Looks like Burl Cain won’t be heading back to Angola as an inmate.
Looks like Burl Cain won’t be heading back to Angola as an inmate.
Don't mind me, I'm just going to mess with all your stuff when you are gone.
LEAVE BOBBY ALONE!
What can me say, it's Monday.
Hmmm, sounds promising.
Oh, don't mind me ... I'm just trying to see how deep this can go.
Vitter just can't get any love.
Ah, but does he do windows?
Assault with a delicious weapon.
Well, that certainly seems ... fixed.
How about voting with your brain instead of your finger?
Dear NFL, y'all forgot the best one.
Dude, where's my car? I gotta get to Eunice.
There's worse things in this world than Donald Trump as president. There's snakes!
Facts: check 'em out!
No man wears a crown. Just a bad comb over.
Left to run itself, St. Landry Parish descended into chaos.
Who's the worst governor of all time?
This dish was hot ... in the '90s.
Burl Cain leaves Angola with quite a stash/stache.
Lose your pants for the budget.
Taxes on the sticky icky won't even save us!
Don't feed St. Landry Parish after midnight.
Tired of the budget dominating the news cycle? Yeah, get used to it.
Sadder than the Labor Day Pledge Drive.
Do you think there will be budget news in here today?
Maybe you should buy us dinner first.
In case you missed it, the world has ended.
Science in Louisiana! Who woulda thunk it?
He's a really useful tank engine. Useful at ensuring a Democrat wins the presidency.
Wake up! Wake up! Mardi Gras is over!
Mon Dieu! How's running this place?
You are nobody until somebody dislikes you.
What happens to a king cake baby deferred? Does it dry up in the sun?
I can throw a football over those mountains.
JBE is too cold, too cold.
A new contender enters the race.
John Bel Edwards needs to become a penny pincher.
Oh wow, I thought he was dead. Oh, not that John Kennedy.
One budget fix coming up! Make it a Light!
When you are this broke, you don't get a holiday.
King cake and cigarettes and everything in between.
If you feel there's not much to feel good about, just wait.
Sorry, Jesse, it just ain't the same.
Only two things are certain in Louisiana: debt and taxes.
OHMYGAWD! He's broken the state in half!
Louisiana is about to hit it big.
He fights crime ... and hurricanes.
A South Coast party don't stop. Ok, maybe it does because we had work today.
A new day, a new regime comes to the bayou.
Bobby is going, Sean is staying, who could ask for anything more? Oh yeah, Sam Hanna, Jr.
Sandwiches and King Cake ... and some news, too!
Is it broken? Yes, it is! Can we fix it? ... mmmm, maybe?
C.B. Forgotston 1945-2016
It's party time! You bring the Funyuns.
The best news you will read for the rest of the year.
Today's news puts the club in strip club.
Wrap-ups! Get your wrap-ups here!
Looking back on a year on which we don't want to look back.
It's Christmas Eve, be with your family. Oh, they are annoying? Ok, here's some news. Not really, it's mostly lists but it will do.
What are you getting the little ones for Christmas? A picture of Bobby Jindal that is oddly not ethnic?
Man, this hurricane map looks like the end of the world. Oh wait, it's Blue Bell!
What's on he move? Controversial monuments and American oil!
It's a big pay day for the government under JBE, just don't ask Bobby Jindal for any money.
David Vitter has a real chance in this race.
Would you have a drink with Bobby Jindal?
You won't believe for what passes - or fails - for news these days.
Here's a race Jindal could definitely win!
Burl Cain is on his way out. Could the Confederate monuments be next?
John Bel Edwards turns the future of education over to ... educators! GASP! The horror!
Lafayette and Leonard Fournette take a big hit.
A first: no Jindal, no Vitter, no Edwards. You're welcome.
Troy Brown says he's not going anywhere, Mitch Landrieu goes everywhere, David Vitter and Bobby Jindal get props from the gays ... what a weekend!
Some-Bobby owes the state some money but I am not saying who.
What's that smell? Either its approval ratings or the cure for coastal erosion.
A new contender for making Louisiana look bad enters the arena.
Forget Syrian Refugees, throw Joe Alleva under the bus.
The burning questions answered: How many Syrians are there? Does Les Miles have a job? Can Lamar White and Bobby Jindal just be friends?
Shouldn't you be sleeping off a turkey coma right now? At least you aren't fighting at a Black Friday Sale!
Be thankful. Be very thankful.
School vouchers, charter schools, students out on bail playing in the playoffs, it is all here.
Still hungover from the election? Yeah, us too.
