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  • Santorum wins in a Louisiana Bayou Blowout signaling 2-man race

    03/24/2012 8:46:09 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 72 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | March 24, 2012 | Bayoubuzz Staff
    Rick Santorum, has won a major victory in Louisiana, Saturday, in the Republican Presidential Primary beating his closest opponent by over 20% of the vote. With 75 percent of the precincts reporting, Santorum had 49 percent of the vote, Romney 26 percent and Gingrich 16 percent After the victory, his campaign issued this statement pushing the message that the Louisiana primary has solidified the GOP Presidential election to be a two-man race.
  • Santorum will win Louisiana primary, CBS News projects

    03/24/2012 6:40:55 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 91 replies · 5+ views
    cBS News ^ | 02-24-12 | Corbett B. Daly
    Rick Santorum will win the Louisiana primary Saturday, CBS News projects. The victory is fresh evidence of the weakness of front-runner Mitt Romney, who is nonetheless increasingly likely to be the Republican who takes on President Obama in November. According to exit polls, Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator and social conservative, did well among evangelicals, Catholics and those who identify themselves as "very conservative." With 16 of 4,267 precincts reporting, Santorum had about 40 percent of the vote, while second place Romney had 31 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was a distant third with 21 percent and Texas Rep....
  • Rick Santorum Wins Louisiana Primary, Continuing His Southern Sweep

    03/24/2012 6:24:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03/24/2012
    ABC News projects that Rick Santorum will win the Louisiana Republican primary. Exit polls indicated that Louisiana’s primary saw a high turnout of voters who identified as very conservative — a group that has typically favored Santorum. Also helping Santorum was a high turnout of religious voters — nearly two-thirds of voters in today’s primary said that they go to church at least once a week. Santorum has so far performed very well in the South, winning primaries in Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee. He was favored to carry Louisiana. Recent polling showed him with a comfortable lead over the...
  • Live Election Results: Louisiana

    03/24/2012 6:01:54 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 183 replies · 7+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/24/2012
    When To Start Watching: Polls will close for the Louisiana Republican primary at 8 p.m. CDT (9 p.m. EDT). Results will begin to come in around 8:30 p.m. CDT. What's At Stake: Twenty of the state's 46 delegates are up for grabs Saturday, divided proportionately among all candidates who receive more than 25 percent of the vote in the state. Louisiana hosts a closed primary, meaning only registered Republicans may vote for the four candidates in the GOP contest.
  • GOTV Louisiana, Polls close at 8PM tonight. Proportional delegate splits/Congressional District

    03/24/2012 1:11:20 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Election Map ^ | March 24, 2012 | Steelers6
    Santorum needs big win over Sketch.
  • Louisiana shows Rick’s hopelessness

    03/24/2012 12:48:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2012 | Don Surber
    Republicans hold their presidential primary in Louisiana today. Rick Santorum leads all the polls by double digits. If as expected, he wins, Santorum will need to win 39 of the 46 delegate races — 85% — just to offset Mitt Romney’s 42-10 shellacking of Rick in the delegate count in Tuesday’s primary in Illinois. If through some miracle Rick Santorum took all 46 delegates in this proportional primary — an improbability — he would still not break even in the delegate race because Romney picked up 20 delegates in Sunday’s winner-take-all primary in Puerto Rico. And even if he breaks...
  • Gingrich sticks to script despite tough odds in Saturday’s Louisiana primary

    03/24/2012 12:27:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 24, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    NEW ORLEANS--It was less a campaign speech and more a general studies lecture. Standing against the backdrop of a chalkboard and two massive charts featuring the periodic table, Newt Gingrich spent his final campaign event ahead of Saturday's Louisiana primary addressing a classroom full of Tulane University students. For nearly 45 minutes, the former House speaker talked at length about an array of somewhat unexpected subjects, including the Wright Brothers feud with the Smithsonian over the birth of modern aviation—an analogy he made to highlight private enterprise versus over-the-top government spending. He described himself as a "dreamer" and defended his...
  • Santorum Looks For Rebound In Louisiana

