Louisiana

Sen. Kennedy: Congress tried to hide ‘spending porn on pet projects’ in stimulus bill, but Americans noticed

In an effort to reach a compromise on the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package which President Trump signed last week, Republican lawmakers had to “swallow” the “spending porn on pet projects” in the bill, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said. Speaking on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Kennedy railed against what he called “all kinds of porn” that “some powerful members of Congress” included in the bill. He said those lawmakers “think the American people… are morons and won’t notice, but they did.” “It’s why so many Americans think there’s no intelligent life in Washington, D.C.,” he said. “This is what many Americans heard. Members of Congress say, ‘Oh, my God. We could run out of ventilators. Oh, my God, people could die quickly. Let’s give money to the Kennedy Center and the post office now.’ That tells the American people that common sense is dead. Nonetheless, those of us who are fiscal conservatives, we swallowed it. We had to, we passed the bill. I think it’s going to help the American people,” Kennedy told Maria Bartiromo. “But,” he added, “a pox on the house and houses of all those members of Congress who took advantage of this disaster, this tragedy, to take care of their pet projects.” Many Republican lawmakers criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., saying she used the crisis as leverage to try jamming through a political “wish list” of unrelated items. Kennedy said they included a provision to speed up the FDA review process of sunscreen products, funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and additional cash for the post office. “It’s not a priority right now,” Kennedy said. “I think once we drill down, we’re gonna find out that she’s [Pelosi] not the only one. I think some other people in powerful positions piled on, and I don’t like it, and it’s not fair to the American people.” “Now, look, I’m tight as a tick. I squeak when I walk. I’m so cheap with taxpayer money. But, I said, ‘look, this is necessary. I swallowed it and said, we’re gonna spend 2-trillion-plus dollars because the American people need it. But, when I pick up this bill and see this kind of spending porn where people were taking advantage of a catastrophe for the American people, it pi–es me off,” he continued. Pelosi, for her part, has pointed the finger at Trump, saying he downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus and delayed ramping up the federal government’s response to it — claims the White House has denied. Kennedy’s state has been a “hot spot” of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., with over 3,300 reported cases to date. The Louisiana senator has been focussed on “saving lives” while “also trying to save livelihoods” and despite his criticisms, his people will rely heavily on the economic relief bill for help, he explained. “We are coping. We have about 3,300 cases, we’ve had around 130 deaths, we’re clearly a hot spot. It began in New Orleans and it’s kind of moving out through this, throughout the state,” Kennedy said. “We’re we’re trying to save lives and we’re also trying to save livelihoods because our economy shut down. The legislation we just passed will help. It’ll get money directly to people, to hospitals, to businesses. I will say that a lot of my people are very upset at the spending porn on pet projects that was slipped into the bill, but my people are also grateful for help from the American taxpayer.” Kennedy later said the coronavirus pandemic underscored the importance of securing America’s medical supply chain and ramping up production of life-saving medicines to end the country’s long-time reliance on the Chinese government. “Sometimes, the cheapest is not in your national interest, and right. We may be able to back components for pharmaceutical drugs cheaper in China, but we’ve learned through this experience that that may not be in the national interest,” he concluded. “And, after this is over, we beat the virus and we will, you’re going to see some change, though, long overdue.”

Gotta love Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)!  He’s a good ol’ boy from the great state of Louisiana, and calls it as he sees it.  And, as usual, he is spot on right!  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) screwed all of us in this bill with all sorts of irrelevant, liberal agenda “porn.”  For more, scroll down two articles and read the op/ed from Charles Hurt.

Black Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Kill White People

A Louisiana man is in custody after he allegedly threatened to kill white people, including children, police said. Police arrested Jacob Watson, 22, of New Orleans, Tuesday after he allegedly told a woman and her grandchildren at a park in Gretna that he would kill all white people and then assassinate children at a nearby school, WVUE reported. The Gretna Police Department said in a Facebook post that police canvassed the area until they could find Watson. Police told the Times-Picayune that they also notified school resource officers and searched an elementary and a middle school “just blocks away” from where the alleged incident took place. Once authorities apprehended Watson, he reportedly confessed that he made the threats to see how people would react. Police charged him with two counts of terrorizing, and he is being held on $100,000 bond. The Times-Picayune reported that police believe Watson had also been involved in an unrelated incident September 8 where witnesses say that a man allegedly said he would “kill all white people” and “make the news.” Before his arrest, Watson had already been on probation stemming from a prior conviction that was scheduled to expire in 2019. It is unclear whether he would face an additional charge for violating his probation. Watson also has a lengthy rap sheet that includes theft, burglary, battery, and narcotics possession charges.

..in other words, a black, racist, attention-seeking, piece of garbage.  Just imagine if the racial makeup had been reversed and it was a white thug saying he wanted to “kill all Black people.”  Just imagine how the media and race hustlers would react to that.  Typical liberal hypocrisy.  Anyway, glad he was removed from the streets.  Unreal..

