Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be giving his State of the City address tomorrow. Perhaps one of the topics for discussion will be the decision of the city to eliminate traffic court compromises and settlements.
It is very rare that a social issue generates as much interest and discourse than that of religious liberty versus gay-rights.
And what we saw today, talk radio and Google hangouts is indeed a terrific form for such heavy discussion.
Once again, a horrific murder has given New Orleans an unwelcome burst of national publicity. This time, it involved the murder of James Bennett, Jr., a Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) police officer. He was killed early Sunday morning near a dimly lit public housing site that was undergoing construction. Bennett was the first HANO police officer killed in the line of duty in New Orleans, a city that has had public housing developments since 1941.
With Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race over, it’s time to move on to the next big race, the race for Governor. The major candidates are Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle (R), Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne (R), State Representative John Bel Edwards (D), and U.S. Senator David Vitter (R). While the race is yet to be run, it is certainly David Vitter against the field. Like Hillary Clinton who is expected to seek the presidency and the favorite to win the democratic nomination, David Vitter is the candidate to beat in the race for Louisiana’s top job.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, publisher of Fax-Net
Are you ready for some polls?
As expected, polls are beginning to pop up everywhere for races in Louisiana in 2015. The main interest is, of course, in the governor’s race.
But also getting attention is the Attorney General’s race as well as a race for the U.S. Senate should Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter get elected governor.
Back in 2007, after the vicious murder of filmmaker Helen Hill, popular Dinerral Shavers and 8 other people in the span of one week, 5,000 citizens marched in the Central Business District of New Orleans descending on City Hall. At the time, Mayor Ray Nagin was on the stage, behind a lectern, not allowed to speak. Rally organizers wanted him to listen and not talk his usual nonsense. Sadly, he used his time at the rally not to listen to speakers, but to conduct business on his Blackberry for his family’s granite company. It was typical Ray Nagin, always self-focused and never interested in truly helping the citizens of New Orleans. Not surprisingly, the end result of this march was heightened attention to the problem, a catharsis for the thousands of bereaved citizens, but no real response from the Mayor’s office.
For years liberals like New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu have been advocating programs such as midnight basketball as ways to reduce crime. Supposedly, young people with no ambition, moral values or job will be turned away from crime by the opportunity to shoot hoops. It sounds ridiculous, and, of course, it does not work, but the program helps the liberals feel good about what they are doing to fight the crime problem in New Orleans.
Chalk it up either to embarking on an impending campaign for state office or to set the stage to squeeze more money out of taxpayers, or both, but New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s assertion that Louisiana somehow shortchanges the city he runs is nothing short of ludicrous.
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