MAR 27 If Bobby Jindal doesn't get elected president (If?) then he could sign on as staff on Fantasy Island. In this letter to the editor of the New York Times, Jindal takes issue with a recent post on the paper that described his political implosion. Jindal says he's made government smaller and that we're all more prosperous than we've ever been, and it's all because of him. Oy.
MAR 27 Here's a story in the Advocate about a radio interview with the mom and agent (OK) of the artist who created a poster for the strawberry festival that featured two black-face children in it. His mama says the artist is shocked (shocked, I tellya) over the furor, and describes his work as "innocent." Huh.
MAR 27 Here's an odd story on MSNBC about Bobby Jindal's workout philosophy. Seems they caught up with him (probably after he called them) at a gym in Manhattan (you know, that's near Sicily Island) while he was working out recently. But hey, he's not trying to get away from a wonk image or anything, he does this to stay healthy. It's a good example of one of Bobby's main problems: everything he says sounds insincere.
MAR 27 Jim Brown is blogging about the Louisiana presidential primary - or lack thereof. He's making the argument that the legislature should cough up the money to pay for it, so that we can make some hay with candidates who will spend a lot of money here campaigning. That's an interesting theory, but is there really anyone in politics who sees Louisiana as a microcosm of the nation's political landscape?
MAR 27 Here's an interesting post from blogger Ian McGibboney about "manliness." He's talking about fear, and insecurity, common sense and facial hair.
MAR 27 Here's another creepy story out of New Orleans, on the heels of the video of a goat being beheaded: a body was found "impaled" on an iron fence in a Mid City shopping center, the Picayune reports here. What the heck is going on down there?
MAR 26 David Vitter certainly has sexual issues with women, if the allegations that he was a regular customer of pimps in DC and NOLA are correct, but apparently he's got other issues with chicks as well, blogger Tom Aswell says in this post. He's reminding us of the same story Lamar was writing about this week.
MAR 26 Duck person Phil Robertson is making headlines again. This time, while trying to make some point (we're not sure what it is, but surely there was a point) he comes up with a story about an atheist family who suffer an attack in which the young girls and wife are raped and the man is sexually mutilated and murdered. Seriously, what is in that iced tea?
MAR 26 Here's a new post on the Drinking Culture blog of NOLA Defender. This time, our intrepid imbiber is visiting Pal's over in Mid City. As usual, a story is told, a picture painted, and it is fascinating.