Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lies, damned lies, and...

Awards? I think that even Jeffrey would agree with Stacy Head about this:
The Government Finance Officers Association honored the city for taking "an important step toward sound financial practices" with its 2008 budget, and Nagin said he was "humbled" by the recognition.

But the award and a presentation the Budget Committee received Thursday touting the city's new "budgeting for outcomes" approach made Councilwoman Stacy Head "feel like I'm in 'The Twilight Zone,' " she said.

"Holy cow!" said Head, who has been highly critical of Nagin administration spending on crime cameras, the 311 informational hotline and garbage collection. "What were they thinking when they gave us an award?"

Head's comments produced an angry response from Budget Committee Chairwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell.

Um, Cynthia, how deep into my bag of examples do you want me to dig? I can also do procedures.

On an otherwise unrelated note, today's mental health tip also involves local news. If you watch the WWL morning news while you're getting ready for work in the morning, change the channel if the in studio musical guest is a cover band. I had a song by a soap opera actor turned "rock" star, a song that was overplayed like crazy in the early eighties, going through my head all at work yesterday. I don't mean to imply criticism of the band in question, well, maybe the choice of material, I'm just pointing out the potential hazards of exposure to cover bands early in the morning.

I wish that I had Jesse's girl.
Any idea where I could find a woman like that?
like Jesse's girl
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