October 16, 2022

ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY IN LOUISIANA?

A jury last week in Parkland, Florida recommended Nikolas Cruz get life in prison for killing 17 people, sparing Cruz from a death sentence after his lawyers argued he had a troubled upbringing.  I read a great deal about this case and I wasn’t impressed with his “upbringing” argument.  Hey, life growing up can be tough, but one isn’t excused for such unspeakable, horrific brutality that took place.  I would have voted for the death penalty.  The fact remains that the death penalty is rarely enforced throughout the United States today. And one reason is that innocent people are being convicted. I write about the LOUISIANA situation in this weeks column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

 

My Almost Shot at Broadway!

Rita Gardner passed away recently. This name may not be recognizable to you, but she’s someone that I have followed her for a long, long time, and her involvement in the longest running musical in American history could’ve influenced my life. In 1960, she originated the lone female role in an Off Broadway show that became part of theater history thanks to a record-setting run.  It was called “The Fantasticks” and it ran off broadway  in the historic Sullivan Theater.  The opening song, made famous by Barbra Streisand, was called “Try to Remember.”  I loved the show, and auditioned for the lead role as the bandit El Gallo when I was at Tulane University Law school in New Orleans. I sang this lead song, and a number of others in the show that got good reviews in the local press.  The show’s producer, Lore Noto, called me to see I wanted to come to New York to audition for the lead role.  I chose to stick with the law. Who knows what might’ve happened. But it’s nice to look back. And guess what?  I still do a pretty good rendition of “Try to Remember.”

Dismantle the FBI?

Charles Cook a well-known writer for the National Review, a publication with conservative leanings, but well respected with their  unbiased articles.  Cook’s article this month is titled: “The Case for Dismantling the FBI.”  Cook’s conclusion is that there have been a long list of abuses by the FBI, and that the agency should be completely rebuilt and reorganized.  A well written article that you can read now by Clicking Here.

 

October 9, 2022

LIVING AND DYING IN LOUISIANA!

Life and death.  Two different stories in this week’s column about one popular Louisiana official who survived cancer. And a serial killer who was to be put to death before he died in prison.  Eighteen years ago this week, Derrick Todd Lee received the death penalty in Louisiana. He was the state’s most notorious and prolific serial killer. I was there in the courtroom when the verdict was handed down.  And a survivor, my friend former Congressman Billy Tauzin.  Check out my new column filled with a little history. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing box above or by Clicking Here.

Chickenhawks in Washington!

Washington DC is full of phony supposed leaders who pushed for more military involvement around the world but never served a day in the military. These blowhards are called chicken hawks. And there are lots of them around. I was exempt from the military draft back in the 1960s, but I still joined the army and served my country. So few of our leaders do so today. Here is an outstanding article by Future of Freedom Foundation founder Jeffery Hornberger about all these chickenhawks who want to get America in war after war. To read it, Click Here.

Laughter in the Bayou State!

It’s a new week and that means the latest episode of Dateline Louisiana just dropped! This week, Rannah Gray and I have a laugh or two about Louisiana’s unique brand of humor. You can listen here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/…/11358896-episode-15-the…

October 2, 2022

WHAT TO DO ABOUT HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE IN LOUISIANA!

Insurance rates for both homeowners and businesses in Louisiana are going through the roof. Companies are going broke, and the state run program, supposedly put together to help policyholders, wants a 63% increase. What? That’s just outrageous. Has the legislature done enough to curtail these high insurance rates and should Louisiana have an elected insurance commissioner?  Most of the other states in the country bring the office under the governor.  So what should be done?   I set out several solutions in my new column now posted. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

New Podcast-Evangelicals and Trump!

Every week, Dateline Louisiana takes on topics Rannah Gray and I hear talked about in Louisiana. You can catch any episode at www.datelinelouisiana.com or the latest one by Clicking Here.

Federal Bureau of Intimidation!

 

The Government’s War on Political Freedom!

Check out the column below by our friend John whitehead with tTe Rutherford Institute.  John makes the point that the FBI never stops and Sheffers to invade itself in our personal freedoms. You can readers complete column by Clicking Here.

“In so many of the little places of everyday life in which life is lived out, somehow democracy doesn’t exist. And one of the creeping hands of totalitarianism running through the democracy is the Federal Bureau of Investigation… Because why does the FBI do all this? To scare the hell out of people… They work for the establishme and the corporations and the politicos to keep things as they are. And they want to frighten and chill the people who are trying to change things.”—Howard Zinn, 

Discredit, disrupt, and destroy.

That is how the government plans to get rid of activists and dissidents who stand in its way.  This has always been the modus operandi of the FBI (more aptly referred to as the Federal Bureau of Intimidation): muzzle anti-government sentiment, harass activists, and terrorize Americans into compliance.  Indeed, the FBI has a long history of persecuting, prosecuting and generally harassing activists, politicians, and cultural figures.

