AUG 5 As soon as he's done telling people in Texas what to do about all those terrible, horrible six-year-olds who keep coming across the border to take our jobs (good thing they're not anchor babies - like a certain governor born in America while his parents were still immigrants with green cards) Bobby Jindal is headed to the place he seems to enjoy a lot more than Louisiana: Iowa. Here's his schedule in an Iowa newspaper.
- Mann: Filling our prisons doesn't make us safer
AUG 5 Blogger Robert Mann points out an inconvenient truth in this post: the idea that throwing people in prison makes the rest of us safer is bogus - at least in Louisiana. We're better than anybody on the planet at putting people in jail, and yet we have the highest murder rate, the highest gun death rate and the seventh highest crime rate, he says. Clearly, the theory is flawed.
- Ray Mouton on Jarrell, Dutel and the Charter
AUG 5 It could easily be argued that nobody commenting upon the recent resurrection of the Catholic Church sex scandal knows more about it than Ray Mouton. This post on his Facebook feed (you can see it without a FB account) addresses Bishop Michael Jarrell's response to the revelation that a local priest was accused years ago; according to Mouton, the Bishop has failed to follow the Church's policy in this matter.
- Clancy on our "bedrock" problem
AUG 5 Columnist Clancy DuBos examines the recent Kids Count data release in this post, within the context of what government can/should/can't do about the basic problem for children in Louisiana - poverty. How much should government be doing to solve this problem?
AUG 5 Legendary NOLA performer Dr. John had to cancel a couple of east coast gigs after he was hospitalized for the flu, this post on NOLA Defender tells us.
- Alabama hospital privileges law goes down
AUG 5 The Alabama law that tries to outlaw abortion by requiring hospital privileges of clinic doctors has been struck down, this post on the Mobile Press-Register tells us. This law, which mirrors a Mississippi law already struck down and laws passed in Louisiana and Texas, is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled.
One thing you might want to consider is
One thing you might want to consider about Sofia Bridal is that their web site is new this year (August 21, 2007) so it might be tough to find a history on them.
Note: I obtained this information by going to You type in the web address in the "Wayback Machine" and it not only tells you when the site was opened, but also shows you changes the site has experienced along the way.
I also did a quick search in the State of Illinois to see if they are even licensed to do business ( It appears not.