He looks presidential and sounds good, but Mitt Romney is not the right candidate for the Republican Party. He is a moderate masquerading as a conservative with a spotty record in his one term as Governor of Massachusetts. On many major issues, he has changed his positions and has rightfully earned the title of flip flopper.
Unfortunately, the other GOP candidates are afraid to challenge the front runner. In an earlier debate, the tepid Tim Pawlenty backed down when given an opportunity to criticize Romney’s healthcare program in Massachusetts. Last night at the big GOP debate in Iowa, none of the GOP candidates were able to score any debating points against Romney.
Legend says it started over the desire of some barefooted rebels to get a pair of shoes. They approached the small Pennsylvania town and accidentally encountered the enemy. A skirmish started when a few Confederate brigades tangled with a few from the Union. Those initial shots were the beginning of the end of the Confederacy's high-water mark in the Civil War. Two days later the tide turned when Gen. Pickett's decimated command briefly breeched the Union lines on Cemetery Ridge but then were thrown back, effectively ending the Battle of Gettysburg and foretelling the end of the Confederacy.
How bad off is the U.S. fiscal situation? It's liabilities?
Did the state really address its problems in its recent "balancing its budget"
These were some of the issues discussed in the third part of Bayoubuzz's interview with Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy. , The last of the three-part interview focused upon the state's own risks and what Louisiana citizens can do to protect the state and themselves.
By Peter Leeds
You’ve certainly heard the endless stream of negative economic news lately. America’s fiscal house is in trouble, job growth has stalled, and we may be driving right into a double-dip recession.
While giving their pessimistic economic outlooks, there is one thing that the doom-sayers have gotten wrong - they aren’t nearly worried enough.
The Saints will kickoff their 44th season on Friday at 7 p.m. against the 49ers in a preseason game in the newly renovated Superdome.
Saints coach Sean Payton said the plans to use his starters 17-20 plays and new 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said he'll use his starters 17-20 -plays or so. After that, reserves and rookie will be playing for backup-roles and roster spots. Coaches tell the rookies and reserves to play their best because they are also auditioning for other teams as well.
The Who Dat Nation will get to see a lot of backup quarterback Chase Daniel and running back Mark Ingram. The 49ers have two former LSU players on their roster: defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois and safety Curtis Taylor.
Louisiana State Representative, Walker HInes of New Orleans released this statement today. Hines was the first to declare that he was running for Secretary of State shortly after he decided to switch from Democrat to Republican. Recently, Republican Speaker of the House, Jim Tucker, also from New Orleans has stated that he would be running for Secretary of State position. Hines cites that he wants to start a business venture and to improve his health.
State Representative Walker Hines (R-New Orleans) today announced that he will not be seeking any public office this Fall. Hines had previously announced his candidacy for Secretary of State.
“After four years serving in the Louisiana House of Representatives and after much reflection, discussion, and prayer, I have decided that I will not be seeking any public office this year. During my tenure in the State Legislature, I championed good government, pro-business initiatives, and criminal justice reform. I stand behind my voting record because I did my absolute best to serve my constituents and the State of Louisiana, never allowing one particular interest or person to sway my vote.
It has been said that "money is the mother's milk of politics"
So, who's been "milking" the cash cows?
Lou Gehrig Burnett, the publisher of Fax-Net, has detailed the money flow into the elections buckets for those contemplating or absolutely running to serve in the green grass of state government this year.
Who’s got the money?
Are you thinking about running for a statewide office? Before you do, take a look at how much money some incumbents and challengers have raised for the elections to be held this fall.
Candidates running for statewide office had to report how much they raised through July 14 in their latest campaign finance reports filed with the Louisiana Ethics Commission.
Unfortunately, we won’t know how much money candidates running for state legislative offices and local offices have in their campaigns for a while. They are not required to file a campaign finance report until September 15. The primary election is October 22.
NFL Network reporter Albert Breer visited the New Orleans Saints training camp on Friday and after intervidepthewing coach Sean Payton, came away believing the Saints have an advantage in returning to the Super Bowl.
Payton told the writer he loved this roster, but they (players) still have a lot of work to do. "We've got a lot more than we've had in years past," said the coach. "We're deeper in the defensive line, at linebacker, we've got a good young group at receiver."
During the spring, Louisiana barely balanced its budget for this fiscal year given a 1.6 billion dollar shortfall in revenues. One of the plans emerging from the session is Governor Jindal’s proposal to privatize the Office of Group Benefits (OGB).
In part 2 of a 3-part Bayoubuzz interview, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy discusses a need to reassess the budget in light of the recent Standard & Poors downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and other related-events. Also, Kennedy discusses Governor JIndal’s proposal to privatize OGB.
The Saints, looking for depth at offensive tackle, on Wednesday signed Jordan Black 31, 6-5, 305 who played with the Jaguars the past three seasons, and waived veteran linebacker Danny Clark, 34, a starter last season.
Saints coach Sea nP ayton said the coaching staff hasn't made decisions on how long who will and who won't play on Friday night. They met on Wednesday night to decide that.