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September 20, 2017

LOUISIANA AND FLORIDA: NIGHT AND DAY ON PROPERTY INSURANCE!

Will the recent storms, the did so much damage in Texas and Florida, cause their insurance rates to go up? What makes the cost of insurance go up in the first place? Shouldn’t these companies be sticking back the money they’re taking in for a rainy day to pay out all the claims? And why does Florida have lower insurance rates then does Louisiana, even though much of Florida is exposed to hurricane damage? All these are questions I look into in this week’s column. You can read it now by clicking on the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Program Schedule!

Weekend Radio Schedule to be posted Thursday Afternoon!

September 13, 2017

SHOULD YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DIE?

Americans are extremely protective of their rights. We don’t want government interfering in anything we do. But how about the right to determine just when you shutdown your life? That does when government steps in, and says you have no choice. Is this right? Should you have a choice? Take a look at my column this week on the right to live in the right to die. See what you think. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Program Schedule!

Weekend radio we shaping up well, and we hope you’ll join us for lively show. We will talk to former United States Sen. John Breaux about the lack of cooperation in Washington. We will also talk with Seth Siegel, an expert on water throughout the world. And Jeff Dorson joins us to talk about dealing with dealing with pets in a time crisis. So check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

September 6, 2017

WHAT TO DO ABOUT RISING FLOOD INSURANCE RATES?

What a month for disasters. Hurricane Harvey caused great devastation in the Houston area as well as parts of Louisiana. And hurricane Irma destruction will take years to repair and recover. And it’s just not hurricanes. There’s a wave of natural disasters in the United States. Wildfires out west, tornadoes in the Panhandle, and flooding from coast-to-coast. States just can’t afford to deal with this problem by themselves. What’s the solution? I talk about it in this week’s column based on years of experience as an insurance regulator. You can read the column now by clicking on the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Radio Weekend Program Schedule!

Wow, what a Radio weekend coming up! We will be following all the natural disasters. Free hurricanes in the gulf, and wildfires raging out west. And how about the immigration fight going on in Washington? What to do with all the children of the illegal immigrants that came in to this country. We will have several guests on to discuss. Finally, there’s a new study out saying that concussions continue to be a major problem, and that experts feel your child should not play competitive sports like football until they’re 18 years old. Any truth to this? We will discuss with Concussion Expert Dr. Sally Fryer Dietz. (www.concussion-therapy.com). So tune in for a lively program.   Check local listings for times and stations. See you on the radio.

 

Huge Police Overreach!

Here is an outrageous example of a police officer going completely out of the bounds of his authority. Alex Wubbels, a nurse at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, was arrested after explaining to police that she couldn’t draw a blood sample from an unconscious person. A Salt Lake City police detective asked for a blood sample. After explaining to the detective that the police needed a warrant, consent from the unconscious patient or that the patient needed to be under arrest before the blood sample could be drawn, she was arrested..  As a lawyer, I can  tell you that Salt Lake City is  going to have a heck of a lawsuit on their hands.  And for good reason.  Check out the video below.

August 30, 2017

HERE COMES THE CAJUN NAVY!

Houston remains under siege and the rescue operations will go on for weeks. Isn’t it ironic that almost 12 years ago to the day, Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana and the entire the Gulf Coast. In both storms, one of the saving graces was the Cajun Navy. Large contingents of Louisianans are in Texas right now with their bass boats or whatever they have to offer help. Were lessons learned from Katrina? Maybe not. Check out my thoughts in this week’s column. You can read it now by clicking on the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Time to Change the name “America?”

Why wasn’t our country called Columbia, after Christopher Columbus? He discovered the Americas, right? Columbus might well have had the new world named after him, had it not been for two shortcomings. The first was that Columbus was under the mistaken impression that he had found a new route to Asia and was not aware that America was an entirely new continent. The second was that he never wrote publicly about it so the masses were not aware of his discovery. Right after Chris comes another Italian explorer, Americus Vespuccius. He did write a great deal about the new world and the first map called the new nation America. But did you know that both Columbus and Vespuccius were slave traders? That’s right. So, to be politically correct, what do we do? Check out the cartoon below.

August 23, 2017

LSU FOOTBALL AND RACE RELATIONS!

Are college football players considered little more than mascots? This seems to be the conclusion of a recent column in the New York Times where the college game his supposedly there to amuse the fans, with no respect for the players. And black football players particularly take it on the chin by the Times article, with specific reference to LSU football. And get this! Louisiana judges get into the mix for longer sentences on black defendants following an LSU upset. I kid you not!   To read more of these over-the-top conclusions, take a look at my new article now posted. You can read it now by Clicking on the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Big Upset on Fight Night!

