EDOUARD ROARS INLAND
This week’s paper is not due out until Wednesday. The 100 percent of needed rain prevents an early delivery. We are 14 inches below our annual rainfall but I didn’t expect the Big Man to send it to us in such big chunks. I hope we don’t have to resort to using a generator or have flooded areas. Since oil rigs are in the path of the storm that will probably be a good excuse to bounce up the price of gas at the pump. They wouldn’t dare dip into their profits. We could have done without the blow, the rain we need.*****The staff has worked hard to bring you another good paper and will make every effort to bring it to you dry. I’m sitting here watching the radar and the dark clouds and rain coming our way and I still have a long way to go. Best get going, come along; it won’t do you no harm.
 
OUR FUTURE BETWEEN ROCK AND HARD PLACE
In three months, America will pick a new president. The leadership over the last two terms has been a total disaster, domestically and abroad. The American people weren’t only conned once but the wool was pulled over their eyes twice. I’m still amazed at the way Karl Rove used the fear factor and religion to secure a second Geo. Bush, Dick Cheney term. The voters bought it. The next four years were filled with corruption, high unemployment, high gas prices, a crumpling economy, record-setting deficits and doubling of the national debt. Years of one lie after another. The American people were told Iraqi oil would pay for the reconstruction of the country and also pay the U.S. back for nearly one trillion dollars spent on a war and invasion of a country that was no threat to our own. “Mission Accomplished” was the biggest of many lies. Everywhere you look it’s been total failure. From “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job,” with Katrina, to countless members of the administration being criminally convicted. At every turn they counted themselves to be above the law, from civil liberties to outright stealing. Never before, not even Nixon, have approval ratings of a U.S. president been as low as 27 percent. I wonder what rock those people were under. Never has a president wasted so much and had so little to show for it. I’ve always placed most of the blame at the feet of Dick Cheney. Poor George was out of the loop; just sat there on the pot and was told what to do and when to wipe. That’s the way big oil wanted it. Cheney would run the country and Bush would be president in name only; the greatest investment the world has even known. Profits just in the last couple of years have exceeded all oil profits since oil was discovered. They have all gutted the American people. Exxon / Mobil, in just the last quarter even after all the perks, netted nearly $12 billion. Millions were paid in salaries and bonuses, private jets etc. They skimmed all the cream from the top and still had a bunch left. Meanwhile, gas prices have put many families in poverty with high prices on every item on the grocery shelve, escalating prices on clothing etc., unemployment to a 20 year high and over 53,000 lost jobs last month. Big oil fought the nomination of Sen. John McCain when he was shooting straight. He was against drilling, calling it a plow that wouldn’t drop prices. Today, they have bought him off. Look it up, big oil is his biggest contributor. He was for a woman’s right to choose, today he has joined those he called merchants of intolerance and has vowed to appoint judges who would overthrow Roe vs. Wade. McCain fought the tax break to the one percent of the wealthiest, today he’s for continuing taking care of the rich at the expense of the working class.*****Now big oil, Karl Rove and the people who engineered all the failed policies are back in t he saddle. The “Straight Talk Express” has sold out. I know now why my Republican friends said two years ago that McCain can’t be trusted. Just recently one told me that McCain offers no positive vision for the country. McCain will do anything to be president so he’s joined the “Swift Boaters” run by big oil. Sen. Hillary Clinton warned that Barack Obama would be hit with every negative possible. They have already put the Harold Ford lick on him with a television commercial with two white girls, Britney and Paris. There will be a barrage of negatives coming, including some like Willie Horton. We may not get excited about either choice but we do know where McCain is going and who he has gone to bed with. You can tell a person by his friends. You must not buy into the lies and there will be plenty. One thing I know for sure is that we must throw up a barricade or the road ahead will be hell for almost every family in this country. The invasions have just begun. Four more years of the same would be devastating McCain, at 73, will be a lame duck the day he takes office. He’ll be in the history books, the hair can go with the hide but he’ll be another president in name only. The “Straight Talk Express” has sold it’s principles.
 
