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April 17, 2019

WHO CAN BEAT JOHN BEL EDWARDS IN LA. GOVERNOR’S RACE?

It’s getting close to time for qualifications in this year’s gubernatorial election campaign. If you’re running for a major statewide office, it is almost too late to get started, unless you are a millionaire.  So what’s the story in the governor’s race? Incumbent Gov. John Bell Edwards looks to be in the driver’s seat, having $10 million in the bank, and opponents who are, at this date, not all that well known. But what about an elephant the room? Somebody that could cause the Governor real problems? I write about it in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Show Schedule!

Weekend radio is close at hand, and we have a lively show planned for all our listeners. Former VP Joe Biden is about to announce for president, and we will discuss whether he is insensitive to the#MeToo movement with business coach Kelly Accetta. (www.truth.coach).  And how about the death penalty. For or against?  We will discuss with Hannah Cox, National Manager of Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty. (www.conservatvivesconcerned.org.) Finally, what a golfing display put on by Tiger Woods last week.  How did he recover from back surgery? We will talk with Dr. John Paul Peloza an orthopedic surgeon out of Dallas. Check local listings for times of the stations. We will see you on the radio.

April 16, 2019

Notre Dame Tragedy!

Our family vacation traveled to Paris in 2004 and took us to Notre Dame. The cathedral has weathered some heavy damage over the years. In 1831, the writer Victor Hugo published his novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”  Hugo wrote: “[I]t is difficult not to sigh, not to wax indignant, before the numberless degradations and mutilations which time and men have both caused the venerable monument to suffer.”  This beautiful cathedral has a long was back from the damage caused yesterday.

 

April 10, 2019

MORE FOCUS NEEDED ON EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING!

Just beginning is the Louisiana legislature’s bi-annual fiscal session, and election season is only months away. There are lots of goofy proposed laws thrown into the legislative hopper. Rather than dealing with some serious funding issues, there’s much talk around the capitol about alligators, almond milk, crab traps, and meatless hamburgers. Really heavy stuff to consider. The most important issue should be early childhood development and learning. Louisiana kids are less prepared for elementary school than in any other state in the nation. I discuss this problem in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Radio Program Show Schedule!

Common Sense radio weekend is close at hand, and we will have a full agenda to talk about. Old friend and Pastor John’s Stahl Will join us to talk about the Easter season. Why are so many young people no longer growing up in a church atmosphere? Then psychiatrist Dr. Donald Pet will give his conclusions as to why it will be women who will save the world. And did you know it’s now hot dog season? Baseball means different types of hotdogs. We will make comparisons. So join us for lively program. Check local listings for times and stations all over the nation. We will see you on the radio.

National Champs-Really?

Virginia won, give them that but with a lot of question marks.  and before everyone puts the university up for sainthood consider this.  There is a big difference between a “miracle” and biased officiating. Auburn beat Virginia and the refs put their thumbs on the scale. There were a number of questionable calls that went against Texas Tech.  But the fact is-Virginia is National Champion.  So we will all wait till next year.

 

April 3, 2019

LSU HANDLES BASKETBALL INVESTIGATION POORLY!

If you are a college basketball fan, you certainly have taken notice of all the dysfunction going on at LSU right now. After a successful season where the Tigers won the Southeastern Conference title, the coach now under suspension, and the program is in complete disarray. Just what happened, and what should be done now? I personally am a big basketball fan, and I write about this tragedy in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing box above, or by Clicking Here.

Radio Weekend Show Schedule!

Guest list and show schedule to be posted Friday Morning.

Great Flash Mob in Russia!

I don’t know about you, but I’m a great flash mob fan. Just look at the exuberance of all these young folks from Russia, gathering on a snowy day having a really wonderful time. Obviously this took some planning, but what a wholesome thing to undertake. Horray for flash mobs.

Remembering the Holocaust!

