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  • Baton Rouge mother should be praised, not arrested for punishing 3 sons caught burglarizing a house

    06/23/2016 2:27:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/22/16 | JR Ball, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Baton Rouge mother who took the law into her own hands after catching her three sons breaking into a house shouldn't be facing criminal charges — she should be applauded. Free Schaquana Evita Spears. The 30-year-old single parent finds herself — at least for now — fighting the law because she had the audacity to hold three of her children accountable for their actions. Learning that her sons — aged 10, 12 and 13 — had broken into a neighbor's house and stolen a hoverboard and some electronics, Spears left work to administer her own version of corporal punishment.In...
  • Sen. Landrieu Says S. Dakota Borders Canada While Calling Border Fence 'Dumb'

    06/13/2013 11:33:13 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/13/13 | Matthew Boyle
    While attempting to attack an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would require a fence be built along Mexico’s border with the U.S. before legalization, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) made a significant geographical gaffe. Landrieu, who represents Louisiana in the U.S. Senate, was trying to undermine the amendment Sen. John Thune (R-SD) offered. In doing so, she tried to argue Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was more qualified to talk about border issues than Thune because McCain represents Arizona. “A smart fence, which is what Senator McCain and I want to build--since he’s from Arizona, I think he...
  • Flashback: Democrat Calls Border Fence "Dumb" While Claiming South Dakota is a Border State

    07/09/2014 12:57:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/13/13 | Katie Pavlich
    Thursday during debate on the Senate floor about an amendment offered by Republican Senator John Thune requiring 350 miles of double-layer fencing along the southern border, Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu called the fence "dumb" and claimed South Dakota is a border state. Thune's amendment backs up the 2006 Secure Fence Act (which Landrieu voted for) requiring 700 miles of double layer fence along the southwest border with Mexico, of which only 36 miles have been completed. I’m going to speak about this amendment for just a minute, but I’ld like to respond to Senator Thune, and I wish that we...
  • Louisiana Re-brands Common Core in Attempt to Dupe Citizens

    06/14/2016 2:22:35 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/13/2016 | Alex Newman
    State officials in Louisiana tried to deceive citizens last week by approving what amounts to, essentially, a glorified name change for the deeply unpopular Common Core education standards pushed by the Obama administration. Basically, policymakers re-branded the scheme as “Louisiana Standards,” while pretending that there had been some “revisions” to the widely loathed education-nationalization effort. However, according to experts and activists involved in the process, the politically toxic national education standards imposed on state governments with federal funding and pressure remain almost entirely intact in Louisiana, despite the new name. Similar scams by government officials have taken place in states...
  • Texas man uses 400ft plastic dam he found on Internet to protect his house from record floods

    06/12/2016 9:09:35 AM PDT · by dennisw · 78 replies
    dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 11 June 2016 | Jessica Chia
    Texas man uses 400ft plastic dam he found on the Internet to protect his house from record 27-inch floods - and it worked! Randy Wagner of Rosharon, Texas, drove to Louisiana to buy an Aqua dam He filled 400-foot tube with water to act as giant sandbag around his house Despite odd looks from neighbors, it kept his house dry as families in the county faced mandatory evacuations He paid $8300 for dam, a small price compared to cost of potential damage It might not be the most obvious solution, but using water to fend off more water worked for...
  • Louisiana joins more than 20 states in 'banning the box'

    06/11/2016 11:27:53 AM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies
    BATON ROUGE — State employers will soon evaluate job applicants based on skills and interview conversations, not a checkmark. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the "ban the box" legislation into law Monday to block state employers from asking about job applicants' criminal histories before interviews.
  • 101 years ago this week, Teddy Roosevelt made history in Louisiana

    06/08/2016 3:06:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/8/16 | Mike Scott, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    It was on an earlier trip to the Mississippi Delta during which Teddy Roosevelt's actions would spawn what would become easily his most well-known legacy -- that would be, for better or worse, the introduction of the Teddy bear -- when he famously refused to shoot a captive black bear while hunting in Mississippi in 1902. But some 13 years later, in June 1915, the then-ex-president made a follow-up trip to Louisiana that, while nowhere nearly as well known, or as oft repeated, as that apocryphal Teddy bear tale, proved him to be ten times the sportsman."He was clad in...
  • Blind Louisiana Man Sues McDonald's for Refusing Him Drive-Thru Service