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fight fan. And this Saturday night, August 26, is a big fight night out in Las Vegas. Former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather will come out of retirement to face UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match to determine the super welterweight champion of the world. Some are saying this will be the highest grossing fight in history. Seventy million dollars alone will be bet on this fight. And the odds say Mayweather will win as a big favorite. I don’t think so. McGregor is taller, has a longer reach, is much younger, and not the grandstander that Mayweather is. So get ready for a big upset.

Weekend Radio Schedule!

It’s show time this weekend, and we will be on a major hurricane watch throughout entire Gulf South. What’s Harvey going to do? Severe weather expert Michael Smith will join us to discuss. (www.accuweather.com). And how about gas prices? Huge refineries in the hurricane’s path. Energy expert Wolf Hanschen will be our guest (http://www.peregrine1031.com). And can a plant-based diet help in healing? We will hear from Meg Donahue about her company MamaSezz, to get you healthy (www.mamasezz.com).   Check local listings for timing stations. We will see you on the radio.

More Eclipses?

Well, the solar eclipses over, but that doesn’t mean there are not other eclipses working across the country. Look below it what are common my opinion, continuing eclipse activity, both in politics, and of course the coming on slot of football season. I say we give politics rest for a while.

August 17, 2017

THE KU KLUX KLAN IN LOUISIANA!

The tragedy in Charlottesville Virginia last week raises the profile of hate groups likes the Ku Klux Klan. Louisiana had been a hot bed of Klan activity back in the 50s and 60s, and many Americans are well aware that one of the top national Klansman, David Duke, came from Louisiana. He was so popular down in this part of the country back in the early 90s that he was elected as a state representative, and garnered a majority of the white vote in a race for governor. In my column this week, I look back on my own experiences with Ku Klux Klan activities. The local Klan members were pretty active in trying to keep me out of politics. You can read the column now by Clicking Here or by hitting the Red Flashing Box above.

August 16, 2017

Weekend Radio Program Schedule!

It would be an understatement to say that we have a really big show lined up for this weekend. Is the Charlottesville tragedy the beginnings of many more such confrontations? Author Leslie Sorrell joins us to discuss. She’s written a new book: “From Clients to Crooks– An Insider reveals the real Washington DC.” (www.clientstocrooks.com.)  We will also talk with Louisiana publisher Stanley Nelson about the continuing presence of the KKK. His best selling book is called: “ Devils Walking,” about the story of the Klan in Louisiana and Mississippi. (Click Here for the book.)And we won’t forget the eclipse with psychic Vincent Genna to discuss Monday’s been event. (www.vincentgenna.com.) So join us for a heckuva program. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

 

A Lisburn Press Book Gets Rave Reviews!

August 15, 2017

Campbell on Stephen Colbert Show!

Check out daughter Campbell talking about straight political talk on The Jon Stewart program.  Yes, she has stirred up a lot of controversy, but for good reasons as she explains. Take a look.

August 9, 2017

WHO’S AT FAULT FOR HIGH AUTO INSURANCE RATES?

Wasn’t it Shakespeare who said, “The first thing you do is to kill all the lawyers?”  In this day and age, attorneys get blamed for just about any problem or wrong. That’s sure the case here in Louisiana when it comes to the highest automobile insurance rates in the nation. The politicians and insurance regulators always say it’s the lawyer’s fault. But it’s far, far from being that simple. Check out my new column now posted.  You can read it now by clicking on the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Watergate Anniversary!

It was on this week in 1974 that Richard Milhous Nixon resigned as president of the United States.  But did you know that former Louisiana secretary of state and insurance commissioner Jim Brown  (Me) almost ended up working for Nixon?  Here’s a remembrance from Brown’s syndicated newspaper column in April of this year.. Nixon became the first and only president to resign from office. Those of you too young to remember the events surrounding Watergate missed one of the most riveting episodes of American history. Nixon survived a number of bitter political fights, but he had always been able to bounce back. However, it was his own words in secret recordings that he personally authorized in the Oval Office that finally led to his downfall.  Take a look at my Nixon column that was written in the Spring.  You can read it now by Clicking Here.

How the World is Changing!

Isn’t it terrible how so many local stores are closing. No more local bookstores, general stores and many other businesses where we used to go it, pass the time of day with the owner or clerk, maybe get a cup of coffee. I miss them. What made them close?  We all know that answer as you  can see in the cartoon below.  The internet has killed many of these local businesses off.  Some say it’s progress and convenience, but I personally miss them and the local shopping.

Then take a gander below again and see what the world is coming to.  Can a robot take away your job?  I hope not.

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