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  • Breeder involved in mating that produced killer Houma 'pit bull' denies wrongdoing

    04/09/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | April 09, 2014 | Robert McClendon
    The breeder whose dog sired Niko, the 130-pound dog who killed a 4-year-old Houma girl in March, says his animal is being wrongly blamed. "I know everyone is blaming Kimbo, and I don't think it's right," said Gustavo Castro, a California man, in a conversation via Facebook messenger. Kimbo, famous in the world of XL American bully breeding, was Niko's father. After Niko's attack, several other owners of Kimbo's progeny said in online forums that their dogs were also unstable. One man, Zach Dank, said his Kimbo son attacked him, breaking his forearm and tearing through the muscle. He said...
  • LA: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Enhanced Mandatory Sentencing for Gun Possession

    04/09/2014 8:36:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2012, the voters of Louisiana approved a constitutional amendment to the state Constitution that removed the constitutional provision that gave the State the power to regulate concealed weapons.   It added the requirement that the court use the strongest level of judicial review, strict scrutiny, for Amendment 2 cases.   There is a a good discussion of the history behind this amendment at the Volokh Conspiracy, by David Kopel.  The amendment passed with over 73 percent of the vote. The court has already upheld bans on the possession of handguns by minors without parental approval and on felons on...
  • Abortion restrictions pass 85-6 out of Louisiana House

    03/31/2014 6:26:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | March 31, 2014 | Julia O'Donoghue
    The Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill 85-6 Monday afternoon that would restrict access to abortion services in the state. The legislation, which generated no discussion or questions on the House floor, now heads to the Louisiana Senate. Similar laws passed in other states have been used to shut down several abortion providers around the country. Abortion rights advocates have said the proposal, if approved, would immediately close three of Louisiana's five abortion clinics. Only two facilities in the Shreveport area would be able to meet the new requirements laid out in the bill. Gov. Bobby Jindal, Department...
  • LA:Intruder calls 911 after getting shot during break-in attempt

    03/31/2014 6:18:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 24 March, 2013 | Nick Gremillion
    The victim called the Sheriff’s Office around 8:39 p.m. and explained that he had shot at an intruder. Shortly afterward, the Sheriff received a 911 call from Prince who said he had been shot near the victim’s home.
  • Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office asked for help with feral hogs eating up West Bank levees

    03/30/2014 10:02:32 AM PDT · by BBell · 34 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | March 27, 2014 | Andrea Shaw
    Feral hogs continue to feast on West Bank levees, prompting the authority responsible for 100 miles of flood protection to seek help from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Major damage has been reported along the V-line levee south of Marrero as well as to structures in Jean Lafitte National and Bayou Segnette State parks."It's a lot of work to keep repairing the same thing three days later. You go back out there and they tear it up. It's costing the parish a lot of money,'' Chris Muscarello, operations superintendent of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Authority-West said.In the worst-case scenarios, the...
  • 4-year-old La. girl killed by 'monster' family pit bull; mom hospitalized

    03/30/2014 9:37:17 AM PDT · by BBell · 98 replies ^ | March 26, 2014 | Deborah Hastings
    Little Mia Derouen, who would have turned 5 next week, died from face and head injuries after the family dog attacked her as she watched TV. Her mom dragged off the beast and barricaded herself and Mia in a bedroom while screaming for help. A little girl in Louisiana was killed by her family’s pit bull, despite her mother’s frantic efforts to drag away the dog. Mia Derouen, whose 5th birthday was next week, suffered severe facial, body and head injuries from Tuesday night’s horrendous attack and died at a nearby hospital, Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis told WWL-TV.
  • Moviegoers Are Thinking Things Over After Earthquake Hits During 'Noah'

    03/29/2014 6:37:20 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 27 replies
    The Wire ^ | 3/29/14 | Adam Chandler
    No major injuries were reported after a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck near Los Angeles last night. Beyond word of property damage, power outages, and general anxiety—there were dozens of reported aftershocks—moviegoers, especially those who saw the biblically-themed "Noah," were a little shaken up.
  • Huge Quake, So Cal

