APR 27 Here's a post on Salon about Bobby Jindal's "ham-handed" op-ed about gay marriage and what it means for the bizarre alliance between big business and holy rollers. Heather Cox Richardson traces the history of that alliance, and explains why Bobby's strategy - which echoes one employed more than 50 years ago - just looks lame now.
APR 27 Here's a package of articles and graphics from Scientific American that looks at the Gulf five years following the BP oil spill. Included is a story about the "missing oil," as well as a graphic that ranks the spill among the worst five in our history.
APR 27 As our state goes up in flames on the funeral pyre of Bobby Jindal's desperate ambitions, one might say that the silence from the populace has been deafening. But this post from blogger Tom Aswell shows that folks are paying attention; he's given over his blog to a reader who is truly distressed about what's going down.
APR 27 Here's the latest on the murder of a Metairie man and his teenage son last week. Apparently, they were shot by a pair of car burglars, the Picayune reports here. There's no reason given, yet, for why they were shot. The burglars who shot them were teens, too.
APR 27 Bobby Jindal's desperate and digging himself into a political hole he'll never get out of - but why should we suffer, too? That's a question columnist Stephanie Grace (and most of the rest of us) are asking these days. In this post, Grace is outlining the problems Jindal caused with his anti-gay (and anti-corporation) op-ed in the NYT.
APR 27 Blogger Dayne Sherman wants LSU Football Coach Les Miles to get involved in the ongoing nightmare that is higher education funding (or lack thereof) here in Louisiana. If Miles were to stand on the steps of the capitol and threaten to shut down LSU football if the problem isn't fixed - it would get fixed, he says.
APR 24 Here's the op-ed in the New York Times from our governor about how he's not going to be bullied by the "shrieks" of "big business" (Wait - doesn't he love big business? That's what he tells the Koch brothers!) and he's going to take a stand against those sissies who think people have the right to love whomever they choose. Cause listen: he's for Jesus, and Jesus was agin love. So there.
APR 24 Bobby Jindal finally gets to represent the Republican Party! Woot! Well - to be honest, it's in this Rolling Stone story about how the GOP is clueless about what most people (including most GOP people) really think about stuff, and about how he is representative of that blindness. But hey - it's still a national publication. Yay!
APR 24 This post on Wonkette is all about Bobby Jindal's New York Times op-ed about how he is not going to be detered from hating gay people and trying to make discrimination against them legal. If you know anything about Wonkette, you can probably guess what's coming next.
APR 9 Just when you thought that Durst story couldn't get any creepier, you see this. The accused murder/millionaire has been known to dress in drag on occasion, and this is an interview with his drag mother on the Inquisitr. She tells a pretty weird story, but that's nothing new where Durst is concerned.