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June 21, 2017

A LOUISIANA KID AND THE BERLIN WALL!

It’s difficult for many younger people to understand the world tensions it took place over the building of the Berlin wall. Most Americans remember the famous line by Ronald Reagan when he traveled through the wall over 30 years ago when he said: “Mr.Gorbachev take down that wall.” I have vivid memories of the tensions between the East and the West, and traveled to East Berlin crossing under the wall. This event is the subject of this week’s column, and you can read it now by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Program Schedule!

Our weekend Common Sense Radio Show is close at hand, and we have a lively program scheduled for our stations and listeners across America. We will bring in a little religion (Hey, the show is Sunday isn’t it?) New York Timers best selling author Rob Bell will join us to discuss his new book WHAT IS THE BIBLE?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything. Then we will talk about the new Republican  healthcare legislation with insurance expert Roger Abramson.  Doe the law help or hurt most Americans?  Roger’s website is www.ameriflex.com. And much more. So join us for a full packed show. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

 

June 20, 2017

Re-Thinking American values!

Is America fast becoming a fractured society sitting on a foundation of hate? We are doing some needed soul searching after the tragic shooting of our god friend, Congressman Steve Scalise. Our governmental houses, silos of partisan-cable news, and social media are not throwing food but weapons of mass destructiveness. Instead of our focusing on the possible solutions to solve our differences among us, we’re debating who is being the more careless with our words and actions.  As the temperature rises and the anger mounts, for some, the focus has turned to an even yet-political argument over who is the more irresponsible, the more violent?  I talk about it in the interview with BayouBuzz publisher Steve Sabludowsky show below.

No shortcut says Campbell Brown fighting fake news

Daughter Campbell, since January, has been Head of News Partnerships for Facebook, and says it was important to equip people with the tools make informed decisions on the type of content they share.  Below are her recent comments to the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong.

June 14, 2017

A CONGRESSMAN AND KILLINGS IN NEW ORLEANS!

Who would’ve thought that and early morning baseball game in the suburbs of Washington DC would lead to mass shootings, and the serious injury of a Louisiana congressman? Every TV network covered the shootings for hours. But the shooting in the nation’s capital not the only place that killers are loose. New Orleans, down here in the Bayou State, is hands down the murder capital of America. And has one of the worst murder rates in the entire world. What’s the problem and I will get any better? Take a look at my thoughts in this week’s column. You can read it now by Clicking Here or by going to the Red Flashing Box above.

Weekend Radio Program Schedule!

What a week that just went by. Louisiana’s own Steve Scalise, the number three ranking House member in Washington, who is still fighting to recover. Should all members of Congress have Secret Service protection? We’ll talk to gun law expert Edwin Walker. (www.uslawshield.com ). And how about the sale of Whole Foods, bought up by Amazon? Will this change the way we shop? We will talk with and expert on disruptive innovation, Alex Doubet (www.doorhomes.com ). Also, Happy Father’s Day. So join us for a lively program. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

Jay Leno Comes to Town!

Hangin’ out with my buddy Jay Leno. (Yeah, right!). He put on a great show at L’Auberge in Baton Rouge this past Friday night. I shared a few of my jokes with him, but he didn’t seem too impressed.

June 7, 2017

ARE WE ALL FEDERAL CRIMINALS?

We hear a lot about states rights, but it seems like the federal government is taking over everything. That’s certainly true in the case of crimes. When the county was first founded, there were three federal crimes. Today there’re over 5000. We seem to be criminalizing and trivializing many things that Americans do every day. Is this the right thing to do? Check out my new column now posted. You can read it by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Program Schedule!

Wow, what a weekend radio program we have lined up for you. Sunday will be the big day, where we’ll have a team of experts analyze the whole Donald Trump– FBI fiasco. Was James Comey believable? And did Trump suffer any real damage? We will discuss. Also, Dr. Donna Barsky, a Dallas compound pharmacist (http://www.texasstarpharmacy.com), will join us to talk about how to reduce basic health care costs. So a full program, and check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

June 6, 2017

A new Clydesdale!

I grew up in St. Louis, and Budweiser beer was a way of life there. Now I’m not much of a beer drinker. But this is a great commercial below. Take a look.

My Magic Hat!

While in California I needed to go to the emergency room. Not wanting to sit there for 4 hours, I put on my Magic Green Hat. When I went into the E.R., I noticed that 3/4 of the people got up and left. I guess they decided that they weren’t that sick after all. Cut at least 3 hours off my waiting time. Here’s the hat: Below.

It also works at Dept. of Motor Vehicles. It saved me 5 hours. At the Laundromat, three minutes after entering, I had my choice of any machine, most still running. If you live in Texas, it might cut your wait time at the grocery store. But, don’t try it at McDonald’s. The whole crew ran out the back door and I never did get my order!

