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Vitter Trolls Jindal Again...This time on Common Core - ragincajun03
If I didn't already know who I.B. Freeman really is, I would think he might be Vitter posting on the Poli Board trolling Jindal from the Republican side. :lol: [quote]Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter offered definitive support Friday for the Common Core education standards, a position that puts ...


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Red Southern States support Less Taxes and Smaller Government - ragincajun03
Except when it comes to beer, apparently. [quote]Forget what you've heard about the low-tax South. Southerners actually pay some of the highest taxes in the nation when it comes to the important things in life, like beer. [/quote] [quote] Hefty excise taxes on beer in some states doesn't n...


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John White to Bobby Jindal: "I never agreed to swallow" - ragincajun03
We've had some pretty heavy back and forth discussions the past few days on the Common Core issue and Jindal's use of executive order. Here's a little light hearted article on their latest meeting. Happy Friday! [quote] “When I accepted the position of state superintendent of education, I ...


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Louisiana's Elephant and Donkey Leaders Joining Forces - ragincajun03
Evidently, the leadership of the Louisiana Republican Party and Louisiana Democrat Party are needing to figure out how to get in on the recent politics money boom. Why should PACs and other political organizations be the only ones to cash in while the gettin' is good?? [quote]You won’t get them t...


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The Felon for Congress: EWE 2nd Q Campaign Donors - ragincajun03
Some of the notables on the list: [quote] JOHN BREAUX (SENIOR COUNSEL, PATTON BOGGS LLP) 2550 M STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20037 $5200.00[/quote] Former U.S. Senator for Louisiana. Viewed by many in the state media as some great statesman and bastion of integrity. [quote]LEO B HONEYCUTT II...


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Leftist Blogger: Country Day School in Alex taking advantage of the poor - ragincajun03
[quote]But I am deeply disturbed by the ways in which its institutional leadership has used video bingo in the inner-city to subsidize operations, and I am keenly aware of the fact that this scheme is almost completely unknown to the taxpayers of Alexandria and the overwhelming majority of Country D...


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Did Rep. Boustany not support Scalise for Majority Whip? - ragincajun03
[quote]Luckily for Scalise, he didn’t need all the votes of the Louisiana delegation – because he didn’t get them. One member, Charles Boustany, voted for Roskam – with whom he serves on the House Ways and Means Committee. Boustany’s motivation for doing so has been hotly questioned by several staff...


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Corn-Ethanol Mandate Policy Killing Gulf Fisheries - ragincajun03
Anyone with a brain already knew this, but it needs repeating and was in the news yesterday. [quote]Louisiana's spring shrimp season is officially open, but what should be a time to celebrate the annual kickoff of a key driver of the coastal economy is now overshadowed by a looming threat to the ...


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Vitter: Not running to get on Duck Dynasty - ragincajun03
LOL [quote]“I will lead. I’m not running for governor as a stepping stone ... I’m not even running to gain a cameo appearance on ‘Duck Dynasty,’” the senator said, referring to Jindal’s political ambitions and recent appearance on the reality TV show. [/quote] http://theadvocate.com/home/9474...


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Duck Dynasty Cousin IN, Neil Riser OUT, Kissing Congressman?? - ragincajun03
[quote]State Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, told LaPolitics Monday that he will not be a candidate in the upcoming election in the 5th Congressional District. “I always go with my gut instincts and I think this race is winnable but I think there could be something else in the future, too. I won’t b...


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Cajun Fan & Lafayette radio host helping fired Miss St. guy - ragincajun03
Classy move by this media personality in Lafayette, who is a UL-Lafayette grad and big Ragin Cajun fan. [quote]While speaking with Jay Walker on ESPN 1420, he sounded appropriately remorseful; Jay accepted that apology, and we do as well. Unfortunately, Mr. Stevens’ employer at the Commercia...


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FBD - No Pic but Stink Took Too Long - ragincajun03
Sorry. I don't do the photo hosting sites. Gave Stink an hour to start this thing properly. FBD: Karbach Hopadillo on draft 2BD: DFH 90 Min Burger at Baker St. Grill in Rice Village. Trust me, you didn't want a pic of the bar gal. ...


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But there was no "deal"!! - ragincajun03
[quote]Gov. Bobby Jindal announced today that Rodney Alexander is stepping down as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs. Alexander was appointed to the job after resigning from the U.S. House of Representatives in August 2013. Jindal today appointed David LaCerte, the department...


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Specialty Beer Store around River Ranch? - ragincajun03
I seem to remember a couple of you (TigerHam? Brou?) talking about a store around RR area in Lafayette that sells craft beers. What's the name, if you don't mind? Thanks. ...


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Republican Leadership Conference in NOLA this weekend - ragincajun03
I won't be there, but any PT big-timers going get their party on? :nana:...


