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Tim P.

I can't say that I'm happy in ANY way that there is still so much BS, but posts like this make me happy that YOU haven't changed.

RE: Presidential election... here in Cali all the liberals are in a lather about how great it will be if the US will just elect a woman for president. Never mind that woman is a fuckmook supreme and Bush lite.

I agree on John Edwards... but his populist stance worries me.

If y'all can manage to secede, I'll pack my bags and be on the next plane.

PS... I'm going to be in town for Krewe de Vieux. It's about time!


Doesn't the phrase "fuckmooks working for Ray Nagin" contain a tautology?

Oh yes, the only debate site not within 350 miles of the others is (drum roll, please) Hofstra University. Perhaps Marques Colston could intercede on our behalf?


Yeah, the whole liberal == women thing, I can't figure out. Doesn't anybody remember Margaret Thatcher?

I'm gonna be freezin my butt off at Krewe du Vieux, dressed up as a cult member. Either that or "Kool Aid Man". Scream at me and I'll hook you up with cool throws.

I hadn't thought about contacting Colston directy for intercession. Sounds like the one thing that may work.


I have a lot to say about this debate bull shit and will cram it in my busy schedule tomorrow.

Also, remember what else John Lennon said: "Well I'm gonna China to see for myself
Gonna China gonna China
Just got to give me some rock 'n roll".


Always somethin' happenin'
But nothin' goin' on
There's always somethin' cookin'
But nothin' in the pot
They're starving back in China, so finish what you got...


Everyone should call Landrieu, Vitter, Jindal, HRC, Edwards et al to have them raise hell ab this decision. It's far, far too early to throw in the towel on this one. Even if these statements are just hot air.

From the Hotline blog:

After the Commission on Presidential Debates released the dates and locations of the three prez face-offs and one meeting of the veep candidates, John Edwards's campaign released a statement chiding the group for not including New Orleans in the bunch.

12:26 p.m. today from Edwards's campaign:

“It saddens me to hear that the Commission on Presidential Debates rejected New Orleans’ bid to host a debate in 2008 citing evidence that the city has not recovered enough to host the event. I strongly believe this decision was a mistake and I urge the Commission on Presidential Debates to rethink their decision.

“As a nation, all of us have a responsibility to do everything we can to help rebuild this great city, and holding national events in this city, like a presidential debate, will help New Orleans move forward. I have made rebuilding this city a central part of my presidential campaign because I believe we cannot stand on the sidelines as President Bush continues to fail the people of New Orleans.

“The truth is America is not the country of the Superdome in New Orleans after Katrina. We can prove it by fulfilling our moral responsibility to get New Orleans back on its feet. At a minimum, when I am the Democratic nominee, I will push to make sure we hold a presidential debate in New Orleans. And, as president, I will make sure that our government does everything in its power to help restore the city.”

And then, 4:25 p.m. today from Hillary Clinton's team:

“While the locations it selected are worthy ones, I believe the Commission on Presidential Debates missed a golden opportunity to show New Orleans that the entire country is committed to its recovery, by passing it up as a site for a debate. Hosting a debate in New Orleans would spotlight the city to the rest of world and push to ensure that its rebuilding is not ignored.

“Getting New Orleans back on its feet must be a national priority, as rebuilding New York after 9/11 was. We must get to work on a plan to cut through the red tape, deliver the federal assistance the city was promised, and get services running and infrastructure built in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast.

“Choosing New Orleans as the site of one of our nation’s great democratic events would have been a chance to reaffirm this priority, and I’m sorry the commission decided differently.”

Can Obama's release be far behind?

Here's the commission's sched:

First presidential debate:
Friday, September 26
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Vice presidential debate:
Thursday, October 2
Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Second presidential debate:
Tuesday, October 7
Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Third presidential debate:
Wednesday, October 15
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

The two backup sites are Centre College in Danville, KY and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

All debates will be 90 minutes in length and start at 9:00 p.m. ET.


