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Moved to Shreveport area for business. Need help.
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Posted on 04/24/2012 11:11:08 AM PDT by carjic

Moved to Shreveport area for business. (Sorry for vanity) So is this a lib town or Conservative or What? If any freepers are here please give me some scoop. I was listening to 710 am talk and heard this guy called Moon Griffon on a weekday talk show trashing Jindal bad and thought he was a big time lib. Then I catch him again and he sounds like me...big time conservative who is disowning the pubs because they are chicken S..T and no different than the libs. Any suggestions? I don't know a soul in this whole state.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bossiercity; la; politics; shreveport
(Sorry for vanity)
1 posted on 04/24/2012 11:11:16 AM PDT by carjic
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To: carjic

First of all, welcome to Louisiana! You will fall in love with the people and unique culture of the Bayou State.

Secondly, it has become somewhat fashionable to trash Jindal on the radio for some reason. I think he’s doing a pretty good job taking on the teachers’ unions and upsetting the apple cart, so to speak. Shreveport and the I-20 corridor in general is a pretty conservative area. Moon is a pretty solid radio guy but he does say things at times just to be outlandish and controversial.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 11:16:13 AM PDT by jwb0581 (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: jwb0581

Thanks. I have been here for 24 days and so far...I do like it.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 11:22:02 AM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: carjic
I second the welcome to our Sportsman's Paradise. I am on the east end of the I-20 corridor, in a very conservative area. You will find that most all of rural Louisiana is conservative. Shreveport/Bossier City, Monroe, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, where people are concentrated, you will find a larger concentration of democrats and government dependent.

You will find, however, that many democrats in local and state governments are far more conservative than NE US republicans.

4 posted on 04/24/2012 11:23:07 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: carjic

I’m right down the road in Ruston, and used to live in Shreveport, so I know the area. Moon is a personal friend of mine, and he is conservative. But he’s never been a big fan of Jindal’s, as he thinks he isn’t a true conservative.

I agree with Moon, but have to give Jindal his due on the education reforms that are working their way through the legislature.

What kind of business you in? I may have some contacts over there that can help you.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 11:26:10 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Thanks. I’m in Insurance but it’s kind of a niche business. But thanks. This is very pretty and so different. I have been living in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas for 11 years so this is bigtime different. Like it so far but may change my mind come winter. I don’t yet own a coat. lol


6 posted on 04/24/2012 11:31:24 AM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: abb
I really don't quite understand folks who think that Jindal is not a "true" conservative, and I respect your opinion. He is pro-life, pro-gun rights, pro-state's rights, and not quite fond of the feds trying to tell Louisiana what to do on any particular manner.

On what issues do you believe him not to be conservative enough? I think he does deserve his due on education reform. That will do wonders for this state.

I've met Gov. Jindal and talked to him one-on-one several times. It always strikes me how much attention he pays to what a person has to say and how he will quickly admit that he doesn't know the answer to a question if he doesn't. He will darn sure find out and get back with you though. That means a lot to me that he is not your typical politician.

7 posted on 04/24/2012 11:36:14 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde; abb

“manner” was supposed to be “matter”. sorry.


8 posted on 04/24/2012 11:38:52 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: carjic

I can’t imagine that Louisiana is dominated by “liberals” (but then again, this ain’t my daddy’s America anymore). The “Napoleonic Code” is a bit foreign to me, but I’ve always found folks from LA are good people. I’ve gone to LA several times on business.

If I had to move, LA would be one of those states that would be acceptable to me.


9 posted on 04/24/2012 11:45:17 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I hope you don’t mind me “borrowing” your tag line...


10 posted on 04/24/2012 11:47:26 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Immediately after he took office in 2008 - and this is all documented right here on FRee Republic - Jindal did three “non-conservative” things.