At last, the election is over! No more election news! Except for the following election news.
The ethics of endorsements and Facebook likes, plus what's new in Syrian refugees.
Did Rob Ryan deserve to get the ax? How about Les Miles?
Bobby's out, a big day for Saints fans, even bigger for the words "Syrian Refugees."
Never let a good tragedy go to waste when vying for the governor's office. And, guess who Bobby Jindal endorsed for governor?
David Vitter comes clean with the Duck Dynasty crew while John Bel Edwards shows his gentlemanly side.
Fox News to Jindal: you're no juice box, you are a raisin.
Where's the oil at? Look for it!
Is he or isn't he? Questions arise about John Bel Edwards stance on abortion. Plus, more bad news from Marksville and what does this cup have to do with the war on Christianity?
More on that Vitter phone call, details about the Marksville body camera footage and hope for a new boost to our economy in today's news.
Voting records + phone records = big November reveal.
A muppet endorses for Vitter, Saban pulls for Edwards and Not Bobby Jindal goes on Jimmy Fallon.
Bernie likes to move it, move it. Move it!
No election news, I promise!
Today's Blogs are hotter than Angola's Death Row!
What's scarier than Halloween? This election.
What's scarier than Halloween? This election.
Vitter trails by double digits.
The Zombie and the John.
John Bel Edwards crushes. Photo credit: LSU Reveille
David Vitter edition.
Could Vitter lose in the primary?
Jindal finally has a full-time job.
Times-Picayune columnist JR Ball isn't buying David Vitter's claim that he will end the dysfunction in Baton Rouge.
Laboratory conditions in Louisiana.
Mass incarceration is on the ballot.
Rolfe McCollister is confused.
The Times-Picayune jumps the shark.
The Republican Governor's Association is obviously scared of John Bel Edwards.
There was actually a debate yesterday!
Jindal blames the father of the Oregon shooter... because the father supports gun control.
Kenny Knight's old pal Steve Scalise claims he has the votes necessary to become the next House Majority Leader.
John Bel Edwards is ten points ahead of David Vitter. It's safe to say that Edwards, not Vitter, is now the frontrunner. And James Carville is ragin' over WDSU's handling of last week's gubernatorial debate.
Featuring The Red Shtick's NSFW "guest column" by David Vitter, Mike Henderson's analysis of the most recent polling data, and a whole bunch of campaign commercials. It's definitely silly season.
Scalise continues to receive pushback. Kevin at The Gambit writes about online shaming. Lanny at The Advocate opines on Blueprint Louisiana. And the troublemakers at The Red Shtick continue to do what they do best.
Steve Scalise's bid for Majority Leader is already imperiled, and the Donald picks up the Ducks.
David Vitter is no longer inevitable and invisible. In fact, he's no longer even the frontrunner.
John Bel Edwards has been having a very good week.
David Vitter's no-good, rotten day.
Jindal apparently has never heard of CODOFIL. Carville sounds the alarm. And the Bayou Corne sinkhole makes an endorsement for governor.
Hillary Clinton holds a big rally in Baton Rouge, where she unleashes some hard-hitting criticism on Bobby Jindal. Jindal, meanwhile, is now living on a van down by a river (likely in Iowa) and is reduced to writing letters about how tolerant he is of Muslims as long as they're also secretly Christians.
So, Rod Dreher is back to ranting about the gays. Also today, some interesting views on Bobby Jindal and the presidential race and Tom giving props to Bob.
The ax is coming down - again - at the Times Picayune. Also today, an interesting discussion about evangelicals and Donald Trump, and potshots at Bobby.
Get yer corndogs here! Woot! Also today, a funny on Mary Landrieu's new "job," and a poll that might not be as aggravating as the ones you've been subjected to lately.
Bobby Jindal is trying to make sure nobody misses his massive social awkwardness. Yikes. Also today, CB on incumbents skating to re-election and another Drinking Culture post.
WaPo and Kathleen Parker take a look at the chihuahua nipping at Trump's heels. Also today, Alford on the guv's race and The Atlantic on Fox News "integrity." (Yeah - no kidding. What's that?)
Mark Ballard says it's time to get ready for the mudslinging! Also today, more from Aswell on Troop D and Mann on Kim Davis.
A NOLA vet writes a heartfelt thank you to Drew Brees. Also today, pundits poke fun at Bobby's snapping at Trump's ankles and Dreher looks at the migrant crisis.
Poor Bobby, he was too late to the Kim Davis canonization. Also today, a crazy new video from the Jindal campaign and some weirdness surrounding a Vitter-reporter interaction.
