You need to upgrade your Flash Player

December 5, 2018

GARTH BROOKS AND ME IN LOUISIANA!

85,000 country music fans crammed into Notre Dame football stadium last week for the performance of megastar Garth Brooks. It was quite a show. And the biggest response came when he sang about Louisiana and Baton Rouge. Garth Brooks has great connections to the Bayou State, and I writing my column this week about the first time I heard him sing. Take a look and see what memories you have. You can read it now bye going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Schedule!

We are ready to go with radio weekend, and a full schedule. Stay away from the flu. Dr. Judson Somerville Will join us to tell you how.  Then Margo Lenmark shares her fascinating experiences and insights in her newly published book “Light in the Mourning: Memoirs of an Undertaker’s Daughter.”   Final guest will be The Kosher Baker, Paula Shoyer who shares strategies for taking recipes your family loves and expects on the table… and making them healthier! Plus an update on all the local news.  So join us for a lively program. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

 

 

Bad Prosecutor Disbarred!

Good news from the Louisiana Supreme Court.  A vindictive former U.S. Attorney in the New Orleans  area has been disbarred and for good reason.  The Court unanimously took away his license to practice law.  Sal Perricone has disgraced the legal profession, has betrayed the Department of  Justice. and has proven to be a thug. His sidekick, former U. S. Attorney Eddie Jordan, is presently being investigated for passing illegal drugs to a prisoner in court. Is there any reason why  you can trust these jokers who betray justice?  Good riddance. To read about Perricone’s disbarment, Click Here.  To read about Eddie Jordan’s drug dealings, Click Here.

November 28, 2018

SHOULD THE FEDS MAKE LOUISIANA A PROTECTORATE? HECK YES!

Louisiana seems to continue to be in the bull’s-eye of criticism as to how we run our government down here in the deepest of the deep southern states. One columnist is even suggesting that the Bayou State give up its statehood, and become a US protectorate. We keep all our mineral income and natural resources, and the US gives us protection. How can you beat that?  I analyze all this in my new column now posted. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Radio Program Schedule!

Did you know that health care fraud cost taxpayers a hundred billion dollars a year? We will talk with physician’s assistant Sharon Bahrych as to why. Also, do you have a guardian angel? Karen Mussette, author of My Guardian Angels will discuss with those why so many people believe in guardian angels. And getting ready for the holidays, both with guests and taking care of your health, including guest Reena Jadhav who focuses on empowering people to take back their own health solutions. Her book is Health Journal.  So stay tuned for a lively program. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

Overcoming Adversity!

We all know that many things are impossible. But isn’t it amazing how the man spirit can let someone overcome so many barriers. Take a look at the table tennis player with no hands. No Hands? That’s right. Just shows you what commitment and desire can overcome.

Welcome Back, Mack!

As many readers of my website  know, I graduated from the University of North Carolina on an athletic scholarship, and have been good friends with former football Coach Mack Brown for a number of years.  Well some exciting news: Mack Brown, who will be inducted into the National Football Foundation’s College Hall of Fame in December, is returning to Chapel Hill as our new head football coach. Coach Brown, whose charismatic style and disciplined approach propelled North Carolina’s football program to the top 10 and the University of Texas to a national championship, is returning to Chapel Hill with the goal of leading another Tar Heel resurgence.
 Brown, who will be inducted into the National Football Foundation’s College Hall of Fame in December, won more college football games than any coach in the country over a 24-year period from 1990-2013. Glad my friend is returning to why alma mater.

November 21, 2018

TIME TO UPDATE ELECTION PROCESS IN LOUISIANA?

So just how do you win an election in Louisiana, particularly when there’s very little interest? Actually, it often takes a lot of good luck and timing. And where your name is located on the ballot makes a huge difference. If you don’t believe this, check out my new column about the coming statewide race for Louisiana Secretary of State. Forget qualifications. Just belong in the right political party and have an early letter name on the alphabet. I explain it all. You can read my new column now bye going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Thanksgiving Weekend Radio Show Schedule!

Our Thanksgiving weekend radio is shaping up well, with a lively program scheduled.  Congressman and Republican House Whip Steve Scalise will join us to discuss his new book “Back in the Game.” (See photo below). What a compelling story of his recovery from being shot at a House of Representatives baseball practice, and his will to live.  Then we get ready for the holiday season with Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson discussing holiday gift ideas and tips. Plus updates on many other current news events.  So join us.  Check local listings for ties and stations.  See you on the radio.

California Wildfire Tragedy!

Check out the chilling Photo below of the raging California wildfires. The smoke clouds rise over 1000 feet in the air, and the flames move as fast at 60 miles an hour. No wonder there are 1000 people missing. Are we doing enough with the national response?  Should the military be involved with large numbers to help in this terrible fight for survival? ? A lot of soul searching about this terrible event going on right now.

