AUG 5 OK, it's another Katrina anniversary story, but it's a really good one. It's about how Katrina affected New Orleans' restaurant scene: It started out as a brutal kick in the teeth, but it ended up making the foodie destination even stronger, the New York Times reports here.
AUG 5 Columnist Jeremy Alford gives us the word on who might run for the Congressional seats that would open up if Charles Boustany and John "Captain Hairdo" Fleming vacate their seats to run for the U.S. Senate.
AUG 5 Salon posts this piece on the NOLA charter school lie by Jennifer Berkshire, whom you might know as the blogger behind EduShyster. It's not your cliched post-Katrina anniversary story, that's for sure, but it's better. We might want to think things are better now, but if they're not we need to face it.
AUG 5 Ever wonder why all those youngsters in the chefing business have so much ink? This post on 225 Baton Rouge magazine might have an answer, with interviews with several capital city chefs about their tattoos.
AUG 5 New Orleans Magazine posts this look back at the leaders who emerged in NOLA after Katrina, when the recovery began. Some are expected, some not, and there's also a list at the end of this post that reminds us of how so many did so much after the storm.
AUG 5 This is a new-ish blog that's dedicated to discussion about one of Bobby Jindal's more questionable actions (and that's saying something, ain't it?), to wit, the privatization of our public hospitals. There is a lot of information on here, all obviously written from one point of view, but with no identifying information at all as to its source.
AUG 4 As this post in the Business Insider tells us, someone stood up for us Monday. She stood up to (what is certain to be) some vicious online (and in person) attacks from a gun lobby that's willing to do just about anything to preserve its profit margin. She did what none of our politicians seem to have the intestinal fortitude to do, and she said: No more. That's right - the comedienne who made the movie that happened to be playing in the Grand was the one who stood up. What is wrong with this picture?
AUG 4 Writer John M. Barry posts this opinion piece in the New York Times about New Orleans, 10 years after Katrina. When he asks if the city is safe, he's talking not only about the water issues, but also about crime. Some of the challenges facing the city can be overcome, but one - politics - might be "intractable," he says.
AUG 4 The Red Shtick reviews a "performance" by disbarred Baton Rouge attorney Eric Guirard in this post. The song is sexist, misogynist and, we're sorry to say, repetitive and lame. The video is worse. And Guirard might want to get his license back so he can sue whoever did that plastic surgery, because - euw.
JUL 14 This post on Salon takes a look at the alleged persecution of Christians, as described (created?) by the likes of Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal. Best we can tell, this war on the majority apparently consists of people they can't control having the audacity to exist.
JUL 8 This is an interesting analysis of Bobby Jindal and his very public crisis of identity and ethnicity on the Eurasia Review. The English is not perfect, but it sure is interesting to see another view of us and our politics of ethnicity.