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.
Jindal and The Military
Today at Camp Beauregard, Governor Bobby Jindal signed HB 143 by Rep. Nick Lorusso, which provides 32 death benefits for the families of Louisiana National Guardsmen who lost their lives and disability benefits for two Guardsmen who have been injured since September 11, 2001, into law. Gov. Jindal was joined by the families of some of the soldiers who were killed on duty, yet had not been eligible for death benefits under existing law because the deaths occurred before 2007. The new legislation, which was part of the Governor’s 2011 Legislative package, amends death benefit coverage to include those killed beginning in 2001.
Is America taking a White Turn in its upcoming national elections?
According to the Daily Beast, Neo Nazi, former Louisiana legislator, white Supremacist David Duke will be touring 25 states to explore how much support he can garner for a potential presidential bid. The publication has also claiming that “Duke-lites” are priming to run for various elective offices in growing numbers.
The League of Women Voters almost from the start has shilled for liberal causes, but its New Orleans chapter actually seems to have done something useful in calling for investigating New Orleans’, in state law reinforced by its charter, idiosyncratic dates for municipal elections. I’m happy to oblige.
Its study points out several impediments to maximizing turnout for the present dates, first fixed in 1986, of February for the initial general election and March for the general election runoff. It points out that events such as, if played in New Orleans, the Super Bowl the day after and the possibility of it being on a Carnival weekend in some years could depress turnout, as well as having elections coupled with national elections in the fall might boost turnout. But putting them back to where they were before 1986 might erode turnout due to lack of attention as other contests compete, and it could interfere with the budgeting process for the next fiscal year.
Former state Sen. Greg Tarver of Shreveport caught many local veteran politicos by surprise last week when he announced that he will challenge incumbent state Sen. Lydia Jackson for the Senate District 39 seat this fall.
But was it really surprising? Tarver told the Fax-Net months ago that he was thinking about going after his old Senate seat, contending there is no leadership among the northwest Louisiana legislative delegation.
As the public readies for the 4th of July, Louisiana Governor Jindal has been busy signing various major pieces of legislation today involving capital outlay, Omnibus Bond Act and ancillary expenses of state government: