Monday, May 23, 2005

Venting about Louisiana Politics

Have Louisianaians lost their collective minds? Does anyone not know Louisiana's reputation for electing crooked and/or stupid politicians? What the hell is going on here?

Our esteemed governor, Kathleen Blanco, is dining with Fidel Castro, being raped by Saints owner, Tom Benson, and has a really stupid idea on how to raise teachers' salaries. I'll concede that the Saints deal is largely Mike Foster's fault, but a "sin tax" to increase our teachers' salaries is solely Mrs. Blanco's stupidity.

Follow me for a minute here. Aren't "sin taxes" designed to stop people from "sinning" by making "sin" less afordable? So we are going to raise teachers' salaries by imposing a tax that by it's very definition is supposed to decrease the amount of revenue it creates? What is this woman thinking? Apparently nothing

In closing I'd say: Come on Governor Babineaux-Blanco. A hyphenated last name? If you want to take your hubby's last name then take it. If not, don't. If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly. If you want be a communist, say so!