MAR 30 Last week, the National Art Education Association held its convention in NOLA, and on hand for the festivities was Project Runway's Tim Gunn. In this video on the Picayune's site, Gunn discusses costumes and couture. There's also some advice about judgment in there, too.
MAR 30 In this post, blogger Bob Mann says the LSU Board of Supervisors is loyal to Bobby Jindal, not LSU or its students, and needs to go. He advises our next governor (until we know the name, let's call them "poor suffering bastard") to immediately fire the lot of them, because all they care about is Bobby Jindal. It's not new for the board to be packed with political cronies, but the damage Jindal has done (while they stood silent) has been unprecedented, he says.
MAR 30 This post on BuzzFeed explores Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and how much he enjoys making fun of Bobby Jindal's presidential aspirations. (Well, let's be honest. We all kind of like doing that, don't we? Until we forget what those aspirations have done to our state?) Malloy likes to crack wise about Jindal for sure, but he also likes poking at other GOP gasbags, and this story doesn't leave that out.
MAR 30 Columnist James Gill tells us the latest in the ongoing feud between the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and its former director. Last year, the former director filed suit claiming he was wrongfully terminated. Recently, the LEH filed its own suit, claiming he had used his "fringe benefit" account to do something that the LEH rules say he could do. Huh?
MAR 30 Blogger Tom Aswell says Bobby Jindal's not governor, and hasn't been in a long time. Instead, he's become the "undisputed chief prevaricator in residence." Listen, for Louisiana, that's quite an accomplishment, but Tom says Bobby's pathological. It would be laughable - except the joke's on us, he says.
MAR 30 Columnist Clancy DuBos is writing about higher ed funding in this post. Well, more accurately, the lack thereof. After a couple of years of teetering on the edge of complete destruction, are the leaders of our universities ready to get real? Maybe, Clancy says - but is it too late?
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 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?