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....while Louisiana’s debt is downgraded, and all of our public universities teeter on bankruptcy, this is what we...

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Monday, 30 January 2012 14:11
Louisiana Business: New Orleans Contractor School, Ft. Polk, Lafayette Chamber
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louisianaFt. Polk Land Purchase Agreement

Today, the State of Louisiana announced a successful effort by the U.S. Army to secure a purchase agreement on additional land for Fort Polk and the installation's Joint Readiness Training Center. Louisiana supported the Army as it secured an option to buy 4,900 acres, which would allow the Army to expand training at the Leesville-area base in the future. The Army expects to complete the purchase by mid-February.

Monday, 30 January 2012 12:59
Jindal, Louisiana Education Union Leader Literally Make Poor Grades In Reform Talk
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screamIs the verbal commotion over Louisiana education figuratively getting poor marks?
Via his email “Team Jindal” blast, Governor Bobby Jindal today promoted his recent television appearance on Fox News when he had blasted a union executive comments as being "offensive".

Monday, 30 January 2012 11:17
Louisiana's Ex-Governor Roemer Presidential Efforts Hypocritical
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class-warfareIn case you were wondering whether former Gov. Buddy Roemer, running for president under a banner-to-be-named later, has run out of hypocrisy during this campaign, in case you thought not, well, guess again.
Monday, 30 January 2012 08:45
Super Bowl Starring Peyton Manning vs. Irsay
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graham-panthersWith the Pro “Bore” Bowl behind us, we can swivel our attention to the Super Bowl in Indy, the build up to which may be summarized in three words: Manning on Manning.

A game starring Eli Manning and hosted in effect by older bro Peyton is what you could call a media feast

Outside of the game itself, the most popular topic of conversation-- will Peyton return to the Colts next season;  Throw in the fact that the game is playing inside Peyton's building.

Sunday, 29 January 2012 13:45
LSU's QB Mettenberger Has Great Potential
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lsu_tigersWith Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee moving on, the quarterback option will not be a popular part of the LSU playbook.

Zach Mettenberger, who has an NFL arm, Tigers fans will see LSU open up its offense. Everyone around Baton Rouge is excited about the potential of Metttenberger, who already has an NFL body (6-foot-5, 222 pounds, has arm strength, is a good decision-maker, can make tough throws and has good mechanics. He's not very mobile but he had a 25-yard run down to the 1 yard line in the Tigers' 52-3 victory over Ole Miss last season.


He does have a maturity issue, however.

Friday, 27 January 2012 13:27
Louisiana politics: Jindal, Carville, GOP Debate And More Webbing
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What's going on the social media world and the Internet in the land of Louisiana and U.S. politics?

Here are a sample of tweets, Facebook postings and emailsBayoubuzz has received--Jindal reform efforts, CABL's opinion about education reform, opinions from PAR regarding the state's constitution, money appeals from Louisiana's most nationally-recognized political figures and videos of the U.S. Presidential campaign.

Friday, 27 January 2012 13:09
Liberal Judges, Crime Are Killing New Orleans
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GUN2Even for the Murder Capital of the nation, the first few weeks of 2012 have been especially violent. In the first 27 days of this year, 23 people have been killed and over 70 people have been shot.

On Wednesday, Mike Ainsworth, a Good Samaritan, was killed in Algiers trying to stop a criminal from stealing a vehicle. Sadly, he lost his life in front of his two children in a neighborhood that was supposedly safe.

Friday, 27 January 2012 12:42
Percy Sledge, Little River Band Headline Coming to Joy Theater In New Orleans
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shapiroBy Dean M. Shapiro  

Whenever you hear the expression, “Your roots are showing,” it doesn’t always apply to one’s hair. It can also apply to a singer’s musical style. In the case of Percy Sledge, a gospel upbringing in the rural countryside of the Deep South was never more apparent.

Friday, 09 December 2011 13:14
Country Club Romney vs. Conservative Gingrich In GOP Race
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class-warfareIt is clear the moderate insiders in the Republican Party are not happy these days. Their favorite candidate, Multiple Choice Mitt Romney, is not doing too well in the polls. He is stuck in the 25 percent range in the polls and cannot seem to generate new support. Along the way, a host of conservative alternatives have risen to the top, surpassing Romney. It reflects a clear distaste for Romney among the conservative base of the GOP. 

This type of divide has been apparent in the Republican Party for over 50 years. The primary battles between Rockefeller vs. Goldwater, Ford vs. Reagan, Bush Sr. vs. Reagan, Dole vs. Forbes, and finally McCain vs. Huckabee exposed this ideological divide. 

Friday, 09 December 2011 12:44
Jindal Continues Journey On Rick Perry’s Ship of Fools
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In light of all the claims of political savvy bestowed upon Gov. Bobby


but for the presidential campaign of Perry whose numbers, to borrow a phrase from Dan Rather (who probably stole it from someone else), have sunk “lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut.”

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catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

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miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

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trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

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At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

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