November 14, 2018

SANCTUARY CITIES FLOUT IMMIGRATION LAWS!

Can the City of New Orleans pick and choose which federal laws it will acknowledge and enforce?  Apparently so, when it comes to illegal immigration. Federal law is very clear that local municipalities have to cooperate when it comes to arresting and deporting those who broke into this country illegally. But New Orleans likes to call itself a “Sanctuary City,” and basically is ignoring federal laws. Wasn’t that what the Civil War was all about?  So should New Orleans be allowed to violate federal law?  See what you think. You can read it now by clicking on the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

 

Weekend Radio Schedule!

 We are all set for weekend radio with the full schedule. Wildfires, voting irregularities, so much to discuss. Dr. Rosemary Bates will join us to talk about the dangers of energy drinks. Did you know you can get permanent liver damage tooth decay, an increase blood pressure? Also, we will talk about rejuvenating your life with Dr. Jacob Rosenstein, who says you can live longer and begin looking heck of a lot better. So join us for lively show. Check local listings for times and stations. And how about my new producer above? We will see you on the radio.

New Kid’s Book by the Lisburn Press

Rannah Gray wrote this first story in the Louisiana Mystery Series for young readers with great-nieces Madelyn and Katherine Tom.  In the spirit of Nancy Drew, visit your favorite spots in New Orleans and help our junior detectives solve the Case of the Missing Poodle!  Really a great Christmas gift.  You can order now at www.rannahgray.com.

Remembering those who served us!

We just celebrated Veteran’s Day, that special day for remembering those men and  women who gave their lives in service to protect all of us. Here’s a great magician, Justin Flaum, who preforms a great card trick that emphasizes this special day.  Well worth taking a look.

November 7, 2018

MORE INTEREST NEEDED IN LOUISIANA ELECTIONS!

This past Tuesday’s election stirred mediocre interest here in the Bayou State. This was the fifth election in Louisiana in 2018. And get ready for six election dates in 2019. There was a 45% turnout last week, even though there was a great deal of election hype from throughout the nation. Louisianans just were not all that enthused.  So just what should be done to get more voters to the polls as we approach the gubernatorial election just a year away? I talk about this very subject to my new column. Take a look and see what you think. You can see it now by going to the Flashing Red Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Radio Weekend Show Schedule!

Wow!  What a full agenda for our radio show weekend. What happened in last week’s elections, can anything get done in the future, and who are the winners and losers? Also, Monday is Veterans Day and we will talk about the current importance with guest Jim Laughren. He also is a wine aficionado, all for you wine drinkers.  Also, we will talk with New York attorney Michael Wildes about his book, “Safe Haven in America.”  And, as always, author Rannah Gray will join  me to review some interesting “offbeat” news.  So join us reliably program check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

The Piano Black Keys

Here’s a moving video to listen to in celebrating Martin Luther King’s anniversary. At Carnegie Hall, gospel singer Wintley Phipps delivers perhaps the most powerful rendition of  Amazing Grace . He says, “A lot of people don’t realize that just about all NegroSpirituals are written on the black notes of the piano. Slaves were not permitted to use the white keys. Probably the most famous on this slave scale was written by John Newton, who used to be the captain of a slave ship, and many believe he heard this melody that sounds very much like a West African sorrow chant.

Supporting the Common Sense Network!

FIVE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO SUPPORT THE JIM BROWN WEBSITE AND THE  “COMMON SENSE” RADIO PROGRAM.

1)    Follow @JimBrownla on Twitter and share (tweet or retweet, as it’s known in Twitter-speak) likes to recent articles and videos on the Jim Brown site.

2)    Become a friend of Jim Brown on Facebook. If you are a member of Facebook, you can go to Jim’s Facebook account by Clicking Here.

3)    Become a subscriber to Jim’s regular columns and radio show up dates by signing up in the box at upper right on this page.

4)    Download the Jim Brown free app that brings every reader to your IPhone.  Available for download from iTunes.

5)    Email Jim’s weekly columns to friends who you think might enjoy reading some non partisan “Common Sense” views of the country.

Jim Brown’s Common Sense

 

October 31, 2018

WHY DO WE HAVE HATE CRIMES?

With a number of recent killings directed as specific groups, there is a renewed call in many circles for tougher “hate crime” laws.  Of course, these crimes are horrendous and may call for the death penalty.  But should certain crimes be selected based on what the criminal was thinking?  Do we go into intent?  Isn’t this the thought police in action?  If there is a murder, then the victim is dead, no matter what the motive.  Should the exact same crime be treated differently depending on who the victim is?  I think not, and my new column states just why.  Take a look by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Radio Weekend Show Schedule!

Radio Guest Schedule to be posted Thursday afternoon.

Older posts are still available on Jim's Old Site

Video Cast of
Jim Brown Radio Show




Weekly Video