Monday, June 30, 2008


Well it took a long time but Governor Jindal finally did the right thing! This is a testament to every person in Louisiana who called, wrote and emailed the Governor! He listened! Now we need to finish this and recall as many as we can!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Add the Governor to the List....

Just in, a recall petition has been filed against Governor Jindal. The interesting thing in all of this, is that contrary to most of the insinuation the recall of these republican officials are being driven by republicans. Chalk up to feeling betrayed and determined to fix the problem we created.

I don't take delight in anyone's trouble, even when they've earned it, but I am just so disappointed in Jindal's handling of this matter. I'll probably sign and I'm not happy over it.


So let me get this straight.... they need a raise because this part time job is really a full time job.... but large numbers of them don't show up to vote even while its a part time job, instead having their buddies vote for them..... OK.. am I missing something here????


By the way, someone involved with the Tucker recall needs to get the spokesman (I think his name is Robert but not sure) to stand firm on the recall.. whether Bobby vetos the measure or not, DO NOT WITHDRAW THAT PETITION!

This is not a game for old political enemies to take shots at old opponents and garner new influence while brokering deals, the people who are signing that petition want this to happen and while they appreciate the time, money and energy to put the recall together, you are sadly mistaken if you think that you can unilaterally pull the plug when it suits your purposes. Don't you dare withdraw it, otherwise you will be as much of a pariah as the clowns we're trying to remove.


~ For the record, I am not a wannabe politician and have no desire to EVER hold public office, I am just a very angry voter who has had enough of arrogant politicians ignoring their constituents while they live high off the hog and pig out at the trough whenever it suits them. My only agenda here is to wrestle power back to the voters and keep up the pressure.~

Thursday, June 26, 2008

It Just Keeps Getting Better & Better!

If we weren't mad enough about the legislative pay raises, now there's a story out of Baton Rouge that many of the legislators often during this session were NOT EVEN IN THE Capitol at the time of many votes. Instead having their fellow legislators pushing the buttons on their voting machine when votes were called. In essence, they need this raise so bad because of the serious drain on their time, so much so that many of them are not even present for various votes. I'm just wondering exactly how many of these yahoos were actually there when the vote was taken for the pay raise. I can just picture Ann Duplessis hurtling aisles to push as many voting machine buttons as she can reach! You can't make up stuff this good... Welcome to Louisiana!

Check out the story from WAFB Channel 9 in Baton Rouge!

Just when you think you've seen it all, it just keeps getting better and better!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Recalls Begin Including Speaker Tucker!

The news is filtering in from around the state that at least four recall petitions have been filed with the Secretary of State's Office including a petition to recall House Speaker Jim Tucker. Remember that the time for signing these petitions is 180 days from the filing with the Secretary of State and that you must be a registered voter in that district to sign the petition. Anyone interested in being a part of this effort needs to contact the organizers and sign the petitions.

As I become aware of contact information regarding these recall efforts I will post here on the blog.
Here is what we have already:

Tucker recall website:

Lopinto recall email contact-

Cheryl Gray - New Orleans recall effort contact:


Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Picture that explains this whole deal!

And we're the ones who are crazy....? If this picture doesn't seriously get you mad and raise your blood pressure, then you're dead my friend or a state legislator!

Question Posed - Can I sign any petition or just one in my district?

I believe that only the voters in a specific district can sign the recall petition for an elected official of that district. Concentrate on your own districts. As much as all of us would love to sign the recall petitions for Jim Tucker and Ann Duplesis, that special privilege is reserved for the people in their districts alone.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Recall Petition Rules R.S. 18:1300.2

§1300.2. Petition for recall election; campaign finance disclosure
A.(1) Whenever the recall of any public officer is sought, a petition shall be directed to the governor. The petition shall be limited to the request that an election be called and held in the voting area for the purpose of recalling the officer. No recall petition shall seek an election for the recall of more than one public officer, individually, in the same recall petition.
(2) The secretary of state shall provide a form approved by the attorney general to be used for the petition for a recall election. Such form shall be in conformity with the provisions of this Chapter and R.S. 18:3. All recall petitions shall be on an approved form or on a form which contains the same information as required by the approved form and any petition not on such a form shall be invalid.

B. All signatures on recall petitions shall be handwritten. This petition shall be signed by a number of the electors of the voting area as will in number equal not less than thirty-three and one-third percent of the number of the total electors of the voting area wherein and for which a recall election is petitioned; however, where fewer than one thousand qualified electors reside within the voting area, the petition shall be signed by not less than forty percent of said electors.

C.(1) Prior to the entering of any signatures on a petition, the chairman designated to represent the petitioners shall file with the secretary of state a copy of the recall petition which will be used and upon receipt of the recall petition the secretary of state shall endorse thereon the fact and the date of filing. A copy shall be transmitted by the secretary of state to the registrar of voters for each parish in which the recall election is to be held. The chairman shall list on the petition every parish which is wholly or partially within the voting area in which the recall election is to be held. The petition shall be deemed filed when it is received in the office of the secretary of state, or at the time it is postmarked by the United States Postal Service or is receipted on a return receipt request form, if it is subsequently received in the office of the secretary of state.
(2) The signed and dated petition shall be submitted to the registrar of voters for each parish within the voting area not later than one hundred eighty days after the day on which the copy of the petition was filed with the secretary of state; however, where fewer than one thousand qualified electors reside within the voting area, the petition shall be submitted to the registrar of voters not later than ninety days after the day on which the copy of the petition is filed with the secretary of state. If the final day for submitting the signed and dated petition falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the deadline for filing such petition shall be on the next day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.
(3) The chairman shall file notice with the registrar on the third day before the petition is submitted to the registrar that he will submit the petition and the date of such submission, unless such submission is made within three days prior to the expiration of the period for submitting such petition. Such notice of submission shall be a public record. If the notice filed with the registrar on the third day before the petition is submitted includes a date for submitting the signed and dated petition which falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or other legal holiday, the registrar shall so inform the chairman and advise the chairman of the next day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or other legal holiday and on which the petition is to be submitted.

D. Each elector, at the time of signing the petition, shall enter his address and the date on which he signed beside or underneath his signature; however, if a person is unable to write, as provided in R.S. 18:1300.4, the two witnesses shall date their signatures. In addition, each petition shall be in compliance with the provisions of R.S. 18:3. In determining the number of qualified electors who signed the petition in any parish, the registrar of voters shall not count any signature which is undated or bears a date prior to the date on which the copy of the petition initially was filed with the secretary of state or after the date of the submission of the petition to the registrar except as otherwise provided in R.S. 18:1300.3(B). The registrar shall not receive or certify a petition submitted to him for certification unless it is submitted to him timely.

E. The secretary of state shall notify the Supervisory Committee on Campaign Finance Disclosure of the filing of a copy of a recall petition to be used to seek the recall of a public officer, including the date of such filing, the officer who is the subject of the petition, and the names and addresses of the chairman and vice chairman designated on the petition. The Campaign Finance Disclosure Act shall be applicable to persons supporting or opposing the recall of a public officer as provided in R.S. 18:1486.

Recall Information - Rules etc.

Petition itself for those who want to run with this!

Rules for Recall:

Allies in the Fight

Here's websites of others trying to make this fly:

Website of group seeking to recall Jim Tucker (self-righteous speaker of the house)

Jefferson Parish recall effort:

Recall Bobby Jindal group called the Hurricane Recall:

Another Group that has had enough and trying to make a change here in Louisiana:

Another Group organizing a recall in District 80 to recall Lopinto. If anyone who lives in this district and is interested, please contact