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Bid to recall Jindal fails miserably short, with 55 of needed 908,000 signatures
Associated Press/nola.com ^ | July 01, 2011

Posted on 07/03/2011 4:38:19 PM PDT by BBell

BATON ROUGE -- An effort started six months ago to recall Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal has fizzled, but the Opelousas man behind the petition will continue trying to oust the governor by running against him this fall.

Ron Ceasar would have needed to gather more than 908,000 verified signatures by early next week to get a recall election against Jindal. Fewer than five dozen have been registered with the Louisiana secretary of state's office.

"We would need all of them by the deadline set. We have only 55 at present, and the deadline is July 5th," Sailor Jackson, a spokesman for Secretary of State Tom Schedler, said Friday.

No one has ever successfully gathered enough signatures to get a recall election scheduled against a statewide or parishwide official in Louisiana.

A full-time Ph.D. student at Southern University, Ceasar said he and his supporters brought in more signatures than what is on file with the secretary of state's office, but he acknowledged the recall election won't happen.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bobbyjindal; jindal; louisiana; recall
Ceasar is a 58-year-old full-time Ph.D. student at Southern University. In other words a professional student leach/bum.
1 posted on 07/03/2011 4:38:28 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

First thing he needs to do is to change his name, from Ron Ceasar to Ron Caesar.


2 posted on 07/03/2011 4:40:59 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BBell

Sounds like he went looking for his signatures among the PDS crowd. Really effective and powerful, that bunch.... /sarc


3 posted on 07/03/2011 4:41:09 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: BBell

I’m sure he will get right on using his Ph.D. to figure out a way to blame this on the “bitter clingers.”


4 posted on 07/03/2011 4:46:00 PM PDT by matt04
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To: BBell

“a professional student leach/bum.”

I was wondering how it was possible for him to find more than 55 winos to make their mark on a petition. Too lazy to cheat, eh?


5 posted on 07/03/2011 4:56:41 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks BBell.
the Opelousas man behind the petition will continue trying to oust the governor by running against him this fall
from the "Gift That Keeps On Giving" desk.


6 posted on 07/03/2011 4:57:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: BBell

The “I didn’t get my way so I want a do over” crowd faces a pretty high hurdle here in Michigan as well. I don’t doubt they’ll get plenty of signatures to recall Rick Snyder but they’ve still got to get them past our new secretary of state who made a name for herself by fighting ACORN and fake tea party fraud.

In other words, they have to get real verifiable signatures.


7 posted on 07/03/2011 4:57:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: BBell

55 of 908,000

Now THAT’S funny.


8 posted on 07/03/2011 5:00:33 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: BBell
Ceasar is a 58-year-old full-time Ph.D. student at Southern University.

Sounds like a real go-getter, 58 and not ready to leave the nest yet.

9 posted on 07/03/2011 5:04:05 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Windflier

As far as he knew EVERYONE wanted Jindal out. This shows how out of touch with people outside academia he is.


10 posted on 07/03/2011 5:05:11 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: BBell

no union muscle in LA like there is in wisconsin.


11 posted on 07/03/2011 5:08:59 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: BBell

55 signatures? You’d think they’d find more than that just from liberal staff at LSU!


12 posted on 07/03/2011 5:09:46 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: BBell

His future is ... behind him. Unless he’s already had a career and taken early retirement, I wonder what his retirement plans look like? Sponging off the government, I’m guessing.


13 posted on 07/03/2011 5:13:03 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: BBell

As usual the worms are coming out.


14 posted on 07/03/2011 5:13:28 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BBell

How much more of a loser can there be than a 58-year old full-time PhD student?


15 posted on 07/03/2011 5:15:46 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: BBell
...but the Opelousas man behind the petition will continue trying to oust the governor by running against him this fall.

And then his name recognition will shoot up to about 500 or so. From obscurity, to obscurity, with no stops in between...

16 posted on 07/03/2011 5:24:01 PM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: BBell

Why is this even a news story?


17 posted on 07/03/2011 5:27:24 PM PDT by kabar
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To: BBell

18 posted on 07/03/2011 5:30:51 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: kabar

Because it’s funny. Bet Rush will even spend some time on it.

It’s always a good thing to mock the Leftists.


19 posted on 07/03/2011 5:32:45 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: SuziQ

Do you perchance have a link to the story behind that pic? I’m fascinated..