    06/01/2016 7:39:25 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 1, 2016
    Blind Louisiana Man Sues McDonald's for Refusing Him Drive-Thru Service McDonald's has until mid-June to respond to a federal lawsuit accusing it of discrimination for refusing to serve blind customers who walk up during late-night hours when only the drive-thru window is open. The plaintiff, Scott Magee of Metairie, Louisiana, said in court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago that he was laughed at and turned away from the drive-thru window at a McDonald's in the New Orleans suburb late at night last August. It wasn't the first time that had happened, Magee alleged. Many McDonald's restaurants nationwide...
  • Major SF earthquake could devastate housing, price out poor and elderly

    09/22/2005 12:49:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies · 660+ views
    AP ^ | 9/22/5 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    San Francisco -- Rebuilding San Francisco after a major earthquake would change its human face, hastening gentrification and driving out poor and elderly residents, experts and city officials warn. Experts say there's a 62 percent chance a quake with a magnitude of 6.7 or higher will hit the San Francisco Bay area within several decades — or tomorrow. Thousands of homes would be rendered uninhabitable, displacing up to 300,000 residents, almost half the city's population, according to some projections. A major issue would be creating replacement housing for the poor in one of the nation's most expensive markets. About 16,000...
  • Failed Republicans Want to Rewrite the Constitution

    05/29/2016 1:44:33 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 15 replies
    The Eagle Forum ^ | May 25, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Did you ever wonder why unsuccessful candidates merely “suspend” their campaigns after losing a key primary, instead of terminating them? Surely all those candidates knew that it’s impossible to restart a presidential campaign once it’s been suspended. In the famous words of Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice Longworth, “You can’t make a soufflé rise twice.”
  • Louisiana lawmaker labels Declaration of Independence racist in debate

    05/28/2016 8:58:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | May 28, 2016
    The Declaration of Independence came under attack from an unlikely quarter—a state legislator. Louisiana lawmaker Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport), argued that America’s founding document was racist during debate on a bill requiring public school students in the state to recite the Declaration of Independence daily, Fox & Friends reported Saturday. “For the Declaration of Independence only Caucasians (were) free,” Norton, who is black, said Wednesday during the debate on the floor of the Louisiana House of Representatives. “And for you to bring a bill to require that our children will recite the Declaration of Independence I think it’s a little bit...
  • Cops: NBA Player Killed While Breaking Into Apartment

    05/28/2016 3:55:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    newser ^ | 05/28/2016
    Police responded to a shooting at an apartment around 3:20 am and found Bryce Dejean-Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans wounded with a gunshot. He died at the hospital. The resident of the apartment tells police he was sleeping when someone kicked down his front door then his bedroom door. He says he fired his gun once. According to the New York Daily News, it appears Dejean-Jones thought he was breaking into an acquaintance's apartment but got the wrong one.
  • Man shot on Delachaise Street after group of youths told to knock off horseplay

    05/28/2016 12:42:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/26/16 | Ben Myers, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A man was shot in the buttocks around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (May 26) near the intersection of Delachaise and South Saratoga streets, according to New Orleans police. A woman who lives in the 2100 block of Delachaise said she saw a group of perhaps five young people fooling around with two parked school buses in the block. It looked like they were shaking the bus and messing with the mirrors, she said. One of her neighbors approached the group and told them to cut it out, the woman said, and they cursed back at him. They told him "you...
  • State Representatives Attack Declaration of Independence on Louisiana House Floor

    05/28/2016 5:36:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 27 2016 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Democrat Louisiana state representatives launched an attack against the phrase “all men are created equal” in the Declaration of Independence Wednesday in response to the state House’s consideration of an education bill. State Rep. Barbara Norton (D) led the charge against HB 1035, a measure that would require local school boards of education to have students in grades four to six recite a specified section of the Declaration of Independence after the current daily period of silent prayer or meditation and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. The bill, introduced by state Rep. Valarie Hodges (R), would require students...
  • VICTORY: Louisiana becomes the eighth state to call for a Convention of States