NEWSPAPERS MAKING CHANGES
Due to changing times the Internet, cost of operation and getting more efficient by tightening the belt, the local newspaper industry is changing. Nationwide many daily newspapers are also making changes. The Beaumont Enterprise has shut down their office on Park Avenue in Orange. Over the years, they have used the location for a small weekly inserted in their main Enterprise. The Enterprise has also shut down their long-standing Mid-County Chronicle office. Those employees will be working out of the Beaumont main office. Also, longtime Enterprise employee Gene Hughes, a multiple award winner, has been let go. An e-mail, which went out July 31, read, “Gene Hughes is no longer an employee of the Beaumont Enterprise affective this morning.” We have been unable to reach Gene as of now but will try again. The Port Arthur News and Orange Leader have merged most of their operations. All Leader production has been moved to Port Arthur. The classified section is the same in both papers. They also utilize writers by bouncing stories between the two papers. We hear the Leader, with a smaller staff, is looking for smaller more visible quarters. We also hear that in 2009 both papers will fully merge putting out one publication called the “News Leader” in a cost-cutting move. Current gas prices, the higher cost of oil based ink and an upscaled cost of operation will force us into making some changes also. We are strictly supported by advertising. Due to our large distribution we offer the most effective advertising vehicle to reach the consumers. Our business is good but our rates are the same low prices they were before three printing increases and gasoline prices, for free delivery, tripled. We also are taking a hard look at some improvements by expanding and at the same time getting more efficient, while raising more funds, maybe through voluntary subscriptions etc. Daily newspaper subscriptions are way down, a fraction of what they once were, so I don’t know how a volunteer program would work.
 
TURNING BACK THE HAND OF TIME
30 Years Ago-1978
District 591 Rotary governor Stan Duitscher, of LaMarque, visits here. While here, he conferred with Orange Rotary president David Claybar and other officers. *****Mr. and Mrs. G.T. Weldon open their new bakery at 1002 Green Ave.*****Rusty Wilson, former football coach and Bridge City DE teacher, after visiting Iran, is now back in town for the start of the new school.*****K-Mart opens Orange store. Some of the new employees are Donald Maddox, Suzy Gillis, Mary Borer, Glenda Knox, Donna Collins, Lisa Gainbort and Vicki Smithhart. (Editor’s note: I remember there was a sexy beauty named Linda who worked in management with Paul Wise. I don’t recall her behind name.)*****The Tim Lieby family have returned from a family vacation. Before heading to Boystown, Neb., they stopped in Dallas to visit Ann’s sister Amy and husband Bill Waldrop. Ann said they came back through Missouri and Arkansas, visiting seven states, eight if you count the state of confusion. (Editor’s Note: I believe we can all relate. Family vacations were sometimes hectic and getting back home a relief.  However, looking back on them now those were great times.)*****A few days ago, Charlie Gauthier turned 44. *****Little Cypress junior high cheerleaders are, Stephanie Taylor, Bridget Gunn, Shannon Taylor, Terri Copeland, Dieda Spell, and Leslie Kelly. (Editor’s note: Those young, pretty teenagers are somewhere in their young 40s today.) *****Roy and friend Conley continue their trip through the southwest. Excerpts from his writing in 1978 as follows. “We arrived at one of our country’s great wonders and sights, the Grand Canyon. It was late afternoon and a rainbow hung in the distance. That big hole, with a multitude of different colored terrain, was absolutely breath taking. We made camp and waited to see the full moon over the canyon at night and catch the sunrise over this gorgeous place in the morning. From our point, daylight and sunrise came late but it was worth the wait. We visited some Native Americans, smoked some meat for supper, feeling like cowboys on this bright night. I struggled with an Army cot, the canvas hadn’t been stretched in a long time and the last hole to put the peg in ate me up. Conley did me one better and fixed a bedroll. Anyway, we slept under the stars, way up in the mountains. During the night, I had to fetch a sweatshirt, throw a couple of limbs on the campfire and put a blanket over Conley. At daylight, I put a pot of cold water, scooped from the running creek, on the hot coals and boiled us some coffee. Even in late July the creek water was cold as ice. Still full from the big cowboy supper, we by-passed our usual big breakfast and headed out, weaving in and out of two states, following the back roads, some just trails. (To be continued).
 
