MAY 6 When Bobby Jindal's new "history" book comes out this summer, right after he "decides" whether or not he's going to run for president, Wonkette's staff will be sleeping outside the Barnes and Noble so they can get the first copy. Bazinga!
MAY 6 Brent Tippen, a Louisiana native now working in the SanFran Bay area, writes this column in the Huffington Post. It's clear this bright young man will probably never return to his home, for a number of reasons which all seem to lead to Bobby Jindal. Tippen, a Christian who happens to be gay, says he's ashamed of us for putting up with the man.
MAY 6 Gambit profiles Mike Stagg and his documentary about oil and gas severance taxes collected (or not collected, as the case may be) in Louisiana. The Legislative Auditor found millions in uncollected tax audits, and Stagg says it is clear that there's a (nefarious) reason for that. Officials at DNR (responsible for collecting the dough) say it's not. Nefarious. Huh.
MAY 6 Blogger Tom Aswell is gearing up to fight Bobby Jindal's administration in court over public records, and in this post he's asking for donations to help pay his legal bills. He's laid out what he's fighting and how, so readers can decide if they'd like to help.
MAY 6 Blogger CB Forgotston has a word for the members of the House Ways and Means committee: Cowards. In this post, he's complaining about the committee passing the buck (or lack of bucks) on to the House Floor because they didn't have the guts to take any action on any bill. He said he's never seen anything like it. No kidding.
MAY 6 Blogger Ian McGibboney takes a look at the viral video of the mama who saw her son participating in the Baltimore riot and went out there to kick his hiney all the way home. Some people are saying she's some kind of hero for beating the crap out of her son. That's not good, he says. (But, hey, can we all admit this fight was much more interesting than that snooze-fest in Vegas last weekend?)
MAY 5 This post on the Observer has an interesting take on Bobby Jindal: he's like Superman. Superman's alter ego, Clark Kent, represented his view of humans/Earthlings, the author opines. Bobby is similar in that he's created this alter ego that reflects his view of voters, and it ain't a compliment. It's a pretty devastating analysis of Jindal's view of Louisiana as a stepping stone, nothing more.
MAY 5 This story in the Advocate is an example of a picture being worth a thousand words - it's an aerial shot of Elton John's performance at Jazz Fest this past weekend. The size of the crowd is just plain scary - and the story that follows the image gets into security concerns surrounding the increasing size of the festival. A lot of it has to do with those jerks who set up their chairs in the traffic and standing areas, but it's also about a lack of enforcement.
MAY 5 This story in the St. Charles newspaper is about a Luling man who collects plastic bags and makes sleeping mats for the homeless with them. Later this month, he's hosting an event at a local church where others can learn how to convert those annoying bags into something that can help a homeless person.