| 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...
| Gaming Board|| Elder Scrolls Online live - BigJim on 4/10/14 at 3:56 pm|
Anyone playing this?
Looks like the PvP could be good....
| Political Talk|| Villere Officially Demands McAllister’s Resignation - BigJim on 4/10/14 at 1:52 pm|
[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...
| Political Talk|| Vance McAllister's scandal score - BigJim on 4/9/14 at 1:02 pm|
How bad is this scandal? Let's go the (un)Official Scoreboard to find out:
Higher scores = more forgivable
Lower scores = more serious offense
Married? yes: -1
Partner was married? Yes: -1
Public funds involved? tough to tell at this point
Used Family Values/religion as major...
| Political Talk|| Vance McAllister sucking face with staffer - BigJim on 4/7/14 at 3:19 pm|
[link=(http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/vance-mcallister-video-kissing-staffer-105435.html)]Link to video inside Politico article[/link]
| Political Talk|| Bills to pay down Louisiana retirement debt stall - BigJim on 3/21/14 at 8:50 am|
[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???
| Political Talk|| Should Obama be doing anything different NOW? - BigJim on 3/6/14 at 9:30 am|
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? ...
| Political Talk|| SADOW: No, Higher Education Isn’t In Catastrophic Shape In Louisiana - BigJim on 1/23/14 at 1:25 pm|
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:
| Political Talk|| Suggested Meme: "Mary Landrieu's Healthcare Time Machine" - BigJim on 11/15/13 at 8:29 am|
[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...