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May 27, 2015

SAME OLD, SAME OLD IN LOUISIANA GOVERNOR’S RACE!

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The Louisiana Governor’s race is gearing up with less than five months to go until Election Day. Unfortunately, the debates so far have been little more than a bob and weave show, with candidates cautious not to get too specific. But with Louisiana being at the bottom of the barrel in so many categories, shouldn’t any serious candidate be quite specific as to how they will lead the Bayou State out of the abyss? What’s their plan? How will they implement? Check out my new column now posted and see if you agree with my list of suggestions. You can read it now by Clicking on the Red Flashing Box above, or by  Clicking Here.

Radio Program Schedule!

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The “Common Sense ” Show schedule will be posted Thursday afternoon.

Stand Tall for our Freedoms!

Personal freedoms in America are under siege by the neo cons that see a threat to our country around every tree.   Remember the words of one of our nation’s founders, Benjamin Franklin that “Those who give up freedom in the name of security end up getting neither.” Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is one of the few members of congress standing tall for our freedoms. Take a look at his candid comments to Jon Stewart in the video below.

How’s this for a Hug?

It’s nice to hear abut a “feel good” story now and then. Check out below a woman who found a badly injured lion in the forest. She took it with her and nursed it back to health. When it was better, she made arrangements with a zoo to take the lion and give it a new and happy home. This video was taken when she returned to the zoo some time later to see how her lion was doing. Watch the lion’s amazing reaction when he sees her!

May 20, 2015

CAN AN INDEPENDENT SHAKE UP LOUISIANA GOVERNOR’S RACE?

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The election for Louisiana’s next governor is just five months away, and some say it’s too late for any new candidate to enter the field. Three Republicans and one Democrat are running. So is the race locked up? Hardly. The fastest growing group of voters in Louisiana is Independents, and a formidable name says he may well enter the race as an Independent. Can that “John Wayne Dude,” Katrina hero General Russell Honore’ have a solid chance if he enters the race? Watch the video below to see how the General takes no gruff from the press. Check out my new column and see if you agree. You can read the column now by going to the Flashing Red Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Radio Program Schedule!

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We are fast approaching Weekend Radio “Common Sense” time, and, as we always try to do, we have a full-blown and interesting program scheduled. A full review of the week’s news, and several special guests. I talk a lot bout staying healthy and germ free.  When you fly, you may eat from the tray table on an airplane, but would you still do so if you knew the person sat there before had changed their baby’s diaper on it?   And would you even think about just how dirty your luggage is?  Tricia Holderman is internationally recognized as one of the leading authorities on cleaning. She can dish the dirt on where most of the germs are lurking when you fly. Her website is http://elitefacsys.com.

 Then why so many teenage driving accidents? Proms, graduation parties – teens are gathering, partying and getting in a lot of accidents this time of year. Certified defensive driving instructor Robert Ragazzo heads up SaveYourTeenDriver.com, and we will talk about this growing problem. So join us for a great program. Check local listings for times and stations.  And we welcome several new stations to our growing “Common Sense” network.

 WRMN, 1410 AM in Elgin, Illinois

KLID, 1340 AM in Poplar Bluff, Missouri

KFAR, 660 AM in Fairbanks, Alaska.

KVOC,1330 AM in Casper, Wyoming.

WMQM,1600 AM in Memphis, Tennessee

Me and David Letterman!

This week is the last for David Letterman on CBS. I’ve been a Letterman fan since his first shows on NBC Late Night, and favored Dave over Leno and all the rest. I hate to see him go off the air. But did you know that I participated in one of Dave’s early programs. Initially, his show was not aired here in my hometown of Baton Rouge. I led an effort to get the Letterman show back on , and you can watch the video below to see how successful I was. Dave comes on the air to thank me about one minute into the video below. What a treat to be talked about on the show. Take a look below.

