So you want to bet against the Mississippi River?
It’s not a fair fight. It’s not a fight at all because there is no one representing the little guy. Who should? The AG? He could, but he’s AWOL. Or a consumer advocate?
Storms are random natural events. The consequences may be aggravated or mitigated by intentional acts of man.
I don’t always believe stories from Mississippi Power or from its parent Southern Company about the Kemper Lignite Plant. But when I do, it’s because I’ve been kidnapped, tortured, drugged, and forced to watch endless video loops of CNN and MSNBC and Chris Mathews.
Elam, of course, didn’t know the Corps would restrict the flow. But he could have predicted the result. The river would back up, rise, flood the batture, and cause backwater floods on the Yazoo and other tributaries.
Hospital cartels are created and exist by Certificates of Need issued by state Departments of Health or some similar agency created by state legislatures. They legally limit competition.
We just want the Corps to do its job and speed the floods — all the way to the Gulf.
Mississippi Power cleverly disguised its requested increase. It said it was just keeping the earlier increase in place — even though it’s supposed to fall.
The Morganza Spillway is supposed to keep the Mississippi River out of Baton Rouge. The US Army Corps of Engineers built it after the epic flood of 1927. It is part of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project (MR&TP) that’s supposed to protect against another epic flood. But the MR&TP hasn’t been tested by an […]
H.R. McMaster’s 1997 book, Dereliction of Duty, exposed our feckless losing strategy in the Viet Nam War disaster. We didn’t fight to win. McMaster says President Johnson and Secretary of Defense McNamara micromanaged the war to elect and keep Johnson in power. Their strategy of limited response and constraining rules of engagement put our military on […]