USM remains winless ~ Patrick Magee
A Florida International program widely considered to be the worst in the nation beat USM, 24-23, at M.M. Roberts Stadium.
“I’d hate to say it’s the low point, but it doesn’t get much lower than this,” USM coach Todd Monken said.
USM may go winless this season ~ Patrick Magee
Never in my wildest dreams could I ever previously conceived that USM football would suck worse than Tulane football.
Someone in Hattiesburg needs to dial up Bobby Collins pronto for the expedited solution to this sad state of affairs. 😉
Stephanie Grace: Little common ground on Common Core
Unlike many such gatherings, the format was designed to produce light, not heat. It was hosted by two reliable conservatives, state Reps. Kirk Talbot and Nick Lorusso, who are not often the targets of the sort of ideological fervor swirling around the issue. Supporters on the panel were informative and respectful of audience concerns, and did as well as anyone could to answer questions, debunk myths and explain what Common Core does, and does not, mandate. Opponents were given equal time.
And none of that seemed to make a bit of difference.
It appears the populace refuses to be patted on the heads and go away quietly when it comes to Common Core, which has generated considerable grassroots opposition. The mainstream media pundits paint opponents of Common Core as unreasonable ideologues. The impression I get is folks are tired of throwing more money into the education money pit for the sake of the new political education buzzword du jour, especially when they see insiders lined up to take full financial advantage. Mary Landrieu’s past history in this specific area is particularly odoriferous.
So gee, a few politicos found out the public doesn’t trust them and that even extends to the reputed good guys like Nick Lorusso. This is not a surprise to me because I am solidly a skeptic and on far more than Common Core. Judging from the emails coming in to Slabbed Central from select members of the Jefferson Parish business community I am far from alone.
West Jefferson Medical Center Chairman Chip Cahill evidently does not believe in classic American capitalism if we are to take the man at his word:
Jefferson Parish hospital boards philosophically opposed in lease deal ~ Ben Myers
Crony capitalism is another story lest we forget disgraced former Jefferson Parish Attorney turned self admitted felon Tom Wilkinson’s sister Nancy Cassagne got the top management job at West Jeff despite not possessing the qualifications for the low-mid 6 figure position. It should come as no surprise that Cahill would cite Children’s Hospital susceptibility to political persuasion as the reason he favors Children’s over HCA despite the fact HCA is offering the taxpayers a better deal financially.
The deal Elton LaGasse cut to support Children’s over HCA is what needs examination here folks. Follow the money to the insiders enriching themselves at the expense of the public and the answer becomes clear. Stay tuned.