The Republican Party must be in a pretty sorry condition these days for the hottest prospect for the vice presidential nomination is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. According to the National Journal’s Hotline “Veepstakes,” Jindal is now ranked second. He is being pushed hard by influential conservative activists such as Morton Blackwell of the Leadership Institute and Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. Editorial writers such as syndicated columnist George Will, David Frum of CNN.com and Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner are singing Jindal’s praises and encouraging the presumptive GOP nominee to choose the Louisiana Governor as his running mate.
Keep talking and driving...
Although it’s dangerous, Louisianians who are addicted to talking on their cell phones while driving can keep on keeping on. The bill that would have made using a hand-held device while driving a primary offense has died in the state Senate.
It passed the House of Representatives with flying colors, but two senators of the Senate Transportation Committee voted against the measure. Only one other member of the committee was present, who voted for the bill.
Anyone actively reviewing the deteriorating situation in Europe cannot escape the crisis brewing in Greece. Granted this nation’s economy is small and many may regard it as relatively insignificant. However, events unfolding there should raise concerns about the general direction of the world.
Mark Twain once stated: “History does not repeat itself… but it does rhyme.” Perhaps we might cast a glance back to the early 1930s to hear the assonance. Comparisons are chilling.
With the New Orleans Saints undergoing a major disruption this off-season due to bountygate and the non-signing of quarterback, mark another one down as the defense is learning a new system under defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
But, according to one Saint, Brees absence actually comes at a good time—certainly not the position of most Saints fans.
Defensive back, Malcolm Jenkins believes it will be easier to learn the defense without Brees there picking it apart at will.
Sean Payton knew he needed a better defensive coordinator to get to a Super Bowl, so he hired Gregg Williams.
Williams' gambling system worked wonders and the Saints won the Super Bowl after the 2009 season. But defensive breakdowns were the main reasons the Saints lost a playoff game at Seattle in the 2010 season and dropped a playoff game at San Francisco last season.
Williams' defenses gambled and in 2009 produced a lot of turnovers, but not the two following seasons.
The so-called fringe group, the “birthers” have now been vindicated. It seems it is not so crazy that so many Americans believe that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii.
Yesterday, it was revealed by Breitbart.com that the former literary agent for Barack Obama listed his birthplace as Kenya as far back as 1991. The notation was discovered in an informational booklet that promoted the authors associated with Acton and Dystel, an agency representing authors. Back in 1991, Obama was working on his first book, but it was never finished. Years later, he did write two books and continued to be represented by Acton and Dystel. The Kenyan birth description remained in his official biography until April of 2007, two months before Obama announced his campaign for President.
Last February, Louisiana’s Department of Natural Resources issued a report to the Legislature which focused on several issues, but mainly on the timely remediation of contamination of the state’s oilfield sites. That report tracked the history of “legacy lawsuits” which have been filed as well as legislative efforts to assure that the properties are cleaned up to a set of state standards.
It was evident that the most recent leg
the bishops of the american catholic church are at the vanguard of the teabag political movement, marching in lockstep with their fellow evangelical fascists who want to control every aspect of people’s personal lives. they don’t want to pay for their employees’ health care like everyone else, yet they want to mandate, by law, for everyone else how to maintain the sanctity of their sperm and ovaries. it’s called hypocrisy.
I drive each day by my local bank. It’s a Chase branch of J.P. Morgan. I don’t have much to save, but I count on my bank to invest my money. Not bet my hard earned dollars, but invest it. If I want to gamble for winnings, I’ll take my chances on the red and the black at a casino. I don’t need or want my bank to lay down a bet on some complicated credit default swap or other exotic roll of the financial dice. But that’s exactly what Chase has been doing with my money. They have taken a big hit. And I’m not happy.