The Shtick has the skinny on how to get a refund for the LSU game - bring a ladder and some snacks. Also today, Deshotels on "phony" grad rates and DeBerry has advice for clerks.
The Aquarium's white alligator, Spot, passes away. Also today, looking at charter schools, Vitter, and the clown car's reaction to Kim Davis.
Lanny Keller offers Kip Holden some cheese to go with his whine. Also today, Ian on the shooting last week (right - which one?) and The Lens on the same ole B.S. about Katrina.
Jeff Crouere says Bobby Jindal needs to get real, come home and face the music. Also today, Aswell on the auctioneers and Brown on insurance.
Aswell on insurance contributions, CB on budget "craters," and Deshotels on "predatory rip-offs." Doesn't that sound like fun?
The BBC looks at the threat of coastal erosion to Cajun culture. Also today, some eloquence about Katrina and a Twitter account you need to follow.
Bob Mann comments upon the Ramos-Trump scuffle and how press conferences are no fun anymore. Also today, more interesting posts about Katrina and a piece on Jon Batiste.
A new multi-media piece from The Lens, this one on demolitions post-Katrina. Also today, more Katrina coverage and a funny one about a couple of Food Network stars.
CB wants us to know what the Jindal administration doesn't want us to know: we broke. Also today, Brown on Katrina, and black folks and white folks have different perceptions about New Orleans. (No kidding.)
Elbert Guillory is at it again. And what's that on his head? Also today, some stories on Katrina fatigue and Alford thinks this election season is weird. Yeah - it's just this one, Jeremy. Just this one.
Some Rapides Parish folks have a little freak out over a foreign language sign. Also today, the deets on our favorite Anchor Baby story, and more Katrina look-backs.
Read Steve Gleason's love letter to New Orleans. Also today, Aswell says we're at the bottom - for once - of a bad list, and Walker says Bobby's a liar. (What, exactly, does that mean?)
With the 10th anniversary of Katrina approaching, we've got a collection of weekend reading on the topic. There's some great stuff here. A lot of it won't be easy to read -- but read it anyway.
Rolfe talks about Vitter's "elephant in the room," but at least that DC Madam got paid. What did we get for what Bobby's been doing to us? Also today, Mann, Aswell, Dreher and DuBos.
Wonkette is all over Bobby and his Confederate heritage play. Also today, how Newhouse plans to commemorate Katrina, and the Shtick looks back on a creepy coincidence.
The New Yorker looks at Katrina in black and white. Also today, Aswell on the Cain dynasty and Jay Ducote didn't win. :-(
Bobby Jindal's so eager to pander to pro-Confederate pinheads he pledges to help them with a law that doesn't exist. Now that's funny. Also today, Common Core and more on the anniversary.
The Hill names the first clowns who will be exiting the car. Guess who's on that list? Also today, Brown on insurance and Dreher on Jeb Bush.
Listen to Randy Newman talk about his song about the flood, Katrina, and NOLA. Also today, Bobby's trying to be as obnoxious as Trump and Aswell's on a roll this week!
Jeremy Harper writes about the millions raised by guys who want to be governor. Millions. Really? Also, Aswell connects some stinky dots for us, and Jay Ducote is in the finale!
Tiger Stadium wins another ranking contest, because there's nothing like a Saturday night in Death Valley! Also today, Rose has another essay on NOLA and nobody's happy with Bobby's security bills.
Is Opelousas the fattest city in America? This study says it is. Also today, looking at education 10 years after Katrina and EWE has some advice for indicted politicians.
Chris Rose writes about leaving the Quarter. Also today, some coverage of the JV debate and Gill tells us about some Jindalesque financial shenanigans from ole Dave.
Bobby thinks the problem is that he's too skinny. Huh. Also today, Jim Brown don't have no truck with furners, and Rolling Stone has the rules for the GOP debate drinking game!
The NYT takes a look at NOLA's restaurants, post-Katrina. Also today, a little buzz on some possible Congressional races and an interesting blog about the privatization of our public hospitals.
Why is it that a comedienne has the courage to say what none of our politicians will say? Good question. Also today, Jay Ducote's still in the running and the Advocate can't seem to find a news story.
The bloggers have a lot to say about gun violence - and about Bobby Jindal having nothing to say. Also today, get up to date on the St. Roch Market controversy.
Hypocrite, thy name is Piyush! Also today, an analysis of Bobby's creepy appearance on CBS and a funny from the Red Shtick.
