Bobby Jindal

Monday, February 9, 2015

Y@ Speak: Mardi Gras 2015, Week 1

Posted By on Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 12:12 PM


Anthony Davis reigns as King of Basketball, while nerds, dogs and tiny vulgar shoeboxes reclaim the streets. Also in this week's massive Mardi Gras edition: #JindalPortrait-gate, the return of Wobble Cop, measles, Brian Williams, and poor float bathroom etiquette.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Onion: Bobby Jindal unsure whether he's "willing to put family through 2-month presidential campaign"

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 3:40 PM

Gov. Bobby Jindal, right, prays during "The Response," his faith rally held on the campus of Louisiana State University last Saturday. - JULIE DERMANSKY
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  • Gov. Bobby Jindal, right, prays during "The Response," his faith rally held on the campus of Louisiana State University last Saturday.

No one can take the stuffing out of a politician quite like The Onion, which has a Campaign 2016 story today titled "Bobby Jindal Not Sure He Willing To Put Family Through 2-Month Presidential Campaign":
BATON ROUGE, LA — Citing the intense pressures and scrutiny placed on political candidates and the people in their lives, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday that he’s not sure he wants to put his family through the rigors of a two-month presidential campaign.

The 43-year-old former congressman told reporters that while his wife and three young children are tremendously supportive of his political ambitions, he recognizes that a relentless six-to-eight-week run for the White House would be hard on them nonetheless.
It's pretty funny (though not as funny as Jindal's new belt buckle). Read it all.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Y@ Speak: kicked out

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 12:58 PM


Last week saw the passage of a smoke-free ordinance banning smoking and vaping in bars and casinos and Rita Benson LeBlanc's firing from the Benson Empire. Elsewhere, Gov. Bobby Jindal could use a spelling refresher and a "spiritual revival," Exhibit Be holds its grand finale, and your neighbors are blowing leaves around out of spite.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Red Schtick: Forget about 'no-go zones'; Jindal's on to 'no-bro zones'

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 5:19 PM



The satirical Baton Rouge website The Red Schtick has been on a bit of a roll lately — a roll over Gov. Bobby Jindal, with stories like "Last Known Jindal Supporter Throws in the Towel" and "10 Other Nonexistent Things Bobby Jindal Decries."

This one, however, literally made me laugh out loud:

There are portions of American cities where insufferable, Axe-Body-Spray-laden douchebags are not welcome, according to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

The Republican railed against the existence of these so-called “no-bro zones” Thursday, claiming local government and law enforcement agencies have ceded control to roving bands of relatively tasteful citizens who shun devotees of the douchebag lifestyle.

“Right now in the United States, including here in Louisiana, there are entire neighborhoods where it’s not safe for preening young men who brag about their imported cars but only drink cheap domestic beer,” Jindal said. “That’s because the authorities in those areas have given up control to radical enforcers of decency.”
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Our “no-go” governor

Posted By on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:28 AM

In any state budget crisis, citizens and lawmakers would expect the governor to be working hard to figure out ways to raise money or responsibly trim the sails of government, or both. That’s what real governors do. Unfortunately, Louisiana’s budget gap for the 2015-2016 fiscal year dwarfs any that has come before it — $1.4 billion and growing. And while Gov. Bobby Jindal is indeed figuring out ways to scare up large sums of money, he’s not doing it for the state. He’s doing it for himself.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

What Bobby Jindal has stolen

Posted By on Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 11:49 AM

DAVID KROLL
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Term-limited state lawmakers may turn out to be the lucky ones next fall. They won’t have to explain to voters why they went along with Bobby Jindal’s fiscal insanity and cut more than $700 million from Louisiana’s public colleges and universities over the past seven years. Heck, the cuts could exceed $1 billion by Election Day, particularly since Jindal seems predisposed to do nothing in the face of a projected $1.4 billion budget gap.

Well, not quite nothing — he is laying the groundwork for a quixotic presidential run. I’m not sure how he’s going to explain $1 billion in cuts to higher education, especially when he’s touting himself as the savior of public education in Louisiana. Then again, the national media rarely look beyond press releases, and voters in Iowa and New Hampshire have no clue what a liar Jindal is.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Report: Jindal to bash Hillary Clinton's "mindless naivete" in London speech

Posted By on Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 12:29 PM

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Gov. Bobby Jindal, often on the road, is spending 10 days in Europe right now on an "economic development mission," but there's always room for a little (or a lot) of politicking. Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard has a copy of some of Jindal's prepared remarks:
According to early excerpts of the address, Jindal will use the speech to bash Hillary Clinton, the likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, and to go after radical Islam in wake of last week's Paris terrorist attacks. ... Jindal is planning to say, "Our former Secretary of State in America recently said that we need to 'show respect for our enemies' and 'empathize with their perspective and point of view.' Well, yes, understanding our enemies as a means of destroying them, I’m all for that. But empathizing with them as if perhaps we can find some common ground, I have no interest in that kind of mindless naiveté."

In a CNN | ORC poll conducted last month, Jindal was the choice of 4 percent of Republican respondents and independent respondents who lean toward the GOP. Clinton was the choice of 66 percent of Democratic respondents and independents who lean Democratic.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Jindal's international chops

Posted By on Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 5:06 PM

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So now Bobby Jindal is off to earn his foreign policy chops, thanks to a 10-day “economic development mission” to Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Jindal returns Jan. 20, almost exactly a year after his first international foray as governor — that one a trade mission to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

If this is a run-up to Jindal’s expected announcement that he’s running for president in 2016 (Is there anyone who doesn't think that that’s what this is all about?), I suppose it’s not quite as laughable as then-Gov. Sarah Palin touting her international bona fides in 2008 by saying one could see Russia from parts of Alaska … but it’s close.

Imagine Jindal on the campaign trail, or as a vice-presidential nominee (okay, don’t do that last one), telling a reporter, “I’ve been to Japan. I know how to build on our long relationship with our allies there.” Or, “I know the Swiss, and they’re a lot more than private banking.”

Lest there be any doubt that this jaunt is anything but a scrim for Jindal to pick up some international affairs cred, consider that his itinerary includes a foreign policy speech to the Henry Jackson Society (a conservative London think tank) and an unspecified number of meetings with unspecified political leaders in the UK. I guess the specifics of those meetings are part of Gov. Wannabe’s “deliberative process,” which allows such details to be kept from the public view under the “transparency” law that he pushed through the Legislature in 2009.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Y@ Speak: the end of #FalconsHateWeek

Posted By on Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Happy holidays! The New Orleans Saints gave us heartburn and rage, and Gov. Bobby Jindal gave us the gift of his thoughts on Cuba and North Korea. Let us all warm our mittens around the dumpster fire and never speak of this season again.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bobby Jindal prayer rally materials say Hurricane Katrina occurred six years ago

Posted By on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Gov. Bobby Jindal has announced he will be holding "The Response," a Christian prayer rally, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge Jan. 24. The event's website has several downloads for attendees, including a 7-day prayer guide for the days leading up to the event.

Day 2's reading ("Locust Plagues"), may confuse some of the faithful, as it describes Hurricane Katrina as having occurred six years ago, which would have put it in the summer of 2008, three years into the recovery:

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