I must have listened to Vince Vance’s “All I want for Christmas is You” dozens of times.
So, when I first heard the audio of his new rendition--Cajun Christmas or “All I want for Christmas is you, Cajun version” ("Tout Ce Que Je Veux Pour Noel C'est Toi."), I thought, good, but “I look forward to seeing the music video”.
All I want for Christmas is some politics and laughter.
Well, kinda, but I can find it at Politics With a Punch, a political-comedy panel discussion showcasing, the good, bad and the bizarre elements of life in Louisiana and in New Orleans. The next Punch will be head Thursday December 8 at Eiffel Society on majestic St. Charles Avenue.
Broadband and Louisiana Ranked 35th
Does Louisiana believe in Broadband? The following from the Louisiana Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA)
Consumers and businesses will benefit from expanded high-speed broadband Internet, the Louisiana Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) said today, noting this year’s Cyber Monday set a single-day record for online shopping in the U.S. with 10 million people spending an estimated $1.25 billion.
Online sales for Cyber Monday increased 33 percent this year and topped the $1.03-billion record for online spending set last year, according to Coremetrics.
Governor Bobby Jindal kicked off his school visits today in Houma at Dularge Middle School, a High Performing-High Poverty school that has taken advantage of many of the Governor’s education reforms and is outperforming statewide averages for overall school performance and the percentage of students performing at grade level.
Readers who desire an illustration of the definition of the phrase “whistling in the dark” need look no further than comments made by organizational and legislative leaders of Louisiana Democrats, on the subject of what the party and its candidates did in this past election cycle to win what they did in the Legislature, and what they need to do going forward to improve on that performance.
A BP Oil spill task force ordered by President Barack Obama today released its final strategy for long-term ecosystem restoration for Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force following feedback from citizens throughout the region. EPA Administrator and Task Force Chair Lisa P. Jackson, partnering with Task Force Co-Chair Garret Graves, made the announcement today during keynote remarks at the 2011 State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit in Houston. Administrator Jackson was joined by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Jane Lubchenco, Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Harris Sherman and several other Task Force members.
Everyone knew No.1 LSU (13-0) would play in the national championship game on Jan. 9 in the Mercedes-Benz Super dome.
Alabama (11-1), whose only loss came at the hands of the Tigers one month ago, found out Sunday night they would meet the Tigers in New Orleans.
The Saints (9-3) continued on a winning roll by trading shots with the Lions, who ran out of bullets, and beat them 31-17 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as they took a two-game lead over the Falcons in the NFC South.
"We've gotten kind of on a little bit of a run," said Saints coach Sean Payton. "We felt going into this third quarter of the schedule, we were going to play some good football teams. So that was a challenge starting off with Tampa, Atlanta, the Giants and Detroit.
The New Orleans Saints topped a penalty-prone Detroit Lions football team in the Mercedes Benz Superdome shown on Sunday Night Football, 31-17.
The Saints’s victory puts New Orleans two full games ahead of its division rival, Atlanta Falcons.
Due to Atlanta’s loss to the Houston Texans today, the New Orleans Saints could take two-game lead in the NFC South over its rival, the Falcons with four games left in the 2011 season should the team defeat the Detroit Lions in the Mercedes Benz Superdome Sunday night.