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January 23, 2008

The Grey Ghost Is a Grey “Ghoul”

Filed under: Crime,Fools,Fred Radtke,Grey Ghost,New Orleans,NOPD — Tags: , , , , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 2:40 am

The NOLA Blogosphere is roiling about an article in the N.O. City Business news concerning a crazed ex-Marine and his war against graffiti and public art. (Yes, I wrote “Public Art”.) Here’s the current article about this insane agenda-driven asshole.

Here’s another piece about him from the same publication.


“He may think what he’s doing is a corrective measure but it’s unauthorized in many cases and doesn’t correct the graffiti but just camouflages it with another color of paint. That’s the same thing,” said Lary Hesdorffer, Vieux Carre Commission director. “It may be with better intent but that doesn’t make it right.” 

And how the Ghoul describes his mission:

“Radtke operates under the “broken windows” philosophy: A broken window left unrepaired will lead to more broken windows and more decay in the quality of life.

And he applies this theory to graffiti with a missionary zeal. To Radtke, graffiti is not just an eyesore, it is a personal offense to himself and the community. He accuses taggers of being anarchists, agitators and members of the church of Satan.”

I fit his description of the graffiti folks (though I don’t indulge my painting desires), but the damn Satanists crap? Get a grip you fucking fart. Satanists are Christians turned inside-out. I’m a Goddess worshipper… we were here thousands of years before your Patriarchal bullshit fucks emerged from the caves bordering the desert. We had cities and cultures whist your kind were still deciding on a civilized way to deal with your excretory methods. Your kind of fucks are those that are killing the World, but as long as there is no spray-painting, it’s okay, right asshole?
More crap about this fuck-up:

“Radtke’s opponents agree with his quest to eliminate spray-painted vandalism and gang-related tags, but they say he overstepped an important boundary when he took it upon himself to “gray out” graffiti on private buildings without the permission of the property owners.

“Some people don’t notice the big gray splotches until you point them out and then they see them everywhere,” said Michael Dingler, founder of Nola Rising, a post-Katrina campaign to encourage people to display public works of art.

“But what’s the difference between someone who paints their name on a building and Radtke painting big gray boxes over the graffiti? Just because he can’t afford to get rid of it the right way that’s no excuse to do it the wrong way.”

This shit gets grants from the City and his paint supplier to continue his “mission”. The NOPD thinks he’s aces. The locals pretty much think he’s a crazed fucking asshole. City signs painted battleship grey? Private property marked by his evangelic mission for God against Satan? Screw me now if you think this douchebag deserves credit for anything outside of creating animosities.
Who’s the fucking vandal here?

“His latest attacks concerning an organization named NOLA Rising. These folks create removable art, street signs and advertisements for community events, and for their efforts, the Grey Ghost is trying to get their founder, Micheal Dingler indicted upon charges for doing the good works NOLA Rising does.”

The Ghoul, aka Fred Radtke, thinks he is the anointed in the salvation of New Orleans. His mission, his goal, the meaning of his worthless life… the purpose, deserves to be interned in a mental asylum. This creature is a mental case from freakin’ damn Hell, but the NOPD (those folks who will not take down real criminals and instead fuck with misdemeanders since they won’t get shot at… and tickets keep the Nagin government alive) say this about this loathsome creature:

“What he’s doing is work that the city would be doing itself provided we had the resources and manpower,” said NOPD spokesman Sgt. Joe Narcisse. “He’s covering up graffiti and if the city had a team to do that it would do so. He’s not doing anything that we aren’t asking him to do.”.

So Mr. Ghoul, aka Fred Radtke, I have a one story stringwall underneath our raised home. It will be many months before we can do a facade on it, so I’m going to do my own, and hire some of the work out to your hated graffiti artists. You know, us Anarchists and Satan worshippers. I want you and your minions to touch the handle on my gates… It’s legal under Louisiana law to shoot intruders. Set foot on our property you deranged, cross-wearing fucking jarhead, and you get to pay the price for your mis-directed bullshit. (Navy Seals were always better than you jerks anyway.).