He busted the state spending cap and increased state spending about a billion dollars.

http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2008/03/state_senate_waives_spending_c.html
State senate waives spending cap; Jindal can spend additional $1 billion
by Ed Anderson
Friday March 14, 2008, 3:22 PM

He then opposed the rollback of the Stelly Tax and then supported a legislative pay raise until he got his brains beat out on the issue.

All that happened within his first six months in office.

For the past couple of years, he’s been more fiscally conservative that he was at first.

But I still don’t trust him, not a bit. He’s a politician, and he would change his spots in an instant, if he thought that’s the way the wind was blowing.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 11:49:42 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: carjic

Howdy, neightbor!

I’m about 50 miles west of you. This area is a great place to live. I hope you will enjoy it.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 11:51:14 AM PDT by CFIIIMEIATP737
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To: carjic

Jazz Fest starts this weekend. Come on down to New Orleans.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 11:54:24 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: carjic

I see that others have already given you welcome and good advice. I no longer live in Louisiana, but have to say it is one of my favorite states, although I much prefer Southern Louisiana to Northern Louisiana. That distinction is your first compass point difference, as the demographics are very different.

South Louisiana is VERY Catholic, and the population is a mix which is heavy with French, Spanish, Italian and Irish, especially as you approach Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Lafayette is sort of the heart of Cajun country. Delightful people, with big hearts, open arms, and a cuisine that will make you fall on your knees and give thanks to God for giving us such great things to eat. Off the wall fun music too, in several different flavors. You’ll see.

North Louisiana is largely ‘Kaintuck’, and is more of an extention of the Southern Bible Belt. Protestant, much more Scoth Irish, and closer to what you would find in East Texas than South Louisiana. Not quite as fun loving and relaxed IMO, but still great people and good neighbors as you will soon find.

Shreveport. Well. It is my least favorite city in Louisiana. Areas are dangerous, and it is not attractive to me, but that is personal assessment. That said, a LOT of money goes through that place, and should offer you some opportunity.

Perhaps if you gave a hint of your skills or profession someone can Freepmail you with some ideas. It is not my bailiwick, so I can’t.

Make some day trips. Louisiana is one of the most historically fascinating and complex states in the present Union. Deal with Louisianans in an honest and open manner as peers and they will do the same to you. You have landed on your feet, IMO.

Jindal you will have to make up your own mind about. In my opinion he is not as strong as his boosters would say, or as poor as his detractors say. He is not an impressive leader in my book. He IS a staggeringly competent, smart and effective support to a strong leader. He is a force multiplier for any focused and strong willed executive, but not one in his own right. Again, that is my personal opionion.

Jindal got his start as a protege of Governor Mike Foster, may God bless the man and send many ducks in his direction. Governor Foster came from Shreveport, by the way. One of the few candidates I have never regretted supporting and voting for.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 11:58:18 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Psalm 144

Actually, Murphy J. “Mike” Foster, Jr. was from Franklin, LA, south and east of Morgan City.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphy_J._Foster,_Jr.

So was his grandfather, who was also a Louisiana governor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphy_J._Foster


15 posted on 04/24/2012 12:04:10 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: WKUHilltopper

The “Napoleonic Code” is a bit foreign to me, but I’ve always found folks from LA are good people.

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The Code Napoleon is foreign to Louisiana as well. The basis of civil law in Louisiana is the Code Civil of 1808, and subsequent iterations of the Civil Code. Fun topic, reaching back to Louis XIV and the Roman Republic. Sadly contaminated by Anglo-American common law influences and decadent juridical moles operating out of an effete, arrogant and decadent law school in New Orleans. I am half joking about decadent juridical moles. Well, maybe 27% joking.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 12:08:58 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: CFIIIMEIATP737

So you are back in my Texas? Longview or Marshall?


17 posted on 04/24/2012 12:19:42 PM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: abb

Actually, Murphy J. “Mike” Foster, Jr. was from Franklin, LA, south and east of Morgan City.

