MAY 1 Here's a thoughtful analysis/critique of Jindal's op-ed in the NYT about his anti-gay marriage hopes and dreams, this one from Steven Conn in the Huffington Post. In it, Conn's breaking down exactly what the "zealots" (and that's exactly what they are, isn't it?) claim to believe about the concept of "religious persecution."
MAY 1 Here's the latest Drinking Culture post on NOLA Defender, this one mourning the loss of carcinogenic smoke as a sidecar at NOLA bars. It's also chronicling a visit to the French 75, and, as usual, is worth a read.
MAY 1 Jim Brown is blogging about LSU this week. He says the school certainly has reason to complain about the deep cuts it (and the rest of higher ed in Louisiana) has been enduring for the past seven years. But LSU would be in much better shape if the school had created a good endowment plan, Brown argues.
MAY 1 Here's the latest in Bobby Jindal's attempts to corner the wingnut vote; his spokesperson is quoted in this Picayune story as saying that Jindal believes two SCOTUS Justices should recuse themselves from deciding upon gay marriage. The reason? They don't think the same thing Jindal does.
MAY 1 Blogger Tom Aswell gives us his take on Thursday's march on the State Capitol by LSU students and faculty. He focuses here on the anti-Jindal aspect of the march, including a photo of three students carrying signs. One of them is priceless: "All due respect," her sign reads, "Do you know what you're doing?"
MAY 1 Close to 1,000 students and faculty marched on the State Capitol Thursday, protesting (more) planned cuts to LSU and higher education in Louisiana. This is a story in the San Francisco Chronicle; apparently our state's refusal to continue its support of a public higher education system is national news now.
APR 30 Here's an entertaining commentary, of sorts, on Bobby Jindal's recent op-ed piece in the New York Times in which he said he's going to be holding his firmness against the gays. (Huh.) Anyway - this is an "edited" version of the
pandering piece; the Human Rights Campaign helped Bobby out.
APR 30 Here's another post from the anonymous LSU blogger who came up with the creepy (and, unfortunately, believable) theory about Bobby and cults. This one takes a look at the HuffPo story about LSU's bankruptcy plans, and it is even scarier.
APR 30 Seems like blogger Tom Aswell (who really is a seasoned journalist) feels that BR Business Report publisher Rolfe McCollister is acting a bit like (we're sorry to say) a weasel. Aswell is calling Rolfe on his latest (apparent) shirking of ethics in order to cover Bobby Jindal's bee-hind. As usual, Tom has a whole lotta detail here, most of it unsavory.