| Political Talk|| SIAP, another scientist weighs in on climate hoax and NOAA BS - doubleb on 7/21/14 at 4:57 pm|
Probably a nutjob, but he takes on the popular global warming stats and knocks them for a loop.
[quote]Climate Claim: “The planet ranged well outside of normal levels in 2...
| Political Talk|| The Feds estimate they paid out 100 Billion with a B dollars to people who - doubleb on 7/9/14 at 10:30 am|
did not deserve it.
And people think govt. needs to be bigger and spend more??????????????????????????????????
From AP http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/government-made-100b-improper-payments-24480504?singlePage=true
[quote]By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billio...
| Political Talk|| Now they say it'll be on the December ballot. - doubleb on 7/1/14 at 11:03 am|
[quote]St. George incorporation issue won't be on November ballot
Organizers of the petition drive to get the incorporation of the proposed city of St. George to a vote of the people confirm they will not have enough signatures by the July 18 deadline to get the issue on the November ballot....
| Political Talk|| ? for you economists, if the Feds are taking in a record amount of revenues, - doubleb on 6/25/14 at 1:32 pm|
and the economy is shrinking; what does that mean?
I'll hang up and listen....
| Political Talk|| If govt. computers are so bad, can we trust them with our medical records? - doubleb on 6/24/14 at 8:27 am|
I'd hate to go in for a medical procedure and find out I was no longer living....
| Political Talk|| Would you trust the EBR School Board to negotiate with Aramark - doubleb on 6/19/14 at 8:48 am|
and extend their contract once again without taking bids.
Aramark contracts with EBR Schools to maintain, clean, and do most support work for all of the EBR Parish public schools. It's about a 26 million dollar a year contract first signed in 2004.
It was extended once after negotiations when ...
| Political Talk|| The legislature just killed an education reform bill for EBR giving principals - doubleb on 6/4/14 at 8:13 am|
budget control over their schools. One of the main reasons given for defeating the proposal was because principals aren't trained to do budgets, and they aren't qualified to do so.
Fine, but then I read this this morning:
[quote]Lee High’s new principal, Nan McCann, is already the principal at...
| Political Talk|| Chairman Landrieu needs to get Obama to roll back the new EPA regs - doubleb on 6/3/14 at 12:37 pm|
by using all that influence that she claims she has.
Louisiana gets over 20% of its power from coal fired plants (we have 6 plants).
Wouldn't it be a great time for Mary to show her stuff, and help La. before electricity prices jump? ...
| Political Talk|| La. issued 251 million in tax credits in 2013. - doubleb on 6/2/14 at 11:04 am|
[quote]Chris Stelly, executive director of Louisiana Entertainment, the state-run film office, said officials certified nearly $810 million in production company spending on 123 projects in 2013 and issued $251 million in tax credits.[/quote]
The sky is the limit, Hollywood loves Louisiana.
| Political Talk|| A minor victory for SG. - doubleb on 5/29/14 at 4:18 pm|
So many exceptions to the bill are bogging it down. But (wink wink) we all know it's a good govt. bill and its not targeted at SG, right?
Capitol Views: St. George bill overloaded, then yanked
The House had to take a step back today from a bill that would force the organizers of t...
| Political Talk|| Rolfe Mc Collister weighs in on EBR Schools. - doubleb on 5/29/14 at 4:16 pm|
It's not just SG proponents who are fed up.
[quote]Schools still drive population growth
By Rolfe McCollister
Published May 26, 2014 at 6:00 am (Updated May 23, 2014)
Schools still drive population growth
The new census figures were released, and The Advocate report...
| Political Talk|| So scientists can admit they are wrong when politics aren't involved. - doubleb on 5/19/14 at 8:56 am|
[quote]Forget what you know about lowering your cholesterol.
Eat some red meat. Use a little bit of real butter and cheese. And stop eating egg whites.
Doctors and dietitians are learning that the popular low-fat and low-cholesterol diets popularized in the past 40 years just did not work.[/qu...
| Political Talk|| At the Council meeting last night, it was said one area tried for 7 years - doubleb on 5/15/14 at 7:59 am|
to get annexed into Baton Rouge and never got in. Does anyone here know when that was and what area that was that couldn't get in?
| Political Talk|| Council votes to annex Mall, etc . - doubleb on 5/14/14 at 6:18 pm|
No surprises really....
| Political Talk|| Double post - doubleb on 5/14/14 at 6:18 pm|
| Political Talk|| WAFB investigates students being given grades in an EBR School - doubleb on 5/9/14 at 8:38 am|
They also uncover a lack of discipline as well as corruption beginning with Supt, Taylor. It aired last night on the 10:00pm news.
