AUG 4 As this post in the Business Insider tells us, someone stood up for us Monday. She stood up to (what is certain to be) some vicious online (and in person) attacks from a gun lobby that's willing to do just about anything to preserve its profit margin. She did what none of our politicians seem to have the intestinal fortitude to do, and she said: No more. That's right - the comedienne who made the movie that happened to be playing in the Grand was the one who stood up. What is wrong with this picture?
AUG 4 Writer John M. Barry posts this opinion piece in the New York Times about New Orleans, 10 years after Katrina. When he asks if the city is safe, he's talking not only about the water issues, but also about crime. Some of the challenges facing the city can be overcome, but one - politics - might be "intractable," he says.
AUG 4 Close on the heels of the great toddler birthday party expose, the Advocate posts this article about a dog sneezing. It's not like there's anything else to be covered in the state right now, so hey, what's the big deal?
AUG 4 Baton Rouge food blogger Jay Ducote made the cut again in the Food Network Star competition show, TVLine reports here. Sunday night he was selected as one of the top two performers - again - and is now one of the final three competing for a show on the network.
AUG 4 Here's a 10-year anniversary story by a New Zealand news website, Stuff. The reporter who wrote it certainly had a good time in the city, and talked to residents about what New Orleans is like, 10 years after Katrina.
AUG 4 The Red Shtick reviews a "performance" by disbarred Baton Rouge attorney Eric Guirard in this post. The song is sexist, misogynist and, we're sorry to say, repetitive and lame. The video is worse. And Guirard might want to get his license back so he can sue whoever did that plastic surgery, because - euw.
AUG 3 Columnist Stephanie Grace wants to know what, exactly, would induce Bobby Jindal to speak honestly about gun violence in Louisiana. Apparently, the horror we endured last month was not enough, she says.
AUG 3 Here's one of several posts on Antigravity Magazine's site about the St. Roch Market scandal down in New Orleans. This is the latest, but it picks up in the middle of the story, so if you're not up to date, start here instead.
AUG 3 Blogger Tom Aswell addresses Bobby Jindal's reluctance to talk about gun violence in the wake of the Grand Theater shooting in this post. It's never the time to talk about stuff the gun lobby doesn't want discussed, he says.
JUL 14 This post on Salon takes a look at the alleged persecution of Christians, as described (created?) by the likes of Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal. Best we can tell, this war on the majority apparently consists of people they can't control having the audacity to exist.
JUL 8 This is an interesting analysis of Bobby Jindal and his very public crisis of identity and ethnicity on the Eurasia Review. The English is not perfect, but it sure is interesting to see another view of us and our politics of ethnicity.