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Sorry you dirty, hippe FBDers who ride bikes and walk to bars - ragincajun03
LA State Rep. Henry Burns, a Republican, says you shouldn't be served your yuppie craft beer to fuss over unless you have a designated driver, with a valid LOUISIANA drivers license. [quote] What Burns proposes in HB 132 is to ban bars and restaurants from serving alcoholic beverages, unless a...



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Another Study, Same Finding: LA film tax credits cost more than they create - ragincajun03
[quote]A study examining the state's film tax credit program finds that it created nearly 13,000 jobs in Louisiana, but cost the state $ 171 million last fiscal year. LSU Economist Loren Scott conducted the study for the state department of economic development and he says the film tax credit progra...
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WP Artice: Jindal tax plan blessed by Norquist, cursed by LA conservatives - ragincajun03
[quote]NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was caught in a jam. He had to plug a $1.6 billion projected deficit for next year — 20 percent of Louisiana’s general fund — and he had to do it without violating an anti-tax pledge he made to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), the influential conser...
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Houston-area State Legislator trying to kill craft breweries - ragincajun03
[quote]So it was offensive to see that a Houston legislator named Senfronia Thompson filed a bill that appears aimed at killing off these businesses and forcing you to drink like me, in the hazy discontent of watery, flavorless beer that must be consumed so cold it can’t be tasted.[/quote] [quote...



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Top 3 IPAs/DIPAs - 2015 Version - ragincajun03
Was searching through FDB to see the mavens' comments on Deep Ellums IPA and DIPA since I spotted some at a Spec's yesterday, as I was yearning for some GF Palate Wrecker. The search pulled up a 2012 thread by Lonestar. http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/33225608/your-top-3-ipas-dipas/page-5/ ...



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Another Best Wings Thread: Houston edition - ragincajun03
Houston peoples, please let me know your recommendations. The beer drinkers on this board have been pretty useful in the TX beer category. Thus far, I've only had wings at Hooters, Coach's Pub and Baker Street. Thanks! ...



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Bill filed in TX Legislature to allow consumers to take home beer from breweries - ragincajun03
[quote]The Texas Legislature, which two years ago gave small breweries the right to sell a limited amount of beer that visitors could drink on site, soon could consider a game-changing bill that would all customers to buy beer to take home.[/quote] [quote]Texas State Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler...



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The Advocate: Scandals, criticism erupt around Louisiana's film credit program - ragincajun03
[quote]As the state stares down a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, one due in part to the spiraling cost of corporate giveaways, a fresh wave of scandals has erupted around the film program, giving new ammunition to critics at a moment when the program is under scrutiny as never before. Most recent...
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The Whining Over Landrieu's Defeat Continues - ragincajun03
Despite LSU's audit clearing Cassidy of any wrong-doing: http://theind.com/article-20331-LSU-internal-audit-Sen-Cassidy-earned-salary-for-work-rarely-documented.html?utm_source=News+from+IND+Media&utm_campaign=bfce29075a-The_INDsider_2_26_152_26_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5d7622dd6c-bfce290...
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Paging IB: LA Taxpayers (forced by government) gave Miley Cirus film $3 Mil - ragincajun03
[quote]NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - When Miley Cyrus made the move from music to movies, one of her first releases was shot in Louisiana, back in 2011. "So Undercover" had a budget of nearly $14 million. “It received a straight-to-DVD release in 2013,” says media critic Matt Brennan. ”It barely made a sp...
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Rand Paul Supporting Vitter for Governor - ragincajun03
[quote]I am honored to tell you that David has chosen to run for governor of the state of Louisiana in 2015. While I will miss his strong conservative voice in the Senate, I know that the people of Louisiana deserve a governor like David Vitter. He is the right choice for governor. In order to re...
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"Environmental Racism" alive and well in Louisiana - ragincajun03
At least according to this report by Al Jazeera. [quote] Asked why the community wasn’t consulted, Ambrose said, “I think it’s because we’re black. But I can’t put my finger on that alone to say that was the only reason … Blacks are still somewhat second-class citizens.”  Most of the council’s ...
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LSU not having adequate female engineering profs is a disservice - ragincajun03
At least according to this poly sci and "international studies" major. [quote] It’s a well-known trope among college students: Women don’t study engineering. But at most universities, the lack of females in engineering extends beyond the student body into the faculty itself. [/quote] [quote]...
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The race-baiting continues with letters in The Advocate - ragincajun03
[quote]I do feel that we should start the new year with congratulations to the Republican Party of the Deep South. With the election of Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy and the elevation of David Duke’s protégé Steve Scalise to one of the leading spots in the House of Representatives, the Dixiecrats of ...
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Vitter taking more shots at Jindal - ragincajun03
[quote]“As I’ve clearly said, this will be my last political job – elected or appointed – period,” Vitter said Thursday. “I’m running for governor to confront our biggest challenges head-on, not to avoid them or play politics with them.” Aside from that apparent dig at current Gov. Bobby Jindal, ...
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Jay Dardenne's Christmas card pokes at Jindal - ragincajun03
[quote]The card, from Dardenne a 2015 gubernatorial hopeful, has a jovial yet  political overtone. There’s a drawing of Santa Claus on the front. Underneath are the words “I have the ONLY job I want….” Inside the card’s front cover, the sentiment continues “After all, I am universally loved, I...
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Jindal: I'm not an insider. I'm not part of the establishment - ragincajun03
[quote]“We’ve had enough of letting the party bosses — the establishment in D.C. — pick our candidates,” Jindal said during a nearly 15-minute interview on Caffeinated Thoughts, an Iowa-based Christian Conservative radio show. “If I run, I’m not going to be a favorite candidate for a lot of insiders...
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TOPS is racist - ragincajun03
[quote]Awards from Louisiana's free college tuition program known as TOPS have gone disproportionately to white students over the last decade, and on average to students from wealthier families.[/quote] http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/2014/12/10/tops-students/20200717/...
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Mary Landrieu cuts interview short today - ragincajun03
Mary Landrieu seems to be following her campaign's and LA Democrat Party's lead in going over the coo-coo nest as the poll numbers look worse. [quote]Mary Landrieu had a testy exchange with talk radio host Jeff Crouere’s on his “Ringside Politics Show” on WGSO today. On the federal Affordabl...
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American Conservative: Jindal's Boilerplate Hawkishness - ragincajun03
[quote]Rosie Gray finds Bobby Jindal trying hard not to annoy too many Republicans on foreign policy: In a roundtable meeting with reporters before appearing onstage, Jindal came down on basically every side possible in Republican foreign policy.[/quote] [quote]That’s nothing new for Jindal. W...
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