Opelousas

Baton Rouge, LA

#21 Mar 7, 2006
OK so this is not about race apparently it's more of a personal vendetta but guess what my friend freedom of speech is part of what makes America what it is. However outside of BobbY Guidroz's Bio do you really know anything about him? and please don't be mistaken I'm not trying to take anything away from him but anybody that knows how to write can make themselves walk on water. You may disagree with some remarks made my Laura and perhaps you've had an unfavorable experience but let's be fair here. I also know from personal experience that Laura may not be the most approachable person but she definatley know the job she just haven't been given the opportunity to perform to her own standards only to the standards of the current sheriff. You see I use to work there and I agree that the Department doe need a lot of changes but why shot someone in the foot before giving them a chance to run? So I leave you by saying may the best man or woman win. Oh by the way who doesn't have skelton's in their closet?
(from the white house to the churches)Seriously!
lola watkins

Opelousas, LA

#22 Mar 8, 2006
Laura has been in office and running the SLPSP for many years under Zerangue. She has had many chances to better the department. I have read Guidroz's bio and also the EXPERIENCE he presents in it. Working in the field for more than 25 years speaks for itself. What training has Laura had? How many years has she been working in this field? Let the facts be known. However, I do agree with you...let the best man or woman win.
xlaurafan

Lafayette, LA

#23 Mar 8, 2006
OPELOUSAS, ITS NOT ABOUT RACE OR A PERSONAL VENDETTA. I ONLY WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF PERSON SHE IS AND HOW MANY PEOPLE SHE HAS HURT. PEOPLE HAVE LOST JOBS BECAUSE OF ONLY BEING FRIENDS WITH OUR NEXT SHERIFF BOBBY GUIDROZ. PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW HOW SHE PLAYS WITH PEOPLES LIVES ITS NOT RIGHT. IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT QUALIFICATIONS NOTHING SHE WILL SAY OR DO CAN COMPETE WITH BOBBY GUIDROZ. HER CAMPAIGN STICKERS ARE OUT AND SHE IS DEMANDING ALL EMPLOYEES TO PUT STICKERS ON THERE PERSONAL VEHICLES. LAURA BALTHAZAR STANDS NO CHANCE OF WINNING. THE BEST MAN WILL WIN!
PB for BG

Opelousas, LA

#24 Mar 8, 2006
I recently went to a Beef Cookoff in Opelousas and it was VERY evident which candidate was supported most. Laura's booth and her attitude spoke for itself. They were both vacant! She's doesn't have the qualifications nor the personality to be sheriff.

The only way she will get votes is by forcing people to vote for her! C'mon! Let's finally rid Opelousas, Louisiana of the dirty politics and let's set an example of how a parish should be run! Bobby Guidroz, you have my vote and those of my family and friends. Laura Balthazar doesn't stand a chance!!!!
TOOTSIE

Lafayette, LA

#25 Mar 8, 2006
PB for BG wrote:
I recently went to a Beef Cookoff in Opelousas and it was VERY evident which candidate was supported most. Laura's booth and her attitude spoke for itself. They were both vacant! She's doesn't have the qualifications nor the personality to be sheriff.

The only way she will get votes is by forcing people to vote for her! C'mon! Let's finally rid Opelousas, Louisiana of the dirty politics and let's set an example of how a parish should be run! Bobby Guidroz, you have my vote and those of my family and friends. Laura Balthazar doesn't stand a chance!!!!
YES, I WAS THERE ALSO IF YOU DIDN'T IT WAS A BEEF COOKOFF ANYONE WHO GOT HERE WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT WAS A BENEFIT FOR BOOBY GUIDROZ EVERYWHERE YOU TURNED YOU SAW BOBBY GUIDROZ T-SHIRTS,APRONS, STICKERS EVEN LIL KENNY HAD ONE ON HIS HAT IT WAS JUST SO FUNNY TO SEE POOR LITTLE LAURA ALL ALONE HA HA
Opelousas

Baton Rouge, LA

#26 Mar 8, 2006
Laur
lola watkins wrote:
Laura has been in office and running the SLPSP for many years under Zerangue. She has had many chances to better the department. I have read Guidroz's bio and also the EXPERIENCE he presents in it. Working in the field for more than 25 years speaks for itself. What training has Laura had? How many years has she been working in this field? Let the facts be known. However, I do agree with you...let the best man or woman win.
Laura has been with the SLPSP for more than 28 years and I too have read Mr. Guidroz Bio and it is very impressive but let's keep in mind Laura's bio has been posted yet.
OOPS

