Friday, December 15, 2006

Does this look like Che Guevara?

The Dogs Who Found Me
Originally uploaded by kfoz.
There seems to be some confusion with the audio book of The Dogs Who Found Me. Although it is listed as available now on Blackstone Audio's website, Barnes and Noble lists it as being released December 28th. And if you go to the Amazon page for the book, the links for the audio versions take you to an audio version of the life of Che Guevara.

I guess there is something revolutionary about Sula.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Jeffersons

I voted early Saturday for for Karen Carter, not that it made a difference. William Jefferson, who is under investigation after feds found $90,000 in his freezer, was reelected to Congress, where he will do nothing for anyone. I'm sure most of the press will look at this as another example of the racial divide in New Orleans, although both candidates are African American. The real factor was the vote in suburban Jefferson Parish, where the crazy Sheriff came out against Carter after she reminded everyone that it was Jefferson Parish that held refugees at gunpoint after they crossed the Mississippi River bridge on foot during the flood. Jefferson Parish didn't want any of "those people". And voters there overwhelmingly chose Jefferson for Congress.

After the storm, those of us who live in Orleans Parish were forced to drive out to Jefferson Parish for food, appliances and other services, since they were mostly spared there. And, more than a year later, businesses are flourishing there, while Orleans Parish still struggles.

I think it is time to stop supporting Jefferson Parish. If we're going to spend money, let's keep it on our own turf.