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June 13, 2018

SCANDALOUS LOUISIANA INSURANCE RATES!

Louisiana automobile insurance costs continue to skyrocket, with no end in sight. Yet the politicians in Baton Rouge continue to ignore the problem. Not a word about higher insurance rates from the governor, the legislature, or the insurance department.  Why are Louisiana costs so high and so out of line with the rest of the nation?  I take a look at the serious problem in this week’s column. And there’s no simple and easy solution. But ignoring the huge costs of insurance for the average citizen is being highly responsible. Read my column and see what you think. You can see it now by clicking on the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Updates!

Our common sense weekend radio program is just round the corner, and we will have a jam-packed show. We will talk about how many Americans are getting tired of the MuellerFBI investigation, with former special FBI agent Jeff Lanza.   Also, sports’ betting is now become legal. John Rothschild is a leading sports betting expert and will join us to discuss. Then America’s moneyman Jordan Goodman will help us understand all this controversy about foreign trade.  And finally, Author and rape survivor Joyce Short will help us understand the current state of the Me To movement. So join us for a lively program. Check local listings for times and stations we will see you on the radio.

Another FBI Embarrassment!

An FBI agent who shot a man in the leg after dropping his gun while doing a backflip on a dance floor has been charged with second-degree assault and more charges could be filed based on the results of blood alcohol tests. Just another in a series of FBI screw ups.

Tough Choices to Make!

Some choices we have to make in our life are so hard they seem impossible to make. We’re specifically talking about moral dilemmas and life-changing decisions here, when both options just seem so unfair or undesirable but something’s gotta be done. So get ready and calibrate your moral compass because we’ve prepared the hardest test ever! It’s full of moral dilemmas, and the way you solve them can speak volumes about your personality. Take the test below and see what you would do.

June 6, 2018

WHY TAX DOLLARS FOR THE SAINTS?

Most Americans love their local professional sports teams. Whether its football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or other competitive teams, we love to cheer them on. Major sports teams want the big glitzy stadiums with VIP boxes, huge televisions that surround the stadium, and many other amenities. Who pays the cost? In many instances, taxpayers do. Is this really a good deal for taxpayers, and the best use of public money? I write about it this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Update!

The “Common Sense” Radio Show will feature regular hosts Rannah Gray and Leo Honeycutt this weekend as host Jim Brown takes a break up in the North Carolina mountains. Listeners can look forward to current updates on crazy world events, as well as a balanced perspective as to what’s going on in our country today.  Tune in for an enjoyable several hours of listening.  Check local listings for times and stations.  We will see you on the radio.

Special Gesture!

“It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn’t in flames…That there are people in this country besides politicians, entertainers and criminals. And they do really good things.” A little girl wipes away the tears of a man on TV…

May 30, 2018

HORSEMEAT-IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER!

As all of you Cajuns and rednecks know, we eat about anything down here in the Bayou State. Even our state wildlife office supplies locals with recipes for nutria.  And that’s a big rat.  So should there be any reluctance to eat horsemeat?  Horse lovers, in the old west tradition, have been protective of their horses.  But horsemeat is a stable food in many countries both in Asia and in Europe.  So is the U.S. ready for an equine diet?  Check out my latest column and see what you think.  You can read it now by Clicking on the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Update!

A BIG radio weekend planned and we hope you can join us.  Starbucks’s continues to deal with the fallout of not serving some customers.Dr. ArLyne Diamond, President & Founder of Diamond Associates & Workplace Consultant will give advice to this large company. And the sports princess, Kate Delaney, will give her thoughts on NFL players not respecting the American flag. This and much more on the weekend radio show.  Check local listings for times and stations.  See you on the radio.

 

Oh these Royals!

These royal weddings can realty be a pain. Tea, crumpets, hangin’ out with the Queen. It sure will be good to get back home to Baton Rouge, agree?

What? A High Rise Pig Farm?

