June 11, 2014 11:24
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Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!

 

Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!

  • A LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN

    JUN 11 Blogger Mike Deshotels takes a look at the recent Washington Post article that revealed (or reminded us of) the origins of the Common Core curriculum. It didn't spring fully formed from the head of Zeus, it came from one of the richest people on the planet, he tells us. Should a high school dropout billionaire make these decisions simply because he has the most cash?

  • THIS WOULD SHOW HIM WHO WE REALLY ARE...

    JUN 11 Most of us around here probably heard the really stupid things that a young reporter from Mississippi had to say about Lafayette. As a result, he lost his job. But local station KPEL is giving us a chance to show what kind of community this really is - by offering up this link to a petition that asks his employer to reconsider his firing.

  • ...BUT SINCE HE WANTS TO GO THERE

    JUN 11 It's not related to the situation with the Mississippi reporter making fun of Louisiana, but this post from Jarvis DeBerry is interesting in that context. DeBerry, who originally is from our sister state that generally keeps us out of the bottom slot on every good list, writes about the way others view his home.

  • CLANCY'S WINNAS AND LOOZAS

    JUN 11 Columnist Clancy DuBos breaks down the winners and losers of the 2014 legislative session in this post. Obviously, Big Oil was the top winner (at least for now) but the list is long, as is the list of losers.

  • FORBES LOOKS AT "HOLLYWOOD SOUTH"

    JUN 11 This post on Forbes takes a look at the growing Louisiana film industry. We're never going to dominate the industry as long as the power base is in California, but we're well on our way to building a sustainable industry, author Adriana Lopez writes.

  • CB'S FRIEND IS GONE

    JUN 11 Poor CB Forgotston. He's been trying to meet, or even talk with, Bobby Jindal's new press secretary for as long as she's been press secretary, but hasn't had any luck -- and now, he writes in this post, he probably never will. :-(

  • HOMEBOY HUNTER HAYES "ON A ROLL"

    JUN 11 This post on DIG Baton Rouge is an interview with Hunter Hayes, and brings us up to date on what the young man is doing. Most around here will remember seeing Hunter play the accordion when he was a talented, tow-headed little boy. Now he's a country heart throb with a big heart.

  • DODSON STROLLING ON THE DARK SIDE

    JUN 11 Here's an interesting post from David Dodson on the Baton Rouge Business Report about the "dark side" phenomenon of the journalism business. It's the expression reserved for those people who leave journalism to make a living wage and have holidays with their families, generally by taking a job in public relations. He's also got some opinions here about how Kleinpeter handled its recent "situation."