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Monday, November 29, 2004

THE DIRTY SOUTH....

My favorite books are offered online to be read....Two such great writers, such profound works of literature.....W.E.B. DuBois had (and it is still current for today) a message for the Southern states....Sadly the Southern states have not heeded his voice....http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/DubSoul.html....Harriet Jacobs wrote one of the best slave narratives dealing with slavery and its moral corruptness....http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/JACOBS/hjhome.htm

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Meanwhile back at the ranch....

Goofy ass Yahoo...I plan to take this time to order me some applebottoms jeans and a blogger hoodie top......They will go nicely with my cruise to the Caribbean....Remember yahoo...You don't pay my light bill but I do pay yours....

Thursday, November 25, 2004

HAPPY THANKSGIVING....

Be safe....Don't DRIVE DRUNK (remember I am on the lookout for dunkards behind the wheel)....Arrive alive-- that means no driver rage....Eat, drink and have fun!!!

Monday, November 22, 2004

STATISTICS 101...

About 22 people a month or nearly 8,000 people a year get injured or killed in alcohol related accidents in Louisiana....Nowdays people want you to quote stats for every single thing (not just drinking and driving issues--political stuff also)....I can't possibly keep every source of information that I read in hard copy so I will try and post everything I quote as soon as is it hot...."Drop it like it's hot"!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2004

The Arraignment....

You come before the grand jury today don't you??? Sucks to be you doesn't it?!!! Even the rainy weather is against you... You killed a mother and her baby girl....You need some time behind bars to think about this....All this for a fucking drink?!!! You will have plenty of time to find sobriety....You let alcohol get the best of you....You let it control you...Now you can't even drink another day for the rest of your fucking life...You were given another chance back in 2001 (when you crashed your car while driving drunk) but you chose to put alcohol before your own safety and the safety of others.....What a pitiful life... At age 24 you have managed to mess up two family lives--your family and Holly's....I am not as forgiving as the Fontenots....I am here to put you on notice...You made Holly go through trial by fire!!! NOW IT IS TIME FOR YOUR TRIAL HEATHER...

Monday, November 15, 2004

I need a vacation.....

from Bush, Cheney, Condi Rice, drunk drivers and Yahoo messageboards... Come next year I am taking one---to the Caribbean...I am going to relax in Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; and St. Maarten....I can't wait....Maybe they will let me stay and never come back.... For all you travel buffs I have some links....

MEXICO/CARIBBEAN RESOURCES
Mexico
Call the mexico Tourism Promotion Board's toll-free information line at 800-446-3942 to request brochures or ask questions about any aspect of travel to our neighboring nation. the tourism board's Internet site at http://www.visitmexico.com includes maps and other information. These web sites offer iseful information about popular vacation destinations.
Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos: www.visitcabo.com or www.cabovacationhomes.com
Puerto vallarta: www.puertovallarta.net
San Miguel de Allende: www.internetsanmiguel.com
Caribbean/Atlantic
The Caribbean Tourism Organization is a good resource for general information; call 212-635-9530 or access www.doitcaribbean.com. Also access www.gocaribbean.com.
Anguilla: 800-553-4939; www.anguillavacation.com
Antigua: 888-268-4227; www.antiguabarbuda.com
Aruba: 800-862-7822; www.aruba.com
Bahamas: 800-224-2627; www.bahamas.com
Barbados: 800-221-9831; www.barbados.org
Barbuda: 888-268-4227; www.antiguabarbuda.org
Bermuda: 800-223-6106; www.bermudatourism.com
Bonaire: 800-266-2473; www.infobonaire.org
British Virgin Islands: 800-835-8530; www.bvitouristboard.com
Cayman Islands: 800-346-3313; www.caymanislands.ky
Costa Rica: 800-343-6332; www.visitcostarica.com
Curacao: 800-328-7222; www.curacaotourism.com
Dominica: 888-645-5637; www.dominica.dm
Dominican Republic: 888-374-6361; www.dominicanrepublic.com
Grenada: 800-927-9554; www.grenadagrenadines.com
Guadeloupe: 410-286-8310; www.antillesinfotourisme.com/guadeloupe
Honduras: 800-410-9608; www.letsgohonduras.com
Jamaica: 800-233-4582; www.visitjamaica.com
Martinique: 410-286-8310; www.martinique.com and http://www.martinique.org/
Montserrat: 664-491-2230; www.visitmontserrat.com
Nevis: 866-556-3847; www.nevisisland.com
Panama: 800-231-0568; www.visitpanama.com
Puerto Rico: 800-866-7827; www.gotopuertorico.com
Saba: 011-599-416-2231; www.sabatourism.com
St. Barthelemy: 410-286-8310; www.stbarths.com
St. Eustatius: 011-599-318-2433; www.statiatourism.com
St. Kitts: 800-582-6208; www.stkittstourism.com
St. Lucia: 800-456-3984; www.stlucia.org
St. Maarten (Dutch): 212-953-2084 or 800-786-2278; www.st-maarten.com or http://www.remaxislandproperties.com/
St. Martin (French): 410-286-8310; www.st-martin.org
St. Vincent and the Grenadines: 800-729-1726; www.svgtourism.com
Trinidad and Tobago: 868-675-7034; www.visittnt.com
Turks and Caicos Islands: 800-241-0824; www.turksandcaicostourism.com
U.S. Virgin Islands: 800-372-8487; http://www.usvitourism.vi