    05/26/2016 7:22:19 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    cosaction.com ^ | 5/26/16 | Mark Meckler
    The hard work of volunteers and supporters like you is making all the difference, and I'm thrilled to report yet another major victory. Yesterday afternoon, the Louisiana state legislature became the eighth state in history to pass the Convention of States resolution! For too long the “elite” in D.C. have acted with impunity, disregarding the will of We the People and crushing state sovereignty. Now the people of Louisiana have joined with Florida, Georgia, Alaska, Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana, and Oklahoma in this historic fight to restore the rightful authority of the people and the states.
  • Louisiana Democrat State Representative Attacks Declaration Of Independence On House Floor

    05/26/2016 4:12:40 PM PDT · by smith5460 · 34 replies
    The Hayride ^ | May 26, 2016 | Scott McKay (MacAoidh)
    HB 1035, a bill by Rep. Valarie Hodges that would have mandated that schoolchildren in Louisiana be taught the Declaration of Independence, sailed through the House Education Committee with a 6-2 vote. But Wednesday, when the bill reached the floor of the House, it had a different fate – amid a torrent of squabbling, Hodges returned the bill to the calendar and it’s likely finished for the session. The Louisiana House of Representatives has 61 Republican members out of 105, and yet it was apparent no consensus for a cornerstone of basic civics in the state’s public schools did not...
  • Louisiana Senate Committee Rejects Bill Protecting Pastors Who Decline to Officiate ‘Gay Weddings’

    05/25/2016 6:29:59 PM PDT · by Coronal · 17 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | May 25, 2016 | Heather Clark
    BATON ROUGE, La. — A Senate committee in Louisiana has rejected a bill that would protect pastors who decline to officiate same-sex “weddings,” asserting that the move would be discriminatory. “As sexual liberty is elevated, we don’t want religious liberty to take a back seat and be pushed off the cliff,” said Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, who introduced the legislation in March. “A legally recognized church or faith under state or federal tax law or regulation, or a religious organization … may not be required by the state to solemnize a marriage, nor provide access to facilities, services, accommodations,...
  • Senate passes bill to bar public funding to abortion providers

    05/24/2016 3:06:30 PM PDT · by BBell
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/23/16 | Kevin Litten, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A bill to bar public funding for entities that provide abortions, legislation that could be used to prevent Planned Parenthood from opening an abortion clinic in New Orleans, passed the full Senate on Monday (May 23). The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards. The bill is one of several this session that have sought to address concerns raised by the release of videos portraying Planned Parenthood officials discussing the organization's tissue donation program last summer. The videos were produced by an anti-abortion group, and contained graphic language about abortion procedures.Gov. Bobby Jindal looked for ways...
  • Parts of New Orleans Are Sinking Fast, Study Finds

    05/23/2016 8:20:30 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 39 replies
    NBCnews ^ | 5/22/2016 | Tim Stelloh
    New Orleans is sinking fast — with one neighborhood losing as much as an inch per year, a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research found. The study, which was conducted between 2009 and 2012 and published last week, used GPS and radar, including one device that captured images from seven miles above ground. The most threatened section of the already-below-sea level city is Michoud, a neighborhood that sits between Lake Ponchartrain and Lake Borguen, and is being swallowed up at a rate of half an inch to just over one inch per year, the researchers found.
  • Louisiana could be the first state where targeting police is a hate crime

    05/22/2016 1:16:44 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    In many states, extra punishment is meted out to those who commit crimes against others because of their race or religion. Such hate-crime laws elevate the heinousness of crimes in which people are targeted because of their identity, their belonging to a group. While hate-crime laws often refer to ethnicity or disability or gender, Louisiana is about to do something different. The state is poised to become the first in the nation where public-safety personnel will be a protected class under hate-crime law - a move that comes amid a simmering national debate about police shootings and whether that debate...
  • Thug makes video threatening to kill Trump: He wants to take ‘mama’s food stamps’

    05/21/2016 9:05:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 20, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    Louisiana rapper Maine Muzik wants to kill Donald Trump because he’s afraid the presumptive Republican presidential nominee wants to take his “momma’s food stamps.” On the same week Muzik was visited by police for posting a video to his Instagram account where he, and a gang of thugs, showed off a stockpile of weapons, he released the video threatening Trump. …
  • 'Sanctuary City' bill would penalize New Orleans

