The news of the sudden “sea-change” in the future of the Times Picayune, going from paper to online, comes as a major surprise to many of us.
It does and somewhat contradictory, it should not.
What seems like decades ago, I organized and hosted an event called the Media and Internet.
Say what you want, but Governor Bobby Jindal is the man on the move, if not on the tube.
Today, on MSNBC, the governor was asked about his being the Romney choice for Vice President. Jindal, who is the point-person on education for Romney responded by stating that he has the job he wants and that he refuses to speculate. Jindal also said he would help do whatever he could to ensure an Obama defeat.
AT&T Gets DHS Certification
AT&T is the first company in the nation to earn U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certification for disaster preparedness and today Congressman Cedric Richmond, a member of the Homeland Security Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, joined local officials to discuss the importance of disaster preparedness for Louisiana.
AT&T’s certification is the first under the DHS Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Program. The PS-Prep™ program is administered by DHS’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This program enables private sector organizations to enhance their capabilities for planning, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters and other threats.
Through his position on the Committee on Homeland Security, Congressman Richmond works to ensure New Orleans and surrounding communities fully recover from recent devastation through oversight of FEMA.
The Republican Party must be in a pretty sorry condition these days for the hottest prospect for the vice presidential nomination is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. According to the National Journal’s Hotline “Veepstakes,” Jindal is now ranked second. He is being pushed hard by influential conservative activists such as Morton Blackwell of the Leadership Institute and Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. Editorial writers such as syndicated columnist George Will, David Frum of CNN.com and Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner are singing Jindal’s praises and encouraging the presumptive GOP nominee to choose the Louisiana Governor as his running mate.
Keep talking and driving...
Although it’s dangerous, Louisianians who are addicted to talking on their cell phones while driving can keep on keeping on. The bill that would have made using a hand-held device while driving a primary offense has died in the state Senate.
It passed the House of Representatives with flying colors, but two senators of the Senate Transportation Committee voted against the measure. Only one other member of the committee was present, who voted for the bill.
Anyone actively reviewing the deteriorating situation in Europe cannot escape the crisis brewing in Greece. Granted this nation’s economy is small and many may regard it as relatively insignificant. However, events unfolding there should raise concerns about the general direction of the world.
Mark Twain once stated: “History does not repeat itself… but it does rhyme.” Perhaps we might cast a glance back to the early 1930s to hear the assonance. Comparisons are chilling.
With the New Orleans Saints undergoing a major disruption this off-season due to bountygate and the non-signing of quarterback, mark another one down as the defense is learning a new system under defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
But, according to one Saint, Brees absence actually comes at a good time—certainly not the position of most Saints fans.
Defensive back, Malcolm Jenkins believes it will be easier to learn the defense without Brees there picking it apart at will.
Sean Payton knew he needed a better defensive coordinator to get to a Super Bowl, so he hired Gregg Williams.
Williams' gambling system worked wonders and the Saints won the Super Bowl after the 2009 season. But defensive breakdowns were the main reasons the Saints lost a playoff game at Seattle in the 2010 season and dropped a playoff game at San Francisco last season.
Williams' defenses gambled and in 2009 produced a lot of turnovers, but not the two following seasons.
The so-called fringe group, the “birthers” have now been vindicated. It seems it is not so crazy that so many Americans believe that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii.
Yesterday, it was revealed by Breitbart.com that the former literary agent for Barack Obama listed his birthplace as Kenya as far back as 1991. The notation was discovered in an informational booklet that promoted the authors associated with Acton and Dystel, an agency representing authors. Back in 1991, Obama was working on his first book, but it was never finished. Years later, he did write two books and continued to be represented by Acton and Dystel. The Kenyan birth description remained in his official biography until April of 2007, two months before Obama announced his campaign for President.