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My wish on any candle with
at least one good eye:
that in the bedroom of your mind
the things of mine shed any visibility.

 Are suddenly, only, gone.

 When the candles have lost both eyes,
I will not have to wish it anymore.
We will be each be buried
in the other’s garden. 

All the shirts and prayers 

and smells of pillows
will only haunt the tomatoes then,
tow-headed relics with small pink fingers,
to turn up our dirt, tickling vines.


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Probably felt that same preemption
Though this time our weapons switched
Not even letting me kiss her
Where I ask to, don’t usually.
Changing what the next apart
Means and she says the words
That indicate awareness.
But the chemical bridge from so
Long ago in red light glass
To this heinous bird-filled time.
And I want this business done.
Awful the more she makes to leave.
Slightly sick in this bowed time
And what I do for closeness
To her lips, I’ve seen her move
Before, and tell her.
Sharply now, disabused of this behavior.
She wants it
Curled so tightly into this holed,
burrowed soreness,
unsheeted together,
balled in all that may not be admitted or
let hang long on glass that meets the next
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And the bees that always
Moved between us.
That manna back and forth from nowhere,
The smelt,
in fornication matching strokes.
The knife into socket,
The charred twins.
Whatever seems to have removed my will, since this
Now our gray skins move together,
Ashes that remember,
Touched to dust.
The pink that raws from underneath
All that calling and suddenly, in all that honey,
The light is unburdenable, and i can not turn
Toward you or away


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swallowed all that melanin.
because you slept so early.
maybe always felt you moved by some force.
and what i thought you were, so small.
i didnt realize.
my cum in the sink,
light on light.
hair shining. and would not stay,
to touch.
i almost made out the dark
of now winter,
stated, on your throat.
i hadn't seen
your stamped papers,
the presses,
lining the hallways after.
and all that something.
these masses in your mouth.
after, the tonned feet,
grasped and scattered
stitches, by name,
through sleep, and water.
all that hanging space.
then trails, stillness in dust
drawn still after, the veils moving
through changed daylight
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Posted by WastedVote on 09/23/08 at 10:39PM

HERE IS THE HELENA MORENO VIRAL VIDEO:
http://nola.tv/news/368.html

SHE DOES NOT KNOW THAT IT IS FEMA - A VOTE FOR HER IS A VOTE FOR JEFFERSON.

HER BIGGEST SUPPORTER HIMSELF IS DISBARRED FOR PAYING OFF WITNESSES - HE CANNOT EVEN GET SECURITY CLEARANCE TO MEET HIGH OFFICIALS.

HELENA MORENO IS OFFENSIVE TO EVERY GOOD FEMALE WHO HAS RUN FOR OFFICE IN THIS CITY - SHE IS NO MARY LANDRIEU, STACY HEAD, OR CHERYL GRAY.

HELENA MORENO IS THE MISS TEEN USA WHO CAN'T ANSWER A GEOGRAPHY QUESTION.

 
Posted by wakeupfriend on 09/23/08 at 11:04PM

The following candidate is endorsed by the Times Picayune, Gambit, the Louisiana Weekly, and the Alliance for Good Government. But for the storm Gustav, his law license might have been suspended by now.

But wait ! What a surprise! This guy has raised the most money, and is able to run ads in, you guessed it, local media publications! In addition, he can pay his pro-rata share to be on the Alliance ballot!

What a joke is the political atmosphere in which our town's major media operates! Why should good citizens take your endorsements seriously?

From The Times Picayune! ...

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August 2008

Ethics cases pending

As he makes his case to voters, Richmond awaits final disposition of a pair of ethics charges pending against him.

In the first case, Richmond faces allegations that in seeking the City Council's District D seat three years ago, he falsely claimed that he lived in the district.

While the state Supreme Court disqualified Richmond from the race, the domicile issue also was brought before the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board as a possible case of misconduct. The agency recommended a one-year suspension of Richmond's law license, with six months deferred. The matter is now pending before the state Supreme Court, the only body that can suspend a lawyer's license in Louisiana.

Richmond's hearing is set for Sept. 4, two days before the Democratic primary. A ruling is not expected until after the election.

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Come on. There wasn't anyone else!?

Hypocrites!
 

 

Posted by UptownCares on 09/23/08 at 11:24PM

There is no requirement for residency for Congress so this is rediculous.