    03/28/2014 9:13:36 PM PDT · by Yogafist · 110 replies
    None | Now | Self
    Just had a very large violent quake here in So Cal. Scary.
  • 'Shrimp Boy' a Focus in Senator Leland Yee's SF Guns Scandal

    03/28/2014 3:23:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 3/28/14
    California State Sen. Leland Yee and his campaign consultant Keith Jackson were arrested Wednesday alongside longtime criminal Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow during an FBI raid in San Francisco's Chinatown district that also netted several members of the Ghee Kung Tong gang. The Associated Press reported that the federal charges, which allege the California lawmaker accepted money and campaign donations in exchange for providing official favors and helping broker an arms deal, cast harsh light on Chinatown's tight-knit network of fraternal organizations and one of its most shadowy characters, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. Beneath the strings of red paper lanterns and...
  • LA Senate: (exempt) Mary Landrieu a no show at event promoting Obamacare (Sebelius visit)

    03/22/2014 2:41:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 3/21/14 | demouser
    **SNIP** Guess who decided to skip out on the event? Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), even though the Senate was not in session and no committee meetings were on the books, according to the chamber calendar. Bayou Buzz pointed out that Landrieu wasn’t mentioned on the official schedule sent out by HHS, nor was there any mention of her in The Times-Picayune’s coverage of the event.
  • Former Gov., ex-convict (RAT felon) Edwin Edwards to run for Congress

    03/18/2014 2:18:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/17/14 | Dana Davidsen
    (CNN) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards said Monday he's running for the state's 6th Congressional district. Edwards, who was released from federal prison three years ago after serving nearly a decade on charges of racketeering, conspiracy and extortion, made the announcement at a Press Club meeting in Baton Rouge. "I acknowledge that there are good reasons why I should not run. I know that, but there are better reasons why I should and good reasons have to give way to better reasons and therefore, I will be a candidate for congress in the sixth congressional district this year," Edwards...
  • The Senate race that worries Democrats most (The still exempt LA RAT Mary Landrieu)

    03/17/2014 4:52:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/17/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) has been near the top of the list of the most vulnerable senators facing reelection since day one of the 2014 election cycle. But notable developments in recent weeks suggest her seat is increasingly at risk of falling into Republican hands. Republican groups have blitzed Landrieu over the airwaves while she has gotten limited cover from Democratic allies; polls show she is locked in a close race against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R); and now, Landrieu is reserving $2.6 million in airtime between April and June, an apparent recognition that the cascade of opposition ads has forced...
  • Anyone feel that earthquake?

    03/07/2014 8:30:06 PM PST · by Yaelle · 34 replies
    The trembling ground ^ | 03/07/14 | Self
    Near Marina del Rey in Los Angeles just a few mins ago. 3.2. Anyone else feel it? Tried to get my sons away from the video gaming and into a doorway, but they couldn't be bothered.
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • 3 huge cities flirting with bankruptcy (NYC, Chicago, LA)

    03/03/2014 4:18:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/03/14 | Karen Riccio
    Detroit's looming bankruptcy is making news again, this time focusing on current restructuring plans aimed to wipe out $18 billion in debt by axing pension checks of city retirees, including police and fire. Massive long-term retirement and healthcare promises were by no means solely responsible for the city's fall, but these massive pensions coupled with a tax base weakened by high unemployment and housing vacancies caused the budget to bleed out quicker. The Michigan city may be the most recent victim of bankruptcy, but many of the 61 largest U.S. cities have adopted the same retirement legacy leading to $118...
  • Playmates on Parade a Metairie neighborhood tradition

    03/02/2014 12:05:26 PM PST · by BBell · 14 replies Times-Picayune ^ | 3/2/14 | Elaine Binder
    Growing up in the New Orleans area, there are certain Mardi Gras rites of passage that we have all enjoyed as children.
  • LA Gang Members Join the Fray in Syria – Fighting Alongside Regime (Video)

    03/02/2014 11:12:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/1/14 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Los Angeles gang members have joined the fray in Syria. The gang-bangers are reportedly fighting alongside the regime forces.</p> <p>MEMRI posted the transcript.</p> <p>A video-clip recently posted on the Internet shows two Armenian Power gang members from Los Angeles fighting in Syria. One of them, Wino Ayee Peeyakan, also posted a picture of himself in Hizbullah garb on his Facebook page.</p>
  • Does High-Tech Dragnet to Deport Immigrants Go Too Far?

