The confusion and frustration that engulfed the House of Representatives the day before could not dim the sunny attitude and beaming smile of Rep. Brett Geymann.
"I think it's great!" exclaimed the Lake Charles Republican on the morning after debate on the state's operating budget ground to a halt before it began.
"This was something we had to go through," he said. "We'll adjust to it."
Another one of my favorite long weekends has come and gone. I hope we all remembered our fallen heroes on Memorial Day!
Every year I look forward to the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience and this year was no exception. It was absolutely wonderful. I didn’t get a chance to attend any of the fabulous seminars but I did attend and participate in the Royal Street Stroll with the Krewe of Cork, which started for me at a VIP party at the Monteleone Hotel. From there, I had a chance to stop at many of the galleries, enjoy the wines and mingle with my fellow Corkians in the annual Stroll.
Yesterday was Memorial Day; an opportunity for our nation to honor and pay tribute to those heroes in our armed forces that paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedoms. Without their bravery displayed on the battlefield, the United States of America would not be in existence today.
Louisiana has been depicted as unhealthy, under-educated, poor and struggling in many image-blemishing national reports.
But that’s balanced by a new statistic showing that last year, its average personal income per resident was up to $38,446, for a 26th ranking among the states. Or just a little over $2,000 under the U.S. average of $40,584.
Republican Jay Dardenne won a special election for lieutenant governor on November 2, 2010, defeating Democrat Caroline Fayard by a 57-43% margin.
But fellow Republicans don’t appear willing to give him a free pass to a full term.
Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who rose to national prominence for his criticisms of the handling of the BP oil spill, will likely run against Dardenne.
Nungesser is an outspoken, seasoned politician, who could make life miserable for Dardenne.
Only 100 days remain until the Saints and Packers are scheduled to square off against each other at Lambeau Field on Thursday, Sept. 8 to launch the 2011 NFL season.
Even after a three-day Memorial Day weekend, we're still wondering about the lingering lockout, which began about 78 (or so) days ago. In three days, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit will hear arguments regarding the question of whether the lockout should be lifted. If it is, it will become likely if not certain that the 2011 season will be played. If, as currently expected, the lockout remains in place, the season will start on time only if the two sides work out a new labor deal.
No doubt, politics will be on our minds—big time—this Thursday as New Orleans’s "politically incorrect" panel discussion, Politics With A Punch brings in June, comedy and controversy.
The next “Punch” will take place Thursday June 2 at the beautiful Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans.
Contributors will be able to give unlimited amounts of money to help elect the individual candidates they support, thanks to a new national “SuperPAC”, co-founded by the Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party Roger Villere.
While the expenditures of this new SuperPAC will be independent of the candidate’s campaign, this new funding vehicle, in a practical sense, will allow almost unlimited contributions to any candidate, Federal, State, or Local.
LSU's baseball team was not extended an invitation to play in the 2011 NCAA district tournament in its area as an at large team.
The disappointing Tigers posted a 36-20 also failed to qualify for the SEC Tournament.
At the time of this writing it is Memorial Day…a time when we step back and take into account the many sacrifices of those who have given of themselves so that we might enjoy the freedoms and advantages we do today.
This not only applies to those men and women who gave their lives, but to all who served. Many were wounded, others returned with the horrible memories that they must surpass for the remainder of their lives.