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Obligatory possible return to occasional blogging post. Cliche apology for not writing enough. Excuses. Thoughts on the future of blog posts at this site. Complaining that spam commenting has brought the site owner back to a partially abandoned blog. Whining about self ban from facebook and twitter. Thinking said ban is encouraging lamely meta blog posting

Wondering if that should say blogging instead.

Remember the good old days of blogging for and posting at name dropping

Etc etc

Thinking that brain fart posting may be interesting if done more than once every six months

Hoping this blog post isn’t auto tweeting and breaking the self ban thereby encouraging a longer ban

Going to tell my wife and kids I love them


Attaching screenshot of spam moderation that led to this post

Final Bush Press Conference Katrina quotes

No commentary, just the question and answers related to Katrina, draw your own conclusions in the comments and I’ll respond.

Quotes from Press Conference of the President

Q And I’m not trying to play “gotcha,” but I wonder, when you look back over the long arc of your presidency, do you think, in retrospect, that you have made any mistakes? And if so, what is the single biggest mistake that you may have made?

THE PRESIDENT: …I’ve thought long and hard about Katrina — you know, could I have done something differently, like land Air Force One either in New Orleans or Baton Rouge. The problem with that and — is that law enforcement would have been pulled away from the mission. And then your questions, I suspect, would have been, how could you possibly have flown Air Force One into Baton Rouge, and police officers that were needed to expedite traffic out of New Orleans were taken off the task to look after you? …

Q …Mr. President, on New Orleans, you basically talked about a moment ago about the photo opportunity. But let’s talk about what you could have done to change the situation for the city of New Orleans to be further along in reconstruction than where it is now. And also, when you came — or began to run for the Oval Office about nine years ago or so, the James Byrd dragging death was residue on your campaign. And now at this time, 2009, we have the first black President. Could you tell us what you have seen on the issues of race, as you see it from the Oval Office?

THE PRESIDENT: Sure, thanks. First of all, we did get the $121 billion, more or less, passed, and it’s now being spent. Secondly, the school system is improving dramatically. Thirdly, people are beginning to move back into homes. This storm was a devastating storm, April, that required a lot of energy, a lot of focus and a lot of resources to get New Orleans up and running.

And has the reconstruction been perfect? No. Have things happened fairly quickly? Absolutely. And is there more to be done? You bet there is.

Q What more needs to be done?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, more people need to get in their houses. More people need to have their own home there. But the systems are in place to continue the reconstruction of New Orleans.

People said, well, the federal response was slow. Don’t tell me the federal response was slow when there was 30,000 people pulled off roofs right after the storm passed. I remember going to see those helicopter drivers, Coast Guard drivers, to thank them for their courageous efforts to rescue people off roofs. Thirty thousand people were pulled off roofs right after the storm moved through. It’s a pretty quick response.

Could things have been done better? Absolutely. Absolutely. But when I hear people say, the federal response was slow, then what are they going to say to those chopper drivers, or the 30,000 that got pulled off the roofs?

The other part of the — look, I was affected by the TV after the elections — when I saw people saying, I never thought I would see the day that a black person would be elected President, and a lot of the people had tears streaming down their cheeks when they said it. And so I am — I am — consider myself fortunate to have a front-row seat on what is going to be an historic moment for the country. President-Elect Obama’s election does speak volumes about how far this country has come when it comes to racial relations. But there’s still work to do. There’s always going to be work to do to deal with people’s hearts.

And so I’m looking forward to it, really am. I think it’s going to be — it’s going to be an amazing — amazing moment.


just a quick post to say i’m frustrated, mostly with being unable to go to last night’s saint’s game and with a certain wordpress plugin that is supposed to post my daily twitter brainfarts to this site, but also a little frustrated with my lack of artiness. I need to push myself to skritch-scratch some gestural doodles on a daily basis to post here and flickr, just for fun. Now should I draw on paper to scan or just doodle in Flash (like the good old days)? Hmmm…

Anyway, all is good enough. Getting ready for Thanksgiving at home. Annabel is a true toddler and Mandy is happy (so am I even with my frustrations).

Hope to hear/see all of you soon somewhere somehow…

My Tie

My Tie

Originally uploaded by schleifnet

So I had to wear a tie to work Thursday last week and when I got home, of course I wasn’t allowed to remove it. Why? Because Annabel decided to start playing with the silkiness and looking a the blue green print.

Speak of ties, this Sunday is a double tie whammy (or at least is will be in a few years). Not only is it my first father’s day ever (woo-hoo), but I enter my third decade. 30 years is a long time to be around, here’s to a few more.

If the weather allows I’ll be partying it up in the Quarter Saturday night on my last night of my twenties (after barbecuing in the backyard with friends and kids).

New ways to see what I’m thinking (Twitter and

Mike the admin here, just wanted to call you attention to two new things in the sidebar.

Although I don’t like the idea of certain types of social networks (stalking is bad) I have joined twitter, finally. I was sucked in by, Jason Calacanis, Slice of Scifi and PVPonline and just couldn’t hold out any longer.

 I also added a running feed of my bookmarks. I’ve used the site for quite a while to track cool sites and keep tabs on ideas for blog posts for WIN while at flashinsider and bloggingneworleans and i have wanted to add a running tag here for a while, but never got around to it til recently.

 Anyway just wanted to give you a heads up.

Baby’s fine. Wife’s good. Be sure to check flickr often for pics and now movies (add us as a contact to see everything, we like to keep most family photos private).

site problems

This past week powweb (my hosting company) did a mysql update and went down… apparently they changed some location settings that borked wordpress. We wouldn’t have been effected, but i did the wordpress install myself before it became a standard install option for all sites on powweb (like the install on my dad’s site, buy his book) and so the upgrade changed his settings automatically, but not mine… anyway, all fixed now, yay.more posting soon, via me, maybe here maybe back on WIN… 

Taking back the past

This weekend I decided to return to the past via my phone number. You see, right before Katrina Mandy and I decided to loan the brother in law, Adam, my cell phone. due to the storm I did not get back the phone until very recently. We decided to let him keep it indefinitely and added a third line to the plan for me with a Florida number. The plan was never to keep that number indefinitely, but only until we settled somewhere and then it would change area codes (I have been paying a florida and louisiana cell phone tax for over two years now). Well, since Adam got a new job with a work cell phone he didn’t need our extra line anymore. Since that was back in November and he passed out his new number to all who needed it and since its now March, I figured I could take back the line and return to my pre-Katrina number.Yes that’s right, my cell phone number is changing. If you need to call Mike, call his old cell phone number (the one from way back in the day) or Adam’s old number (the new orleans area code one). If you don’t know what that number is either email Mike at any of his addresses or use the contact form on this page to ping me for my new old number.Yay, new old numbers.