    05/17/2016 3:57:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    http://www.wwltv.com/ ^ | 5/6/16 | Paul Murphy, WWL
    New Orleans is one of two cities in Louisiana identified by some as a so called "Sanctuary City." The other is Lafayette.A Sanctuary City is defined as a city with policies or laws that limit the extent to which law enforcement and other government employees will go to assist the federal government on immigration matters.NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison says immigration is a federal matter and it should be enforced by federal authorities."Many chiefs around the country, I stand with them and they stand with us that immigration is not a local police department issue to enforce," Harrison said. " A...
  • Coroner identifies victims killed while fleeing Metairie crash

    05/17/2016 4:04:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/17/16 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The Jefferson Parish coroner's office has identified the woman killed while fleeing a collision in Metairie Monday morning as Madison Comeaux, 24, of Metairie. Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich identified Comeaux's passenger as Jaclyn St. Romain, 38, of Slidell. The women were pronounced dead after the Ford Mustang Comeaux was driving crashed into a power pole in the 3600 block of South Interstate 10 Service Road. Traffic investigators determined she had been involved in a hit-and-run moments earlier on an I-10 exit ramp and was trying to get away when the wreck occurred, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the...
  • 'The Wire' Actor Wendell Pierce Arrested After Alleged Attack on Sanders Supporter

    05/16/2016 5:57:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5/15/2016 | unknown
    Police say actor Wendell Pierce has been arrested at an Atlanta hotel where he was a guest. Atlanta Police Department spokesman Donald Hannah says in a statement that Pierce was arrested early Saturday morning at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. New Orleans native Pierce is known for his television roles as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on The Wire and Antoine Batiste on Treme. TMZ earlier reported that Pierce allegedly got into a physical altercation with a man and woman, reportedly a couple, at the hotel after a political dispute. Citing hotel sources, TMZ reports that Pierce, an avowed Hillary Clinton supporter,...
  • Wendell Pierce of ‘The Wire’ Arrested After Fight Over Bernie Sanders (assaulted Sanders Supporters)

    05/15/2016 11:04:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 15 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 05.15.16 7:11 PM ET | Goldie Taylor
    Wendell Pierce of ‘The Wire’ Arrested After Fight Over Bernie Sanders The bitter Democratic primary has now led to a Hollywood actor’s arrest: Hillary Clinton supporter Wendell Pierce was detained by Atlanta police early Sunday after an alleged assault on two Sanders supporters. Politics ain’t beanbag but, if press reports are to be believed, a well-known Hollywood actor and producer may have thrown more than a multi-colored children’s toy at a couple in Atlanta. Wendell Pierce, who turned in standout performances for HBO’s The Wire and Treme, was arrested after an altercation early Sunday morning at an Atlanta hotel. A...
  • BREAKING: Blogger Who Tried To Connect CRUZ’S DAD With Lee Harvey Oswald Found DEAD

    05/12/2016 4:51:53 PM PDT · by austinaero · 150 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 05/12/2016 | Doug Giles
    A prolific Indiana political blogger wrote an ominous post last week predicting a Donald Trump victory in his state — and soon afterward committed suicide, police said. Gary Welsh, a lawyer who managed his Advance Indiana blog since 2005, was found in his Indianapolis apartment around 8 a.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound, according to the Indianapolis Star. Officers found him in a stairwell, dead at the scene, according to a police report.
  • Convention of States Resolution PASSES LA Senate!

    05/11/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    cosaction.com ^ | 5/10/16
    Today, Louisiana moved one step closer to joining the call of other states to reign in Washington D.C. The Senate passed the Convention of States resolution, SCR52, by a final vote of 29-6. Here is the roll call vote. I want to personally thank ALL of the volunteers for doing YOUR PART. Today's vote is proof that your phone calls and emails the last few weeks worked. I also want to thank members of the Louisiana grassroots leadership for their outstanding effort on this. We have some of the best grassroots leaders in the country. Without them, this wouldn't have...
  • POLL: Trump Trounces Hillary In Louisiana With Independents, Democrats And Women (52% to 36%)

