Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Jes lahk mah mammy always tole me …

This undated handout photo released by the Louisiana Attorney General's Office in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, of Mable B. Mangano, left, and Salvador A. Mangano, Sr., who have been charged with 34 counts of negligent homicide in the deaths of 34 people found at St. Rita's Nursing Home in Violet, La., last week. The charges stem from the Mangano's alleged failure to evacuate the nursing home contrary to the facility's own evacuation plan and in violation of the St. Bernard Parish's mandatory evacuation following Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Louisiana Attorney General's Office, HO) (AP)


The Manganos' attorney, Jim Cobb, said his Tuesday night that his clients are innocent, and he blamed St. Bernard Parish officials for not ensuring an evacuation plan was proceeding.

Jes lahk mah mammy always tole me, "It's always someone else's fault!"

These two people were released on $50,000 bond. Let's do the math, shall we? $50,000 divided by 34 deaths = $1,470.59 each. Must be the Napoleonic law that prevails ovah der in Loozy-anna. Makes perfect sense to me.

I was going to seque into a Soylent Petroleum story but decided not to do that one.