Tag Archives: Louisana

Isaac Aims At New Orleans

The danger to the GOP convention has mostly ended as Isaac sets its sights on the Gulf coast. Wednesday, the day the storm is forecast to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, is the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina slamming into New Orleans. Hurricane warnings have been issued for portions of the northern Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Isaac …

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LOUISIANA: House GOP Rep Calls For Ending College LGBT Studies Minor

Louisiana’s University of LaFayette has begun offering a minor in LGBT Studies. And that makes wingnut GOP House Rep. Jeff Landry very unhappy. In a letter addressed to UL’s President, Dr. Joseph Savoie, Landry request that the university eliminate the new program. As a proud alumnus, Landry says he been so grateful of the education he received at UL, but …

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LOUISIANA: Gay Man Brutally Beaten With Billiards Cue Stick In Hate Crime Attack

Yesterday a 52 year-old gay man suffered grievous facial injuries after a patron at a Shreveport, Louisiana bar attacked him with a billiards cue stick because he is gay. Witnesses say the two men hadn’t even spoken before the attack. Security personnel at the Sandbar held the alleged attacker, William Payne until police arrived. Payne was arrested and charged with …

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The Oil Spill After One Year?

A simulation by the University of Hawaii.

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LOUISIANA: Gov. Bobby Jindal Signs Bill Allowing Guns In Church

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill allowing people to bring firearms into church. Just in case somebody wants to go crazy during Jeebus-time. [The] bill would authorize persons who qualified to carry concealed weapons having passed the training and background checks to bring them to churches, mosques, synagogues or other houses of worship as part of a security …

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Hurricane Season May Worsen Oil Spill

Forecasters are predicting a bad hurricane season, which begins today. It’s feared that the expected strong storms will exacerbate the Gulf oil spill. Three to seven major hurricanes — involving winds of at least 178 km/h — are expected. Up to 14 hurricanes with winds of 119 km/h are also expected. Such winds could be disastrous for BP’s latest attempt …

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Worse Than Exxon Valdez

The Gulf oil spill is shaping up to be the worst environmental disaster in American history. Fumes are now overwhelming the residents of New Orleans as the leading edge of the spill reaches the fragile marshes of the Mississippi delta. Compounding the disaster, poor weather has forced the Coast Guard to suspend their containment attempts. National agencies are mobilizing across …

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Gay Adoption Bill Fails In Louisana

A bill that would have expanded adoption laws to allow joint adoption by unmarried couples was defeated by a 3-1 vote in the Louisiana Senate yesterday. The bill was fiercely opposed by religious groups. Senate Bill 129, which ended up as a combination of two measures by Sens. Ed Murray and J.P. Morrell, would have allowed unmarried couples to jointly …

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Photo Of The Day: Hater 1 – Protesters 500

Protesters outnumbered an anti-gay hater by 500-1 at a scheduled Westboro picket of a high school performance of the Laramie Project in Louisiana. Westboro didn’t show. UPDATE: Here’s an amusing clip of the protesters getting ready for Westboro.

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But Interracial Prostitution Is OK!

Sen. David “Diaper Boy” Vitter (R-LA) is the only senior elected official from Louisiana who has not denounced the local justice of the peace who refused to marry an interracial couple. And he won’t do it here, either.

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Little Boy Asks President Obama: Why Do People Hate You?

A little boy got right to it during Obama’s press conference in New Orleans. “Why do people hate you?”, a fourth-grade boy asked Obama at a town hall event in New Orleans today. “They’re supposed to love you. And God is love.” “That’s what I’m talking about,” replied the President. “First of all, I did get elected president, so not …

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Louisiana Judge Denies Marriage License To Interracial Couple

Saying that such unions “don’t last long” and that he was worried about their potential children, yesterday Tangipahoa Parish Judge Keith Bardwell denied a marriage license to an interracial couple. “I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe in mixing the races that way,” Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. “I have piles and piles of black friends. They …

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Porn Star Stormy Daniels May Run Against Sen. David “Diaper Boy” Vitter (R-LA)

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), the hateful gay rights opponent whose name was in the little black book of the DC Madam, may have a challenger in porn star Stormy Daniels. Stormy Daniels strode onstage at a downtown Baton Rouge restaurant in a tight black blouse with a plunging neckline and a knee-length skirt in the popular purple of Louisiana State …

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Gustav At Category 4, Mayor Orders Tourists Out, Southern Decadence Says “Business As Usual”

The mandatory evacuation of New Orleans proper is scheduled to begin at 8am Sunday, the airport has announced that the final departures will be tomorrow afternoon, and in telling the hotels to close, the Mayor just said, “Tourists, it’s time to leave the city. Do not wait.” And yet the latest update (embiggen above) of the official Southern Decadence site …

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Christianists Win, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal To End LGBT Job Protections

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is allowing to a 2004 law that protects LGBT people from job discrimination to lapse, claiming (lying) that state and federal laws already protect people from being fired for being gay. Calling the executive order unnecessary, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he would not reissue a ban on discriminating against gays and lesbians in the workplace. …

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A Chorus Line

Damn. What IS it with these wacky Republicans? They are doing so much toe-tapping, we’ve got us a kick-line from one end of the Mississippi to the other. Joey DiFatta, 53, running for the Louisiana state senate, was revealed last yesterday to have been detained twice for suspicion of Craigian conduct. Once for peeking at a man through a stall …

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