    03/24/2012 11:14:46 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 03-24-12 | AP
    Rick Santorum is looking to Louisiana for a much-needed rebound as Republican voters go to the polls Saturday in the state's GOP primary. The former Pennsylvania senator is expected to do well in the contest, just a handful of days after a decisive loss to front-runner Mitt Romney in Illinois on Tuesday. A win over the former Massachusetts governor would serve as a reminder that Romney still struggles among the GOP's conservative faithful, especially in the South. Santorum beat Romney in primaries in Alabama and Mississippi earlier this month. But Romney is outpacing Santorum in the race for critical delegates...
  • Your turn to vote Louisiana Poll Hours : 6:00 AM-8:00 PM Get Rick to 50%, needs winner take all

    03/23/2012 11:25:38 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 26 replies · 3+ views
    Louisiana Vote ^ | March 24, 2012 | Steelers6
    Nationwide GOP Votes to date: 10,055,746 Candidate Name Votes to Date Percent Votes Mitt Romney 3,945,874 40% Rick Santorum 2,730,253 28% Newt Gingrich 2,169,095 22% Ron Paul 1,059,609 11% Others 150,915 2%
  • Your turn to vote Louisiana Poll Hours : 6:00 AM-8:00 PM Get Rick to 50%, needs winner take all

    03/23/2012 11:25:29 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 9 replies
    Louisiana Vote ^ | Steelers6
    Nationwide GOP Votes to date: 10,055,746 Candidate Name Votes to Date Percent Votes Mitt Romney 3,945,874 40% Rick Santorum 2,730,253 28% Newt Gingrich 2,169,095 22% Ron Paul 1,059,609 11% Others 150,915 2%
  • Just received a Robo-call from Hank Williams jr

    03/23/2012 5:48:05 PM PDT · by cpray · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Just received a Robo-call from Hank Williams jr asking for support of Rick Santorum in tomorrow's Louisiana vote. I do like me some good ol' Hank tunes every now and then, and I loved how he gave Monday night football the finger. Aww to heck with it, I'm in!
  • Louisiana GOP Primary Nears As Gingrich, Paul, Romney, Santorum Swamp State

    03/23/2012 3:13:32 PM PDT · by Marketfly1
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | Stephen
    Louisiana is the pivot point in the GOP Presidential primary season with its elections being held Saturday. Throughout the week, the candidates have been making campaign and media appearances plus sending out press releases extolling their political strengths, attacking their opposition, and taking advantage of the state’s strong dislike of President Obama. With the vote only one day away, what’s happening in this media avalanche with the Romney, Gingrich, Santorum and Paul campaigns? Will this be Newt’s last shootout as some are predicting? If so, who benefits? Take a look:
  • Santorum leads by 12 in Rasmussen LA poll

    03/22/2012 10:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 3+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush might want Republicans to unite behind the Romney banner after his big Illinois win on Tuesday, but Louisiana Republicans have other ideas. In Rasmussen’s new poll before the state’s closed primary on Saturday, Rick Santorum has a 12-point lead, and by 20 points in a two man race — even though almost three-quarters of the likely voters surveyed think Romney will win the nomination anyway: Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is comfortably ahead in Louisiana with that state’s Republican Primary just two days away.A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in...
  • I'm watching Duck Dynasty .. Kick me. Please!

    03/21/2012 7:09:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    A%E ^ | 3/21/12 | vanity
    If you want to see some animal and familial abuse done tastily by a bunch of hill folks who got rich making duck calls.. but they like to fish&frog tooo.. A&E now .. Quack.
  • Santorum Ahead In Louisiana [Leads By 13 Points: Without Gingrich Leads Jumps To 21 points]

    03/21/2012 5:05:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Poll: Santorum Ahead In Louisiana By Jonathan Easley - 03/21/12 Rick Santorum leads the GOP presidential field by double digits heading into Saturday’s primary in Louisiana, according to a poll released late Tuesday by Magellan Strategies. Santorum took 37 percent, followed by Mitt Romney at 24 percent, Newt Gingrich at 21 percent and Ron Paul at 3 percent. The poll was conducted on March 19, before Romney’s convincing victory in the Illinois primary, and has a 2 percent margin of error. Gingrich finished a distant fourth in Illinois, and will likely hear growing calls this week for him to end...
  • William Jefferson (free CONVICTED FELON RAT-La) gets OK to attend funeral for former House colleague

