We know problem solving in Washington has been absent for quite some time, but recently, I think our current energy debate has reached even a new level of foolishness. The administration's energy policy is creating more problems than we're solving.
Here we sit, the United State of America, on some of the most abundant energy resources in the world, but President Obama and his allies in Congress would prefer us to beg Saudi Arabia to produce more oil.
I spoke about this new, what I call, "Bowing for Oil" policy in a speech last week. I've included a link below to watch the speech.
Click here to watch my speech on "Bowing for Oil."
Unite Women Rally
As state legislatures across the United States and Congress consider an avalanche of legislation that some women believe threatens the health and welfare of women, Unite Against the War on Women will be engaging in protest marches and rallies across the country on Saturday, April 28, including one in Baton Rouge.
“Enough is Enough,” said Unite Women Louisiana Chair Ashley Baggett. “Women and men throughout Louisiana are joining our movement every day, knowing that if we stand idly by, the threats to our welfare and our reproductive rights will become a reality. The progress generations of women have worked for is under fire from politicians who want to play election year games with our lives.”
Included in the measures Baggett cited as contributing to the “War on Women” are:
The Louisiana Legislature’s 2011 attempt to defund Planned Parenthood that failed by one vote
Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to deny funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers under the Texas Women’s Health Program
The Virginia legislature’s passage of an invasive, mandatory “trans-vaginal ultrasound” measure for women seeking abortions; Mississippi and other states now have the same regressive, restrictive legislation under consideration.http://www.rssground.com/rssservices/google.php?id=ff3d7ba065cc52a43440fd8fcbf2d57d
Louisiana’s Unite Women group can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/CAJUNWOW/.
An email from Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch
HB 343 by Representative Tony Ligi, which would have lowered Louisiana’s excessively high jury trial threshold, was defeated in the House Civil Law & Procedure Committee on Monday by a vote of 7-5. The issue is important because it likely affects the cost of operating an automobile in Louisiana.
Following the vote, the legislation was voluntarily deferred (meaning the bill is still alive). Rep. Ligi has indicated he will ask the committee to reconsider the measure and offer an amendment to adjust the jury trial threshold to $25,000 (a compromise, which is considerably higher than the $5,000 threshold he proposed in the original bill).
REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON PARISH
GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON
Guest Speaker Eric Skrmetta Public Service Commissioner
Thursday, April 19, 2012
11:00 - 11:45 Registration and Networking
11:45 Lunch and Program
701 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Cost - $30.00
(Across from Dorignac's Grocery Store)
For more information or to make a reservation
Carol Ryan at 885-0950
Facebook Posts and Twitter Tweets
This is VERY important. Jindal cannot have his way. Destructive to public education!
In spite of thousands of e-mails, phone calls, and personal contacts, the House of Representatives approved two of Gov. Jindal's radical plans to privatize public education and de-professionalize teaching.
Senators expect close votes on key amendments to #Jindal education plan in today's debate
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Shouldn't have eaten that crab cake. It was so good. LOL. Serious gout attack pressing on a nerve. Hurts like heck. Rough getting older. :)
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