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Stockman’s Wisdoms: Bernanke Hurts, Raise Taxes and Reduce Entitlements, US Debt

Friday, 09 March 2012 11:23

creditcardIt is the scariest thing I have read in a long time. Unfortunately, it is hard to argue with much of the message it contains. The "it" is a recent Associated Press interview with David Stockman, Ronald Reagan's "whiz kid" budget director.

Stockman, now 65, made headlines back then by pushing first for what was at the time the largest tax cut in history and then later resigning to protest excessive levels of deficit spending.

New Orleans Saints: Pay Drew Brees, Pay The Man
Friday, 09 March 2012 10:29

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Drew Brees will skip offseason workouts.

Brees doesn't want to lose leverage in contract talks with the Saints by giving in on offseason workouts. The Saints are in danger of losing guard All-Pro Carl Nicks, No. 1 receiver Marques Colston and deep threat Robert Meachem in free agency.

Without a first-round draft choice thanks to the Mark Ingram trade, the Saints will probably lose draft choices because of the bounty scandal.

NFL Players Association Has Duty To Investigate New Orleans Saints BountyGate
Thursday, 08 March 2012 22:16 Written by

On Wednesday, the NFL Player’s Association announced that it was doing its own investigation into what is now being dubbed as the New Orleans Saints BountyGate.

As part of the review, the NFLPA  requested that the NFL facilitate interviews with members of the New Orleans Saints’ management and coaching staff who were employed by the club from 2009 through 2011.

Brees Not Signing Tender Raises Question If He, Saints Are Truly Best of Class
Thursday, 08 March 2012 19:06

Mercedes-SuperdomeGood grief! 

At a time when the New Orleans Saints could be fined (perhaps in seven figures), its players and coaches suspended and even the team forfeiting draft picks, a Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times Picayune has told PFT that he does not believe the heart, soul and arm of the team, Drew Brees will sign the franchise tender offer and also would not show up at training camp. 

Jindal's Sacking Of Louisiana Elderly Affairs Appointee Justified
Thursday, 08 March 2012 09:20 Written by

jindal-historicApparently, there’s a backstory to the dramatic testimony given by a Gov. Bobby Jindal administrative appointee that shows a lack of honor of her part and perhaps indicative an orchestrated effort to try to embarrass her former boss of three levels up and/or leading to further questions about her former office’s role.

Get Over It Fans, New Orleans Saints Betrayed You With Bountygate
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 12:41 Written by

     
Fans are like innocent lambs. It doesn't matter that in real life they might conduct a sober, serious life, have a responsible position in a legitimate enterprise or even run a million-dollar company. When it comes to our favorite teams, we fans put the lampshades on our head, paint our bodies in fluorescent hues and howl at the moon until we are hoarse. And that is the good thing about the emotion of sports.

Limbaugh Apologizes While Liberals Insult And Destroy Free Speech
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 15:37

liberal-media-biasOn Saturday, talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh apologized for calling Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “prostitute” and a “slut.” In testimony before Congress, she demanded free birth control prescriptions, noting that without insurance coverage it could cost a woman $3,000 over three years of law school. Fluke claimed that she was “embarrassed” at the pharmacy counter when she discovered for “the first time” that such contraceptives were not included in the Georgetown health insurance plan.

New Orleans Saints: Brees Livid, Peyton and Loomis vs. Gregg Williams, Randy Moss and No Colston
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 07:28 Written by

Brees-panthersSaints owner Tom Benson is 110 per cent behind GM Mickey Loomis and Coach Sean Payton and wants them focused on the upcoming season said the AP.

"The bond between Sean and Mickey and Mr.Benson couldn't be any stronger," said a Saints official.

The loyalty to Loomis is a bit surprising because the NFL report accuses Loomis of disregarding Benson's directive to put an end to the bounty program.

The Louisiana Putz and Breitbart, The Last Tweets
Monday, 05 March 2012 16:00 Written by

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Sometimes there is civility and decency in this current acrimonious political environment—even on blogs and twitter and even between activists who happen to see the world from different ends of the poles. 

One of those rare moments just happens to have occurred arising out of a communication between a local Louisiana blogger and a “putz”  and with a nationally recognized public figure  who sadly  wrote his last tweet to our putz only an hour or so before he collapsed —Andrew Breitbart.

Last week, when I discovered that Breitbart had died, I thought to myself, this does not surprise me.  Although I did not know he was as young as he was (43) when he passed, I recall seeing him in the middle of a heated discussion at a Republican convention in New Orleans two years ago.

Detillier: Saints Bounty Scandal Shows NFL Out Of Touch
Monday, 05 March 2012 13:16 Written by

detillierHas the New Orleans Saints “bountygate” revealed a crack in the NFL?

A schism in the reality in which the game is being played? 

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