Final results of the Bayoubuzz Poll--Should Buddy Roemer run for U.S. President?
Total votes: 304
Run Buddy Run?
""I will tell the public here and across America that I am concerned about the problems in America and the opportunities that aren't being taken advantage of," Roemer said in a phone interview from his new campaign office in Baton Rouge.
"I don't think there is a chosen nominee from the Republican Party," he added. "I don't think there is somebody who is secretly decided to be the candidate. This will be a rigorous debate. It will extend from Iowa to New Hampshire to South Carolina to around America."
The police state is alive in well in the United States of America. At airports, travelers are subjected to naked body scanners and groping from TSA agents. The Patriot Act was just renewed for several more months, despite concerns from civil libertarians among others.
Everyday, more surveillance cameras are installed in communities throughout this nation. Government officials are spying on citizens in the name of fighting crime. Despite the invasive nature of the cameras, violent crime is still a major problem in many of the cities with a large number of cameras. For example, while New Orleans utilized crime cameras in many neighborhoods, the city was named the Murder Capital of the nation.
The US Senate on Wednesday voted to extend government funding for two weeks and is sending the legislation to President Obama to be signed into law.
Wednesday's mediated session between the NFL and the NFLPA has brought out the big guns, at least on the players' side.
For the first time in the negations, NFLPA Kevin Mawae and New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will be attendance.
The Saints have signed free agent defensive tackle Shaun Rogers to a one-year deal, the team announced on Tuesday. The Saints also announced that after a season in which the team apparently considered getting rid of kicker Garrett Hartley, the Saints decided to keep him around, possibly for a lot longer.
Hartley and the Saints have agreed to terms on a five-year deal. Hartley would have been a restricted free agent without the new deal. Terms are not yet known.
The budget deficit in Washington is legendary. Nearly $15 trillion in debt and still climbing. What has alarmed many Americans is they have now discovered the poor fiscal shape that the states are in. And unlike the federal government, the states cannot print money.
The Jindal Administration might have one less worry this year during a time of major budget woes
The Louisiana State Medical Society has announced its support of the enhanced Coordinated Care networks paln to reform Louisiana's Medicaid program. Previously, the organization was at odds with the Jindal Administration and had joined a Coalition to Protect Louisiana's Healthcare.
A local reverend is the subject to a storm of criticism after being arrested for masturbating in public. Bobby Jindal might not be on the campaign trail, but, he appears to be ready to give advice to future Presidential candidates hoping for a “fix”.
Congressman William Jefferson appears to have a delay in his criminal appeals case.
Is there a delay in the possible closure of the federal government? Might be.
And, don’t delay in making plans to see former Senator John Breaux, and Congressman Bob Livingston and Billy Tauzin at Loyola University.
By Lou Gehrig Burnett
Who’s got the money?
How much money elected officials have in their campaign finance accounts is always interesting to learn. The amount can play a big role in whether an incumbent has a challenger.
We thought it would be interesting to take a look at the state House and Senate incumbents from northwest Louisiana to see how much money they have on hand as they head toward re-election this fall.