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  • Victim of St. Roch attack: 'They just wanted to stomp somebody'

    07/30/2014 6:37:31 AM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    NOLA.com [The Times-Picayune ] ^ | July 29, 2014 at 9:16 PM, updated July 29, 2014 at 9:59 PM | Jonathan Bullington
    William Murphy set out Sunday night to pick up a few groceries at the New Orleans Food Co-op in the St. Roch neighborhood. The roughly three-block walk is one the 54-year-old home renovator said he's made countless times since moving to the neighborhood in 2006. But what should have been a routine errand quickly turned into a harrowing encounter with a group of teenagers who left him bloody and battered.
  • US Chamber to Back Democrat Mary Landrieu

    07/29/2014 1:37:04 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | m flynn
    Rob Engstrom, the US Chamber of Commerce's national political director, recently told a gathering of trade association executives that the Chamber planned to endorse Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu in her reelection bid this year. The endorsement, reported by the New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, could decide the balance of power in the Senate and preserve Sen. Harry Reid as majority leader. Landrieu, running in crimson-red Louisiana, is one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for reelection this November. In the RealClearPolitics average of polls, she trails her leading Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, by one point. An endorsement...
  • Senator Landrieu votes for contraception/abortion in Pro-Life Louisiana

    07/16/2014 1:25:09 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    Senate.gov ^ | July 16, 2014
    .S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Vote Summary Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.2578 ) Vote Number: 228 Vote Date: July 16, 2014, 02:09 PM Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected Measure Number: S. 2578 (Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014 ) Measure Title: A bill to ensure that employers cannot interfere in their...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Released Alien from Border Crisis Arrested for Alleged Murder, Kidnapping in Texas

    07/16/2014 10:52:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | July 16, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    LUBBOCK, Texas—An illegal immigrant who was released by U.S. authorities with a Notice to Appear has been arrested for the alleged murder of a woman and kidnapping of children on U.S. soil. The alleged crimes occurred after the man was released. The man, Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, entered the U.S. illegally with children and turned himself in to U.S. Border Patrol agents. He was processed and released, as are all illegal immigrants who come as unaccompanied minors or incomplete family units from Central America. The alien is from Honduras. The arrest was first reported by the Associated Press (AP), but Breitbart...
  • How Texas could buy Louisiana water [aquaduct(s)]

    07/15/2014 8:34:33 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    July 15, 2014 | Vanity
    This might be some background reading on this: FoxNews: California expected to set mandatory water curbs for first time Over one hundred years ago, folks in California were planning their future by planning on aquaducts. Occasionally, Louisiana has too much water (flooding) and Texas too little. The key number in all of this is that Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas is at about 400-500 feet above sea level. That means an aquaduct system could be built such there could be four to five stations that raise the water 100 feet or more. Louisiana has a number of river systems (besides the Mississippi...
  • Overreach in Louisiana: The State Has No Place in the Church Confessional

    07/15/2014 6:38:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/15/2014 | The Editors
    When in 2008 Father Jeff Bayhi, a priest then at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Clinton, La., heard the troubling confession of a twelve-year-old parishioner, he likely did not imagine that his sacramental duty would land him in prison. But given a recent ruling by the Louisiana Supreme Court, Father Bayhi is in the position of choosing between prison and excommunication. Per the Supreme Court’s ruling, Bayhi must appear before the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge, which will determine whether what he heard – a civil action by the girl’s parents contends that it involved...
  • EPA Regs Likely to Kill 68-Year-Old Louisiana Peach Orchard

    RUSTON, La. — Peach orchards at Mitcham Farms, near the north Louisiana city of Ruston, have survived winter freezes, droughts and dangerous hail storms. But they evidently will not survive the Environmental Protection Agency and its regulations. The family-owned business, established in 1946 and featured in tourism magazines, is Louisiana’s largest peach orchard,according to its website, but owner Joe Mitcham expects he’ll close up shop in only a few years.
  • EPA regs likely to kill 68-year-old Louisiana peach orchard