[quote]More than a dozen teachers are ready to call it quits at just one local public...
| Political Talk|| The EBR Shool System was given an extra month to reply to state charges - doubleb on 5/7/14 at 3:53 pm|
A month ago the state gave the EBR an extra month to file a plan to correct issues.
[quote]The state originally gave the district until Friday, April 4, to submit a "corrective action plan" detailing how the district would make sure proper policies and procedures were followed for maintaining stu...
| Political Talk|| Advocate prints comprehensive article on St. George, the Mall of La. - doubleb on 4/28/14 at 9:12 am|
and the SG 'controversy" which clears up a lot of the misinformation posted previously by SG opponents.
For instance the MoL does not generate 38 million in parish taxes that SG you would "lose" is the Mall was annexed into the city.
[quote]The city-parish general fund is reliant on a 2 percen...
| Political Talk|| Once again the powers try to change the rules in midsteam. More SG politics, - doubleb on 4/24/14 at 2:01 pm|
Of course it only applies to EBR Parish and SG
[quote]Incorporation vote bill advances
Capitol News bureau
April 24, 2014
Legislation designed to stop incorporation of St. George cleared a state House committee Thursday.
The measure, House Bill 1212, would require all voters w...
| Political Talk|| City council also did Spinosa another big favor tonite. - doubleb on 4/23/14 at 10:05 pm|
It seems following zoning codes are optional too when it comes to special interests.
The council subsequently amended the TND obligations by dropping the requirement that a developer prove his or her “control of the entire area.” That amendment allows the council to rezone Rouzan back to ...
| Political Talk|| Because of the SG movement there has been a lot of talk about BR's city limits - doubleb on 4/21/14 at 11:23 am|
so I posted a link to a map which has red lines for the city limits (No, I don't think Obama drew them); but it's interesting to see what is in BR and what is not in BR. The map is quite useful because besides a regular street map, it also has a satellite feature where you can zoom in and literally ...
| Political Talk|| Another EBR tax renewal to be held with nothing else on the ballot. - doubleb on 4/19/14 at 11:39 am|
From this morning's Advocate ;
Early voting starts Saturday for the May 3 election that features renewals of two property tax propositions to maintain the pay of East Baton Rouge Parish schoolteachers and other school employees.
Once again the people in charge carefully select an Election Day ...
| Political Talk|| Powerful forces all lining up to stop St. George - doubleb on 4/14/14 at 8:55 am|
We have a Senator Nevers(D) from Bogalusa who wants to put a two year moratorium on ALL NEW INCORPORATIONS in Louisiana. The Louisiana Municipal Association is on his side. The moratorium if passed would go back in time and start o...
| Political Talk|| John Delgado hard at work now for Rouzan/Spinosa - doubleb on 4/9/14 at 3:32 pm|
Now that the Appeals court ruled against Spinosa and the way he went about getting Rouzan approved by the zoning people, the powers that be rush to his aid once again.
[quote]Councilman John Delgado, who represents the...
| Political Talk|| AP reports GOP is very good at something, gerrymandering. - doubleb on 3/31/14 at 12:17 pm|
[quote]Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year's congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November.
The reason? Republican strategists spent years developi...
| Political Talk|| When you see a public official talking about a windfall, - doubleb on 3/27/14 at 3:58 pm|
you know the money will be put to good use.
[quote]CATS CEO Bob Mirabito is headed to the transit system’s attorney's office this afternoon to pick up a check for $950,000—dedicated tax money for CATS that has been sitting in an escrow account but was freed up earlier this month when the Louisian...
| Political Talk|| Let's get back on track, why SG people are fighting (very long) - doubleb on 3/25/14 at 11:08 am|
It's probably easier to read here:http://www.businessreport.com/article/20131209/BUSINESSREPORT0201/312109987/St-George-battle-long-in-the-making
St. George battle long in the making
By Rolfe McCollister
Published Dec 9, 2013 at 6:00 am (Updated Dec 10, 2013)
There is a lot of...
| Political Talk|| Lost in the controversy of the DOE audit and the EBR system Supt Taylor pushed f - doubleb on 3/21/14 at 10:48 am|
forward some ideas to get more local control over neighborhood schools to the neighborhood.
His general outline gives more control to the principals, and schools. His ideas co...
| Political Talk|| Delete post - doubleb on 3/20/14 at 10:35 am|
| Political Talk|| Why doesn't Obama get his pen out & write an ex order & put Crimea back in the - doubleb on 3/17/14 at 4:39 pm|