Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was right. No, that’s not a misprint. Bobby Jindal was right when, a little over three years ago, he told the Republican National Committee’s mid-winter meeting the GOP needed to “stop being the stupid party.”
Jindal’s comment came as Republicans were licking their wounds from the 2012 elections that saw Democrats not only retain the White House but also pick up seats in Congress.
Republicans, Jindal said then, were too aligned with “big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes” to appeal to a broad spectrum of voters.
What can be said about this August weather? This summer has been pleasantly enjoyable with moderate temperatures and adequate rainfall. The one condition which has made the last few weeks less than ideal is the high humidity. Working in the garden can be a challenge when the body has a hard time cooling off and everything is dripping wet. Humidity, as you know if you work outside, can have a great effect upon human comfort levels.
When your doctor comes into the room with the results of your blood work and all he can do is stare at it and say, “Hmm,” it may be time for you to get used to the idea that you may not be here forever. Once was when I found out I was a type II diabetic. The other was when I was told I needed a double bypass. Both gave me good excuse to mope around the house.
When it comes to challenges, 19-year-old Rachel Barr of West Monroe, then a high school senior, reached for a mark that was almost otherworldly. She set out with a goal very few have attempted and fewer still have accomplished.
Her mission? Take a World Slam of wild turkeys. That in and of itself would be quite a feat, but she added a kicker to her challenge.
“I wanted to take the World Slam with my bow before finishing high school,” Barr said.