May 13, 2015

WHAT LOUISIANA’S NEXT GOVERNOR SHOULD DO FIRST!


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Louisiana’s next governor faces massive financial problems, and it only seems to get worse by the week. What to do? Where to begin to find workable solutions? I just have a few ideas that I hope you feel make some common sense. It’s time to quite just governing from crisis to crisis, and stop having to put political fingers in the leaks that seem to grow and grow. How about a Master Plan? Check out my new column now posted. You can read it by clicking on the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Radio Weekend Program Schedule!

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Radio Schedule will be posted Friday Morning.

The Mayor of the French Quarter!

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One of the most interesting photo galleries in New Orleans is located right in the heart of Jackson Square. The work of Louis Sahuc is featured throughout the gallery, Louis has been a photographer since 1972, and here you can buy originals and prints of his work in all sizes. His lovely art varies from pictures of New Orleans during a hard rainstorm, to St. Louis Cathedral in the fog and the people of New Orleans. Louis is a good friend and is affectionately known as the Mayor of the French Quarter. We are pictured at a recent reception in his honor at Tujague’s restaurant on Decatur Street in the Quarter. Tujague’s is the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans, and a regular stop for me. Hats off to Louis.

God Bless America!

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Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said that when he and a million other guys first heard her sing “God Bless America” on the radio, they all pretended to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two.

Here are the facts. . . The video at the bottom  shows the very first public singing of “GOD BLESS AMERICA. The time was 1940. America was still in a terrible economic depression. Hitler was taking over Europe and Americans were afraid we’d have to go to war. It was a time of hardship and worry for most Americans.

Kate was also patriotic. It hurt her to see Americans so depressed and afraid of what the next day would bring. She had hope for America, and faith in her fellow Americans. She wanted to do something to cheer them up, so she went to the famous American song-writer, Irving Berlin (who also wrote “White Christmas”) and asked him to write a song that would make Americans feel good again about their country. When she described what she was looking for, he said he had just the song for her.

This video starts out with Kate Smith coming into the radio studio with the orchestra and an audience. She introduces the new song for the very first time, and starts singing. After the first couple verses, with her voice in the background still singing, scenes are shown from the 1940 movie, “You’re In The Army Now.” At the 4:20 mark of the video you see a young actor in the movie, sitting in an office, reading a paper; it’s Ronald Reagan.

Now that you know the story of the song, I hope you’ll enjoy it and treasure it even more.

May 6, 2015

GETTING OLDER AIN’T ALL THAT BAD!

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So just how long do you want to live? Is 75 long enough? Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel a vice provost of the University of Pennsylvania, and he says that when you get to be 75, you have lived long enough. Hogwash I say. And this really hits home to me, for, guess what? I turned 75 this week. Take look at my new column, where I emphatically say I still have a good number of years yet to live. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

May 4, 2015

Weekend Radio Show!

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Radio  Show Weekend is close at hand, and are anticipating a really good program.  Can we begin to handicap the 201 presidential election?With the 2016 election cycle in full swing, I  reached out to an expert in odds making as a potential source to supplement our election coverage. Peter Loshak, SportsBookReview.com, is a sports handicapper who is an independent source who will be able to discuss the odds that online Sports Books are placing on each of the major candiates for President as well as a few long-shots.  This will sure be lively.  Then we will talk with energy expert Jordan Goodman about why energy prices are going up.  So stay tuned and check local listings for times and stations.  See you on the radio.

The Championship Fight? A Bummer!

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Did you see the big fight last Saturday night? Floyd Mayweather made $200 million for basically dancing around the ring for 12 rounds. Poor old Manny Pacquiao chased him the entire fight, but he rarely landed a blow. You have to feel sorry for Manny. He only made off with a mere $140 million. Tough luck. Overall, the fight was BORING!  I’m a big boxing fan from years back, but good matches are hard to find, and the sport has really taken a dip.

April 29, 2015

HAS LSU DUG ITS OWN HOLE?