    02/28/2014 12:41:42 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    When Erlin Gomez saw police officers in front of his apartment complex on the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2013, he parked his car and considered his options. Gomez suspected the cluster of cops and unmarked cars blocking the gate to the heavily Latino complex was a checkpoint, designed to catch undocumented immigrants. In Jefferson Parish, a county just outside New Orleans, such encounters with local police and federal immigration agents had become common, according to Gomez and many in the growing immigrant community. But Gomez, a 28-year-old undocumented immigrant from Honduras who arrived in Louisiana in 2006, had to take...
  • Sandy Koufax Gets Nailed By An Ethier Foul Ball

    02/21/2014 5:35:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    GLENDALE, Ariz. ( – Los Angeles Dodgers great Sandy Koufax was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Andre Ethier during batting practice.Koufax was standing in the bullpen down the third base line when he was hit Friday. The 78-year-old was struck on the forehead, but told reporters as he walked off the field that he was fine.
  • (Exempt Mary) Landrieu’s gavel comes with risks

    02/14/2014 4:04:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/14 | Alexandra Jaffe, Laura Barron-Lopez
    Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-La.) new powers as chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee could end up being a double-edged sword for her already-difficult reelection chances. The Bayou Democrat took over the plum post on Wednesday evening, which could allow her to push legislation popular back home that boosts the oil industry, all while distancing herself from an unpopular President Obama. But it also raises the pressure on her to deliver for home-state constituents. If she falters, her pitch risks ringing hollow as voters questions her ability to deliver. Republicans like Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere are already pledging...
  • Vitter Introduces Bill to Put American Citizens Ahead of Illegal Immigrants

    02/06/2014 2:55:25 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 43 replies ^ | February 5, 2014 | U.S. Sen. David Vitter
    Vitter Introduces Bill to Put American Citizens Ahead of Illegal Immigrants for In-State College Tuition (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today introduced legislation to close the current loophole that allows illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition. Many states have used a loophole granting illegal immigrants in-state tuition if they graduated from an in-state high school. “Some of our nation’s highest unemployment rates are among recent college graduates, and we should be supporting policies that help American students get an opportunity to go to college and compete for good jobs,” said Vitter. “American students should always come first....
  • Catholic archbishop leads boycott of businesses building Planned Parenthood abortion facility

    02/06/2014 7:23:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Johanna Dasteel
    NEW ORLEANS, LA, February 5, 2014 ( – The Archdiocese of New Orleans plans to do more than simply oppose the construction of a new $4.2 million Planned Parenthood abortion facility in the Big Easy. The archdiocese has announced it will boycott all businesses that in any way participate in or facilitate its erection. Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond made the announcement in a letter to his diocese January 27. Archbishop Gregory Aymond In the archdiocesan newspaper The Clarion Herald, the archbishop wrote, “Every person and organization involved in the acquisition, preparation and construction of this or any abortion facility… are...
  • (LA) Archbishop Aymond’s Boycott: “We Cannot Cooperate With Evil”

    02/05/2014 3:07:10 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | February 5, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    From the Archdiocese of New Orleans comes one of the most effective anti-abortion protests to date.Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond On January 27, Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans published a letter in the Clarion-Herald, the Archdiocesan newspaper, which has been distributed in every Catholic church in the metropolitan area. In it, Archbishop Aymond announces that the Archdiocese of New Orleans will boycott any person or business who plays a role in helping to erect a new Planned Parenthood facility on Claiborne Avenue.Proposed site – Claiborne Avenue Planned Parenthood clinic The planned $4.2 million, 7,000- to 8,000-square-foot facility would, according...
  • LA:Burglar shot in attempted armed robbery and home invasion