A FEW HAPPENINGS
The Olympics begin Aug. 8 in China. Here’s the kicker that Americans attending can’t do anything about. Every hotel room will be bugged and the hot el must furnish the monitoring devices. Americans will be openly spied on and at anytime and they can be shaken down, their phones and computers downloaded etc. Our debt to China has doubled in the last eight years. They own us so we can’t complain about how they treat us.*****Two big events this weekend, Aug. 9. Wayne Toups will perform at the VFW and it will be a great party. Tickets are available until Thursday in Orange at Gunn Studio or Bridge City at the Penny Record office, 333 Roundbunch. Also Aug. 9, at the Port Arthur Civic Center, Percy Sledge, the Boogie Kings and Easy will perform. Great entertainers. Tickets are on sale until Thursday at the Penny Record and Harry’s Appliance, 10th Street and Main Avenue. in Orange.*****Congrats to Bridge City schools, Intermediate, Hatton and Sims Elementary. The schools were rated “Exemplary.” Also congratulations to all the county schools that achieved “Recognized” status. *****Happy birthday to special folks: Dr. Mike Shahan, Aug. 5, Pam Boehue, Aug. 6, Edith Webb, Aug. 8. Judge Joe Parkhurst and Monty Eshbach have their special day Aug. 10. Best wishes to all. The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, celebrated his 78th birthday Aug. 8, Dustin Hoffman, 71, Aug. 8, singer Whitney Houston, 45, on Aug. 9.*****Marilyn Monroe died on Aug. 5, 46 years ago in 1962. She still has no equal. *****Happy anniversaries to David and Linn Cardner on Aug. 5, Ken and Judy Pittman, Aug. 6.*****Our buddy Dot Eshbach, stopped by for a visit and brought some goodies. She’s a great gal.*****Wilson Roberts came by with a chunk of Boudain Hut fresh-made hogs head cheese. It’s as good as I’ve ever eaten but will put you on the march quicker than prunes.*****Thanks also to our buddy Margaret Louviere for her fresh made banana bread.*****Van Choate opened Hush Puppies in Bridge City Monday. The staff here at the Creaux’s Nest pigged out on fish, shrimp, hushpuppies, boudin balls, French fries and what all. The food is great and priced right. Give them a try you’ll be glad you did. It’s located on Texas Avenue next to Whataburger. Welcome to Bridge City.*****I don’t know if you will get this paper in time but the Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Robert’s. Everyone is welcome.*****Valero Energy Corp. has agreed to participate as a prospective shipper in the 500,000 barrel-per-day expansion of the Keystone Crude Oil Pipeline System, allowing crude to be transported from western Canada to Port Arthur. Delivery of Canadian crude to Southeast Texas could begin in 2012. As much as 1.1 million barrels a day will be shipped to the Gulf Coast.*****We understand coach Billy Bryant has accepted a coaching job at West Sabine. He will work with the baseball program. West Sabine has had a lot of success and is regularly in the baseball playoffs. Billy can help make that last step to a state championship. We wish Billy the best. *****Dr. Jerome Corsi, who wrote the “Swift Boat” book that helped destroy Sen. John Kerry in the 2004 presidential race, has now released his hatchet book-job on Barack Obama. He introduced the book with his friend Sean Hannity promoting it. That’s how the Swift Boaters did Kerry and Gore in and will hammer Obama the same way. It’s mostly all garbage but some folks will swallow it hook, line and sinker.
 
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Garhett Bonneaux, John Holm, Mike Preston, Mitzi Peoples, Pam Boehme, Randy Hickox, Sarah Fisher, Sonya Villanoueva, Anita Decker, Jill Rowley, Melanie Braus, Clare Calahan, Don Lyons, Edith Webb, Kimberly Sensat, O.C. Gunstream, Dwight Thacker, Fred Brent, Jim Finklea, Billie Carter, Clarice Miller, Edie Anthony, Ken Hartley, Leslie Smith, Max Powell, Timmy Byrd, Bill Loyd, Bill Smith, Bree Anne Collins, Louise Kent, Susan Eby, Morgan Taylor and Rene Danna.

CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK
Tee-Neg Comeaux returned home a day early from a trip to Boston. Wen he got into da taxi at da airport, it was near midnight. While enroute home to Morgan City, he axe da cabby if he would be a witness him. Tee-Neg suspected his wife, Dimples, was having an affair and he intended to catch her in da act. For $300, da cabby agreed to help him. Quitely arriving at da house dey tiptoed into da bedroom. Teg-Neg switched on da light, yanked da blanket back and dere was his wife Dimples in bed wit a man. Tee-Neg put a gun to dat naked man’s head. Dimples shouted, “Honey, don’t do it, this man is very generous. I lied me, wen I told you dat I inherited dat money, Thibeaux him, paid for da Corvett I bought for you. He paid for our new cabin crui ser and for your season tickets to da Saints games. He paid for our house on Lake Pontchatrain, our country club membership and he even pays da dues.”
Shaking his head from side to side, Tee-Neg slowly lowered his pistol. He looked over at da cab driver and axe, “Wat would you do hanh?”
Da cabby said, “I’d cover up his butt wit dat blanket me before he catches a cold.”
 
C’EST TOUT
By the time you read this, I hope Edouard has done little damage and is now just like a bad dream and moved on into the history books. It could have been really bad so we can count our blessings. We dodged a big bullet, a Category 2 or 3 in this flatland could have really done some damage. Remember Rita. It’s now time to get back to normal life and not have to wonder where the storm is, where it will land or is it really coming our way. I welcome the break in the extreme heat. I bet our football players, doing two-a-days welcome it also.*****I’ve got to get out of here. Please read us cover to cover and check out our Web site for up-to-the-minute news. Also, a lot of good bargains inside these pages. Shop locally and let them know we sent you. Take care and God bless.EDOUARD ROARS INLAND
This week’s paper is not due out until Wednesday. The 100 percent of needed rain prevents an early delivery. We are 14 inches below our annual rainfall but I didn’t expect the Big Man to send it to us in such big chunks. I hope we don’t have to resort to using a generator or have flooded areas. Since oil rigs are in the path of the storm that will probably be a good excuse to bounce up the price of gas at the pump. They wouldn’t dare dip into their profits. We could have done without the blow, the rain we need.*****The staff has worked hard to bring you another good paper and will make every effort to bring it to you dry. I’m sitting here watching the radar and the dark clouds and rain coming our way and I still have a long way to go. Best get going, come along; it won’t do you no harm.
 