Leave private property alone, leave NOLA Rising alone, and stop screwing up the City’s signs. And for the Goddesses’ sake, get a fucking J.O.B. and stop living off grants from the city and Helm Paint. (What a damn loser…) And BTW- get the fuck over removable messages of hope. (Unless of course, you have no hope in Life.)
More here, and here, and here, and here, and here.

So Grey Ghoul, it’s time for you to retire, get a real job without outside grants, fix your Lakeview house and vanish from the Public scene. Creatures such as yourself don’t belong here in New Orleans. Take your Road Home and get the Hell out of our city. For you Freddie, here comes an old Military saying, “Eat a bucket of shit, bark at the Moon, and fuck off and die”. (My thoughts for you exactly.)
And NOPD? Why the Hell can’t you do your fucking jobs about the taggers? Scared they may spray-paint you? Are the taggers that much scarier than the Zulu warriors? Get a damn job you can live with… say WalMart maybe.


  1. But … how do you really fell, dear? (Love the righteousness – I always have.)

    Comment by Glenn — January 23, 2008 @ 5:37 am

  2. Read my next post.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — January 23, 2008 @ 6:27 am

  3. I’m going to take this MFR down. Get me.

    And I love to take assholes down. Fred is next. Out of all of the shit going down in NOLA, I’m going to have to deal with an anti-tagger and a property attacker.

    What a shit-sandwich the Lady has given to me.

    To have to deal with shit like Radkte… fuck me with a tuning fork.


    Fuck it, I can deal with this tiny-dicked asshole.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — January 23, 2008 @ 6:55 am

  4. I think I’m in love :)

    Comment by Glenn — January 23, 2008 @ 7:20 am

  5. Using the words of my hero, Daffy Duck, “He don’t know me very well, do he?”. LOL

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — January 23, 2008 @ 2:02 pm

  6. I’m glad the Nolasphere is jumping on this story……it’s been going on for a long time. The arrest of Michael was obscene.

    Comment by charlotte — January 24, 2008 @ 8:46 pm

  7. I hold Mr. Radkte responsible, at least partially, for the accident on our street the other night which resulted in tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage to our street and property. The Grey Ghost had done such a fabulous job of painting over a graffitied traffic sign that the driver missed the curve and slammed straight on ahead (sure, the booze didn’t help either, but still).

    Comment by chrissieroux — January 29, 2008 @ 10:02 pm

  8. This guy is a nazi. If I go out and shoot people who’re doing robberies or selling drugs, I’m doing the PoPo’s work for them and it should be OK, right? The big difference is I actually would be doing something positive, while this thug is doing something that detracts from the wonderful, free, funky culture of this town. I hate the gang tags as much as anyone, but good signage and grafitti are, in fact, art. Anybody remember Keith Haring–his work is now internationally known, but in the late 70′s early 80′s it graced NY subways. I’ll always remember seeing a subway train go by back then that looked like an animated Peter Max artwork. They don’t look that good now, I can assure you. Creosote posts look lots better when they convey information and especially messages of hope and returning good times. I hope Radke gets prosecuted for what is in my opinion vandalism. I also hope NOPD and the city admin. will recognize that they need to use their scarce resources wisely, not in pursuing idiotic, Quixotic causes, like “zero tolerance” and “broken window” policies. When they get heroin, crack, and speed distribution, robbery, rape, burglary and murder under control, then come talk to us about your Fn broken windows.

    Comment by Ay Uaxe — January 30, 2008 @ 10:35 pm

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  10. Banksy graced New Orleans with his presence and painted some beautiful works. The Gray Ghost has destroyed a few of them already. He’s disturbed and Radtke needs to mind his own business. He needs a hobby or a sex life or something. I’m glad I don’t have a God complex like he has.

    Comment by Joey — November 21, 2008 @ 9:24 pm

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