    02/02/2014 7:00:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    2 February, 2014 | NA
    Authorities say a man walked into the home, armed with a gun, and demanded that the two women inside to give him money and valuables. Some point during the ordeal the oldest resident, a 63 years old woman, found her gun and shot the robber in the upper body. After being shot the suspect took off on foot, but passed out in a neighbor's yard. (snip) Shreveport police have connected the 16 year old to a previous burglary of the residence that occurred in mid December of last year.
  • Cantor in a pickle on voting rights

    01/20/2014 3:54:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    The bill also includes a sweetener for Virginians. Under the old provisions shot down by the Supreme Court, the Old Dominion was one of nine states with histories of voter discrimination required to get federal approval before they changed their election procedures. Under the new proposal – which aims to update the formula dictating which states are subject to the extra scrutiny – only four states would be forced to seek such approval. Virginia is not among them. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), a long-time voting rights champion and a lead sponsor of the updated protections, noted Thursday that Rep. Spencer...
  • California bartenders must now wear GLOVES under new state law

    01/16/2014 1:59:40 PM PST · by matt04 · 33 replies
    Los Angeles bartenders have been told they must wear gloves when making drinks from now on, thanks to the introduction of a new food safety law. Like chefs, bartenders have to wear gloves or use other utensils and are not allowed to touch ice, fruit garnishes or anything else that goes directly into your glass. Changes to the California Retail Food Code went into effect at the beginning of 2014. Chefs have also been banned from touching certain foods with their bare hands including sushi, bread, deli meats and fresh fruit and vegetables. Bartender Matthew Biancaniello says he has experimented...
  • LA To Receive Up To $500M As White House ‘Promise Zone’

    01/08/2014 1:02:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies ^ | January 8, 2014 9:40 AM | Pete Demetriou
    The city of Los Angeles could receive as much as $500 million in grant money over the next decade under a federal program to fight poverty and improve quality of life, according to reports. Under the Promise Zone initiative, LA and four other regions across the United States have been selected as part of the Obama Administration’s plan to combat high poverty in American communities, White House officials announced Wednesday. The initiative, which was first announced in President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union speech, is designed to bolster partnerships between local businesses and their community “to create jobs, increase...
  • There's Now a Burrito Vending Machine in L.A.

    01/07/2014 3:48:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon., Jan. 6 2014 | Anna Roth
    <p>The future could be lurking in a corner of a 24-hour Mobil station on Santa Monica Boulevard. At least that's the first location of the new burrito vending machine, BurritoBox, which seems like a legit (though probably misguided) enterprise and not a hoax. An intrepid Reddit user claims to have tried the thing and describes it as "like a gourmet frozen burrito without the s****y texture you get from the microwave." Details on the website are scarce, but per an Instagram video it appears that the machine dispenses Evol burritos in flavors like chicken and rice, shredded beef, and bacon, egg, and cheese. Add-ons like sour cream and guacamole come in separate containers, implying that the burritos are pre-made -- so in actuality it might be more like a really big, orange microwave.</p>
  • Kenner man dies in custody after swallowing cocaine, police say

    01/04/2014 5:18:25 PM PST · by BBell · 10 replies | The Times-Picayune | January 04, 2014 | Juliet Linderman
    A man who swallowed an unspecified amount of cocaine after he was arrested during a traffic stop died in custody, according to the Kenner Police Department. At approximately 1:50 a.m. Saturday, 25-year-old Kenner resident Joshua Adams was stopped by a police officer who noticed what appeared to be an altered temporary license plate on Adams' vehicle. After removing Adams from the car, police say the officer observed the man chewing on a white, powdery substance believed to be cocaine. The officer arrested Adams, who also had an outstanding attachment for his arrest, and took him to the Kenner Police Jail...
  • Tea party group to take on (exempt) Sen. Landrieu

    01/02/2014 5:22:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    WWL ^ | 1/02/13
    A national tea party-allied group is setting up a local chapter in Louisiana. Americans for Prosperity announced the creation of a Louisiana-specific effort Thursday, with the launch of a TV ad criticizing Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu for her support of the federal health care law.
  • ACLU backs down in Louisiana nativity scene case

