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re: Has landrieu accomplished anything of value as mayor? - BigJim
Didn't he virtually eliminate homeless veterans? That was pretty cool. No idea if it is still working or not though. ...
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re: The 18 cent gas tax - BigJim
[quote]Does Louisiana divert your gas tax for other purposes? For instance, the Texas Legislature diverts gas tax money to pay for Medicaid.[/quote] There is a portion that can be legally diverted for highway patrol (State Police). That practice stopped last year but it is still possible. ...
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re: Why don't the liberals demand the Lenin statue in Seattle come down? - BigJim
[quote]No one in Seattle gives a flip about a statue bc they are too busy being productive and wealthy.[/quote] Yeah, no symbolic social justice warrior activity in Seattle at all! :lol:...
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re: New EBR Council On Aging Scandal: Bank Fraud - BigJim
[quote]I still can't get over the fact the EBR Parish Council, Mayor Holden, BRAC, BRAF, and all the city hall types went along with the COA proposition, let it get on the ballot, and said nothing to oppose it.[/quote] Really the EBR council is to blame. The R's are still a majority. But "old p...
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re: New EBR Council On Aging Scandal: Bank Fraud - BigJim
WOW!!! Someone needs to go to jail...
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re: Large Companies Asking Employees for PAC Donations - BigJim
[quote]No idea, but why can't companies just remain apolitical? [/quote] Because companies aren't affected by government at all!!!!! ...
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re: The power of partisanship: good lord - BigJim
That is a tad unfair though. With his firing comes additional information that can change opinion. Think about your office. Normally "That Joe is an OK worker" After his firing "Huh, didn't realize Joe came in late so much." Additionally you have to consider the context. A number of ...
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re: Efforts to change COA board, and to reign in the COA FAIL. - BigJim
If it was legislation affecting a company she owned (ie could profit from) then the code kicks in. Just sitting on a board where she does not personally profit doesn't mean anything as far as the code is concerned. It has to affect her wallet. Please understand, I am NOT a fan of the tax or t...
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re: Efforts to change COA board, and to reign in the COA FAIL. - BigJim
[quote]Let's see... Party line vote of 8-7, Dems defeat the bill. This, Dems have majority on Committee. Odd, since the Republicans have clear majorities in both chambers.[/quote] Yeah but that is where they stick all the democrats so the can dominate key committees like Appropriations an...
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re: Efforts to change COA board, and to reign in the COA FAIL. - BigJim
[quote] Shouldn't she have to abstain herself? This is a clear conflict of interest![/quote] It's not a conflict of her PERSONAL interest. It is a political conflict of interest but those don't count under the law....
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re: Efforts to change COA board, and to reign in the COA FAIL. - BigJim
[quote]On the other hand, they assured their funding won't be renewed next time[/quote] I disagree. The same people will vote for it. A few of the people who voted against it will have left. This is there in perpetuity now....
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re: This is a serious plea. We need to improve the quality of posts. - BigJim
[quote]How about you ignore stuff that you want to ignore. Not difficult[/quote] THIS x 1000 ...
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re: ill to reform nursing home care defeated in committee. - BigJim
[quote]This is true in every state.[/quote] No doubt. But the rest of the country is at least trending in the right direction (more home-based care) even if they aren't there yet. LA is actually increasing the proportion spent on nursing homes relative to home-based care. It's sad and I ...
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re: Can someone explain TOPS to me? - BigJim
[quote]Why should the state be mandated to pay for your kids education? Since when did higher learning become a right. And the majority of the people that support TOPS complain about subsidies for healthcare, the government bailing out the student loan industry, or anyone that gets any type of hando...
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re: WAR ON POLICE Louisiana House Passes ‘Alton Sterling’ Bills Which Would Deny Due Process - BigJim
[quote]Please hold onto your tampon. It is not saying that they cannot hire an attorney after 14 days......you can hire an attorney any time yu want, even if you are a cop[/quote] So then what is the point of the bill? Tried to go to the linked site but it almost induced an epileptic seizure....
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re: Bethune-Cookman alumni demand university drop Betsy DeVos as commencement speaker - BigJim
[quote]Censorship is wrong. I was against the censorship of Spencer at Texas A&M. I was against the censorship in Berkeley. This is not the same. This isn't a two way communication. This is a commencement speech. And it's being done by someone who has no place in government, but she paid her way to ...
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re: Bethune-Cookman alumni demand university drop Betsy DeVos as commencement speaker - BigJim
[quote]The NAACP Florida State Conference called on DeVos to decline to give the speech. If she speaks and is given an honorary degree, it would be insulting to minorities, women and all communities of color, Adora Obi Nweze, the NAACP Florida State Conference president, said in a written statement....
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re: It is perfectly acceptable to not like Comey and be opposed to his firing - BigJim
[quote]the way that Trump fired him. The dumbass should have fired him immediately after he became President. He waits months while an investigation into his administration continues and then fires him. It defies logic the reason he fired Comey is because of Hillary's emails. It is insulting to one'...
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re: Congrats to all the Republicans who voted for JBE - BigJim
I really don't have a problem with this IF it was used to lover the overall sales tax. And I say this as someone that uses the heck out of Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and satellite radio. The issue is we can't trust JBE and the legislature to not bring in more revenue....
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