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  • Sofía Vergara sued by her own embryos

    12/07/2016 6:23:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Emily Smith
    The battle over Sofia Vergara’s embryos took an extraordinary turn Tuesday — when a right-to-live lawsuit was filed on behalf of the fertilized eggs against their mom. The female embryos are listed as plaintiffs “Emma’’ and “Isabella” in the Louisiana court papers, which come amid her knock-down, drag-out legal battle with former fiancé Nick Loeb, sources told The Post.
  • Sheriff's PASSIONATE Rant Defending Officials in Joe McKnight Investigation (EXPLICIT) N-Bomb

    12/06/2016 7:55:18 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 18 replies
    You tube ^ | 11/6/16
    Published on Dec 6, 2016Brought to you by Desert Diamond: http://ddcaz.com Newell D. Normand is the current sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He went on a PASSIONATE rant during press conference about road rage killing of former NFL player Joe McKnight in New Orleans. Normand says this was NOT an issue about race, and rants against the public who have turned on their elected government officials and law enforcement officers during this investigation. WARNING: Sheriff Normand uses the N word, the F word and other foul language while quoting things said about offi
  • Donald Trump expected in Baton Rouge Friday

    12/06/2016 10:09:22 AM PST · by abb · 16 replies
    WBRZ-TV ^ | December 6, 2016 | Trey Schmaltz
    BATON ROUGE – President-elect Donald Trump is expected in Baton Rouge Friday afternoon, multiple sources told WBRZ Tuesday. Sources spoke on condition of anonymity as the event is still being planned. Two sources with knowledge of a planned visit said staff were trying to find a venue. Before the election, Trump's schedule was regularly updated with seemingly spur-of-the-moment rallies that were heavily attended. Events are known to attract thousands of people. At a campaign event in Baton Rouge in early 2016, more than 10,000 filled the River Center. A visit Friday may require space for more than the number of...
  • Trump, Pence Endorse Louisiana GOP Senate Candidate John Kennedy Ahead of Runoff

    12/03/2016 3:00:20 PM PST · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    NBC ^ | 3 Dec 2016 | VAUGHN HILLYARD
    NEW ORLEANS — Vice President-elect Mike Pence traveled to Louisiana's largest city Saturday to endorse Republican John Kennedy for U.S. Senate — a last-dash visit ahead of the state's runoff election in one week. "I'm really here to say thanks, but we have one more race to win this year," Pence told a crowd of supporters from inside a New Orleans airport hangar. As the Indiana governor looked to capitalize on the GOP's victories this election, including capturing the White House, President-elect Donald Trump also gave Kennedy his stamp of approval via Twitter. "State Treasurer John Kennedy is my choice...
  • WATCH: GOP GET OUT THE VOTE RALLY IN NEW ORLEANS WITH VP-ELECT MIKE PENCE

    12/03/2016 8:51:53 AM PST · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    RSBN TV ^ | Live at 12pm ET
    Saturday, December 3, 2016: The Louisiana GOP is hosting a “Get Out The Vote” Rally With Vice President-Elect Mike Pence. RSBN is LIVE on the scene. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below:
  • Ronald Gasser did not stand over Joe McKnight when he shot him, JPSO, coroner say

    12/02/2016 4:30:24 PM PST · by BBell · 47 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/2/16 | Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Ballistic evidence and autopsy results show Ronald Gasser, the man authorities say admitted to fatally shooting Joe McKnight, did not fire on the former NFL player while standing over him, Jefferson Parish authorities said. "The wounds are not consistent with being shot from above while on the ground," Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich said, as he discussed McKnight's autopsy during a press conference Friday (Dec. 2). The information contradicts a witness account given at the scene of McKnight's death Thursday at a Terrytown intersection. The witness had said she saw Gasser shoot McKnight twice, then stand on top of...
  • Knox sheriff: Son dismembered, dissolved parents in acid

    12/01/2016 11:03:55 AM PST · by Gamecock · 78 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 121/2016 | Don Jacobs
    Joel Michael Guy Jr. drove up from his Baton Rouge, La., apartment last week to join his parents and three adult sisters for a last Thanksgiving dinner at the West Knox County home his parents had sold. Afterward the sisters returned to their homes in Maryville and Kingsport. Everything seemed fine during the family gathering at 11434 Goldenview Lane, authorities said. But sometime between Friday night and mid-day Saturday, the 28-year-old son attacked his parents with a knife, possibly tortured them and dismembered their bodies, leaving remains in various rooms of the 2,256-square-foot home, according to Knox County Sheriff's Office...
  • Feds ask Louisiana to ban paddling in school

