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Louisiana Business Org. LABI Forms Tech Advocacy Council

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 14:15 Written by

 The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), the state’s largest statewide business association, announced today the creation of the new LABI Technology Advocacy Council, which is dedicated to being the public policy champion for businesses that are creators of technology; IT managers; distributors of technology; and users of technology applications.

Ron Paul, The Rodney Dangerfield Of U.S. Politics
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 13:24 Written by

DangerfieldComedian Rodney Dangerfield used to always say that “I get no respect at all.” It was his signature joke, a great punch line in his stand-up routines. Now, that Rodney has graduated to the great comedy club in the sky, the “no respect” line should be adopted by another well known personality, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX).

Louisiana Business: New Orleans Health, Humana, Idea Village, Sean Payton
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:50 Written by

LouisianaKey To The Cure
Key to the Cure Gala, the kickoff to a charity shopping weekend (Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23) during which 2% of sales at Saks will benefit the cancer research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.
Louisiana Edwin Edwards prison for life, back with a good-looking wife
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:34 Written by

   Edwards Trinia It was vintage Edwin Edwards.  He looks good, sounds good, and can still come up with quotable quotes, never shying away from any question.
    The press conference with Edwards took place Thursday afternoon at Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant after an appearance in Springhill and ahead of his appearance that evening at Winning Tuesday at Superior Steak House.

Obama, U.S. Palestinians, Israel U.N., Hamas Near Dogged Moment Of Reckoning
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:08

IsraelSeveral weeks ago the column focused on the controversial decision by the Palestinian Authority to seek statehood from the United Nations.  As expressed in that article, this move presents numerous difficult situations for the world and especially for the United States. 

Save Avondale Shipyard Rally Set In New Orleans
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 11:28 Written by

LouisianaOn Saturday, October 1 at 10:00AM, Avaondale and jobs will be on center stage.

Stakeholders in Avondale Shipyard’s future, including shipyard workers, elected officials, small business owners, faith and community leaders, and the entire southern Louisiana community surrounding New Orleans and the West Bank will march and rally for support to save Avondale Shipyard.  Avondale is the largest private employer in Louisiana and provides good, middle class jobs to over 5,000 workers. Avondale supports more than 6,500 indirect jobs and generates millions of dollars in additional revenue for small businesses in the region. 

New Orleans Saints Payton Talks Houston Texans, Bears, Reggie Bush, More
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 11:00 Written by

PaytonWith the Houston Texans now on his mind, on Monday, Sean Payton responded to media questions reviewing recaps the New Orleans Saints' victory over the Chicago Bears, talks about Devery Henderson, Jimmy Graham and how his team decided to "trade" Reggie Bush for Darren Sharper in his Monday discussion with the media.

Also, Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis had a conference call with the Houston media on Monday and talked about the addition of Shaun Rogers and Aubrayo Franklin to the defensive front, the preseason game with the Texans and how his defensive front must stop the run "so guys at the back can play their game."

Louisiana Lt. Governor Dardenne Featured On Politics With A Punch
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 10:03 Written by

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne headlines Politics with a Punch Thursday along with an all-star cast this Thursday at the Eiffel Society.
Jay Dardenne 

Not The Brand, But The Louisiana Democratic Party Ideology That's Failing
Monday, 19 September 2011 14:13 Written by
Louisiana DemocratAn outstanding example of the blind leading the blind came through comments made at the meeting of Louisiana Democrats’ State Central Committee meeting, and explains why the party will continue to lose power in the state.

American parties being catchall institutions, some involved place little emphasis on ideology. But for those activists for whom ideology is important, it’s hard not to grab each, shake him into consciousness, rap them on the forehead with knuckles while saying, “Knock, knock, anybody home? It’s the ideology!” to explain why the party is in decline. If pressed for elucidation, tell the befuddled liberal that intellectual exercise combined with review of fact and history show the invalidity of liberalism as describing how the world really works. Rational thinking and observation show the tenets of conservatism show better understanding of the human condition, and thereby comport to reality.
Political Stars Shine In New Orleans With Alliance For Good Government Gala
Monday, 19 September 2011 13:36 Written by

Victory BellesThe political stars were shining bright Saturday night as The Alliance For Good Government honored Legislators of the Year, Honorees of Excellence and the Civic Awards at its annual award banquet at the World War II Museum.

Those honored for Legislator of the Year Awards were Gene Bellisario (St. Tammany), George Cavignac (St. Bernard), Walt Legier (New Orleans) and Julie Quinn (Jefferson Parish).


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