Committee for a Better New Orleans (CBNO) won an on-line contest sponsored by the group NationSwell for CBNO's "Big Easy Budget Game," a website where citi-zens can allocate a virtual version of New Orleans' $602 million annual budget. The results are compiled with others' budgets to create "The People's Budget," a document the group submits to the City of New Orleans to illustrate residents' priorities.
Mike Evans, wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was handed a one-game suspension without pay from the NFL for a cheap shot on New Orleans Saint Marshon Lattimore during the Saints' home game Nov. 5. Saints coach Sean Payton correctly wanted Evans ejected from the game, but the Buccaneers only received a 15-yard penalty for sucker-punching Lattimore.
The Hayride, the Baton Rouge-based conservative website, published a bizarre article last week headlined "Now, LGBTQ Gun Groups Are Arming Terrorists to Kill, Worship Demons." The story claimed "A national trend is emerging of homosexual men creating groups of terrorists committed to violence" — providing as proof a gay target shooting club based in Rochester, New York that has nothing to do with demon worship. Anything for a click, apparently.