OUR FUTURE BETWEEN ROCK AND HARD PLACE
In three months, America will pick a new president. The leadership over the last two terms has been a total disaster, domestically and abroad. The American people weren’t only conned once but the wool was pulled over their eyes twice. I’m still amazed at the way Karl Rove used the fear factor and religion to secure a second Geo. Bush, Dick Cheney term. The voters bought it. The next four years were filled with corruption, high unemployment, high gas prices, a crumpling economy, record-setting deficits and doubling of the national debt. Years of one lie after another. The American people were told Iraqi oil would pay for the reconstruction of the country and also pay the U.S. back for nearly one trillion dollars spent on a war and invasion of a country that was no threat to our own. “Mission Accomplished” was the biggest of many lies. Everywhere you look it’s been total failure. From “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job,” with Katrina, to countless members of the administration being criminally convicted. At every turn they counted themselves to be above the law, from civil liberties to outright stealing. Never before, not even Nixon, have approval ratings of a U.S. president been as low as 27 percent. I wonder what rock those people were under. Never has a president wasted so much and had so little to show for it. I’ve always placed most of the blame at the feet of Dick Cheney. Poor George was out of the loop; just sat there on the pot and was told what to do and when to wipe. That’s the way big oil wanted it. Cheney would run the country and Bush would be president in name only; the greatest investment the world has even known. Profits just in the last couple of years have exceeded all oil profits since oil was discovered. They have all gutted the American people. Exxon / Mobil, in just the last quarter even after all the perks, netted nearly $12 billion. Millions were paid in salaries and bonuses, private jets etc. They skimmed all the cream from the top and still had a bunch left. Meanwhile, gas prices have put many families in poverty with high prices on every item on the grocery shelve, escalating prices on clothing etc., unemployment to a 20 year high and over 53,000 lost jobs last month. Big oil fought the nomination of Sen. John McCain when he was shooting straight. He was against drilling, calling it a plow that wouldn’t drop prices. Today, they have bought him off. Look it up, big oil is his biggest contributor. He was for a woman’s right to choose, today he has joined those he called merchants of intolerance and has vowed to appoint judges who would overthrow Roe vs. Wade. McCain fought the tax break to the one percent of the wealthiest, today he’s for continuing taking care of the rich at the expense of the working class.*****Now big oil, Karl Rove and the people who engineered all the failed policies are back in t he saddle. The “Straight Talk Express” has sold out. I know now why my Republican friends said two years ago that McCain can’t be trusted. Just recently one told me that McCain offers no positive vision for the country. McCain will do anything to be president so he’s joined the “Swift Boaters” run by big oil. Sen. Hillary Clinton warned that Barack Obama would be hit with every negative possible. They have already put the Harold Ford lick on him with a television commercial with two white girls, Britney and Paris. There will be a barrage of negatives coming, including some like Willie Horton. We may not get excited about either choice but we do know where McCain is going and who he has gone to bed with. You can tell a person by his friends. You must not buy into the lies and there will be plenty. One thing I know for sure is that we must throw up a barricade or the road ahead will be hell for almost every family in this country. The invasions have just begun. Four more years of the same would be devastating McCain, at 73, will be a lame duck the day he takes office. He’ll be in the history books, the hair can go with the hide but he’ll be another president in name only. The “Straight Talk Express” has sold it’s principles.
 
NEWSPAPERS MAKING CHANGES
Due to changing times the Internet, cost of operation and getting more efficient by tightening the belt, the local newspaper industry is changing. Nationwide many daily newspapers are also making changes. The Beaumont Enterprise has shut down their office on Park Avenue in Orange. Over the years, they have used the location for a small weekly inserted in their main Enterprise. The Enterprise has also shut down their long-standing Mid-County Chronicle office. Those employees will be working out of the Beaumont main office. Also, longtime Enterprise employee Gene Hughes, a multiple award winner, has been let go. An e-mail, which went out July 31, read, “Gene Hughes is no longer an employee of the Beaumont Enterprise affective this morning.” We have been unable to reach Gene as of now but will try again. The Port Arthur News and Orange Leader have merged most of their operations. All Leader production has been moved to Port Arthur. The classified section is the same in both papers. They also utilize writers by bouncing stories between the two papers. We hear the Leader, with a smaller staff, is looking for smaller more visible quarters. We also hear that in 2009 both papers will fully merge putting out one publication called the “News Leader” in a cost-cutting move. Current gas prices, the higher cost of oil based ink and an upscaled cost of operation will force us into making some changes also. We are strictly supported by advertising. Due to our large distribution we offer the most effective advertising vehicle to reach the consumers. Our business is good but our rates are the same low prices they were before three printing increases and gasoline prices, for free delivery, tripled. We also are taking a hard look at some improvements by expanding and at the same time getting more efficient, while raising more funds, maybe through voluntary subscriptions etc. Daily newspaper subscriptions are way down, a fraction of what they once were, so I don’t know how a volunteer program would work.
 
