APR 21 Here's a cool profile of Michael Doucet in the Where Y'at mag. It's a fascinating look back at his musical journey, but also at French in Louisiana, assimilation, "underground music" and our culture. Definitely a good read.
APR 21 Blogger Tom Aswell gives us his take (and that of his anonymous political cartoonist) on Bobby Jindal's session address in this post. (Spoiler alert: he ain't impressed.) The cartoonist thinks that it's right up there with his cringe-worthy response to the 2009 State of the Union, and Tom thinks it proves he's been committing payroll fraud.
APR 21 Columnist Jim Beam writes about how eager our Congressional delegation (the R-part of it, anyway) has been to endorse David Vitter for Governor. Apparently, his inability to get anything passed in DC and his (alleged?) history with a dead DC pimp and several live NOLA ones are top qualifications for the office of governor. K, thanks for the tip, guys!
APR 21 Columnist Clancy DuBos writes about federal jailbird and former NOLA mayor Ray Nagin's hope that his new lawyers' (weak, lame, pie-in-the-sky) argument that one jury instruction wasn't correct will win him a new trial. It's a long shot, Clancy opines.
APR 21 Gov. Jindal's buds in the legislature have backed off some of their initial strategies to address the $1.6 billion (BILLION, hello? BILLION) deficit we're facing, the Picayune reports here. Turns out, their plans wouldn't have saved any money. Hey, Karma's a beeotch, and so are the consequences of seven years of short-sighted, foolish, ALEC-based budgeting.
APR 20 Blogger Ian McGibboney posts some before-and-after photos here from locations near Lake Tahoe that show just how devastating the drought in that area have been.
APR 21 Here's a post on Inquisitr about the murder of Baton Rouge attorney Chiquita Tate. In the end, it's a sad, sorry, story about domestic violence.
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.
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.