OCT 29 Manny Schewitz blogs on Forward Progressives about recent Facebook posts from David Vitter, including one that purports to take you to a petition to stop Ebola (say what?) but actually signs you up for his newsletter or campaign email list or some such nonsense. Dave must think we're dummies, Manny says -- and Dave's probably right.
OCT 29 Salon's Elias Isquith writes this fairly hilarious commentary on a National Review post about Bobby Jindal's attempts to "beef up" in preparation for a presidential run. But it's not just funny; Isquith seems to have Bobby's number, commenting on how the Gov "and his team are hopelessly ensconced in the Tea Party bubble."
OCT 29 Usually, the copy on Red Shtick is satire. But in this post "from the publisher," we get a pretty astute political analysis of Edwin Edwards' charisma and old-school populist swagger. Edwards isn't concealing billionaire backers, or trying to make his opponent out to be "Satan," the post says. He's just running. Huh; imagine that.
OCT 29 Recently we were reading a post on Politico from a BP PR flack who said Bobby Jindal did more to damage the Gulf than BP did. Here's the counterpoint to that editorial, from the interim director of the Ocean Conservancy's Gulf Restoration Program. She ought to know, right?
OCT 29 Vance McAllister may beat the odds next week, and turn out to be more than a flash in the pan, columnist Stephanie Grace opines in this post on the Advocate. The guy's running as a realist, which is attractive -- especially to Democrats, she says.
OCT 29 Blogger Ian McGibboney is writing about writing in this post - in anticipation of November, which is national Novel Writing Month. In particular, he's critical of those who poo-poo the annual event; granted it can get annoying if you know anyone who is posting constant updates, he says, but that's no reason to discourage writers from trying.
OCT 29 Here's an interesting one from blogger Rod Dreher. He's discussing the current state of Christian political thought, with some input from friends. It is thought-provoking, even if you don't mix your religion and your politics.
OCT 29 The Business Insider Australia posts this (inexplicable) story about the Edwin Edwards campaign signs. The star looks a lot like John McCain's star, the Australian publication opines. (K, seriously? Australia is keeping track of this for us?) It includes an interview with Trina Edwards, EWE's Republican wife, who designed them.
OCT 28 LSU student Logan Anderson writes about racism at LSU in this post, zeroing in on a popular tailgating decoration. A purple-and-gold version of the Confederate flag is pretty common, but gave this student a rude awakening at his first tailgate visit.
OCT 28 Phil Robertson, head duck person, is using his go-to topics in campaign ads for his nephew, this post on Inquisitr tells us: Bibles and guns. And that's dead-on, because if there is one thing Jesus is all about, it's killing stuff. That's all over the Bible, right? Shoot thy neighbor?
OCT 28 It's time to raise the minimum wage, this editorial from Gambit argues. Since Louisiana uses the federal minimum wage level, a change to that law is the only way our lowest-paid workers will see an increase, the editorial argues. What's a good figure? Gambit says the same one Mitch Landrieu uses for NOLA workers, and the President has proposed: $10.10 an hour.