The hyperbole from the left is getting more extreme with each passing day. Several weeks ago actor Morgan Freeman claimed the Tea Party movement was “racist.” Last Friday, actor Sean Penn called the Tea Party the group that wanted to “get the N-word out of the White House” and “lynch” the President. These foolish actors have not seen or must not understand the latest polls which show African American Herman Cain as the Tea Party’s favorite candidate.
Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) President and CEO Mike Petters to announce that the State and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which an Avondale joint venture would receive incentives for retooling and training at Avondale if this new joint venture preserves Avondale as one of Louisiana's top employers with approximately 3,850 jobs.
Interestingly, Governor Bobby Jindal has been running like a young, energetic candidate whose career is on the line rather than a politician without any real opposition. Also, the major newspapers are making endorsements in this race and are backing Jindal as if their support really matters.
Many across the nation believe that since Governor Jindal has no real opponent in this election he must be performing a real “Louisiana miracle”.
Some of the fun things about election cycles is the various polls which tell us who’s leading in which race. What your observer finds most interesting is that a “sampling” of anywhere from 600 to a few over a thousand is scientific enough to forecast who’s in the lead and who’s suffering.
According to some numbers posted today, President Barack Obama now trails Herman Cain (the favorite da jour among Republicans) by 43 to 41%.
For the Colts, 26 players who were under contract for the Super Bowl are still on the team. Twenty-four Saints remain. Colts veteran center Jeff Saturday said he won't have to deal with nostalgic moments as he captures a glimpse of the Saints Super Bowl banner. There will be thought of "What if?" "That was a great win for those guys," Saturday told indystar.com, "but we're 0-6 and I've got other things on my mind beside the Super Bowl of years ago. We want to right the ship we're on now and take care of this team."...
Back when she was singing and cutting up in her namesake club in the French Quarter in the early 2000s, Gennifer Flowers was offering a drink bearing the name “Gennifer’s Kiss.” It was a double shot of Southern Comfort served in an appropriately pink, plastic, lip-shaped glass.
That same suggestive lip pattern appears in the promotional ads for the upcoming production of THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS starring Miss Flowers that opens this coming weekend. Staged under the auspices of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, the show will run from October 21 through November 6 at Teatro Wego! Theatre, 177 Sala Avenue in Westwego’s Salaville Historic District.
Pay Raise and Lt. Governor’s Race
The Dardenne for Lt. Governor campaign has launched this political salvo today questioning Billy Nungesser's right to attack the incumbent on pay raises:
The Jay Dardenne Campaign received documents from the Plaquemines Parish Council this week outlining Parish President Billy Nungesser’s $28,000 pay raise effective January 1, 2011.
Pierre-Henri Gourgeon has resigned from his duties as Chief Executive Officer of Air France and Air France-KLM. The Appointment Committee of Air France-KLM has put forward to the Board of Directors of Air France-KLM, which approved it, the candidacy of Alexandre de Juniac to the duties of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air France; this appointment will be subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of Air France and will become effective after the opinion of the ethics committee (Commission de déontologie) provided by the law of January 29, 1993.
President Obama is in political trouble as his political base abandons him. Those who strongly support him have declined to 21% while those who strongly oppose him have increased to 43%. That makes for a -22% differential. Independent voters have deserted him in droves and now even some of his strongest financial Democratic backers are disillusioned and defecting.
An April 2011 Fox News poll appears to be one of the first national polls to test Cain among the other Republican candidates, finding his support at 2% nationwide. In fact a Gallup poll around the same time tested thirteen Republican candidates, but did not even include Cain in their battery of candidates. Cain remained mired in single digits through the summer and even lost some of his meager gains after Perry's August entry. However, as Cain has increased his profile and other candidates have declined to run, dropped out, or failed to catch fire, Cain has vaulted into the top tier.