Just when that “close Royal source” tells us that Kate Middleton is still in the throes of that disabling, diabolical pregnancy vomiting disease, Hyperemesis gravidarum....
Plenty of questions and theoretical remedies, false hopes, but no real solutions.
The United States Senate and the US elections are now two weeks away. I hear promises, attacks, and commercials by groups who have no real interest in Louisiana at all and who provide no real answers. Their goal are to win at all costs. They throw out red meat knowing there are plenty of angry and hungry dogs ready for the next scrap.
As expected, the Louisiana Supreme Court flushed home the slam dunk on the state’s 2012 revolutionary education reforms, and having resolved that leads to the next question of how to progress further in improving education in the state.
State Treasurer John Kennedy isn’t the only one who disputes the veracity—or the political motives—of administration claims of a $178.5 million budget surplus for the fiscal year that ended on June 30.
There are a couple of Kristy Nichols’ predecessors, former commissioners of administration and a former state budget officer who have been there, done that and got the T-shirts, who are genuinely perplexed and skeptical of the whimsical claims.
Copping an endorsement
The final-push endorsement siren bell has screeched and Congressman Bill Cassidy can now claim he has the law on his side. The Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police is supporting Cassidy. Earlier this year, the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association announced its backing of Senator Mary Landrieu.
Call it what you will—strong-armed politics, intimidation, extortion, blackmail or bribery—the result is the same: the fix appears to be in on the administration’s claim of a $178.5 million budget surplus developed by a “new and improved” accounting procedure.
This week the country learned that in the politically red state of Texas is a very liberal, blue city of Houston, which is led by Mayor Annise Parker, an avowed lesbian activist.
During the last few days of our family vacation, we ended up in Boston. The newspaper headlines were startling. “Boston Could Become the Next Venice,” warned the Boston Globe. “Boston Sinking into The Sea,” blared the New York Times. A newly released report by the Urban Land Institute predicted that “Boston is sinking at a rate of more than a tenth of an inch a year.” The Governor of Massachusetts has set up a statewide strategy commission and earmarked $50 million out find out how to save the city from drowning. There’s panic in Boston.