    03/16/2012 4:46:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NOLA ^ | 3/12/12 | Bruce Alpert
    William Jefferson gets OK to attend funeral for former House colleagueBy Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune Updated: Monday, March 12, 2012, 4:14 PM WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, has received court permission to attend Wednesday's funeral for Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., one of his closest friends when both served on Capitol Hill. The funeral will be held in Newark, N.J, with a public viewing on Tuesday. Payne, 77, died last week after being diagnosed with colon cancer. **SNIP** Ellis gave Jefferson a 13-year sentence - the longest corruption sentence for a member of Congress -- after his 2009 conviction....
  • Louisiana Is Santorum’s To Lose In GOP Presidential Primary

    03/14/2012 8:02:51 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | March 13, 2012 | Stephen Sabludowsky
    So, Louisiana now gets its crack at the Presidential nomination bat. The state, which many figured would be completely irrelevant during the 2012 GOP primary process, is now the focus of media attention as its time in the national political spotlight is on center stage. The Republican voters now have four candidates for which to pull the lever—Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney instead of the band of “wannabees” that paraded upon the Iowa and New Hampshire stages.
  • Santorum edging Romney, Gingrich in Louisiana

    03/13/2012 9:34:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    With most eyes focused on Alabama and Mississippi in tonight’s contests, some may forget that another Deep South state goes to the polls next week. Louisiana will hold a binding primary on March 24th, which will be the last contest for ten days. Thus far, Rick Santorum has the edge in Louisiana, but the poll from WWL-TV and GCR shows Mitt Romney within the margin of error, followed closely by Newt Gingrich (via the Weekly Standard): A new, exclusive statewide poll of likely Republican voters in Louisiana conducted for WWL-TV shows voters favoring Rick Santorum, with the primary election two...
  • Shooting for Liberty States competing for lowest Brady score

    03/10/2012 7:39:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    The Brady Bunch has released their annual scorecard rating states based on how strict their gun laws are. The scorecard is a very useful tool to help rights groups understand how their state compares to others on a liberty scale; more points = less liberty. Alaska, Arizona, and Utah have all achieved the coveted Zero Points/Zero Stars on the Brady scale and are now competing to see which state will be the first into negative numbers – which is possible through bonus points. Arizona and Alaska can reach a –2 point score by protecting carry rights on campuses of state...
  • The New Louisiana Purchase: 'Obamacare's' $4.3 Billion Boondoggle (Landrieu bribe only $200 mil)

    03/10/2012 12:32:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/06/12 | Avik S. A. Roy
    The New Louisiana Purchase: 'Obamacare's' $4.3 Billion BoondoggleBy Avik S. A. Roy, The Atlantic | National Journal – Tue, Mar 6, 2012 Do you remember the Louisiana Purchase? I don't mean Thomas Jefferson's acquisition of land from Napoleon, but rather Democrats' acquisition of support from Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Landrieu, critics believe, pledged her vote in exchange for gaining $200 million additional federal funds for Louisiana's Medicaid program. Except that, due to a drafting error, the law ended up giving Louisiana $4.3 billion in extra Medicaid funds -- more than twenty times...
  • New Orleans forgives all old traffic camera tickets to city employees

    03/05/2012 7:32:33 AM PST · by Altariel · 11 replies
    Nola.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | Gordon Russell
    When it comes to paying for tickets generated by New Orleans' traffic cameras, some of the biggest scofflaws are city employees driving taxpayer-financed vehicles. As of September 2011, at least 400 city vehicles had racked up fines totaling $547,580, according to records provided by City Hall in response to a public-records request. And five of the 20 vehicles that owe the city the most money are city vehicles, the records show. All that is about to change. But not before the slate is wiped clean, said Andy Kopplin, chief administrative officer to Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Kopplin said he doesn't think...
  • Planned Parenthood guilty of tens of millions of $ in fraud charge: whistleblower report

    02/16/2012 2:32:32 PM PST · by topher · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 2-16-2012 | Ben Johnson
    LUFKIN, TEXAS, February 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood that touched off the controversy over Susan G. Komen’s funding of the abortion giant may soon expand into a series of national hearings in the nation’s capital and court cases around the country that could expose hundreds of millions of dollars of financial impropriety, critics say. Karen Reynolds, a decade-long employee of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) in Texas, has filed a lawsuit claiming 12 Planned Parenthood mills in Texas and Louisiana bilked the government by billing medical agencies for services that were unnecessary or that were...
  • Boyet Junior High student art shows malicious images of President Barack Obama