    07/12/2014 1:16:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | july 10, 2014 | chris butler
    The peach orchards at Mitcham Farms, near the north Louisiana city of Ruston, have survived winter freezes, droughts and dangerous hail storms, but they evidently will not survive the Environmental Protection Agency and its regulations. The family-owned business, established in 1946 and featured in tourism magazines, is Louisiana’s largest peach orchard, according to its website, but owner Joe Mitcham expects he’ll close up shop in only a few years. The federal government’s banning of a chemical in 2005 known as methyl bromide, used to treat diseased peach trees, has really given him no choice, as most of his trees won’t survive...
  • Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 46%, Cassidy (R) 43%

    07/12/2014 10:40:40 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 10, 2014
    Incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu now has a narrow edge over Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race. Landrieu picks up 46% of the vote to Cassidy’s 43%, according to a new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Louisiana Voters. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate in the race, while six percent (6%) are undecided.
  • GOP senators knock EPA power grab

    07/10/2014 8:45:42 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to quietly assume power to garnishing paychecks of accused polluters ran into firm opposition Thursday from top Senate Republicans. The senators objected to the new rule proposed by EPA, saying it would put too much power in the hands of “an agency prone to regulatory abuses.” “While we recognize the government’s legitimate interest in efficiently and effectively pursuing delinquent debt, EPA’s new wage garnishment procedures provide an agency prone to regulatory abuses with even more power over individual Americans,” wrote Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican and ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works...
  • BESE offers Gov. Jindal compromise over Common Core testing

    07/11/2014 9:57:53 AM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    WAFB Channel 9 Baton Rouge ^ | Posted: Jul 10, 2014 1:07 PM CST Updated: Jul 10, 2014 5:48 PM CST | By Samantha Morgan
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - BESE submitted a compromise to Governor Jindal regarding next year’s standardized testing. The hope is to reach an agreement in an ongoing dispute regarding Common Core testing. Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education President Chas Roemer, Vice President Jim Garvey and Secretary-Treasurer Holly Boffy conducted a call for members of the media to discuss the resolution. [Link to PDF - the compromise is on page 3] https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9eTEUJnljUqcjB1YWxHT0Ztc3c/edit?pli=1 And another link to the letter from another site (in case that one doesn't work: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.apeleducators.org/resource/resmgr/News_Files/Letter_to_Governor_from_BESE.pdf
  • Louisiana gave away $1.3 million in food stamps to deceased people

    07/09/2014 9:20:32 AM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    NOLA - The Times-Picayune ^ | July 07, 2014 at 5:45 PM, updated July 08, 2014 at 7:28 AM | By Julia O'Donoghue
    Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for people who were already dead between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2013, according to a report issued by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Monday (July 7). In all, state benefits went out to 3,938 deceased people over the four-year period examined by the auditor. The Louisiana auditor only reviewed records concerning single people who had died. The total amount of money spent on food stamps for single people in Louisiana during this time was $1.08 billion.
  • Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    07/09/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-9-14 | Campbell Robertson
    NEW ORLEANS — C. Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans who was convicted in February on corruption charges, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday in federal court in New Orleans. Mr. Nagin was found guilty in February on 20 counts, most relating to kickbacks from contractors looking for city work. The sentence was imposed by Judge Ginger Berrigan of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mr. Nagin, a Democrat, was arrested in January 2013, nearly three years after he left office. He was charged with taking kickbacks in the form of...
  • 10-year Sentence for Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

    07/09/2014 9:00:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/9/2014 | unknown
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning. Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business. The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly...
  • Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for public corruption

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday. Nagin, 58, the two-term mayor who was the face of the city during Hurricane Katrina, joins a list of Louisiana elected officials convicted of misdeeds committed while in office. But he is New Orleans' first mayor to be convicted and sent to prison for public corruption.
  • Louisiana Gives Away $1.3 Million in Food Stamps to Dead People

    07/09/2014 2:59:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/08/14
    Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for people who were already dead between 2009 and 2013, the Times-Picayune reports. A report issued by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Monday revealed the government waste: In all, state benefits went out to 3,938 deceased people over the four-year period examined by the auditor. The Louisiana auditor only reviewed records concerning single people who had died. The total amount of money spent on food stamps for single people in Louisiana during this time was $1.08 billion. Much of the money — $556,000 — was spent on people who had been dead for...
  • Louisiana Supreme Court orders priest to testify about confession

