Surrealism of Jindal’s Louisiana budget cuts

Friday, 26 December 2014 09:00

louisiana-legislatureby Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice.com

One of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s favorite activities (second only to trips to Iowa and New Hampshire) appears to be his now-routine exercise of mid-year budget cuts and hiring freezes.

But like any deft politician, he leaves himself wiggle room.

New Orleans new Veterans Hospital Director is named
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 14:50

vets-hospitalThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Fernando O. Rivera, MBA, FACHE, as the new Director of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS), effective January 11, 2015. Mr. Rivera will oversee the delivery of health care to more than 66,000 enrolled Veterans in 23 parishes of Southeast Louisiana.

Christmas tidings: Jindal's Hospital private-public partnerships OK'd
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 14:35 Written by

Jindal-differenceThe Jindal administration received Christmas tidings today from, well, perhaps, an unlikely source.

The Obama administration has approved the controversial Jindal public-private partnership deal.

Brooklyn cops, Sharpton and Farrakhan: the race blame game
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 13:08

cops-farakkhanWhat is the condition of “Race in America” now that the two New York police were gunned down after conflicts involving two young black men and two white cops, one incident in Ferguson Missouri and the other in Brooklyn New York?  

Louisiana: Sasol $4B, New Orleans's New Years Eve, Community Coffee, Farm2Table
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 12:26 Written by

new-orleans-tourismBig news for Louisiana and bad news for New Orleans;  More community in your coffee and more food for thought;

Business news of the day (based upon press releases:

Ex-LAGOP, Jindal aide blasts Governor's LSU prayer rally
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 11:45 Written by

jindal-speechby Tom Aswell, Publisher of LouisianaVoice.com

One day in early December, I received one of countless telephone calls pertaining to the upcoming Dec. 6 election. Normally, the calls are pre-recorded, or “robocalls” appealing for my vote for this or this candidate or telling me how horrible the opposing candidate would be for Mom, apple pie and America.

Getting social: Jindal, Vitter and The White South
Monday, 22 December 2014 13:17 Written by

gov-mansionMuch of the state's attention is upon preparing for Santa and recovering from the New Orleans Saints bizarre season.  However, there is still politics for those looking for it.

Jindal and Obama: Parallel Universes
Monday, 22 December 2014 12:15 Written by


by Lamar White Jr., Publisher of Cenlamar.com

(Initially published on Cenlamar under title Barry and Bobby)


From two different worlds away, their fathers had always believed in the promise of America, and when they finally got the opportunity to study and work at an American university, they didn’t think twice. They packed up everything they had, and they flew across oceans to be here. They were both idealistic, young, brilliant, and full of ideas and ambition.

New Orleans Saints, death wishes and Christmas
Monday, 22 December 2014 12:00 Written by

peyton-christmasOkay, so you still are walking around mumbling about what happened to the Saints’ once-promising season. You recall a formerly trustworthy pundit who happens to inhabit this space predicting a possible Super Bowl appearance. Even after slogging to a 2-4 record, loyal Who Dats rationalized by saying three of those losses came by a total of six points and just as easily could have gone the other way.

Response at Jindal's LSU prayer rally must be free speech, not jackboots
Friday, 19 December 2014 12:46 Written by

lsu-boardThe staging of an event at Louisiana State University Baton Rouge’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center has raised the question about whether events at state facilities ought to be censored over free speech concerns of its sponsors, and is worth some exploration.