See the comment at the end from Kevin Franck.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I hear from WWL that she didn't like the way her husband was doing the laundry.
Porn star Stormy Daniels' potential senatorial campaign was rocked yesterday by an explosion that blew up her political advisor's car in New Orleans, according to local news reports.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Jindal called the stimulus plan a failure, and tried to stop it. But "big fat checks" to local officials are funded in large part by stimulus money. In a word, hypocrisy. No local papers gave any credit for the checks to Obama's stimulus plan. (What about that, Advertiser? Advocate? Town Talk?)
Chris Hayes: "It's smart politics. He gets the best of both worlds. . . . Nobody ever shot Santa Claus."
Next time some idiot politician says we shouldn't give money to Louisiana because of its corrpution, show them this.
Mayors, rabbis arrested in corruption probe - CNN.com
Among those arrested in the public corruption portion of the investigation are Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano III, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, New Jersey Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt and Leona Beldini, a Jersey City deputy mayor.
Several rabbis in New York and New Jersey also were arrested in connection with the money-laundering portion of the investigation.
2theadvocate.com | News | Compromise puts college systems on Tucker panel — Baton Rouge, LA
Tucker, R-Terrytown, said he did not want any of the college systems to have voting members because they would have “vested interests.”
“I think it would violate the independence of the commission,” Tucker said.
Actually, it will make it herder for Tucker to run his con.
2theadvocate.com | Opinion | Letter: La. may need academic revamp — Baton Rouge, LA
The most feasible and efficient result, considering the totality of the circumstances, may require a complete overhaul of our academic system.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
I understand the need for cuts given the current budget forecasts, but it was Speaker Tucker’s angry tirade against the state’s colleges and universities that revealed how little respect our purported leaders hold for higher education in Louisiana, and how little understanding they have for the critical need to properly invest in higher education. In his fury, he made all sorts of negative accusations, but basically declared higher education to be dysfunctional.
Blanco has seldom aired his political opinions in public, preferring to stay in the background. But I suppose he has just decided that enough is enough. The governor and his people seem determined to create a crisis in higher education, possibly as a preliminary to a power grab. And it was about time someone called them on it. Kudos to Blanco for coming out with this -- it's not likely to make him many friends.