JUN 2 Columnist Clancy DuBos writes about Bobby Jindal's "all-but-certain and all-but-doomed" presidential campaign in this post. Comparing Bobby to Chris Columbus, he says that Bobby actually did sail over the edge of his political earth, and he's the only one who seems to be unaware of that.
JUN 2 Here's an example of NOLA making lemonade out of lemons. After a historic building on Royal Street collapsed last year, somebody came up with the (astonishingly logical) idea to offer a local urban archaeologist a shot at a dig in the rubble. He took them up on it, and his team has made some cool finds.
JUN 2 Blogger Ian McGibboney posts this commentary on a nasty-natured sign about food stamps that has been making the rounds of the local interwebs, because it purportedly hangs over the checkout line at a local poboy shop. (No, not Old Tyme. Some other guys, who won't get free ink from us.)
JUN 2 Here's a Brit's view of the recent FIFA scandal. Columnist James Gill, who was born across the pond even though NOLA claims him as their own, writes in the Advocate about the indictments and how "the yanks rescue soccer."
JUN 2 Here's a post from blogger CB Forgotston that is asking questions a lot of us are asking. Recently, our legislature, seemingly with plenty o time on their hands, passed a resolution requesting that LSU erect a statue (at its own cost) in honor of Pete Maravich. This is fine and dandy, but are these leges aware that LSU had to hold a bake sale recently to pay the electric bill?
JUN 2 Columnist Stephanie Grace has been a busy little freelancing bee lately, selling stories to national publications about Bobby Jindal's destruction of Louisiana. This piece, in Newsweek, chronicles his ability to turn a billion-dollar surplus into a deficit of nearly twice that size.
JUNE 1 This post on Dirty Coast by Jason Brad Berry (who blogs as The American Zombie) is about Bobby Jindal's "I hate gay people as long as it makes crazy people vote for me" executive order, the Louisiana Family Forum, and Gene Mills. He's also got a link in here for his recall petition for Jindal which, although it won't have any "real" effect, could let the rest of the country see that we're not all pandering bigots.
JUNE 1 This post by blogger Crazy Crawfish is a long one, but worth the read. It lays out, with links to evidence, Crawfish's theory about how the state Department of Education is improperly using dollars earmarked for special education. The effort started with Superintendent John White cleansing the department of any personnel qualified in the subject - which is a common procedure by education "reformers" who are really trying to dismantle public education.
JUNE 1 This post on the Washington Spectator is penned by Advocate columnist Stephanie Grace. In it, she's telling (to a national audience) the story Bobby Jindal probably wishes she'd shut up about. It's not just Louisiana Democrats who think Bobby's flubbed his job as governor and has sold us down the river to Grover Norquist, it's Republicans, too, she writes. There's also an interesting comment from Jindal's arch rival, David Vitter, about something he'll do "as soon as I'm sworn in" as governor. Huh.