Tag Archives: Bobby Jindal

The biggest post-election losers… Or, six old white men that need to be set adrift on ice floes

Bobby Jindal, the Republican Governor of Louisiana, when asked a few days ago to reflect on the election, said, “We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.” Sure, he’s probably lying, but I still think it’s safe to say that this comment, […]

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The war against critical thinking

For as much as we talk here about the anti-intellectualism of the right, I don’t think I’ve ever shared this piece of George Carlin video with you. (See below.) It’s only three minutes long, but it gets right to the heart of things. In it, Carlin says bluntly that public education in America will never […]

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Drill Baby Drill… or maybe not

I’ve been looking all over the web to see if Sarah “Drill Baby Drill” Palin has mentioned the catastrophic crude oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, but I haven’t been able to find anything. Word is, the oil, which is pouring into the Gulf at a rate of 210,000 gallons a day, will reach […]

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Is this really the best the Republicans have to offer?

I’m torn. I guess I agree with Rachel Maddow when she notes that it’s odd that Jindal, the conservative Governor of Louisiana, would invoke the Republican handling of Katrina as a model for how to move the country forward, but, at the same time, it does seem that he may be uniquely qualified to drive […]

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