    02/07/2012 9:20:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | February 7, 2012 | Jim Derry
    Controversy erupted at a Slidell junior high school late last week when at least one parent observed drawings and altered pictures depicting malicious images of President Barack Obama, including one photo in which a bullet hole was portrayed on his head. The work is believed to be part of a class project done by students at Boyet Junior High, and several similar pieces were posted on walls at the school. At least five images were posted, including a drawing of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck standing next to a tree with a sign that read, "Obama Season," underneath a likeness...
  • LSU AD Alleva Deposed in Duke Lacrosse Suit

    02/04/2012 5:00:45 PM PST · by abb · 46 replies
    The Hayride ^ | February 4, 2012 | Walter Abbott
    LSU AD Alleva Deposed in Duke Lacrosse Suit Posted by: Walter Abbott on Saturday, February 4, 2012, 18:20 Louisiana State University (LSU) Athletic Director Joe Alleva was deposed last month in a lawsuit filed nearly five years ago regarding the notorious Duke Lacrosse Case, where a prostitute falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape. Alleva was Duke’s athletic director at the time and was famously quoted as telling lacrosse coach Mike Pressler as he was cancelling the team’s season that “It’s not about the truth anymore,” because of the intense media coverage of the controversy. Mike Nifong, the...
  • WSJ: Say, Bobby Jindal’s education reform works pretty well, huh?

    01/31/2012 3:00:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    What a great time for the Wall Street Journal to bring up this topic. After all, the Republican candidates in the nomination battle have focused their arguments on actual competition-based reform and results, right? Oh, wait … we’ve been too busy discussing 1997, 2003, and the finer points of class-warfare attacks on private enterprise and consulting. That may be the reason for the WSJ’s attention: Louisiana is already one of 12 states (including Washington, D.C.) that offer school vouchers, but its program benefits fewer than 2,000 students in New Orleans. Governor Jindal would extend eligibility to any low-income student whose...
  • Obama Administration 'Rigging' US Census By Counting Illegal Aliens (Desperation Alert!)

    01/22/2012 1:00:48 PM PST · by NYer · 60 replies
    The Church Report ^ | January 22, 2012 | Chuck Baldwin
    The Barack Obama administration is quietly in the process of rigging use of the US Census of 2010, which deliberately counted millions of illegal aliens, for the purpose of restructuring the apportionment of the US House of Representatives. Accordingly, as candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of one of the negatively affected states (Montana), Mr. Bob Fanning and I have joined with several others in becoming amici curiae in a pending federal lawsuit brought by the State of Louisiana against the US Secretary of Commerce, et al., which was filed January, 13, 2012 in the United States Supreme Court. What...
  • Dow Research Scientist Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Stealing Trade Secrets

    01/13/2012 9:17:22 PM PST · by Larry381 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Dept Of Justice ^ | January 13, 2012 | U.S. Department of Justice
    WASHINGTON—A former research scientist was sentenced late yesterday to 60 months in prison for stealing trade secrets from Dow Chemical Company and selling them to companies in the People’s Republic of China, as well as committing perjury, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. for the Middle District of Louisiana. U.S. District Court Judge James J. Brady also sentenced Wen Chyu Liu, aka David W. Liou, 75, of Houston, to two years of supervised release and ordered him to forfeit $600,000 and pay a $25,000 fine. A...
  • BCS Championship: Bad weather headed for New Orleans

    01/09/2012 3:33:21 PM PST · by topher · 30 replies · 1+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | January 9, 2012
    Most of Southern Louisiana is currently covered by rain showers that are headed eastward to New Orleans. The concern should be that by the end of the game tonight severe weather may be over the Superdome. With all the probable drinking and celebrating, this may make for a bad combination. It will not be Chamber of Commerce weather for this event. This weather was on the Texas border this morning, and has been moving Eastward all day...
  • Girl Scouts troops disband after chapter says it will allow transgendered 7-year-old