20 posted on 07/03/2011 5:36:13 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: samtheman
Yes, usually you can get a few thousand for anyone in government.
21 posted on 07/03/2011 5:51:34 PM PDT by Daralundy
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To: BBell
...Ceasar said the recall petition helped him gain attention and supporters All 55? encouraged him to run against the governor. "I have statewide name recognition right now Smoked the Hope'ium Pipe, again?. It might not be comparable to the governor, but they're familiar of me being chair of the recall petition campaign," said Ceasar, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 1994.
22 posted on 07/03/2011 5:58:26 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: ken5050

Nah, I just did a Google Image Search for “Epic Fail”, because that Fail was Epic. ;o)


23 posted on 07/03/2011 5:58:36 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Guess the pilot couldn’t parallel park..(g)


24 posted on 07/03/2011 6:00:15 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: haroldeveryman

Same here. 55 can’t be be that hard but he may have already reached the limits of cheating to get to 908,000.


25 posted on 07/03/2011 6:00:43 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012)
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To: The Cajun
Sounds like a real go-getter, 58 and not ready to leave the nest yet.

Tread lightly there, me bucko. I'm 52 and a 'non-traditional' college student who finished 28 years in the military, raised 3 daughters, put one through college, and now I'm trying to finish my Masters degree. It ain't easy working full time and taking evening/weekend courses.

26 posted on 07/03/2011 6:14:10 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: JimRed

They must not have tried very hard, I could get 55 signatures to recall Harry Truman, or Peter Pan.


27 posted on 07/03/2011 6:24:21 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: BBell

I would have thought he could have gotten that many at a Klan rally. Perhaps he should try dropping in on a few with his Southern U. sticker on his car.


28 posted on 07/03/2011 6:32:45 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: BBell

They got 55 signatures? ROTFL!!!! I wonder how many packs of smokes each signature cost them.


29 posted on 07/03/2011 6:39:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: trebb
......From obscurity, to obscurity, with no stops in between...

Thanks. I laughed out loud when I read that. I will be using it in the future.

30 posted on 07/03/2011 6:41:06 PM PDT by HusbandMan
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To: Balding_Eagle

I think it is news because it is against a Republican.


31 posted on 07/03/2011 6:44:17 PM PDT by kabar
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To: BBell

And of those 55 signatures, four were from the same family:

Donald
Huey
Louie
Dewey


32 posted on 07/03/2011 6:58:04 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: BBell

55 out of 908,000. Epic fail.


33 posted on 07/03/2011 7:08:29 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: BBell

Southern University (a HBC) is not noted for intellectual rigor. While I was a manager at IBM in the early 1990s I had a woman who supposedly had a computer science degree from Southern in my department. One day one of my team leads was putting together a presentation and she asked the woman to go calculate the percentages of work done of work required for about ten different work items. When the woman didn’t return in half an hour with the results of this two minute job, the team lead went looking for her and found that she hadn’t done anything at all. When she asked her why, the woman told her she didn’t know how to calculate percentages. I would never hire a Southern University graduate.


34 posted on 07/03/2011 7:15:25 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (The original "Cash for Clunkers" program: the DNC Campaign fund)
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To: BBell

“At the time the petition was filed, Ceasar listed his wife as vice chair, but she later said she wasn’t involved with the effort.”

Bwahahahaha!


35 posted on 07/03/2011 7:18:22 PM PDT by texpat72 (<><)
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To: ken5050

Google N366PX, you’ll see info about the crew failing to set parking brake after use, during the night it just sorta wandered into a culvert.


36 posted on 07/03/2011 7:28:47 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Traveler59
It ain't easy working full time and taking evening/weekend courses.

I doubt Ron Ceasar is doing it your way. From the full article, it sounds like he has a lot of time on his hands when not in school. (Also sounds like a liberal flake.)

Hope you have success getting the Masters.

37 posted on 07/03/2011 7:55:49 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: samtheman

I ROFL! “...fails... short...” Bwaaa ha ha ha ha!

More of this, please, dimowits.

The dope and pocket change crowd are losing faith fast.


38 posted on 07/03/2011 8:11:24 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: kabar

Jindal has made a lot of tough decisions in trying to balance the budget in Louisiana. By doing this he made a good number of enemies by cutting down funding for the public universities. This Ceasar guy made a whole lot of noise here locally and received a lot of free press when he announced very publicly he was going to have Jindal recalled. I guess it did not work out well for him. That is why it’s news.


39 posted on 07/03/2011 9:49:48 PM PDT by BBell
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To: diogenes ghost

Thanks


40 posted on 07/04/2011 7:59:03 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: BBell

I was a full-time graduate student working on my PhD, long ago. I paid for it with money saved during my twelve-year stint working for Big Pharma.

You sound undereducated and envious.


41 posted on 07/04/2011 9:55:43 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: samtheman

Ironic too — the Declaration of Independence had 56.


42 posted on 07/04/2011 10:28:36 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: samtheman

Ironic too — the Declaration of Independence had 56.


43 posted on 07/04/2011 10:28:42 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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