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Tea Party organizes Ferguson "Buycott" - BigJim
http://hennessysview.com/2014/08/18/buycott-ferguson/ http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/21/ferguson-buycott/14384945/ [quote]FERGUSON, Mo. – There was an effort Thursday to get people to shop in Ferguson. The St. Louis Tea Part is organizing a "buycott." The idea is to spend as m...


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BESE joins suit against Jindal on Common Core - BigJim
[link=(http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2014/07/bese_votes_to_join_common_core.html#incart_river)]2/3 of Jindal appointees agree to suit[/link] [quote]The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education took the highly unusual step Tuesday of voting to join a lawsuit against Gov. Bob...


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Common Core: Smear campaign begins - BigJim
Conservative Columnist Quin Hillyer predicted this was coming. Now it has started in earnest. [link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/9796221-123/white-tells-bese-he-is)]Jindal launches character assasination campaign against White[/link] [quote]Smith cast her concerns in general terms — a posting...


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Jindal's explanation of why he is against Common Core - BigJim
[link=(http://www.businessreport.com/7232014/Guest-column/Why-I-fight-for-local-control-of-education)]Guest Column in the Baton Rouge Business Report[/link] [quote]People often ask, what do I think is the most important issue facing Louisiana? Or, if I could accomplish just one thing as Governor ...


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Dardenne: Jindal's approach"outrageous"- UPDATE Jindal getting sued - BigJim
[link=(http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/07/jay_dardenne_blasts_bobby_jind.html#incart_river)]From NOLA.com[/link] [quote]Nevertheless, Jindal has used his leverage over the state procurement office to try and scrap the use of Common Core in Louisiana. He suspended a government contract...


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McAllister to return campaign funds to Husband he cuckolded. - BigJim
[link=(http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/07/vance_mcallister_refunds_campa.html#incart_river)]"So we are cool, right?"[/link] [quote]Rep. Vance McAllister's re-election campaign has refunded contributions from the former staffer he was caught kissing on a leaked surveillance tape and th...


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Vance running to keep his seat - BigJim
[link=(http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/vance-mcallister-running-full-term-louisiana-108434.html?hp=l1)]Politico link[/link] Sorry if germans but didn't see it on front page. Wow, just wow. Dude, needs to take a hint. :wha: ...


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Hawk-Democrat alliance supports Jindal's Common Core stance - BigJim
Wow, the "fiscal" hawks continue to show what they are really about. [link=(http://thehayride.com/2014/06/legislators-the-extreme-common-core-rhetoric-is-counterproductive/)]From the Hayride[/link] [quote]The signatories: State Representative James Armes State Representative Terry Brown Sta...


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Jindal jumps the shark with reversal on Common Core - BigJim
[link=(http://thehayride.com/2014/06/sadow-jindals-all-in-as-a-common-core-opponent-now/)]It's bad when Jindal is losing people like Sadow[/link] [quote]And if DOE additionally goes to court, or goes ahead unilaterally implementing and makes Jindal decide whether to take it to court, Jindal polit...


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St. George Fire Chief blasts Annexation - BigJim
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/home/9154423-125/st-george-campaign-letters-to)]Accuses Mayor of "tax mining!"[/link] Wow, if only someone could have seen this coming. If St. George incorporates, get used to having this conversation a lot. Just additional proof that the whole incorporation effo...


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McAllister won't seek reelection - BigJim
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/top-aide-congressman-seek-election-23500428 Probably the best outcome, imho...


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Elder Scrolls Online live - BigJim
Anyone playing this? Review? Looks like the PvP could be good....


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Villere Officially Demands McAllister’s Resignation - BigJim
[link=(http://thehayride.com/2014/04/villere-officially-demands-mcallisters-resignation/)]From the Hayride[/link] The pressure mounts (more than Villere in article) Not a huge Villere fan, but looks like the right call on his part. I am actually OK with him not resigning as long as he doesn...


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Vance McAllister's scandal score - BigJim
How bad is this scandal? Let's go the (un)Official Scoreboard to find out: Higher scores = more forgivable Lower scores = more serious offense Penalties: Married? yes: -1 Partner was married? Yes: -1 Public funds involved? tough to tell at this point Used Family Values/religion as major...


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Vance McAllister sucking face with staffer - BigJim
[link=(http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/vance-mcallister-video-kissing-staffer-105435.html)]Link to video inside Politico article[/link] ...


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Bills to pay down Louisiana retirement debt stall - BigJim
[link=(http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/bills_to_pay_down_louisiana_re.html#incart_river)]Kicking it down the road...[/link] How can you pay for additional benefits like COLAs when you don't have enough to pay for the benefits you have already promised??? :banghead:...


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Should Obama be doing anything different NOW? - BigJim
I understand the "his weakness let Putin invade argument," but at this point is there an action he should pursue that he isn't OR actions that he should not pursue that he is. (Wow, that was wordy). In short, what should Obama being doing different about the Ukrainian/Russian situation? ...


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SADOW: No, Higher Education Isn’t In Catastrophic Shape In Louisiana - BigJim
Thought this would add a little data to the discussion in the other thread. A little light to go with the heat if you will... [link=(http://thehayride.com/2014/01/sadow-no-higher-education-isnt-in-catastrophic-shape-in-louisiana/)]Posted on the Hayride[/link] A few key points: [quote]A myt...


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Suggested Meme: "Mary Landrieu's Healthcare Time Machine" - BigJim
[link=(http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115595/mary-landrieu-obamacare-bill-complicated-and-threatening)]Mary Landrieu's Healthcare Time Machine[/link] I think that title kinda encapsulates what she wants to do and why is it not only a bad idea, but basically an impossible one. My gift to Ca...


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Seeking Congressional approval smart political move by Obama - BigJim
but it shows a true lack of leadership. If he really thought this was a big deal AND was planning on limited strikes; he should have done it already. Instead by punting to Congress he diminishes the military and diplomatic value of the strike. But by doing so he either gets to share the blame...


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