As per Clancy/Gambit:

Voters in Louisiana's Second Congressional District are starved for effective representation and leadership. The 18-year incumbent, Congressman William Jefferson, has lost his coveted committee assignments and virtually all of his influence in the wake of his indictment on 16 federal felony charges. Those charges include bribery and racketeering, among others. Clearly, this district needs a new representative in Congress. We recommend state Rep. Cedric Richmond. In addition to understanding the issues, he also has a solid record of legislative experience and accomplishment that the next congressman will need from Day One. No other challenger offers that.

A nine-year veteran of the Louisiana Legislature, Richmond is a leader not only in the New Orleans delegation but also on matters of regional and statewide import. As chair of the House Judiciary Committee, he oversees the important work of enacting legal reforms. As a member of the Legislative Audit Advisory Committee, he took the lead in holding officials at Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and the Orleans Parish School Board accountable for their sloppy financial records. Another measure of his fiscal restraint: he voted against the legislative pay raise earlier this year.

Even more important, Richmond understands that the best way to get legislation passed is by reaching across geographic, racial and party lines. Examples of this include his authorship of Louisiana's new markets tax credits law — one of the few areas in which our state beat Mississippi to federal hurricane relief funds — and his leadership in pushing for utility tax relief for businesses. In those instances and others, Richmond worked with Republican and conservative lawmakers as well as Democrats to pass laws that make a real difference to Louisiana businesses and families. These are the attributes that New Orleans desperately needs in its next congressman.

 

Posted by wakeupfriend on 09/24/08 at 12:06AM

It's not about residency. It's about Ethics.

If you don't like the law, lawmaker, you change it. You don't violate it.

Gambit will support anyone and anything that has enough money to run a few ads. There were so many other candidates. How is it that the establishment's endorsement just happens to go with the Ethics questions who has the most money.

Funny how Ethics don't ever seem to matter when there's money on the table. We can't seem to avoid the temptation to be laughing stocks.

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FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
The Opinion handed down on the 30th day of March, 2005, is as follows:
BY CALOGERO, C.J.:
2005-C- 0758 MARILYN LANDIAK v. CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, FOX MCKEITHEN, SECRETARY OF
STATE OF LOUISIANA, AND KIMBERLY WILLIAMSON BUTLER, CLERK OF CRIMINAL
COURT OF ORLEANS PARISH (Parish of Orleans)
For the above-stated reasons, judgment is rendered in favor of plaintiff and against defendants on plaintiff's petition objecting to
candidacy, declaring Cedric Richmond ineligible as a candidate for the office of Councilmember District "D" for the City of New Orleans,
and he is accordingly disqualified. It is hereby directed that the Secretary of State of the State of Louisiana be served with a certified copy of the final judgment in this case pursuant to La.
Rev. Stat. 18:1410. The Secretary of State is ordered to void those votes for Cedric Richmond that may have been cast in the on-going
absentee voting or that might be cast in the election of April 2, 2005, should the Secretary of State be unable to restructure the
ballot and/or voting machines before that time.

Id. COURT OF APPEAL JUDGMENT REVERSED;
JUDGMENT RENDERED.
JOHNSON, J., recused.
KIMBALL, J., concurs in the result and assigns reasons.
WEIMER, J., concurs for the reasons assigned by Kimball, J.

Our tax dollars wasted by the T-P's candidate.

There was NO ONE else, T-P ?

 

 
Posted by getridjeff on 09/24/08 at 12:45AM

Hey wasted vote - anyone in the know in the legal community knows that HM's supporter has not been disbarred, but suspended. Important distinction, please state the facts. Uptown cares - if you care so much, then why are you not concerned with Richmond's ethical issues. Clearly the LADB and the Louisiana Supreme Court is concerned. Wake up friend - you are right - after the Jefferson term, ethics should be the most important issue in choosing our candidate. Troy Carter for Congress.

 
Posted by helenafan on 09/24/08 at 12:49AM

Helena is in a great position to go to the runoff. As a young woman in the work force, I am inspired by her desire to make New Orleans a better place. She is NO Teen USA and as a woman I am deeply offended by this posting. Voters will be impressed by her performance at the debate.

 
Posted by nolaluvv on 09/24/08 at 2:48AM

Gee, it only took 8 posts for the sexism card to be played. Wastedvote made a good point in that Moreno is the least qualified on the ballot. She doesn't have a political or legal background and she's not very informed on the issues.