    11/30/2016 3:54:28 PM PST · by BBell · 33 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/30/16 | Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The federal government has cast a spotlight on corporal punishment in schools this year. Updated statistics came out this summer, and Education Secretary John B. King Jr. chose as one of his final moves to urge Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Education Superintendent John White and the leaders of 21 other states to ban paddling Nov. 22. Though all districts in metro New Orleans have abolished the practice, it's still strikingly common statewide: More than 1 in 5 Louisiana schools paddled students in the 2013-14 school year, according to federal data.Look up the schools in our database.Nationally, corporal punishment is...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' to End Its Run After 11 Seasons of Faith, Fun, and Mayhem

    11/21/2016 8:44:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/21/2016 | Chris Queen
    The Robertson family, a clan who originally made their fortune in a business making duck calls and other hunting-related products, has been a reality television staple since 2012, when their series Duck Dynasty began airing on A&E. After 11 seasons, the Robertsons are calling it quits, according to a video announcement the family made after this week's season premiere. "This will be our final season," Jase Robertson said. "After five years we've decided as a family for this to be the final chapter of the 'Duck Dynasty' series." Si Robertson added: "May God bless each and every one of...
  • Odds and Ends: Three Election Outcomes You Probably Haven't Heard Much About

    11/15/2016 11:48:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Townhall Tipsheet ^ | 11/14/16 | Guy Benson
    You know the big stuff already: Donald Trump won the presidency, defeating Hillary Clinton by bursting through her leaky blue firewall.... Meanwhile, here are three lower-profile results that are worth noting: (1) Oregon's Democratic Secretary of State went down to defeat, marking the first GOP victory in a statewide election in 14 years. More significantly, the loser of this race was known to many as the infamous bully who led the charge to fine a Christian-owned bakery $144,000 for declining to provide services to a same-sex wedding... (2) In Colorado, voters absolutely demolished a ballot initiative to create a government-run,...
  • With uphill Senate battle looming, Foster Campbell looks to unify Louisiana Democrats

    11/13/2016 12:19:55 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    The Acadiana Advocate ^ | 11/10/2016 | Tyler Bridges
    Foster Campbell has no chance of winning next month’s U.S. Senate runoff unless he unifies the fractured state Democratic Party, and he took a step in that direction Thursday by holding his first post-primary phone conversation with Caroline Fayard, the Democrat who finished fourth Tuesday and out of the money. ... Political pros call Kennedy the clear favorite in the Dec. 10 runoff election because of inherent advantages. About 60 percent of voters in the primary voted for one of the Republican candidates while only about 36 percent voted for a Democrat. ... The state and national Republican parties want...
  • ‘Die Whites Die’: Anti-Trump Rioters Vandalize NOLA Monuments

    11/10/2016 11:17:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10, 2016 | John Binder
    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – What started as a protest against President-Elect Donald Trump soon turned to violent riots where one of New Orleans’ most famous monuments was covered in graffiti and glass windows were shattered out of a nearby bank. Hundreds showed up to denounce the election of Trump–but despite media reports of a peaceful gathering, the crowd grew increasingly hostile and violent, according to Breitbart Texas sources on the ground. Students holding signs reading “End white supremacy” originally gathered on the steps of the Lee Circle monument before the demonstrations turned destructive. Lee Circle was fully covered in graffiti...
  • attn. Black America: proof that Democrats are demon-craps [aw!m vanity]

    11/03/2016 5:58:39 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 5 replies
    Hey guys! You got bloods in Detroit and Flint. You got bloods in Chicago shedding blood. And I have the proof! Here's a hint, two names: Benjamin Barber and Deborah Ross. You don't recognize those names, do you? And that's the proof, baby. Demon-rats don't give a rat's rear. The only ones with 'skin in the game' are the down-and-outs, victims blood-drinking politicians. That includes career republicans. A newcomer to DC might start off with ideals, but my gang wants them all term-limited before they too get corrupt. It's gonna be a rumble, baby, but that's where we're at. And...
  • Priests Can't Legally be Forced to Reveal What's Heard in Confession, Louisiana Supreme Court Rules

