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Sitting Louisiana Congressmen have money to burn for races

Tuesday, 07 February 2012 10:32 Written by

washington-affairDeep pockets
    The Fax-Net reported last week that the Louisiana Democratic Party is searching for a creditable candidate to run against incumbent Republican 4th District U.S. Rep. John Fleming, who is seeking a third two-year term.
    The name of Kyle Robinson, a Bossier attorney, was bouncing around on the political rumor mill, but he has told the Democratic Party he will not be a candidate.
    Whoever decides to run against Fleming, a medical doctor and businessman, better have deep pockets.  One needs only to look at the investment Fleming has made in his successful efforts to become a congressman and get re-elected.

Are the New York Giants really the "Real Thing"?
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 10:11 Written by

eli-manningWhile the New York Giants are celebrating their well-earned Super Bowl championship mantle, questions still remain whether they are really the “real thing” and believe that the team that won only nine games in the regular season simply got the big “mo” and played over their heads.

At his Super Bowl MVP news conference on Monday, Eli Manning said he doesn't think this will be the last time he and the Giants win a Super Bowl.

Landrieu's Gripe About New Orleans Mental Health Solutions Wrongheaded
Monday, 06 February 2012 12:13 Written by
jindal-landrieu-umcAs noted in yesterday’s post, one challenge Louisiana must meet as it evolves towards a more effective and efficient indigent care system is dealing with mental health issues. This requires analysis and leadership rather than the posturing exemplified by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Jindal Borrows From ALEC Playbook For Government Costs, Efficiencies
Monday, 06 February 2012 11:29 Written by

jindal_port_new _orleans-1Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

As recently as Jan. 31—less than a week ago—we told you that Gov. Bobby Jindal is following the playbook of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) almost to the letter.

Manning Proves He, New York Giants Are ELIte
Monday, 06 February 2012 10:15 Written by

eli-manningEli Manning solidified his status as an "elite" quarterback by leading his underdog Giants to a thrilling 21-17 victory over the Patriots and Tom Brady on Sunday in the Super Bowl at Indianapolis.

Three minutes was all Manning needed to drive the Giants to their second Super Bowl win over the Patriots under his command.

He said he was elite at the start of the season and he proved it with his record-setting performance on Sunday and was crowned the game's MVP for the second time in four years. There is no doubt now that he belongs among the best to play the game.

New Orleans Go Red For Women 2012 Displays Big Heart
Monday, 06 February 2012 09:11 Written by

red-headWomen throughout the New Orleans area gathered at the New Orleans Riverfront Hilton New Orleans Riverside February 3 to help defeat heart disease at the 2012 American Heart Association “Go Red For Women”, luncheon and fashion show.


The Go Red For Women Movement works to educate the fact that more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Unfortunately, heart disease is often silent, hidden and misunderstood.

Peyton Manning Can Play, Eli Has Say, Saints' Brees Hopes To Stay
Friday, 03 February 2012 17:01 Written by

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Peyton Manning has been cleared to resume his NFL career.

According to press reports, two doctors cleared Manning to play, including the doctor that performed the surgery.

Romney Gaffes Trumping the Field
Friday, 03 February 2012 16:03 Written by

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Following the outcome of the Republican primary in Florida, the contest moves on to Nevada this weekend as pundits speculate whether the campaign for the Republican nomination for President is all but over and that Mitt Romney is the eventual nominee.  In reality they could be correct if money begins to dry up significantly for Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.  Certainly, Gingrich and Santorum and Ron Paul, for that matter, would love to be in Romney’s shoes today.

Despite Romney’s dominance in the race, Gingrich, Santorum, and Paul are expected to be around for a good while to come, but without money they will not be able to wage an effective campaign.  Other factors will also affect the outcome of the campaign.

Komen Finds Cure For Its Metastasizing Cancer After Its Planned Parenthood Dump
Friday, 03 February 2012 15:38 Written by

netflixtoday the komen for the cure foundation found a cure for its ethical, moral and public relations hemorrhaging, restoring planned parenthood funds and apologizing to the american public.

in a dramatic victory for planned parenthood and a stunningly public defeat for the forces of evangelical teabaggery, komen said in a statement, "we want to apologize to the american public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives."

Jindal Administration: Louisiana Political Cronies R US
Friday, 03 February 2012 15:18 Written by

louisiana-politics In Louisiana, life is tough for most people, struggling to find work and pay bills in a poor economy. However, if you are a politician in need of a job, don’t worry; be happy for Bobby Jindal is there to throw you a golden parachute.

In the span of just a few weeks, Governor Jindal has hired six politicians who were either term limited or defeated in their last election.


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