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Nothing important that needs Governor's leadership in La. so Bobby is in Iowa - I B Freeman
As usual he is out of the state as we all await a well thought out budget to overcome the pending revenue fall. I suspect like last year Bobby will roll out some big idea in a press release, leave the state and come back the day the session starts as is his constitutional duty. If he cared about Lo...


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Republican primaries should be Paul vs Bush--- - I B Freeman
The mainstream, chamber of commerce, big government, neocon republicans seem to be coming together around Jeb. The big money guys in this group are sort of picking between Romney, Bush and Christie. I think Bush has the upper hand and the other two will see that and stay out. As it stands today ...


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Louisiana Real Estate Prices during oil turndowns-- - I B Freeman
Louisiana [b] $85,000[/b] [b] $74,700 $85,100 [/b] $56,100 $52,700 $31,100 $14,700 These are the median values of homes in Louisiana by decade through 2000 according to the Census of Housing. [link=(https://www.census.gov/hhes/www/housing/census/historic/values.html)]LINK[/link] Th...


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Which politician would you welcome to your home? - I B Freeman
I have less respect than ever for politicians. I was in a discussion yesterday about my growing cynicism with a friend. We were siting on the back porch. So it came up just what politician would we take the time to get up from our comfortable seats on the back porch to welcome to our front door?...


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SLU's budget increase - I B Freeman
Everytime I pick up the Hammond Paper there is some whining professor complaining about cuts in SLU budget. Well it just ain't happening. [link=(http://www.southeastern.edu/admin/budget/budget_information/BORFY15.pdf)]LINK[/link] They are projecting a $5million revenue increase this year ...


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The truth about LSU's budget-- - I B Freeman
Everytime I turn around I read people whining about Jindal's cuts to higher education and his refusal to raise taxes to stop it. Well that just isn't true. LSU had $10.9 million more in revenue in 2013/14 than in 2012/13. Oh the direct state subsidy was less but self generated funds, namel...


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Jindal on Chris Wallace Fox News Sunday-- - I B Freeman
Chris took it to him. Jindal was typical--fast talking--two points, three points, absolutely, etc. Bunch of crap. I can't stand to hear him say he cut state spending 26%. Lots of that is simply federal money after Katrina that quit running through the state budget. He kept saying we have ...


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Notice who was not active in the campaign for Cassidy-- - I B Freeman
Jindal, Strain, Caldwell, Kennedy, Schedler, Donelon Only Vitter actively, openly worked for Cassidy of all these so called republicans....


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What time will Mary concede? make your prediction - I B Freeman
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"Not Everyone Has Stopped Building US Houses of Worship" WSJ - I B Freeman
[link=(http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/06/not-everyone-has-stopped-building-u-s-houses-of-worship/?mod=WSJ_hp_EditorsPicks)]LINK[/link] [quote]Religious construction is down–way down–in the U.S. over the last decade or so. New religious buildings and additions to existing structures will t...


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White people for Mary - I B Freeman
Must be government workers or kin folk. Maybe insurance company employees or some of Bollinger's people. A very rare site. I wonder how long it took NOLA.com to get these pics? [img]http://imgick.nola.com/home/nola-media/pgmain/img/tpphotos/photo/2014/12/06/-992685ab65b603b7.JPG[/img]...


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New Orleans Airport--why Landrieu thinks his sister is great - I B Freeman
I read somewhere yesterday Mitch said that we need Mary because when the city needs something--ie pork--like the new airport Mary comes through. Does anyone really think we need a new airport terminal in New Orleans?? I love the New Orleans airport. I fly a couple of times a month and find it ver...


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Will Caldwell or even Holder prosecute voter fraud in Opelousas - I B Freeman
Guillory has the video where the mayor is telling a black group to vote twice and they will not be prosecuted. [link=(http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/acadiana/2014/12/01/opelousas-mayor-accused-urging-voter-fraud/19750929/)]LINK[/link] Where are the cops?...


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Giving away Louisiana continues---Industrial Tax Incentives - I B Freeman
Thanks to the Advocate for running these articles. Today's article deals with the 10 year industrial tax exemption and the direct cash investments in deals by the state. [link=(http://blogs.theadvocate.com/specialreports/2014/12/03/giving-away-louisiana-industrial-tax-incentives/)]LINK[/link] The...


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Wind subsidy lobbyist try to extend their raping of US taxpayers. - I B Freeman
Every special interest you can think of is trying to get their special tax treatment added on to the tax-extenders legislation now being debated in Congress. Wind corporate welfare grabbers are no exception. [link=(http://online.wsj.com/articles/tim-phillips-wind-power-is-intermittent-but-su...


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If Hillary announces she will put a black on the ballot does that guarantee her - I B Freeman
the nomination? I suspect it would guarantee her all the southern democrat primaries. Could this be the man. [link=(http://news.yahoo.com/deval-patrick-wont-run-president-2016-warns-clintons-201645162.html)]LINK[/link]...


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Pappy O'Daniel for Governor - I B Freeman
[img]http://www.morethings.com/fan/o_brother_where_art_thou/o_brother_pardoned-126.jpg[/img] [link=(https://www.pinterest.com/pin/554998354048887397/)]There really was a Pappy O'Daniel in Texas politics[/link]...


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There seems to be very little sympathy for the blacks in Ferguson among whites - I B Freeman
I don't see many white liberals running to defend these looters and vandals. Very few even trying to blame the cop. Perhaps the race baiters have worn out their welcome. Perhaps the tide has turned and more people will expect black young men to actually take responsibility for their actions. ...


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Stupid tax bill restores $1 biodiesel tax credit - I B Freeman
I am starting another thread on this idiotic tax bill the republicans and democrats have agreed upon because the biodiesel tax credit in and of itself needs debate. It is STUPID tax credit that farmers support at the expense of you and I. Email Vitter and tell him you are against such crap. ...


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Obama promises to veto proposed business tax cuts--and I agree - I B Freeman
I don't know where these idiots come up with their ideas of what is and is not good law. It seems there is actually a compromise agreed to by both parties to cut taxes on business. It is basically a bundle of special interest tax credits. [link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/26/business/congr...


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