    12/23/2011 5:30:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec. 22, 2011 | Rheana Murray
    Leaders of three troops of Girl Scouts quit their posts and disbanded the troops after the organization’s Colorado chapter said it would allow a transgendered 7-year-old to join. The troop leaders, all affiliated with a Christian school in Louisiana, resigned in protest of the Colorado chapter’s decision to allow participation from any child who identifies as a girl, The Christian Post reported. Controversy erupted when Felisha Archuleta tried to enroll her son, Bobby Montoya, who identifies as a girl, in a Girl Scouts troop in Denver. When a local troop leader refused, saying Bobby wasn’t allowed to join because he...
  • Dem (aka 'bipartisan') Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, Obama

    12/16/2011 9:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Dem Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, ObamaBy Alexander Bolton - 12/16/11 04:08 PM ET Republicans want to jam Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Keystone oil sands pipeline and the Democratic leader will have a tough time resisting, given support within his caucus for the project. GOP leaders have made clear to Reid that they will not approve an extension of the payroll tax holiday unless it includes language to speed up construction of the pipeline. Senate Republicans estimate as many as 14 Senate Democrats support the project. Labor unions have also voiced strong backing, complicating...
  • Jon Huntsman jumps into 3d in New Hampshire; Gingrich gains some on Romney

    12/15/2011 4:43:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | December 15, 2011 | Andrew Malcom
    These days if you don't like the polls, wait a few minutes. Another will be along shortly. Speaking of which, here's a new one this morning that could presage the start of a significant move by one candidate (or not), as well as some fresh insights into the thinking of those New Hampshire voters who'll hold the nation's first Republican primary early next month. Suffolk University is out with a new survey showing Newt Gingrich gaining and Mitt Romney slipping there, which we already knew. What it also shows though is Jon Huntsman making a push into third place with...
  • Louisiana petitions to leave illegal immigrants out of 2010 census

    11/24/2011 7:47:18 AM PST · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    Gant Daily ^ | Tom Ramstack
    shington, DC, United States (AHN) – The state of Louisiana petitioned the Supreme Court this week for a ruling that would halt the U.S. Census Bureau from counting illegal immigrants as residents of the United States. Louisiana is trying to regain the congressional seat it lost after the 2010 census showed a population shift toward states with the largest numbers of illegal immigrants, such as California and Texas. States are assigned seats in the U.S. House of Representatives based on their populations. The Louisiana lawsuit appears to demonstrate the extent that illegal immigration is distorting U.S. population figures to the...
  • 15 Hurt in Miss. as Storm System Hits Southeast

    11/16/2011 11:39:51 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 16, 2011 | Associated Press
    A strong storm system that produced several suspected tornadoes hit the Southeast on Wednesday, damaging dozens of homes and buildings. At least 15 people were injured in Mississippi. Suspected tornadoes were reported in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Four homes were damaged in western Alabama, about 60 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa. It was the worst bout of weather for that state since about 250 people were killed during a tornado outbreak in April. < SNIP >
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Talks Healthy Habits with Toddlers

    11/02/2011 7:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The White House Blog ^ | November 2, 2011 | Colleen Curtis
    First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Royal Castle Child Development Center in New Orleans yesterday, where she led the toddlers in some exercises and read them a book that is an Obama family favorite. Mrs. Obama was in New Orleans to highlight the importance of building healthy habits at a very young age, a key component of the Let's Move Child Care initiative, which is designed to get child care centers to promote healthy eating and exercise habits. After she finished a round of stretching, jumping and marching in place, the First Lady read two books to the children and...
  • Governor Jindal Stirring Unrest among Louisiana Conservatives

    11/01/2011 6:47:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/01/2011 | Pat Austin
    Even though Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal just won re-election in a landslide victory, there is a growing rumbling of discontent statewide among conservatives. While Jindal is being touted nationwide as the next great hope for the Republican Party, there are folks in Louisiana who would beg to differ. How can that be with such an overwhelming mandate? In last week's election, Jindal carried all 64 of Louisiana's parishes. What could be wrong? Conservative discontent with Jindal centers around several issues including his bungled handling of a legislative pay raise in 2008; his sham ethics reform; and now his alignment with...
  • James Carville: Why Rick Perry's Presidential Bid is Toast

