Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"I got an idea of something we can do with a gun" 


The sponsor of a divisive bill to allow concealed handguns on Louisiana's college campuses has scrapped the proposal for the legislative session.

Rep. Ernest Wooton, R-Belle Chasse, faced strong oppostion from higher education officials, campus police chiefs and college student leaders.

Ah yes, the brilliant Rep. Wooton-- always working hard to keep us safe. Last we heard from him, he was part of a coordinated conservative smear campaign against State Senate candidate Cheryl Gray. Wooton endorsed Jalila Jefferson-Bullock (Dollar Bill's daughter) as someone who "works best with Republicans and will help Governor Bobby Jindal pass his agenda..."

See, here's how it works. Louisiana Republicans and conservatives say they love reform and hate corruption... at least until a corrupt officeholder might be replaced by a reformist liberal. When there's a liberal in the mix, a fascinating political recalibration occurs amongst conservatives, and suddenly the corrupt officeholder doesn't look so bad. Principle goes out the window, and strategitude reigns supreme. It seems that many conservatives believe that no matter how corrupt or incompetent an officeholder is, they're preferable to any liberal.

Sure enough, Republicans united to help re-elect the incompetent laughingstock Nagin over Mitch Landrieu, because political dynasties are bad and Nagin "understands business".

Conservatives united to help re-elect Rep. Bill Jefferson over Karen Carter. (Suddenly political dynasties weren't so bad.)

And some Conservatives and Republicans even supported Jalila Jefferson-Bullock over Cheryl Gray, because Jalila would be tough on crime (ha!) and more supportive of Jindal's "reformist" agenda (double ha!).


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You sir are a good example of why Louisiana is such a shithole. Intelligence is not a part of your genetic makeup.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:52 AM  

Oh Yeah?
What do you know about shit holes? Let me guess...you were born in an out house, suckled black flies as a pup, grew into a malfunctional abby'normal adult shit head, reproduced in the very same shit hole, raised your battered offspring there, then sent the little fecals out into the world so you could grow old and die alone in your pissy little latrine.
That about get it?

Did you know that your stolen handle spelled backwards says:
sou my noma?
What a baby.
And that goes for any'a youz wanna pick on da'Noble Oyster without the guts to leave a proper calling card.
Thus spake,

By Anonymous New Orleans News Ladder, at 2:59 AM  

Anonymous, which part was not "intelligent"? The part where New Orleans Republicans (a/k/a "gaggle of Uptown swells") swayed the 2006 mayor's election to Ray Nagin? The support of the Jeffersons? You sir suck ass.

By Anonymous mb504, at 9:39 AM  

Talk about spineless. Even though Oyster always backs up his arguments with sources, you are free to disagree and insult as you see fit. But stand behind your comment and don't register it as "Anonymous", unless you want to make it clear that you are scared shite-less of Oyster's digital wrath.

By Blogger AhQuoi, at 11:56 AM  

Oh, I don't mind the anonymous insulters. They're funny.

Let's just say that I wasn't shocked that the genetics/intelligence linkage was at the top of this commenter's consciousness.

By Blogger oyster, at 12:23 PM  

Please stop piling on the geneticist. Obviously he/she has some information to share about the natural selection of bivalves as it relates to intelligence.

I would very much like to see this data. But I'm afraid it will never see the light of day if everyone continues to behave so uncivilly.

By Blogger jeffrey, at 12:30 PM  

Yes But Jeffery,
"Will the IDiots Make the Same Mistake with RNA that They Made with Junk DNA?"

For me it falls to the battle between habit and novelty. And, errah, I'm fo'novelty. Bzzzzzzzz
Poor poor geneticists...bless yer hearts.

By Anonymous Editilla, at 1:11 PM