Treas. John Kennedy Talks Impact Of S & P Credit Rating Downgrade On Louisiana, U.S.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:43 Written by

John KennedyAfter S & P downgraded the U.S. credit ratings for the first time in history, many have wondered how and if this event would impact states and local municipalities.

To obtain more relevant information regarding how the downgrade might affect Louisiana, on Tuesday Bayoubuzz interviewed the Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy.

The interview is published in a two- part series.

Today, Bayoubuzz publishes Part One which follows below. 

Please listen to the audio for an exact rendition of the interview.

Facing A New Orleans Past: I Grew Up In Lakeview
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 11:51 Written by

Stephen SabludowskyWhile the Internet, social media is supposed to expedite our journeys into the future, one local New Orleans group is using Facebook to walk down the hallowed grounds of memory lane.

That group is informally called “I grew up in Lakeview did you?”

I first became aware of the Facebook group early Monday morning when I received a Facebook email from a person from too many years gone by, who started the group—Randie Ekman Porobil.  She asked me to please invite anyone who “might enjoy the site”.

New Orleans Events: Dirty Linen Night, YLC Gala, Red Dress Run, Photos
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 13:02 Written by


I hope you enjoyed our annual Satchmo SummerFest and our Satchmo Club Strut and the crowded White Linen Night in the Warehouse District. They were a lot to fun.


Wednesday was another one of those days that I wish I had a clone. I worked at Casell Gallery and was invited to the New Orleans Museum of Art to watch the fabulous new show called “Art.” I was also invited to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s monthly network meeting at Algiers Point for Fiesta Latina, and also that night, was Opera On Tap at the Inn on Bourbon Street as part of the Satchmo SummerFest!


Ricky Williams, Reggie Bush No Saint; Randy Moss No Jerry Rice
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 12:33 Written by

Reggie Bush"It's been an amazing ride," said Ricky Williams on WQAM in Miami. "I want to apologize for any hearts I broke. Hopefully, I was able to amend for that these last couple of years."

LIONS GUILTY OF TAMPERING? Pro Football Talk writes that the Lions engaged in tampering with Williams last season.

Future Of Louisiana Office Of Group Benefits--League Luncheon
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 12:05 Written by

 JindalThe possible sale of the Louisiana Office of Group Benefits (OGB) is the topic being discussed at the "Lunch With the League" (LWL) sponsored by the League of WoMen Voters of Baton Rouge (LWVBR). 


Pinsonat On Louisiana Elections, Landrieu, Edwards, US Credit Ratings, Jindal, Tea Party, More
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 11:22 Written by

With the U.S. debt and credit rating crises playing out on the national stage and with Louisiana elections taking shape this fall, Bayoubuzz turned to Louisiana political poster, Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media And Opinion Research (SMOR) to take the room temperature of the Louisiana politics, elections, Mary Landrieu, the national debt issues, President Obama, Governor Jindal, the Tea Party, Edwin Edwards and other issues.

2011, Poor Standards For Louisiana Democratic Party Elections
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:50 Written by

S & PIf S&P rated the Louisiana Democratic Partywould their rating be anywhere near investment grade?

U.S. Credit Rating Drop Poll: Most To Blame--Obama, Democrats, Tea Party, GOP?
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:17 Written by

U.S. EconomyNow that the U.S. Credit rating has taken a hit, blame is being cast out from all quarters.

After such a historic event, finger pointing abounds as Democrats, the Tea Party, the Obama Administration, Republicans and others are all citing fault in one another rather than themselves. 

Obama Gets Title--Worst U.S. President In History
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:26 Written by

Jeff CrouereThe race is over, Jimmy Carter can rest easy. Until this feckless administration, the hapless 39th President of the United States was safely ensconced as the worst President in U.S. history. Now, Carter who gave us double digit inflation and interest rates, a national malaise and a military in decline has been surpassed in the race for the bottom.

President Barack Obama is now the undisputed “Worst President in U.S. History.” He can place this award on his mantle next to the Noble Peace Prize.

Jindal Marks Job Growth For Globalstar In Covington Louisiana
Monday, 08 August 2011 16:53 Written by

JindalToday, Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Globalstar to mark the company's milestone in exceeding 100 Louisiana jobs with the company's headquarters relocation from Silicon Valley to Covington. One year after announcing the move to Louisiana, the company now employs 114 direct jobs. Gov. Jindal said the company, which recently launched the first six of its second-generation mobile communications satellites, is on track to reach 185 jobs at its Covington headquarters by the end of 2011 and 593 jobs with an average annual salary of $70,000, plus benefits, by 2020. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the 593 new direct jobs will result in the creation of approximately 800 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 1,300 new jobs in Louisiana.

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