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UNPLUG americaDo young voters really care about who runs their local, state and federal government?  Whatever buzz inspired younger voters to support Barack Obama has been severely diminished by the gridlock in Washington.  Voters under thirty (and the rest of us, for that matter) have witnessed conflict and partisan politics while the economy languishes and major problems go unresolved. The idealism of youth is being replaced by a cynicism towards those in charge, and this includes from the President right down to the local level.

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mitch obamaAs if we needed another example of how both the Pres. Barack Obama Administration nationally and the Mayor Mitch Landrieu in New Orleans fall prey to ideology over how the world really works, here comes an “Assessment of Fair Housing” document that puts wishful thinking ahead of the realities of human behavior.

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obama terrrorby Ron Chapman      

      Over this past two years there have been numerous police incidents where people have been shot and some killed.  Sometimes the policeman is white and the victim is Black.  At other times both victim and officer have been Black.  In a few instances the victims have been White and the officer Black.  Such was the case in Houma where a six year old boy was killed.

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obama terrrorBelow is the transcript of President Obama's statement Monday morning regarding recent terror attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  I want to say a few words about the explosions that occurred here in New York City and New Jersey and the other devices that have been found in New Jersey.  I’ve been monitoring the situation closely and receiving frequent updates from my team.  And I’ve just been briefed again by FBI Director Comey.  In addition, I've had a chance to speak with Governors Cuomo and Christie, as well as Mayor de Blasio. 

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strainUpdate on the Louisiana Flood--Muckers needed, Obama coming, Strain holding meetings

PRESIDENT OBAMA COMKNG TO BATON ROUGE

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LA FLOODThe GOP has just sent this email as a press release: 

On the heels of a successful speech, Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump and his running mate, Governor Mike Pence, flew into Baton Rouge, LouisianaFriday morning to visit the surrounding communities of Denham Springs and the city of Central.

Historic flooding has devastated the Bayou State during the multi-day storms that hovered over the region. The initial estimates in the cost of damages the storms and floods affecting South Louisiana are in at over $20 billion. Over 30,000 people have were rescued and 12 people have died. Most have been displaced from their homes.

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331px Barack Obama playing golf 2The Great Flood of 2016 has devastated 40,000 homes across the state of Louisiana. Sadly, 13 people have lost their lives in this historic storm, which produced up to 31 inches of rainfall in some areas over the course of four days. This is more rainfall that Los Angeles experiences in four years. It was a storm that was so intense that it only happens once every one thousand years. 

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jeh johnsonAmid the growing outrage of many in Louisiana that President Barack Obama has not made a formal statement to sooth their pain from the horrible flood that has destroyed tens of thousands of homes, the White House has released this report of the President's actions and those of the White House:

 

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flood uncertainties 3The Louisiana Flood crisis could be more serious than our trying to rebuild our homes, businesses and maintaining our collective sanities.

The United States debt is approaching 20 billion.  Louisiana treasury is bone dry.  Taxes is not an option.

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obama isaacPresident Barack Obama has expanded the existing federal declaration for the state of Louisiana to include eight additional parishes. These eight additional parishes were included in Gov. Edwards' initial request for a federal disaster declaration but required additional data.

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  • 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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