Super committee blame poll-- Republicans, Democrats or Obama?

Monday, 21 November 2011 14:04 Written by

GUN2Who SHOT the chance for Debt reduction?

Who is most reponsible for shooting the super committee's efforts to keep the US on good footing?

Who killed the Super Committee or, better yet, who is to be blamed for the current US debt crises?

Thanksgiving Turkey of the Year 2011—Michael Moore
Monday, 21 November 2011 13:22 Written by


November 21, 2011…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 or media personality.  

This is always a very spirited competition because there are so many turkeys to consider. Previous winners have included former House Speaker Nancy “Botox Buffoon” Pelosi and former New Orleans politicians Mayor Ray “School Bus” Nagin and Congressman William “Dollar Bill” Jefferson.  

Louisiana Business--Ochsner, UNO, New Orleans Bowl, Chris Paul, Blue Cross
Monday, 21 November 2011 12:24 Written by

louisianaBasketball superstars LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony announced today they are joining forces to host a four-city exhibition tour visiting Akron, New Orleans, Chicago, and New York.  The New Orleans game will occur on Dec. 4 at the Lakefront Arena.  Each event will feature an exhibition game with two teams of 10 renowned players (to be announced), charitable community events and basketball skills clinics for local children, presented by Five-Star Basketball, the premier basketball teaching and instruction program in the country and former camp of the four tour hosts.  Proceeds from The Google+ Homecoming Tour presented by MetroPCS will benefit each player’s charitable foundation.  Google+ is the title sponsor of the event, MetroPCS is the presenting sponsor, and Five-Star Basketball, American Family Insurance, Mission AthleteCare, Sheets Energy Strips, and Zico Coconut Water are tour sponsors. 

New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions replaces Colts-Pats On NBC Sunday Night Football
Monday, 21 November 2011 11:50 Written by

Detroit-LionsIt will be the New Orleans Saints versus the Detroit Lions on NBC Sunday night football on Dec. 4 bumping the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots out of the national limelight. 

NBC reportedly prefers the Saints-This is what happens when a top-rated squad loses its head, heart and arm such as Peyton Manning, who has been out for the year due to a neck injury.

Between the Lions' Thanksgiving game against the Packers and the Saints game the following week,  this will be the first time the Lions have played consecutive nationally televised games since 2000, when the beat the Patriots on Thanksgiving and then lost to the Vikings on ESPN the following week.

With both teams at 7-3, Lions-Saints will have major NFC playoff implications. The Saints are in first place in the NFC South, while the Lions are the leaders in the NFC wild card race.

Top 10 Thanksgiving thanks despite New Orleans, US political turkeys
Monday, 21 November 2011 11:05 Written by

sid-thanksgiving-turkeyas you can see by the photograph that comes with this column i am already hard at work cooking up something special for the thanksgiving holiday. granted, the bird looks somewhat anemic, but when i’m finished with it, it’ll be gorgeous.

on thanksgiving day my loved ones and i will join millions of other american families, all sitting down to give thanks and feast together at the same moment: halftime.

but before the festivities ensue, i wanted to knock out one more column before taking the rest of the week for family. in so doing i took a moment to reflect on non-family things for which i’d like to express some degree of gratitude. the result:

Louisiana Democratic Party Claims Decisive Victory In House of Representatives Elections
Sunday, 20 November 2011 20:48 Written by

legislature_jvlastnews_thumbTonight the Louisiana Democratic Party, through its Chairman Buddy Leach is crowing about election results in the House of Representatives.   

The Democratic Party failed to field a credible candidate for statewide elections and now have no statewide elected officials. 

LSU Slaughters Ole Miss Rebs Now Faces Arkansas Showdown
Sunday, 20 November 2011 13:40 Written by

les-miles"We look forward to our future. It's something we've really pointed to. This team realizes what path it's on. Our team realizes what we need to do and we're going to do."
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LSU coach Les Miles after beating Ole Miss

While other Top 25 teams were falling, No. 1 LSU ran roughshod over Ole Miss 52-3 in its most lop-sided win in the series on Saturday night in Oxford. It was as one-sided as a hanging.

LSU, which is 7-0 in SEC play, improved to11-0 in the regular season for the first time in school, history. The 1958 National champions finished 11-0 after its Sugar Bowl victory over Clemson.

Brees Not Short On Long Passes For New Orleans Saints
Sunday, 20 November 2011 13:09 Written by

brees-panthersBrett Favre, Bert Jones and JaMarcus Russell could throw a football out of sight. Drew Brees doesn't have that kind of arm strength, but when you look at the numbers, he is most the most efficient passer in the NFL on long throws.

Brees was at his long-throwing best in the victory over the Falcons last Sunday when he completed 66.78 per cent of his deep passes, including two for touchdowns.

Ole Miss Won't Rebel Against LSU Tigers
Saturday, 19 November 2011 13:28 Written by

lsu_tigersAbout the only thing Ole Miss (2-8, 0-6 SEC) has going for it is history.

Last season LSU (10-0, 6-0) had to score a last-minute touchdown to get away with a 43-36 victory.  Before that win, the Tigers had lost their previous two games to the Rebels, once LSU's most heated rival.

Ole Miss lame duck coach Houston Nutt is 6-7 over-all against LSU and has won three of his last four games against the Tigers.

Jindal Appoints GNO Expressway Commission, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy Members
Friday, 18 November 2011 16:19 Written by

jindal-historicLouisiana Gov. Jindal continued to make appointments to various boards and commissions today by naming  Peter Egan and Capt. Michael Lorino to the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission and by naming Don Resweber to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.

The Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission serves to regulate, operate and control the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, which includes the bridge system and the causeway approach road system on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.


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