    10/31/2016 5:25:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 10/28/16 | Joe Gyan Jr
    A priest has no duty to report confidential information heard during a sacramental confession, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled Friday in a bid to clear up what it called the "widespread confusion" caused by its decision two years ago in a long-running case involving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge. The diocese had warned after the 2014 ruling that the sanctity of the confessional was under attack by the ruling the church said might force a priest to reveal in court what was privately told to him. The case involves a young woman who claims she told a Baton...
  • Rare birds: Brown boobies right at home beneath Causeway

    10/26/2016 4:10:26 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/24/16 | Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Birds are familiar and welcomed sights along the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Brown pelicans set their large wings and glide amazingly close to motorists on the bridge. And large, frenzied swarms of purple martins appear at each end of the bridge at sundown during certain times of the year. Now some rare birds have also decided to make the Causeway their home, although largely out of sight. Several groups of brown boobies, large brown-and-white, fish-eating sea birds commonly seen farther south in tropical waters, have taken up residence alongside and beneath the Causeway. Bridge General Manager Carlton Dufrechou said about nine...
  • Long lines, hour wait due to problems at Kenner (Louisiana) early voting site

    10/25/2016 10:08:55 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 11:00 AM. CDT October 25, 2016
    KENNER, La. -- Folks in Kenner who hoped to avoid the lines by voting early have been waiting up to an hour due to internet issues.The early voting location on Minor Street near Rivertown started experiencing issues with the machines as early as 8:55 a.m. this morning, according to a voter in line.The Jefferson Parish Registrar of Voters staff is being forced to manually verify voters.Eric Miller, owner of Miller Foto in Harahan, was waiting in line when the internet error occurred."Typically, voting at the Kenner location is smooth, but today they were totally unprepared for the computer outage," Miller...
  • Early voting in Louisiana begins today with long lines

    10/25/2016 9:56:15 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 16 replies
    WBRZ ^ | 10/25/16 | Alicia Serrano
    Early voting begins Tuesday for Louisianians eligible to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election. Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 25 and continues through Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily excluding Sunday, Oct. 30. There were long lines when early voting locations opened. At one location in Ascension Parish, as many as 300 people showed up first thing Tuesday. Half-hour to hour waits were common across the area Tuesday morning.
  • 2 Port Barre officers injured after violent confrontation with residents

    10/21/2016 2:34:53 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 27 replies
    KATC.Com ^ | 10/19/2016
    Two Port Barre police officers were treated for injuries over the weekend after a hit-and-run investigation led to a violent confrontation with some neighborhood residents, according to Chief Deon Boudreaux. One officer was treated for injuries after a 15-year-old struck him in the head with a fishing pole, while the other suffered an arm injury after he was struck with a metal folding chair, Boudreaux said. The chief said the officer who was struck with a fishing pole then aimed his gun at the teen, while other officers used pepper spray against the aggressive crowd that swarmed officers responding to...
  • Exclusive Poll: Kennedy leads candidates in U.S. Senate race

    10/20/2016 4:40:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    WVUE ^ | 10/20/2016 | Kim Holden
    NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A brand new poll in the U.S. Senate race puts State Treasurer John Kennedy in the lead with roughly two and half weeks until the election. An exclusive FOX 8 | Raycom Media poll asked 625 registered voters in Louisiana who they would vote for if the primary election was held today. Nearly two dozen candidates are vying for U.S. Senator David Vitter's seat. Approximately 24 percent said Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy, 19 percent said Democratic Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, and Caroline Fayard, a Democrat, got 12 percent. "It should be no surprise, candidates...
  • Louisiana Medicaid Fraud: Pakistani born doctor changes Primary Care Provider

    10/18/2016 4:31:53 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    Medicaid Insurance | October 18, 2016 | vanity
    When a friend of mine went to their Primary Care Physician, they found out that they would be billed for the visit since the doctor was no longer their Primary Care Physician. Another doctor, born in Pakistan, had arbitrarily re-assigned this person and his Medicaid to her. This doctor is Dr. Anjum Asad. Her credentials are quite weak as she did not go to Medical School in the US (in my opinion). He still has his Medicaid card with this doctor's name on it. HE DID NOT REQUEST THIS DOCTOR TO BE HIS PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN. Additionally, though the person...
  • Video of Fatal Police Shooting of Louisiana Boy, 6, Is Released

