MAY 28 Blogger CB Forgotston tells us about a convoluted tax credit plan passed by the Senate earlier this week. CB says the legislation was passed to please Grover Norquist, the lobbyist who tries to stick to the shadows but has an iron grip on many members of our legislature and our governor. Anybody ever wonder what it would be like if anybody over in Baton Rouge -- anybody -- worked on something to please the people of Louisiana?
MAY 28 Blogger Tom Aswell posted two stories on politicians using our tax dollars to campaign Wednesday; the first was about David Vitter using his franking privileges to campaign for governor, the next about Bobby Jindal using Louisiana's website to campaign for president.
MAY 28 Jim Brown is blogging about the governor's race, which is turning out to be so boring it's tough to stay awake during the "debates." Brown has some ideas to jazz it up - he's come up with a list of promises for the next governor to make.
MAY 28 Blogger Dayne Sherman writes about Bobby Jindal's "hate the gays" law, as he calls it. Bobby's thinking he's going to get mileage out of that executive order, and he's right, Dayne says, but not the kind he wants.
MAY 28 Here's an interesting post on the National Journal about our governor's race. It gets into two African-American men who might be considering a run, and opines as to what might happen if they do - and why. It's not a new rumor that the GOP is pushing for another Dem to run, especially a black one, to try to get Dardenne into the runoff with Vitter, but it is still an interesting one.
MAY 28 Columnist Jarvis DeBerry writes about Nebraska's historic vote Wednesday to override a veto of a bill that abolished the state's death penalty. Their governor said he was "appalled" that the state sanctioned killing of citizens was abolished - but why's he worried about it? They haven't executed anyone in almost 20 years. Maybe that governor is just engaging in political rhetoric. We have no idea what that is like.
MAY 27 A lot of people spent Memorial Day scouring Facebook for people who made the mistake of thanking veterans for their service and browbeating them with high-handed shut downs. (Memorial Day is for DEAD veterans! How dare you thank the living ones!) But blogger Ian McGibboney has some thoughts about judging others on Memorial Day, based on his WWII veteran grandfather's approach to life.
MAY 27 Blogger Bob Mann isn't usually too sarcastic, but in this post it's dripping. He's taking a look at what Bobby Jindal is telling the rest of the nation about how Louisiana's economic picture stands. (Hint: Bobby says it's hunky dory. Bob, like the rest of us, thinks he might disagree.)
MAY 27 Blogger CB Forgotston gives us his description of a discussion in the House last week. Apparently someone asked Jim Fannin, chair of House Appropriations, for the percentage of federal funds in the budget, whereupon Mr. Fannin "hemmed and hawed as if he was being asked to explain the Theory of Relativity."