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April 18, 2018

COMEY ALLOWED INJUSTICE IN LOUISIANA!

Former FBI Director James Comey is all over America, spinning his firing by President Trump, and trying to sell books. If you are from Louisiana, you probably know about Comey’s efforts to attempt to destroy the reputation of a distinguished LSU professor.  Read all about this huge injustice in my new column now posted.  You can see it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Radio Weekend Show Schedule!

What a weekend coming up. We really need the whole day. We will try to straighten out the former FBI director James Comey mess for you in his tireless efforts to sell books.  Princeton’s Dr. Lauren Wright will join us to discuss. The US Supreme Court this week is considering allowing states to tax Internet sales. Is this fair? We’ll talk with Chanel Davis, a Dallas CPA. (www.davisanddavis.com.) And how about the fact that most millennials cannot verify what the Holocaust was. We will talk with Prof. David Dillard about this lack of knowledge. And much more. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.Radio Weekend Schedule!

One of my Favorite Singers!

Texas singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix put on quite a show at the Red Dragon in Baton Rouge last night. She covers the gamut in her music and her music belongs to the Americana genre, encompassing folk, pop, country, blues, and jazz. Check her out on YouTube. As you can see, I’m a big fan.

Come on Texas! Lean to Cook Crawfish!

We get it, Texas. Crawfish boils are awesome. We understand why you want to chow down on these tasty critters.  In a commercial for H.E.B., a grocery chain, the owner of a Texas winery throws a boil for his customers. Clearly a few of the finer points of a boil got lost between South Louisiana and Central Texas.

I was told that everything is bigger in Texas. Apparently that doesn’t apply to pots. Look at that tiny thing. And the man says he’s boiling 300 pounds of crawfish.  When the crawfish hits the tables, all the Texans pounce with their tongs to grab those mudbugs as fast as they can. And I get that. Clearly, there isn’t enough to go around. Wait a minute. Back up. Tongs? Tongs?!?  Why do they all have tongs?  The man says he’s boiling for a “few hundred customers,” which is awfully nice of him. So that’s at least 200 people. And he said that he’s boiling 300 pounds of crawfish.  Do the math and that works out to meager 1-1/2 pounds of crawfish per person. 2 pounds for out-of-towners.”  Texans have some strange ideas about a crawfish boils.

1973 Constitutional Convention Reunion!

A gathering of the few living delegates to the 1973 Constitutional Convention in Baton Rouge last week honored  in the House of Representatives chamber. Not too many of us old guys still around.  (Left to right)-former Rep. Woody Jenkins, House Speaker Bubba Henry, retired Judge Stan Duvall, yours truly, former Sen. Tony Guarisco,Shipping magnate Boysie Bollinger, former Rep. Joe Toomy, and Special Master Pat Juneau.  There’s talk of a new convention, but their will never be a gathering of committed and bright government scholars similar to this that served in CC73.

April 11, 2018

DOWNSIDE OF CASINOS IN LOUISIANA!

Louisiana is always looking for the quick fix. It was oil and gas some years back. Today it is casinos and other forms of gambling. And there are discussions in the legislature to increase more gambling options. Is more gambling the answer to improving Louisiana’s quality-of-life? Other states don’t think so. I write about the downsides of legalized gambling in 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!

Wow, what a busy weekend radio program we have scheduled. The FBI raiding the offices of the President’s lawyer? Whatever happened to attorney-client privilege? Eric Anderson, a retired member the US intelligence community, will join us to discuss. Have you filed your income taxes yet? Lydia Desnoyers, a CPA from for Miami, will give us some tips. And what about this Facebook controversy? We will talk to Dr. Robin Burke about how to protect your data. And finally, our old friend Andy Curry we’ll talk to us about how small communities are being crippled by big businesses like Walmart. Financial rape he calls it. So join us for lively show. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

So Much For a New Wall!

Border moment
Herika Martinez / AFP / Getty Images

According to Agence France-Presse, these photos taken yesterday show several men helping a border jumper to climb a 20-foot wall to cross to Sunland Park, N.M., from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

  • AFP reports: “With the help of three other men — two to give him a boost and one to stand as a lookout — the young man jumped the rusty metal barrier [in] less than two minutes.”
  •  “ILLEGAL JUMPS WALL IN MINUTES.”

New Novel by The Lisburn Press!

We are proud to announce that The Lisburn Press has just made available  a new novel called YELLOW JACK – This epic story begins in the 1800s down in New Orleans, following the 1853 yellow fever epidemic that killed nearly 9000 people. Greed precipitates a struggle between several families for absolute power. A fascinating novel based on a number of actual events. Author René Uzee has a great sense of history with his first novel. It’s a good read and available now by Clicking Here.

April 4, 2018

It’s Sad to See the Downside of March Madness!

I guess for me the thrill is gone. I no longer get excited about March Madness. It’s more like March Sadness when you consider all the controversies facing college basketball today. Coaches and sports agents getting arrested, allegations of large payoffs to players and their families, athletes not even showing up for class and still getting a passing grade, it goes on and on. I love college basketball, but those in charge, primarily the NCAA, have really dropped the ball. I talk about this in my column now posted. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Schedule!

