You can smell the Thanksgiving Turkey in the air and Christmas is only down wind. New Orleans is the place to be during this season and here are just some of the reasons why that is so.
This year, we continue a cherished Thanksgiving tradition at Ringside Politics by bestowing our annual Turkey of the Year award to the most deserving politician.
Previous winners include such political luminaries as former New Orleans Mayor Ray “School Bus” Nagin and former New Orleans Congressman “Dollar Bill” Jefferson.
It's no secret that LSU junior cornerback Patrick Peterson played his final game in Tiger Stadium on Saturday.
He will pass up his senior season and enter the NFL draft where he will be one of the top five players selected. Tigers PA announcer Dan Borne knows Peterson won't be returning and at the conclusion of Saturday's win over Ole Miss, said "Thanks for the memories Patrick."
Many LSU players wanted Peterson to take part on Seniors Day for the Tigers during the Ole Miss game.
With two days to go before Thanksgiving, Louisiana and the rest of the nation are still responding to the November elections, the interface of the Republicans, Democrats and the Tea Party in both local and national news. Below is the first of the republishing of part of the stories culled by the conservative LaNewsLinks.com's newsletter, dated November 23, 2010:
With the Super Bowl champions New Orleans Saints, at 7-3, getting ready for a Thanksgiving game match against the now 3-7 Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, the Seattle Sehawks contest is now history. The Saints take a three-game-winning streak into the Turkey Game against the once-1-7 Cowboys who are sporting a two game streak of their own.
But before talking turkey, let’s take a quick look at the past Saints-Seahawks game to see what the two sides are saying and how some of the media are signing in.
Jordan Jefferson played like the quarterback for whom LSU has been searching for all season and directed the No, 5-ranked Tigers to a pinball 43-36 SEC victory over rival Ole Miss on Saturday at Death Valley.
Jefferson's quick feet, laser arm and unerring decision-making and Stevan Ridley's three touchdown runs enabled LSU to come back three times in the final 20 minutes to improve its record to 10-1.
Jefferson completed 13-of-17 passes for a career-best 254 yards including a 27-yard shuffle pass by freshman running back Michael Ford, a future star, for a touchdown. Jefferson ran for 45 yards on nine carries, including a three-yard touchdown run to vault LSU ahead with 12:22 to go.
The Hornets improved their their chances of being a contender in the NBA West this season by trading Peja Stojakovic and Jerryd Bayless to the Toronto Raptors for Jarrett Jack, David Anderson and Marcus Banks. With this trade, the Hornets also saved money.
Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes with an offensive dominance that hadn't been seen since 2009, as the Saints beat the Seattle Seahawks 34-19 on Sunday in the Superdome as their hopes for playoff chances improve. The victory extended the Saints' win streak to three and they'll be in Dallas on Thanksgiving to play the improving Cowboys.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu has cancelled the precautionary Boil Water advisory roughly two days after the The the Sewerage & Water Board lost 25-cycle power at its main water plant, causing low water pressure (as low as 10 pounds per square inch) throughout the East Bank of the City.