    08/14/2005 8:13:58 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 42 replies · 1,348+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund ^ | Friday, August 12, 2005, 11:38 AM | unknown
    BENTON, La. - In a settlement agreement negotiated by attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union will no longer pursue its legal attack upon the Bossier Parish School District. ADF attorneys represent the district. One of the district's schools displayed a nativity scene during the Christmas season of 2003 and has allowed other forms of religious expression on campus. This prompted the ACLU to file suit against the district and school officials. "The ACLU's case was going nowhere fast," said Mike Johnson, an ADF attorney based in Shreveport. "Stockwell Place Elementary School's display of a creche...
  • Covington police officer who arrested football referees suspended, demoted

    12/31/2013 2:29:17 PM PST · by BBell · 20 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | December 30, 2013 | Robert Rhoden
    A Covington police officer who arrested two referees during a high school football game in October, igniting a firestorm of controversy, has been suspended without pay for 10 working days and demoted from lieutenant to sergeant, Police Chief Tim Lentz announced. The officer, Stephen Short, must pass a fitness-for-duty evaluation before he can return to work, Lentz said. The disciplinary action is effective Monday (Dec. 30). In accordance with Civil Service rules, Short has 15 days to file an appeal to the Civil Service Board. Lentz and Covington Mayor Mike Cooper said in a joint statement: "When an officer uses...
  • Charlie Daniels to Piers Morgan: 'You Wouldn't Last Five Minutes' in the Duck Dynasty Swamps

    12/23/2013 9:22:14 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies ^ | december 21, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Charlie Daniels has had enough of CNN's Piers Morgan attacking Americans he doesn't agree with. After Morgan said about Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson via Twitter Thursday, "[T]he 1st Amendment shouldn't protect vile bigots," Daniels scolded the arrogant Brit Friday with a series of tweets that began, "Piers Morgan why don't you go back to England and straighten it out before you try to change the United States of America":
  • Fears multiply amid surge in deportations

    12/22/2013 7:51:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    Worcester Telegram ^ | December 22, 2013 | Julia Preston THE NEW YORK TIMES
    NEW ORLEANS — Karen Sandoval's promising life in this city fell apart in one day last summer when she went to buy school supplies for her two daughters. Sandoval, a Honduran immigrant here illegally, was riding with the man her girls have always called their father. Immigration agents, seeing a dilapidated car, pulled them over. They released Sandoval but detained her partner, a Nicaraguan also here illegally, and he was soon deported. Now Sandoval, 28, is grieving her loss and scrambling to support her children without her partner, Enrique Morales, and the income from his thriving flooring business. She sees...
  • (Exempt) Sen. Mary Landrieu's Obamacare chutzpah: James Varney

    12/21/2013 5:13:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NOLA ^ | 12/20/13 | James Varney
    **SNIP** Today, judging by her recent television ads and press releases, Landrieu's approach is more, shall we say, nuanced. If I follow her correctly (and, as The Wall Street Journal noted Friday, what Landrieu says is not an indication of what she does), her current position is this: Obamacare is a great progressive step she would vote for again, and only greedy bigots who want people dying in the street oppose it. However, it hasn't gotten off to a great start and a number of its bedrock claims have proved mendacious, so she is going to step forward, champion the...
  • Mary Landrieu's Career Depends on Winning a Numbers Game (and the math might not save her this time)

    12/18/2013 4:06:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/17/13 | Alex Roarty
    **SNIP** "We now have a situation where you have an unpopular president on the downside and a senator who has no independence from him," said Brad Todd, a GOP consultant who twice worked on campaigns against the senator. "Mary is a tough campaigner, she campaigns vigorously, she's charismatic, she's experienced at tough races. However, she has never had to run with an anvil around her neck. She will have to do that this time." Landrieu's own position on Obamacare reflects the tension between competing demands. Earlier this year, she gave the Affordable Care Act a bear hug. She repeatedly said...
  • The Woman Who Never Gave Up: The Life of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