    10/30/2011 12:30:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2011
    When Rick Perry announced he was running for president back on August 13, to tell you the truth I got a little excited. Now I know what you're thinking -- James you are a big Democrat, why on earth would you be excited about Perry running for president? This was my thinking: Perry would get in and he would be a major force. He was the bona fide conservative complete with a pedigree to take on Romney. With the way things are shaping up now, the convention planners might be more inclined to take a motivational speaker. Hey Rick --...
  • The Storm-Calmer (No one in the Bayou State wants to challenge Bobby Jindal's record)

    10/24/2011 6:59:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/24/2011 | Jim Geraghty
    Baton Rouge, La. — The Louisiana Democratic party has effectively conceded this year’s gubernatorial race. This does not mean merely that the party could not find a big-name challenger — though they couldn’t — or that they could not even find a token state legislator to be the sacrificial lamb, though they could not do that, either. Technically, four candidates ran as Democrats in the state’s nonpartisan “jungle primary”; the best-known among them was a Haynesville, La., middle-school teacher. No, what really stands out is that the Democratic State Central Committee declined to endorse any of them. Such is Louisiana...
  • Bobby Jindal: Four. More. Years (DID ANYONE HEAR OF THE LOUISIANA LANDSLIDE?)

    10/23/2011 5:59:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Say, did you hear about the big election yesterday? Well, if you’re like the majority of the country, you probably weren’t even aware anyone was voting on Saturday. But for the politically addicted, you might have known that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was up for another term. So… how did that work out for him? Not too shabby. Bobby Jindal, a Republican who championed stronger ethics laws in his first term as Louisiana governor, won re-election against nine other candidates in an open primary, according to the Associated Press.Jindal earned 65.8 percent of the vote in yesterday’s ballot, negating the...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal shows strength across Louisiana in re-election landslide

    10/23/2011 1:53:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    Times Picayune ^ | October 23, 2011
    Gov. Bobby Jindal rolled to an easy re-election Saturday, defeating nine little-known and under-financed candidates in a record-setting landslide. Based on incomplete returns, Jindal had about 66 percent of the vote, eclipsing the 62.31 percent open-primary era victory margin Democrat Edwin Edwards tallied to oust then-Gov. David Treen in the 1983. It also came on a day when turnout was considerably lighter than the 46.6 percent who voted in the 2007 statewide race, then the smallest turnout in the open gubernatorial primary system that began in 1975.His margin was so overwhelming that Jindal was able to deliver his victory speech...
  • Jindal declares victory in Louisiana governor's race

    10/22/2011 8:47:18 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 22, 2011 | Kathy Finn
    "You've chosen to give me another four years as your governor," he told supporters from a stage at his Baton Rouge campaign headquarters less than an hour after polls closed. "We've got a lot more work to do over these next four years."
  • For Louisiana Election Returns

    10/22/2011 3:06:59 PM PDT · by Amish · 18 replies
    Here is the Sec of State site... .. http://staticresults.sos.louisiana.gov/10222011/Default.html will add the AP site when available.. Polls close at 9pm EST
  • Law Bans Cash for Second Hand Transactions

    10/20/2011 6:20:02 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 51 replies
    KFLY ^ | 10/18/2011 | Doug MacDiarmid
    Cold hard cash. It's good everywhere you go, right? You can use it to pay for anything. But that's not the case here in Louisiana now. It's a law that was passed during this year's busy legislative session. House bill 195 basically says those who buy and sell second hand goods cannot use cash to make those transactions, and it flew so far under the radar most businesses don't even know about it. "We're gonna lose a lot of business," says Danny Guidry, who owns the Pioneer Trading Post in Lafayette. He deals in buying and selling unique second hand...
  • When Cash Is Not King (Louisiana law forbids money in second-hand sales)

    10/19/2011 3:45:56 PM PDT · by Kolath · 32 replies
    KLFY ^ | 10/19/2011 | Doug MacDiarmid
    Cold hard cash. It's good everywhere you go, right? You can use it to pay for anything. But that's not the case here in Louisiana now. It's a law that was passed during this year's busy legislative session. House bill 195 basically says those who buy and sell second hand goods cannot use cash to make those transactions, and it flew so far under the radar most businesses don't even know about it.
  • ‘Kill the cops!’ shout reported during ‘Occupy New Orleans’ protest