Lafayette, LA

#27 Mar 8, 2006
RIGHT ITS NOT. THATS BECAUSE SHE HAS NONE. SHE DOESN'T HAVE ANY TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE. HA HA SHE STARTED AS A DISPATCHER AND WORKED HER WAY UP THE LITTLE LADDER. UMM I WONDER HOW THAT WAS DONE .
lola watkins

Opelousas, LA

#28 Mar 9, 2006
I will be eagerly waiting to read her bio. I'm sure she'll have training through the FBI academy through "top not instructors". OH, and I'm sure she'll have years of commanding experience throughout the state. And let's not forget, technology and state of the art equipment is very much needed in that department. I have confidence that she is just waiting (even though she has been "running" the department for YEARS) to reveal her state of the art technology and visited other Sheriff's offices to grasp the new technology and superb administration techniques. She must have mentors in the higher criminal departments in our state and be able to pull resources to make this department top notch. I know she has all this on her "to do" list. Right? Why has it taken so long for me to read about the drug busts in the newspapers when this type of dealings have been going on in our parish for years? Honestly, we all have our opinions, let's face the facts here....we need to clean the corruption that has been taking place in the sheriff's office. We need to meet the standards of other sheriff offices and begin more training and technological equipment. Aren't we supposed to be the leader of the forces in the parish? Do we look like that to you? Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and discusions, but sorry...I vote for a better force. Freedom to speak, voting, and great education make us great Americans! Have a good day!
PB for BG

Opelousas, LA

#29 Mar 16, 2006
Hey Laura,

Wanna go for round three?? Bobby Guidroz was clearly the winner all around at the Rabbit Cookoff in Washington, LA last weekend. So much for the best two out of three. Bobby G. is taking the lead, despite all of the dirty politics that Laura B. is attempting to bring on! He is by far the favorite in this political campaign and in his culinary efforts!!! Keep it up, Bobby G!!!
opelousasboy

Lenoir City, TN

#30 Apr 4, 2006
Look at all those Laura stickers around. Its ashamed that many of them are around because they are being threatened with unemployment if they do not put them on their personal vehicles. They are also extorting money from the deputies. Put up money or get fired. Laura has no training and refuses to get any. Caillier said that many times. She is grandfathered in. Its funny she didn't do the femenist thing and say she was grandmothered in. That's just what we need to be complete, Kathleen Blanco, Anna Simmons, and Laura Balthazar.
All of you with the stars that you voluntarily put on you vehicles be aware. You may be stopped and given a ticket by one of those blue cars. But don't worry, she'll be calling you to fix the ticket as long as you remember her at election time.
To those people who say that Zerangue has done such a great job. That department is and has always been an embarrassment in Law Enforcement.
Ella Romero

Opelousas, LA

#31 Apr 5, 2006
I don't care if they are stopping people or not. I'm not taking my sticker off. If she wants to stop me, that's fine too! She'll just give proof to the fact of why I was stopped in the first place.

Just as it was stated before, NO ONE IS THAT VOTING BOOTH WITH YOU! So, to all of you people who are forced to promote her, she can't stop or intimidate you when you are alone in that booth.

Put her in her place, which will be unemployed, sitting at home, reading the newspaper or watching the news about how well Bobby Guidroz is doing as our ST. LANDRY PARISH SHERIFF.
Nik-- Eunice

Barnesville, GA

#32 Apr 7, 2006
Ella Romero wrote:
I don't care if they are stopping people or not. I'm not taking my sticker off. If she wants to stop me, that's fine too! She'll just give proof to the fact of why I was stopped in the first place.

Just as it was stated before, NO ONE IS THAT VOTING BOOTH WITH YOU! So, to all of you people who are forced to promote her, she can't stop or intimidate you when you are alone in that booth.

