Nothing Changes an Election Like a Stabbing

Louisiana politics are dirty, maybe not Illinois or South Carolina dirty, but non the less unbelievable political events seem to come out of the bayou.  Take the victory of the most sane republican in the house of representatives, Rep Joseph Cao.  This first term congressman won because his opponent was...

Blue Louisiana?

Straight up disclaimer here; I believe Obama can win Louisiana about as much as I believe that I’ll grow a third leg out of the small of my back that allows me to recline comfortably without some sort of stool or chair. But a poll is a poll, and a newly released statewide poll of Louisiana has Barack...

Obama’s Good Weekend

In a race that is as tightly contested as the one we see on the Democratic side of the house, anything, and I do mean anything, can tilt the scales irrevocably in the favor of one candidate or another.  In the weeks to come, we may look back upon this past weekend as just such an occurrence. This is how the...

Jena Miscellania (Stay Up Forever Edition)

Having trouble collecting my thoughts. The sleep deficit I’ve been racking up the past week has rendered me cognitively insolvent. So, just a few quick Jena links, followed by some vids (and then, hopefully, a respite from perpetual somnolence): As expected, LaSalle Parish District Attorney Reed...

Jim Crow ‘Justice’, Contemporary Racism(s) and ‘Discovering’ a Travesty (UPDATE 09.14)

UPDATE 09.14: A state appellate court has thrown out the battery conviction of one of the Jena 6, 16 year old Mychal Bell. Bell had been charged as an adult and could have faced up to 15 years in prison. The DA still has the option to refile juvenile charges. More to come. So (white) people have finally...