TURNING BACK THE HAND OF TIME
30 Years Ago-1978
District 591 Rotary governor Stan Duitscher, of LaMarque, visits here. While here, he conferred with Orange Rotary president David Claybar and other officers. *****Mr. and Mrs. G.T. Weldon open their new bakery at 1002 Green Ave.*****Rusty Wilson, former football coach and Bridge City DE teacher, after visiting Iran, is now back in town for the start of the new school.*****K-Mart opens Orange store. Some of the new employees are Donald Maddox, Suzy Gillis, Mary Borer, Glenda Knox, Donna Collins, Lisa Gainbort and Vicki Smithhart. (Editor’s note: I remember there was a sexy beauty named Linda who worked in management with Paul Wise. I don’t recall her behind name.)*****The Tim Lieby family have returned from a family vacation. Before heading to Boystown, Neb., they stopped in Dallas to visit Ann’s sister Amy and husband Bill Waldrop. Ann said they came back through Missouri and Arkansas, visiting seven states, eight if you count the state of confusion. (Editor’s Note: I believe we can all relate. Family vacations were sometimes hectic and getting back home a relief.  However, looking back on them now those were great times.)*****A few days ago, Charlie Gauthier turned 44. *****Little Cypress junior high cheerleaders are, Stephanie Taylor, Bridget Gunn, Shannon Taylor, Terri Copeland, Dieda Spell, and Leslie Kelly. (Editor’s note: Those young, pretty teenagers are somewhere in their young 40s today.) *****Roy and friend Conley continue their trip through the southwest. Excerpts from his writing in 1978 as follows. “We arrived at one of our country’s great wonders and sights, the Grand Canyon. It was late afternoon and a rainbow hung in the distance. That big hole, with a multitude of different colored terrain, was absolutely breath taking. We made camp and waited to see the full moon over the canyon at night and catch the sunrise over this gorgeous place in the morning. From our point, daylight and sunrise came late but it was worth the wait. We visited some Native Americans, smoked some meat for supper, feeling like cowboys on this bright night. I struggled with an Army cot, the canvas hadn’t been stretched in a long time and the last hole to put the peg in ate me up. Conley did me one better and fixed a bedroll. Anyway, we slept under the stars, way up in the mountains. During the night, I had to fetch a sweatshirt, throw a couple of limbs on the campfire and put a blanket over Conley. At daylight, I put a pot of cold water, scooped from the running creek, on the hot coals and boiled us some coffee. Even in late July the creek water was cold as ice. Still full from the big cowboy supper, we by-passed our usual big breakfast and headed out, weaving in and out of two states, following the back roads, some just trails. (To be continued).
 
A FEW HAPPENINGS
The Olympics begin Aug. 8 in China. Here’s the kicker that Americans attending can’t do anything about. Every hotel room will be bugged and the hot el must furnish the monitoring devices. Americans will be openly spied on and at anytime and they can be shaken down, their phones and computers downloaded etc. Our debt to China has doubled in the last eight years. They own us so we can’t complain about how they treat us.*****Two big events this weekend, Aug. 9. Wayne Toups will perform at the VFW and it will be a great party. Tickets are available until Thursday in Orange at Gunn Studio or Bridge City at the Penny Record office, 333 Roundbunch. Also Aug. 9, at the Port Arthur Civic Center, Percy Sledge, the Boogie Kings and Easy will perform. Great entertainers. Tickets are on sale until Thursday at the Penny Record and Harry’s Appliance, 10th Street and Main Avenue. in Orange.*****Congrats to Bridge City schools, Intermediate, Hatton and Sims Elementary. The schools were rated “Exemplary.” Also congratulations to all the county schools that achieved “Recognized” status. *****Happy birthday to special folks: Dr. Mike Shahan, Aug. 5, Pam Boehue, Aug. 6, Edith Webb, Aug. 8. Judge Joe Parkhurst and Monty Eshbach have their special day Aug. 10. Best wishes to all. The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, celebrated his 78th birthday Aug. 8, Dustin Hoffman, 71, Aug. 8, singer Whitney Houston, 45, on Aug. 9.*****Marilyn Monroe died on Aug. 5, 46 years ago in 1962. She still has no equal. *****Happy anniversaries to David and Linn Cardner on Aug. 5, Ken and Judy Pittman, Aug. 6.*****Our buddy Dot Eshbach, stopped by for a visit and brought some goodies. She’s a great gal.*****Wilson Roberts came by with a chunk of Boudain Hut fresh-made hogs head cheese. It’s as good as I’ve ever eaten but will put you on the march quicker than prunes.*****Thanks also to our buddy Margaret Louviere for her fresh made banana bread.*****Van Choate opened Hush Puppies in Bridge City Monday. The staff here at the Creaux’s Nest pigged out on fish, shrimp, hushpuppies, boudin balls, French fries and what all. The food is great and priced right. Give them a try you’ll be glad you did. It’s located on Texas Avenue next to Whataburger. Welcome to Bridge City.*****I don’t know if you will get this paper in time but the Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Robert’s. Everyone is welcome.*****Valero Energy Corp. has agreed to participate as a prospective shipper in the 500,000 barrel-per-day expansion of the Keystone Crude Oil Pipeline System, allowing crude to be transported from western Canada to Port Arthur. Delivery of Canadian crude to Southeast Texas could begin in 2012. As much as 1.1 million barrels a day will be shipped to the Gulf Coast.*****We understand coach Billy Bryant has accepted a coaching job at West Sabine. He will work with the baseball program. West Sabine has had a lot of success and is regularly in the baseball playoffs. Billy can help make that last step to a state championship. We wish Billy the best. *****Dr. Jerome Corsi, who wrote the “Swift Boat” book that helped destroy Sen. John Kerry in the 2004 presidential race, has now released his hatchet book-job on Barack Obama. He introduced the book with his friend Sean Hannity promoting it. That’s how the Swift Boaters did Kerry and Gore in and will hammer Obama the same way. It’s mostly all garbage but some folks will swallow it hook, line and sinker.
 
