July 31, 2022

ARE BASEBALL AND POLITICS INTERTWINED?

We are in the midst of baseball season, and the season of politics is just a few months away as we approach congressional elections. So do you have a favorite? What rings more true to you- baseball or politics?  And are there similarities between this grand sporting event and our national elections? You might be surprised at my old opinion and my own reasoning. Take a look and see what you think. You can read my new column now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

New Podcast on Gun Violence!

You might want to take in our new podcast that is has been posted. My colleague Rannah Gray and I talk about what to do about gun violence in America today. We normally talk about Louisiana issues, but so many killings in recent months need all of our attention. You can listen to the podcast now by Clicking Here.

So Much Complaining!

With all the serious matters we talking right about today, every now and then we need to include a little humor in our lives. Check out below some of the complaints by travelers to their travel agents. A few examples are

  • 1. “They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.”
  • 2. “On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.”
  • 3. “We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish.”

You can see a lot more of such complaints by Clicking Here.

Give a Listen to our NEW Podcast!

You never know what Rannah Gray and I will be talking about on the Dateline Louisiana podcast! You can listen to Episode 4 wherever you get your podcasts…or right here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/…/10892700-episode-04…

 

July 24, 2022

DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY IN LOUISIANA!

Is there a happier place to live than in Louisiana? A recent survey by the U. S. National Bureau of Economic Research, Louisiana found that the Bayou State  is by far the happiest state in the nation.  Have you heard about the five Fs?  They best describe what’s happening here in the deepest of the deep southern states today. Take a look at my new column and see if you agree. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

New Podcast on Louisiana Politics!

Rannah Gray and I have a new podcast out about the strange and interesting world of Louisiana politics. You can listen to it now on any podcast site by just plugging in www.datelinelouisiana.com. You can also check out all of our recent podcasts by Clicking Here.  Hope you will give it a listen.

Radio Interview about Dateline Louisiana.

Here’s interview that was created a number of radio stations by the sounds of the show, my friends Chris Tidmore and Hi McEnery.  The show runs on stations throughout Louisiana, it’s always been lighthearted program with the two hosts.  My friend Rannah Gray also joined the show, as we’ve started a new podcast to together.  Pictured above with me is Rannah Gray and Chris Tidmore. If you’ve not heard our podcast, take a listen my going wherever you listen to your podcast and pick up the show Dateline Louisiana.  You can also access all of the past podcasts by going to DatelineLouisiana.com<iframe 

July 17, 2022

HIGHER POLICE STANDARDS TO PROTECT OUR KIDS!

We live in a different world today then when I grow up. Going and coming from school, and daily safety were just not an issue. Today, protecting your children is often the only issue. What should we do as parents to see the schools protect our children more? There certainly have been failings  as we saw in Uvalde, Texas. Nearly 400 local, state and federal law enforcement officers were at the scene on May 24, including 91 state troopers, the Texas House investigative report said, and none took initiative to lead the response. Most of us think that local police officers should do more. Much more in keeping your kids from harm.  I write about these recent tragedies in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Dateline Louisiana Podcast Update!

If you haven’t listened yet, the new dateline Louisiana podcast is gaining a number of new listeners.  Several new episodes have now been posted, including great discussions on  all the interesting and exquisite food you can find in Louisiana.  So be sure and check out all these new episodes. You can listen to all the podcasts that have been posted so far by Clicking Here.

Dismantling the Constitution: Police No Longer Have to Honor the Right to Remain Silent!

All we’re hearing in the press are several high profile decisions from the US Supreme Court. But quietly, other decisions have eroded your basic constitutional rights. Something the Supreme Court Has done a lot recently.Although the Supreme Court stopped short of overturning its 1966 ruling in Miranda v. Arizona, the conservative majority declared that individuals cannot hold police accountable for violating their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. By shielding police from lawsuits arising from their failure to Mirandize suspects, the Supreme Court has sent a message to police that they no longer have to respect a suspect’s right to remain silent. In other words, concludes legal analyst Nick Sibilla, “the Supreme Court has effectively created a new legal immunity for cops accused of infringing on the Fifth Amendment’s protection against self-incrimination.”  See full details by Clicking Here.
 