Our weekend radio show is close at hand, and we sure will have a lot to talk about. First, the sad state of college basketball, and implications for higher education. Then we will talk with Jeff Cohen who heads up the group called rootsaction.org, and we will discuss fake news that permeates the Internet. And should there be a baseball major league for women? Author John Leonoudakis will discuss his book about this subject, and give us his opinion. Also, criminal defense attorney Brian Wagner will give his views on Bill Crosby’s sexual assault retrial.  So tune in for a great show. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

April 3, 2018

Louisiana State Senators Reunion

Louisiana Senators Reunion!

Old politicians never die, but they do get together once a year for a reunion.  My first elected office was to the Louisiana state senate back in 1971.  Former senators traditionally get together each May at the Louisianan state Capitol in Baton Rouge, and it’s nice to see old faces and renew acquaintances.  Actually, since I was one of the younger elected officials back in the 70s, many of my colleges have passed on.  Shown are a few old friends below.

Judge Oswald Decuir (above) has been a long time friend, even before we both were elected to office.  He came to the Senate about the time I moved on to being Louisiana’s Secretary of State.

Mark Moriel (above) was a Senator, and then went on to be Mayor of New Orleans following in his father’s footsteps.  He now heads up the National Urban League in New York.  Mark’s dad, Dutch Moriel, practiced law with me for a while in the late 1980s and passed away too soon.

My Senate district was No. 32, encompassing a good bit of Northeast Louisiana.  Pictured above are the four fellows that followed me as Senators.   From left to right, yours truly, Steve Thompson, Dan Richey, Neil Riser and Noble Ellington.

March 28, 2018

POLITICAL VISION NEEDED IN LOUISIANA!

We often hear about that “Vision Thing.”  Something that way too often our political leaders ignore or don’t have. That’s the problem down in Louisiana right now. Legislators and the Governors are struggling with a big budget deficit, and have a whole litany of problems to solve. But there always seems to be a crisis mentality. No one appears to be looking ahead into the future, to set priorities and pave the path towards improving the quality of life for every citizen.  I talk about this lack of vision in my new column now posted. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Easter Weekend Radio Schedule!

We have a loaded show for this weekend, with a number of guests, and a long list of controversial topics. Obviously, gun control will be still on the front burner. Prof. Jerome Corsi, author of a new book called “Killing the Deep State” will join us to talk about practical responses to school shootings in the future. Also, what about these tariffs that President Trump is putting on competing countries? Is this the right thing to do? Steve Lester, with QMF steel, will join us to discuss. And finally, nationally recognized prison warden, Burl Cain, will join us to discuss his recent attendance at the funeral of Rev. Billy Graham. A great show planned, so check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

 

Happy Easter!

I hope you have a Happy Easter.  I’ll be hanging out with grandkids and family over in Perdido Key, Florida where we gather for a go0d time over the Easter weekend.  We will be attending Easter morning church services at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  See you next week.

March 21, 2018

A LOUISIANA HERO STOPPED MY LAI MASSACRE!

Among a long list of Louisiana heroes, is Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson from Lafayette. This week marks the 50th anniversary of an American slaughter called My Lie. American soldiers massacred innocent babies and old women by destroying their village and killing everyone there in cold blood. A helicopter pilot name Hugh Thompson witnessed the carnage taking place, and moved in to put a stop to it. It’s riveting and compelling story about real American heroism. You can read all about it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Schedule!

Our weekend radio program is shaping up the civil guess, and lots of interesting topics. I would be getting a trade war? Pres. Trump has issued huge new tariffs on many imported goods. We will talk with Kim Olson who is the 2018 Democratic Nominee for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture. She will tell us what family farmers think of the prospect of a trade war. (www.votekimolson.org). And how safe is medical marijuana? Dr. Regina Nelson and Michael Browning, marijuana educators who coauthored “Time for the Talk: Talking to Your Doctor or Patient About Medical Cannabis,” will join us to discuss.  This and a whole host of other topics. So join us reliably program. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

 

Be Careful if You are Irish!

I hope you had an enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day. Depending on where you live, it’s a huge celebration. I was down in New Orleans for St. Patrick’s Day, and the Irish were everywhere. But it’s also different world out there. Traditionally, you give a lady on the parade route a rose, and she gives you a kiss. But boy do you have to be careful in this day and age. See the cartoon below. Be Careful if You are Irish!

The Power of Words

The power of words! This is a short story about the life of ingenius Thomas Edison and his heroic mother! This story illustrates what power lies in our words! In fact, what we say and confess happens to us in life! Take care of your children, remember this story every time when you want to say that they are not able to do something, or someone finds them not skillful enough! Remember that your child is a genius, if you will not convince your child otherwise!

March 14, 2018

LOUISIANA LEGISLATURE NEEDS SKIN IN THE GAME!

A new book on the New York Times bestselling list by mathematician and philosopher Nicholas Taleb concludes that politicians often fail because they generally have nothing at risk. There are no costs. They have no skin in the game. That is certainly true with the current Louisiana Legislature.  Letting the Bayou State grind to a halt has no down side for most of them. I look at the problem in my new column now posted.  You can read it by clicking on the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

 

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