Bobby Jindal; making sense again

While John Breaux works hard to save the Democratic Party in Louisiana, Bobby Jindal works hard to save New Orleans and keep drug dealers and sex offenders out of the housing projects. The advocate calls it “controversial”, thankfully, the democratically controlled congress didn’t think so:

Specifically, his motion denies the right of return to public housing for individuals who “have been convicted of dealing drugs, a sex crime, or a crime of domestic violence, or who pose a direct threat to public safety, such as gang members”. However, the motion and the bill has passed a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.

Props to all who voted “yea”, a small but important victory.

Section 8 "controversy" in New Orleans

Kudos to Ann Duplessis:

“We can’t keep hiding behind what we think is politically right to say,” said State Senator Ann Duplessis, who said that was why she took up what she referred to as a highly important, but highly controversial issue: to limit the development of new Section-8 housing units in Eastern New Orleans, something critics think is a way to keep poor, evacuated New Orleanians away from the city

Section 8 is a well known disaster, a vestige of LBJ’s war on poverty, which has done nothing but create a market for poverty. There should be a moratorium on public housing in NOLA until murders go down to, say, less than one every two days.

Enough is enough

Hey guys, no time to properly chat about this, but an important retelling of the New Orleans story we all know too well by now .

France

Life in France is not better than America, exhibit 798. Click the link for the video from the NYTimes.

Posted at 10:18 pm by Johnny B