By Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI
It is hard to flip the channels these days and not come across one reality show after another. With low production costs, unlimited viewer interest in anything called “reality” despite how orchestrated it may be, and a nation full of people in desperate need for their 15 minutes of fame, reality TV has slowly but surely taken over the airwaves.
Summer is over when Saints and colleges tee it up
I hope you enjoyed your summer, because this is the week it ends. I know it’s a bit hard to realize as you soak in a cauldron of humid 90-degree days, but summer as you have known it and enjoyed it is over! Since this space is meant to inform as much as entertain, let us remind you that Labor Day on September 7 is the symbolic end to summer, although the scientific end does not come until the autumnal equinox when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator around September 22.
Is Republican Public Service Commissioner, Scott Angelle, ahead of the existing-favorite in a race, US Sen., Republican David Vitter in the Louisiana gubernatorial race?
Everybody has an opinion about the Republican debates last yesterday in Cleveland. Of course, I have many.
So in a stream of consciousness (or maybe “unconsciousness”) let them roll:
From the very beginning of the first GOP presidential debate, Donald Trump was in the spotlightand under fire from Fox News commentators. The first question asked for a show of hands of all candidates who would not pledge to support the Republican presidential nominee. Only Donald Trump raised his hand, which led to the first of many confrontations during the debate. He was challenged by debate moderator Brett Baier and lambasted by Senator Rand Paul for “buying and selling politicians.” While Trump declared that he wants to “run as the Republican nominee,” he is absolutely correct to keep his options open.
Today’s “Round Louisiana” focuses upon 12th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off, the 3rd Annual Farm to Table International Conference, Centenary College students go to Paris and today’s Louisiana job reports:
Louisiana Governor and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal made it known that he would crack down on Planned Parenthood should he be elected.
The issue? Shutting down government if Planned Parenthood is not defunded.
Can the City of New Orleans pick and choose what federal laws it will acknowledge and enforce? Most of us understand that if you violate a federal law, then there are consequences. You most likely will be prosecuted and punished. And the federal laws on the books are supposed to apply to everyone. Well, unless you are an illegal immigrant living in New Orleans.