Mary Landrieu (D) and Barack Obama (D) must denounce Lindel Toups (D) blatant racism.
This going to be an epic NAME! THAT! PARTY!!!!!: It’s important for this to be understood, because Louisiana is going to take a PR hit thanks to the reptilian/[expletive deleted]-for-brains remark [Lindel Toups] was credited with making in a piece appearing Wednesday in the Tri-Parish Times about tomorrow’s referendum in Lafourche Parish about redirecting library funds toward a new parish jail… [snip] But he’s | Read More »
The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part II: What Really Happened
In Part I: Ridiculing the Press, we looked at press coverage of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole, an ongoing environmental incident in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. That coverage has ranged from indifferent to uninformed to inflammatory. As a citizen and resident of the state, I decided to assess it for myself.
Department of Justice fighting… to keep poor kids in bad Louisiana schools.
Of course they are. The U.S. Justice Department is suing Louisiana in New Orleans federal court to block 2014-15 vouchers for students in public school systems that are under federal desegregation orders. The first year of private school vouchers “impeded the desegregation process,” the federal government says. Thirty-four school systems could be affected, including those of Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany | Read More »
The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part I: Ridiculing the Press
Scientifically illiterate and agenda-driven journalists can ruin what is actually a valid story. Today’s example is the coverage of the Bayou Corne sinkhole, an ongoing environmental situation of considerable concern at the Napoleonville Salt Dome in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. About 350 residents of the quiet community of Bayou Corne have been evacuated from their homes since the sinkhole’s sudden formation nearly a year ago. Local | Read More »
Rob Maness at the RedState Gathering #RSG13
Rob Maness is running for the United States Senate in Louisiana. He’s in a very tough primary against Congressman Cassidy, a former Mary Landrieu donor. We invited Rob to address the RedState Gathering. (Apologies to Congressman Landry, who I was thinking I wish would run for Alexander’s seat as I wrote this post and then put his name in instead of Cassidy) Video streaming by | Read More »
Steve Scalise at the RedState Gathering #RSG13
Congressman Scalise, the Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, spoke to the RedState Gathering. Video streaming by Ustream LINK
Bobby Jindal at the RedState Gathering
Governor Bobby Jindal helped us host the RedState Gathering, throwing a welcome party Friday night. He stood in the New Orleans heat and shook every hand. He also gave a great speech. Video streaming by Ustream LINK
US Rep. Charles Boustany (@RepBoustany) Wants Louisiana to Embrace Obamacare
Robert Costa at National Review has a report that Eric Cantor is yelling at House Committee Chairmen for doing the right thing and opposing the farm bill. The Committee Chairmen recognize just how terrible the legislation is and Cantor is upset with them. One would think the House Republican Majority Leader would be more upset with House Republicans who want states to embrace Obamacare. For | Read More »
Nonexistent Frogs and Endangered Private Property Rights
It’s not about common sense. It’s not even about saving the darn frog. This is about Federal bureaucrats, aided by environmental busybodies, stopping at nothing to make sure that private citizens know who’s boss.
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Bill Cassidy’s Complicated Relationship With Obamacare
When the establishment is looking to recruit someone to run for Senate, they first look to find like-minded people in the House. What better person to be a yes-man for McConnell than someone who has been a yes-man for House leadership? Their latest recruit is Congressman Bill Cassidy who is being supported by all of the establishment in his bid for Senate. Every Republican in | Read More »
Louisiana Fiscal Hawks Join Democrats to Raise Taxes
Being from Louisiana, I am never surprised by its oddball politics. Many of the people who now have an “R” next to their names for the longest time had a “D” next to their names. And many of them call themselves “fiscal hawks.” These self-proclaimed fiscal hawks have decided to join the remaining liberals in the Louisiana House of Representatives and jack up taxes significantly. | Read More »
Today, House Conservatives Will Prove They Are the Problem
Yesterday, the White House announced it would stop White House tours in response to sequestration. Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas responded by offering an amendment to the pending continuing resolution that would prohibit federal dollars spent to cover the costs of President Obama’s golf games. Speaker John Boehner and the Republican Leaders ruled that Congressman Gohmert’s amendment was not relevant to the continuing resolution and | Read More »
Politico’s Emily Schulteis Misses a Few Key Details About Bobby Jindal
Politico reporter Emily Schulteis proves today why journalism is a dying and biased industry. She bought the spin of a Louisiana political hack who actually worked for Kathleen Blanco – a politician Jindal ran against and practically forced out of office. In fact, in quoting Bob Mann, Schulteis never even mentioned that his former boss, Kathleen Blanco, was driven from office by the looming Jindal | Read More »
LNG and Natural Gas Exports: A Primer
Natural gas exports were unthinkable five years ago, but the shale gas revolution means excess supply and lower prices. Political opposition looms.
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On the RSC Chairman’s Race
The most important vote that will happen very soon is the vote for Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the conservative group within the House Republican Conference that often finds itself trying to pull the Republicans to the right. These past two years, it was the RSC leadership that pressed the GOP to avoid selling out to Barack Obama repeatedly, insisted the GOP keep its | Read More »