Tea party groups across south Louisiana are making some adjustments to their itinerary after U.S. Sen. Harry Reid apparently bailed on a fundraiser planned for Saturday in New Orleans. It’s unclear why Reid cancelled — Sen. Mary Landrieu was hosting the event to raise money for Reid — or if he even cancelled; he may have simply caught wind of the tea party protest and the senators moved the event elsewhere.
In an e-mail update to Acadiana Tea Party members Friday afternoon, organizer Glenn Ellerbe informs the patriots that all is not lost and the group will still convoy to New Orleans on Saturday with members of the Baton Rouge Tea Party: “[E]veryone has agreed that we are still going to do our thing!!! Someone mentioned possibly protesting the ACORN Headquarters which is also on that same St. Charles Street.”
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.