I hope you had a wonderful, safe Labor Day Weekend. I actually took time off for some very needed R&R. The inclement weather from Tropical Storm Lee didn't dampen the spirit, the exuberance and the colorfulness of the Southern Decadence Weekend. Chiquita and I went to see the annual parade and we were not disappointed. The costumes featuring hot pink and black did not seem to ruffle as the revelers carried the theme of "Viva New Orleans: What Happens in New Orleans Stays in New Orleans” through the French Quarter.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has qualified for the position Governor Of Louisiana today. More on qualifying...
As of 9:00 a.m.Tuesdy morning, the first day of qualifying for statewide office, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal officially has competition for his seat--Ron Caesar and William Robert "Bob" Lang Jr. Lang ran for U.S. Senate in 2010 against David Vitter. Caesar was a major promoter of a Jindal recall effort.
Drew Brees and Aaron Rogers will easily be the main attractions when the Saints tackle the Packers on Thursday night in a game featuring the last two Super Bowl champions.
Brees said he trained with Rodgers two years ago in San Diego, and he has tracked his career closely ever since. "He's a gunslinger," said Brees. "Wow, he plays with an extreme amount of confidence. His ability to make plays in the pocket, outside the pocket, throwing or running it.. A lot of cases he's been the leading rusher for the team or just see the guy do everything."
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) wildland firefighting crews will continue to plow firelines in Caddo Parish through the night to contain nine wildfires that began burning earlier on Labor Day Monday.
Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain advised residents to evacuate if local authorities deemed it necessary.