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Wednesday’s Blogs from the Bog

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Summer School? Ain't Nobody got Money for That!

LSU President F. King Alexander says that the budget scare over Tiger football is not as empty a threat as some are making it out to be. If LSU cancels summer school, he says the NCAA will make half of the football team ineligible for fall play. Somehow, this will all be Les Miles' fault.


I was really excited when I read the headline atop this piece that said Donald Trump is as American as Huey P. Long. Could this piece tie Trump to Long, thereby turning conservative voters away from the sideshow, trap, buffoon, vote diversion unelectable candidate that he is? There's a lots of stuff here, including an anecdote about Long and Franklin Roosevelt and a drive-by comparison between Long and Trump, but it really falls short of what I wanted. Look, Trump has no real shot in the November election. If you really want a conservative to win, pick someone who actually has a chance - anyone but Trump.

Office Space

With about a $200 million gap still in the budget, John Bel Edwards is pounding the pavement for help, calling for the support he was given while running. However he is not looking for it from the state treasurer. JBE went after John Kennedy, who has been going after JBE, accusing him of wasting state money on his office when he could save by bringing his staff into state owned buildings.

Columnist: Legislature is a Cotillion of Knuckleheads

Knuckleheads? Debutantes? What I like to call them has a lot less letters.

Exempt the Exemptions

JR Ball goes after the budget again, this time railing against the money we don't collect because of exemptions. Who is to blame? Lobbyists. Yup, its always the lobbyists. That and the legislators they bend to their will like sunflowers to the sun.

A Quarter is Top Dollar

Although this Advocate piece says early voter turnout is high, it really isn't. Some 100,000 voters have already cast their votes in Louisiana. That's half as much as early voter numbers in the governor's election - which was open to include any party affiliation. Secretary of State Tom Schedler predicts that 20 to 25 percent voter turnout. While this is good for Louisiana, it is a joke. What a state we live in where we are proud of 20 to 25 percent! That's an F on any grade scale!

Amazon Taxes on the Moon

Now is the time to buy that thing you've been Googling - you know the one that ads for keep showing up in your email and on every site you visit because you haven't changed your cookie setting. The state is looking at imposing sales taxes on internet purchases. The only bright side is that it might help local businesses compete. Tell that to me after I buy this go-kart online.

The Daily Distraction: An Answer to a Question You Never Asked

Hey, Lafayette ain't got no sign on Interstate 10! What's up with that?