Second-ranked LSU ran for five touchdowns, passed for two more, and held Northwestern State to minus-4 yards rushing en route to a 49-3 in its home opener on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.
Today, two Louisiana National Guard UH-60 Blackhawks with Bambi Buckets dropped 137 buckets totaling approximately 60,280 gallons of water on the three hot spots in the marsh fire. According to flight crews, all visible fires have been extinguished and only minimal residual smoke remains from doused areas. Tomorrow, officials will conduct aerial reconnaissance to assess the situation.
He was Drew Brees' go-to-guy and will be missed. Brees will be throwing to Robert Meachem, Davery Henderson and Lance Moore (when he returns as well as Jimmy Graham). And Randy Moss?
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers debunked the value of offseason workouts. He was bothered by off-season criticism questioning the Packers' decision not to have players-only practices during the lockout. Rodgers wasn't willing to let his superior performance against the Saints make the final statement, because he mentioned the off season workout issue in a sarcastic tone several times in his post-game news conference...
It is the most ridiculous looking play in football when it doesn't work. Faced with a fourth down and three yards to go near midfield, the punter stays on the sideline and the quarterback breaks the huddle with the fans biting their fingernails over the gutsy move of "going for it!" The quarterback begins barking signals in a harsh tone. He then backs away and moves a receiver from one side of the field to the other and goes back under center and barks signals even louder to try to lure the opposing team's defense offsides to secure a first down. But the defense doesn't bite, and the home team looks foolish as the yellow flag goes fluttering to the turf for a “delay of game” penalty.
corporations are not people and i have incontrovertible proof.
neocon muckrakers have been pitching the goofy delusion that corporations are actually people. their argument boils down to the idea that people work for corporations so corporations are people. kinda like saying fire trucks are people because people work on them.
As a radio talk show host, I easily spot callers with nothing to say, but just like to hear the sound of their own voice. With these callers, I hit the dump button as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, our President is the political version of these audience killers. Last night, Barack Obama filled the airwaves with another speech, this one on “jobs.”
Obama's speech on September 8th was unnecessary and only scheduled to improve the President’s anemic poll numbers, which are currently hovering at a 40 percent approval rating or lower. It was a political speech that should have been given on the campaign trial, not before a joint session of Congress which normally is reserved for State of the Union addresses and national emergencies.
“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway”...John Wayne
As qualifying closed on Thursday, September 8th, no prominent Democrat opted to qualify for election to any statewide office. As the clock struck five in the Secretary of State's office, there were no self-financed Democrats like John Georges or Caroline Fayard, no Democratic State Senators looking to contest a statewide office. The most competitive races, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General, will be all Republican contests.
Gov. Bobby Jindal did pull nine challengers, including a Tea Party Democrat that perhaps demonstrates some discontent to the Govenor's Right, but no one who can match his nine million dollar campaign fund. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon will have a Democratic political newcomer taking him on with an empty campaign coffer, and little political backing. Attorney Donald Hodge of Baton Rouge accuses Donelon of being too close to the industry he regulates--citing $300,000 in industry contributions to the Commissioner--as evidence, but possess insufficient stature and funding to get that message out.