JUL 2 We all love our crawfish around here, but there's a special one making a splash on social media, and Nicholas Pierce writes about it here on Huffington Post. The Facebook page, "Can this crawfish get more likes than Bobby Jindal," is burning it up, often making more sense than the candidate himself. It's going to flame out, Pierce predicts, "because at some point it becomes hard to satirize a clown."
JUL 2 Columnist Clancy DuBos writes about the discussion taking place in New Orleans now about public Confederate symbols. He agrees that these probably should come down, but not in order to avoid a very real conversation about race. Hear, hear.
JUL 2 Jim Brown is blogging about the controversy surrounding Confederate flags and monuments in this week's post. You can't erase history, he says, and shouldn't we be talking about this stuff instead of concentrating on symbols? Definitely a good question - but dang, those symbols aren't all about history, now, are they?
JUL 2 Blogger Ian McGibboney writes about a rare phenomenon he witnessed on social media: people from all walks of life agreeing. Usually, people on social media are going after each other over everything from politics to the color of grass. But one thing everybody seems to agree on: Bobby Jindal would be a terrible president.
JUL 2 Talking Points Memo gives us some of the choicest responses to the bone-headed #askBobby twitter campaign. Bobby Jindal's PAC launched the campaign, which, as anybody who has spent more than 10 minutes on Twitter would know, was a BAD IDEA.
JUL 2 Big News Network reports on the latest presidential poll in this post. It starts at the top with Hillary Clinton, and it ends with our own Bobby Jindal. But there is good news: Bobby's guys were right, his announcement did bring him a bump! He's up from last week - to two percent. Wheee!
JUL 1 This story in the New York chronicles the story of a death row inmate convicted of killing his son in Shreveport. The story of how the man came to be sitting on death row is told in excruciating detail, and one wonders over and over while reading it if the same things would have occurred had the man in question been wealthy and white. Whether you believe in the death penalty or you don't, it's worth the read - because we all should know the story of at least one person the state is going to kill in our name.
JUL 1 Blogger Lamar White Jr. covers the Nixon ripoff that Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign attempted last week with the "Tanned, Rested and Ready" slogan. On a number of levels, it's what the youngsters call an epic fail, as Lamar lays out here. And he raises the pivotal question: as screwed up as Louisiana's finances are right now, how is this guy even joking about being rested? Really?
JUL 1 Blogger CB Forgotston accuses Bobby Jindal of circumventing the law in a recent fundraiser held in Baton Rouge. It certainly sounds pretty stinky.