    12/18/2013 12:38:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 2013 | Jeanne Kun
    The Woman Who Never Gave Up The Life of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne By: Jeanne Kun Kaskasia, Michigamea, Cahokia—strange-sounding Indian names peppered the priest’s conversation as he sat in the Duchesnes’ study in France and told of his work in far away North America.As young Philippine listened to Father Jean-Baptist Aubert, a new desire began to burn in her heart: to be a missionary among the Native Americans. Little did she realize that it would take more than sixty years for her dream to be fulfilled. Many thwarted hopes and deferred dreams marked the long course of her life,...
  • At South L.A. mall, a Claus with quite an effect

    12/16/2013 7:37:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 16, 2013 | Angel Jennings
    Dressed in a red Santa suit, white beard and rimless glasses balanced on his nose, Langston Patterson sits on a velvet couch and waits for his adoring fans. Some call first to make sure he will be there. They come from Palmdale, Thousand Oaks and San Bernardino, driving past many shopping malls with Santas, but none that look like him.
  • LA Senate: Landrieu’s revisionist history on Obamacare’s canceled health plans

    12/14/2013 12:04:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 12/12/13 | Jason Pye
    **SNIP** “[T]hose individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan,” declared Landrieu from the Senate floor in December 2009. “This is a very accurate description of this bill before us.” When the millions of health plan cancellations became part of the narrative about the law, Landrieu tried to spin her promise, telling The Weekly Standard that “[w]e said when we passed [Obamacare], ‘If you had insurance that was good insurance that you wanted to keep it, you could keep it.’” Landrieu never said that during the debate on Obamacare. President Obama never...
  • Wife of soon-to-be deported Mexican decries New Orleans immigration enforcement

    12/12/2013 5:56:03 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies ^ | December 11, 2013 | Benjamin Alexander-Bloch
    After the guilty plea and felony conviction of her husband, and anticipating his deportation back to Mexico, Matilde Gayosso-Martinez, 35, on Wednesday (Dec. 11) decried the effects that such immigration enforcement has on families. She asked, while hand-in-hand with her two pastors at First Grace United Methodist Church on Canal Street, for Congress to pass immigration reform. Her husband, Juan Pelcastre-Garrido, 40, pleaded guilty last week in federal court to a felony gun charge after his April arrest in a home in the 2800 block of Pakenham Drive in Chalmette. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. sentenced Pelcastre to time...
  • Sen. Landrieu's re-election campaign to begin 2014 advertising (Obamacare not mentioned)

    12/10/2013 4:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NOLA ^ | 12/10/13 | Bruce Alpert
    **SNIP** The Landrieu aide would not say whether the ads will be positive -- presenting the case for giving Landrieu a 4th Senate term -- or negative - attacks on Republicans and/or her top GOP opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge. It's also possible the ads can provide a combination of positive and negative messages. Politico said that a source familiar with the "air war" informed its reporter of the planned Landrieu ads, which are expected to run in Baton Rouge, Alexandria and Lafayette starting Wednesday.
  • Senator Landrieu’s Deception (When will Mary sign up for Husseincare 21.2 like she promised?)

    12/07/2013 11:33:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/06/13 | Carrie Severino
    Senator Landrieu has decided to ratchet up her deception of Louisiana voters by lying about my organization’s ad exposing her. She calls it “blatantly false,” but never identifies a single factual error. Instead she tries to change the subject. Landrieu pointed out that some of the judges she voted for received bipartisan support and others never won confirmation. Unfortunately, that does nothing to contest the basic factual claim of the ad: that she has voted for every one of the president’s nominees.
  • Sen. Landrieu defends Affordable Care Act (Has exempt Mary signed up yet?)

