Catley Pinkerton, 14, Beloved Orange Tabby Wednesday, Dec 27 2006 

catley1.jpgAlmost a year to the day after she captivated the blogosphere by making a triumphant return home from a mysterious three-week disappearance, Catley Pinkerton, the 14-year old orange tabby, passed away Tuesday in New Orleans due to natural causes. Formerly known as Hadley Catley Pinkerton, the beloved lap cat was originally from the Lower Ninth Ward.  She was adopted from the LA/SPCA in 1992. Aside from brief stints in Baton Rouge (three years of law school and one month after Katrina), she lived in New Orleans her entire life. She enjoyed naps, meowling, soft food, and watching television. She disliked her litter box. A private memorial service for friends and family is planned for this weekend. Survivors include her step-cat brother, Spencer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LA/SPCA.

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The Twelve Days of Post-Katrina Christmas (Part Deux) Thursday, Dec 14 2006 

Trina Beck (no it’s not short for Katrina) has composed a terrific Twelve Days of Post-Katrina Christmas (Part Deux). It’s made all the more special because it links to The Weathers Report’s recent story on the Uptown New Orleans streetlight situation. Enjoy.

Vote for the One With No Cash in the Fridge Saturday, Dec 9 2006 

In the race for the Second Congressional District of Louisiana, The Weathers Report endorses Karen Carter, the candidate who has never had $90,000 in ill-gotten cash in her freezer. No one is going to jail for crimes they allegedly committed with her, so that is a plus, too.

She has not been the sharpest in the debates, and she did not get a chance to redeem herself tonight. The election-eve debate on WWL was cancelled when her opponent was unable to return from Washington D.C. for floor vote procuring offshore oil royalties for Louisiana.

Actually, that is the real story of the night – the offshore oil royalties passage – as the election should be easily won by Carter. If not, there will probably be a special election to replace the soon-to-be-indicted congressman. Thanks for the memories Dollar Bill.

Bush Beats Gore as Saints Whip 49ers Monday, Dec 4 2006 

Your New Orleans Saints (8-4) dominated the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, in a 34-10 victory, with Reggie Bush captivating the sellout crowd with a franchise-record tying four touchdowns and 168 yards from scrimmage. He easily bested the ballyhoed 49er running back Frank Gore, who was stifled by the Saints defense for most of the day and finished with 68 yards.  The 49ers did not request a recount.

Leading the stingy Saints defense was the oft-maligned Mike McKenzie, who made two incredible interceptions, his first two of the year.

Next up for the Saints are the Dallas Cowboys on NBC’s Sunday night football with Madden and Michaels. Go Saints!

(Photographs from www.neworleanssaints.com).