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trump holidayDisguised as a general seeking a potential cabinet position, it wasn’t too hard to slide beneath Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s flailing arms to take a peek at the presents under Donald Trump’s Christmas tree in the lobby of Trump Tower. It was impossible to see all of them, however, because there were so many it took a half dozen NYPD Officers to guard the swag.

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thaw-politicsIt is the Christmas holiday season throughout the world particularly in Washington DC where the political temperatures are always red-hot with anger and with communications between the two major parties, the Republicans and Democrats, always ice-cold.

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lupoWhere was Willie?

Just like the kiddie game, "Where’s Waldo?," this past Christmas 2013, you’d have to really peer hard at the photographs of the "Royals-R-Us" bunch who gathered at Queen Elizabeth’s digs in Sandringham to find Willie.

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queen-curserPrince William’s Christmas with his Middleton in-laws in Bucklebury was a bit puzzling.

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Charles-DickensMost of us have been swept up in the momentum of the holiday season.  We have passed the Christmas milestone and are approaching New Year’s Day, the third in the trilogy of holidays that we celebrate during this time each year -- Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

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royal-balcony1Now we know who wears the pants in the Royal Family.

 

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benson-boogeyIt is customary within the writing profession to come up with a Christmas gift list for everybody we have written about in the sporting community over the past year.

 

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 margaritaDarlings,

 

 

You can tell when the Saints are victorious. There an air of optimism that breathes through all of us.

 

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grinchThe days are getting colder 'tho there's plenty of heat arising over Washington D.C. as the "hot" discussions over the country's fiscal cliff debate continues.   

 

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Darlings,


margaritaAter a brief trip to NYC to see the 85th Anniversary of the Rockettes' Chrismas Spectacular at Radio City, the Broadway shows "Evita" with Ricky Martin and award-winning "Newsies," the exquisite Holiday decorations and catching up with all friends such as Hoda Kotb, and members of the Today Show, have high Tea with  Ashish Verma, GM of the boutique hotel The Lowell; seeing  Bianca del Rio performing at the Ritz; and catching up with Tony award winner Sue Vaccaro, I am ready to spend the rest of the year enjoying the
Christmas New Orleans Style, a celebration of uniquely New Orleans holiday activities taking place throughout December.

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  • Cat Fights on the Hot Cement Confederate New Orleans statues
  • Ex-Saints, Bears, Bills, NFL Exec, Jim W. Miller discusses NFL Draft tomorrow
  • Trump's new plan; Curtains on tax returns release; 40% say Trump-Russia; Probing Obama admin
  • Watch Louisiana Governor Edwards talk about CAT Tax failure

catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

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miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

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trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

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At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

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