon on 01/27/2009 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Bouqets & Brickbats

Things must be rather grand in New Orleans and Louisiana if this executive order by Jindal is the only outrage you have to report on this week.

The reality is HB1, does set the date for these specific officials at May 15, and reporting 2008 income, business relationships and investments by January 15 is an unreasonable burden. Most people don't have their income and earnings reports for tax purposes from the past year until the end of January. The IRS gives us until April 15, and this State form is more complicated and detailed. There is no particular reason why these particular officials should be required to file weeks when the others are given months.

But I guess since Forgotson, the self-appointed watch dog of government and perpetual complainer jumped on this non-issue, Gambit felt compelled to back him up.

Posted by hegemon on 01/14/2009 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Top Prospects

"Ars gratia artis"

Posted by hegemon on 12/12/2008 at 8:37 AM

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