Jindal Submits Louisiana Reform, Balanced Budget

Thursday, 09 February 2012 13:15 Written by

jindal-brassToday, Governor Bobby Jindal submitted a balanced budget to the Legislature for the upcoming fiscal year that protects higher education funding, fundamentally transforms Louisiana’s K-12 education system, reforms the state’s pension system, expands health care services, and does not raise taxes.

Passing On Peyton, Eli Manning Debate
Thursday, 09 February 2012 09:17 Written by

eli-manningPEYTON NOT THROWING LIKE 'NFL QB' -- Bob Kravitz of Indy star.com said Colts quarterback Peyton Manning  is not throwing like an NFL quarterback yet. That doesn't mean he never will. Structurally, he's sound and can take a hit.

When referring to how Peyton's been throwing the ball, Kravkirtz used the phrase "noodle arm."

Peyton said he's not jealolus of his younger brother, Eli, who has two Super Bowls compared to his one.

GOP Primaries Show Voter Unrest, Despite Tea Party Activism
Thursday, 09 February 2012 08:49 Written by

dontvote2hidden in the din of tea-party-flavor-of-the-week rick santorum’s meaningless so-called victories in this week’s gop political caucuses was the real winner: the voters who stayed away in record numbers and refused to vote for any of these clowns.

voters are staying home in droves and rejecting gop candidates in stunning numbers.

Jindal, Louisiana Patronage And Incestuous Insects
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 15:26 Written by
louisiana-cockroaches“The bottom line is the governor appoints people who support his agenda for moving the state forward, not the other way around.”
–Jindal spokesman Frank Collins, explaining why Gov. Bobby Jindal chooses political loyalty over qualifications in making political appointments.
Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Needs Reform Badly
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 10:16 Written by
legislature_jvlastnews_thumbMaybe now we know why the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s investment return barely beat that of a risk-free 30-year U.S. Treasury bond over the past five years – because its top officers aren’t very good critical thinkers, as evidenced by the sloppy, if not illogical, arguments they try to make against reforms proposed for the state’s retirement system for most of its non-education employees. Or maybe this display of intellectual piffle shows they're just desperate to stop an erosion of their power and privilege.
How long will New Orleans Saints play Drew Brees contract game?
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 09:24 Written by

drew_breesHow long will it take?

John Clayton of ESPN said on SportsCenter that Drew Brees' contract talks with the Saints are going at a slow pace.

"I ran into his agent, Tom Condon of CAA last week, and he's kind of  baffled at this time as far this is going because it's going so slow," said Clayton. "Everybody knows the Saints aren't going to lose Brees. They can franchise him, they can sign him to a long-term deal. But they're really somewhat nowhere right now as far as getting a contract."

Jindal Announces New $365M Deal For NuStar In Louisiana
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 14:14 Written by

jindal-differenceToday, Governor Bobby Jindal and NuStar Energy CEO Curt Anastasio announced a $365 million capital investment by NuStar that will expand the company’s St. James Terminal, creating 32 new direct jobs at the facility and an estimated 269 new indirect jobs in Southeast Louisiana.

Super Bowl XLVII In New Orleans Should Not Be M.I.A.
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 13:30 Written by

madonnaFortunately, the Super Bowl lived up to its billing as a close, hard fought game between two great teams. Fans certainly enjoyed the action on the field and Indianapolis did a fine job of hosting the game.   

In 2013, the sporting world will descend on New Orleans for the Super Bowl. It will be the city’s record tenth time as host of the biggest sporting event in the country.  

New Orleans Events: United Way Cookoff, Barkus, Ball And All
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 12:26 Written by



What a week! I need to congratulate our local football quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants for his second NFL Super Bowl win against the New England Patriots. The whole city is proud of you, especially Mom and Dad Archie and Olivia Manning who were seen several times looking on proudly during the telecast in their stadium skybox.

Handel Handles Komen-Planned Parenthood Blame By Quitting
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 10:31 Written by

handelSusan G. Komen Race for the Cure vice-president Karen Handel resigned Tuesday after being blamed for the maneuver to oust Planned Parenthood.

Handel was  a 2010 Republican candidate for governor in Georgia argued against funding for Planned Parenthood, said politics had nothing to do with the decision to terminate Komen’s funding of Planned Parenthood. 


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