Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hillary Clinton on Obama

"I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on," she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article "that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."

"There's a pattern emerging here," she said.

Toni Morrison On Obama

"I thought about voting for Hillary at the beginning. I don't care that she is a woman. I need more than that. Neither his race, his gender, her race or her gender was enough. I needed something else, and the something else was his wisdom." Toni Morrison, in Time Magazine

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Brando/Obama surge at the polls

The presidential campaign has been exhausting, and no one knows that more than Brando Foster. In fact, in the past few weeks, he's rolled over on his back and moved on to other concerns. He's just a dog after all, and he has other things to think about.

After last night, however, he's put his party hat back on! And he invites all his former dogsitters and other concerned citizens to kick in a few bucks for Obama.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Current headlines on NOLA.com, in order of appearance

Murder trial begins for teenager who got gun from mom: Mother still in jail awaiting her own trial

LEAP and GEE scores released today

Man gunned down in eastern New Orleans

Warm weather continues today

Ex-janitor arrested in theft of drugs, guns, cash from court

Tom Benson announces purchase of WVUE-TV

Monday, May 05, 2008

David Bonds, Part Five

I'd been meaning to pick up where I left off, and actually had some observations to share regarding the prosecution's performance in the courtroom. But I'll have to wait on that.

Yesterday I got a call from someone who said that they had heard David Bonds was shot on Canal Street sometime earlier in the weekend. I called around. I looked online. Not only was there nothing to find regarding David Bonds, there was nothing regarding a shooting of any kind.

This afternoon, the NOPD announced that they are looking for David Bonds again. Two witnesses identified him as the man who shot someone after an argument at Canal and St. Charles. This incident occurred at 5am Sunday morning, but apparently they didn't release the information because they didn't want anyone to panic on the last day of Jazz Fest.