Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Biennial Convention

February 26, 2007

The 27th Biennial Convention of the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women will be held in Diamond Jack’s Resort Hotel in Bossier City. The convention will begin at noon on Friday March 2nd, ending Sunday, March 4th. Pre-registration is encouraged. Visit
www.lfrw.com for more information on the NEWS and EVENTS page.

Noted author, Michael Zak will speak Saturday at 12 noon in the Ruby Room. Michael Zak is the author of Back to Basics for the Republican Party, the acclaimed history of the GOP from the civil rights perspective. Democrats would regret your reading this book specially reduced to $15 for the LFRW event.
http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com -- celebrates every day Republican heroes and heroics.

Mr. Zak is a native of Chicago and resident of Washington, DC. Prior to writing his book, “Back to Basics for the Republican Party”, he was a Foreign Service Officer, serving in Mexico and Venezuela and also an International banking analyst based in Chicago and New York. The price of lunch and to hear Mr. Zak is $35.00 for guests not registered at the convention.

The keynote speaker at the Saturday night dinner will be former Governor, and presently the CEO of Business 1st Bank, Buddy Roemer. Buddy was the Governor of Louisiana from 1988 to 1992. He and his wife Scarlet reside in Baton Rouge, LA. To listen to former Governor Roemer and have dinner is $50.00 for guests who have not registered for the convention.

Reservations can be made by calling Virginia Smith at 318-742-6182 by Wednesday, February 28th.

'Bluff-falo Breaux' Hints Again

Interesting analysis from Mike Bayham.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A Must Watch

At least *some* Brits get it. Watch.

In light of Cultural Marxism…

Y’all have to read this from Thomas Lifson. Yeah, we’ve come a long way, baby.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Cultural Marxism

Linda Kimball’s latest piece on the subject of cultural Marxism, found at American Thinker, is an impressive synthesis and worthy of attention. There are a few typos, but *learn* it, kids, because we’re in deep trouble.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


From funny-ha ha.co.uk, via a friend:

Children's Science Exam Answers.

Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe
to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like
grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour?
A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All
water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on
the moon,and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in
this fight.

Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.

Q: What is artificial insemination?
A: When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow.

Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? (for example, abdomen..)
A: The body is consisted into three parts - the brainium, the borax and the
abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the
heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels, A, E, I, O,
and U.

Q: What is the fibula?
A: A small lie.

Q: What does "varicose" mean?
A: Nearby.

Q: Give the meaning of the term "Caesarean Section."
A: The Caesarean Section is a district in Rome.

Q: What does the word "benign" mean?
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.

Hat tip: Bob Levy (the oral surgeon, not the lawyer ;->)

Letter From Bobby

February 13, 2007

Dear friends,

McCrery, McCollister Join Campaign Team

Last week I was honored to announce that Northwest Louisiana Congressman Jim McCrery will serve as my campaign chair, with Baton Rouge publisher Rolfe McCollister serving as treasurer.

As we prepare for the race for Governor later this year, both Jim and Rolfe offer invaluable experience and will play important and active roles in the campaign to ensure we are successful in October. Jim represents the Fourth Congressional District in Louisiana and serves on the powerful Ways and Means Committee. His expertise in fundamental tax reform, economic growth and making health care more available and affordable will be important in our campaign as we discuss these issues and develop an aggressive plan to move Louisiana forward.

Rolfe, who is president and publisher of Louisiana Business, Inc., which publishes the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, has been a leader in the business community for years and has a passion for the economic development of our state.

I thought you might enjoy reading an article that was published in the Shreveport Times about the announcement. You can read the article here.

This great announcement came just two days after I let you know of the letter Senator David Vitter released announcing his support for our campaign. These announcements are representative of the growing support we continue to see as we travel across the state. To get involved in our campaign you can sign up to volunteer here.

Tackling our Insurance Crisis

As the rebuilding process following the landfall of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita now hits the 18 month mark, it is becoming increasingly obvious that our current insurance system is incapable of handling catastrophic disasters like the hurricanes of 2005. Too many homeowners and business owners either cannot find insurance coverage or cannot afford the coverage that is available.

In order to fight this disturbing trend, I have worked with my colleagues in Congress in a bipartisan way to introduce two bills that will help insure people from wind and flood damage in future disasters, as well as protect against artificially inflated insurance prices.

The first bill, the Multiple Peril Insurance Act, will create a multiple peril reinsurance program within the National Flood Insurance Program. The new optional program would offer coverage of wind and flood damage in one policy, without requiring policyholders to distinguish wind damage from flood damage. This would not just be limited to hurricanes, but would also offer protection for others around the state if a destructive tornado, like the F3 tornado that hit Olla in North Louisiana back in 2004, were to unexpectedly hit. Louisiana ranks fifth in the nation per square mile on the frequency of tornadoes that hit our state. The federal government aided businesses and individuals struggling to purchase terrorism insurance after September 11th, 2001, and the people along the Gulf Coast deserve the same help.

The second bill will remove the existing exemption from antitrust laws that has frustrated state attempts to regulate the insurance industry and to protect consumers through lower premiums.

