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Deadbeat Jindal Leaves Louisiana Taxpayers With $1 Billion Budget Hole

Next year, as the magnolias come to bloom, Bobby Jindal will take his last lap of the Louisiana Legislature. Yes, the term-limited, part-time Governor will be busily boxing up the mansion in 2015. But while the luggage tags and boarding passes might be swept into the garbage can, the Governor’s budget mess will stick with taxpayers for years to come.

According to fiscal experts in the Legislative Fiscal Office, Jindal will leave Louisiana taxpayers with a massive $982.5 million budget chasm for the FY15-16 year (next year):

Legislators are especially concerned about a line in a report by the Legislative Fiscal Office. The office — staffed by financial experts — looked at the governor’s budget and concluded that “$982.5 (million) may require another source of revenue in FY 16.” In other words, nearly $1 billion in fiscal obligations could need a new funding source in a year’s time.

“It looks like all we’re doing is kicking the can down the road, and now it looks like the can might be getting bigger,” said state Rep. Eddie Lambert, R-Prairieville.

Let’s ignore this ridiculous sham of Jindal claiming to be a fiscal conservative. Let’s be clear: you can not be a fiscal conservative if you cannot balance a budget on year-to-year funds. Stop-gap funding measures are the essence of irresponsibility. It’s paying the credit card with another credit card. Irresponsible. 

But this is typical of Jindal’s callous disregard for Louisiana. He does not care about the state, at least when it comes to things that don’t advance his own career. He is ruthlessly disrespectful to the people of this state. And we’ll only know the full damage when he’s gone.

What McAllister Should Say

“I’ll resign when every Louisiana politician that has admitted an extra-marital affair does the same.”

Smoke ‘em if ya’ got ‘em, suckers.

Mic drop. Automatic pimp status.

It don’t matter if the dali-fucking-lama asks this sucker to resign. Every time those hypocritical suckers at LAGOP open their mouth, ole Vance should get medieval on their ass.

Oh, me resign? How about David “diaper boy” Vitter, your fucking candidate for GOVERNOR be asked to resign first, motherfuckers.

Holla at ya boy.

 

Lots of speculation, opinions about McAllister’s lip-locking; here are a few of our thoughts, ideas and conspiracy theories

Lamar Parmentel:

More on Vance

Originally posted on Louisiana Voice:

Without belaboring the obvious, several things are simultaneously clear—and puzzling—about the sordid little spittle-swapping episode involving Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister and his married aide Melissa Peacock, wife of one of McAllister’s erstwhile close friends:
  • Elected on Nov. 16 and sworn in on Nov. 21, it took him only a month and two days—Dec. 23—to get busted in his own office by his own security camera. That has to eclipse any record for infidelity by U.S. Sen. David Vitter and shows that McAllister is dumber than a duck.
  • While some deep smooching doesn’t begin to compare to Vitter’s pillow talk with prostitutes, McAllister has pretty much been deep-sixed in his re-election bid while Vitter somehow remains the odds-on favorite to become Louisiana’s next governor. Vitter’s romps were in the abstract, only written about, while McAllister’s indiscretion was caught on video for all to see in its fuzzy, grainy quality—which only…

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Why The Real Scandal Isn’t Congressman Vance McAllister’s Philandering

Originally posted on CenLamar:

Today, the nation learned that freshman Congressman Vance McAllister (R- Duck Dynasty) is, in fact, a quack. Last November, McAllister stunned the Louisiana political commentariat and soundly defeated State Senator Neil Riser, a victory that many attribute to the support he received from Phil and Willie Robertson from the hit reality television show “Duck Dynasty.” McAllister, who ran on a family values platform, emphasizing his Christian faith and his disdain for Washington politicians, was caught, on camera, cheating on his wife with one of his staffers, a woman named Melissa Peacock.

Mrs. Peacock and her husband Heath were close friends of the McAllister family and major donors to his campaign. Recently, according to my sources, both the Congressman and his wife posted comments on Mrs. Peacock’s Facebook account, which has now been deleted.

Melissa Peacock, Source: Facebook

Melissa Peacock, Source: Facebook

At first blush, this may seem like yet another story about a hypocritical politician, and…

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Statutory Rape: How Big Oil Gets Away With Destroying Louisiana’s Coast (Part One)

Originally posted on CenLamar:

On September 27, 2007, Congressman Bobby Jindal walked under the rotunda of Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, an impressive gothic building that could easily be mistaken for a cathedral, perched on a bluff in downtown Baton Rouge with sweeping views of the Mississippi River. Congressman Jindal, then only 36 years old, was auditioning for the same role he lost out on in 2003, but this time, he was fully prepared. This time, he wasn’t just armed with talking points; he cited detailed, extensive position papers on just about everything he could think of: Education, health care, coastal restoration, crime prevention, government waste, and his personal favorite, ethics reform. 

Jindal shared the stage with three other men also seeking to take over Huey P. Long’s old job: John Georges, a wealthy entrepreneur from New Orleans who made a bulk of his fortune in video poker; Walter Boasso, a successful Cajun businessman and State…

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On Common Core: Jindal Swings Both Ways

SHOT:

Jindal was in favor of Common Core when Louisiana implemented it in 2010

CHASER:

“…but the governor now has concerns about the standards. After months of being circumspect about the issue, he quietly supported two bills that would have stalled or dismantled Common Core in Louisiana when the Legislature considered the proposals Wednesday.”

Happy weekend!

 

Hilariously, Bobby Jindal Attempts To Use “Science” To Defend His Failed School Voucher Program

bucktownpirate:

Hilarious indeed.

Originally posted on CenLamar:

On Monday, Governor Bobby Jindal- Louisiana’s Sarah Palin- published an opinion piece for The New York Post, a once-venerable American institution founded by Alexander Hamilton and now owned by Rupert Murdoch, the Australian entrepreneur who also owns  The Wall Street Journal , Fox News, and a majority stake in the Republican Party.

Despite the fact that Jindal is now in the middle of a busy legislative session, which, as anyone from Louisiana can tell you, consumes almost every second of the Governor’s schedule, he somehow managed to find time for the good people of New York City. He may live in Baton Rouge, but he can see Manhattan from his house mansion. And as he explains in his editorial, he is deeply concerned that their new Mayor, Bill de Blasio, is actually doing what voters elected him, in a landslide, to do. Mayor de Blasio, audaciously, ran and was…

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Bobby Jindal Definitively Proves That Bobby Jindal Is A Liar

bucktownpirate:

As if you needed more evidence.

Originally posted on CenLamar:

Way back in 2008, Politico columnist and part-time Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed the controversial Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA) into law. For those who may be unfamiliar, the LSEA allows public school science teachers the ability to lie to students about science. It’s an insidious, absurd, and likely unconstitutional law that undermines the integrity of Louisiana public education in order to advance and legitimize Christian dominionism . It was written by a creationist “think tank” based out of Seattle. And it was enacted, perhaps ironically, by Bobby Jindal, a Rhodes Scholar with a degree in Biology from an Ivy League school.

Laws like the LSEA have fostered and enabled a climate of religious intolerance; they have served as a permission slip for public school teachers to bully and proselytize to students, as evidenced in the recent case in Sabine Parish. There, an 11-year-old Buddhist child was humiliated and bullied…

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Chronic Failures of Louisiana Secretary of State’s Website Raise Serious Questions About the Integrity of Elections

Lamar Parmentel:

Serious issues at the SoS.

Originally posted on CenLamar:

Today, Orleans Parish held the biggest and most consequential municipal election in Louisiana since 2010. The entire New Orleans City Council (with the exception of Councilwoman Cantrell, who ran unopposed), the Mayor, the Sheriff, the Clerk of Criminal Court, and the Coroner were all on the ballot. Millions of dollars had been raised and spent. Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s re-election campaign, in particular, was being closely watched by the national media.

There aren’t many people in the world who would be willing to spend a Saturday night obsessively refreshing the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website, but there are a few of us. If you’ve been at this as long as I have, then you know I am not exaggerating: On an election day, the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website is almost guaranteed to fail.

Shortly before the polls closed tonight in Orleans Parish, I made a bold prediction:

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Did Kristy Nichols violate state statute with Alvarez & Marsal $800,000 contract amendment? Isn’t 10 percent 10 percent?

Originally posted on Louisiana Voice:

Did Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols violate state law when she approved an amendment to the Alvarez & Marsal (A&M)?

In May of 2011, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Fannin (R-Jonesboro) sharply criticized the Division of Administration (DOA) for DOA’s approval of a $6.8 million contract amendment for F.A. Richard and Associates (FARA), the firm that initially took over the operations of the Office of Risk Management.

Fannin and other members of the committee were upset that DOA did not seek approval of the contract amendment from the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget (JLCB).

Things got tense as Fannin tore into Assistant Commissioner of Administration Steven Procopio. “All I’m seeing here is where FARA had a $68.2 million contract that somehow went to $74.9 without anyone’s coming to the … Committee … for approval,” Fannin said.

The JLCB was the committee that approved the original $68.2 million contract the…

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