    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is annihilating Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the state of Louisiana, not only with Republicans, but with key groups of Independents and Democrats too, new polling shows. In a head-to-head match-up against Trump and Clinton, Trump leads with 52 percent compared to Clinton’s 36 percent, according to JMC Analytics and Polling. Four percent said they would support a third party and just eight percent said they were undecided. Among white Independents in Louisiana, Trump is winning big, with 73 percent to Clinton’s 17 percent. And even with white Democrats, Trump leads Clinton 53 percent to...
  • How some national media called a Louisiana sheriff racist over incomplete information

    05/08/2016 12:38:45 PM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies
    On April 28, social commentator and New York Daily News senior justice writer Shaun King brought a small town crime story to national attention, setting flame to the gasoline of Internet outrage. Levar Allen of Bossier City, Louisiana, who was repeatedly written about by his local paper for success in various high school sports, from football to wrestling, made headlines for being arrested last month. On April 22, 17-year-old Allen was arrested by the Bossier Sheriff's Office and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and possession of child pornography. He had exchanged sexually explicit videos and photographs...
  • DOTD official to committee: Limit discussion to our proposals or resign

    05/06/2016 8:28:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    KATC.com ^ | May 4, 2016 | KATC
    A DOTD project manager has informed a citizen committee that they must limit their discussion to DOTD's selected proposals for the Interstate 49 extension or resign from the committee. The order, issued in an Tuesday email to the Community Working Group, came from Toby Picard, the engineer who is project manager for the proposed connection of Interstate 49 with U.S. 90 south. There currently are 14 versions of the connection, all of which include at least a partially elevated highway through the heart of Lafayette. These are the only options that are acceptable for discussion by the committee, Picard's email...
  • Capt Clay Higgins

    05/06/2016 7:48:49 AM PDT · by jneesy · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 05/03/2016 | clay higgins
    give this guy 5 minutes of your time you wont regret it
  • Resettling the First American 'Climate Refugees'

    05/03/2016 4:42:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | By CORAL DAVENPORT and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
    ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La. - A $48 million grant for Isle de Jean Charles, La., is the first allocation of federal tax dollars to move an entire community struggling with the effects of climate change. With a first-of-its-kind "climate resilience" grant to resettle the island's native residents, Washington is ready to help. "Yes, this is our grandpa's land," Ms. Bourg said. "But it's going under one way or another." In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and...
  • Confrontation shows how quickly conflicts in New Orleans can turn deadly

    05/02/2016 10:38:43 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 50 replies
    Kwame Gates, who goes by the rapper name K-Gates, has produced a documentary about violence in New Orleans, called "Murda Capital." He is hoping to shed light on the problems facing this city and stop the cycle of murder and violent crime. Even though he is a rapper, he believes the rap culture has had a strong influence on young people, glorifying drugs, money and violence. He introduced us to Althea Phillips, whose four sons were all killed in gun violence. As we left her house, Gates introduced us to a couple of rappers who call themselves the 8-9 Boys....
  • Drew Brees says NFL can't be trusted, thought Deflategate was 'dead issue'

    04/26/2016 6:34:13 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 26, 2016 | Sean Wagner-McGough
    Tom Brady is suspended (again) for his role in Deflategate, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's guilty of what he's been accused of doing. What it means is that the Roger Goodell believes Brady is guilty and deserves a four-game suspension, and the judges who reinstated that suspension believe Goodell has the proper authority to do so. At least one player doesn't agree with that assessment. According to Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who spoke with Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray, Goodell has too much power and the league shouldn't be trusted.
  • Tabloid says it has proof: Ted Cruz’s father is mystery man in Lee Harvey Oswald photo

    04/24/2016 2:15:08 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 198 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 22, 2016
    WASHINGTON -- The National Enquirer has published what it says is conclusive evidence that Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael B. Cruz, is the man photographed next to JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald distributing pro-Castro leaflets in 1963 in New Orleans. The Cruz presidential campaign fired back unequivocally. “This is another garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage,” communications director Alice Stewart told McClatchy. “The story is false; that is not Rafael in the picture.” The explosive suggestion that Cruz’s father would have had any affiliation with Oswald is not corroborated in any other way. Cuban-born Rafael Cruz is now a...
  • New Orleans City Council to consider 5 gun-control measures(DOH!)

