http://www.npr.org/2016/08/18/490449908/louisiana-flood-victims-worry-they-wont-have-the-funds-to-rebuildWill this become the norm? For more, listen to this.
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In which Justice Scalia says confusing things
Leftover sends this, a report (from American Conservative, so take a lemon to suck) that says in a Louisiana speech a few days ago, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the Constitution, well, let’s AC’s Rod Dreher describe it: Scalia said that of all the religion clause (the Establishment clause, and the Free Exercise clause) …
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RIP, Glenn Ford, who was innocent but jailed, anyway
Glenn Ford, of Louisiana, spent almost 30 years in jail for a crime he did not commit. He was released last year, and died of lung cancer last month. Here’s more sad: The state of Louisiana gave him $20 for a bus ride home from prison but has denied him further compensation under the state’s …
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Gun control movement adds a new spokeswoman
After a gunman opened fire during a Louisiana screening of her most recent movie, “Trainwreck,” Amy Schumer has joined the gun control fight. She appeared Monday with New York Sen. Chuck Schumer who announced a three-part gun violence initiative. Meanwhile, read this powerful open letter to Amy Schumer from Sarah Clements, whose mother survived the …
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If you’re a politician who takes NRA money, I’m not voting for you
Since Thursday’s theater shooting at Lafayette, Louisiana, which killed two and wounded nine, there’s been a petition started that asks Republican presidential candidates to refuse or return campaign contributions from the blood-gargling National Rife Association. That includes Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a big gun supporter who suspended his campaign for a while and said discussing …
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Bobby Jindal shows his stripes
Earlier this month, Gov. Jindal’s Executive Order BJ 15-8 essentially cleared the path to discriminate against the LGBTQ crowd, just ‘cos. This order seeks to accomplish what an earlier Louisiana state bill addressing so-called “religious freedom” tried to do, but it was rejected by the state legislators. Read what the National Organization for Women says …
Just a bit more on Harper Lee’s new novel
Cynical sends this,, an interesting piece by a Monroeville, La., native who knows more than most of us about Harper Lee, and the controversy around her recently published prequel, “Go Set a Watchman.” The piece includes her reaction to that book’s publication: I thought of Miss Nelle, sitting in that quiet nursing home out on …
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Can someone tell Rep. Valarie Hodges that Christianity is not the only religion?
The Louisiana Republican seems confused that allowing religious school vouchers means allowing vouchers for all religious schools. And thanks, Ruth, for the link.
Yet another use for Nessie, the Loch Ness monster
The (I assume) mythical creature is being used in a textbook from Accelerated Christian Education to disprove evolution. From the book: Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence. Have you heard of the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ in Scotland? ‘Nessie’ for short has been recorded on sonar from a small submarine, …
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