Can you believe, a high-rise pig farm?  On Yaji Mountain in southern China, 1,000 sows per floor crowd into high-rise “hog hotels,” It’s a 13-floor breeding operation will be the world’s tallest building of its kind.  Hard to imagine what producing food will be like in the years to come.

 

May 23, 2018

THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF BILLY CANNON

THE TOAST OF LSU!

If there ever was a Louisiana legend down here the Bayou State, it was Heisman Trophy winner and football All-American Billy Cannon. He died this week, and the whole state is in mourning. Billy Cannon had his highs and lows, but the people down here loved him wherever he went. Even after he went to jail for counterfeiting, he still was the toast of the Bayou State. I write about the magic of Billy Cannon and my personal experience with his downfall, in this week’s column. See highlights of Billy Cannon below. And ou can read my column now bye going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Schedule!

Showtime for our Common Sense radio program. Do we now have spygate engulfing the FBI? And how about Hawaii’s volcano– Is it telling us something? Dr. Richard Ruhling thinks so and will tie in Biblical prophecy. His latest book is “God bless America?” Also author Jim DeFelice will talk about his new book, “West Like Lightning”, about the formation of the pony express. And finally, we will talk with author Jamila Michener about her new book called “Fragmented Democracy”, that examines American democracy involving so many people living in or near poverty. So a full program is scheduled. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

The Wild Mississippi!

If you live down here in Louisiana, you keep your eye out for flooding during this time of year. There’s massive runoff from rivers and streams throughout the north, the pass right by my hometown. The map below really pushes the focus on how much water actually come down the river. Two thirds of all the water in America drains right by us.  A stunning new map shows the complex network of rivers and streams in the contiguous United States. Created by Imgur user Fejetlenfej, a geographer and GIS analyst with a ‘lifelong passion for beautiful maps,’ it highlights the massive expanse of river basins across the country – in particular, those, which feed the Mississippi River.  You can see why we are so concerned about flooding.

May 16, 2018

A THIRD POLITICAL PARTY FOR LOUISIANA?

Public confidence in both the Republican and Democratic parties is at an all-time low, both in Washington as well as the state level. Political gridlock, in the view of many Americans, keeps anything from getting done. That’s why more and more voters are switching their allegiances to becoming independent. Is there room for a new independent party both from the state level as well as Washington DC? I write about becoming an independent in my new column now posted. Take a look and see what you think. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Update!

Wow! What a weekend radio schedule we have planned. Lots of controversy over the opening of the new Jerusalem Embassy for America. Aaron David Miller, author of “The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President”will join us to discuss. Then, do you live in a happy state?  Pamela Gail Johnson, a happiness expert, will make comparisons. And our friend author Alan Topol will join us to discuss his new bookRussian Resurgence,. So join us for a lively show.  Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on theradio.

Time to Play Golf?

So what do you do when a volcano is about  to engulf everything around you?  Simple.  You  go play golf, right?  Check out Ppople play golf in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park yesterday as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island.  I think I would play another time personally.

May 9, 2018

GETTING OLDER AIN’T ALL THAT BAD

Just how long do you want to live? A Pennsylvania University professor says the cutoff should be 75 years, and that nothing much good happens after 75. Do you think is right? Is 75 years enough time to live a full life? I personally don’t think so, and I believe the professor is way off base. But you can see where he is coming from, and get an idea of my response in my new column now posted. You can read it now by Clicking Here or going to the Red Flashing Box above.

Radio Weekend Show Schedule!

The whole weekend radio gang is back with Leo Honeycutt and Rannah Gray joining me for a lively program this weekend,updating listeners on all the latest news with a humorous twist. We’ll have some fun, but also pick apart everything from the President down to the coarse language being used all over America today. So be sure and tune in. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

The Lottery Illusion!

I have always enjoyed trying to figure out magic tricks.  And here’s one I really have no idea how it was done.  Watch magician Nate Staniforth performs the impossible and amazing ‘Lottery Ticket Illusion.’  How does he do it?  I take no responsibility if thinking about this magic trick keeps you awake at night. Take a look and see if you can figure it out.

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