    09/29/2016 10:35:36 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 September 2016 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    The police video footage of the last moments of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis’s life shows deputy marshals firing a barrage of bullets at his father’s S.U.V. after a car chase on the dark streets of central Louisiana. It shows his father slumped over the open car window, injured and bleeding. Minutes later, the words of an officer can be heard: “There’s a juvenile.” The deputies had fired 18 times into the car, prosecutors say. The boy, strapped to the front passenger seat of the car, was struck five times in the head and chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene....
  • JPSO deputies refuse Bonnabel detail after players kneel during anthem

    09/28/2016 11:00:31 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    JPSO deputies refuse Bonnabel detail after players kneel during anthem
  • Louisiana Officials Demand That Self-Reliant Locals Stop Surviving The Flood Without Permission

    09/08/2016 8:48:20 AM PDT · by lafroste · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/8/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Around the world, governments have recently been issuing an unsettling call for their citizens to become more self-reliant. Just this week, the governments of both Germany and Czechoslovakia warned that people should be “be prepared for the worst case possible scenario.” But here in the United States, just the opposite is happening. Our government seems to have an unquenchable thirst for cracking down on those who take responsibility for themselves. There is an abundance of evidence of this in Louisiana. (snip...) This massive disaster was all but ignored by the mainstream media, since it didn’t fit the current agenda of...
  • NOAA: Global warming increased odds for Louisiana downpour

    09/07/2016 11:50:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 7, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made climate change about doubled the chances for the type of heavy downpours that caused devastating Louisiana floods last month, a new federal study finds. Using two different sets of measurements and computer model runs simulating thousands of years, scientists found a clear sign of global warming in the rain that triggered the flooding that killed at least 13 people, damaged 150,000 homes and cost at least $8.7 billion. More than 26 inches of rain fell in one week, with nearly a foot in just one day, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Breaking! Unlicensed Illegal Alien kills 2 and injures 41 in Bus Crash

    08/28/2016 3:42:40 PM PDT · by AuntB · 98 replies
    AbcNews and Redstate ^ | Aug. 28, 2016 | ABC News
    An unlicensed illegal alien from Honduras caused massive casualties in bus crash. ABC News Reported: Two people were killed and 41 were injured when a charter bus driven by a man without a license who is in the U.S. illegally crashed into vehicles at the scene of a previous minor accident on Interstate 10 near La Place, according to the Louisiana State Police. One of the people killed was a district fire chief from the St. John the Baptist Fire Department, Louisiana State Police Trooper Melissa Matey said. The bus driver, Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, is from the Honduras and...
  • This brilliant response to Obama’s ‘don’t discriminate’ warning to Louisiana is pure American gold

    08/26/2016 6:30:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Hot air ^ | August 26,2016 | LARRY O'CONNOR
    Dear Mr President, I want to thank you for reminding us in South Louisiana not to discriminate against anyone based on race or religion. Had you not reminded us of this I don’t know what we would have done. See we rode around in a boat saving people and well race or religion never entered my mind. Not once. It didn’t enter my buddies mind or my wife’s. Just saving people. I understand you may be miss informed because of all the race baiting that the media did a couple months ago here is South Louisiana. But I assure you...
  • President Obama to meet with families of Alton Sterling, slain officers

    08/23/2016 8:05:53 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 8/23/16 | Richard Rainey
    President Barack Obama, in Baton Rouge on Tuesday (Aug. 23) to view the destruction brought last week's historic rainfall, will also meet with the family of Alton Sterling, who was shot to death during a confrontation with police officers in early July. He also planned to meet with the families of police officers who were killed in an ambush two weeks later in the wake of protests. Obama had been criticized for not coming to the state earlier to view the flood damage. He also was criticized for not coming to the city after Sterling's shooting, which was followed by...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: ‘The American ghetto has replaced the plantation’

