poll tax (noun): a tax…..levied on adults and often linked to the right to vote.” – mirriam webster dictionary
if you’re a republican, the republican national committee (rnc) apparently doesn’t really care how you as a republican vote …they just want your money!
in my initial article i said that neocons were like bad magicians doing lousy sleight of hand card tricks, not caring whether you saw the con or not. now, we have yet another neocon carny con job: the bait and switch. and, they do it to each other!
Don't expect to see many stars in Thursday's final preseason game for the New Orleans Saints and the Tennessee Titans who meet in the Superdome at 7 p.m.
Titans coach Mike Munchak said quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is likely to play 8-10 snaps, but the first-team offensive line will play a lot more. Saints quarterback Drew Brees will not play.
House Speaker Pro-Tempore Joel Robideaux today announced that he is joining the Republican Party. A news release was sent out by the Louisiana House of Representatives this morning declaring "Robideaux Joins GOP". It has well reported that Robideaux is a candidate for Speaker of the House and that Governor Jindal would like the next Speaker, repacing Jim Tucker, to be a Republican. Robideaux has been an Independent and was elected in his Pro Tempore position in an election that ruffled a few feathers and split across party lines.
Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered nine National Guard helicopters to fight against a strange enemy—a burning marsh land in Bayou Sauvage.
The marsh has been burning now for days in eastern New Orleans and spewing smoke throughout the area.
Governor Jindal said, “The National Guard has already dropped more than 260,000 gallons of water on the fire and they expect to drop more than 500,000 gallons of water by the end of today. We're continuing to work with the Mayor to provide the necessary resources to combat this marsh fire, and our agencies will stay on the ground until this fire is out.”
HUD Assistant Secretary Sandra B. Henriquez will join Mayor Mitch Landrieu and HANO Administrative Receiver David Gilmore to officially announce the Housing Authority of New Orleans will receive a $30.5 million HUD Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant.
When Arnie Fielkow was first running for the City Council, he did something usual for a candidate. He told an uncomfortable truth.
When asked if he were to lose the race, could the former Saints Exec. promise to stay in New Orleans, Fielkow broke with other, past, expatriate candidates and said, "Honestly, I would love to say that I would, but I can't. The truth is if a job offer came that provided for my family, I would have to consider it."
Saints, City Hall
Today, the City announced that City Hall will close at 4 p.m. tomorrow, September 1, 2011, in advance of the New Orleans Saints’ pre-season game in the Superdome. Increased traffic will impact and limit access to City Hall for residents.
All the complex machinations going on for the Louisiana House of Representatives speaker’s position likely boil down to a simple case of maximizing Republican numbers by having a reliable conservative hold down the position.
Hurricane Irene raked the east coast United States causing considerable damage and some loss of life. Although not as catastrophic as many had predicted, Irene nevertheless left a trail of death and damage in her wake.