Bobby’s Bad Day…in Texas

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, ever concerned about the needs of his constituents, spent yesterday attending to Louisianans in the grand ol’ state of Texas. He gave a speech. He hawked his book. He did a fund-raiser. Oh, and while Bobby was out of town again… The National Oil Spill Commission declared that Jindal’s great sand berm idea was ineffective to say the least, largely as … Continue reading Bobby’s Bad Day…in Texas

Having it Both Ways

Tired from watching last night’s game, but this is the kind of political hypocrisy that drives me crazy so I just gotta note: When opening up the waters off the Louisiana coast for fishing, Bobby Jindal can’t find any oil. When making the argument to finish his sand berms, Bobby Jindal and Garret Graves can not only find the oil, it’s everywhere and will be … Continue reading Having it Both Ways

Changing Course in the Gulf: Bad Lessons in Money and Politics Pt. 2 – Bobby Jindal, Sand Berms and the Shaw Group

Over the past five months, Gulf Coast residents have been treated to a number of decisions with direct impact on their lives. They weren’t asked to give input at the time these decisions were made. They weren’t asked how they thought it might affect their future. The decisions occurred above their heads and most times, without their knowledge, but they are the ones now paying … Continue reading Changing Course in the Gulf: Bad Lessons in Money and Politics Pt. 2 – Bobby Jindal, Sand Berms and the Shaw Group

Bobby Jindal’s Lack of Transparency Rivals BP’s…

In a press release back on June 16th, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal had the following to say about British Petroleum’s plans to pay reparations: “We are asking federal officials how this new independent claims process will be established…and what degree of transparency it will have to ensure the state has access to claims information.” Jindal’s demand for transparency from British Petroleum would seem fitting, especially … Continue reading Bobby Jindal’s Lack of Transparency Rivals BP’s…

Of Course It’s Political…

Imagine a country, a place where an oil spill fouled a major body of water off five states. The ensuing damage threw thousands out of work, threatened an entire ecosystem, a culture, killed thousands of birds, fish, sensitive marshlands. The company promised to do everything to make things whole again. The government stepped in and held that company to task while spearheading the greatest mobilization … Continue reading Of Course It’s Political…

Bobby Jindal – Jesus Christ Oil-Spill-Star…

Gov. Bobby Jindal gives a crisp salute to the Louisiana National Guard soldiers standing outside the Governor’s Mansion as he climbs aboard a Blackhawk helicopter for another trip to the Gulf of Mexico. Today’s mission: a tour of the E-4 sand berm under construction in the Chandeleur Islands, one of six artificial barriers authorized by the Army Corps of Engineers and a linchpin in the … Continue reading Bobby Jindal – Jesus Christ Oil-Spill-Star…

Bobby Jindal…Crusading for the Gulf or 2012? Blame games

Interesting article from Alternet…the high points being: 1. Still hasn’t deployed the National Guard. He has over 6000 at his disposal, has only deployed 1100 and continues to blame the feds for not giving him the 6000 he requested… 2. His office approved the oil spill plan he states isn’t effective at cleaning up the oil…but he blames the feds for this too. 3. He … Continue reading Bobby Jindal…Crusading for the Gulf or 2012? Blame games