Two audit reports released this week by Legislative Auditor Daryl Pupera’s office focus on documentation of expenses related to hurricane recovery and costs incurred by the state for vacant office space in downtown New Orleans as part of a costly incentive package to induce Saints owner Tom Benson to keep the NFL team in New Orleans
by Jim Brown
Bayou State residents are well aware that Louisiana is a pleasant place to live. Some would sarcastically say that we are fat, dumb, and happy down here in the deepest of the deep southern states. The state motto is, after all, Laissez les bons temps rouler. For you out of staters, that’s pronounced Lay say lay bohn tohn roo lay, and means “let the good time roll.” So it should be no surprise to the locals that in a survey of 100 cities listed as the happiest, and published by the U. S. National Bureau of Economic Research, Louisiana walked away with the top rankings.
What the Pentagon was Like on 9/11
By Col. Rob Maness (USAF-ret.)
There is not a person in this country who hasn’t time and again replayed the horrible visions of September 11, 2001 in their mind.
The Landrieu US Senate campaign and the National Democratic Committee have respectively taken issue with two of the highest-profile Republican officials, Congressman Bill Cassidy and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
Not only is there a debate over how many debates the Louisiana voters will see on TV for the US Senate race, there seems to be somewhat of a debate over whether Congressman Cassidy accepted any debate.
Perhaps one of the more creative opportunities arising from the weathered ruins and the waters of Hurricane Katrina is a vessel of energy and talent called Rising Tide NOLA.
The Rising Tide is an event founded by blogger Mark Moseley, who publishes Your Right Hand Thief blog.
Word to the wise.
If you are in the world of politics, don’t use the word slave, plantation and surely not the N-word.
One would have thought that Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy would have learned from his prior mistake. Apparently not.
It should not have taken a new elevator video for the NFL to indefinitely suspend running back Ray Rice. It should have happened after the first video was released of Rice dragging his unconscious girlfriend, Janay Palmer, from a casino elevator. At that time, it should have been apparent to everyone that Rice punched his girlfriend since she walked into the elevator, but was dragged out.
Louisiana business news buzz for today: New Orleans 14th best for Hispanics, The Beatles in New Orleans anniversary, BRAC, South Coast Capital, New Orleans Biotech--right off the press (releases)
by John Kennedy, Louisiana Treasurer
At least three times a year, I clear my calendar and volunteer to substitute teach. I try to head back to the classroom on a regular basis-not because I need a crash course on the Pythagorean Theorem or the latest sixth grade gossip-but because I want to know what it's like to stand in front of students and help them learn.
Landrieu survives challenge
Some politicos and political journalists are beginning to believe that the GOP feels they only way they can defeat incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is to have her removed from the November 4 ballot. That strategy did not work.