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Ft. 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.
Is 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".
With 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.
With 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.
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.
Even 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.
By 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.
It 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.
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.”