Posted by Damnn on 09/24/08 at 6:57AM

An inexperienced reporter or a bunch of typical NO style politicians. What a choice. Unfortunately the girl has no chance in this *hit hole. Most of the people with this 'legal background and experience' are corruption oriented. The less ties the better.

 
Posted by dayspast on 09/24/08 at 9:11AM

Think about what you all are saying. Moreno has no experience so why vote for her.

Why haven't you applied that way of thinking to Obama.- No experience, so why vote for him, a true muslim who went to a hate church all his life.

Posted by dayspast on 09/24/08 at 9:13AM

Don't you find it a littel strange that there are always lawyers running and winning political races? You should all change that and vote for a common person. LAwyers are what has goten this country in so much trouble. Do you all need a house to fall on your heads to think?

 
Posted by bugmenot123 on 09/24/08 at 9:31AM

There is nothing wrong with being a Muslim, dayspast. It looks like the real hate lies inside your heart.

Posted by moshuluu on 09/24/08 at 10:38AM

Politics and politicians, I've worked around them (black/white/Hispanic/Latino...etc,,)most of my adult life and they are all the same, party animals with a taxpayer credit card. They do whatever little is necessary to "halfway" stay in the public view, on the good (?) side, otherwise, they are traveling on our dollars, and believe me, whenever/wherever they travel, they will find a party spot to snort/drink/sex the nights away. The three most important things in America are; money/power/politics, period.

Tell me it’s not a joke? You have indicted people, William Jefferson. People who have ethics charges pending, Cedric Richmond. People who have partied on the taxpayer’s credit card to the tune of almost $6k on steaks/wine and parties at “Ray’s Over the River, asked to give a list of who the taxpayers bought these steaks/wine for, and he has never turned that list in, Kenya Smith.

Pathetic!!

Above is my opinion

 
Posted by moshuluu on 09/24/08 at 10:43AM

On another note, I wonder why NOLA won't print/post this story:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26845576

 
Posted by moshuluu on 09/24/08 at 10:49AM

WastedVote on 09/23/08 at 10:39PM----

LOL!!!

The Stafford Act....

Kenya Smith looking for more taxpayer credit cards.

Above is my opinion

 
Posted by MINESHAFT on 09/24/08 at 11:14AM

why would anyone give this thief anything?

 
Posted by upsetnuptown on 09/24/08 at 12:23PM

From one concerned citizen to another:

HELENA MORENO CANNOT BEAT BILL JEFFERSON. If we want to be a part of the solution rather than the problem, we have to rally behind a candidate that can BEAT JEFFERSON HEAD TO HEAD!!!!!!!!

 
Posted by aircheck on 09/24/08 at 5:49PM

Wouldn't be surprised to see Freezer Bag Bill relected by his tribal members at large.

Many still think he's a "hero" for collecting so much cash that's "he's da man".....

Hope I'm wrong and pleasantly surprised if he he's ousted.....

 
Posted by 4rustin on 09/24/08 at 8:02PM

If this guy gets reelected the City of New Orleans deserves him.
How can any person vote for this joke of a Congressman????
What a disgrace!
He should run on the freezer ticket-not the Democratic ticket.
Where is his party and how do they allow this person to run on that line? RU

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nights unscrewed and judicious these creatures hung on the corners of eyelids each marking out,
        all cratering stys and pigmented braille into specimen begging--"who could let an ever last for any? who won't scramble from what is terrific?"
why prayer is never phrased as a question. maybe i'm the thimble, or you'll be the red pie pieces, and the blue boards of televisions will clear, and breathe with blank faces on all of us here, each left wondering. except for ms scarlet. or female,
        found clubbed on a riverbank, missing the bottom half of her face, and her eyes closed into two smiles because, well, she must know.
we must find a way to make her tell us. we will find an answer. it will be we who will smile. maybe hold something with our hands again, washing first, washing before any meal.
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hey, these crazy things exist. how bout it.
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i am green and bruised and swollen in places. i am not sad i got hit by a car. i am excited about getting to decorate extreme safety gear. i am excited when my body tells a story. i am dissapointed but learning. i am demanding of affection. i am demanding of you, many yous. i am glad that pareesa will draw for me, and that i will make permanent all of these things. as permanent as me, and i have long eyes.
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