    08/23/2016 1:51:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on Tuesday ripped President Obama as a “race hustler” and condemned the Black Lives Matter movement for not doing enough to help Louisiana flood victims. Sheriff Clarke called the president an “elitist” who chose to finish out his family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard before heading to survey the flood damage in Baton Rouge on Tuesday. “He’s an elitist. He’s at Martha’s Vineyard while American people are suffering down in Louisiana,” he said on “Fox & Friends.”
  • Walker Mayor: Louisiana Flooding event was man-made (Youtube Video)

    08/22/2016 7:11:40 PM PDT · by OneVike · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | YouTube
    "WALKER, LA - The frustrated mayor of Walker, Louisiana said Tuesday that the flooding event in his city was "man-made" and announced plans to file suit against the state of Louisiana and federal government. Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey said a six-foot tall concrete barrier that was put along I-12 when the interstate was expanded last year essentially put the city of Walker "into a bowl" because he said the barrier prevents water from draining out of Walker. "When the Amite River went up, it hit that wall," Ramsey said. "We have video evidence that shows the concrete barrier and...
  • Trump Helps in Louisiana as Obama and Hillary Party Instead

    08/22/2016 4:23:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So, folks, let us review the last few days that have transpired here in our great country. Donald Trump, presidential candidate, Republican side, visited Louisiana. They've had some terrible flooding there. There hasn't been one representative of the Obama administration get even close to Louisiana. (interruption) I'm sorry. I didn't know that. Jeh Johnson went for a day? The guy who spells his name J-e-h, okay, Jeh Johnson went for a day. Who is he, Homeland Security? Right, so the Homeland Security guy went down there for a day. Hillary Clinton decided to stay in Martha's Vineyard...
  • Black Lives Matter Criticized For Being No Shows At Louisiana Flood

    08/22/2016 1:59:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:39 PM 08/22/2016 | Amber Randall
    Black Lives Matter finds itself under fire for protesting the Baton Rogue shooting, but ignoring the Louisiana flood, reports the Washington Times. A video of a Baton Rogue resident asking where the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter people are has gone viral. “I have not seen not one Black Panther boat, not one Black Lives Matter boat, truck or nothing else. So with all the drama that was going on with the Alton Sterling killing, oh they came out with guns, ready to go to war. But here we go, all these people flooded out and truly in...
  • Hillary Clinton: I'll visit Louisiana flood site when campaign won't 'disrupt' response

    08/22/2016 11:40:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    (CNN)Hillary Clinton's campaign said the Democratic presidential candidate will travel to Louisiana to view the devastation caused by recent flooding "at a time when the presence of a political campaign will not disrupt the response" -- a shot at her rival Donald Trump. Trump, Pence tour flood damage in Baton Rouge Clinton's announcement comes after a high-profile visit last week by Trump and his running-mate Mike Pence, and follows the decision by the Obama administration to schedule a trip there this Tuesday. "This month's floods in Louisiana are a crisis that demand a national response," Clinton said in the statement....
  • Red Cross in Louisiana Refuses Donations

    08/22/2016 11:18:21 AM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 116 replies
    They are turning donations away. Flood victims are being refused folks wishing to cook fresh meals for them by The Red Cross.
  • Louisiana Governor & former Senator - both Democrats - praise Trump for ‘shining spotlight’ on flood

    08/22/2016 7:40:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/22/16 | ROBERT LAURIE
    Mary Landrieu too... Last week, prior to Donald Trump’s Louisiana visit, the anti-Trump media had fun mischaracterizing remarks made by LA. Governor John Bel Edwards. If you watched any of the mainstreamers, you were under the impression that the Governor told Trump not to come. Like so much of what those outlets report, that wasn’t exactly true.
  • Maness Demands Obama Apologize to Louisianans for DOJ Flood Response Memo Implying They Are Racist

    08/21/2016 10:25:45 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, called on President Obama to apologize to residents of Louisiana for a 16-page “guidance” sent out last week by his Department of Justice that cautioned Louisianans not to be racist in hiring people to help them clean up after the recent floods that killed 13 and forced more than 30,000 to abandon their homes. “We’re insulted by the President of the United States and his Department of Justice, and he ought to issue a retraction of that [guidance] to all the good people of Louisiana,”...
  • Kirstie Alley blasts Obama over Louisiana floods

    08/21/2016 9:43:50 AM PDT · by wrrock · 52 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 8/20/16 | nydailynews
    ctress Kirstie Alley star set off what she called a Twitter "firestorm" on Friday after she challenged Obama's reasoning for not visiting the flood-ravaged state of Louisiana sooner. "On a golf course in Martha's Vineyard instead of in Louisiana?," she tweeted, along with a Fox News video flashback of Obama criticizing President Bush in 2008 for his response to Hurricane Katrina.
  • President Obama to Visit Louisiana on Tuesday After Devastating Floods (Trump shamed him into it!)

