JUL 6 Blogger Tom Aswell surfaces from writing his book about Bobby Jindal to comment upon Jindal's "Tanned, Rested, Ready" slogan. We know Tom doesn't think much of Jindal, and he doesn't think much of his campaign team, either, calling them "Larry, Moe and Curly." Hey - that's an insult to the Stooges.
JUL 6 It ain't easy when the Koch brothers don't like you. Us unwashed masses know about that - those guys want to destroy our public education, eliminate public universities, and sell off all our assets, even our national parks, to the highest bidder. Now it seems Bobby Jindal knows the burn of the Koch apathy. This post on Crooks and Liars documents his lamentations about their lack of interest in his irrelevant candidacy.
JUL 6 An exhibit of work by photographer Jonathan Traviesa, open now in NOLA, is adding a dimension to the gentrification discussion in the city, this post on Gambit says. Traviesa has captured some of the existing character of the St. Claude Avenue neighborhood, which has of late been overrun by hipsters. The photos are the visual component of an excellent documentary examining the issue.
JUL 6 CNN reports here about a guy who disregarded warnings about gators and went swimming near the Louisiana-Texas line - and was killed by the reptiles. The man was quoted as saying "@#$% the alligators" before he dove in the water, and then immediately began calling for help.
JUL 6 Here's a guest post on Bob Mann's blog by Matt Higgins, who tells us how and why we should pay attention to who is giving money to the guys dumb enough to want to be the next governor of Louisiana.
JUL 6 With tongue planted firmly in cheek, columnist James Gill writes about all the difficulty our poor state is having in killing her own citizens - and, as he puts it, "even the guilty ones." Ever since a European company stopped selling lethal injection drugs to the US, it's just been one problem after the next figuring out a way to kill death row inmates, he says.
JUL 3 Taylor Huckaby, Bobby Jindal's former media guy, pens this guest column in the Advocate about his experience as a gay man working for the anti-gay governor. If he reveals much about his former boss, he reveals even more about himself. It's definitely worth the read.
JUL 3 The NOLA Defender blog brings us up to date on the latest in the Governor's race, that is, the General won't be running. Russel Honore said he can do more leading his citizen army and plans to stick to that. It can only help Vitter, NoDef says.
JUL 3 The Advocate posts this update on the case of the LSU professor who was fired recently. She and her supporters claim it was only for using "salty" language in class. But LSU says now that she did more than that - and crossed the line into hostile environment territory. Hmmm.