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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 09:45
Tatupu, Vilma, Brees And The New Orleans Saints Salary Cap
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vilmaRight now the Saints are sitting on a salary cap of $94 million for 2012.

Early reports had their cap at $106 million already committed to the 2012 season. But that figure included a charge of almost $12 million for Drew Brees, but that $12 million was voided out of Brees' contract.. So it's $94 million.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 13:26
Jindal Announces Union Pacific Corp Expansion of Louisiana Operation
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jindal-differenceToday, Governor Bobby Jindal and Union Pacific Corp. Chairman James R. Young announced a $200 million capital investment by Union Pacific that will expand the company’s South Louisiana operations, creating 225 new direct jobs, retaining 1,100 employees and creating 1,500 construction jobs. The project will also create 502 indirect jobs, for a total of 727 new direct and indirect jobs.
 

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:53
Rap Star Nicki Minaj’s Catholic-Bashing Needs Exorcism
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minajOn the Grammy Awards Sunday night, viewers were treated to heartfelt tributes to Whitney Houston and stunning performances from truly talented entertainers like Adele.  Unfortunately, viewers were also subjected to the latest round of Catholic bashing from Nicki Minaj, a very troubled rap star.
 
Minaj arrived at the show dressed in a devil costume, accompanied by an actor impersonating the Pope. 
 
On stage, Minaj was levitated, exorcised and spoke in tongues. Surrounded by fire and sexual imagery, and accompanied by a choir, Minaj succeeded in tainting a very uplifting and emotional evening at the Grammy Awards

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:03
Pinsonat: Behind The Louisiana Elections Background Noise
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jaydardenne_largeWhile eyes are on the Louisiana legislature session ramping up in the upcoming weeks, Louisiana elections are always on our minds.

On Monday, Bayoubuzz published the answers to questions that we asked Louisiana political analyst and pollster Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media & Opinion Research (SMOR), entitled “Pinsonat: Screwing of the Louisiana Taxpayers”.  Today, Pinsonat respondents to our questions regarding the next statewide elections which topic is sort of a sport in this state-especially when the LSU Tigers and the New Orleans Saints are resting.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:45
Life on Jindal’s Louisiana Higher Ed Frat House
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Bobby Jindal, the “most transparent, most ethical, most accountable” governor in Louisiana’s history just also happens to be a governor who will brook no dissent.
If you don’t believe that, of course, you need only contact Tommy Teague, the firmer director of the Office of Group Benefits (OGB), who was summarily fired last April when he didn’t jump on board the OGB privatization bandwagon quickly enough. Or his wife, who had the timerity to testify against Jindal’s proposed governmental streamlining plan and was fired the very next day. (She won her job back through Civil Service, but it took several months.)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:00
Vitter, Landrieu Say Not In Our Louisiana Back Yards
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 vitter    Not in my back yard!

    Federal spending and the federal deficit are always two hot topics in any political season, but perhaps moreso as a presidential election approaches this fall.

    Republicans – and some conservative Democrats – have been critical of the spending practices of the administration of Democratic President Barack Obama. And they have been critical of the rising federal debt as well.

    So, one would think that when the administration announces cutbacks in federal spending, these critics would embrace the effort.  Case in point: cutbacks at the Department of Defense.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:17
New Orleans Saints Looks At Ex Seahawk Lofa Tatupu
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brees-panthersThe Saints are looking for linebackers and brought in Lofa Tatupu, 29, for a visit on Monday. 

 He sat out the entire 2011 season.  He was drafted by the Seahawks in 2005 and made the Pro Bowl each of his first three seasons. In 2008 his play started to decline and he was arrested for drunk driving. In 2009 he missed 11 games with a torn pectoral muscle and in 2010 he returned to play in all 16 games, but didn't look like the same player.

Monday, 13 February 2012 16:56
Jefferson Parish Prez. John Young Picks Van Vrancken For Deputy COO
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louisianaOn the heels of the sudden resignation of a Chief Operating Officer, Richard Hart, Jefferson Parish Parish President John Young announced today that Jennifer M. Van Vrancken has become the Deputy Chief Operating Officer in his Administration. 

Monday, 13 February 2012 12:26
Pinsonat: Screwing of the Louisiana Taxpayers
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taxpayer-screwedWhat on the burning issues in Louisiana has the legislative session approaches?

This is what Bayoubuzz has asked political analyst and pollster, Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media & Opinion Research (SMOR).

In the first part of a multipart interview series, Pinsonat addresses the recent controversy over administration and certain government hires along with the current debate over the state retirement system.
Monday, 13 February 2012 12:06
Louisiana Politics: Welfare, Education Reform; Jindal's Speech, Budget
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jindal-jeffLouisiana State House of Representative, Rep. Cameron Henry, filed legislation today prohibiting the conversion of electronically issued welfare benefits to cash. Further, the legislation prohibits the use of such benefits for the purchase of certain goods and services.

House Bill 95 prohibits using Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) benefits in liquor stores, gaming establishments, and sexually oriented businesses.

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