    11/30/2013 5:31:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    KSLA ^ | 11/30/13
    **SNIP** Landrieu made the comments today at the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus and the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Foundation 29th Annual Bayou Classic Scholarship Jazz Brunch in New Orleans. Landrieu delivered the keynote address at the event and said providing quality healthcare to everyone can be done. She says the Affordable Care Act is the answer. **SNIP** Landrieu added, "So despite the fact there are some leaders in our state that say no and pull out the rug -- we are going to say yes and we're going to lay down a foundation. We're going to keep fighting to do...
  • LA:Right to Arms Amendment Working

    11/30/2013 6:31:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    In Louisiana, a court case is headed to the Supreme Court, based on the right to keep and bear arms amendment that was overwhelmingly approved by voters last year.   The case is one of those that people point at as showing the insanity of the law.  Rico Webb, a 22 year old man with no criminal record, was in his girl friend's car when it was stopped for a broken taillight.   He had possession of a legal handgun, and he told police that he had a "blunt" (small cigar with marijuana filler) in his backpack.   Possession of the marijuana...
  • Poll shows strong Vitter, weak Landrieu and Democrats

    11/26/2013 4:45:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 11/26/13 | Jeffrey Sadow
    A poll about the fortunes of Louisiana U.S. Senate candidates next year and gubernatorial candidates the year after provided excellent news for Republicans in federal office and highlighted the continually deteriorating position of Democrats in the state. Among other things, the recent survey by Southern Media and Opinion Research looked at answers for likely voters for the offices of senator and governor. For the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Mary Landrieu, she led U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy 41-34 percent, with another Republican challenger recent state arrival Rob Maness at 10 percent.
  • Obama to Landrieu: I Don’t Need You Anymore (only 51 required)

    11/25/2013 10:17:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/25/13 | Dan Holler
    **SNIP** Last week, Landrieu was “thrilled” to join 51 of her Democrat colleagues in invoking the nuclear option. The controversial move, which Obama opposed in 2005 saying it was “more about power than about fairness,” stripped the minority’s ability to filibuster executive branch nominees and most judicial nominees. In 2005, Obama cautioned “this rule change will be no fairer to a Republican minority than it is to a Democratic minority.” After the vote, a Politico reporter updated the Red Team versus Blue Team implications, suggesting Obama will no longer depend on “Republicans like John McCain of Arizona, Kelly Ayotte of...
  • Mary Landrieu (exempt RAT period-LA) and the Art of Backing Away

    11/20/2013 4:57:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/18/13 | Michael Catalini
    Later this week, Southern Media & Opinion Research is expected to release the first independent poll assessing the matchup between Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican opponents in next year’s Senate race in Louisiana. For Landrieu, the poll will illuminate whether her Obamacare strategy is working, or whether the health care law is going to define her race and hurt her prospects. While the poll will be conducted by the independent organization, GOP businessman Lane Grigsby is funding the survey, according to sources in the Landrieu campaign. “Up until now the issue was manageable for her,” said Louisiana political analyst...
  • LA:Baton Rouge police: Woman was acting in self-defense when she fatally stabbed acquaintance

    11/16/2013 8:54:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 15 November, 2013 | AP
    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Baton Rouge police say an 18-year-old woman was acting in self-defense when she fatally stabbed a 19-year-old acquaintance after he attacked her.
  • Flashback: Mary Landrieu Said She Would Be 100% Accountable for Obamacare

    11/16/2013 6:08:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/15/13
    In 2009 Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) was asked the pointed question would she accept 100 percent “accountability for a failure or success of Obamacare,” America Rising **SNIP** MARY LANDRIEU: I do, already, because that’s what I do every election. I mean I, you all have to…when I run for reelection you say to me “Senator we like what you’ve done we voted for you, we don’t like what you’ve done we voted against you.”
  • ObamaCare: What Did Mary Landrieu “Purchase”?

    11/15/2013 2:26:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    WGNO ^ | 11/14/13 | Mike Church
    **SNIP** To date, 387 Louisiana citizens have signed up for ObamaCare [4] while 80,000 were scheduled to lose the insurance, Landrieu and Murray et al said they needed to buy in the first place. Ironically all those who are to lose their plans blame Obama, who did not author this travesty, Landrieu & her constitutional lawyers did. Today, President Obama strode to his throne and ordered that a 1 year reprieve on policy cancellations be issued by the peasants’ insurance commissioners, sparing Landrieu the full wrath of the Who Dat [r]epublic next November. Pelosi famously said ObamaCare needed to be...