With the current antitrust laws, the possibility remains that insurance companies can collude to set prices. The last thing our residents need is for insurance companies to set rates artificially high, and by giving the state more oversight, we can remove this as a possibility.

Meeting with Ouachita Delegation

Last week I had the opportunity to meet with delegation members from Ouachita Parish who were on Capitol Hill to reaffirm support for some important projects, such as the Greater Ouachita Port and the ULM School of Pharmacy.

Our meeting allowed me the chance to sit down with these area leaders and share ideas on what we can do to bring economic opportunities not just to Northeast Louisiana, but for the rest of the state as well. I look forward to sharing some of these ideas later as the campaign gets started.

I hope you have a wonderful week, and please feel free to contact my office if we can be of any assistance to you.

Bobby Jindal

Deadline for Early Registration is Thursday!

Members attending the biennial convention must have registration forms post marked by Thursday, February 15th to take advantage of the $145 fee. Forms postmarked after February 15th require a $160 fee. Members are reminded that extra tickets for meals are offered as a courtesy to those who may be accompanied by a spouse or other family member who is not an LFRW member. LFRW members who attend any or all convention activities are to pay the full registration fee.

The convention committees are finalizing last minute details and the program goes to press this week. Make sure your plans are set for the convention weekend...we've got a lot of work to do!! See you in Bossier!

A Must Read

Amil Imani, a regular contributor to American Thinker, is beyond amazing. His own web site is phenomenal. For starters, read his mission statement, then, add his site to your favorites and read it regularly. It contains a wealth of information, believe me.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Apparently, we are in desperate need of a bike path between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Economic development, donchaknow. Gad…


I learned something interesting, this morning. Dr. Alveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s niece, is supporting Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) for POTUS and is on his Campaign Committee. She’s remarkable and is quite a catch for Brownback.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Maalox Moment

Thanks, Sen. Levin. What a guy.

Check out Sweetness & Light to learn why… as if we didn’t already know.

RNC 2007 Regional Women's Leadership Conference

Ladies - The RNC is sponsoring their 2007 Regional Women's Leadership Conference in Dallas on June 22-23. There will be a reception, many speakers and valuable workshops on Fundraising, Event Planning, Communication Skills and Coalition Building. I am planning to attend. I hope a number of you will also.

Gee, who knew?

I had no clue Louisiana had pet turtle farmers. Look here and here to see who’s working for them. ;->

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Pass the aspirin, please!

I made a grandiose mistake yesterday. I listened to Roger Hedgecock, associate professor at The Limbaugh Institute For Advanced Conservative Studies, as he substituted for El Rushbo, the dean of the aforementioned institute. Whenever Rush makes a brief escape from the Attila the Hun chair behind the golden EIB microphone, I’m always thrilled to learn Roger is slated to substitute. I’m a genuine fan, so my complaint is not with Roger, but with the day’s subject matter: border security, or the lack thereof. Roger resides in San Diego, California, – is the city’s recovering mayor – so his understanding of the deplorable situation on our nation’s borders, particularly the one we share with Mexico, is breathtaking in its depth and scope. Ergo, listening to Roger was not optional.

Nevertheless, what has me on the verge of rabidity is the fact that border security is a problem for discussion, at all! Our country’s borders should be absolutely secure, whether we are a nation at war, or not. As a historian, I learned early on that, for a nation to maintain its sovereignty, three basic elements are essential: a common belief system (in our case, the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law), a common language (we have no official language, although English is traditional) and secure borders (ours are as porous as they come). Without secure borders, the greatest nation in recorded history is hurtling headlong into a Tower of Babel situation, the rule of law is increasingly, if not constantly, flouted, the concomitant erosion of the unifying power of the U.S. Constitution is positively frightening and the very real threat of more terrorism on our shores is, well, terrifying.

What’s next, bitter Balkanization? Eventual partition? Total collapse on the ash heap of history? A mushroom cloud?

All of that leads me to ask further: Did most of our so-called leaders, in Washington, D.C., graduate from The John Lennon School of Global Policy? Has D.C.’s water supply been spiked with idiocy-inducing Kool-Aid? Is something more sinister afoot?

Conspiracy theorists – I normally avoid them like the plague - appear to be gaining credibility on this topic. I’m reconsidering their seemingly wacky suspicions because, while most sane Americans are screaming for secure borders and deportation of illegal aliens, – pardon me, undocumented workers - our federales have imprisoned two border patrol agents for doing their jobs: protecting the U.S. by wounding an illegal alien, who was smuggling drugs, who, according to witnesses and despite protestations to the contrary, was armed and who resisted arrest. The illegal alien has been granted immunity and has been given legal counsel, at US taxpayers’ expense, in order for him to testify against our border patrol agents. Huh??? Moreover, illegal alien inmates incarcerated with one of the border patrol agents, who was supposed to have been sequestered, have beaten that agent to a bloody pulp.

What the (expletive deleted) is going on here???

On a truly positive note, regarding illegal immigration, Sen. David Vitter has earned an A rating from the folks at Numbers USA and Rep. Rodney Alexander has been given a B rating. On the downside, Sen. Mary Landrieu has earned a D+. Brilliant, Mary. Just. Brilliant.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

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