    04/22/2016 8:55:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    nola.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Ben Myers
    The gun-control proposals that Mayor Mitch Landrieu will publicly announce on Friday (April 22) include restrictions on who can carry guns, as well as the places and manner in which guns can be carried. The measures would also outlaw guns without serial numbers and require gun-theft victims to notify police within 48 hours, according to a draft ordinance.
  • Louisiana House Committee Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Company

    04/22/2016 11:40:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A Louisiana state House committee has approved legislation that would further defund the Planned Parenthood abortion company in the state. last year, pro-life former Governor Bobby Jindal cut off a taxpayer-funded contract with Planned Parenthood after the abortion business was caught selling aborted babies and their body parts. In August, then-Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal canceled a state contract with Planned Parenthood that provides the abortion company with family planning funding through Medicaid. But Planned Parenthood went to court to block the move. Then, Jindal tried a different approach — one based on the fact that Planned Parenthood has been caught...
  • ...fraternity causes uproar on campus after erecting 'Trump wall'...'Make America Great Again'

    04/14/2016 1:58:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    A Tulane University fraternity has caused an uproar this week after building a wall made of sandbags with the message 'Make America Great Again and 'Trump' plastered across it. Photos of the wall circulated on social media after it was erected on April 7 on the off-campus house of the university's chapter of Kappa Alpha Order.
  • Louisiana governor signs order protecting LGBT rights

    04/14/2016 8:02:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2016 | Staff
    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Wednesday signed an executive order providing protections for state employees and employees of state contractors against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and other criteria.
  • Whining College Students Petition Against Tulane Frat's Trump Wall, Claims It 'Threatens' Muslims

    04/14/2016 6:04:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    The Hayride ^ | April 13, 2016 | John Binder
    After a Tulane University fraternity built a wall with the Donald Trump slogan "Make America Great Again" written across it as satire, now a group of whining college students are petitioning the university, saying the wall is "overtly threatening" to Muslim and Hispanic students. The Hayride reported late yesterday how the Kappa Alpha fraternity erected their annual wall with a Donald Trump slogan to be satirical. But apparently a group of football players didn’t get the satire, prompting them to physically tear down the wall, which was on private property. Check out the video of that incident HERE. Now, a...
  • NFL Coach Sean Payton: ‘I Hate Guns,’ It’s ‘Madness’ We’re ‘Hanging Onto’(stick to fball coach)

    04/12/2016 7:31:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/11/2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    In the wake of the murder of his former player, defensive end Will Smith, this weekend, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton issued a challenge to Black Lives Matter, to stand-up and protest black-on-black violence, the same way they protest white-on-black violence. Actually, he’s not. That would be helpful. Instead, he’s calling for a gun ban. In a USA Today Sports article, Payton let fly:
  • New Orleans judge orders release of inmates charged with murder, rape, armed robbery, (tr)

    04/08/2016 12:55:16 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    In a blockbuster ruling Friday, an Orleans Parish judge ordered the release from jail of seven indigent inmates for lack of state money to represent them amid a squeeze on public defense funding in New Orleans and across Louisiana. Criminal District Judge Arthur Hunter stayed his order, which also included a suspension of their prosecutions, pending an appeal from Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office. Assistant District Attorney David Pipes told Hunter an appeal is coming, and Hunter gave him 10 days. The seven men will remain behind bars pending the outcome of those appeals. All of them face...
  • 72-hour waiting period overwhelmingly passes Louisiana House

    04/07/2016 4:47:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 7, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Wednesday, the Louisiana House voted 85-9 to pass legislation tripling the state’s waiting period for abortion from one to three days, and 87-0 to require abortionists to have board certification or be certifiable in obstetrics and gynecology or family medicine. The wait bill, introduced by Republican Representative Frank Hoffmann, makes an exception for women whose nearest abortion facility is 150 miles away, for whom the 24-hour wait would still be in effect. “It can certainly help prevent against later regret,” he said. “It’s the life of the unborn child that will be affected by the decision.” Under the second...
  • Bill to block removal of Confederate monuments rejected (Louisiana)

