Tuesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Tuesday's Blog from the Bog!
- BUZZ: THE BOBBY WHO WOULD BE KING
JUL 15 The national media may be fawning over Bobby Jindal, but we at home know the real story, Stephen Sabludowsky writes on the Bayou Buzz blog here. Bobby might like voters across the country to think his efforts have been "transformative," but here at home that's not what the reality is, he writes.
- FANCY PANTS NY CHEF GOES AFTER SHREVEPORT CRONUT
JUL 15 A New York-based pastry chef found out that a mom-and-pop bakery in Shreveport was selling their own version of a cronut (half crossant, half donut) at their shop and issued a threat letter, the New York Post reports here. The mom and pop are working on a new name for the pastry - and are kind of confused by the fuss.
- LEVEE BOARD LAWYER: OVER? THINK AGAIN!
JUL 15 Gov. Bobby Jindal and Big Oil may think that the law passed this past session aimed at killing the levee board lawsuit did just that; but it's not dead, not by a long shot, one of the attorneys handling it says to The Lens in this post. The legal battle over this situation is just beginning, the lawyer tells Bob Marshall.
- CB: TIME FOR SOME INTEGRITY IN BIG BR
JUL 15 Blogger CB Forgotston is commenting here on a post by fellow blogger Tom Aswell about a sweet retirement plum that was slipped into legislation on the last day of the session. It's just another example of leges not reading bills, or adding stuff to bills without telling their peers about it, you pick - either way it's a lack of integrity, CB says.
- ALFORD: VANCE NEEDS TO DUMP THE GOP
JUL 15 Columnist Jeremy Alford has some advice for Congressman Kissingher: dump the GOP and run as an Independent. McAllister is running this fall, and it's a sure bet he's going to get no support from the GOP (He didn't even get that the first time he ran!) so maybe he should consider switching to the big I, Alford opines.
- POST-KATRINA RACE RELATIONS FOCUS OF PBS DOC
JUL 15 A documentary about post-Katrina race relations in New Orleans aired last night on PBS, this post on the NOLA Defender tells us. There's a link to the PBS webpage about the documentary, which includes a link to watch the documentary for free through mid-August. The story is told through the lens of a city council race that happened in 2010.
- ATC ALLEGATIONS CONTINUE WITH FEDERAL SUIT
JUL 15 More employees of the Alcohol and Tobacco Control office have filed complaints against director Troy Hebert, blogger Tom Aswell reports in this post. This suit, filed by three former supervisors, tells a story of harassment aimed at forcing them to retire or resign, Aswell says. These guys say it's not a coincidence that all employees forced out were black, Aswell reports.
- MAYBE IF YOU SQUINT...?
JUL 15 Blogger Ian McGibboney muses on the difference (or not) between two ladies who posted images of themselves on the interwebs clutching holy books and assault rifles. The meme asks for an explanation of the difference. For Ian, there isn't one.