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19 October 2010

Congratulations 

Here's a little congratulatory music for our douchebag Governor and our dick Senator.



*adding that this video is totally cliched, but I like the song, so, meh, get a life.

18 October 2010

Bobby Jindal is a giant fucking douche part 10081 

So the other day I'm reading the Advocate's weekend editorial page and I see this editorial about how Louisianans should really be worried about higher ed cuts:

"It’s not an overstatement to say the future of higher education in Louisiana is seriously threatened as never before," CABL said in a recent commentary on the crisis. But unfortunately, as CABL also said, "most of the public and many of our state leaders don't seem to recognize" that there is a crisis.

It’s not an overstatement.

There is a crisis, and CABL frankly criticized those who would minimize the severity of the cash crunch about to hit. The good-government organization did not single out by name the State House leaders who wanted even deeper cuts this year, and more cuts in the fiscal 2012 budget than the Governor's Office is already working on.

But those are among the people who should listen up.


Of course the typically wishy-washy Advocate doesn't bother to name any State House leaders in their editorial, but it doesn't really matter. It's the Advocate. That CABL is giving this the urgency it deserves is it's own surprise.

A concerned student (who happens to be President of LSU Student Government) then sent a letter to prominent northeastern publications in states where Presidents are nominated by their parties and where our current governor has been spending a great deal of time.

A Jindal administration flack responded with a giant FUCK YOU to the entire populace of Louisiana with the following:

A spokesman for the office responded to a call by LSU’s student body president for Gov. Bobby Jindal to spend more time in Louisiana dealing with the budget crisis and less time campaigning around the country for out-of-state candidates.

Kyle Plotkin issued a statement from the office saying that it was great that the student body president is getting involved in the political process and saying that the governor’s chief of staff and policy director talked to him on Monday.

But the statement gave little doubt to the governor’s position that there is more fat to be cut from higher education.

“The reality though is that higher education officials are not delivering the value our students deserve,” said part of the statement. “In FY 2010, Louisiana ranked ninth in the nation for the amount of state dollars spent on higher education as a percentage of state taxes. So the answer is certainly not to raise taxes on the backs of Louisianians.”


Big giant straw man argument from the Governor's office there, and I don't think it will take any of you long to find it. But that's beside the point. The request from a student at the state's flagship university is for the Governor to come home and "deal with this." Or hell, deal with anything. The response from his office is pablum about taxes. This is the giant douchebag of a Governor we have in Louisiana.

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