St. Landry's resident bad ass is making waves again, son! Also today, good eats in NOLA and Mitch Landrieu on the post-Katrina makeover.
The general says we're in denial about guns. (No kidding.) Also today, we've got an update on Jay Ducote and some hard-hitting journalism from the Advocate.
Jillian's family shares her funeral through the work of Paul Kieu; a new documentary about the USCG and Katrina; and commentary on the politics of disasters, today in La La Land.
Bobby Jindal doesn't want to talk about gun control or mental health, he just wants to pray, Mann says. Also today, Gambit on the Dems and Dreher on those hateful people with the signs.
Aswell says Faircloth is our Wile E. Coyote -- but who says we want one?? Also today, sad news from NOLA and Gambit says Bobby Jindal's a liar. Who knew?
Another perspective on the conversion of Piyush to a "Starbucks name," coming your way. Also today, Mitch is hanging with the Pontiff and Dreher on the gay-punishing priest.
A man is denied communion at his mom's funeral because he's gay - but church leaders say that's wrong. Also today, Jindal has to be relevant because Trump's being a jerk to him, and they may be praying in Tangi, but it's still hot as hell there.
Jim Beam thinks he might hang it up after 50 years of covering the Legislature - but that ain't gonna work for his readers. Also today, Mann on Vitter, and an amazing Q&A with a NOLA community activist.
They're picking the chosen one up in Iowa; Mann wonders why the silence on poverty, Zombie on the disappearing NOLA neighborhoods and more today in La La Land.
Bobby jumps all over the murder of four US Marines to get his name in the papers. Nice! Also today, a crazy shooting in NOLA and Jay Ducote is still in the running.
The Queen Diva talks about going from a "sissy" to a storyteller in Out Magazine. Also today, Mann's in Salon about Bobby again and we found a cool new restaurant guide for NOLA.
WaPo says Bobby's pulling a Pinocchio. Also today, commentary from Zombie and Jarvis on the monumental discussion in NOLA, and Gill doesn't think much of the supremes.
IB Times explores Bobby's identity crisis with other Indian-Americans. Also today, Rod Dreher crafts an interesting post on Christians, gay marriage and Jim Crow and Capt. Obvious says Cruz and Jindal are full of hooey.
Jason Berry looks back on pedophiles, the Church and the Press. Also today, Jindal thinks Clinton will screw up the economy (he should know) and Aswell tells us the latest on Troy Hebert.
Guv candidates are courting chicks - but it ain't working for Dave. (Gee, why is that? Wait, wait - don't tell us. We got it. Hmmm...) Also in La La Land, a Confederate can of worms in NOLA and Gambit interviews "the" crawfish.
Bobby still bringing up the rear, aiming to break two percent! Also today, Reigel's getting real and Brown talks about immigration and the GOP.
The NYT profiles a north Louisiana prosecutor who wants to "kill more people." (Nice, right?) We've got an interesting analysis of Jindal's ethnic identity crisis and CB posts a funny one, and, as he often says "you can't make this up!"
Milan Arriola's mother shows strength, grace and dignity in an open letter to her killer. Also today, Boustany's prepping a senate campaign and Stephanie's with Mitt. (Really!)
Tom Aswell says Bobby's campaign advisers are stooges, Gill writes about our inability to execute each other, and a guy in Texas is killed by alligators - yikes!
Channing Tatum needs some help with a Cajun accent. You can help him? Also today, Taylor Huckaby has an amazing post in the Advocate, and NoDef updates us on the Governor's race. Happy Friday!
The Crawfish is Ready. Are you? Also today, Clancy and Jim on Confederate symbols and some aggravated stupidity on the Twitter.
The New Yorker tells the story of one of Louisiana's death row residents, and it's worth reading. Also today, CB thinks Bobby circumvented the law, and Lamar takes issue with the Nixon-esque slogan.
Worried you won't get the skinny on the crucial issues in the Presidential race? Worry no more, because the Wall Street Journal is all over that. Also today, advice for Piyush and an attack on Confederate jasmine.
Today in La La Land, Bobby gets the national press he was seeking; Deshotels on punishment and academic success; and Assumption Parish gets the taxes it is owed.
The Twitterverse is all a twitter about Bobby Jindal's lack of pride in his heritage. Also today, Jim Beam is bored by the guv's race so far, and Rod Dreher offers a thought-provoking essay on racism and the south.
We've got commentary from far and wide on Bobby's decision to hop aboard the GOP clown car. In other news, Ian talks about that flag and CB reports on the session.