    08/20/2016 8:39:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 20, 2016 | Sarah Begley
    President Obama will visit Louisiana on Tuesday in the wake of severe flooding in the state, the White House has announced. At least 13 people have died and tens of thousands have been displaced by the floods. The White House said in a statement that Obama has received regular updates on the situation while on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, and has worked with Louisiana officials to determine the best time to visit and decided on the Tuesday trip to Baton Rouge. “The President is mindful of the impact that his travel has on first responders and wants to ensure that...
  • Louisiana gov: Trump helped 'shine a spotlight' on flood recovery

    08/21/2016 9:18:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | Rebecca Savransky
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said Sunday that Donald Trump has helped draw attention to recovery efforts after the recent devastating floods in his state. In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," the governor downplayed critical remarks he made before the Republican presidential nominee visited his state. "I didn't dismiss his trip as a photo-op. Before he came down, I said we welcome him here, we want him to be helpful," Edwards said. "And we hope that it doesn't turn into a mere photo-op." Edwards said Trump's visit to the state was positive for Louisiana. "Because it...
  • Donald J. Trump’s not only Louisiana’s but America’s Answer to a Prayer

    08/21/2016 7:42:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/16 | Judi McLeod
    For all of the smears and insults now being hurled his way daily, Donald J. Trump answered the cries of the downtrodden in Louisiana Canada Free Press cannot be the only one making the connection between the need for the kind of leadership Donald J. Trump would provide for America and the Great Flood of 2016 that tragically took away 13 lives and still counting, devastating 40,000 homes with an historic 31 inches of rain in some areas over the course of four straight days. With absolutely no help from their president, the people of America, once again became their...
  • Planned, forgotten: Unfinished projects could've spared thousands from Louisiana flood

    08/21/2016 5:27:22 AM PDT · by fella · 27 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 20 August 2016 | Steve Hardy& David J. Mitchell
    Trey Poirrier and Jerry Gravois stood in waist-deep floodwater near the St. Amant Fire Department Monday morning trying, unsuccessfully, to reach a relative’s waterlogged home. Nearby, caskets were floating around the Methodist church. Volunteer boaters sailed by them with a rescued family of five, including three girls young enough to attend close-by Lake Primary School, also under water. “The pictures and the videos don’t serve it justice until you get out here,” Poirrier remarked. This is South Louisiana in August 2016 — people reduced to pleading for diapers in Central, whole neighborhoods wrecked in Baton Rouge, and most of Denham Springs...
  • Touring flooding, Trump moves ahead with campaign turnaround

    08/20/2016 6:52:04 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    WRAL-TV news ^ | August 19, 2016 | Melinda Deslatte and Jill Colvin, AP
    BATON ROUGE, La. — Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. Donald Trump's campaign turnaround plan on Friday featured the unorthodox candidate acting much like a conventional politician struggling to revive a presidential bid on the ropes. Trump headed to flood-damaged Louisiana to express solidarity with residents cleaning up after devastating flooding that left at least 13 people dead. The trip made for a pointed contrast to President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who both have yet to go, although Obama announced later Friday that he would visit next week.
  • FORE: OBAMA HITS IT OUT OF BOUNDS IN LA FLOOD RESPONSE

    08/20/2016 8:02:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Who knows the real motivation for his inattention to Louisiana, but at least we do know some good news, Obama leaves office in five months The Great Flood of 2016 has devastated 40,000 homes across the state of Louisiana. Sadly, 13 people have lost their lives in this historic storm, which produced up to 31 inches of rainfall in some areas over the course of four days. This is more rainfall than the City of Los Angeles experiences in four years. It was a storm that was so intense that it only happens once every one thousand years. Emergency officials...
  • Louisiana Flood Victims: Why Is Obama Ignoring Us?