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Louisiana Democrat Party to make issue out of Vitter's potential staff - ragincajun03
But, then, things got weird after state Sen. [quote]Karen Carter Peterson, also chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party, inquired about the diversity of Vitter’s Senate staff and his potential governor’s office staff. [/quote] http://www.theind.com/news/17525-republican-diversity-vitter-style ...


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ESPN - Unnamed Rams' player concerned with potential distraction - ragincajun03
[quote]An unidentified player on the St. Louis Rams says Michael Sam's upcoming reality show on the Oprah Winfrey Network could potentially cause friction. "It's an interesting case that he gets to work with Oprah and have his own show, but I think it does raise eyebrows and it may be somewhat of...


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Tap Room in Lafayette Changing Ownership - ragincajun03
[quote]Ferguson said although the name will remain the same, he and the other owners plan to bring a whole new menu, wine list and entertainment package to the new Tap Room. “We will have a new digital jukebox, interactive music and a whole new TV package,” he said. “We are going to continue with...


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Sierra Nevada 4-Way IPA pack - ragincajun03
Saw this for the first time last night while shopping at Kroger. Only $14.69 for the box of 12. I've had the Torpedo many times, probably my real go-to IPA, something I can drink regardless my beer mood. Also includes Snow Wit (white IPA), Nooner session IPA and Blindfold black IPA. I had never ...


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Houston OT'ers - Need Help for Jewlery - ragincajun03
I'm pretty new to Houston, work in the SW portion inside the loop. I need help finding a good, legit jewelry store to possibly look for some earrings for my wife as a good Mother's Day gift. Any recommendations? I think I remember hearing a while back that it was better to shop at a place tit...


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No Alcohol Infused Ice Cream in Louisiana - ragincajun03
[quote]House Bill 471, which would allow boozy frozen treats in Louisiana stores, was voted down Monday by the state House, 43 for to 47 against with 14 representative not voting. State Rep. Marcus Hunter, D-Monroe, sponsored the bill and said he plans to bring the vote up for reconsideration. ...


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Wendy Davis not a real challenger in TX - ragincajun03
At least that's what the Democrat Governors Association believes. They're not going to waste much time at her aid anymore, and the Wendy Davis campaign is all butt-hurt about it. [quote] Davis's campaign brushed off Shumlin's remarks as beltway chatter. "The uninformed opinions of a Washington, ...


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Barbara Norton wants to know if Indy Bowl has reached out to teams for 2014 game - ragincajun03
[quote]Norton then asked if the I-Bowl “has a name of a couple of the teams you’ve reached out to” for the 2014 game. The season begins in August. [/quote] http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20140424/SPORTS02/304240030/Local-hotel-tax-would-partly-benefit-Bowl-clears-first-hurdle?nclick_chec...


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$1,400 doctor bill for cold treatment? - ragincajun03
Any of you have a story like this? [quote]One Louisiana resident, home health worker Vicky Cormier, said she is trapped in the Jindal gap, earning above current Medicaid income requirements but not enough to afford private insurance. As a result, Cormier said, she was recently hit with an unaffor...


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Staffer accused of leaking McAllister tape resigns - ragincajun03
Looks like his first screw-up was keeping someone on staff who worked on the Riser campaign. Mr. McAllister isn't very smart, that's for sure. [quote] Leah Gordon, the staff member of U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister who is accused of leaking the video of the congressman's scandalous kiss, has resigned ...


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Rodney Alexander to run for old seat (McAllister's) - ragincajun03
So this a-hole couldn't wait until the end of his term to retire, as he just needed to take that job Jindal offered him. But now, he's considering going back to D.C. just a few short months later. http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20140410/NEWS01/304100026/Former-Rep-Alexander-may-seek-old-job...


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It might be crazy what I'm about to say - ragincajun03
Because I'm happy.... Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof... :usa:...


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So...LA Elected Repubs. cheat on wives, LA Elected Dems commit felonies - ragincajun03
Vitter, Livingston, McAllister Edwards, William Jefferson, Aaron Broussard, Michael Thompson, Ray Nagin...etc, all thrown in the slammer. ...


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Gov. Jindal Backed Common Core Repeal Bill Last Week - ragincajun03
...and on that same day, looks like he also appeared on a U.S. Chamber of Commerce ad endorsing the curriculum and national standards. http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/us_chamber_releases_video_tout.html Governor's office apparently ain't too happy. :lol:...


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Cedric Glover running for Congress to boost Landrieu vote - ragincajun03
[quote]Under the political tree of John Fleming, Louisiana’s 4th District U. S. Congressman, was what he considers a bell-ringer of a gift: Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover’s confirmation of a plan to challenge the Congressman in this fall’s election. In fact, this is actually more about U. S. Sena...


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