Bobby's worst nightmare -WaPo goes to India to profile his roots. Also today, bad news if you love Galveston and an LSU researcher talks about exercise.
Jim Beam quits Baton Rouge for a day to tell us about Blaze Starr; Bobby's veto of limits on his galivanting money makes headlines; and there's a new documentary about the Upstairs fire debuting this week.
Grover's weaselly ways during the last session may have cost him; a must-read essay on racism; and a nasty, convoluted attack on Lamar, today in La La Land.
Can you conceive of a world where a liberal, female Democrat is more popular in a "red" state than its GOP, Bible-banging governor? You're living in it, baby! Happy Friday!
The Shtick does The Donald - and in a big way. Also today, Breitbart poses an interesting question about politicians who seek to use religion in a cynical way - and how that could be catching up with them.
LSU's student government steps in it - but maybe learned something about politics and influence? Nah. Also today, CB, Mann and Slate on Bobby Jindal's "mind bendingly stupid" move. Huh - there's only one?
Mother Jones is not clear on Bobby's "sheer dumbness." Gleason wins an award for his courage and there's some scary thing called the Brown Ocean Effect that you need to read about.
If you go see Jurassic World, you might see an old "friend." Also today, Bob Mann predicts history's view of Bobby Jindal and the Fiscal Times tells the story of the governor's "embarrassing budget tricks."
Jarvis on our "unelected governor," Fusion has a piece on the Angola 3, and smoking crawfish. Dit quoi?
Politicus says Bobby's just a Grover puppet. Politifact says Bobby has accomplished the full flop on Common Core, and Buddy Caldwell's making us look bad on a national scale!
Admiral Ackbar could be right! Look out Bobby - it's a trap! Also today, we've got Dreher on "Republican misrule" and Brown on Walker Percy.
More than 2k people have signed up to attend a protest of Bobby's presidential announcement - and we all know that's more people than have named him in any poll to date! Also today, a lil something from Lamar on homeschoolers and Mann gives you 13 reasons why Bobby can't make it.
Baton Rouge blogger Jay Ducote does good in the first episode of Food Network Star! Also today, posts about Vitter, Grover and the Legislature.
Stephen Colbert picks a winner for his bandleader - he's one of ours. Also today, we've got a voter's demand of her legislators and a cool story about literature inspiring coastal solutions in college students.
Rabalais says politics and sports don't mix - and they shouldn't. Also today, Chris Rose on the executive order and Clancy says Dave can be beat.
As the 10th anniversary of Katrina looms, there will be plenty of stories full of cliches and misunderstandings. Read this one instead. Also, Mann and Grace give us the skinny on SAVE.
Clancy says Bobby sailed off the edge of the political earth long ago - he's just the only guy who doesn't know it. Also today, CB has a critical question for our leges and NOLA's turning lemons into lemonade.
Zombie's blogging about Bobby and the LFF - and a recall petition. Aswell's not impressed, Mann's calling for a real investigation and Crawfish has a story about the state DOE robbing special ed kids.
The New York Times has a story about Amede Ardoin, and it's a good one. Also today, Elliott speaks of the "kerfuffle" and why can't Americans understand satire?
CB says our legislators are kissing Grover's uh, ring. Also today, Aswell nails two politicians for campaigning on our dime and Dayne says Bobby's on the wrong side of history.
Ian has some thoughts about his grandfather and Memorial Day; Aswell is not buying Jindal as the "Cajun Crusader;" and CB has another tale of legislative shenanigans.
Salon says Bobby needs a freak show; an unarmed man has picked a battle of wits with Zack; and Beam says don't get too impressed with your legislators.
Brown wants to know: What about Honore? Also today, more DOE data nightmares and Captain Obvious is all over the legacy media this week.
Zombie has a petition to "recall" Jindal up -- it won't recall anybody, but maybe it will send a message. (We can email it to Iowa so Bobby can read when he gets there) Also today, a feature on Louisiana craft brews and Buzz says Bobby's looking a lot like Duke.
Bobby seems to have settled on a platform, and it's that he hates gay people. (They can't vote, right?) Also today, see the UL video that's gone viral and read an interesting take on Bobby's sale of his soul.
Jindal's new exploratory committee is getting to work! Also today, a Baton Rouge blogger could be the next Food Network Star and Aswell has a stomach-turning guest blog about our DEQ.
Bobby Jindal can't help himself, he's taking his pandering to another level. We've also go video of Carville's LSU speech and Bob Mann's argument against voting for Edwards.
Alford says guv candidates are going to have to start hitting Vitter if they want to beat him; Gill warns us to steer clear of dummies and CB reveals a dirty little secret.
