JAN 29 Finally, Bobby Jindal has brought positive recognition to Louisiana -- he's got us in the Onion. This piece in the satirical paper pokes fun at Jindal's presidential aspirations.
JAN 29 Mother Jones posts this profile of our favorite cigar chomping "hard ass," Lt. General Russel Honore. It's a great look at how Honore got to where he is, especially in terms of his environmental activism.
JAN 29 Columnist Jarvis DeBerry looks back on some of the whoppers told in the wake of Katrina - and there were some whoppers. Some of this probably will sound familiar - does anybody remember the rumor that Katrina refugees had taken over a Lafayette gun store and taken over the Cajundome?
JAN 29 Here's a post on The Advocate about a brief interview Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson gave during a Pelicans game on Fox Sports. In it, the billionaire - who currently is embroiled in a legal fight with his heirs - says he's fine and working as usual. Sure - but can he burn through 30 assistants in four years?
JAN 29 This is a fascinating piece on Pulpit and Pen about Christians, the Bible and self-righteousness. The main topic is a developing story in South Carolina in which Baptist officials have taken the (extraordinary) step of disciplining a church and its leaders. There's a mention of Joe Aguillard and Louisiana College here, too, along with words like "corrupt" and "enable."
JAN 29 Here's a post (one of many, actually) on Right Wing Watch about Bobby Jindal's big (big?) prayer rally this past weekend. In this one, we're told about the video of Cindy Jacobs which has been removed from rally's video page. Also included? Jacob's greatest hits - and you probably don't want to miss those.
JAN 28 Huffington Post reports here about a recent speech by Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, the sponsor of Bobby Jindal's prayerpolooza which happened this past weekend at LSU. Among his comments? Fischer says that the "gay agenda" is fueled by "demonic energy." (He also defends Bobby. Oh, good.) Hey, here's an idea: Bryan is obviously obsessed with (and tempted by?) the gay. Maybe he should just get himself a boyfriend and leave the rest of us out of it.
JAN 28 Columnist Jeremy Alford gives us the skinny on what he predicts will be a battle royal over the budget in the legislature this spring. Maneuvers and one-up-manship will abound, Jeremy says. But hey, isn't this all just a bunch of guys trying to make sure they don't get held responsible for years of monumental screw ups, deliberate destruction of public assets and (borderline) criminal lack of action? This isn't a game - can we quit pretending like it is?
JAN 28 This post on the Daily Beast goes over some of the lunacy that has come out of the American Family Association, and muses upon Bobby Jindal's desire to court such a group. Is he pandering? Desperate? Or does he really agree with this vitriolic nonsense?