With Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on the Iowa and New Hampshire roads for his presidential election campaign and with the Louisiana citizens paying the state police entourage freight and other expenses, the governor has just announced an interesting change of personnel. The governor has been away for almost half of his time in office this year. Last year, the state paid for the governor's state police service to the tune of over $2 million. This from Governor Jindal's press office.
I am finally convinced that all of this debate and hoopla over confederate flags and monuments is really a free-speech opportunity that this oountry should behold, not fold.
This week, two major music stars made national news. Pop sensation Ariana Grande insulted the country when she was captured on video at a doughnut shop saying “I hate Americans, I hate America.” Grande was upset that a store employee showed her doughnuts decorated in patriotic colors and called them “disgusting.” To make matters worse, Grande was also captured on video licking the doughnuts when no one was behind the counter.
Now that the Louisiana legislative process is almost over and the election season is in its summer heat, the Louisiana Democratic Party and the Louisiana Republican Parties are beginning to heat up their campaign machines for the upcoming big election push.
by Lamar White, Publisher of Cenlamar.com
Four days ago, Gov. Bobby Jindal publicly excoriated Hillary Clinton on Twitter, accusing her of concealing her e-mails from the American public and implying that she had compromised national security by utilizing an e-mail server maintained from her home.
Louisiana bizzy news for today: New Orleaans laying tracks, Jefferson Parish JEDCO report, Baton Rouge Chamber (BRAC):
Just a week after the fireworks of the Fourth of July and the entertainment of Essence Fest, the Regional Transit Authority will mark a major milestone in the North Rampart Street/St. Claude Avenue Streetcar Project.
by Jeff Crouere
While Mayor Mitch Landrieu is worried about tearing down a 130-year old statue among other historical monuments, the city of New Orleans continues to be awash in criminal activity. Over the July 4th weekend, there was another series of shootings, robberies and rapes that confirmed New Orleans continues to be one of the most violent cities in the nation.
by Jeff Sadow
Like herpes, the manufactured conflict of the display of the (Third) Confederate (Battle) Flag keeps coming back, but in the latest outbreak including the passengers of Confederate memorials of any kind. Ironically, reactions to a repressive regime of the past invite a different kind of repression.
Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Jindal strikes out on gay marriage ban
When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriages are legal in all 50 states, Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal stonewalled.
By Lou Gehrig Burnett, publisher of Fax-Net
Stunning governor’s poll
A new poll on the Louisiana governor’s race has rocked the political landscape and paints a more accurate picture of how things stand today in the race which has four major candidates.