Study says we're asleep at the wheel when it comes to charter schools (but hey, isn't that the point?) Also today, Buzz on Bobby and the Saints taking money to push the military.
Roll Call says you can't dismiss Bobby, because he looks so good on paper! Also today, Ian's writing about the NFL and soggy footballs, and Rod's writing about gay people. Again.
The Shtick tells us all about Jindalbot 2.0 today. Also in La La Land, "dirty footprints on their souls" and CB has the real story on what happened in the Legislature last week.
Two "militia men" are busted "patrolling" LSU's campus with high power rifles. Great! Also today, we have some investigative work from Al Jazeera America on the Basin and from a blogger on the RSD.
WaPo has the whole story on Lt. Higgins, St. Landry's resident bad ass. Also today, we have career advice from Scott McKay (um... K) and another Zurik investigation on who is wasting your tax dollars.
We've got an editorial about LGBT existence in Louisiana in the "other" Advocate, an update from Aswell on his constant battle for public records and Bobby's selling off our stuff. Again.
Wonkette just LOVES our governor - they can't get enough of ole Bobby! Also today in La La, CB says our leges are a buncha cowards and Ian has something to say about the mama-son fight that was more entertaining than that thing in Vegas last weekend.
The Observer says Bobby Jindal's like Superman - he thinks we're weak and dumb, too. Also today we have a scary picture of Jazz Fest and there's a guy in Luling who wants to show you what to do with all those plastic grocery bags.
Jim Beam wants to know why our legislature is full of weenies. He asked John Alario, though, so he's probably not going to find out.
Don't worry, vendors: Bobby Jindal's going to save you from all those fabulous gay wedding dollars! We've got commentary on the LSU march and a new Drinking Culture post.
The Human Rights Campaign takes a red pen to Bobby's (nutty) op-ed, Aswell calls out Rolfe and we have another "confession" from that anonymous LSU blogger who is telling us stuff we need to know at the risk of their job.
Crazy Crawfish says crawfish are real and so are the Common Core's problems. Also today, Mitch says running is a no-go because he's got a job (hmm) and Ian has some thoughts on riots.
It's Bobby's world, and Louisiana, LSU, our future - just a bunch of squirrels trying to get a nut. The blogs are obsessed with Bobby as his presidential hopes fizzle out and Louisiana goes down in flames.
Salon says Jindal's "ham-handed" op-ed exposes a growing rift between the evangelicals and big money. Also today, Aswell turns over his blog to a reader and Scientific American is looking at the BP spill.
Bobby's holding his firmness against the gays. (Huh.) Also today in La La Land, Gambit's annual Jazz Fest guide and Gill on some sorry writing.
Want to know why LSU has to die? Ask ALEC. Also today in La La Land, Crawfish on the Common Core Unicorns and Bob Mann gives us the view from the deck of the Titanic.
The Maddow Blog says Bobby's clueless about his lack of popularity; Forgotston thinks he sees a tax increase coming and Kopplin details the conspiracy against knowledge in Louisiana.
Where Y'at has a great profile of Michael Doucet you need to read. Also today, Tom's not impressed with Jindal's session speech and Ian has a look at drought.
Bobby has painted himself into a pandering corner, Aswell says. Also today in La La Land, some UL students are searching for Beausoleil and Carville's looking at a new gig.
Five years after spill, drilling is even riskier; at least 24 victims die in shipwreck; Boston Marathon update and more national and international news for Monday, April 20, 2015.
A close encounter with a leviathan of the deep will generate goosebumps, plus, what were we talking about? Oh yeah, that ADHD study!
A "Future" group wants Bobby Jindal to quit Bogarting their name. Also today in La La Land, CB's tangling with somebody on the Twitter again and Durst's story gets even creepier.
It's a rumble! The Red Shtick and CB throw down! Well, sort of. Also today in La La Land, Vitter's going to do all the things when he's governor, and the DOJ gets involved in that stupid "girls can't wear pants to prom" thing.
A Jindal-Robertson ticket? Bobby's fine with it - as long as his font is bigger. Also today in La La Land, Aswell's cartoonist strikes again, and Variety looks at our tax credit program.
Icegator fans come together to help an injured opponent, still in a Lafayette hospital. Also today in La La Land, Deshotels says Common Core opposition is growing and Aswell has a few words on the "it's legal to hate gay people" laws.
Bob Mann offers his response to Rolfe McCollister's school-yard bullying; Mighty Favog writes about "that" festival poster; and Bobby Jindal dirtied his hands on - horrors! - Obamacare money!