    10/07/2011 9:55:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    ‘Kill the cops!’ shout reported during ‘Occupy New Orleans’ protest By James Plummer - The Daily Caller 12:42 AM 10/07/2011 ADVERTISEMENT NEW ORLEANS – The “Occupy Wall Street” movement came to the Big Easy on Thursday, but its expression of varied and often clashing political messages quickly turned difficult. As about 500 New Orleans protesters marched, complete with a small brass band, from Orleans Parish Prison to the Federal Reserve and then inside City Hall, one activist told The Daily Caller she heard shouts of “Kill the cops!” With tensions running high between police and protesters outside the prison, marcher...
  • Republicans Unveil Their ‘Buffett Rule’ Allowing Americans to Pay More to Uncle Sam

    10/15/2011 9:05:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/2011 | fox news
    President Obama’s proposed “Buffett Rule”-- which would force the wealthiest Americans to pay higher taxes to help cut the nation’s deficits -- has met its Republican match. Republican lawmakers have introduced their own “Buffett Rule” that would allow billionaire investors like Warren Buffett who say they’re not paying enough taxes to voluntarily give more money to the federal government. Under the legislation, authored by Sen. John Thune of South Dakota and Rep. John Scalise of Louisiana, taxpayers can donate at least a $1 to the Treasury fund for deficit reduction when they file their federal income tax returns starting next...
  • Obama's approval low in La. [Rick Perry tops GOP top tier candidates]

    10/15/2011 2:35:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    New Orleans City Business ^ | October 14, 2011 | AP
    BATON ROUGE — President Barack Obama is supported by slightly more than one-third of Louisiana voters and would be easily beaten in the state by Republican contenders Rick Perry or Mitt Romney, according to a new poll released Thursday.Obama's approval ratings in Louisiana are below his favorability ratings nationally. But Louisiana's backing of the tea party political movement also is strong. The Clarus poll shows 46 percent of voters surveyed support the tea party, while 30 percent opposed it. ……..When Republican voters were questioned about who they supported for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Perry, the Texas governor, was in...
  • Louisiana Law

    10/14/2011 4:47:57 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 10-14-2011 | Addison Wiggin
    Louisiana Law By Addison Wiggin 10/13/11 Baltimore, Maryland – “Is this just stupid? Or sinister by design?” We couldn’t help asking the question when confronted by a law that took effect in Louisiana on Aug. 15, 2011. The short of it: In Louisiana, if you sell clothes or toys that your kids have outgrown for cash — more than once a month — you’re now breaking the law. And… the why: Over the summer, Louisiana lawmakers decided that mere laws against theft might’ve been good enough for Moses and his people back in the day, but not for the Pelican...
  • The Big Uneasy On PPV (Hurricane Katrina)

    "Why did it take Bea, van Heerden, and Garzino to shed light on this story?The Army Corps of Engineers, as an institution, is not very receptive to criticism, from inside or outside. It dominates the market for engineering certain kinds of projects, mainly to do with water. So the engineering profession is filled with people whose attitude is, "Better not rock the boat." And inside [the corps], it's arguably worse. It exists in a bubble of impunity. Because, as we lay out in the film, Congress likes the corps the way it is, and it doesn't really give it effective...
  • Obama in Diapers Sign Guy Interviewed (my title)

    An indication of what you go through if you live in New Orleans and wish to express your political views in graphic form. Reily’s been threatened, he had an urban radio station gin up protestors outside of his house, he’s had Herman Cain yard signs stolen and now he’s got a left-wing fascist city councilwoman trying to stop him from expressing his first amendment rights.
  • The Galvez (Louisiana) Middle School Political Survey Imbroglio

    09/30/2011 10:06:01 AM PDT · by abb · 8 replies
    The Hayride ^ | September 30, 2011 | Scott McKay
    They’re having a relatively large-scale fight down in Ascension Parish this week thanks to a lefty political survey a teacher at Galvez Middle School gave to seventh-graders. WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge has the story… Their social studies teacher prefaced a lesson on political parties with a survey that asked: Are you a Republican or Democrat. “In my opinion the answers were highly skewed in order to promote one party over another,” said Terry Stehlik, who’s child was given the survey. Ascension Parish Schools quickly sent a letter to parents to let them know the teacher made a mistake by using...