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Bobby Jindal Using My Tax Money to Visit Churches?
October 28th, 2008 under Jindal, Politics. [ Comments: none ]

Kaylor slams Bobby Jingle for “spending tens of thousands of dollars of state funds on helicopter flights to attend church services. At least one visit was to a Southern Baptist church where Jindal shared his testimony and spoke about campaigning.”

Great job Brian!

Jindal=Same Old Republican Bull
July 16th, 2008 under Christianity, ChristianWalk, Hypocrisy, Jindal, Politics, Walking Like Jesus. [ Comments: none ]

republican_jesus.jpgLet’s see here. Bobby Jindal wants to get Republican street cred by cutting funding for non-profits.

Jindal admitted that he targeted non-governmental organizations in his $16 million belt tightening. He cuts funds for 258 different programs and groups.

Jindal said that plenty of the organizations that had funds slashed are very good groups with very noble goals, but he said they need to find their money elsewhere.

But typical of the Republican philosophy, Jindal takes care of his buddies:

For example, the Secretary of Economic Development Stephen Moret received a $75,000 raise and will now be making $320,000. His assistant Steve Grissom will be receiving an even larger raise of $94,040 for a total pay package of $237,000. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals Alan Levine will receive a $60,000 raise for an annual salary of over $160,000. The Director of Legislative Affairs will receive a $76,000 raise. The Deputy Chief of Staff Stephen Waguespack will receive a $30,000 raise. Despite all of these excessive salaries, they pale in comparison to the jackpot winner Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek who will make $355,000 per year and receive a salary increase of over $50,000 per year.

All of these raises were proposed in the Governor’s budget and strongly supported by Jindal. He could easily strip these raises from the budget if he wanted. However, he defends these massive increases as necessary.

It’s easy for folks to get upset about pay raises for the Legislators. Where’s the outrage about cutting help for the homeless? UNITY FOR THE HOMELESS is taking a $50,000 hit from Bobby’s cut. They’ve done a hell of a job finding places for the homeless to live.

Shame on Bobby and shame on those who follow the one who said “Blessed are the poor” if they aren’t more outraged now!

Jindal Spreads Lie about Katrina and Oil Spills
June 27th, 2008 under Jindal, Katrina, New Orleans, Politics. [ Comments: none ]

My letter to Jindal:

Governor Jindal,
Please stop telling the lie that there were no major oil spills as a result of Katrina. Either you are totally misinformed or you are intentionally spreading a myth to help oil companies make more money. Either way. Please stop spreading the lie.

I deserve a governor that is informed and honest.

I know. I should have been more harsh. Here’s a clip where he argues for chemical castration of persons convicted of raping a child. As I alluded to earlier–Bobby knows a bit about what it means to be missing kahones. But at the end of the clip he perpetuates the lie that Katrina cause no “major” oils spills.

HT: Adrastos

Jindal Needs Some Neuticles
June 19th, 2008 under Jindal, Politics. [ Comments: none ]

neuticle.jpgThe Louisiana Legislature just passed a bill to give themselves a pay raise. Blanco wouldn’t allow them to give themselves a payraise until public teacher pay was brought up to the Southern regional average. Seems MeeMaw had more balls than Bobby. He wants them to “undo what they’ve done” but doesn’t have the nerve or integrity (he promised no pay raises) to veto it!

Looks like Bobby could use some Neuticles!

Evolution Alternatives Bill Progress in Louisiana
June 16th, 2008 under Christian Crap, Jindal, Louisiana, Politics. [ Comments: none ]

From EthicsDaily.com:

Bill Barrow

BATON ROUGE, La. (RNS) The Louisiana House of Representatives has approved a science education bill that one prominent church-state group predicts could yield a lawsuit over teaching religion in public schools.

The bill would allow science teachers, after a request by a local school board and with the approval by state education officials, to use supplemental materials when teaching subjects such as evolution, global warming, cloning and the origin of life.

The House passed the bill in a 94-3 vote on Wednesday and sent it to the state Senate. The bill would then go to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has publicly expressed his support for teaching alternatives to evolution.

Supporters say the measure will encourage honest discussions about controversial topics, with teachers using the most up-to-date research that sometimes is not included in textbooks.

Read the rest here. Also, rumor has it Mark Gstohl’s article will show up at Ethics Daily soon!

It’s Hard to Stay Sane in New Orleans
February 16th, 2008 under Hypocrisy, Jindal, Louisiana, New Orleans, Politics, Rant. [ Comments: none ]

Last night I saw Charles Barkley slam the local, state, and federal recovery of New Orleans. Thanks Charles! For you who are not from here, it’s hard to understand why we stay here and what we are going through. Just look at our idiot mayor above.
Remember my entry about our new ethics reform-minded Governor?

Well look at this from WWLTV:

Even as a special session on ethics called by Governor Bobby Jindal aims to end the practice of free sports and even tickets being given to legislators a report has surfaced that Jindal’s Chief of Staff recently accepted free tickets to the Hannah Montana concert in New Orleans.

WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge reports that Chief of Staff Timmy Teeple and several legislators accepted free tickets for the show, which had sold out to the public in a matter of minutes.

The report says that the tickets were for the governor’s suite inside of the Arena.

Jindal gave a brief response Thursday.

‘Bottom line, we’re gonna follow the law like everybody else. We proposed sweeping changes in the law. We’re saying legislators shouldn’t be getting lavish meals. We’ve said the same things on free tickets from people being able to influence elected or appointed leaders, that’s why we’re going through this session to get the bills done to change the way business is done in Louisiana.”

There is currently nothing illegal about accepting the tickets, though proposed legislation is attempting to have that changed.

I’m gettin’ on my scooter and going to the Quarter to look for tall guys so I can take their pictures!


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