Alford says it's about to get bo-ring! Also today in La La Land, Jim Brown looks at the movie tax credits and Tom Aswell's got some satire for us.
Do we have one of those Indiana hate laws? Also today, RHT says Bobby Jindal's no tax virgin and charters are manipulating student selection - no kidding!
Jeremy Alford is speculating on the political landscape of the AG's race. Also today, Gambit's spring restaurant guide is out and Rolfe gets hoisted on his own petard.
The Picayune has a video of Tim Gunn spouting wisdom and charm in NOLA. That's a nice way to start our Monday. Also today in La La Land, BuzzFeed looks at the hate-giggle relationship between Connecticut and Louisiana governors, and Bob Mann says LSU's board needs to step down.
Bobby Jindal's next gig could be on Fantasy Island. Really. Also today in La La Land, more creepiness from NOLA and the guy who painted that Strawberry Festival poster is shocked by all the broo-ha-ha.
What is Vitter's problem with chicks? Aswell is wondering aloud. Also today in La La Land, some frat boys are suspects in a goat beheading and a couple of pachyderms save the day!
The Red Shtick has a great idea for closing that big ole budget hole: let's rent out that big empty house! Also today, LSU isn't as despised as you think it is, and a new film about standardized test obsession is out.
NYT: Bobby's rhetoric is "nuttier than a piece of praline." Also today in La La Land, Grace has a civics lesson for you, and should we consider a world without Brees? (NO.)
Jim Brown says Bobby's pants are on fire. Again. Also today in La La Land, Clancy advises our solons to listen to CB and Mann advises our governor to resign. Happy Monday!
Snow returns for the first day of Spring; NCAA tournament begins with a wild day; there's a substitute teacher shortage because unemployment is so low and more national and international news for Friday, March 20, 2015.
Blogger Tom Aswell has diagnosed all of Bobby Jindal's problems: He's "bat guano crazy." In other news, it's Friday! Bleacher Report gives Hudspeth some love and you can give some love in memory of slain chef Cristie Schoen.
The New York Times takes a look at the plan to just set fire to tons of unstable explosives up in Minden; Edu Week exposes the real source of Bobby Jindal's big Common Core plan; more on that Mother Jones thing Lamar told us about and other craziness today in La La Land!
Sure, some people are square, we get that. But how do you confuse a 44-year-old rock star with a 71-year-old real estate heir? Also today in La La Land, Dreher is talking about gay people again and a couple of Mother Jones reporters are up in Winn Parish.
Does beer make people tell the truth? This hasn't been our experience, but the NOLA Defender wants to give it a shot. Also today in La La Land, CB tells us where we stand (It's behind Grover, btw) and Aswell is taking Bobby's inventory.
The Libertarians are on record as being against the idea of the Opelousas Fashion Police. Also today, WaPo does a pretty neat analysis of why Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign is a failure before it even begins, and the Pic takes a look at the opt-out movement in Louisiana.
Start your weekend off with some non-judgmental Big Freedia philosophy y'all! Also today in La La Land, that monkey virus is really on the lose at Tulane and Bobby needs a tailor.
Bob Mann has something to say about that bromance between Grover and Bobby - it's costing us. A lot. Also today in La La, Carville with a colorful metaphor and neocon analysis from Cosmopolitics.
White People. Look at all those white people, Bob Mann says. Also today in La La Land, we've got some data analysis from Mike Deshotels and Bobby's trying to take credit for that crazy (and some say treasonous) letter to Iran.
The Red Shtick tells us about how the evil, evil Bob Mann is wasting his time as a professor of journalism by committing -- journalism! Horrors! Also today, we've got CB Lewis Carrolling, and Tom Aswell goes off on USA Today.
Veteran broadcaster Mike Danna passed away last week after a battle with cancer. Read his last blog here. Also today, more shtick you wish was satire.
Ever think about what Bobby Jindal and all his minions will be doing in a couple years? How many jobs can there be for self-important and yet completely inept hipsters out there? Tom Aswell has some ideas...
When Bobby's gone half the time - who's in charge? Is it Charles? Jim Brown has a better idea. Also today in La La Land, Melba's is offering chicken for tips and Clancy says Bobby's a big fat liar.
CB goes all Inigo Montoya on Louisiana's media: "You keep using that word..." and asks them to hold off labeling anybody before we see what they actually are. Also today in La La Land, Tulane let an ultra-bad bug loose, and Bobby's headed to a pander-fest in Iowa with Cruz.
