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July 19, 2017

WHO’S THE REAL JACKASS IN LOUISIANA?

If you try to list American heroes that had a profound effect on the saving of Louisiana during the early years of this country, two statesmen at top the list would be Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Jefferson negotiated the Louisiana Purchase from the French, and Jackson saved the state at the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson and Jefferson were instrumental in forming the Democratic Party. So how are they acknowledged by Louisiana Democrats? They are wiping their names off the history books. You can read my new column about the ridiculous bumbling’s of Louisiana Democrats. To read it now, click on the Flashing Red Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Program Schedule!

A full list of guests and topics will be posted here Friday Morning.

The Future of Campaigning!

I first ran for office back in 1972. There was a basic way of campaigning by passing out cards, doing a little radio, and if you could afford it, maybe a little TV. Boy how the landscape has changed in running for public office today. Social media has transformed the art of networking with voters no matter how big the district. From Donald Trump, to the local sheriff, using social media has become the wave of the future. I talked about it at length with BayouBuzz publisher Steve Sabaladosky this week. You can see our whole discussion by looking at the video below.

July 18, 2017

A Special 12 year old talent!

I generally do not watch the reality shows on TV. America’s Got Talent is one of the most popular. But every now and then, I’ll stumble across a very unique act that is well worth watching. In fact, sometimes it brings tears to your eyes. Take a look at the video below. It involves a young girl named Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist. It takes a real talent to talk without moving your lips. Wow, is this young lady special. Take a look.

July 13, 2017

You Can’t Get Away From Louisiana!

Going up high in the Blue Ridge Mountains would seem to get one about as far away from Louisiana as you could go. But I found in my travels, all over the world, that you can’t really get away from the Bayou State. Whether you are from Louisiana or not, people everywhere seem to have fond memories of Louisiana food, music, sports, and a variety of other unique factors that make the deepest of the deep southern states such an attractive place to live. Take a look at my new column about fly-fishing, memories, and continuing relationships with Louisiana. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Program Schedule!

A busy radio show is scheduled for this weekend. We of course will talk about healthcare, so important to so many of us. What’s the status in Washington? Then, have you heard the news about snorting chocolate? That’s right, some people are actually snorting this great tasting stuff up their nose. Dr. Myers Hurt from the Dallas area will join us to discuss this weird trend. His website is www.diamondphysicians.com. And a successful blind author will join us, who has written an important new book. David Faucheux has written  “A Year in the Life of a Blind Bibliophile,” and you can find out more by Clicking Here.  So join us for a lively program. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

 

July 5, 2017

JOHN MCKEITHEN-LOUISIANA’S TRANSITION GOVERNOR!

Former Louisiana Gov. John J McKeithen had quite an influence on me. He was the guy that got me interested in politics. A lot of people looked on him as a small town redneck politician, who was lucky to make it to the governor’s mansion. And maybe he was. But he surely grew in office, and I call him Louisiana’s transition governor. He brought the state full blast into the 20th Century. You can read my new column about my personal relationship with Gov. McKeithen in my new column now posted. To read it, Click Here.

Weekend Radio ProgramSchedule!

I’m still playing hooky up in the North Carolina mountains, and tuning out from the world. No Wi-Fi connections, put my cell phone on hold, just curling up with good books, doing some hiking and some flyfishing. So you’re stuck with Leo Honeycutt and Ronna Gray this week.  I say”stuck” in just, because they did a great show last week, and you look forward to a lot of fun, review news of the week, and hear some in-depth interviews on this week’s show. So be sure and  tune in. Check local listings for times and stations. We will all see you on the radio.

June 29, 2017

JOHN BEL EDWARDS AND THAT “VISION THING!”

It takes a lot of gumption and fortitude to be the only Democratic governor in the entire south, and a governor coming from a state that has a huge republican base. You’ve got a handed to John Bel Edwards. He’s or site he is a fighter and survivor. But will his political persuasion last? Does he have any chance at all of being reelected? I examine his chances in this week’s column. And then there’s that ” “vision thing.” Check it out right now to see what ol’ John Bel needs to do to have any future in Louisiana politics. You can read it now by Clicking Here.

June 28, 2017

Radio Weekend Program Schedule!

Co-hosts Leo Honeycutt and Rannah Gray will fill in this weekend on the “Common Sense” radio program.  I’ll be in the North Carolina mountains, but I’ll be tuning in for a lively and fun-filled show. I hope you  will too.  Check local listings for times and stations.  See you on the radio!