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July 10, 2022

STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS?  NO WAY!

There’s a major effort in Washington, both by the president and key members of Congress, to pass legislation forgiving current student loans. The amount of these loans currently exceed $1.7 trillion. And that ain’t chump change.  So is this something that Congress and the president should do? Is it fair to the those who earlier  paid off all their student loans? And who’s going to pay all the bill?  Lots of questions to ask, and I address these issues in this weeks column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

July 3, 2022

KEYSTONE PIPELINE-LOUISIANA’S ECONOMIC SAVIOR?

The Keystone pipeline has become an issue that now dominates criticism of the President by  pleading how important the pipeline  is to the economic future of Louisiana. My reaction? Hogwash! The issue will not mean diddlysquat to the Bayou State. No new jobs will be created and not a dime of economic development. Read my view in my now column now posted. You can read it by going to the Flashing Red Box above, or by Clicking Here.

New Dateline Louisiana Podcast!

I’m excited to tell you about a new podcast that is taking off this week with my cohost Rannah Gray. For years, Rannah and I broadcast a nationally syndicated radio program that you could listen to right here on this site.  We have started a new podcast called Dateline Louisiana, where we discuss the various attributes that make Louisiana, in our opinion, one of  the most interesting states in the whole world. You can listen to our first episode right here on this website. Just Click Here to listen to Episode one. 

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June 26, 2022

 WATERGATE, LOUISIANA, AND RICHARD NIXON!

Fifty years ago this month, the Watergate break-in took place in Washington. It seemed like a minor event at the time, but the whole political mess continued to  unwind  and led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Like most of the rest of the country, I was an avid observer of the whole process. I had met Nixon on several occasions, 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.

Campbell Brown: The President Gives Hollywood a Pass on Violence

One of the important issues missing from the whole gun debate is the violence that takes place at the movies, on TV and in video games.  Yet we see time and time again the fist kind of violence influences potential mass murderers. Check out daughter Campbell Brown’s article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal a few years back that is right on point.  You can read it by Clicking Here.  

 

Are We About to Be Gobbled Up?

All things considered, Jupiter seems like a pretty scary place. More than 300 times bigger than Earth (and twice the size of all the rest of our solar system’s planets combined), the King of Planets has double the strength of our gravity and an exceptionally dense, dry atmosphere. And you know that Big Red Dot on its surface? Well, apparently that’s a storm that’s been raging for centuries. Truly terrifying stuff.

But some scientists now reckon that Jupiter could be even more beastly than we previously thought. An article in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics says that the planet may have become its ginormous, monstrous self by eating other planets. So I guess we better keep our guard up. We don’t want to be gobbled up by Jupiter. What a way to go!

Everybody’s Guilty!

Kudos to my colleague John Whitehead for his  continuing to stand up for our freedoms. He writes  regular columns on his website The Rutherford Institute. Here’s what he insightfully says this week:

“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught.”—Hunter S. Thompson

“The groundwork has been laid for a new kind of government where it won’t matter if you’re innocent or guilty, whether you’re a threat to the nation, or even if you’re a citizen. The burden of proof has been reversed. No longer are we presumed innocent. Now we’re presumed guilty unless we can prove our innocence beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Rarely, are we even given the opportunity to do so. Although the Constitution requires the government to provide solid proof of criminal activity before it can deprive a citizen of life or liberty, the government has turned that fundamental assurance of due process on its head. Each and every one of us is now seen as a potential suspect, terrorist and lawbreaker in the eyes of the government.”

June 19, 2022

INSURANCE REFORM FALLS FLAT!

The recent legislative session at the state capital of Louisiana provided an excellent chance for legislators to deal directly with the nation’s highest automobile  insurance rates. There were a number of positive suggestions that were offered to legislators. But with all was said and done, nothing of any consequence happened. So policyholders in the state will wallow in the outrageous costs of automobile insurance.  Just what problems were ignored? I set out a detailed list in my new column that is now posted. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

New York Visit!

How about my two good-looking and quite athletic grandsons, Eli and Asher Senor? In New York City for Asher’s bar mitzvah. And watching these two guys play lots of great tennis

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