Weekend Update

First up is the update on Friday’s hearing in the criminal case State of Louisiana v Thomas “Haller” Jackson where the phrase “hurry up and wait” comes to mind.  The procedural/evidentiary hearings were continued until July.

Moving right along:

LaPolitics Publisher John Maginnis Dies at 66 ~ Jeremy Alford

Reed’s antics keep newspapers busy ~ James Gill

Up to our necks in mud – and sinking in the Mississippi Senate race ~ Paul Hampton

And finally we end with the Fluffer Congressman Steven Palazzo, a lightweight that refuses to hold town hall meetings with his own people and his primary challenger, the guy that used to make the rounds with all his people in Mississippi 4 regularly, Gene Taylor: Continue reading “Weekend Update”

Jim Brown: Jindal and Obama – Two Peas in a Pod

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


A week doesn’t go by without Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal taking a potshot at President Obama. The Prez has kept a tight lip and publicly ignores Jindal, but it’s obvious from press reports that there is no love lost between them. Despite the animosity, Bobby Jindal and President Obama have a lot in common.

First, both of them are cold fish when it comes to retail politics. Jindal and Obama don’t seem to enjoy pressing the flesh or networking with their political colleagues. Where Bill Clinton and George Bush were heavily engaged in calling and meeting with members of congress from both parties, Obama has been aloof and has failed to build personal relationships in Washington. Republican Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell waited two years before he was even invited to a one on one meeting at the White House with Obama.

Jindal has been a no show at legislative gatherings for years. Outside of his annual address opening the legislative session, legislators complain that he is, for all practical purposes, missing in action. Since the legislature in Louisiana convened two months ago, Jindal, in his quixotic quest for national office, has traveled to Chicago, New York, Indianapolis, Dallas, Washington, Nashville, Lynchburg, Mobile, Atlanta, and New Hampshire. Yet he rarely travels the one block from the governor’s mansion to the state capitol.

Two of the loneliest spots in the nation on the weekend are the White House and the Louisiana governor’s mansion. Past presidents used to relish hosting state dinners and bringing in musicians and other noted Americans to honor their service. Not this president. The Obamas have hosted just six state dinners, where Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush threw more than 20, and Ronald Reagan hosted 35. Continue Reading…………….

Obit: Marjorie Robinson Seemann

Marjorie Robinson Seemann passed away at her residence on early Friday morning, May 23, 2014 at the age of 75. She was a native of New Orleans and longtime resident of Metairie. She was high school co-Valedictorian with her twin sister at Metairie High School, Valedictorian at UCLA and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Loyola University in New Orleans.

She was a life master in Bridge, co-founder of Jefferson Parish Citizens for Good Government, member of River Regions Republican Women’s Club, and a member of Jefferson Parish Newcomers. Beloved wife of Ken J. Seemann. Loving mother of Terry S. Olivier (John), Linda S. Doyle (Leo), Susan S. Decorte (Ray) and Cheryl S. Lee-Stroyewski (George). Grandmother and affectionately known as “Boo Boo” to Jase Doyle, Ross Doyle (Shannon), Rachel Decorte McCloskey (Mitch), Jeff Olivier, Ben Decorte, Amanda Doyle, Emily Olivier, Mandy Lee, Tripp Lee and Joey Decorte. Great-grandmother of Cameron, Taylor, Ashton and Katelynn Doyle and Savannah Novando. She also leaves behind her loving twin sister Margaret Baird (Bruce), brother Johnny Robinson (Sue) and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at L.A. Muhleisen and Son, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Jefferson Parish SPCA, #1 Humane Way, Harahan, LA 70123, Bridge House, 4150 Earhart Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70118 or the Innocence Project, 4051 Ulloa St., New Orleans, LA 70119.