Buzz says Jindal's more worried about Grover than he is about us - and he ain't wrong about that! Also today in La La Land, we find out what happened to Chris Rose, and there's a scary conspiracy going on over in Washington Parish.
Crawfish updates us on how school systems are treating kids and parents who want to opt-out of standardized test craziness - and it ain't pretty. Also today in La La Land, Dave will definitely be a problem for Bobby, and a must-read from Cyril Vetter.
National Journal tells why Bobby and Dave hate each other... or does it? Also today, Jim says religion and politics don't mix, and a defamation suit in the Deepwater case.
CB thinks we're probably better off if Bobby spends ALL his time in Iowa. Also today in La La Land, Ian expounds on the benefits of weirdness and Dreher's looking at the semantics of terrorism.
It's probably easier to find Waldo than it is to find David Vitter at work in DC! Also today in La La Land, looking back at Mardi Gras and how come we're paying extra for the short end of the stick?
Bobby Jindal, Frequent Flyer! Blogger Rod Dreher puts in his two cents on the recent articles about Jindal's travel schedule. Also in La La Land, a look back at Mardi Gras and Moody's states the (painfully) obvious.
Controversy erupts when a burlesque show fires an artist because of her size. Not cool, guys! Also today in La La Land, Aswell has some stinkiness related to the OGB and Bobby is hardly ever here - but then you knew that, didn't you?
The San Fran Chronicle looks at Bobby, Silicon Valley and moolah. Also today in La La Land, Deshotels looking for education warriors and CB tells a legislator to get off his lawn.
Bobby Jindal's cutting his budget - but it's a drop in the bucket compared to the cuts other state departments are staring down. Also today, Jim Brown has some words for the guv, and Girouard does it again.
Jindal's an eager beaver, signing up first for a New Hampshire love-fest. Also today, have some Crazy Crawfish with your ashes, and Ian is ruminating on the loss of Jon Stewart.
CB says our fiscal "can" has hit the end of the road. Also today, Dreher says there's something Bobby doesn't want you to see, and Lamar plays 20 questions.
The New York Times checks in on our generations-long conversation about the preservation of Cajun French. Also today, Bobby's wooing Bubba and video from Carnival.
We're broke, but we can afford to fund a straight-to-video Miley Cyrus flick? Great! Also today, Jim Brown on Dean Smith and the crumbling "reform" movement.
THAT is one creepy King Cake Baby. What's the story there? Also today, a Carnival guide you can really use and the nation's looking at Jindal's budget practices.
A reporter at the Picayune seems worried about the drag queens in Baton Rouge's only good Mardi Gras Parade. Where they found this guy??
Bobby's polling 10th in a 12-man race, and trying to turn that frown upside down - but man, sometimes you just lose. Also today, CB's got his own (hilarious) take on portraitgate, and Aswell has some news that might make some people actually care about the horrible cuts to universities.
Lee Zurik's latest investigation finds $11 billion in Louisiana tax incentives haven't paid off. Great! Also today, Bobby Jindal's getting a beating in the national media - and he don't like it one bit.
Where do you get your king cake? Which one is your fave? Today we hear from Country Roads mag, and two of their top five are right here in Lafayette. Also today, budget games and free libraries.
Mais, what's wrong with brown? As Lamar's tweet of Bobby Jindal's whitewashed (and fave) portrait goes viral, here's a look back at an essay on that issue. Also today, CB calls BS on the oil slump story and Ian has a theory on that Seattle call.
Forget deflate-gate, Atlanta is under investigation for being pathetic. Also today, the "sophisticated bigotry" of Bobby Jindal and Stephanie Grace thinks David Duke is kind of a weasel.
Bob Mann says Louisiana's higher ed higher ups will roll over for minimal kibble. Also today, a stroll through the Angola museum and this week in stupid. Happy Friday!
What's the root of all America's problems? Could it be - Gay Satan? One guy with the AFA thinks so. Also today, Alford predicts a budget war, and the Daily Beast writes about Bobby Jindal's "love affair with hate." Happy Hump Day y'all!
Bobby compares prayerpolooza to George Washington. (Um.... K.) Dayne Sherman warns of a budget apocalypse and the NYT weighs in on that loopy burn the EPA is planning up in Minden.
Salon offers a fascinating examination of racism among white folks. Also today, Bob Mann tells us about a true miracle and Manny Schewitz brings us up to date on Bobby Jindal, acting like a donkey in Europe. Happy Monday!
What, exactly, are these guys smoking?
Jindal wants to bring his squirrely economic policies to America
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