APR 28 Here's a post on the La Higher Ed Confessions blog that advances a theory about why Bobby Jindal is acting as he has done for the past several years and eviscerating higher education in Louisiana. This could be right, could be wrong - but either way, there's a lot of truth in here and it's pretty scary.
APR 28 Here's some crazy video from WGNO that captures the wind from Monday's storm cell blowing a train right off the (elevated) tracks in Jefferson Parish. Yikes! That's something you don't see every day in the Raising Cane's parking lot.
APR 28 Here's an amazing piece on The Week by Shikha Dalmia about Bobby Jindal, his ambition and his failed potential. Before sacrificing Louisiana on the altar of his obsession with the White House, she argues, Bobby should have considered a core teaching of his former faith, Hinduism: Act for the sake of your duty or principles without expectation of material rewards.
APR 28 The Advocate says Bobby Jindal has forgotten what buoyed his (political) idol, Ronald Reagan, to power: optimism. Instead of following the Gipper's creation of a mood of morning-time optimism, Bobby's trying to make things seem dark and scary, the editorial argues. So far, the paper opines, "that brand of paranoia" isn't gaining any traction for him.
APR 28 When the Fox reality competition show MasterChef airs again next month, three Louisiana cooks will be among the hopefuls, the Picayune reports here. The show is judged by (screamer) Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot, with the new addition of Christina Tosi, chef and co-owner of Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC, and creator of the infamous Crack Pie.
APR 28 Here's the latest from Louisiana Voice about the case of Corey delaHoussaye, an FBI informant and contractor with Livingston Parish. The parish's DA wants to try him for falsifying public records, but a judge threw out the case, the blog reports. Meanwhile, delaHoussaye had to sue the parish to get the final payment on his contract, but he did get it.
APR 28 While the head of LSU spent the weekend mapping out a bankruptcy plan for the state's flagship university system, Bobby Jindal was up in Iowa begging 100 holy-rolling yankees to vote for him for president, the NOLA Defender blog reports here. Think he asked them to pray for us?
APR 27 Here's a post on Salon about Bobby Jindal's "ham-handed" op-ed about gay marriage and what it means for the bizarre alliance between big business and holy rollers. Heather Cox Richardson traces the history of that alliance, and explains why Bobby's strategy - which echoes one employed more than 50 years ago - just looks lame now.
APR 27 As our state goes up in flames on the funeral pyre of Bobby Jindal's desperate ambitions, one might say that the silence from the populace has been deafening. But this post from blogger Tom Aswell shows that folks are paying attention; he's given over his blog to a reader who is truly distressed about what's going down.
APR 27 Blogger Dayne Sherman wants LSU Football Coach Les Miles to get involved in the ongoing nightmare that is higher education funding (or lack thereof) here in Louisiana. If Miles were to stand on the steps of the capitol and threaten to shut down LSU football if the problem isn't fixed - it would get fixed, he says.
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.