| Political Talk|| Great C-SPAN video - BigJim on 12/17/14 at 9:33 am|
Mother calls into show and scolds her sons over their partisan bickering!
| Political Talk|| Next Steps after Ferguson? - BigJim on 11/26/14 at 10:43 am|
Just thought a list of potential actions might be nice to try and compile:
-Get more black police officers. No excuses about lack of interest.
-Mayor should resign. Probably didn't even do anything specifically wrong. But unless he is particularly supported by the black community, it w...
| Political Talk|| Flash back- Remember warnings of Tea Party violence? - BigJim on 11/25/14 at 9:47 am|
[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-j-demas/take-it-down-a-notch-gop_b_524201.html)]From HuffPo circa 2010- GOP needs to take it down a notch[/link]
[quote]GOP leaders, desperate to regain power, know that the only energy in their party is from the farthest of the far right. So Republican ...
| Political Talk|| BRPD off the rails on selfie investigation - BigJim on 11/13/14 at 1:50 pm|
I am generally a supporter of the police, but this is just wrong:
[quote]Earlier this spring, a Baton Rouge police officer snapped a photo of a supervisor apparently sleeping on the job and sent it to the Mayor-Presid...
| Political Talk|| Trey Thomas for Rep in 6th district - BigJim on 11/3/14 at 12:17 pm|
[link=(http://www.charlestreythomas.com/)]here is his web page[/link]
I have been having a hard time trying to pick between Claitor and Graves for this race when I stumbled across Trey Thomas.
In short, he is a black republican. He has very little chance of winning, but given that this race i...
| Tiger Rant|| And that is how you keep people in the stands! - BigJim on 10/25/14 at 11:21 pm|
Crowd was rocking. Best atmosphere in a long time!
| Political Talk|| What's going one with Lafayette and this "black mafia" story? - BigJim on 10/24/14 at 8:54 am|
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/10551055-123/lafayette-superintendent-criticized-over-black)]Lafayette superintendent criticized for using "black mafia" term[/link]
I kinda vaguely notice stories about the Lafayette school board since they seem contentious, but I hardly follow them closely.
| Gaming Board|| "Crunchy" RPG? - BigJim on 10/10/14 at 11:13 pm|
By crunchy, I mean number crunchy. I am basically looking for a spreadsheet with graphics. And the graphics don't have to be that good. I would prefer turn-based combat, but don't really care. Don't care if it is single player or MMO. Just looking for a game with deep character development (the...
| Political Talk|| Jindal sues Feds over Common Core - BigJim on 8/27/14 at 10:38 am|
[link=(http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/apnewsbreak-jindal-suing-feds-common-core-25140660)]ABC news link (was also in Business Report)[/link]
[quote]When the state education board adopted the standards in 2010, Jindal supported them, saying they would help students to better prepare for colleg...
| Political Talk|| Tea Party organizes Ferguson "Buycott" - BigJim on 8/26/14 at 12:07 pm|
[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...
| Political Talk|| BESE joins suit against Jindal on Common Core - BigJim on 7/29/14 at 1:18 pm|
[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...
| Political Talk|| Common Core: Smear campaign begins - BigJim on 7/24/14 at 11:04 am|
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...
| Political Talk|| Jindal's explanation of why he is against Common Core - BigJim on 7/23/14 at 4:53 pm|
[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 ...
| Political Talk|| Dardenne: Jindal's approach"outrageous"- UPDATE Jindal getting sued - BigJim on 7/22/14 at 8:08 am|
[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...
| Political Talk|| McAllister to return campaign funds to Husband he cuckolded. - BigJim on 7/17/14 at 10:57 am|
[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...
| Political Talk|| Vance running to keep his seat - BigJim on 6/30/14 at 1:17 pm|
Sorry if germans but didn't see it on front page.
Wow, just wow. Dude, needs to take a hint.
| Political Talk|| Hawk-Democrat alliance supports Jindal's Common Core stance - BigJim on 6/27/14 at 3:16 pm|
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]
State Representative James Armes
State Representative Terry Brown
| Political Talk|| Jindal jumps the shark with reversal on Common Core - BigJim on 6/20/14 at 10:58 am|
[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...
| Political Talk|| St. George Fire Chief blasts Annexation - BigJim on 5/13/14 at 11:36 am|
[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...
| Political Talk|| McAllister won't seek reelection - BigJim on 4/28/14 at 4:35 pm|
Probably the best outcome, imho...