Louisiana lawmaker labels Declaration of Independence racist in debate

The Declaration of Independence came under attack from an unlikely quarter—a state legislator. Louisiana lawmaker Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport), argued that America’s founding document was racist during debate on a bill requiring public school students in the state to recite the Declaration of Independence daily, Fox & Friends reported Saturday. “For the Declaration of Independence only Caucasians (were) free,” Norton, who is black, said Wednesday during the debate on the floor of the Louisiana House of Representatives. “And for you to bring a bill to require that our children will recite the Declaration of Independence I think it’s a little bit unfair.” Rep. Valarie Hodges (R-Denham Springs) shelved the bill before lawmakers could vote on the proposal, which she sponsored. The measure would have required public school students in fourth through sixth grade to recite a passage from the Declaration of Independence. Norton and Pat Smith (D-Baton Rouge) told Hodges that children shouldn’t have to recite words written at a time when slavery was prevalent, reading the document was used to bar blacks from voting at polling places and equality wasn’t extended to all people. “Back in 1776 our forefathers who wrote the Declaration of Independence, I don’t believe they had any idea or that they thought for a moment that America would be as diverse as it is today,” Norton told KTAL-TV. Hodges told the station Norton and the other critics of the bill were wrong. “They really just don’t get it and to me I really feel that it’s as important as Math and English and conjugating verbs,” she said, adding that it was important to educate children to become good citizens. She also told the station she was astonished and saddened “at the hatred that was expressed at the forefathers and this document” during the debate.

I think I’m gonna vomit.. Instead of being grateful for all the freedoms we have here (unparalleled anywhere in the world still), this anti-gun, America-hating, black, self-righteous, entitlement-minded, female Democrat who even holds elective office for crying out loud, is whining about how our country was founded. The Declaration of Independence was a declaration of independence from the King of England. That’s all!! It was an incredibly courageous stance against tyranny. And, by making that declaration, they were committing treason…for which if they were caught, they’d be hung. Ms. Norton in all of her self-righteous grandstanding clearly didn’t have much in the way of American civics in upbringing, or she might give her ridiculous Black Lives Matter bs a rest, and start being grateful for all the sacrifices our founders made, so she could hold political office and say such silly and offensive things. Unreal..

Louisiana sheriff warns gang members ‘you will be hunted’ in viral video

An outspoken Louisiana sheriff’s captain known as the “Cajun John Wayne” has called out fugitive members of a “heathen” street gang in a blunt video viewed more than 13 million times. “You will be hunted. You will be tracked. And if you raise your weapon to a man like me, we’ll return fire with superior power,” St. Landry Parish Capt. Clay Higgins says in the Crimstoppers video while wearing an armored vest, holding an assault rifle and standing in front of several dozen law enforcement officials. His message was aimed at seven members of the Gremlins Gang who eluded capture in a December takedown in Vermillion Parish, and, in particular, one of the gang’s leaders, Darron (Deeda) Carter, 19. “You think men like these are afraid of an uneducated, 125-pound punk like you?” Higgins says to Carter on the video, produced Wednesday with KATC-TV. Authorities say the Gremlins have terrorized four Acadiana parishes through murder, drive-by shootings and other crimes, according to the Daily World in Opelousas. Among those viewing the video was the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana which said the term “heathen” was inappropriate unless the captain knew the religion of those being sought.

And that’s why nobody cares what the ACLU thinks.  Their comment is utterly worthless.  Kudos to “Cajun John Wayne” and his posse!  This is SO great!  Hopefully they catch “Deeda,” and the rest of those loser Gremlins, soon.  Animals like that need to just be put down.  They cannot be rehabilitated, and tax payers shouldn’t have to foot the bill for such a futile exercise.  Just put ’em down.  To see this great video, click on the text above.  Go get ’em, sheriff!   🙂

ACLU targeting Louisiana school over educator’s ‘God Bless You’ greeting

The ACLU of Louisiana is accusing a high school of promoting Christianity in an open letter on Friday because a student group hung prayer boxes and the principal ended an online letter with “May God Bless You All.” Louisiana ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman said in a letter published by the Shreveport Times that Airline High School violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by allowing the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to set up prayer boxes that feature “Christian Symbols.” Esman’s letter also noted Principal Jason Rowland closed a September 2015 message to the school’s website with “The Future Starts Today – May God Bless You All.” “The United States Constitution requires public schools to ensure that state-supported activity is not used for religious indoctrination,” the letter, which was addressed to superintendent D.C. Machen, states. It alleges that Rowland also “encouraged students to ‘pray to the Almighty God.’” No official action will occur until the school board meets on Oct.1, but the claims addressed in the letter have already been placed on the meeting’s agenda, according to the Shreveport Times. “In the meantime, please understand that the Bossier Parish School System enjoys an established record of achievement,” a statement from Parish spokeswoman Sonja Bailes said. “Such success is due in large part to the fact that, as in this case, the system respects both the law and the religious beliefs of all its students and employees.” While school officials are holding their tongues for the time being, other state groups and officials have begun speaking out. Louisiana State Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, has offered free legal services to the Parish and Rowland, according to the Times. “This is typical of the ACLU,” he said. “They’re on a seek-and-destroy mission for all things religious.” He added: “I hope the school will stand its ground.” Freedom Guard, a non-profit public interest law firm, has also offered free legal defense to Airline High School, according to KSLA. Airline High School is in Bossier City, which lies east of Red River, about 3 miles from Shreveport.

