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2009 May 04 — Why Now?
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Breaking News: Jindal Seen In Louisiana

Since Louisiana law makes it illegal for Piyush to do any funding raising for his not running for President campaign, the Times-Picayune reports that he has been seen in the state where he is supposedly the governor: Jindal’s top priorities: saving chicken plant and defeating unemployment expansion

BATON ROUGE – Gov. Bobby Jindal said this morning that his top legislative priorities for the coming week are passing a bill that lets money from an economic-development fund be used to support a North Louisiana chicken plant, and defeating legislation that would clear the way for Louisiana to accept $98 million in new federal financing for unemployment benefits.

He is following the mantra of the Southern GOP that giving state tax dollars to corporations is good and necessary, but even Federal money given to individuals is bad and wasteful.

As Jack at The Grumpy Forester noted, Piyush is one of the GOP leaders chosen to “rebuild the Party”. I’m not sure how his stated legislative priorities are going to help, unless there is some untapped vein of poultry processing plant owners that are voting Democratic. I feel reasonably certain that undocumented workers are not allowed to vote.

May 4, 2009   8 Comments


The NWFDN reports County officials ‘disappointed’ in Odom’s change of plans.

Jay Odom was part of the deal that got the Speaker of the Florida House and the president of a local college indicted for his scheme to have the state build him a hanger for his aircraft by calling it an educational facility.

Jay Odom is a real estate developer, which means he the lacks the moral fiber to sell used cars.

Jay Odom has his hand out for every government program that he might possibly qualify for, and is ready to create new ones if he thinks it will make him some money.

The County Commission should have known better than to deal with him in the first place, and they have to be the most naïve people in the area if they expected that he would willingly reveal the “truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth”, if it suited his profit margin to be other than candid. They can have their attorney look at the deal, but Odom has a long history of not exactly violating the law, so I wish them luck.

May 4, 2009   Comments Off on Whiners

MHNT – Episode Four – The Hedgemony Strikes Out Part Duh A

The Miami Herald reports that Jury deliberations in terror-conspiracy retrial delayed again.

Last week it was a sick juror, this week it is a juror who doesn’t play well with others.

Just declare a mistrial, and see if the Feds want to try this again. If the juror is replaced and the MHNT are convicted, they have a solid appeal. There’s no law that says that a juror needs to review the entire trial. The deliberation phase is for jurors who have questions. If there are no questions after sitting through the presentation of evidence, there is no need to do anything other than a vote. If one juror decides for conviction, and the the others are against it, the jury is deadlocked.

From her note, the dissenting juror sounds like she feels she is being coerced, and that isn’t going to favor the government if there is a conviction.

May 4, 2009   4 Comments