Today, I argued with a friend of mine on Facebook about Donald Trump’s Boy Scout speech yesterday.
My friend said Trump might be unconventional but that is why people voted for him. He also claimed the media is making too much out of it—denouncing them and claiming it’s just another time the media has gone into a frenzy.
New Orleans and one of its most famous favorite sons is on full display in the New York Times today—Allen Toussaint.
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It's Politics with a Punch time--which ain't just some little howdy-doody event And what a show we have for you Thursday evening July 27 at 8PM at the Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans. Hey, come join the peanut gallery!!
by Lou Gehrig Burnett
Money flows in treasurer’s race
It may not be a glamorous race or one that has captured the interest of voters, but it could turn out to be an expensive one. We’re talking, of course, about the race for the office of state treasurer of Louisiana.
Add Wendell Pierce to the chorus of people in New Orleans lately who appear to be angry with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, for one reason or another.
In a tweet today responding to a CNN article following Landrieu’s interview with the Axe Files’s David Axelrod, the actor Pierce said, “Shameless political panderer that he is, Landrieu pivots away from New Orleans to court the Trump supporters of Louisiana. Political science”
According to the CNN article, Landrieu said the following that might have invoked Pierce’s anger:
"President Trump has only been in office for six months. It's in everybody's best interest for him to succeed and for him to do well," he said. "Starting a presidential race for anybody at this time under any circumstances is ill-advised."
"I think there are people who think driving differences helps them. Those generally are people that believe in 50% plus one, might is right view of the world," Landrieu said. "I think President Trump is one of those people."