    07/08/2014 9:03:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/08/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Many observers misunderstood the Hobby Lobby dispute and others like it as a First Amendment case, but it wasn’t. It primarily related to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), with an indirect reference to the constitutional freedom of religious expression. A case in Louisiana may be the real McCoy, though. The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that a priest must testify in a case about what he heard in a confessional — an order that would result in automatic excommunication and damnation, according to the doctrine and canon law of the Catholic Church: The state high court’s decision, rendered...
  • The 10 most corrupt states in the U.S.

    07/05/2014 7:59:38 PM PDT · by deport · 102 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Chris Matthews
    New research takes a look at decades of corruption convictions to find the crookedest states in the union. When we think of government corruption (as one tends to do), our biased minds often gravitate to thoughts of military juntas and third world governments. But, of course, corruption is everywhere, in one form or another. And it’s costing U.S. citizens big time. A new study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University estimates that corruption on the state level is costing Americans in the 10 most corrupt states an average of $1,308 per year, or 5.2% of...
  • GOP hopeful’s 17-year-old daughter pregnant [Bill Cassidy, the challenger to Mary Landrieu]

    07/04/2014 9:14:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 102 replies
    Politico ^ | July 3, 2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in one of this year’s most competitive Senate races, revealed late Thursday that his 17-year-old daughter became pregnant out of wedlock and is due later this summer. Cassidy’s campaign revealed the news with a one-paragraph statement to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, published late Thursday afternoon as the July Fourth holiday weekend began. “Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer,” Cassidy, 56, said in the statement. “Our children have been the greatest blessing of our lives and we welcome our grandchild as a joyous...
  • Pizza driver beaten with baseball bat during delivery, police say (New Orleans knockout game)

    07/03/2014 8:02:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Uptown Messenger ^ | July 1, 2014 | Robert Morris
    A pizza-delivery driver was beaten by a man with a baseball bat early Tuesday morning in the former B.W. Cooper housing projects, New Orleans Police said. The driver was taking a delivery to the 1300 block of South Prieur Street shortly before 2 a.m., and saw a man waiting outside when he arrived, said NOPD Detective Sgt. David Barnes on Tuesday afternoon at the weekly meeting of Sixth District ranking officers. The driver asked the man if he was the person who placed the order, and when the man said yes, the driver turned back to the car to get...
  • Stacey Jackson pleads guilty, delivers another black eye to Ray Nagin's administration

    07/02/2014 10:04:57 AM PDT · by topher · 21 replies
    NOLA.com (Times-Picayune) ^ | July 02, 2014 at 10:34 AM, updated July 02, 2014 at 10:46 AM | Richard Rainey
    With a few nods and a clear-voiced "yes, ma'am," Stacey Jackson on Wednesday ended her year-long resistance against accusations that she orchestrated an elaborate kickback scheme to rob a federally financed anti-blight program during now-disgraced Mayor Ray Nagin's tenure in City Hall. She struck a plea deal with prosecutors and admitted to U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon that she was guilty of one count of conspiracy to receive kickbacks involving federal money. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and three years probation, although such a harsh sentence would be rare for first-time federal offenders....
  • ‘Kissing Congressman’ Vance McAllister Will Run for Full Term

    06/30/2014 4:16:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/14 | Tarini Parti
    Louisiana Republican Rep. Vance McAllister — known as the “Kissing Congressman” — has decided to seek a full term after announcing his retirement earlier this year. McAllister had hinted for weeks he was considering running for reelection, but he confirmed it in an interview with the Monroe News-Star this morning. He later confirmed the news at a press conference at a park in Monroe, where he was greeted with “enthusiastic applause” by upwards of 75 supporters, the newspaper reported. “I wanted to make sure everything was good with our family,” McAllister told The News-Star earlier in the day.
  • Rep. Vance McAllister will run for re-election

    06/30/2014 8:08:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 34 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 06/30/2014 | Bruce Alpert
    Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, will run for re-election. He told NOLA.com/Times-Picayune Monday that he'll leave it up to the voters to decide whether he stays or goes. He has scheduled a "special press conference" Monday in Monroe to formally announce his decision to run for re-election this fall in the 5th Congressional District. McAllister said he spent the weekend with his family making sure "they were on board," and that they are. He said he and they decided to leave it up to voters whether "he stays or goes." After surveillance video from last December was leaked in April showing...
  • And the Oscar Goes to... Senator Mary Landrieu!

