LA Primaries, Including the Reelection Bid of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA02)
The Congressional Primaries were originally scheduled for September 6, but were postponed due to Hurricane Gustav. The polls closed at 8 pm CDT. The highest profile elections will be in District 2, where a slate of six challenge The Freezer King for the Democratic nomination (and, effectively, the Congressional seat). There is a contested primary for each party is District 4 (Shreveport), the seat of | Read More »
Bobby Jindal Kicks Butts, Takes Names
Ann Silverberg Williamson, Louisiana’s Secretary of Social Services has “resigned”, as they say, to pursue other ventures. From the Baton Rouge Advocate:Social Services Chief Resigns Ladies and gentlemen, a new wind is blowing in Louisiana, and it ain’t a tropical storm.
Lt. Gov. Landrieu (D) on Gov. Bobby Jindal (R): “I give him an A-Plus.”
Gov. Bobby Jindal is showing how it should be done. A week after Hurricane Gustav’s landfall on the central Louisiana coast, the metro areas of Houma and Baton Rouge remain largely without power. Hurricane Ike threatens to strike later this week; the governor has already requested a state of emergency be declared in anticipation. From the Baton Rouge Advocate:
Can Sarah Palin rescue congress
We have already annointed her as the saviour of the McCain candidacy and in the long run of the Republican party. You probably don’t want me to unfocus her and use her for something else, but I can’t shake the feeling that Sarah Palin could be the answer to Republican congressional woes in 2010 and maybe even a little in 2008.
Hurricane Ike: What would you do, redux?
I blogged a couple of weeks back about the dilemma that coastal residents face with an oncoming tropical storm. Hurricane Ike may reach landfall in the central Gulf Coast late next week, with the recovery from Gustav (landfall Sept 1) is in high gear. With Ike, we have added complexity: an estimated 2 million Louisiana residents evacuated for Gustav. Some of them may still be | Read More »
The flood from New Orleans came north
Rain, rain go away… And with it, please take back the flood of people from New Orleans! If I have to hear one more interview with ungrateful people complaining that nobody is providing them with diapers and formula, shampoo and underwear, I’ll scream. My family and I live in an area where we were warned we might also have to leave at a moment’s notice | Read More »
On The Man Who Will Someday Be President Of The United States
If Hurricane Gustav has any lasting power of significance–and we may thank a merciful God that its destructive power appears to have been very minimal in nature–it will be that it shows us just how calm, how cool, how collected and how utterly up to the task of commanding a great enterprise in a time of crisis Governor Bobby Jindal really is He talks about | Read More »
Hurricane Gustav: Sorry for the Inconvenience, Guys
I am, frankly, appalled by the lack of empathy demonstrated by some of the commenters here at RedState relative to Hurricane Gustav. All this started even before the storm came ashore. At least give us a chance to assess the damage before rolling out the cynicism. Two million people have fled the Gulf Coast. Some of my friends stayed behind because they are exceptionally well-prepared | Read More »
Hurricane Gustav: Ground Zero = Port Fourchon?
As of 11 pm EDT Saturday night, meet Hurricane Gustav’s new Ground Zero: Port Fourchon. Port Fourchon is not some sleepy little fishing village. Port Fourchon is an important operating base for the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Some 18% of the nation’s oil supply comes ashore via pipeline at Port Fourchon. That includes production from Deepwater and Shelf producing | Read More »
Hurricane Gustav: Is there an award for “Farthest Evacuation”?
So I blogged the other night *[maybe you'll have better luck than I did trying to pull up "My Diary"] *about the uncertainty and the psychology of hurricane preparations, specifically the questions: Should we run? If so, when? And to where? Well, for us, and for this storm, those questions have been answered thusly: Yes. Friday night. Chicago. Yes, the one in Illinois.
This Pretty Well Sums It Up For Me.
H/T to The Cane Truck Sign in front of insurance agent Bud Gregg’s business in Mandeville, LA.
The Campaign Finance Woes of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA)
New Orleans’ love affair with the corrupt extended family of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) may be entering its last days. From the Times-Picayune: Of the roughly $45,500 Jefferson raised between April and June — a paltry sum for a senior member facing a reelection fight — $13,800, or about one third, came from his own family.
Update from Louisiana
First, Happy Birthday, RedState! As you celebrate another year on the web, we are continuing to push for reforms to create a New Louisiana. We recently concluded our regular legislative session here, following our first special session on ethics reform and our second special session to cut taxes and invest in our roads and infrastructure. In the regular session, we completely overhauled the workforce development | Read More »
Gas Prices Cause Louisiana Women to Resort to ‘Pole Dancing’?
WAFB TV Channel 9, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana pulled out all the stops for this ridiculous report claiming that “some women” in the Pelican State are resorting to working in strip clubs because gasoline is so expensive. To prove it, WAFB found one woman that said so. I’d say that clinches this as “fact,” then, wouldn’t you? In typical sensationalistic news fashion, WAFB TV assumes | Read More »
LA Gov. Jindal Eyes “Slush Fund” Veto
Jindal may veto “slush fund” expenditures “Non-Governmental Organizations” (NGOs) have long been the recipients of state funds as directed by the State Legislature. In the old system, there was one designated slush fund for the “urban caucus” and another for the “rural caucus”. In practice, these NGOs have received little attention; their “community development” missions are difficult to audit and control. Plundering of tax money | Read More »