“Let Them Eat Cake, We’ll Eat At The Trough!”

June 11, 2008

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“Money, is a hit, don’t give me that goody good bull****” — Pink Floyd-Money

The rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, as evidenced by our Senate. The above picture was sent to me by the tremendous folks over at Louisiana Action Council, who have been working diligently against SB 672 and this very nice Mercedes Benz is owned by none other than SB 672’s sponsor, Ann Duplessis (D-New Orleans)

I know Senator Duplessis is working hard for the poor (legislatures), and I agree that they deserve some sort of raise at some point, but to take a phrase from Barack Obama, “HOW OUT OF TOUCH CAN YOU BE???”

How dare these Senators give their selves a pay raise at a time when when the average working Joe, I’m talking about the middle class stiff, who has to cut back on his driving and perhaps is thinking of planting tomatoes and corn in his backyard so his family can have something to eat.

We are living in a time where employers are feeling the pinch of declining sales and rising prices and are unable to give their employees a pay raise. We are in a time when congress wants to answer the people’s suffering of high gas prices with additional price increases by taxing gas more. We are in tough times, but who does Senator Ann Duplessis and her colleagues look out for? Their selves. How out of touch can one be to do this when high gas prices are crippling family budgets? When people have to look for new jobs closer to their homes? I know that $26,000 a year for a part time job (three months out of the year) makes life very difficult, but believe it our not, most Louisiana citizens don’t even make $26,000 in six months. Ann Duplessis wants to end poverty (at least her own) by tripling her salary by sticking her finger into a button.

I don’t know what Senator Duplessis looks like other than a liberal by her voting record, but if she keeps eating at the trough like this, she may just become the poster child for obesity.

Here is a list of Senators who can’t keep their greedy hands off of public money, YOUR MONEY! If your Senator is not on the list, then your Senator did note vote for the bill. We will have the list of Representatives who need to be evicted from the House after their vote tomorrow.

Senate President Joel Chaisson II District 19 Destrehan, La

Robert Adley – Republican District 36 Benton, La

Sharon Weston Broome – Democrat District 15 Baton Rouge, La

A.G. Crowe – Republican District 1 Slidell, La

Yvonne Dorsey Welch – Democrat District 14 Baton Rouge, La

Ann Duplessis – Democrat District 2 New Orleans, La

Reggie P. Dupree – Democrat District 20 Houma, La

Dale Erdey – Republican District 13 Livingston, La

D. A. Butch Geautreaux – Democrat District 21 Morgan City

Cheryl Gray – Democrat District 5 New Orleans, La

Lydia Jackson – Democrat District 39 Shreveport, La

Robert “Bob” Kostelka – Republican District 35 Monroe, La

Eric LaFluer – Democrat District 28 Ville Platte, La

Robert “Rob” Marionneaux, Jr. – Democrat District 17 Livonia, La

Daniel Martiny – Republican District 10 Metairie, La

Michael “Mike” Michot – Republican District 23 Lafayette, La

Edwin Murray – Democrat District 4 New Orleans, La

Ben Nevers – Democrat District 12 Bogalusa, La

Derrick Shepperd – Democrat District 3 Marrero, La

Francis Thompson – Democrat District 34 Delhi, La


Powwow highlights Native American culture nativeamericanculture.org native american culture

The Sun – Naperville (IL) September 29, 2006 | By Mike Mitchell If Joseph Standing Bear Schranz educated and entertained a few people in a pack of thousands, then he did his job.

“All the time. You wouldn’t believe the amount of questions I get after the ceremonies are over,” said Schranz, founder and president of the Harvest Pow Wow, which will take place this weekend at Naper Settlement. “The reason why we do the powwow, I think, is that we have to get rid of the old stereotypes. In the old days you’ve seen stereotypes on TV of a chief, saying ‘how,’ while holding up their hand – and that’s kind of a disrespectful thing. So we want to introduce Native American culture the right way to the next generation.” More than 8,000 people are expected to attend the 12th annual powwow on Saturday and Sunday at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Saturday’s hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday’s are noon to 5 p.m. The event is presented by the Midwest SOARRING Foundation.

Admission to the powwow, which includes entry into Naper Settlement during their regular hours, is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. Discounts are offered on two-day admission tickets and groups of 10 or more. The admission fee will go to the foundation.

It is a weekend that includes Ojibwe storytelling, flute performances, dancing and artistry, cultural demonstrations, flint knapping (arrowhead making), tepees and children’s games. Items such as turquoise jewelry, baskets, drums, blankets, hides and moccasins, as well as native food will be available.

“It’s actually a very large powwow, and I think Naperville services us well with that,” Schranz said. “We’re trying to make this an event that would have a lot of cultural value to our people and people of other cultures.” The Grand Entry, which is a ceremonial dance, will be held at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. There will be numerous other dances taking place throughout the day. nativeamericanculture.org native american culture

Special attractions include the 2006 World Junior Hoop Dance Champion, Waskwane Stonefish and her sisters. There will be cultural presentations by Arctic Elder Florence Thomas and Ojibwe Elder Nick Hockings, and Native American Music Award (NAMMY) winner Michael Jacobs will perform at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.

Deshka, a bald eagle will be exhibited from noon to 5 p.m. on both days.

Still one of the biggest attractions is the Children’s Area, Schranz said. There will be crafts, games and storytelling.

For more information, call 773-585-1744 or visit www.midwestsoarring.org.

Contact Mike Mitchell at (630) 416-5279 or mmitchell@scn1.com.

By Mike Mitchell


3 comments
jsanderssr
jsanderssr

If Jindal lets Tucker best him on this issue he'll become as effective as Blanco after the cretin don hines called her bluff and won. Jindal owes it to the citizens to man up and stop this disgraceful garbage. You legislators who vote for this study in greed are counting on voters forgetting about this. You are wrong...

chip landry
chip landry

If they vote themselves a pay raise, are they going to vote for $2 a gallon gas for me? This is the most ridiculous bill I have seen come out of that den of inequity in a long time. If this passes, we need to seriously consider recalling the entire legislature. It is very obvious that they don't care about the people they were elected to serve.

clifford
clifford

With the subject matter what it is, and a powerful image like that, appropriate musical accompaniment is a must. So hit it, Janis.

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