I’m not sure that I believe in a Fallout: New Orleans game…

…but I’d certainly play it.  It’s one of those games where you’re going to be chugging Rad-X until you can get your radiation resistance up (all that standing water), sure; but it’s got lots of potential.  Not to mention a way to segue into some out and out supernatural horror; they hinted at it a bit in Fallout 4* (New England is Lovecraft county, after all), but more wouldn’t hurt. Swamp monsters and voodoo: works for me.



*Nice deal on the physical PC disk right now, by the way.

Do you recognize this would-be New Orleans shotgun mugger?

If you do, please contact the New Orleans Police Department.

They would like to get him off of the streets before he manages to hurt himself.

Moe Lane

PS: Have I used that joke already this year?  I think that I may have.  Still, the guy did end up getting disarmed, then chased down the street by his would-be, suddenly armed ‘victim.’

Arne Duncan: it takes a hurricane to fix Democratic education policy.

(Via a number of people out there) I’m not upset because Education Secretary Arne Duncan said this about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans education policy:

Martin was quoted as saying: “What’s amazing is New Orleans was devastated because of Hurricane Katrina, but because everything was wiped out, in essence, you are building from ground zero to change the dynamics of education in that city.”

Duncan was quoted as replying: “It’s a fascinating one. I spent a lot of time in New Orleans, and this is a tough thing to say, but let me be really honest. I think the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina. That education system was a disaster, and it took Hurricane Katrina to wake up the community to say that ‘we have to do better.’ And the progress that they’ve made in four years since the hurricane is unbelievable. They have a chance to create a phenomenal school district. Long way to go, but that — that city was not serious about its education. Those children were being desperately underserved prior, and the amount of progress and the amount of reform we’ve seen in a short amount of time has been absolutely amazing.”

…I’m angry because it’s true: it took a catastrophe to focus enough attention on New Orleans to make the local Democratic party’s tradition of malignant neglect too politically risky. The Republicans weren’t the ones who wrecked New Orleans’ schools in the first place; and if you expect us to be cheerful about the fact we’re doing well at cleaning up the mess that the Democrats made, well, don’t.

Moe Lane

PS: Yes, I to have noticed that a lot of people like to suddenly decide that partisanship in this sort of thing is unfair – once they realize that they’re on the wrong side of it.  Odd, no?

PPS: I see that my colleague Erick Erickson has raised a similar point.  But he’s slightly nicer about it.

The standard by which all future attack ads *must* be judged.

I know nothing about the race for New Orleans Coroner (except that yes, it is an elected position): I don’t know the participants, the issues, the truthfulness of this ad, or even whether I’m helping a Republican or a Democrat by reproducing it.


Via TPM, who couldn’t believe that that an ad where the coroner of New Orleans is being accused of selling organs actually got commercial airtime, either. But they got confirmation.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.