    08/20/2016 4:59:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    In 2005 President Bush was rebuked by Democrats for his handling of Hurricane Katrina. President Obama scored some cheap political points -- blasting President Bush for his flyover of the devastation in New Orleans. Well, at least President Bush paid a visit. That's a lot more than what President Obama has done for the people of Baton Rouge and other parts of southeastern Louisiana. Some 40,000 homes are under water - a countless number left homeless - many without flood insurance. And even though the waters have begun to recede, President Obama has not set foot in the Bayou State.READ...
  • Clinton Supporter on Her Absence From Baton Rouge: ‘I’m Not Sure Where She Is’

    08/20/2016 1:09:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Washingon Free Beacon ^ | 08/19/16 | Chandler Gill
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.), a Hillary Clinton supporter, said he was not sure where Clinton was while Donald Trump donated a truck full of food and supplies to the victims of the historic flooding that has devastated Louisiana this week. Cohen deferred questions about Clinton by attacking Trump for having three campaign managers and said his past contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital did not actually contain items of use. “You have the optics of Mr. Trump in Louisiana today,” CNN’s Brooke Baldwin said to Cohen. “We just saw an 18-wheeler full of items that he’s donated. Can you...
  • Donald Trump tours flood-ravaged Louisiana with 18-wheeler of supplies

    08/20/2016 1:03:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2016 | Matthew Teague in St Amant, Louisiana
    Droves of people turn out to watch Republican nominee hand out water bottles and diapers as locals commend his efforts: ‘This is his stomping grounds’ The post-disaster politicking got under way in earnest on Friday, as Donald Trump appeared in flood-stricken Louisiana to give his image a presidential burnish, and as the White House announced Barack Obama would tour the area next Tuesday. A day earlier Louisiana’s governor, John Bel Edwards, had warned Trump not to show up in Louisiana “for a photo op”. Instead, he said, Trump should volunteer and make donations. Edwards also defended the delayed visit by...
  • Trump, drawing contrast to Obama, visits flood-ravaged Baton Rouge

    08/20/2016 12:31:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 19, 2016 | Mark Berman and Jose A. DelReal
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday signed hats and T-shirts for supporters in flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, where he met with victims and response crews at a local church and drove through the city’s damaged streets. Joined by his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump spoke briefly with volunteers and victims at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church before stepping outside to greet throngs of supporters who had gathered outside the security perimeters to see him. Wearing a white “Make America Great Again” baseball cap, he walked over to the crowd as they reached out to him and to hand him...
  • John Bel Edwards Eats His Words When Trump Shows Up To LA With No Press And Supplies For Victims

    08/19/2016 11:02:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | August 19, 2016 | John Binder
    Gov. John Bel Edwards was forced to eat his own words when GOP nominee Donald Trump showed up in Baton Rouge today to donate and hand-out supplies for Louisiana flooding victims. Edwards’ spokesperson was silent on President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s failure to visit the state in the wake of the flooding crisis. But, the spokesperson took a swipe at Trump, saying he didn’t want him to show up with cameras and not actually help victims. “Donald Trump hasn’t called the governor to inform him of his visit,” Edwards’ spokesman said. “We welcome him to LA but not for a...
  • Black Man Wants to Know Why blm Isn’t Helping Flood Victims

    08/19/2016 7:08:36 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 28 replies
    truthfeed.com ^ | AUGUST 19, 2016 | AMY MORENO
    Full title: VIRAL VIDEO : Black Man Wants to Know Why Black Lives Matter Isn’t in Louisiana Helping Flood Victims. Video at link.
  • Shhhh – CNN Accidentally Stumbled Upon, and Broadcasts, Donald Trump Supply Donation to Louisiana…

    08/19/2016 5:43:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 42 replies
    Last Refuge ^ | 8/19/16 | Sundance/CNN
    Days before candidate Donald Trump announced his intention to visit the flood ravaged area of Louisiana, he had already put in place a donation (a full 18 wheeler) of supplies for the victims of the flood. CNN accidentally stumbled upon the donation, and Brooke Baldwin reported on it during a 90 second segment. Don’t worry, they won’t air it again:
  • Louisiana governor warns against Trump ‘photo-op’

    Johnny Boy got some brass b*lls in those jockey shorts to be warning Trump about doing anything.