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....while Louisiana’s debt is downgraded, and all of our public universities teeter on bankruptcy, this is what we...

Posted by Brian Salvatore on Sunday, February 28, 2016
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collision segment1Watch out for Collision!! Collision Conference, that is, being held in New Orleans, this May.

That's my take attending the show last year. Collision Conference is where tech collides with business and opportunities.  And I must say, it just might even be better, this time coming.

collision stellyOver the past few decades, New Orleans has received the tag as a great place to visit anytime, but especially, during the Spring.  For one, the weather is generally mild, while the food and the entertainment remain mostly “hot”.  Then, of course, there’s the festivals—the world renown New Orleans Jazz and heritage Festival and now, the French Quarter Festival.


topsOne of the recurring themes over the past few years of Louisiana budget battles, has been--why not consolidate the Universities to save money?

The argument goes--Louisiana has more universities and colleges than larger states, yet, we get less return for our dollars, therefore, should don't we consolidate which would make the system more streamlined?  If we were to do this, we would get greater efficiency at a lower cost. 

hitler spicerSean Spicer is not the only one who has gotten toasted for making a reference to Hitler with another historical figure.

Last week, the Donald Trump press secretary, foolishly stepped into an "embarrassment slop" by claiming that even the former German dictator did not use gas on its own people.  After entering the “oh, no zone”, he suddenly tried to correct himself by claiming that Adolph Hitler and Assad did not use poisonous gas "in the same way" against his own people.  He stepped into the mud even deeper by remarkably and nervously calling the infamous concentration camps, “Holocaust Centers”.

conradIt is the first week of the Louisiana legislative session.  

The House has had hearings on the budget, the Senate is doing busy work, but can't really tackle the budget until the House completes its duties.

bannonAs the United States approaches the one hundred day anniversary of President Donald Trump, recent political developments are beginning to show that Donald Trump just might not be the conservative he has claimed to be.


maness fbOn Friday, the day after Trump ordered the attack on the Syrian air field, I saw a post by Colonel Rob Maness criticizing Trump's decision.  Retired Col Maness has been a very staunch supporter of candidate, president-elect and president Trump.  He is a full colonel in the United States Air Force. 

MANESS LIVETRUMP2Donald Trump spoke with his actions last night.  Syria felt the pain. The world woke up to realize that United States now has a president that shoots from his hip as he shoots off his mouth, but, might be more inclined to shoot missiles to reshape the world.

red linePresident Donald Trump said today that Syria's gassing of innocent children and others has "crossed a lot of lines". Of which line or lines might he be referring? 

The Mason-Dixon Line? A line dance? What's my line? 

share videoIf you don’t get “online” with video, you might find yourself in the unemployment or perhaps, the “business-closed” line.


Ok. Indeed, this is a little hyperbole, but maybe, as we fast-forward into the already accelerating future, perhaps it is more of a reality- strikes-deep-and-hard, than any intended exaggeration.

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graves c 3Shades of Katrina?

    Is political partisanship raising its ugly head again in the face of another Louisiana disaster?  Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards thinks so.

    Edwards got some rough treatment from a congressional committee in Washington, D.C. when he testified before it recently about the state’s response to flood problems.

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jbeWith equal parts pugnaciousness and disingenuousness, Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards’ highly-politicized 2017 State of the State speech laid out a truly flawed vision for Louisiana going forward.

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jim bernieIs Russia now our enemy, once again?

Did Donald Trump make the right move or was the latest attack, simply some wag the dog?

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Iron nancy reagan 6n 1986, United States President Ronald Reagan authorized military aircraft to unleash a torrent of bombs in Tripoli, Libya to send a strong message to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The attack was in response to Gaddafi’s involvement in the terrorist bombing of a Berlin disco that resulted in the death of American soldiers. 

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