September 25, 2022

HELLO AND GOODBYE TO LOUISIANA SENATOR ELLENDER!

It was 132 years ago this week. That’s the birthdate of one of Louisiana’s most powerful United States senators whoever served representing the Bayou state.  Senator Allen Ellender was a legend in the U.S. Senate serving for 35 years until his death in 1972.  I had quite an initial meeting with Ellender at a rural courthouse in North Louisiana.  I tell of my experience and also about attending his funeral, all in my new column that is now posted. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Why Do Evangelical Christians Support Trump?

Every week, Dateline Louisiana takes on topics Rannah Gray and I hear talked about in Louisiana. You can catch any episode at www.datelinelouisiana.com or the latest one by Clicking  Here: 

September 18, 2022

CENSORSHIP IS ALIVE AND WELL IN LOUISIANA!

This week, September 18th through September 24th, is Banned Book Week all over Louisiana and all over the nation.  The week has been recognized for over 40 years. So why is there such a rage in banning books today? National groups are coming into states like Louisiana to push for banning books that have been classics for many years.  What has cause they renewed efforts to undermine freedom of expression, a foundation of our American democracy? I write about this important and concerning issue in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Bill of Rights Ignored by our Government!

 

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts,

not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” — Abraham Lincoln

It continually amazes me as to how the federal government ignores these specific requirements in the constitutional amendments that are part of our basic law of the land. Unfortunately, although the Bill of Rights was adopted as a means of protecting the people against government tyranny, in America today, the government does whatever it wants, freedom be damned.  My friend John Whitehead, who heads up the Rutherford Institute, was a guest on my national syndicated radio program on several occasions. He writes eloquently about the abdication of our Bill of Rights.To learn more of these abuses, Click Here.

 

September 11, 2022

 THE SEARING OF A GREAT CITY’S SOUL!

Here’s a statistic that will surprise you. A national website has named New Orleans as the top city in America to retire. What are these people smoking? New Orleans is in a state of meltdown right now with murder and overall crime out of control. The leadership there is dysfunctional, and the locals feel unsafe to even go to the grocery store or fill up their car with gas. Carjackings by young thugs are happening all over the city. What in the heck is going on in what should be one of the great cities of America? I write about the Crescent City’s problems in my new column now posted. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Don’t mess with JB when he’s working out. One tough guy at 82.

Ruby Ridge Remembered!

This month marks the 30th year anniversary of the FBI massacre at Ruby Ridge. It was simply an example of Militarized Central State Versus Individual Life and Liberty.  A chilling story of an FBI sniper who shot Vicki Weaver in the head as she held her ten-month-old baby at her home in Ruby Ridge, Idaho. The sniper also shot her husband Randy Weaver in the back, trying to kill him.   Read this deeply troubling account  by Clicking Here.

 

September 4, 2022

LOUISIANA DEMOCRATS BETRAY JEFFERSON AND JACKSON!

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.  Both are iconic figures in American political history. They also are, in my opinion, the two most important figures in Louisiana history. Without the intervention activities of both Jefferson in Jackson, Louisiana could well not be a state today. But are they getting the respect they deserve? I write about these two important figures, and how they are being negated by the Louisiana Democratic Party. Look over my new column and see what you think. You can read it by going to the Flashing Red Box above or by Clicking Here.

A Government of Liars, Thieves and Lawbreakers

John Whitehead heads up the Rutherford Institute, a think tank that is trying it’s best to protect our basic freedoms.  Here’s what he says about the FBI. “The government’s henchmen have become the embodiment of how power, once acquired, can be so easily corrupted and abused. Indeed, far from being tough on crime, FBI agents are also among the nation’s most notorious lawbreakers.”  You can read this chilling article by Clicking Here.

August 28, 2022

 BAD IDEA FOR STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS!

It’s pretty obvious that President Biden does not read my weekly columns. He went ahead last week and forgave billions of dollars in student loans.  Both Republicans and Democrats were highly critical of the President’s action.  There are so many unanswered questions. How much is this forgiveness going to cost the taxpayers? Will loans be forgiven for all incoming students and for years to come? Was it even legal for Biden to forgive these loans?  These are all important questions that need to be answered. I write about this controversy in my new column now now posted. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

ˇhe FBI’s Gestapo Tactics

One of best websites that works towards protecting our basic freedoms is The Rutherford Institute headed up by John Whitehead.  John has been a guest on my nationally syndicated radio program on several occasions. He is tireless worker pointing out government abuse and undermining the basic freedoms of all of Americans.  Here is what John writes in his new expose.’ “With every passing day, the United States government borrows yet another leaf from Nazi Germany’s playbook: Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Censorship. Intimidation. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment. Indoctrination. Indefinite detention.”  You can read John’s full comments by Clicking Here.

“We want no Gestapo or Secret Police. FBI is tending in that direction.”—Harry Truman

 

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