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turkeyThe fate of Mary Landrieu and the Louisiana US Senate race is now two weeks away and is interrupted by Thanksgiving holiday season and then Christmas festivities.  From all indications, Bill Cassidy, her opponent has a commanding lead.  But, Mary Landrieu has made some strong comebacks in the past, so can she do it again?

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grinchOver the past few years, many commentators have noted that Christmas is under attack in this country. In public squares, the word has been banned as supposedly offensive to non-Christians. Thus, the name of events such as the tree lighting in New Orleans City Park has changed from Christmas in the Oaks to Celebration in the Oaks.

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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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Bobby Jindal wins Turkey of the Year Award

bobby-romney-et-tu2Turkey:  a person of little appeal; dud; loser; a flop 

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fairgrounds-picWhen you think of New Orleans Thanksgiving, for tens of thousands, the thought is, and perhaps the primary thought is, the Fairgrounds.

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thanksgiving-miller-connerIt started out as a father's way of getting his 16-year-old son motivated, but it ended on Thanksgiving Day with so much more.

 

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jones-PaytonPeople who assume I have inside knowledge about the New Orleans Saints ask me all the time why the team can't get a contract done with their head coach.

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thanksgiving-collageWhat happened to the wonderful family holiday of Thanksgiving and sharing turkey with friends and family? 

 

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margaritaA Toast to New Orleans

 

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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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Sen. Appel talks budget, economy

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