Bobby Jindal

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Onion: "Bobby Jindal Lies To Parents About Winning GOP Nomination"

Posted By on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 1:47 PM


The satirical website The Onion has had a lot of fun with Gov. Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign — its Jindal candidate profile includes "facts" like "Career Accomplishments: Has for years dutifully served the people of a state he desperately wants to abandon" and "What Sets Him Apart: Brings diversity to bottom third of GOP candidate polls." 

Today's Jindal potshot: "Bobby Jindal Lies To Parents About Winning GOP Nomination."
“Now, I don’t officially become president until I win the general election, but I’m just one step away,” said the Louisiana governor on a phone call with his mother and father, cautioning them that while he wasn’t able to live in the White House just yet, he almost certainly would be soon, and they could visit him anytime they wanted.
 Earlier this year, The Onion offered up this Jindal scoop: "Bobby Jindal Not Sure He Willing To Put Family Through 2-Month Presidential Campaign."

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

WATCH: Saturday Night Live takes another poke at Gov. Bobby Jindal

Posted By on Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 3:37 PM


Saturday Night Live's season premiere last night featured a commercial parody for Abilify, the drug used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia — but on SNL, it was used to cure the widespread delusion that one could be the next President of the United States. Comedians playing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore testified how the drug snapped them back to reality.

But for Louisianans, the best joke may have been the kicker:

"So ask your doctor about Abilify today, Bobby Jindal."

It was the show's first swipe at the Louisiana governor since former cast member Nasim Pedrad portrayed him as a glowstick-toting, molly-rolling raver at the Coachella Music Festival.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Y@ Speak: #HereToStay

Posted By on Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Resilience. Vibrancy. Content. Restructuring. Efficiences. "Content staffers."

New Orleans Twitter and anyone with eyes on New Orleans watched another huge blow to The Times-Picayune and the city last week.

Also in this week's edition: Gov. Bobby Jindal does the #GOPdebate, Saints do a Ditka and more hits from the #NOLAscanner.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Y@ Speak: Rivalries, Chapter 1,000

Posted By on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 12:20 PM

Twitter: A Place for Feuds. Last week we watched car dealerships vs. eyebrows, Bobby Jindal vs. Donald Trump, and the ongoing tragedy of the New Orleans Saints vs. itself. Plus: Drew Brees wrestles alligators, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's will-he-or-won't-he house arrest, and bilingual pets.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jindal goes after "narcissist" Trump with Anchorman burn

Posted By on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Gov. Bobby Jindal slammed fellow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump this morning in a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal slammed fellow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump this morning in a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

In July, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry — languishing in the presidential sweepstakes — took on frontrunner Donald Trump in the days before the first scheduled GOP candidate debate:

"My fellow Republicans, beware of false prophets. Do not let itching ears be tickled by messengers who appeal to anger, division and resentment," the former Texas governor said.

It did little for his campaign; Perry has stopped paying some staff and is dogged by the prospect of being the first major candidate to fold. Meanwhile, Gov. Bobby Jindal, whose poll numbers are only slightly better than Perry's in most polls, teed off on The Donald this morning in a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. 

The Jindal campaign had made much of the fact that the candidate was going to take a sock at Trump, sending out alerts, an advance copy of Jindal's remarks and telling reporters Jindal was going to "brawl" with Trump. Among the highlights of the speech:

Donald Trump is a narcissist and an egomaniac. That may sound like a serious charge to make, but it is also something that everyone knows to be true, and he knows it too, and he celebrates it. He told us the other day that he’s likes Kanye West, why? “Because Kanye loves Trump.” He may be an entertaining narcissist, but he is one nonetheless. ...

You may have recently seen that after Trump said the Bible is his favorite book, he couldn’t name a single Bible verse or passage that meant something to him. And we all know why, because it’s all just a show, and he hasn’t ever read the Bible. But you know why he hasn’t read the Bible? Because he’s not in it. ...

Summer is over, it’s time to get serious about saving our country. It’s time to send Donald Trump back to reality TV – it’s time to tell Donald Trump – it’s been great, you’ve been great for ratings, you are almost as fun as Don Rickles, the show has been a blast.

Trump hasn't responded to this specific attack yet (though he called Jindal "stupid" in 2013, back when Jindal was urging Republicans not to be "the stupid party"). 

Jindal has little to lose; in a CNN/ORC poll released this morning, Trump had surged to 32 percent support, while Jindal was stuck at 1 percent. The poll has a 3 percent margin of error.

The governor also took another pop culture swing at Trump, releasing a short online commercial highlighting the number of times Trump refers to himself. Set to the Beatles' "All You Need is Love," it concludes with a clip from the movie Anchorman, in which clueless weatherman Brick Tamland declares, "I like lamp."

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Y@ Speak: learning

Posted By on Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 2:36 PM

What is house arrest and who can I ask more about it? What does Rob Ryan really look like? How do you even ride a bus? All these questions, answered, and more in this week's late, post-Labor Day edition of (last week's) The News: Twitter.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Y@ Speak: 10 years and some days later

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:30 PM

If Twitter was around 10 years ago, what would New Orleans look like today? (I got in touch with friends and family through, um, Livejournal back then; Facebook wasn't really helpful.) Last week was most definitely a week. We talked about it, listened, goofed around, then Lil Wayne came home, we walked a lot, then cried a lot, then Thomas Morstead ended it appropriately by puking in a trash can.

Because I can't fit it all on here: read Michael Grunwald's tweets on the frustrations of reporting on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, all of the updates from Rising Tide X, and the story behind @skooks, in his words.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Disproving Bobby Jindal's lies

Posted By on Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 12:22 PM

This morning (Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015) on CBS' "Face the Nation," Gov. Bobby Jindal once again repeated the lie that he cut the Louisiana state budget by 26 percent — and laid off 30,000 "bureaucrats" while governor. Nothing could be further from the truth, yet network TV anchors and talk-show hosts blithely let him get away with that lie.

That's what Jindal is hoping for: that his lie will gain currency among the media and, by extension, the public. The truth is not that difficult to discern. It's right there in the numbers of Jindal's own administration via the Louisiana Division of Administration, which keeps budget records for the state.

The only "real" numbers pertaining to Bobby Jindal are zero, less than 1, and 2. Those are consistently the numbers that he scores in survey and survey of Republican voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and all across America. His presidential campaign is going nowhere, and he's getting increasingly desperate.

The voters of Louisiana have caught wise to Bobby Jindal's lies. Judging by the GOP poll numbers elsewhere, it appears the rest of America has caught on to him as well.

The attached one-page document says it all. Download. Print. Disseminate.



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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Memorials and second lines in New Orleans commemorate Katrina's 10th anniversary

Posted By on Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Several social aid and pleasure clubs led a march and second line from the Lower 9th Ward.
  • Several social aid and pleasure clubs led a march and second line from the Lower 9th Ward.

Before he led a procession of city, state and U.S. officials, all carrying wreaths, clarinetist Dr. Michael White performed "Amazing Grace" to a crowd gathered under a white tent nearby.

In marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and elected officials held a somber memorial for the lives lost in the floods, particularly the dozens of people interred at the memorial.

"They are not unclaimed, because we claim them," Landrieu said.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Y@ Speak: Ten Years Gone

Posted By on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 1:20 PM

As New Orleans nears the 10th anniversary of The Complete And Abject Federal Levee Failures of 2005 and every news outlet on the planet serves up heaps of hot takes, let's look at how y'all are getting the led out. Also: The New Orleans Saints don't completely blow it this time and (not) Bobby Jindal unveils his latest campaign vid.

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