    04/26/2014 7:44:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | Jeff Crouere
    After the release of the latest Landrieu campaign commercial, the critics are raving. What an incredible performance from a talented actress! Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu has done it again. Elections bring out the best acting from the state’s 18 year incumbent. Every six years, Mary Landrieu adopts the sympathetic character of a “fighter for Louisiana.” In reality, she is a liberal Democrat who votes with President Obama and Majority Leader Harry Reid, but, during campaigns, Senator Landrieu convinces voters she is constantly opposing leaders in her own party. The result is that Senator Landrieu wins another term in office, quite...
  • Nine injured following early morning shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans

    06/29/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 29 2014 | Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>New Orleans Police say nine people have been injured during a shooting on Bourbon Street.</p> <p>Police spokesman Frank Robertson says in a statement that the incident happened about 2:45am Sunday in the 700 block of Bourbon Street. He says the unidentified victims were taken to a hospital, where seven were listed in stable condition and a female was listed in critical condition.</p>
  • Update From Mississippi [TPX]

    06/27/2014 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Syncro · 67 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 27, 2014 | Taylor Budowich
             Update from Mississippi Patriots, I am sorry it has taken me so long to give you an update, but things in Mississippi have been fluid and there is a lot to dig through. What we know right now is nefarious campaign tactics, employed by incumbent Senator Thad Cochran's campaign, were undeniably responsible for Cochran's victory Tuesday night. This includes using race-baiting that encourages liberal Democrats to swing a Republican Primary election- but that's just the start of it. As our friend Chris McDaniel has said, "There is nothing they won't do to hold onto power." It's true....
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal warns of rebellion brewing in U.S. against Washington, D.C.

    06/23/2014 8:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Examiner / The Associated Press ^ | June 23, 2014 | Joe Newby
    While speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference in Washington, D.C. Saturday night, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, said President Obama and other Democrats are waging a war against religious liberty and warned that a rebellion is brewing as angry Americans are ready for what he called a "hostile takeover" of the nation's capital, the Associated Press reported. "I can sense right now a rebellion brewing amongst these United States," he said, "where people are ready for a hostile takeover of Washington, D.C., to preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren." According to...
  • Bobby Jindal: Angry Americans Ready for 'Hostile Takeover' of Washington

    06/22/2014 5:20:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 57 replies
    Newsmax/AP ^ | 22 Jun 2014
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday night accused President Barack Obama and other Democrats of waging wars against religious liberty and education and said that a rebellion is brewing in the U.S. with people ready for "a hostile takeover" of the nation's capital. Jindal spoke at the annual conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group led by longtime Christian activist Ralph Reed. Organizers said more than 1,000 evangelical leaders attended the three-day gathering. Republican officials across the political spectrum concede that evangelical voters continue to play a critical role in GOP politics. "I can sense right now...
  • Steve Scalise, A Rising Conservative Star

    06/21/2014 5:45:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/20/2014 | Larry Kudlow
    “Reinvigorating the leadership” is how one senior House staffer described the ascendency of Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who won a first-ballot victory for the position of GOP whip. The staffer went on to portray Scalise as not a member of the Washington establishment. Indeed, Scalise is a former chair of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the conservative caucus in the U.S. House. He has had a meteoric rise, and he is someone to be reckoned with. Scalise’s win follows Kevin McCarthy’s first-ballot victory for the GOP majority-leader slot. And here’s something I did not know: As whip, Scalise gets...
  • BOOM: Louisiana Rejects Common Core

