APR 20 Tom Aswell pens this guest post on Forward Now about Bobby Jindal's attempts to insert himself into the "let's make it legal to hate gay people" movement. Jindal's problem, Aswell opines, is that he wasn't smart enough to foresee the corner he has now painted himself into with his prose. It's an interesting argument.
APR 20 The Red Shtick has the satire piece on fraternities at LSU. Unfortunately, as with all good satire, it's based in reality. Is this really just about boys behaving badly? Or is there something else going on here?
APR 20 The Hill has the latest pandering message from Bobby Jindal, this one a rerun about "hyphenated Americans." One has to wonder if Bobby's truly espousing philosophy here, or simply giving vent to his own frustration with the media's refusal to stop pointing out that he's an Indian American. After all, he's been trying to shed that since he was a little kid who preferred Bobby to Piyush.
APR 20 Democracy Now has the latest on Glenn Ford, the man who spent 30 years in a Louisiana prison for a murder he did not commit. The state is refusing to compensate him for that, and because he's terminally ill, he's relying on volunteers to help him. Not cool.
APR 20 James Carville must be tired of making the rounds of tv-talking-head land, because apparently he's trying out a new gig. This post on NOLA Defender says he recently shot a pilot for a TV court room "reality" show in which he serves as the judge. Um...K.
APR 20 Here's a cool story from the Advocate about the search for the graves of the first Acadians who settled Louisiana. Among them could be that of Beausoleil, the leader of the Acadians, guerilla warrior, and namesake for a damn cool band.
Talk about creepy and beautiful. A remotely operated undersea vehicle 2,000 feet down in the Gulf of Mexico had an interaction with a leviathan of the deep. It’s spectacular in a Captain Ahab way.
House Bill 707, AKA the Marriage and Conscience Act, is now getting some blowback from corporate America. Tech giant IBM, which recently invested in a services delivery center in Baton Rouge, sent a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal asking him to rethink his support for the bill. Don’t hold your breath IBM.
LSU professor, blogger and Times-Picayune columnist Robert Mann’s latest defense of his journalistic ethics — they are considerable and we respect him — is a long, luxurious read. Near the end is an excerpt from a speech by FDR that is just so eerily analogous to today.
Watch as Gov. Bobby Jindal smashes a series of softballs outta the park when Brietbart News seeks his opinion on the Second Amendment. The left, Jindal says, are “bullies,” and guns are good and sure as shootin’ ... well, never mind.
A Denver Post columnist reports on Louisiana state Rep. Dalton Honoré’s fact-finding junket to Colorado to see what they’re doing right with not only medical marijuana but legal, recreational pot, too. Colorado’s crime rate is down, pot arrests are way down and tax revenue spiked when the state embraced the Rocky Mountain high.
APR 10 Here's one more post on that Strawberry Festival poster in DIG Baton Rouge, but this one is a lot more engrossing than most of them have been. There's info on the artist, his inspiration, the festival's poster sales through the years and blackface.
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.