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  • $15,000 reward offered for information in wildfire arson cases [Louisiana]

    Investigators with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s Forestry Enforcement Division have determined that many of the large wildfires burning throughout Louisiana in recent weeks are the result of arson. LDAF investigators, Louisiana State Fire Marshal deputies, and various parish sheriff’s office detectives continue to actively investigate the matter. Investigators urge anyone with information in the Tiger Island, La. 113 and Lions Camp Road fires to call the LDAF 24-hour hotline at 1-855-452-5323 or the LFA at 318-443-2558. Callers may remain anonymous. The Louisiana Forestry Association is a statewide, private, non-profit association made up of landowners, foresters, employees of...
  • Federal Judge Smacks Down Biden's Attempt to Restrict Oil, Gas Drilling in Gulf of Mexico

    09/22/2023 5:47:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Federalist, ^ | September 22, 2023 | Steve Straub
    In a significant ruling late Thursday, Judge James Cain of the Western District of Louisiana sided with American energy advocates, striking down the Biden administration’s eleventh-hour restrictions on a pending offshore oil and gas lease sale. The injunction, favoring the plaintiffs – the State of Louisiana, the American Petroleum Institute (API), and energy giants Chevron and Shell – puts a halt on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) restrictive measures concerning Lease Sale 261. This crucial sale, encompassing vast expanses in the Gulf of Mexico, was scheduled for the following week. The ruling by Judge Cain reiterates the federal...
  • Biden handed huge loss in 1st Amendment fight

    09/14/2023 6:58:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    WND News Center ^ | September 13, 2023 | Bob Unruh
    A federal appeals court has agreed with a lower court that the Biden administration likely can be proven to have pressured Big Tech to censor Americans whose views did not align with the Democrat talking points. And the result is that leftists en masse are trying to deny it, a sentiment expressed by the White House, which stated, “This administration has promoted responsible actions to protect public health, safety, and security when confronted by challenges like a deadly pandemic and foreign attacks on our elections. Our consistent view remains that social media platforms have a critical responsibility to take account...
  • Firefighters continue to battle Louisiana wildfires and investigators ask for help in finding arson suspects

    08/31/2023 2:59:11 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 9 replies
    Louisiana Radio Network ^ | 8/31/2023 | Brooke Thorington
    “Our investigators have determined that the Lion’s Camp Fire, which threatened multiple residents and grew to 1,204 acres before it was controlled and contained was arson,” said Strain. If you have any information about the Lion’s Campfire blaze or any other arson-related wildfires call the Department of Ag, the State Fire Marshal’s office, or local law enforcement. The Louisiana Forestry Association is offering up to a $2,000 cash reward. “Yesterday there were nine additional summons that were issued. So, we’re up to over 30 citations for debris burning and we’re also making multiple arrests,” Strain.
  • Second Person Dies as Wildfires Scorch Louisiana amid Heat Wave

    08/29/2023 11:57:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/29/2023 | Amy Furr
    Two people have died in the wildfires ravaging Louisiana as residents and leaders are desperate for rain to help quell the blazes. An 84-year-old woman in St. Tammany Parish was found unconscious Sunday when an official noticed a brush fire on her property, the Louisiana Illuminator reported Monday. The victim was taken to a hospital in New Orleans, where she died. Hers was the second fatality in recent weeks attributed to the state’s wildfires. “Although temperatures are expected to back down slightly from record levels this week, the forecast still doesn’t call for substantial rain — which first responders have...
  • Steve Scalise Issues Heartbreaking Statement after Cancer Diagnosis: ‘I Am Incredibly Grateful’

    08/29/2023 9:34:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    SLAY ^ | August 29, 2023 - 11:20 am | David Hawkins
    House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) has issued a statement revealing that he’s been diagnosed with myeloma, a blood cancer. Scalise revealed his diagnosis in a statement to Punchbowl News. The Republican congressman told the outlet: “After a few days of not feeling like myself this past week, I had some blood work done. “The results uncovered some irregularities and after undergoing additional tests, I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a very treatable blood cancer. “I have now begun treatment, which will continue for the next several months. “I expect to work through this period and intend to return to...
  • Massive Fire Shuts One of the Largest Oil Refineries in the US Causing Gas Prices to Soar