Ah! I remember that now. I had double checked this site to make sure he is still alive (I hope he is still enjoying a sportsman’s life) and they attributed Shreveport as his birthplace.

http://www.nga.org/cms/home/governors/past-governors-bios/page_louisiana/col2-content/main-content-list/title_foster_mike.html

Good man. One of the few I liked as much after the election and time in office as I did before.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 12:21:34 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Psalm 144

Ahhh...thanks. The 27% comment was pretty funny too!


19 posted on 04/24/2012 12:21:52 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

All that said about Jindal, I still voted for him last year, as I did in 2007. And you are quite correct about his pro-life and pro-family stance, which I think he’s quite sincere about.

But if you were to rate him on a conservatism scale of 1 to 10, with Ronald Reagan approaching a 10, Mittens a 2.2, George Bush a 4.5, Newt a 6.9, Perry a 5.7, Vitter a 9.0, I would rate Jindal a 6 or 7.

That’s just my opinion, though.


20 posted on 04/24/2012 12:28:48 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: jwb0581

I mostly agree with the previous poster. Shreveport is a lot more like East Texas than it is like Southern Louisiana. More conservative socially. Crime is HORRIBLE in certain neighborhoods and therefore drives the crime stats of Shreveport up, however, if you stay out of those areas it’s a very safe place to be.

710 is a good station. Almost all the hosts are conservative. Griffon is just an ego-maniac though. His hatred of Jindal is mostly because he expected to be a large influence on policy and he really hasn’t been. Jindal has done a great job as compared to Blanco who he replaced. Just ignore that blow hard when it comes to anything he says about Jindal. He gets it right on most of the others though.


21 posted on 04/24/2012 12:32:29 PM PDT by shreve884
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To: carjic

Welcome to Northwest Louisiana. I have lived and worked in the Shreveport area for many years, and am now retired in DeSoto Parish. You will find the business climate in Shreveport/Bossier to be very robust. Many of the horror stories regarding employment and business decline you hear in the national news simply do not apply here — the Shreveport area is thriving.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 12:33:53 PM PDT by JABit
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To: carjic

One other thing to beware of - The (Shreveport) Times, the local Gannett rag. Full of the typical screeching liberals that infect Gannett newspapers nationwide.

Occasionally, a conservative local columnist will be allowed to opine.

There is one exception, Vickie Wellborn, one of the best local government (along with your’s truly) reporters in the state. She knows what to look for at city council, school board, and police jury (county commission) meetings.

Other than her, believe nothing published in that paper.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 12:35:36 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: carjic

May I too welcome you to Louisiana. We are a conservative state, but in the larger cities there is a concentration of grasshoppers. Ants are scattered all over our state. Your conservative views are welcomed so please feel at home.

As for Moon Griffon, he is quick to criticize, condemn and complain, but he rarely offers any solutions to the problems he focuses on. In the case of Gov. Jindal, he (Griffon) loves to hide behind his friend C. B. Forgottson. Moon lets C. B. do a lot of his dirty work.

Griffon is also a hypocrite. He bemoans about all the taxes that we pay while at the same time he has as one of his major sponsors a solar panel company. This solar panel seller provides ads on Moon’s show that let us all know that 80% of the cost of the panels will be paid for by the state (50%) and the feds (30%). The state and feds are none other than we taxpayers. So as far as Griffon is concerned, it is acceptable for our tax money to be squandered as long as he gets his share in the form of a sponsorship.

Moon is quick to call Gov. Jindal a hypocrite, but Moon should not throw stones as long as he is living in the glass house.

So, we conservatives in Louisiana are apparently stuck with The Moon Griffon Show until someone better and smarter comes along. I am surprised that is is taking so long for his replacement to surface. The “better and smarter” bar is actually set rather low in Moon’s case. Personally I can’t wait.


