DEC 26 Blogger Tom Aswell gifts us with a post that's classic Aswell. Dense with detail and statistics, he's deflating the Governor's rhetoric about budgets, spending and economic policy. Bottom line, it's always about what's political expedient for Bobby Jindal and nothing else, he says.
DEC 26 Gambit gives us a look back at the good, the bad and the friggin' crazy over in New Orleans. And you know if it's crazy in NOLA, it's gotta be really crazy.
DEC 26 This story on the Picayune tells of a report which found that one in eight Louisiana residents has African ancestry. We have one of the highest percentages in the country, the report states. None of this is a surprise, or concerning, but some of the comments in the thread on this story certainly are. Yikes.
DEC 26 The Advocate reports here on a guy named Jack Daniels who has named his first born Jim Beam. (Oh, it gets better.) Delivered in typical deadpan Advocate style, this story is full of ridiculous cra-- uh, interesting details.
DEC 26 Blogger Jason Brad Berry gives us photographic evidence of yet another racist diorama at the Lakeside Mall in Metairie in this post on his American Zombie blog. This is at least the second year in a row that this kind of thing has gone on display, which is surprising even for a stone-cold white-flight town like Metry.
DEC 26 Jim Brown blogs about the shooting last week of two New York police officers. The guy who assassinated these two policemen should have been in prison, not walking the streets, but that's not the focus of the post; instead, Brown is examining the rhetoric surrounding recent police killings and how that contributed to these murders.
DEC 24 Blogger Robert Mann analyzes a Newsweek story about the new flavor of Christian who gets his theology from Fox "News" instead of oh, say, the Bible. Included in the story is an analysis of Bobby Jindal's prayerapolooza planned for January, which would have horrified Jesus, the writer opines. Well, according to the Bible, anyway.
DEC 24 This post on the Red Shtick features the politically astute analysis of Tricky Dick's ghost. The disgraced (and, rest his soul, dead) President is examining the recent maneuvering of our esteemed governor. Bobby Jindal is an idiot, Nixon's ghost writes, and that might be the nicest thing he says here.(Disclaimer for people with no sense of humor: Red Shtick is satire.)
DEC 24 Columnist Jim Beam is writing about the billions in tax breaks Louisiana is giving away - while at the same time levying crippling cuts on higher education. When did corporations deserve more consideration than our kids?
SEP 9 Here's an exhaustive piece on coastal loss by Brett Anderson in Matter Magazine. There is lots of history here, but it's not the usual statistic-heavy story. It's a something else: a eulogy for a "terminal patient," told by someone who actually stood on a piece of land "in imminent danger of fading into oblivion" and told us its story.