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Entries by Harry Shearer from 02/2007

Brian in New Orleans--Mainly Pluses

| Posted 02.07.2007 | Media
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Williams anchored from a neighborhood in Lakeview undergoing spotty reconstruction, but didn't give America a look at any of the residents in that neighborhood.

Weapons of Mass Distraction, Again

| Posted 02.08.2007 | Media
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The sadly premature death of a notorious quasi-celebrity (name supplied on request), bumped the first feed of Hardball and its coverage of the Scooter Libby trial. News network, heal thyself.

Clearing the Growth--and the Record

| Posted 02.10.2007 | Politics
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Last week's post in response to a USAT story about endangered levees stirred up a hornet's nest of comments.

A New Orleans Diary--The Two Faces of Carnival

| Posted 02.12.2007 | Politics
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On the one hand, there's the steady drumbeat about the violent crime that burst out of the "normal" realm of black-on-black killings. On the other, there was the scene Sunday afternoon in the French Quarter.

Calling out the Dems on New Orleans

| Posted 02.15.2007 | Media
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The Democrats have been dining out on the Bush Administration's slow-walking response to the disaster in New Orleans for more than a year.

New Orleans: Guess the Motive

| Posted 02.17.2007 | Business
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Governor Blanco says it's blatantly political. Me, I don't know. But it's damn peculiar that the Feds are following a post-Katrina policy radically different from federal policy after other, lesser, major disasters.

A New Orleans Diary--In the Rest of the Country, It Was Tuesday

| Posted 02.21.2007 | Entertainment
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Thursday began the ramping up of the Carnival momentum, three parades rolling in succession through the Uptown area and down through Canal Street.

In the Rest of the Country, It Was Tuesday--Part Two

| Posted 02.21.2007 | Huffington Post

Mardi Gras day, contrary to what television tells/shows you, is celebrated in so many different ways, in so many different parts of the area, that it's impossible to participate or observe even a small fraction of the craziness and merriment.