There are 109 days until October 22nd. And that's not the only calendar date that matters:
Keep all of those in mind as we step gingerly into the prognosticating for the fall. Without much question, the race that is on everyone's mind is that for Governor. And the thought coursing through everyone's head is that Bobby Jindal looks like a sure thing for reelection. With more than $9m (or more) in the bank and not even a peep from his opponents (unless of course suspiciously-North-Louisiana candidate Tara Hollis raises real money).
The press told us that both high profile cases were slam dunks for the prosecutors. In the Casey Anthony case, we heard about a hard-partying single mother who fails to report her toddler missing for a month, then lied to police about a kidnapping by a non-existent nanny. In the Strauss-Kahn criminal investigation, a high rolling, womanizing French financier took advantage of an immigrant maid from Africa in the New York hotel room where he was staying, then immediately tried to flee the country. There was no doubt in the press and by the prosecutors. Both were guilty. Or so we were told.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed an anti-woman's choice, anti-abortion bill today.
Jindalsigned HB 636 by Rep. Frank Hoffmann into law, part of the Governor’s 2011 legislative package which requires women to be informed of certain rights and options before they undergo an abortion procedure.
This is in response to the recent release of the "confidential" Chaffe and Associates, Inc., Fair Market Valuation of the Operations of the Office of Group Benefits (Insurance), reported throughout various Louisiana media sources.
Another celebrity defendant has gotten away with murder. While 25-year-old tramp Casey Anthony is not a football star like O.J. Simpson, America followed her case closely over the past three years. She became a household name because networks like CNN Headline News followed the case 24 hours a day. They covered just this trial and nothing else, no matter what was happening at home or abroad.
There is more talk of whom will someday land in the Pro Football Hall of Fame than there usually is.
Maybe it is the lack of football to talk about outside of the NFL labor dispute. Anyway most fans believe Morten Andersen and Willie Roaf are locks to be voted into the Hall in Canton, Ohio. If Drew Brees has another good season or two, he should be a lock to get voted in.
Now that the new “Trial of the Century” is history, based upon news account, the nation and much of the world is in a state of shock. For some reason that at this time only twelve people know, jurors in Orlando have acquitted Casey Anthony of murder and other crimes associated with the death of her daughter Caylee.
Here are some of the latest tweets from the world of Twitter concerning the verdict that apparently has shocked the world
Like the American government and nearly all of the rest of the states in the union, Louisiana is struggling with long term debt and yearly deficits. The 2012 Louisiana state budget is $25 billion and was passed through the legislature to the governor on June 21, 2011.