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Isn't November 18th here yet?!!!


November 2, 2004

Reported by Pam Dixon
"Don't drink and drive." We've heard it dozens of times. But how many people really take it to heart? The woman accused of driving drunk and killing a Lake Charles mother and daughter last month had already been arrested for one DWI before the accident. The crash survivor who lost his wife and daughter speaks out.

"Holly just so happened to have her own little bit of money. She wanted to get her own little ice cream. She was so proud."

It was a simple detour for ice cream that cost 40 year old Colette Fontenot and her nine year old daughter, Holly, their lives. 41 year old Robert Fontenot says, "How many times do you stop and you take a left to go get your kid an ice cream? It could be anyone. It could be anyone at anytime. It just so happened it was me."

Fontenot says he never heard any brakes or anything before his Jeep Cherokee was hit from behind and erupted in flames trapping Holly and ejecting Colette. That night the driver of the other car 24 year old Heather Alford was arrested for her second DWI. Two counts of vehicular homicide would follow. Fontenot says, "I don't have to live with knowing that two people died because of something I'd done, a child and a mother. I feel sorry for that person really because she's got to live through that the rest of her life, and hopefully, hopefully she can find, through the grace of God she can find some peace within herself to change her life."

While many people wonder why the innocent often perish and those responsible survive such an accident, Fontenot says the answer came to him while he was in the hospital being treated for burns. Fontenot says, "God was ready for them. They were ready to go. They were innocent, but they were ready to go. They were right with God. They're ready to go. And the people that may have caused the incident or whatever, not knowing it, drinking and driving, and caused incidents like this, they're not ready because they're not right with God. God loves them so much that he's giving them another chance to get right with themselves and get right with him."
Fontenot says he'll have good times again. He still has three daughters left, Breanna, Beth and Megan. And he's looking forward to more times ahead to reflect on the joys that all his girls have brought him.

Alford's case is expected to go before a Calcasieu grand jury November 18th.

I will be on the look out for those that had too much to drink this holiday season....*LSP (number to the state police on your cell phone)...Nothing wrong with drinking but drunk driving and killing folks is sooooo not cool!!!! If you feel yourself buzzing you have had too much call a taxi or get a friend to take you home or walk to your car and sleep in the mofo.....Do not drive!!!


Tuesday, November 09, 2004

What is new?!!!

W.E.B. Dubois said this himself...

A national voting rights group says it documented hundreds of voting irregularities affecting poor and minority voters in Louisiana and six other southern states -- from long lines and faulty equipment to intentional voter intimidation.

The group sent monitors on Tuesday to 700 precincts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. Their goal was to observe such issues as the timely opening of polls, the presence of correct ballots and functioning machines and the impartiality of elections officials. Among their preliminary findings, the group listed a lack of early voting polls in Duval County, Florida, the nation's largest county, the failure of electronic voting machines in three South Carolina counties and votes lost at a North Carolina precinct when too much information was stored on a computer storage unit.

The group plans to issue its more detailed, final report in about two weeks.