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.
Check this out: A study finds a correlation — not causation ... yet — between states at high altitudes and lower incidences of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Louisiana is roughly at sea level so it’s fair to say ... wait is that the new kitten video everyone on Facebook is gushing about? OMG!
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.
Finally, some fake legislation we can get behind, as reported by venerable Capitol City news source The Red Shtick: drug testing for corporate welfare recipients. Just pee in the cup, Mr. One Percent.
When fellow Republicans and even the normally fawning conservative media are turning on you, it’s bad. Enter Gov. Bobby Jindal, who no doubt can’t wait to get this session behind him and really start campaigning for Health and Human Services secre.. er ... president.
A former Bossier Parish prosecutor apologizes to a man wrongfully convicted of a 1984 murder who spent nearly three decades on death row at Angola State Penitentiary. A.M. “Marty” Stroud III says he regrets the aggressive prosecution of Glenn Ford and admits that back then “winning is everything” was the name of the game. Interesting tidbit: Bossier sentences more people to death per capita than anywhere in the U.S.
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.