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Man, is the State of Louisiana in a real financial mess. And higher education, with good reason, is clamoring that they could receive a knockout blow. The LSU president is shouting from the rooftops that the state financial commitment is crumbling to the ground, the LSU fiscal sky is falling, and he is about to declare “academic bankruptcy.”. So what’s really going on, and does LSU and other colleges have a case to make? And better yet, where have they been year after year when continuing cuts have been made? Check out my new column now posted. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

April 28, 2015

Weekend Radio Schedule!

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It’s a full agenda radio weekend close at hand. Rioting, Looting & Protests have caused civil war in Baltimore. Angry crowds swept through Baltimore on Monday night and early Tuesday – smashing windows, looting stores and setting fires – after the funeral of a 25-year-old man who died after suffering a spine injury in police custody. Local leaders, as well as residents and even gang members, decried the violence, but the rioting continued. What’s going on? Dr. Frieda Birnbaum is a Research Psychologist, Psychoanalyst and Author of “What Price Power,” and she will join us to discuss what went wrong.

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Then we will be joined by Professor William Anderson, Professor of Economics at Frostburg College in Virginia, who writes extensively about problems with the Justice Department and the FBI. This past week, the FBI finally was forced to admit that the vaunted “hair analysis” was bogus, another episode of the “junk science.” When combined with the scandals coming from state crimes labs and the FBI crime lab scandal of the 1990s, what we know now – beyond any doubt – is that much of the so-called scientific analysis upon which prosecutors have depended to bolster their criminal cases in state and federal courts has been worse than worthless, since it often was used to convict innocent defendants and place some of them in death chambers.

 So join us for a lively weekend. Check local listings for times and stations.

 

A Parent Knows What to Do!

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Not much of anything good has come out of the riots in Baltimore.  Death, destruction, rioting mayhem-all tearing the city apart.  But kudos to a mother who caught her son rioting in the streets.  See the video below of her doing what more parents should do.

Poor Choice for Attorney General!

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I am greatly disappointed in the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the new Attorney General. As a U.S. attorney, she made a number of questionable decisions about withholding evidence from accused that were innocent. In addition, Lynch negotiated a controversial settlement with HSBC, a foreign bank in 2012, after the bank admitted to facilitating money-laundering by Mexican drug cartels and helping clients evade US sanctions. The bank principals should have gone to jail, but Lynch let them off with a fine. She just is not qualified to be the country’s highest law enforcement officer. A bad choice.  To read about her questionable decisions, Click Here and Click Here. 

April 22, 2015

Louisiana Governor Tired of Us Hyphenated-Americans!

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Are you a hyphenated-American? I sure am. Like most folks throughout our country today, I’m a proud U.S. citizen, but I also take great pride in my heritage, which in my case happens to be Scottish. But a presidential wannabe and Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, says enough of all this traditional legacy and cultural pride. Jindal says forget where you came from, and then ignore your ancestry. No more Italian-Americans, Scottish-Americans, Africans-Americans, Irish-Americans, and the like. Everybody’s cookie cutter and one big dull mix according to Jindal. Man, how I disagree. Check out my new column now posted. You can read it by going to the Flashing Red Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Radio Program Schedule!

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Radio Weekend is shaping up to be a full agenda of interesting topics that we are sure you do not wan to miss. Did you know this is the fifth anniversary of the BP Oil disaster that caused massive damage to the entire Gulf Coast? Our show will begin with a review of damages still not repaired and how much still needs to be done. Lube JOB: HOW LOUISIANA GOT SCREWED, is a new film that exposes the shocking truth behind what may be greatest environmental holocaust the world has ever known… an unstoppable ecological disaster that threatens to eradicate one of the most treasured cultures in America. STEPHANIE KOVAC is an award-winning freelance journalist who produced the film, and who will be our guest. So join us for a lively program. Check local listings for times and stations.

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