Spring is here. So are multitudes of flowers and bugs. We at the Science and TechnologyEducation Center in the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University get very excited this time of year. During this time, there is so much you can learn literally in your own back yard. The activity shared this month is the “pitfall trap.”
I’m going fishing this weekend on north Louisiana lakes with a group of fellow media members and what does the forecast call for? Rain! I’m not complaining one bit if me going fishing causes it to rain, all I can say is BRING IT ON!
From everything we are hearing, Louisiana faces a terrific budget deficit in the upcoming 2011 fiscal year. The number heard most often is $1.6 billion. It makes a bigger impression when you see it numerically. So here it is: $1,600,000,000. Whew! Kinda takes your breath away, doesn’t it?
A $1.6 billion shortfall would pose quite a dilemma for most states. Most states would 1) quit spending multi-millions on state-owned golf courses, 2) reduce the number of football and basketball coaches at the junior high school through university level to something less than one coach for every player, 3) stop imprisoning for life people caught with so much as a whiff of marijuana residue in their pockets, 4) quit providing legislators with luxury housing for a pittance in rent while at the same time paying them a luxurious per diem 5) and the list goes on ad nauseum.