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Louisiana Business: BP Coverup? DDD TV, Louisiana Tech, New Orleans Crime

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:49 Written by

BP Report

A joint Coast Guard/BOEMRE investigative panel report was issued this morning which reportedly will show that “BP made critical mistakes on the well and failed to tell its partners and the U.S. government when it realized it.

An investigation team of the U.S. Coast Guard and the agency that regulates offshore drilling held hearings over the course of a year following the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon tragedy. The Coast Guard-Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement investigation has been among the most exhaustive.”—Time

Tea Party Shows True Baggage During CNN Republican Debate
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 11:02 Written by

i saw the cnn teabagathon and the old cliché rang truer than ever: politics is indeed show business for ugly people. and some of these people were among the ugliest ever heard or seen at a televised debate.

the crowning moment of the evening, i think we’ll all agree, was, when asked if someone without healthcare should be allowed to die when gravely ill, the shouts of “yeah! yeah! yeah!” followed by laughter and murmurs rang through the beauty-pageant décor of the auditorium.

Chicago Bears v. New Orleans Saints:: Urlacher Play? Experts Say
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 09:02 Written by

According to the Chicago Tribune, Brian Urlacher left the Chicago Bears on Tuesday for a family emergency in Arizona concerning his mother.  Urlacher is expecting to be away for several days but it is uncertain if he will play against the New Orleans Saints.

Louisiana Republicans Have Political Opposition: Themselves
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 22:39 Written by

Lt. governorNow that the Democratic Party has forfeited the statewide elections, Republicans have only themselves to oppose, if that, for only two or three races will be competitive.

   All that's left to count in the governor's election is the protest vote against Bobby Jindal. Even his severe critics will have to cast about to back one of the nine relative unknowns in the field, and many just won't vote.

Jindal Picks Endorsements for Louisiana Elections
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 16:30 Written by

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has announced his endorsements of various state elections.

Included in this group of endorsements are Insurance Commissioner, Commissioner of Agriculture, Attorney General and Treasurer.

Louisiana Politics: Kershaw Backs Nungesser, Jindal, Perry, GOP Debate, Election Forums
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 14:08 Written by

Sammy Kershaw

 

Country music star Sammy Kershaw officially endorsed Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser for Lt. Governor.  Kershaw, a Republican candidate in last year's Lt. Governor's race, won 31 parishes in the primary election.  Kershaw, a Republican from Lafayette, made his announcement via a video, where he laid out his reasons for supporting Nungesser.

Chairman of GOP Villere Talks Louisiana Democratic Decline, Tea Party
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 13:20

VillereOver the past years and particularly over the past week, it has become very obvious that the Republicans rule Louisiana.  Last week, no major Democrat with popularity or money qualified for statewide office.

Why?   How is it that the Democratic Party which completely dominated statewide government is now very much on the outside of power? 

New Orleans Saints v. Chicago Bears: Payton, Forte, Parcells, Sproles, Reggie Bush
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 11:02 Written by

Sean PaytonSaints coach Sean Payton was on SiriusXM Radio on Monday. . Slices of the interview follow in which he discusses the Chicago Bears, Matt Forte, Bill Parcells, Darren Sproles and more. 

On how he handled this week's schedule coming off a Thursday night game.

"We did it pretty much the same way we handled coming off the Thursday night game of last year. We came in on Friday. The players had treatment and weights. We watched the tape.made the corrections and then met as coaches. The players and coaches were off  Saturday and Sunday.

Bobby Jindal and the Demise of the Louisiana Democratic Party
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 08:39

JindalQualifying is over, and the fall elections are officially underway.  These elections will be quite different from any other elections we have seen in Louisiana. 

The news media, whose members are usually more liberal than the electorate in general, has been frustrated over the prospect that Governor Bobby Jindal (R) might draw no significant opposition; and much to their chagrin that is exactly what happened.  The media would never have been this out of touch if it had been looking at the road that Louisiana politics has been headed down for some time and the path that Gov. Bobby Jindal has sent this state. 

Louisiana Business: Fitch, IABC, Secretary Of State Debate, PAR, LA/SPCA
Monday, 12 September 2011 13:39 Written by

Fitch

Fitch Ratings expects to rate Entergy Louisiana Investment Recovery Funding I, L.L.C. as detailed below.

Fitch's stress and rating sensitivity analysis are discussed in the presale report titled 'Entergy Louisiana Investment Recovery Funding I, L.L.C.', dated September 12, 2011, which is available on Fitch's web site.

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