    08/29/2023 8:00:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | August 29, 2023 | Jason Walsh
    A massive fire broke out at the Petroleum refinery in Louisiana on Friday, forcing the plant, which is one of the largest oil refineries in the US, to shut down The fire broke out at the Marathon Petroleum’s Garyville refinery Friday morning, WDSU-TV in New Orleans reported. While the fire was extinguished on Monday, it still remains shut down, according to, the website of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The WSJ reported that the fire also led to a two-mile radius evacuation order. “Out of an abundance of caution, the facility began a shutdown process of units closest to the...
  • Louisiana wildfires: Quit flying drones, tossing cigarettes, Louisiana officials urge

    08/23/2023 8:02:37 PM PDT · by Sertorius · 12 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 08/21/23 | Rebecca Holland
    Scorching heat and a lack of rain have made much of Louisiana a tinderbox, causing wildfires across the state. As firefighters tackle the blaze, state officials are urging people not to go sightseeing for them — and to stop sending drones up to take pictures. "We have aircraft in the air and people’s drones are getting in the way," Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain said. Strain emphasized that there is a statewide burn ban in place, and urged residents to be hypervigilant about fire risk. "It is imperative that everyone adhere to the burn ban and take...
  • It is apples and oranges to compare Bush's response during Katrina to Biden's response in Hawaii

    08/23/2023 7:21:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/23/2023 | Jack Hellner
    The media and other Democrats colluded to destroy President Bush in the same way they have continually colluded for years to destroy President Trump. Now they are comparing their politically motivated criticism of Bush's response to Biden's obvious incompetence in Maui: MSNBC’s Jansing: Biden’s Lack of Response to Hawaii Is Reminiscent of Bush with KatrinaOn Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Chris Jansing Reports,” host Chris Jansing noted that President Joe Biden went days without mentioning the fires in Hawaii even as the response has been criticized for being slow and compared Biden’s response to then-President George W. Bush praising then-FEMA Director...
  • GOP Sen. Cassidy: Jack Smith Has ‘Almost a Slam Dunk’ Case Against Trump

    08/20/2023 11:35:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2023 | Pam Key
    Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that special counsel Jack Smith had “almost a slam dunk” case against former President Donald Trump with the classified documents charges. Anchor Kasie Hunt said, “So, let’s talk now about the presidential race. We are 72 hours from the first Republican presidential debate. It’s going to be missing the front-runner, Donald Trump, the former president. He is facing federal charges over his efforts to overturn the election. And you did vote to convict him in his impeachment trial after January 6, you said, quote, because he is guilty....
  • Senate Republican says Trump should drop out of presidential race (Bill Cassidy... barf)

    08/20/2023 11:22:52 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/20/2023 | sarah fortinsky
    Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said Sunday he thinks former President Trump should drop out of the 2024 presidential race. “I think so,” Cassidy said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” when asked whether Trump should drop out. “But obviously, that’s up to him. I mean, you’re just asking me my opinion, but he will lose to Joe Biden if you look at the current polls.” “I’m a Republican. I think any Republican on that stage in Milwaukee will do a better job than Joe Biden. And so I want one of them to win,” Cassidy continued. “If former President Trump...
  • Louisiana Poll: Donald Trump Holds Commanding 65-Point Lead over Ron DeSantis

    08/18/2023 9:02:17 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 18, 2023 | Jordon Dixon-Hamilton
    Former President Donald Trump holds a commanding 65-point lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis among Louisiana Republicans, the latest Nexstar Media/Emerson College found. Three-fourths of Louisiana Republicans, 75 percent, plan to support Trump. DeSantis came in second place with just ten percent support. Another ten percent remain undecided, the survey found.
  • Comparing the Tactics of the Dems to the Nazis is No Longer Seen as Unreasonable

    08/14/2023 6:44:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 14, 2023 | D. Parker
    The .. left is emulating the National Socialist German Workers' Party.. a majority of Republicans agree with comparing the Biden regime’s political persecution of a political opponent to the political persecution of a political opponent by Nazi Germany or the USSR. As is the case with the double standard of Democrats and their propaganda organ, the nation’s socialist media, it’s perfectly acceptable for them to sling the Nazi slur along with the political ‘F-bomb (Fascism) all they want. With all kinds of examples of them doing so, here, here, here, here, and here. And of course, you’re never to compare...
  • Top librarian calls 'Marxist lesbian' tweet backlash 'regrettable'

