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16 July 2008

B-tails 

Quotes from the Details profile of Bobby J.

[Bobby Jindal] is out to reinvent the Republican Party in his own slick, telegenic image. And if that means purging the GOP of its Dubya-era demons (emphasis mine), no matter—he likes a good exorcism, too.

[snip]

[The Lower Ninth's] few remaining residents—easily outnumbered by the hordes of National Guardsmen and political aides and the reporters sequestered in the flatbeds of two National Guard trucks—are out on their porches [can someone confirm this depiction? I don't live there...]

[snip]

"Governor Jindal is one of the great governors of the United States," McCain says. "I'm honored to have his friendship, and I will rely on Governor Jindal for many, many things in the future, when I am president."[Dear God!]

[snip]

[Jindal] speaks with a pure southern accent, humid and twangy. [WTF??!!??]

[snip]

Effort . . . is something Jindal has never failed to give. [S]ays Mary Lee Guillot, his principal at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. "What you see now is what you saw then—focused, feet on the ground, always knew where he was going." [to the Presidency?]

[snip]

"I was raised in a strong Hindu culture, attended weekly pujas, or ceremonial rites, and read the Vedic scriptures," Jindal wrote in a 1993 article in America, a Jesuit magazine, one of many religious essays [my emphasis, again, WHAT???? "a little more on those religious essays, please...] he published in the early nineties.

[snip]

Jindal entered Brown University [okay, finally] at the age of 17, . . . and it was there in Providence, Rhode Island, that he was baptized. While at Brown, a friend of Jindal's . . . confided to him that . . . [she] was plagued by the sulfurous odors traditionally associated with demons.


Ugh, I can't read anymore.

Umm, no. 

From Slate:

The magazine has a history of controversial satire, so why should it stop for Barack Obama? Some critics have suggested the illustrator secretly wanted to paint Obama as the uppity black man by pursing his lips and giving him some sort of evil eye of doom. Meanwhile Michelle is presented as a "war-like creature" that basks in her husband's "evil genius."

So, what about the Rolling Stone cover that features an illustration of Obama so high in the clouds he could have handed God a voter registration card. When illustrating Obama, should we now only encourage artists to deify him? What good would that do? For the Bubbas of the world that will come across TheNew Yorker cover while browsing for the Enquirer and say, "I knew he was Osama's kin!" they weren't going to vote for him anyway. The same can be said for their like-minded brethren at Fox News and The Weekly Standard.


The New Yorker cover simply fails at its satirical objective. Liberals should stop calling them racist, and then everyone else should stop equating this cover to past covers.

Don't get me wrong, I think they hit relatively close to "the funny", but they don't make it. Especially considering the sh*t I hear around Lafayette, Louisiana about him. You CAN'T satirize it. This cover is a literal depiction of what people say about the Obamas in Lafayette. That's why it's not funny. It's just kind of sickening and leaves me depressed about the state of the small world I live in.

15 July 2008

Coming Soon 



Don't miss out on this event.

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14 July 2008

b-i NGO, b-i NGO, and Jindal was his Name-O! 

It's hard work going through the list of Jindal's line-item cuts, but a few things are clear from my reading:

The Boys and Girls club are going to be short on funding this year.

And jeebus, how long has the McKinley High School Alumni Association been pulling in this much state money before Jindal applied his pen to these NGO iteams?


This amendment provides $20,000 to the McKinley High School Alumni Association.
...
This amendment provides $50,000 to the McKinley School Alumni Association, Inc.
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This amendment provides $300,000 for the McKinley High School Alumni Association.
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This amendment provides $20,000 to the McKinley High School Alumni Association.
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This amendment provides $50,000 to the McKinley School Alumni Association, Inc.
...
This amendment provides $300,000 for the McKinley High School Alumni Association.
...
This amendment provides $20,000 to the McKinley High School Alumni Association.
...
This amendment provides $50,000 to the McKinley School Alumni Association, Inc.
...
This amendment provides $300,000 for the McKinley High School Alumni Association.
...
This amendment provides $20,000 to the McKinley High School Alumni Association.
...
This amendment provides $50,000 to the McKinley School Alumni Association, Inc.
...
This amendment provides $300,000 for the McKinley High School Alumni Association.


Do you get the point yet?

Maybe not, the point is that this whole document seems to have been incorrectly cut & pasted from the document that the Governor's office released. It's the same organizations over and over again, same pages listed as well. I don't get it.

Staring at and pooling through this, then cutting and pasting, then reading again made me a bit mad at spending so much time on this post. This is why I need help from my friend AhQuoi.

Actual cuts to the McKinley Alumni Association appears to be $370,000.

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