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Next Steps after Ferguson? - BigJim
Just thought a list of potential actions might be nice to try and compile: Local -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...


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Flash back- Remember warnings of Tea Party violence? - BigJim
[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 ...


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BRPD off the rails on selfie investigation - BigJim
I am generally a supporter of the police, but this is just wrong: http://theadvocate.com/news/10807672-123/baton-rouge-police-investigation-of [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...


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Trey Thomas for Rep in 6th district - BigJim
[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...


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Tiger Rant
And that is how you keep people in the stands! - BigJim
Geaux Tigers!!! Crowd was rocking. Best atmosphere in a long time! :geauxtigers:...


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What's going one with Lafayette and this "black mafia" story? - BigJim
[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. ...


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"Crunchy" RPG? - BigJim
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...


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Jindal sues Feds over Common Core - BigJim
[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...


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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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