Around the Horn – 11.09.2007

Friday’s are usually reserved for posting pictures of ones cat or other nonsensical ways of exuding laziness. Being that I am not immune from this lazy Friday syndrome let me refrain from photos of my pets and rather give you a quick rundown of what is happening in the blogosphere. Fellow...

Take Your Nooses Down And Call The Waambulance

Via The Thin Black Duke: you go, John Mellencamp. AP reports that poor ol’ Mayor Murphy McMillin is in a breathless tizzy over the video, claiming the media has “portrayed [Jena] as the epicenter of hatred, racism and a place where justice is denied.” Of the video itself, McMillin said it...

Jena 6 Update: On Good Samaritans And What Happens Next

Was wondering who actually posted the bond to get Mychal Bell out of jail; figured it would have been Al or Jesse finally taking heed of Earl Ofari Hutchinson’s words of wisdom (to summarize: show Mychal the money!) Well, I figured wrong: Dr. Stephen Ayers didn’t join a massive civil rights march to...

Jena Miscellania (Stay Up Forever Edition)

Having trouble collecting my thoughts. The sleep deficit I’ve been racking up the past week has rendered me cognitively insolvent. So, just a few quick Jena links, followed by some vids (and then, hopefully, a respite from perpetual somnolence): As expected, LaSalle Parish District Attorney Reed...

Jena 6 Update: Memo To Alanis – THIS Is Ironic (I Really Do Think)

Jena, LA Mayor Murphy McMillin: not the sharpest fishhook in the tacklebox: McMillin has insisted that his town is being unfairly portrayed as racist—an assertion the mayor repeated in an interview with Richard Barrett, the leader of the Nationalist Movement, a white supremacist group based in Learned,...

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