Tag Archives: Louisiana

Clinton Wins Louisiana, Sanders Takes Nebraska

More Super Saturday results: Hillary Clinton has won the Louisiana primary and Bernie Sanders took the Nebraska caucus. Speaking the Associated Press, tonight Sanders expressed optimism for winning the upcoming “very big” races in New York, California, Oregon and Washington.

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OPEN THREAD: Super Saturday Voting

The GOP holds caucuses today in Kansas, Kentucky, and Maine. Democrats hold their caucuses in Nebraska and Kansas. Both parties have their primaries in Louisiana. If you are voting or caucusing today, weigh in below and share your experience.

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LOUISIANA: Bobby Jindal Out, Gov. John Bel Edwards In, 100,000 Residents To Gain Access To Medicaid

Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards was sworn in yesterday and as Bobby Jindal hits the exit things will immediately get better for the state’s impoverished families. Via Daily News Bin: Edwards says that he’s signing off on Medicaid expansion this Tuesday. That means at least 100,000 low-income residents of Louisiana will gain access to health care immediately. The Affordable …

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LOUISIANA: Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards To Protect LGBT State Employees From Discrimination

Well, this is a welcome surprise coming from someone who campaigned on opposing same-sex marriage. NOLA.com reports: Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards plans to issue an executive order to protect the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community from firing, discrimination and harassment as state employees and government contractors. Edwards’ directive would cover state workers and government contractors in agencies and departments …

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LOUISIANA: Diaper Dave Loses Gubernatorial Race

Via the New York Times: With a victory that defied political geography and near universal predictions from just months earlier, a previously little-known Democrat, State Representative John Bel Edwards, soundly defeated United States Senator David Vitter in a runoff election on Saturday to become the next governor of Louisiana. A more promising red state Democrat could hardly have been found …

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LOUISIANA: Diaper David Vitter Uses Images From Paris To Attack Gubernatorial Opponent [VIDEO]

Renowned adulterer, hooker patron, and diaper fetishist David Vitter has tweeted out a campaign clip which uses images from Paris to attack his Democratic opponent, whom he accuses “always siding” with President Obama. Via Mediaite: The ad opens with the footage of the France-Germany game being interrupted by the suicide bomber’s explosion, followed by images of ambulances racing through Paris …

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Adulterer Diaper Dave Vitter: Gays Are Ruining Everything With Their Anti-Jesus Marriages [VIDEO]

Renowned adulterer, hooker patron, and diaper fetishist David Vitter says that Christians are becoming second class citizens because gays keep shoving their marriages down the throat of Jesus. Diaper Dave’s bid for Louisiana governor has been endorsed by KKK-affiliated pedophile employer Tony Perkins. Watch below.

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Hate Preachers At Southern Decadence [VIDEO]

Hate preacher Ruben Israel and his klan were in New Orleans again last weekend. Clip recap: “This Mini Documentary was filmed in New Orleans La. at the Southern Decadence Homo Fest. The LGBT Community is a Depraved and Perverted Community that Must be Resisted and Destroyed! Ruben Israel exposes the true condition of the LGBT community.”

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Rick Perry: People Should Be Allowed To Bring Their Guns Into Movie Theaters

Mediaite reports: “I think that it makes a lot of sense to send a message across this country,” Perry said on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning. “If we believe in the Second Amendment, and we believe in people’s right to protect themselves and defend themselves, and their families.” “I believe that, with all my heart, that if you …

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REPORT: Movie Shooter Was A Teabagger

Via Lafayette’s ABC affiliate: The man identified as killing two people and wounding nine more in last night’s shooting is John Russell Houser, 59, of Alabama. He’s also known as Rusty Houser, and apparently has a presence on social media as an outspoken conservative. The last thing someone posting as Rusty Houser posted on Facebook was in 2013, when he …

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LOUISIANA: Theater Gunman Identified

The gunman in last night’s mass shooting in a Louisiana movie theater has been identified as 59 year-old John Russell Houser. Local police are calling Houser a “drifter from Alabama” who had been living in a nearby hotel since early this month. Houser’s motives are not yet known. He is reported to have an “old” criminal history.

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Mass Shooting At Louisiana Theater

Via Reuters: A gunman fatally shot at least one person and injured eight others at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, before killing himself on Thursday, according to police and local media. NBC News reported that one person died and eight others were wounded at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette before the gunman took his own life. Those reports could …

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LOUISIANA: Married Gay Man Denied Communion At His Mother’s Funeral

Via the New Orleans Advocate: Tim Ardillo said he was standing next to his mother’s coffin leading his young son to receive a blessing when the priest presiding over the funeral Mass denied him communion. The longtime Catholic said the priest told him it was because he married outside the church, but Ardillo doesn’t think that’s the whole story. He …

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LOUISIANA: Done And Done

(Tipped by JMG reader TJ)

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Whatcha Gonna Do NOW, Bobby?

Last night Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ignored the rulings of SCOTUS and the Fifth Circuit Court, declaring that the state would not recognize same-sex marriages until the original ruling by the district court was rescinded. The Fifth Circuit gave that court until July 17th to act, but it did so today. From the ruling: IT IS ORDERED that this Court’s …

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LOUSIANA: Bobby Jindal Blocks State Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriage

SCOTUS has ruled, the Fifth Circuit has ruled, but Bobby Jindal just doesn’t care. Gov. Bobby Jindal delayed — for the second time — the recognition of same-sex marriage by the Louisiana state government on Wednesday evening. The governor refused to let Louisiana agencies acknowledge same-sex marriage following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last Friday. At the time, he said …

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Fifth Circuit Court: Obergefell Is Now The Law Of The Land, Don’t Take It Lightly

The Fifth Circuit Court has finally issued its long-postponed ruling on the cases out of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Will this drag the still-resisting counties into the light? Don’t count on it.

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Louisiana Marriage Map

Via the New Orleans Advocate: If a parish is shaded blue, that means The Advocate has confirmed it’s issuing licenses. If a parish is shaded yellow (or green-ish on some devices/screens), that means The Advocate hasn’t reached anyone at the parish for comment. If a parish is shaded red, that means the clerk has confirmed to The Advocate that it …

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LOUISIANA: First Marriage Takes Place, Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Clerks Can Opt Out

Louisiana has seen its first same-sex marriage but Gov. Bobby Jindal is following the lead of Texas and today declared that state employees can opt-out if they have religious objections. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has said Louisiana court clerks and other state employees who don’t want to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of religious objections won’t have to …

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