June 21, 2017

A LOUISIANA KID AND THE BERLIN WALL!

It’s difficult for many younger people to understand the world tensions it took place over the building of the Berlin wall. Most Americans remember the famous line by Ronald Reagan when he traveled through the wall over 30 years ago when he said: “Mr.Gorbachev take down that wall.” I have vivid memories of the tensions between the East and the West, and traveled to East Berlin crossing under the wall. This event is the subject of this week’s column, and you can read it now by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Program Schedule!

Our weekend Common Sense Radio Show is close at hand, and we have a lively program scheduled for our stations and listeners across America. We will bring in a little religion (Hey, the show is Sunday isn’t it?) New York Timers best selling author Rob Bell will join us to discuss his new book WHAT IS THE BIBLE?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything. Then we will talk about the new Republican  healthcare legislation with insurance expert Roger Abramson.  Doe the law help or hurt most Americans?  Roger’s website is www.ameriflex.com. And much more. So join us for a full packed show. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

 

June 20, 2017

Re-Thinking American values!

Is America fast becoming a fractured society sitting on a foundation of hate? We are doing some needed soul searching after the tragic shooting of our god friend, Congressman Steve Scalise. Our governmental houses, silos of partisan-cable news, and social media are not throwing food but weapons of mass destructiveness. Instead of our focusing on the possible solutions to solve our differences among us, we’re debating who is being the more careless with our words and actions.  As the temperature rises and the anger mounts, for some, the focus has turned to an even yet-political argument over who is the more irresponsible, the more violent?  I talk about it in the interview with BayouBuzz publisher Steve Sabludowsky show below.

No shortcut says Campbell Brown fighting fake news

Daughter Campbell, since January, has been Head of News Partnerships for Facebook, and says it was important to equip people with the tools make informed decisions on the type of content they share.  Below are her recent comments to the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong.

June 14, 2017

A CONGRESSMAN AND KILLINGS IN NEW ORLEANS!

Who would’ve thought that and early morning baseball game in the suburbs of Washington DC would lead to mass shootings, and the serious injury of a Louisiana congressman? Every TV network covered the shootings for hours. But the shooting in the nation’s capital not the only place that killers are loose. New Orleans, down here in the Bayou State, is hands down the murder capital of America. And has one of the worst murder rates in the entire world. What’s the problem and I will get any better? Take a look at my thoughts in this week’s column. You can read it now by Clicking Here or by going to the Red Flashing Box above.

Weekend Radio Program Schedule!

What a week that just went by. Louisiana’s own Steve Scalise, the number three ranking House member in Washington, who is still fighting to recover. Should all members of Congress have Secret Service protection? We’ll talk to gun law expert Edwin Walker. (www.uslawshield.com ). And how about the sale of Whole Foods, bought up by Amazon? Will this change the way we shop? We will talk with and expert on disruptive innovation, Alex Doubet (www.doorhomes.com ). Also, Happy Father’s Day. So join us for a lively program. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

Jay Leno Comes to Town!

Hangin’ out with my buddy Jay Leno. (Yeah, right!). He put on a great show at L’Auberge in Baton Rouge this past Friday night. I shared a few of my jokes with him, but he didn’t seem too impressed.

June 7, 2017

ARE WE ALL FEDERAL CRIMINALS?

We hear a lot about states rights, but it seems like the federal government is taking over everything. That’s certainly true in the case of crimes. When the county was first founded, there were three federal crimes. Today there’re over 5000. We seem to be criminalizing and trivializing many things that Americans do every day. Is this the right thing to do? Check out my new column now posted. You can read it by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Program Schedule!

Wow, what a weekend radio program we have lined up for you. Sunday will be the big day, where we’ll have a team of experts analyze the whole Donald Trump– FBI fiasco. Was James Comey believable? And did Trump suffer any real damage? We will discuss. Also, Dr. Donna Barsky, a Dallas compound pharmacist (http://www.texasstarpharmacy.com), will join us to talk about how to reduce basic health care costs. So a full program, and check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

June 6, 2017

A new Clydesdale!

I grew up in St. Louis, and Budweiser beer was a way of life there. Now I’m not much of a beer drinker. But this is a great commercial below. Take a look.

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