May 31, 2017

DELUSION OR COMMON SENSE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

Paul Zanetti / Australia

President Trump just returned from a trip to the Middle East. But can he really make any difference? Arabs throughout the Middle East have been fighting each other for two centuries.  And many other countries have tried to conquer a number of different Arab nations, but it became a quagmire for them. Can Trump actually find any way to bring peace and solve the Middle Eastern crisis? Or is he on a quixotic quest that is doomed for failure? Check out my new column and see what you think. You can read it now by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Update

There is a show much going on throughout the country and throughout the world, and our Common Sense radio program will have a lot to cover this weekend. Bombings in London, rejection of climate change, Washington investigations, and so much else. We will also talk with Catherine Marrs, who was a certified educational consultant, about the massive amount of student loans that are owed by college students. Should you and I have to pay these loans off? We will discuss. So tune in for lively radio program. See you on the radio.

May 30, 2017

Does Anyone Care?

 

A 23-year-old Texas man is under arrest after authorities say he was shot during a scuffle with a Louisiana Supreme Court officer in the New Orleans French Quarter late Saturday night (May 27). But check out this strange video about the incident. What caught my eye is that the police officer is struggling with the attacker, and a large number people just stand around laughing and taking photos. Someone finally mentions they should call 911, but nobody apparently does. What were all these goofballs doing just standing there? A weird time in which we live. Check out the video below.

Nothin’ Like a good Baseball Brawl!

Hey, I’m a big baseball fan it’s a treat to see your brawl take place every now and then.   And there was a real doozy over the weekend. Benches cleared during Monday’s Giants–Nationals game after Hunter Strickland nailed Bryce Harper with a pitch. The brawl occurred in the top of the eighth inning with the Nationals leading 2–0 at AT&T Park. Strickland hit Harper in the leg, and Harper proceeded to charge the mound. After throwing his helmet in Strickland’s direction and pointing at him, it was on. The players exchanged punches as both benches raced to the mound, turning the incident into an all-out brawl.  Great to see a good fight to spice up the game. See the confrontation below.

May 24, 2017

TRUMP GUTS LOUISIANA ON OIL INCOME!

For over 80 years, Louisiana has been a major oil producer, and state government has been dependent on this royalty income. But has the Bayou State really received its fair share? Many people think not. In other states with lots of lots of mineral income, there is a much higher percentage of royalty payments received. Louisiana gets a pittance. How come the state has gotten such a shortage? Take a look at my new column and see what you think. Passed political mistakes have cost Louisiana taxpayers billions of dollars. You can read the column now by Clicking Here.

Radio Weekend Program Schedule!

A great Memorial Day show lined up for the weekend. We will talk about the importance of remembering Memorial Day, not just for a break to the beach. It should mean much more to every American. Then we will talk about what you can do to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s. Michael Morgan will join us and has written an interesting new book called “The Body Energy Longevity Prescription: How Cranio Sacral Therapy Helps Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia While Improving the Quality of Your Life.”

And since it’s a big holiday weekend we certainly have to talk about good food and ways to make it taste better. Richard Chamberlain is the owner of Chamberlain’s Steak and Chophouse in Dallas.  He’s consistently recognized by the world’s top restaurant and dining publications, including Bon Appetit, Zagat, and Gourmet magazine. He can offer grilling tips and doesn’t mind media calls over the holiday weekend.Finally, let’s go to the movies with Bryan Jefferies who is a top guy with Cinemark, one of the nation’s largest theater chains. So join us for a lively program. Check local listings for times and stations. See you on the radio.

Proud of Being in the Military!

Special holidays like the Memorial Day always have, for good reason, a special acknowledgement of those military service men and women who have defended our country for so many years.  There are few veterans in congress today.  Most politicians reflect the comment of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who, when asked why he did to volunteer for the military, said he had “other priorities.”  They don’t think it’s all that important to serve one’s country.  Spoken like a true chicken hawk.  I’m proud of my military service.  The Army and the National Guard for 12 years.  From time to time, I get out my old uniform (it still fits).  Take a look at the moving video below about being proud of military service.

May 17, 2017

LOUISIANA CATCHING UP TO THE 21st CENTURY?

Anyone who looks over the structure of the Louisiana government will come to one conclusion. The make up of the state, and the way it is run, hasn’t change in over 100 years. There are inefficiencies glory, duplicated services, out of date practices, and a major waste of money on both the state and local level. There’s got to be a better way to skin the cat. When the Legislature meets, consolidation seems to be almost a dirty word. What can be done about it? Take a look at my new column now posted. You can read it by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Program Schedule!

Leo Honeycutt will be filling in for  Jim this weekend. He will have a full program with current issues and his normal wacky humor, so be sure to tune in.  Check local listings for times and stations. See you on the radio.

 

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