SEP 4 Columnist Lanny Keller says that one day history will see Kip Holden as one of Baton Rouge's best mayors -- but it is not this day. Now the mayor comes off as petulant, whiny and tough to work with, Keller says.
SEP 4 The New York Daily News posts this story about the Lake Arthur cop who lost his job after a photo surfaced of him doing the Hitler salute alongside some grand poobah of the KKK. First he said he was undercover, but then admitted he was lying. Then he said he'd been baptized. Oh, OK. Huh?
SEP 4 As expected, Bobby Jindal is talking about that thrice-divorced lady over in Kentucky (who has appointed herself God's mouthpiece on earth) in campaign stops in Iowa, this Iowa paper reports. Gee, why aren't we surprised? The lady is being paid $80K annually by taxpayers after being elected to do a job that she's not doing because she's too busy talking to the TV cameras about what God told her to do. Hmm. Now that sounds familiar...
SEP 4 Blogger Ian McGibboney shares his reactions to the shooting recently (You forgot about it already, didn't you? Because the media quit talking about it already. How messed up is that?) of two journalists on live television. He watched the tape, and it sounds like he regrets it.
SEP 4 CB Forgotston says our lawmakers aren't talking about the hit state revenues took, are taking and will take as oil prices decline. It's not because they're stupid; (well, they may be stupid, but that's not the reason they're mum on this issue) it's because they're playing politics, CB says.
SEP 4 Here's an interesting one from The Lens. They're taking a look at all the cliches and myths about Katrina that keep getting said and reported, over and over.
SEP 3 Blogger Jeff Crouere says the news is not good for Bobby Jindal on the national front - and it ain't any better here at home. And, Crouere administers an insult like no other for a Republican, calling Jindal the GOP version of President Obama. Ouch!
SEP 3 Blogger Tom Aswell tells a sorted tale here about the state Auctioneer Licensing Board (yes, Virginia, it does it exist) in this post. There's some shenanigans involving a former employee who has been filming the board's meetings. Seems the board plans to shut off his camera if he leaves the room to tinkle. Really?
SEP 3 Jim Brown is blogging about insurance this week. He's explaining the results of a recent study into insurance rates around the country. Ours are the worst - which is not a surprise, given that our drivers are, too.