Did you know that Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. is the President & CEO of the American Gaming Association? Did you know that the AGA hosted one of it's marquee events, the G2E Institute in New Orleans in April 2007?

From the G2E (AGA-sponsored) website:

"LAS VEGAS—Global Gaming Expo (G2E) today announced that G2E Institute, its unique conference event that debuted last year in Las Vegas, will move to New Orleans in 2007, bringing G2E’s world-class educational content, dynamic networking events and “by the industry, for the industry” approach to the Gulf Coast. Set for April 10-12, 2007 at the Wyndham New Orleans at Canal Place and themed Gaming’s Next Era: Leveraging Innovation to Enhance Your Market, the event also will include a charity golf tournament.

As in 2006, Casino Design, the popular G2E conference dedicated to the design and development of casino resort properties, also will be co-located with G2E Institute.

“All across the country we are seeing the continuing growth, expansion and reinvention of the gaming industry. Nowhere is this process more evident than along the Gulf Coast, making it the perfect venue for G2E Institute,” said FRANK J. FAHRENKOPF, Jr., president and CEO of the AGA. “When we launched the flagship G2E event in 2001 as the first trade show and conference event by the industry and for the industry, I said our duty was to serve the needs of the gaming industry. Developing a top-notch educational event focused on moving emerging and evolving gaming markets forward is a prime example of our continued dedication to delivering exactly what our industry and our host communities are looking for.”

Lying fuckmook.

Cousin Pat

What the F do we need a committee for? Just set it up and invite the candidates to come on down. Sinn Fein meets DIY.

Let's do this. Let us have our own debate, set it up, and invite the candidates very, very publicly to grow some spine and show they ain't skerrt of this part of the world.

Put the onus and responsibility on THEM to get down here, not on some insider committee to decide our future.

Mr. Clio

Hey, Cousin Pat, good to hear from ya.

One problem with your excellent point: I'm willing to bet that the two major party candidates sign in blood that they will ONLY participate in the assigned debates, lest they have their gonads forcibly removed with rusty implements.


Oh, Mr. CL10, you've met my urologist! I think he used a rusty grapefruit spoon. He said something about "the cut of my jib".


Hey, easy on Ole Miss. That was my evacuation school and almost where I got my engineering degree (thanks to Cowen).


Also, if you've ever been to a football game at The Grove, you know they can handle a big influx of people.

Of course, nobody can do it as well as New Orleans.

It's a shame they can't just come out and say that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats want to have a debate here. They both want to have one in an area where they can raise money...


Don't count on the cowardly corporate Dems to do anything like, say, holding feet to the fire over NOLA.


My anger was palpable yesterday. Today I've resigned to a simmering rage which I will utilize one day over one of the idiots who made that decision. You shouldn't go angering an entire metropolitan area, you never know when one person in that area is going to have decision-making power concerning your interests one day.

Cousin Pat

Howdy Mr. Clio, it is good to be able to read stuff online again.

But even if the Major Parties make those candidates sign in blood, we can create a media storm of our own to absolutely force their hand. How much are politican's promises worth these days anyway, even to other politicians?

Facility: the Loyola School of Music Auditorium (or equitable facility)

Moderators: David Zirin, Norm Robinson and Oyster

Emcee: Dangerblond

TV Feed: All major networks if possible, if not, C-Span or MTV (it ain't like we'd be interrupting music). If not even then, Sattelite Radio.

Press Room with an open bar (how many reporters do you know won't show up for THAT?).

Liveblogging ad nauseum, and hit all the "big national blogs" as well.

Security? BERG and Angry RSD teachers.

Post Debate wrap up: Ashley (we really would need sattelite radio for that one...)

Hell, invite some of the candidates who DIDN'T get the nomination.

This can work. We just set it up and DARE them not to show. Broadcast some empty podiums if need be. At least one major candidate would do it to prove their 'backbone.'

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