    04/06/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 1:59 PM EDT | Megan Trimble
    A proposal to stop the teardown of Louisiana’s Confederate monuments and step into an ongoing fight in New Orleans has failed to win support in the state Senate, blocked by Democratic lawmakers. Sen. Beth Mizell, a Republican who lives 70 miles north of New Orleans, sought to create a state commission to sign off on monument removals. She told senators: “History is bigger than a single community or the mood of a moment.” The argument failed to sway Democrats on the committee, all of whom are black. …
  • Federal land grabs violate Fundamental Rights of the American people

    04/06/2016 8:39:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/6/16 | Susan Frickey
    “Time and time again, the Federal government has breached its promises with respect to the public lands. Western states are moving to compel the Federal government to honor the same promise it made and kept with all states east of Colorado: to timely dispose of the public lands so they can be managed by those whose lives and livelihoods depend upon the wide management of those lands.” - American Lands Council When the western states were asked to join the union, they each agreed to sign a compact with the federal government much as the eastern states had done. The...
  • Louisiana deer hunters vs population boom of 'highly destructive' feral hogs

    04/01/2016 11:58:18 AM PDT · by dennisw · 99 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 1 April 2016 | Valerie Edwards
    Hunters say feral hogs are taking a toll on the whitetail deer population In Louisiana there are estimated 700,000 'highly destructive' wild hogs Feral hogs carry diseases and parasites that can cause abortion in deer They are 'opportunistic' eaters and feed on deer fawn and other piglets Deer hunters are facing unwanted competition as feral hogs in Louisiana threaten whitetail deer population. Wild hogs are known for spreading disease and killing and eating deer fawns. Population boom of feral hogs across the US is threatening the deer population as hunters face unwanted competition with the wild beasts that spread disease...
  • NYT: Donald Trump, RNC leaders discuss Louisiana delegates

    04/01/2016 11:15:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 109 replies
    theadvocate.com ^ | Elizabeth Crisp
    GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump met with leaders from the Republican National Committee this week and reportedly hashed out his concerns over delegate distribution, particularly in Louisiana. Trump has spent the past week raising issue over Louisiana’s delegates because, while he won the state’s GOP primary March 5, he could get fewer GOP delegates from than second-place finisher U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz through political maneuvering. The New York Times reports that Trump and RNC leaders met Thursday to clear the air, with RNC chairman Reince Priebus explaining that each campaign had to fight for delegates at each state’s convention.
  • Complaint: Court sentences Latinos to costly English classes [New Orleans]

    03/30/2016 8:47:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2016 11:14 AM EDT | Kevin McGill
    A suburban New Orleans court discriminates against Latinos by charging them for inadequate English interpreters and making them attend overpriced, ineffective English classes as a condition of probation, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Wednesday in a letter to the U.S. Justice Department. The SPLC complaint centers on practices in 1st Parish Court of Jefferson Parish, which handles traffic and misdemeanor cases. The complaint cites the experience of four people with limited English speaking abilities who said interpreters rushed them through proceedings and failed to adequately explain their cases. …
  • Welcome to politics, Mr. Trump: You won Louisiana’s battle but lost the war

    03/28/2016 9:47:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/28/2016 | Kelly Riddel
    Oh, how cruel the game of politics can be — especially if you don’t have a ground game. On Sunday night, Donald Trump tweeted, “Just to show you how unfair Republican primary politics can be, I won the State of Louisiana and get less delegates than Cruz — lawsuit coming.” It’s true: On March 5, Mr. Trump took 41.4 percent of the Louisiana vote compared with Ted Cruz’s 37.8 percent and Marco Rubio’s 11.2 percent. Mr. Trump was awarded 18 delegates, so was Mr. Cruz, and Mr. Rubio got 5 delegates. So what happened between March 5 and Sunday? Mr....
  • Donald Trump Blames Ted Cruz for Spat Leading up to National Enquirer Report

    03/27/2016 7:55:53 AM PDT · by GilGil · 153 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/27/2016 | Nicki Rossoll
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump blamed rival Ted Cruz for starting a spat leading up to a report in the National Enquirer claiming "political operatives" are looking into rumors that the Texas senator had multiple marital infidelities. Trump again denied he or his campaign had anything to do with the National Enquirer report. Cruz on Friday had blamed the report on Trump and his "henchmen" while forcefully denying the report. "I had nothing to do with it. The campaign had absolutely nothing to do with it," Trump told ABC's Jonathan Karl on "This Week" Sunday. "I have over control over...