    06/21/2014 9:12:38 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 2 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Conservative Tribune
    Despite strong support from the likes of national figures such as Jeb Bush, the rejection by the states of the federal overreach into education known as the Common Core standards continues to gain momentum. Most recently, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana vetoed a bill that would have aligned Louisiana’s public school system with “Obamacore.” The governor went on to withdraw the state more fully from the Common Core using executive orders, ensuring that control of educational standards would remain in state and local hands–at least for now, pending possible legal action from Obamacore supporters. Louisiana joins Oklahoma, Indiana, South Carolina,...
  • Snubbed by airlines after Kuwait mission, Louisiana National Guard soldiers arrive home by bus

    06/19/2014 4:26:59 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | June 18, 2014 | Paul Purpura
    Soldiers in a Louisiana National Guard unit that deployed last year for a construction mission in Kuwait returned home from Texas on Wednesday, after a 15-hour bus ride that was arranged because no airline would provide a charter flight. Some of the soldiers in the 1021st Engineer Company arrived at Jackson Barracks, greeted by family and friends. The 1021st is based in Covington and has detachments in Independence and Gonzales. The company sent 160 soldiers to Kuwait. They returned to the United States earlier this month for post-deployment training at Fort Bliss, near El Paso
  • Senate Energy Committee clears pro-Keystone XL measure, with Mary Landrieu leading the charge

    06/19/2014 2:37:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    In the face of the relentless dillydallying on the part of the Obama administration on the Keystone XL pipeline, Canada went ahead and starting exploring the potential of cutting deals with other markets in Asia — and yesterday, the Canadian government approved their own Northern Gateway pipeline to carry crude from the Alberta oil sands out to the Pacific Ocean for shipment via tankers. There has been some speculation about the possibility of the Obama administration approving the Keystone XL pipeline now that Iraq’s oil output is on seriously unstable footing (although, reality check: The Keystone XL pipeline by...
  • House GOP to vote on new leaders (Scalise wins Whip)

    06/19/2014 10:39:10 AM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    The Morning Advocate ^ | `9-June-2014 | by gregory roberts
    Washington — Some political campaigns are marathons, but for U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, of Jefferson, this one has been more of a sprint — and it ends Thursday afternoon when he finds out if he will take over the No. 3 spot in the ruling House Republican majority. That spot — majority whip — would represent the highest any Louisiana Republican has climbed in the U.S. House leadership (although one of his 1st Congressional District predecessors, Bob Livingston, came within an extramarital indiscretion of landing the top job of House speaker in 1998). The constituency for the leadership election is...
  • Bobby Jindal pulls Louisiana out of Common Core

    06/18/2014 12:11:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 60 replies
    Red State ^ | June 18th, 2014 | Streiff
    In a presser now underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has announced that Louisiana is withdrawing from Common Core. Jindal was one of the first governors to sign onto Common Core but has since soured on the concept. Hopefully, more governors will follow Jindal and withdraw. Common Core, whatever its alleged virtues, is focused on training compliant workers not engaged citizens.
  • Something You Didn't Know About Cajuns (Ilenos, Canary Islands)

    10/06/2002 6:10:13 PM PDT · by blam · 68 replies · 5,576+ views
    Intersurf.com ^ | unknown | Gilbert C. Din/Sidney Villere
    ISLENOS, CANARY ISLANDS The archipelago of the Canaries consists of seven main islands, having a total area of less than 6 percent of the size of Louisiana, lying about sixty-five miles west of Morocco in Northern Africa. They were formed as a result of volcanic activity. It is a rugged, mountainous terrain, and plains are almost nonexistent. Lack of water is a serious problem. The westernmost islands receive the most rain, while the two islands closest to the Sahara Desert and lower in elevation have some deserts. The higher elevations on some of the western islands have pleasant temperatures, and...
  • Sen. Landrieu: Ok to abort if baby can’t “live outside hospital” | Mary Landrieu

