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LIGHTNINGApparently, political lightning has struck a Louisiana gubernatorial election poll, once again.

Pollster Verne Kennedy of the Alabama-based Market Research Insights (MRI) wants to correct poll results tracking the Louisiana gubernatorial election.  He feels the information that has been reported in the media does not reflect the poll results.  He says that TheInd.com (and later,  other media), citing a June poll he conducted, has reported Democrat John Bel Edwards, is leading Republican US Senator David Vitter by a margin of six points 30 to 24.   Instead, as of the time of the relevant June poll, Kennedy says Vitter was in front of Edwards by two percentage points.

jindal-cavutoAnother senseless mass-shooting. Another moment of madness occurring in a movie theater--where we go to be entertained.
In the past six weeks, the United States has mourned over the June 17 evening shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. During a prayer service, Dylann Roof, a 21-year old angry man committed a horrendous shooting-spree for apparent racial purposes.

naacp-flagLast week, I wrote a column and created a video about various individuals in Oklahoma protesting President Obama in a way I thought to be offensive.  They present themselves displaying the Confederate flags as a symbol off their disdain for him and presumably his "liberal" policies.

odd-numbersIt might be odd, but could the next Louisiana gubernatorial election win be in the numbers?

Perrhaps. 

eat-soul 2by Stephen Sabludowsky

Yesterday, I posted on Facebook, a picture of some men in trucks and vans getting ready to wave the confederate flag in front of President Barack Obama.

landrieu-leeIf it's Tuesday morning, then Jeff Crouere and I will have been engaged in a political argument on the WGSO radio-Bayoubuzz Google hangout webcast. This morning, of course, was no different.

leeI 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.

dems-gopNow 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.

Air-Mary-Logo-Transparent-Two-ColorSuppose a Louisiana Democratic governor was on the road for roughly 40-50% of his days in office, yet, charging the Louisiana taxpayers the complete salary--plus millions of dollars in travel expenses for state police entourage?

cash-floatShould any of the projected $6.7B dollars that Louisiana anticipates be used for the general funds now that the BP oil spill settlement has been agreed upon, subject to court approval? 

The Louisiana State budget under Governor Bobby Jindal that went into effect on July 1 was $1.6B in the hole until the legislature raised over $700B in taxes on businesses.  Future projections for state budgets are between one and two billion dollars per year. 

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