A crane is pictured lowering a rusty remnant of the Holocaust onto tracks outside Manhattan’s Museum of Jewish Heritage.  It’s a windowless German boxcar like those used to transport men, women and children to Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps.  It’s among 700 Holocaust artifacts, most never before seen in the United States, being prepared for one of the largest exhibits ever on Auschwitz.  The exhibit — “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away” — will be open May 8 through Jan. 3. A chilling reminder of the terrible thins that can happen even in our lifetime.

March 27, 2019

LOWERING AUTO INSURANCE RATES IN LOUISIANA!

It’s election year in Louisiana, and one of the big issues will be the outrageous cost of automobile insurance. It’s the highest in America. So the politicians are running for cover. Several commissions have been appointed, and everybody is screaming what to do, what to do. It’s simple in my opinion. And I’ll explain in my new column now posted. It’s time for all these politicians from the governor, the insurance commissioner and legislators to step up the plate, and see that the current laws are enforced. Check out my new column for a full explanation. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Radio Weekend Update!

We are excited about our Common Sense weekend radio program soon to air.  Who could do a better pick of selecting Final four winners? Artificial intelligence through the computer, or basketball fans? We will talk about it with DJ Sebastian, who advises clients on advanced technologies. And how about the charges being dropped against actor Jesse Smollett. Many people are outraged. Julie Grant, anchor at the new Court TV, will join us to discuss.  And finally, people have been debating when End Times will start for years. But according to Bible scholar Richard Ruhling, M.D., a persuasive case can be made that they will start with this Passover and Easter season. Are you ready? We really have a lively show planned, so join us by checking your local listings for times and stations. We’ll see you on the radio.

March 20, 2019

A FERRIDAY MUSICAL LEGAND TAKES TIME TO HEAL!

“The Killer” himself, Jerry Lee Lewis, is a little under the weather right now. He had stroke, and will miss the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. I already had my tickets. You may not know it, but Jerry Lee was my first client as a lawyer when I moved to Ferriday, La. some 52 years ago. I talk all about it in my new column. You can read it now by clicking on the Flashing Red Light above, or by Clicking Here.

Radio Program Schedule!

We are getting ready for the Common-Sense radio show, and a full packed weekend. Dr.  David Young join Josh from Connecticut to talk about how local police killed his dog. A chilling story. Then did you observe the Spring equinox?  Donna Henes will tell us just what it means.  And finally, professor David Peters, a renowned scientist, will argue that religion and science are not mutually exclusive.  So quite a lively show has been lined up. Check local listings for times and stations. We will show you on the radio.

 

 

March 19, 2019

St. Patrick’s Green in Chicago!

Pretty cool! The Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day, a city tradition since 1962. Below … How it happens, per the Chicago Tribune: “Three men [on a boat] use flour sifters to dump about 40 pounds of an environmentally friendly orange powder into the river.”  The powder … turns the water bright green when it hits.

So this horse walks into a bar….

March 13, 2019

OPPOSITION FOR STATEWIDE CANDIDATES?

Elections in Louisiana are just around the corner, but in some statewide races, opposition is hard to find for some incumbents.  But does any candidate find today, when all is said and done, find that they have no opposition?  It did happen in a major state wide race some 36 years ago. It was predestined, in my opinion. Take a look at my new column see what you think. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Show Schedule!

Are you ready for weekend radio? It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, with much going on. A shocking new poll reveals a majority of American young people embrace socialism. What’s going on? We will talk to Dr. John Huber about this phenomenon. And some 4000 retail outlets have closed so far this year.  Is this the wave of the future? We will discuss with business strategist Mel Lisiten.  And finally, would you hire an ex-con to work your business? Mark Holden, chairman of Freedom Partners, will join us to analyze. So tune in for a lively program. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

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My Picture of the Day-Super Bloom!

Heavy winter rains in California have produced a “super bloom” of wildflowers around the state, including these wild poppies blanketing the hills of Walker Canyon near Lake Elsinore, Calif.

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