    08/07/2023 6:59:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | August, 7, 2023 | By Tyler Kingkade
    LOS ANGELES — Emily Drabinski took over as president of the American Library Association in July with plans to tackle the pressing issues facing her profession, such as shoring up funding and fighting a record number of book ban attempts nationwide. She said she wants to make sure that the LBGTQ community and Black people see themselves reflected in the books on their library shelves. And she’s planning to prepare libraries for the consequences of climate change, pointing to the severe flooding this summer. But some Republicans have focused on a single tweet Drabinski sent over a year ago to...
  • Louisiana Lawmakers Override Democrat Governor’s Veto Of Child Sex Change Ban In Rare Vote

    07/18/2023 7:15:17 PM PDT · by CFW · 22 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 7/18/23 | Leif Le Mahieu
    In a rare move, the Louisiana legislature has voted to override Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards’ veto of a bill that shields children from life-altering sex-change procedures. The bill, called the “Stop Harming Our Kids Act,” will prevent doctors from performing transgender procedures like double mastectomies on girls who identify as boys and administering puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to children. “Today was a huge win for the children of Louisiana! I’m proud of my colleagues in the state legislature for standing up to protect the children of our great state. We made it clear today that our children are...
  • Massive explosion at Dow plant in Plaquemine prompts shelter-in-place order Friday night

    07/15/2023 2:27:05 AM PDT · by EBH · 19 replies
    WBRZ2 ^ | 7/14/23
    PLAQUEMINE - A series of explosions at the Dow chemical plant along the Mississippi River triggered panic in parts of the capital area late Friday night. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi told WBRZ that six explosions were detected at the facility around 9:30 p.m.. Witnesses living nearby caught video of massive flames and said the shockwave was felt from miles away, including in parts of Baton Rouge. All plant personnel has since been accounted for, and the firefighters appeared to have the flames under control as of around 11 p.m.
  • Grassley Probes Weiss Deputy’s Role In Obstructing Biden Investigation

    07/10/2023 9:46:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Federalist, ^ | JULY 10, 2023 | Margot Cleveland
    Grassley highlighted the numerous ways Delaware Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf appeared to have obstructed the investigation into Hunter Biden’s potentially criminal business activities. Delaware assistant U.S. attorney was briefed in October 2020 that a confidential human source (CHS) had reported Hunter and Joe Biden each received $5 million in bribes, Sen. Chuck Grassley revealed Sunday in a letter to Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss. A source familiar with that briefing has now confirmed to The Federalist that the Pittsburgh office told the Delaware office the CHS’s reporting appeared credible and merited further investigation. That added detail increases the significance...
  • White House handlers restricting Biden's ability to prove he's competent: Kennedy(Kennedy also analyzed Vice President Harris' latest 'word salad' gaffe)

    07/08/2023 3:52:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/07/23 | Charles Creitz
    As questions continue to swirl about President Biden's cognitive abilities and competency for the job of leader of the free world, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., proffered that the criticisms may be the product of the president's comparatively scant public appearances and press conferences. **SNIP** "It's not how old you are. It's what kind of shape your in mentally and physically are. I think a majority of Americans believe that President Biden has changed a lot in the last two years," he said. "Many Americans believe that he can't finish a sentence without taking a nap. I'm not saying that's fair,...
  • Louisiana Gov. Vetoes Bill Meant To Shield Children From Transgender Procedures

    07/03/2023 9:04:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/03/2023 | Tom Ozimek
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, has vetoed a bill that was meant to protect children from transgender gender-change surgeries and other procedures like giving kids cross-sex hormones.House Bill 648, known as the “Stop Harming Our Kids Act,” was passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature along party lines in early June.The bill sought to prohibit hormone treatments for minors as well as puberty-blocking drugs and gender reassignment surgery, such as giving girls who identify as boys double mastectomies, which critics have decried as a form of mutilation.“If HB 648 doesn’t become law, we will be sending a horrible message...
  • Supreme Court unfreezes Louisiana redistricting case that could boost power of black voters

    06/26/2023 11:13:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2023
    The Supreme Court on Monday lifted its hold on a Louisiana political remap case, increasing the likelihood that the Republican-dominated state will have to redraw boundary lines to create a second mostly black congressional district. The development revived Black Louisianans’ optimism of creating a second majority-black district in the Deep South state. For more than a year there has been a legal battle over the GOP-drawn political boundaries, with opponents arguing that the map is unfair and discriminates against black voters. The map, which was used in Louisiana’s November congressional election, has white majorities in five of six districts —...