JAN 30 Blogger Bob Mann doesn't pull any punches in this post about the "leaders" of Louisiana's higher education institutions. He compares them to his family dog, who will perform any kind of trick for a little treat. The guys in charge at our universities will roll over for the least little budgetary kibble, he says.
JAN 30 This post on NOLA Defender announces the book that will be read during the One Book New Orleans campaign, which seeks to draw attention to adult literacy issues by encouraging the people of the city to read the same book during the event. This year's book is "Boom and Blackout," a nonfiction tome about the 100 days leading up to the 2013 Super Bowl. If you were there during that time, you know it was definitely a story!
JAN 30 This post on the Daily Beast is about the museum over at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The description of its bizarre conglomeration of exhibits and a reminder of the prison's history makes for an interesting read.
JAN 30 It's not enough that Bobby Jindal is making himself look like a fool on the no-go zone snafu, he's got to drag Louisiana into it too? This post on Talking Points Memo reports that Jindal is using his state website to push his political stand on no-go zones, and picks apart his "evidence."
JAN 30 Here's a story on NBC 33 in Baton Rouge about a homeowner who woke up to find a big ole, snoring surprise on their couch.
JAN 30 This AP story on jobless rates in the US last year is kind of a puzzle for those of us who actually listen to what Bobby Jindal and his staff say about Louisiana's economy. According to the story, Louisiana had the worst jobless rate change in the nation - it increased by nearly 25 percent. This makes no sense, if the claims being trumpeted are true.
JAN 29 Finally, Bobby Jindal has brought positive recognition to Louisiana -- he's got us in the Onion. This piece in the satirical paper pokes fun at Jindal's presidential aspirations.
JAN 29 Mother Jones posts this profile of our favorite cigar chomping "hard ass," Lt. General Russel Honore. It's a great look at how Honore got to where he is, especially in terms of his environmental activism.
JAN 29 Columnist Jarvis DeBerry looks back on some of the whoppers told in the wake of Katrina - and there were some whoppers. Some of this probably will sound familiar - does anybody remember the rumor that Katrina refugees had taken over a Lafayette gun store and taken over the Cajundome?