    06/17/2014 8:46:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Although I personally believe that life begins at conception, I believe the last place the government needs to be is in the church, in the doctor’s office or in the bedroom. And so even people who advocate for less government intrusion, like Gov. Jindal, get themselves in the most personal decisions a family could ever make…. Some of the bills being passed around the country are just very intrusive to personal decisions and very harmful to women and girls, you know, to their physical health and life. It’s a shame… 20 weeks is not the norm for being able to...
  • Something You Didn't Know About Louisiana (Ilenos, Canary Islands)/

    06/16/2014 6:52:55 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    Free Republic - Intersurf.com ^ | 6-16-2014 | Gilbert C. Din/Sidney Villere
    Something You Didn't Know About Louisiana (Ilenos, Canary Islands) Intersurf.com Gilbert C. Din/Sidney Villere ISLENOS, CANARY ISLANDS The archipelago of the Canaries consists of seven main islands, having a total area of less than 6 percent of the size of Louisiana, lying about sixty-five miles west of Morocco in Northern Africa. They were formed as a result of volcanic activity. It is a rugged, mountainous terrain, and plains are almost nonexistent. Lack of water is a serious problem. The westernmost islands receive the most rain, while the two islands closest to the Sahara Desert and lower in elevation have some...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Relative Running for Congress

    06/16/2014 1:14:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    WHLT ^ | Jun 16, 2014
    Louisiana's 5th District congressional race has a new candidate with a "Duck Dynasty" connection. Zach Dasher, a Republican whose uncle is the TV family patriarch Phil Robertson, announced Monday that he's running for the seat in the Nov. 4 election. SNIP He says he received the support of his family - including his famous uncles and cousins - before announcing his candidacy.
  • 3 GOP presidential hopefuls talk of unifying party

    06/14/2014 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2014 3:21 PM EDT | David Pitt
    Presidential hopefuls Sen. Rand Paul, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum are in Iowa to deliver their prescriptions for how to unite the Republican Party. […] It is Paul’s third trip to Iowa since the 2012 election. The Kentucky senator says the GOP should maintain its core message but make the party more attractive to black and Hispanic voters. …
  • Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin asks judge to go easy on sentencing

    06/13/2014 6:32:46 PM PDT · by topher · 33 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | By Robert McClendon
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is asking for leniency ahead of his July 2 sentencing. New court filings say Nagin is looking at a minimum of 20 years in prison, based on federal sentencing guidelines. That's a "virtual life sentence" for the 58-year-old former two-term mayor, defense attorney Robert Jenkins wrote in a Friday filing to U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan asking her to hand down a lighter term.
  • Bobby Jindal signs anti-abortion bill Thursday likely to close clinics in Baton Rouge, New Orleans

    06/13/2014 6:20:11 AM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | June 12, 2014 | By Emily Lane
    Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation Thursday that is all but guaranteed to close the only abortion clinics in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. His office issued a release after the bill signing ceremony Thursday (June 12) at the First Baptist Church in West Monroe, where the governor signed two pieces of "pro-life legislation." Sponsors of the bills are from Monroe and West Monroe.
  • US Attorney: Third DCFS auditor accused in fraud case

    06/12/2014 1:46:38 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    theadvocate.com ^ | 12 June 2014 | Advocate staff report
    Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a third state Department of Children & Family Services auditor with diverting federal funds for a wide array of personal items and leisure expenses. Corey S. Polk, 33, of Baton Rouge, could receive up to 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and restitution, and also have to return whatever gains he acquired through the alleged fraud while he served as a managing auditor for the Department of Children & Family Services, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana said in a news release.
  • Pro-Life Bill Signing Ceremony With Gov. Jindal - June 12, 2014 [HB388/HB305]

    06/11/2014 9:02:49 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    Louisiana Right to Life (E-Mail) | June 10, 2014 | Ben Clapper
    Where: Thursday June 12th at 12:30 PM First Baptist Church of West Monroe 311 Mill Street West Monroe, LA 7129 The 2014 legislative session was a huge success for Louisiana women and unborn babies! To put the finishing touches on this year's pro-life legislation, Governor Jindal will hold a signing ceremony this Thursday in Monroe, the home of Representatives Katrina Jackson and Frank Hoffman. The event will take place this Thursday, June 12th, at the First Baptist Church of West Monroe. The signing will begin at 12:30 PM. The public is welcome. At the ceremony, Jindal will sign into law...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Releases Short Preview for Season 6 Featuring La. Gov. Bobby Jindal

