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September 4, 2019

NO MORE RETAIL POLITICS IN LOUISIANA!

State wide elections in Louisiana are just around the corner, and it is an exciting time for political watchers to see the candidates pressing the flesh and attending so many public events throughout the state. Or are they? It’s a sad state of affairs that retail politics have been cast aside by the candidates, particularly at the state-wide level. It used to be that you could not attend any public gathering without being besieged by those who seek public office. But no more. What happened to retail politics? I write about it in this week’s column. You can read it now bye going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

August 28, 2019

A DUMB IDEA TO BUY GREENLAND?

What’s all this talk about America buying the country of Greenland? After all, it’s stuck way up there in the northern corner of the world, and not really worth anything is it? Surprisingly, yes, and it’s certainly in the interest of United States to acquire Greenland if possible. America has acquired land from many other countries throughout the nation’s history. Should we stop now? I take a look at the President’s suggestion of buying Greenland in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

That Ragged Old Flag!

I’ve always been a fan of country singer Johnny Cash. His is music is one of the reasons I took up playing the guitar. And I’ve always admired him for being such a strong patriot. I was particularly taken by his comments you can watch and listen to below regarding the state of America today, and the meaning of the American flag.  It’s worth taking a few minutes to listen.

August 21, 2019

GOVERNOR’S RACE DOMINATES POLITICAL SCENE!

Election day in Louisiana is less than two months away. There’s very little interest in most of the statewide races, but the governor’s race is turning into a knockdown drag out event. Can current Gov. John Bel Edwards win out right in the first primary? If not, he’s going to be in for a heck of a run-off election, with the possibility of President from getting involved. I look at this whole scenario in my new column that is now posted. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

 

Don’t Miss True Crime Show!

August 14, 2019

BOBBY JINDAL-A POLITICAL PUNCHING BAG!

The gubernatorial election in Louisiana is only two months away, as incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards is on the stump for second term. So is Bobby Jindal running against him? The previous two-term Republican Gov. Is being criticized every campaign stop by Gov. Edwards. You would think he was running against Jindal. But that’s not the case. Regardless, Bobby Jindal continues to be the whipping boy for Democrats. I take a look at Jindal’s career, and give you an explanation as to why. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

And check out the Youtube voided below making  fun at Jindal’s expense.

Familiar Evil Special-Next Thursday!

 

August 7, 2019

WHAT ARE THE ISSUES IN THIS FALL’S ELECTION?

Election season is here, with qualifications just ending. What should the candidates be talking about? The Bayou State is way behind most other states across the country in many surveys that rank education, economic development, health and overall quality of life.  Does any candidate, from governor on down to the local level, really offer any specifics towards a master plan for the state?  How do we get out of the rut we are in? Or do we just continue to jump from one crisis after the other, with no vision about a solid future for the state?  I write about this dilemma in my new column now posted. You can read it but going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Baton Rouge Crime Novel on TV!

My good friend Rannah Gray has written a best selling true crime novel, Familiar Evil, and it is being used as the basis for a TV series.  It airs on August 22nd on the Investigation Discovery Network, at 9:00 pm central time.  You don’t want to miss it.  Check out your local listings for your local channel of the Investigation Discovery Network.

July 31, 2019

EARNING BIG BUCKS IN STATE GOVERNMENT!

A lot of people complain about their elected officials and feel they need better results when it comes to governing on a local, state, or national level. But how do you determine performance? In the private sector, if you invest in a company and don’t like what the leadership is doing, you can all ways sell your stock or pull out of your investment. But what about the public sector? Is there a way to gauge how effective our public officials are doing in their jobs? And then pay them accordingly? I think so, and I talk about it in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

July 24, 2019

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE TABASCO SAUCE?

There is nothing tastier and greater varieties of seafood than what we have here on the Gulf Coast. I was anxious to try lobster, clams and other delicacies when I was up in Maine visiting my two oldest grandsons recently. Lobsters were tasty, but unfortunately, our friends on the East Coast know very little about seasoning. You’ve just got to have the Tabasco sauce, don’t you? I write about my experience with Tabasco in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Remembering Summer Camp Days!

What a  fun filled weekend recently with  my grandkids at summer camp  up  in northern Maine.  Many of us have memories of cabins by the lake, campfires, overnights in the woods, fishing and hiking through the wilderness, and what we thought was pretty good camp food. Of course, my two oldest grandsons wanted to slip away for some ice cream as you can see we did below.  A great time for all.

My Thought for Today!

We get so caught up in our daily analysis of all the conflicting events that happen in our lives.  It’ nice to have some predictability from time to come,  Here’s a little levity to see things in perspective below.

July 18, 2019

DO DEMOCRATS SELF DESTRUCT?

What on earth is happening to the Democratic Party? In my home state of Louisiana, the state party is working overtime to wipe out any semblance of ties to important past national leaders who made Louisiana what it is today. And on the national level, every Democratic presidential wannabe is fighting tooth and nail to move further to the left in their views on many controversial issues. The Republican Party seem to have good reason to high five. Take a look at my new column and see what you think. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

July 10, 2019

GET THE POLITICIANS OUT OF REAPPORTIONMENT

It’s reapportionment time again. Under federal law, every 10 years each state must reapportion it’s state legislature. But the process is fixed. Legislators protect their own interest by drawing district lines to favor their own reelection. A direct conflict of the public interest.  Instead of voters choosing their legislators, it’s the legislators that are picking the voters. That process just doesn’t pass the smell test. Check out my new column about what I think of the whole process. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Check out New Orleans Flooding!

Royal Street in the French Quarter on Wednesday, July 10th. A torrential rainstorm.

July 3, 2019

DON’T BE CIVIL IN POLITICS?

Political correctness just never seems to end. A number of presidential wannabes are all over former VP Joe Biden for saying he always tried to work with other members of the U. S. Senate, irrespective of their political views. How outrageous! How dare Joe try to reach across the aisle. Of course, this is quite shortsighted, and leads to much of the division we have in this country today. I write about it my new column this week. You can read it now by Clicking Here or going to the Red Flashing Box above.

June 26, 2019

TOO MUCH POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IN LOUISIANA!

Are you on your peas and cues, and making it absolutely positive that you are “politically correct?” It seems like you’re supposed to be conscious about anything you do or say because there’re new standards, new requirements, and new sensitivity. Or so some people are saying.  I don’t know about you, but I’m personally not worried about being so P C ed.  Live and let live I say, but don’t go overboard Stop worrying about everything you say or do. I write about the political correctness going on today in my new column now posted. Take a look and see what you think. You can read it now about going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

June 19, 2019

THE DEMISE OF ENTERTAINING POLITICS IN LOUISIANA!

If you live down here the deep South, politics should be really heating up. There are major gubernatorial elections for both Louisiana and Mississippi. But so far, there does not seem to be very much interest. And I write this week about one of the reasons why. Politics just does not seem to be much fun anymore. And it should be. Read my new column and see what you think. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Somewhere to Cool Down!

I hate to rub it into all my Louisiana  friends, but I spent the last several weeks up in the mountains of North Carolina.  It was great while lasted, but home to It was great while it lasted, but now home to get caught up on much backed up work. . Hope all you folks are making the best of real hot summer. 

 

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