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Garhett Bonneaux, John Holm, Mike Preston, Mitzi Peoples, Pam Boehme, Randy Hickox, Sarah Fisher, Sonya Villanoueva, Anita Decker, Jill Rowley, Melanie Braus, Clare Calahan, Don Lyons, Edith Webb, Kimberly Sensat, O.C. Gunstream, Dwight Thacker, Fred Brent, Jim Finklea, Billie Carter, Clarice Miller, Edie Anthony, Ken Hartley, Leslie Smith, Max Powell, Timmy Byrd, Bill Loyd, Bill Smith, Bree Anne Collins, Louise Kent, Susan Eby, Morgan Taylor and Rene Danna.

CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK
Tee-Neg Comeaux returned home a day early from a trip to Boston. Wen he got into da taxi at da airport, it was near midnight. While enroute home to Morgan City, he axe da cabby if he would be a witness him. Tee-Neg suspected his wife, Dimples, was having an affair and he intended to catch her in da act. For $300, da cabby agreed to help him. Quitely arriving at da house dey tiptoed into da bedroom. Teg-Neg switched on da light, yanked da blanket back and dere was his wife Dimples in bed wit a man. Tee-Neg put a gun to dat naked man’s head. Dimples shouted, “Honey, don’t do it, this man is very generous. I lied me, wen I told you dat I inherited dat money, Thibeaux him, paid for da Corvett I bought for you. He paid for our new cabin crui ser and for your season tickets to da Saints games. He paid for our house on Lake Pontchatrain, our country club membership and he even pays da dues.”
Shaking his head from side to side, Tee-Neg slowly lowered his pistol. He looked over at da cab driver and axe, “Wat would you do hanh?”
Da cabby said, “I’d cover up his butt wit dat blanket me before he catches a cold.”
 
C’EST TOUT
By the time you read this, I hope Edouard has done little damage and is now just like a bad dream and moved on into the history books. It could have been really bad so we can count our blessings. We dodged a big bullet, a Category 2 or 3 in this flatland could have really done some damage. Remember Rita. It’s now time to get back to normal life and not have to wonder where the storm is, where it will land or is it really coming our way. I welcome the break in the extreme heat. I bet our football players, doing two-a-days welcome it also.*****I’ve got to get out of here. Please read us cover to cover and check out our Web site for up-to-the-minute news. Also, a lot of good bargains inside these pages. Shop locally and let them know we sent you. Take care and God bless.