JUL 27 Blogger Bob Mann articulates what many are thinking as our community buries two bright and beautiful women who died last week in the Grand Theater shooting. Bobby Jindal responded quickly, as he did with the last mass shooting, but wants us to focus on our grief and sorrow - not on doing anything that will prevent that grief and sorrow from arising again.
JUL 27 Blogger Rod Dreher writes here about the group (that ain't getting no free pub in this column) that has said it will picket the funerals of the two women we lost in the shooting last week. When he heard about it, he said they may have overstepped their luck this time. No kidding.
JUL 27 Blogger Ian McGibboney wrote this post as soon as he heard about last week's shooting, thinking about how close this particular mass shooting struck to his home. He was shocked, but in the end, he acknowledges that this can happen - and does happen - anywhere in the country, because of our society's combination of "untreated mental illness" and access to "instant intruments of death." Our unwillingness to prosecute gun crimes is in the mix, too, he says.
JUL 27 Gambit tells us about the Democrats big ole party this past weekend, when Dems from around the state brought their hopes, dreams and pocketbooks down to NOLA for the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner. As the party "picks itself up" after losing the Senate seat to the GOP, the focus is on the only D in the governor's race, John Bel Edwards, Alex Woodward writes.
JUL 27 Here's an interesting post by Gregory Roberts in the Advocate about Bobby Jindal's political futures vis-a-vis the Grand Theater shooting. For now, he's saying "it's not the time" to talk about gun control, or providing decent mental health treatment options. He's got to be careful about how he handles this, because if he seems to be trying to make political hay out of this situation it's going to backfire, bigtime, the pundits opine.
JUL 27 This story on CBS News features a local cop talking about the Grand Theater shooting, and it's conducted by David Begnaud, a UL and KLFY Alum who is now a freelance CBS Correspondent.
JUL 24 Blogger Tom Aswell brings us up to date on what's going on with the latest legal mess Bobby Jindal's boundless (and pointless) ambition has gotten us into. As per usual, Jindal has called Jimmy Faircloth, who is to legal prowess as economic development is to kumquats, to "defend" us by unleashing his extensive
billing legal expertise upon the issue.
JUL 24 Jay Dardenne, our lieutenant governor and now a candidate for the next job up, finally has something to say about Bobby Jindal galivanting around the planet for his delusional presidential campaign - on our nickel. He wrote the gov a letter (apparently he doesn't have Jindal's cell - maybe he should ask Trump) and released it to the media. So, the past seven years have been okely dokely with you, Jay? Huh. Who's your strategist?
JUL 24 Don Westbrook, who was the voice of WWL's weather and commercials for nearly 40 years, has died. This post on the station's website records his history at WWL and with New Orleans.
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.