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The Kingfish Would Be Proud

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Kudos’ to J.R. Ball, the feisty editor of the Baton Rouge Business Report, for his just published article on the La. Legislative pay raise. It’s worth the read by Clicking Here. And you just gotta bring the Kingfish into the mix as J.R. does with the following poem.

So, with apologies to Gov. Long and Randy Newman, please join in the singing of “Every Lege A King:”

Why weep or slumber in Baton Rouge
Land of L-S-U
With billions in spending and NGOsshuey04.jpg
All from us to you

Evry lege a king, evry lege a king,
For we should all be millionaires

There’s a pay raise belonging to all of us
There’s enough for tax-payers to share
When it’s sunny June and December too
Or in the winter time or spring
There’ll be cash without end
Even Jindal’s our friend
And evry lege a king!

[Editor’s note: To hear Randy Newman’s original version, or to sing along with the new lyrics, click here.]

Here is a list of other pay raise articles that are dominating Louisiana news:

Veto Heat on Jindal
Do Right By Us!

Getting Off the Gravy Train
Payraise Compendium
Bobby Jindal Is A Total Wuss, Everyone In Louisiana Agrees & Hates Him

The train’s still on track–for now
Jindal Not the Political Tough Guy

Pay Increase Generates Recall Petition
Roemer: Jindal can Veto the Raise.
Striking Out on Reforms in Louisiana
Payraise Defines Session, Possibly Legislature

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Looking For a Veto and a HeroLegislators Raise Pay-La. Gov. Pays Price

Not Bad Work, if You Can Get it.

I’m As Mad As Hell, And I’m Not Going To Take This Anymore!”

Mad As Hell … From the movie “NETWORK” (1:40) -Great show from 1976- a must see clip.
Faye Dunaway character- “They’re Yelling in Baton Rouge

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Do these words sound familiar?

“So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell . . .

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

The year was 1976 and the movie was “Network”. Howard Beale was addressing the public in a radio talk show on the high cost of living, increase in violent crime, poor air quality, and unemployment rate. Ironically, he addresses the fact that writing your congressman will be of no effect. Could apply to our state legislator too.

Talk about history repeating itself. It’s almost prophetic for our current scenario in Louisiana

Go ahead! Get up out of your chair! Throw the window of communication open! Holler at your elected officials and get mad as hell and tell them you are not going to take it anymore!zzzzzzz198b.gif

2 Responses
  1. Pierre Cochon - Lac Charles

    I been a-seein’ dem Louisiana State Unemployment signs (LSU) all over town, but nobody can tell me whure dat office is.

  2. This is good, it is about time the people wake up and get involved. I was beginning to wonder for a while wondering if we were a sleeping giant. Now I do know now we are awake and we need to continue to be alert and get more involved.

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