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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Ducking out on Indy Bowl

    The Independence Bowl has been shot down by the infamous duck hunters from the declining reality show Duck Dynasty.

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jindal-duckOn Wednesday night this week, Gov. Bobby Jindal made a guest appearance in the season premiere of Duck Dynasty. The Governor has previously been very open about his fondness for the show and the Robertson family. When Phil Robertson, the family patriarch, was criticized for his viewpoints on homosexuality, Jindal went out and defended him. Furthermore, Gov. Jindal gave the family the Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. The Robertsons were the first recipient of this award. The season premiere showed the awards ceremony.

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Maness the Menace

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robertson-philLast week, the Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, who, along with his participation in the reality show, is known for his controversial views on African Americans during the pre-civil rights era and homosexuals came down to New Orleans to speak to the Republican Leadership Conference. While Robertson asserted that he’s “not a political person,” he had plenty to say to the audience in a speech that was “more a sermon than a political address.” 

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robertson-philThis weekend, Republicans and conservatives from across the country have come to New Orleans to participate in the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference (RLC). On Thursday, to help kickoff the annual event, three speakers (two with celebrity-political credentials, former Alaska Governor and Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and one with Reality TV popularity, Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson) took the stage. Among the many topics discussed by them and the other speakers were religion, Louisiana U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and President Obama.  

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landrieu-tea-partyLandrieu Pushes Away from National Democrats, as Seen on MSNBC
Mary Landrieu’s reelection was one of the topics of discussion on this morning’s Morning Joe on MSNBC. Mika Brzezinski asserted that the Louisiana midterm election is poised to be “the lightning rod for the entire 2014 cycle” before turning it over to Kasie Hunt, who traveled to Louisiana to speak to Sen. Landrieu.

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robertson-philIt is refreshing to see a public figure with enough guts to take on the liberals in our society today.  Most celebrities who are criticized for making a politically incorrect statement will fold like a tent and immediately issue an apology. The aim is to rebuild their reputation with the media elite and get back in their good graces. 

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robertson-philLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal surely is more popular these days. 

Why shouldn’t he be? 

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jindal-betToday, one of the big stories in the national media is that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has upgraded the past presidency of Jimmy Carter at the expense of the current White House inhabitant, Barack Obama.

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lagopMore clutter for Cassidy

One have to wonder what is going through U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy’s mind these days, as well as the minds of his campaign staff. He is supposed to be the chosen one by the national and state Republican Party to oppose incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu this fall. But fellow Republicans keep casting stones at what has now become Cassidy’s glass house. He already has two opponents from his own party – retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness and state Rep. Paul Hollis.

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