• President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
  • A July 4th Fact of Facts: America is Land of Immigrants
  • YIPPIE! The naked truth about free speech, cherished especially on Independence Day
  • Poll: Trump strong on jobs, weak on tweets, viewed as reckless, thin-skinned, sexist

indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

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mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

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bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

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joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 13:52

trump ruleToday, 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.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 11:57

New Orleans and one of its most famous favorite sons is on full display in the New York Times today—Allen Toussaint.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 09:27

howdy punch 1What time is it?

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!!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 07:28

teasurer cashby 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.

Monday, 24 July 2017 14:51

pierceAdd 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."

 

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