    06/07/2014 11:28:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/07/2014 | Katherine Weber
    The A&E network has released a 30-second teaser trailer promoting the new season of "Duck Dynasty," featuring classic Robertson family antics along with a brief guest appearance from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. The new season is slated to premiere next Wednesday, June 11. The short preview features several of the beloved characters from the reality show, including Korie and Willie Robertson, as well as brothers Jase and Jep Robertson. One scene shows Willie, Jase and Jep participating in a volunteer firefighter training course, while another clip shows Si Robertson, the classically quirky uncle of the family, engaging in some of...
  • Bobby Jindal: Surrogate motherhood lessens ‘the way we value human life’

    06/03/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Jun 02, 2014 17:43 EST | Dustin Siggins
    BATON ROUGE, LA, June 2, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- For the second time in as many years, Governor Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have made it legal to enter into a contract with a surrogate mother in Louisiana. Both vetoes took place despite enormous support in the state legislature. In his veto letter Jindal, who is Catholic and considered a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2016, said he had concerns about "how this legislation impacts the way we value human life."
  • Bobby Jindal Again Vetoes Louisiana's Surrogacy Bill After Objections From Pro-Life Groups

    06/02/2014 9:26:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has once again vetoed a bill that would set up a legal framework for surrogacy births in the state, saying the legislation "still raises concerns for many in the pro-life community." "Despite the good intentions and hard efforts of the author, this legislation still raises concerns for many in the pro-life community," Jindal wrote in his veto message Saturday. "Thus, I cannot in good conscience, sign this bill." Contracts governing surrogacy are not enforceable in the state's courts, but the legislation would allow couples and a woman to enter into a contractual surrogacy birth relationship. The...
  • Jindal: Obama Told Governors He Doesn’t Trust the States

    05/31/2014 10:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Fox News’ Sean Hannity sat down with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday at the Republican Leadership Conference to talk about the accomplishments conservative governors have made across the U.S. “All of you inherited deficits you turned into surpluses, high unemployment now low unemployment,” Hannity said of Jindal and Govs. Rick Scott (FL), Rick Perry (TX), John Kasich (OH), Scott Walker (WI), and Nikki Haley (SC). “What can the Republicans in Washington learn?” Washington can actually learn a lot from states if they want to—it’s just common sense, Jindal replied. Lawmakers inside the beltway always talk about the things...
  • 'Knockout game' lands autistic Covington teen in hospital (Louisiana)

    05/30/2014 4:14:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WDSU-TV ^ | May 28, 2014 | Gina Swanson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)COVINGTON, La. —A Covington teen with autism is recovering in the hospital after he was knocked out in what some people call the "knockout game." The boy was struck so hard his jaw was broken in two places and he underwent surgery. "He has autism he would never hurt anybody," said a Covington mother who did not want to be identified. The woman believes her son was the victim of the knockout game. The 17-year-old is still recovering from a blow he never saw coming. "They cannot think that its OK, because it's not, and I don't want them to...
  • In New Orleans, major school district closes traditional public schools for good

    05/29/2014 9:52:46 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2014 | Lyndsey Layton
    [SNIP]...With the start of the next school year, the Recovery School District will be the first in the country made up completely of public charter schools, a milestone for New Orleans and a grand experiment in urban education for the nation.
  • Louisiana bars abortionists from handing out sex ed literature in public schools

    05/29/2014 1:57:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life site news ^ | Ben Johnson
    BATON ROUGE, LA, May 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortion providers will no longer be permitted to distribute sex education material in Louisiana's public schools, once Gov. Bobby Jindal signs a bill that passed the state Senate today. Senators approved H.B. 305, which bars any employee of an abortion facility or its affiliates from speaking about “human sexuality or family planning,” by a 31-5 vote. It passed the state House 91-6 on April 16; all six no votes were Democrats. The bill, which applies to both public and charter schools, now goes to Gov. Jindal, who has promised to sign it...