Put her in her place, which will be unemployed, sitting at home, reading the newspaper or watching the news about how well Bobby Guidroz is doing as our ST. LANDRY PARISH SHERIFF.
I couldn't agree with all the Guidroz supporters more. The fact that this woman is using OUR STPSO to try to "support" HER campagin is disgusting to tax payers(self included). And a wake up call of her true mission. She is out for herself ONLY !!! People who know neither of the candidates personally are even commenting negativly on her actions, which is great for the Guidroz front,so in that aspect,Laura... Keep up the good work ! On election day the voters will show up for Bobby,knowing that he WILL be there for them...
opelousasboy

Lenoir City, TN

#33 Apr 7, 2006
Rep. Con Cravins, Jr has sponsored House Bill 765 for the Sheriff. If passed, the law will mandate the St Landry Parish Sheriff's Office to pay medical insurance premiums for all retire deputies who retired with only 12 years or more from the Sheriff's Office. Current law provides that the Sheriff's Office has to pay these premiums for deputies that have 15 or more years of retirement. For those who are wondering why a change for three years. Laura's daughter, who is employed by the Sheriff's Office, will not have 15 years with the Sheriff's Office when her momma gets whipped in the next election. She continues to take from the taxpayers of this parish. Wouldn't we all like to have our insurance paid after retirement? Most people work until they are 65 and still have to pay their own insurance premiums. They have used political contacts to steal our tax dollars even after they are gone.
She is also going to give the deputies another raise. This is to funnel more of our tax money to fund her campaign.
Ella Romero

Opelousas, LA

#34 Apr 13, 2006
In today's paper, there was a letter to the editor relating to the TRIAD that stated "what's good for the goose is good for the gander (Laura Balthazar)". Does that mean that Laura is the gander??? HAHA!!
lawdog447

New Iberia, LA

#35 Jun 5, 2006
As a voluntary ex-employee of SLPSO, I have seen first hand the exreme need for qualified patrolman and supervisors in that department. In my 2 years at the sheriffs' office, I never faced a fellow deputy with more than a few months of college under their belt, and lets not forget the real reason Ms./Miss/Mrs.whatever Balthazar sends her deputies to the St. Martin Parish Academy! ALETA (Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy) the place such departments as Lafayette P.D. Eunice, Mamou, Evangeline SO, Acadia SO, Carencro PD, Scott PD send their people for qualified training. Oh, and another thing, if anyone reads this they need to tell Miss Laura she needs to tell her deputies to quit playing solitaire on those expensive new laptops in the cars. But I understand thats the only thing that works well on the computers. A final note; VOTE FOR BOBBY GUIDROZ and put an educated, experienced law-enforcement professional in the drivers seat and forget about Miss Laura's two semesters at Delta College in management and her other so-called qualifications she has obtained while being employed and grandfathered in(oh, by the way that is a good excuse for saying you just know everything about law enforcement) GO BOBBY GUIDROZ!!!!!!!!!!
bad brad365

New Iberia, LA

#36 Jun 5, 2006
Who does this woman know at the Daily World? She gets a free advertisment about her campaign every time her mug hits the front page, whether it be for new roads in our parish to stoppig cock fights!!! LOL
bad brad365

New Iberia, LA

#37 Jun 5, 2006
Opelousas wrote:
Laur
<quoted text>
Laura has been with the SLPSP for more than 28 years and I too have read Mr. Guidroz Bio and it is very impressive but let's keep in mind Laura's bio has been posted yet.
More than 28? How do you figure working in the "radio room" taking orders from road deputies is experience? Taking orders from Uncle Howard? Doing the dishes at Uncle Howards house? Think about it, our new sheriff probaly gave her a few orders back in the day when she was obtaing all of her experience in the radio room.
eyewitness2dis

New Iberia, LA

#38 Jun 5, 2006
I heard Miss Laura had a fund raiser in Eunice a few days ago. She did well, She managed to raise $482, But had to give it back when an elderly man claimed he lost his money roll on the floor!
eyewitness2dis

New Iberia, LA

#39 Jun 5, 2006
Opelousas wrote:
Laur
<quoted text>
Laura has been with the SLPSP for more than 28 years and I too have read Mr. Guidroz Bio and it is very impressive but let's keep in mind Laura's bio has been posted yet.
What bio?
poppa rob

Tupelo, MS

#40 Jun 6, 2006
It's time for a breath of fresh air.It,s time for a positive change.It,s time to elect a qualified,competent sheriff.Bobby Guidroz is a good man ;and will do a great job as our new sheriff.He deserves this opportunity to serve the parish that he loves.We deserve Bobby Guidroz.PLEASE VOTE TO MAKE ST. LANDRY PARISH A BETTER PLACE TO RAISE OUR CHILDREN.PLEASE VOTE FOR BOBBY GUIDROZ !!!!!!!!!!

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