New Orleans looters go directly to jail

Mayor Nagin has decided that anyone caught looting will be sent to the Louisiana State Penitentary in Angola, one of the most notorious prisons in the country.

“You will not get a pass this time. Anyone caught looting in New Orleans will go directly to the Big House in the general population. You will go directly to Angola Prison and God bless you if you go there.”

Waiting for the ACLU to go bonkers on that.


Navy wins but I need a nap.

Navy’s slot back ran for 348 yards on 19 carries. Navy won 41-13 or so, but quite honestly, I’m exhausted. Towson State threw the ball nearly every play and dropped it nearly every other time, so the clock moved about as slowly as humanly possible for a football game. Socked in the heat and humidity, and eventually playing to the point that the lights had to be turned on, many of the 31,000 didn’t even stay past halftime.

I’m off to bed now.


Hurricane Gustav to be worse than Katrina?

There are some scenarios that are indicating that is possible.

Katrina had a footprint of about 400 miles, he said. Gustav is about 900 miles and growing, Nagin said.

“This is worse than a Betsy, worse than a Katrina,” Nagin said.

The mayor speculated that Gustav is so fierce Baton Rouge likely will experience 100 mph winds.

“You need to be scared and you need to get your butts out of New Orleans right now,” Nagin said.

Nagin said he expects Gustav to “punch holes in the Harvey Canal,” which will cause the West Bank to become a bath tub.

Evacuations are now mandatory.

While the map shows Gustav not making a direct ‘hit’ on New Orleans, you have to remember the counterclockwise spin of the hurricane will result in some of the heaviest winds and rains going right into New Orleans. The storm surge there could be WORSE than Katrina causing even more flooding than last time.


The Photos of Strangers

From the kind of odd but interesting section….

I tied a disposable camera to a bench with a sign that read:

Good afternoon,
I attached this camera to the bench so you could take pictures. Seriously. So have fun. I’ll be back later this evening to pick it up.
Love, Jay / The Plug

When I retrieved the camera that night, I was happy to find that the entire roll of film had been shot. Below are the photos that were taken.

Follow the link to see the pictures


Four F-18s for tomorrow's flyover at Annapolis

Go Navy!

Go Navy!

From the Annapolis Capital re: tomorrow’s home game against Townson.

I like seeing the C/D and E/F variants flying together. You get a good idea of the size difference between the two when they fly side by side.

PREGAME FLYOVER: FA-18F Super Hornets from Oceana, Va., will be featured at 3:30 p.m. Piloting the lead aircraft is Lt. Nate Spurr (Class of 2000) and his weapons system officer is Lt. Cmdr. Joe Ruzicka (1996). The wing aircraft is piloted by Lt. Melanie Byrd (2002) and her weapons system officer is Lt. jg. Jessie Grove (2003). The flyover also features two Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornets from the Knighthawks of Strike Fighter Squadron 136 out of NAS Oceana. The pilot of the lead aircraft is LT Pete Scheu (2002). The pilot of the wing aircraft is Lt. Ryan Segrest (2004).

The Knighthawks just recently returned from two back-to-back combat deployments with Carrier Air Wing One on board the USS Enterprise. During both deployments, the Knighthawks expended more than 15,000 pounds of ordnance in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.