30 July 2006

another dumb decision by the governor

first off we voted for governor blanco back on 15 november 2003 simply because we felt that louisiana at that time didnt need a republican in the governor's chair because we dont trust george w bush: we didnt think it was a good idea to have a republican in that position to give bush and the republicans more power and as it turns out we were right. hurricanes katrina and rita aside we will not vote or support governor blanco next year (2007) simply because she is not a reformer. we still dont think that the governor is a necessarily a bad or evil person she just has terrible advisors.

hb 685: despite massive public opposition and outcry the governor signed into law hb685 (act 313) the mandatory ethanol bill. nevermind that it came out prior to her signing it that a senator that supported it senator joe mcpherson owns an interest in a company called "rapides ethanol partners." governor blanco signed hb685 into law despite the fact that agriculture secretary bob odom in a interview with kalb-tv admitted that blanco crony the shaw group would stand to profit from this mandatory bill. oh yeah the governor signed hb685 into law despite its being fronted by shady businessman/state representative/reservoir thug francis thompson and that was enough reason for us to oppose this garbage.

recently the governor tried some political manuever that backfired on her when she attempted to shut up state treasurer john kennedy by saying words to the effect that he as state treasurer should bear some of the responsibility for cutting the pork from the state budget. not to be outdone treasurer kennedy stepped up to the plate and identified around $30 million dollars [23.5million eur] that should be cut. what does the governor do? she cuts around $3million [2.4million eur] instead.

hb658 hodges gardens joe salter. heres another waste of money bill the governor signed into law. shady character state representative and speaker of the house joe salter introduced this bill for the state to take over hodges gardens despite the fact that its a money pit. its also been reported that salter's wife's sister-in-law works in the hodges gardens gift shop.

these are just a few reasons that we can think of on a beautiful sunday morning here in rapides parish as to why the governor's decision to run again is another dumb choice. lest you get the idea that we have changed our minds about piyush "bobby" jindal no we havent. the guy is a weasel. he voted for the usa patriot act he is a traitor to the constitution and the bill of rights. hes for a dictatorial chief executive and he is for a total survellience police state. if next years governor's race comes down to a choice between blanco and jindal then we will cast a nonballot in that race. oh we will vote for other candidates for other offices but we cant in good conscience vote for either of these two for governor or for anything else.

we have to stop now. like we said its a beautiful sunday morning here in rapides parish and we can feel our blood pressure rocketing upwards lol.

ps: chad did you change the background of your site? we are a touch color blind and it appears that the background is an off white-blueish color now.
"There's lots of shady characters, lots of dirty deals Every name's an alias in case somebody squeals It's the lure of easy money, it's got a very strong appeal...See it in the headlines, you hear it every day They say they're gonna stop it but it doesn't go away" - glenn frey 'smugglers blue's'