You can always count on the ACLU to be on the wrong side of, well, virtually everything.  Freedom OF religion does NOT mean freedom FROM religion.  NOWHERE in that First Amendment does it say someone in a public school can’t say “God Bless You.”  That’s crazy!!  But, that’s where we are now as a country…and where we’ll stay unless more people fight back against these fascist speech nazis and pc police.

Illegal alien accused of raping a 10-year-old girl in Louisiana

A man living in Kenner has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape against a 10-year-old girl after the victim was seen in a video claiming they “made love,” police said. The mother of the girl found the cell phone video on Thursday, April 16, 2015. It was recorded by her daughter. On it, the victim alleged that she and her mother’s boyfriend had “made love” three times. After confronting her daughter, police said the 10-year-old victim told her mother it happened in their bedroom. 25-year-old Hermes Rivera admitted to police that he had sex with the victim three times between March and April 3, 2015. Rivera remains in custody. At the writing of this report, no bond had been set. Police said Rivera is an undocumented immigrant.

I’m thinking the death penalty isn’t sufficient for this disgusting maggot. Normally we don’t do the whole crime blotter thing here at The Daily Buzz. But, every once in a while we make an exception. Such is the case here. And, it’s today’s gut-wrenching example of why it is imperative that we BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!!….and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border (to prevent illegals from setting ONE foot on U.S. soil) where they should remain until that wall/fence is built above and below ground (to prevent tunneling)….however long that takes. Simultaneously, ICE and other federal law enforcement agencies need to be deporting illegal aliens by the tens, if not hundreds, of thousands….paying particular attention to known gang members, and already convicted “criminal aliens.” And, our federal government should be providing the resources, and support, to those agencies so that they can do their jobs; NOT threatening them, like Obama has done. Tool… As we’ve said from day one.. If this many illegals were swarming across our border from N. Korea, China, or Russia…we’d consider it an act of war. It’s WAY past time we considered this invasion of illegal aliens as such, and respond accordingly.

Landrieu loses reelection bid in Louisiana to Republican challenger Cassidy

Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her reelection bid Saturday in a runoff race with Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy, despite a relentless, against-long-odds effort.

This was expected.  Mary lost BIG.  And, with Bill’s victory, this will give the GOP a 54 vote majority next month when the new Congress is sworn in.

NY Times: Landrieu Losing Because White Voters Don’t Like Her, Not Enough Blacks Left

The New York Times has decided that there is one simple reason why Mary Landrieu will likely not win reelection to the Senate: race.

Again, the NY Times, a leader of the dominantly liberal mainstream media, plays the race card in desperation.  They know that Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) will most likely go down to defeat today in that Senate run-off election, and lose BIG.  The last poll had her down by 18 pts!  Of course anything is possible.  But, IF she loses today’s contest, it won’t be because of race.  After all, Mary is white!  If anything, voters are simply tired of that race card and the gender card being played.  It has gotten SO old.  During the campaign, Mary basically said that voters in Louisiana were racist and sexist.  How on earth can a FEMALE three-term senator, running for her FOURTH term, say that the voters in her state (who put her in office for 3 terms) are sexist?!?  Its this racial and gender pandering that have turned voters off, not just in Louisiana, but all across the country.  Also, Mary has voted with Obama over 97% of the time the last 5+ years, and Obama is VERY unpopular down there NOT because he is half-black.  He is unpopular in Louisiana (and all across the country) because of his anti-gas, anti-energy (i.e. Keystone pipeline, etc.), and anti-immigration enforcement policies.  THAT is why Obama, and apparently Mary, are so unpopular.  This doesn’t make the voters racist OR sexist.  It makes them smart.  And, they’re ready for a change.

Federal judge upholds Louisiana gay marriage ban

Federal judge upholds Louisiana gay marriage ban

As we’ve been saying here at The Daily Buzz.. This will ultimately, unfortunately, go to the U.S. Supreme Court as there are several states right now who have passed similar laws…and the various appellate courts have given conflicting rulings. Per the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, this SHOULD be a state’s rights issue. Each state should have the right to decide this issue however they see fit. If Oregon wants to pass so-called “gay marriage,” it should be able to. And, if Texas or Utah want to keep traditional marriage, then those states should have that right as well. Unfortunately, unelected men and women in black robes in many cases have, with the stroke of a pen (kinda like how Obama operates), overturned the will of the people time after time with respect to this issue. Even in California, an overwhelmingly blue state has brought this issue up before the voters and time after time, the people of California (as recently as 2008 with Prop 8) have voted overwhelmingly to make marriage a union between a man and a woman. Just fathom how that polls in TX, WY, and Utah? Yeah.. But, the gay mafia has been very successful in its campaign to alter the definition of marriage…and make the idea more mainstream, in large part by putting opponents of so-called “gay marriage” on the defense calling them homophobes and such. At any rate, it’ll probably happen at SOME point. But, until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on it, it should be put on hold.