24 posted on 04/24/2012 12:41:59 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: carjic

I’m also a South Texan, Corpus Christi. I’m in industrial construction and heavy maintenance and have worked the old Pennsoil-Atlas plant in Shreveport twice. I now live about 90 miles south of you on the Texas side.

As for a place in the area to live... Shreveport proper had a lot of white flight a generation or so back. “Progressive” Democrats took over the city government. I’d look out around Cross Lake in the Greenwood area. Bossier City isn’t bad, but is really a mostly military town with both the good and bad that comes with it. The Lake is nicer and quieter and has (had?) good schools.

Go over to Bossier City to “Ralph & Kakoo’s and order the Mahi Mahi smothered in Hollandaise and Grilled Shrimp. The older nice Restaurant in Shreveport I liked was closed down last time I went through.

Get a bass boat... good recreation and likely as not your clients will be out there with you. There are a lot of nice lakes in the area on both sides of the boarder. Hunting and shooting are also popular there.


25 posted on 04/24/2012 1:07:41 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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Welcome carjic! I’m about an hour west of you in Longview. You’ll like it around here. Be sure to check out nearby Caddo Lake.


26 posted on 04/24/2012 1:34:06 PM PDT by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: carjic
During Jindal's first run against Blanco (which Jindal lost), and in Jindal's second run, Moon Griffon gave Jindal pretty much all the air time he wanted, and Jindal used it to good effect. For some reason, after Jindal took office he has declined to come on Griffon's show. Moon took it personally and has for several years now, trashed Jindal every opportunity he gets.

Other than that, Moon is pretty conservative.

27 posted on 04/24/2012 1:39:29 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: carjic
Transplanted from Texas (work related),been here now for 11 years. Don't go to the big cities, except for the special foods you will find. Get out to the country folks,ask around they will tell you where to go. Music, food, dance and true heart felt welcome....Trust me on this. They will send to you some (holes in the Wall),just be sure you pick wisely.Live in Mandeville...great place if you got kids,good schools, law and order, great choice of any food you make like.
28 posted on 04/24/2012 2:43:49 PM PDT by VF-51vnv
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To: carjic

I guess I was not clear. My fault. I did not need help with my business. I was just trying to figure out politics here. I don’t know a sole here so there was no one to ask. Business is good. But thanks


29 posted on 04/24/2012 3:05:49 PM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
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Probably one of the most conservative legislators in Baton Rouge.

http://senate.la.gov/Peacock/

Senator Barrow Peacock - District 37
Welcome to the webpage for Senate District 37, Shreveport-Bossier.


30 posted on 04/24/2012 3:10:03 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: carjic

“I was just trying to figure out politics here.”

Independent, unique, outspoken and energetic. Louisianans do many things very well. Conformity is not one of them, however.


31 posted on 04/24/2012 3:50:15 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: abb
"Actually, Murphy J. “Mike” Foster, Jr. was from Franklin, LA, south and east of Morgan City."

Franklin is North and West of Morgan City.

32 posted on 04/24/2012 6:21:39 PM PDT by Uncle Sham
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To: carjic

Welcome to a great place my friend. Try excursions to Cajun country and you will not be disappointed. Louisiana is basically three places in one, The rest of the South (northern Louisiana), Nova Scotia, France and Spain on the Bayou (Cajun country), and Paris on the cheap (New Orleans). Sprinkled along the Mississippi River and many of the South Louisiana bayous you’ll find remains of the old South still on view at the plantation homes which have been restored and opened to the public. Festivals galore as well. In all, quite a mix of things to do and places to see. Enjoy!


33 posted on 04/24/2012 6:36:39 PM PDT by Uncle Sham
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To: Uncle Sham

Just reading your post makes me miss particular places and people.


34 posted on 04/24/2012 6:49:35 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: carjic

Longview


35 posted on 04/24/2012 7:25:43 PM PDT by CFIIIMEIATP737
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To: abb

Thank you for your answers.


36 posted on 04/25/2012 9:12:47 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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