LSU is having none of your flag burning
Some progressives decided to put on a show of hate for America at Louisiana State University, but real America lives in Louisiana and some Americans decided they weren’t having any of it. This is the best U-S-A chant I’ve ever heard outside of a sporting event.
Louisiana in need of constitutional reform
It is fast becoming clear that Louisiana needs to do something, because the state has more than one billion dollars in its budget that it can’t fund, and it always seems to be higher education that takes the hit. Now, I am not in the business of defending higher education: bloated administrative costs and program offerings that do little but employ otherwise unemployable professors have | Read More »
I Come to Praise Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal
As willing as I am to offer up criticism of Bush and the other 2016 candidates, I also think it is worth praising them when they are willing to take a position that is unpopular in the current cultural zeitgeist of the Circle of Jerks in the press corps. One of those issues is religious liberty. Another is free expression. In the past seventy-two hours, | Read More »
Depends on which history you look at. #LAGov
Robert Mann writes today at NOLA.com that “conventional wisdom” is on the side of Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 91% and “conventional wisdom” has a crappy track record (paraphrased). He then goes on to detail the various times when the front-runner in a Louisiana gubernatorial primary ended up losing. If the idea that Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 91%, who is | Read More »
IBM opposes religious liberty
Louisiana is currently in the process of enhancing religious liberty in the state, with the full backing of Governor Bobby Jindal. House Bill 707 by Representative Mike Johnson. IBM, which has been doing some growing in Louisiana, sent a letter to legislative leaders and Jindal opposing the bill. IBM has made significant investments in Louisiana including most recently a technology services delivery center in Baton | Read More »
Louisiana gubernatorial candidate hates school choice
Coming up in Louisiana is the magical time of year where honest, ordinary citizens watch the skies grow dark and get a sense of dread the likes of which they do not feel at any other time of the year. I am, of course, talking about the legislature going into session. It’s going to be shaping up into a big one already with major fights | Read More »
Jindal to… raise revenue?
I will be the first to admit that the “conservative media” in Louisiana is often just looking to find flaws in anyone so they can build themselves up as a better conservative than a politician. Good for readership or ratings or whatever. However, I have to look at this move by Bobby Jindal and wonder if it is really the best move to make. After | Read More »
Bobby Jindal Versus the Lily-Livered
It’s another budget year in Louisiana, which means that it’s time for the annual festival in which lily-livered Republicans and the media they enable gather to wring their hands about Bobby Jindal’s fiscal policies. This year the hand wringing is perhaps more fervent than ever given governor Jindal’s elevated national profile due to the speculation that he will run for President. A sample of the | Read More »
Erin May is a Hero Fighting Common Core. More Mothers Will Hopefully Follow.
Erin May is the mother of two boys in the Lafayette Parish School System. She may also be on the verge of launching a revolution to take education back from the bureaucrats. Mrs. May’s sons are required this year to take the PARCC exam in Louisiana. PARCC is the Common Core exam in Louisiana. The exam will not be used to help her children improve | Read More »
CNN Reports on No-Go Zones. Forgets All About It While Interviewing Gov. Bobby Jindal.
CNN’s Max Foster interviewed Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal over the weekend. He grilled Jindal on so-called “no-go zones.” Pay attention to what Jindal actually said, as documented by CNN. Jindal was also unable to offer examples during an earlier interview with CNN’s Max Foster, saying that he’s “heard from folks here that there are neighborhoods where women don’t feel comfortable going in without veils … | Read More »
Peeking in on #LAGov
With Bobby Jindal’s term as governor nearing an end, 2015 will be a gubernatorial year for Louisiana. So far, five candidates have declared their intentions to run – three Republicans and two Democrats. Here’s a little breakdown of the candidates in so far. Republicans David Vitter U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 91% announced early, though unsurprisingly, that he was going to be | Read More »
Fake Steve Scalise racism story shopped to blogger by vengeful Scalise opponent.
The Steve Scalise story is now becoming one of Don’t Trust Your Political Sources TOO Much, Folks.
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Steve Scalise, David Duke, and Electability Over Principle
I do not think Steve Scalise is a racist. I may disagree with him on a lot of policy, but I do not think he is a bad or indecent person. In fact, he is a very nice person and there is bipartisan agreement on that front. My problem with Steve Scalise is judgment. He, like much of the Republican leadership, is so focused on | Read More »
How Do You Show Up at a David Duke Event and Not Know What It Is?
In 2002, a year after not long before Trent Lott was driven from office in December of 2002, for his statements about support Strom Thurmond, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) 71%, now the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, went to a David Duke organized event. The gathering was in 2002, hosted by David Duke outfit called the European-American Unity and | Read More »
Why the Democrats stupidly wrote off Louisiana too quickly.
As you no doubt know, the Democrats got their clocks cleaned last night in two House seat runoff elections and one Senate one. The question is, could they have done better? – Actually, no, the question is, could they have done much better? …And the answer may indeed be ‘yes’ in both cases. Please note: a lot of this is going to be a discussion | Read More »