May 1, 2022

The Incredible Hulk Comes to Baton Rouge!

 
Now look all you guys and gals. Ain’t nobody messin’ with me. You can see below, I got friends. Remember “The Incredible Hulk” in the U.S. TV series that ran in the ’70s? Well,the Hulk came to Baton Rouge this week to hang out. With me-right? Well alright. He did open up a new health club, Crunch, in the Hammond Air Shopping Center.  Lou Ferrigno has been added to a new series called “The Offer.” The 10-episode drama series will air on Paramount Plus. It’s based on the experience of two-time Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy (played by Miles Teller), about the behind-the-scenes events of the original 1972 film “The Godfather,” according to Variety. Ferrigno’s role is Lenny Montana, the former wrestler and mob enforcer who played Luca Brasi in “The Godfather.” A real kick to visit with Lou.

April 24, 2022

TIME TO ACT ON VIOLENT CRIME IN LOUISIANA!

It’s a simple fact with no disagreement. Violent crime is running rampant all over Louisiana. In fact, a number of the most violent crime ridden cities in America are right here in the Bayou state. So what can be done about it? Newspaper editorials and columns are calling for a new study commission. What? We studied the problem for years. Give us specifics our citizens are calling out! So that’s exactly what I’ve done in my new column now posted. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Great Music on the Streets!

Being from Louisiana, and having spent a good part of my life in New Orleans, I really love the street performers take their music seriously, and give awesome performances. Here is one of the best performers. Every Breath You Take – The Police | Karolina Protsenko & Daniele Vitale Sax

April 18, 2022

SARAH PALIN WOULD FIT IN WELL IN LOUISIANA!

Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is back on the political scene again. She is a candidate for the one congressional seat in Alaska. Over 50 candidates are qualified to run against Palin. So what do you think about this controversy and outspoken lady? I have my opinions. In fact, I almost rubbed shoulders with Palin. Take a look at my new column where I talk about some of the highs and lows of her political career. You can read it now by going to the Flashing Red Box above or by Clicking Here.

April 17, 2022

Happy Easter

Sunrise church this Sunday Easter morning at the Flora-Bama service in Gulf Shores, Alabama. I’v been a regular down here on the Redneck Riviera for the past 56 years.

Fill Her Up!

Someone asked me what this was a picture of. I told them this was just a typical gas station down here in Louisiana.

April 10, 2022

LEADERSHIP NEEDED ON LOUISIANA PROPERTY INSURANCE

The Louisiana legislature is under the gun during its current regular 2002 session, and for good reason. Policyholders who own property  are livid about the cost of insurance, and the way insurance companies are failing to adequately adjust claims. And it’s because property insurance is by far the most expensive in the entire country. And its been that way for a number of years. So what’s the problem? Why can’t the insurance department and the legislature take aggressive action to address these high rates? And why does it take months to get a claim settled in the first place? I address these disturbing issues in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Are You a Book Lover?

Well, we here at The Lisburn Press hope you feel the same way about happiness. If you live down in the deepest of the deep southern states, you know we have so many productive authors, and so many good books to read. I hope you go to our website and look at all the new publications that are coming out of The Lisburn Press Bookstore. Take a look at www.TheLisburnPress.com, and see if you find something adventurous.

 

Beautiful Music!

Baird Dodge, principal second violin of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, performs “Over the Rainbow” in the courtyard of his residence, as tenants gather on the fire escapes to enjoy the music.What a thoughtful musical gift from a gifted musician.

New Author interviews!

We want to let all you folks who come to The Lisburn Press site know the new feature we will be beginning in the next several weeks. We will host weekly interviews with a cross-section of writers, many who pen their work with The Lisburn Press. We will also host a cross section of other authors who have written both fiction and nonfiction about Louisiana and the deep South. so we hope you all will stay tuned for this new feature. Check out more book information at www.theliburnpress.com.

April 3, 2022

HOW IMPORTANT IS UKRAINE TO AMERICA?

In this week’s column, I take a look at the question of jut how important is Ukraine to the interest of the United States. Should we be actively engaged in this country over 6000 miles away from our borders? Probably so, but with caveats.  Why is Vladimir Putin  so intense on invading Ukraine?  It is America picking in choosing what countries they going to defend? Check out my thoughts and see if you agree. Read my column now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Popular Author!

A special day at the Garden District bookstore in uptown New Orleans with a presentation by popular author Karen White. She has written over 30 books, and tells great stories about New Orleans, the French quarter and the south. It was a treat to visit with her at the bookstore. Pictured below shows my visiting with Karen, and a second picture with bookstore owner Chris Tidmore and author Rannah Gray.

 

Cartoon Images of Ukraine!

In this week’s column now posted, I write about the importance of America’s relationship with Ukraine, and how far America  should go in protecting this country some 6000 miles away. Pictured below are some of the political commentary showing this relationship. And I hope you will read my column listed above.

 

 

 

 

March 27, 2022

KEEP YOUR COVID GUARD UP!

A warning for my readers. There is a new strain of Covid that is lurking through some parts of the world, that could be quite dangerous back here in the U.S. A lot of us have been lulled into thinking that our lives are back to normal, and we are not really affected by any additional lingering challenges from Covid. Let me tell you by my own personal experience. That’s just not the truth. I can also tell you that you don’t want to go through a serious Covid infection. Again, I know from personal experience. I write it all out in my new column. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Stunning Van Gogh Exhibit!

One of the most stunning multimedia art exhibits is the current van Gogh exhibit is traveling throughout America. Lucky for us, it should be in New Orleans soon. Van Gogh was troubled through most of his life, but was pure joy genius when it came to painting. He died broke, but his paintings today sell for multi, multi millions. Below is part of the exhibit that is being shown throughout the country now. I hope you can see it.

March 21, 2022

LEGISLATIVE INSURANCE REFORM A DUD!

Louisiana legislators and insurance regulators are belly hoeing a host of new “catastrophic laws” to hold insurance companies more accountable. But just what are these proposals, and are they even necessary?  My new column raises questions about why the insurance department is not enforcing the laws that are already on the books.  Policyholders in the state seem to have  little consumer protection, and insurance rates continue become more and more unaffordable. So what can be done? I take a look at this complicated and messy issue in my new column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

 

 

 

March 20, 2022

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF!

This is not a photo from 1941. This is a photo from March 2022 in Ukraine with all the color taken out. Yes, a chilling reminder that history does repeat itself.

March 13, 2022

HOW TO STAND WITH UKRAINE!

The fighting gets worse in Ukraine. And whether Americans like it or not, we are directly affected. It just seems irresponsible for anyone in the U.S. to stand on the sidelines. So what can an individual do?  I list a number of opportunities to help in my second column I’ve written on Ukraine. Take a look and see if there’s something you’re interested in. Or if you agree. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Responding to Parents’ Complaints!

We all know parents involved at the school their children and things are going right. Here’s an amusing take on parents complaining, even though their children miss school a great deal. Take a look.

Huge Gas Price Increases

Gas at $4.45 in Baton Rouge. Here’s how I’m preparing.

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