Louisiana Politics: Buddy Caldwell, Elections, Breaux, Livingston Tauzin

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 15:20

Stephen Sabludowsky--Publisher of Bayoubuzz.comWill Mary Landrieu soon be the only statewide Democratic elected official?

That is the question that many are asking today as they ponder if, and so when will Attorney General Buddy Caldwell be the next switcheroo from the Blues to the Reds.

After Christmas, I wrote that I would not be surprised if Caldwell switched from Democrat to Republican.  At that time, the GOP had just picked off two old-dog Demos, Senator John Alario and Rep. Noble Ellington.

Is Obama's Energy In right Place With Mubarak, Muslim Brotherhood?
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 14:30 Written by

Ron ChapmanThe Middle East and Africa are unstable and uncertain.  Events unfolding in Tunisia and Egypt have spread throughout the region: Jordan, Algeria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Gabon, Sudan, etc.   All are ruled by entrenched families who maintain control through security forces and drain the public treasury for personal gain.   They live high while most of the population lives below the United Nations official poverty line of $2 per day.  In Egypt, 40% fall into this category. A reaction was long overdue.

HUD Approves New Orleans Navy Site For Disaster Management Center
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 14:13 Written by

Turning disaster lemon into disaster lemonade?

New Orleans just might do this as HUD has approved the  city’s Reuse Plan to return the Naval Support Activity (NSA) “East Bank” site to a use aligned with its original purpose.

Injured New Orleans Hornets Center Okafor To Be Out One To Three Weeks
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 13:57 Written by

According to the New Orleans Hornets, center Emeka Okafor suffered a Grade 2 left rectus oblique strain an MRI revealed and is expected to be out one-to-three weeks.

Okafor suffered the injury with 1:59 left in the second quarter of Sunday’s 104-102 loss to the Phoenix Suns,.  He did not return to the game.

Today'sJokeBuzz: Mubarak, Egypt, Devyn Rush, American Idol, CBO, Olbermann
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:54 Written by

What’s happening in the news today?

No Need to go any further than here.  Here’s the latest from Sgt. T-Ben Boudreaux who writes jokes for Jay Leno.

Today’s jokes, rather news includes Hosni Mubarak and Egypt of course.  Also, there’s Devyn Rush,American Idol, CBO, and Keith Olbermann.  You do remember Olbermann, don’t you?

New Orleans Area Events: Go Red For Women Red, Louisiana Philharmonic, Mardi Gras
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 10:33 Written by

Margarita Bergen--New Orleans Events
Darling Readers,
This past week was busier than I expected. I enjoyed very much my "Toasting with Margarita" at Le Booze of the Royal Sonesta Hotel with Bernie Ralston of Select Brands Inc. My friends and I savored the delicious cocktails that Bernie prepared using CatDaddy -  Handcrafted - Triple Distilled, One-of a-Kind Carolina Moonshine.  My next one will be on Tuesday, February 8 and will feature mixologist Cheryl Charming, who has just been named Bar Manager of the Bombay Club. 

Will Super Bowl Be Last Game Before NFL Lockout
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 10:18 Written by

Ed Staton--Louisiana SportsMy position has been that the NFL is too intelligent to fall into a long-term work stoppage.

But the Steelers-Packers game looks more and more like the last NFL game before the owners lock out their players, and there is a chance the lockout could last a while.

I was around in 1982, when half the season was lost to a players' strike, and again in 1987, when the workers again walked out and three regrettable games using replacements were staged. History lesson:  Saints coach Sean Payton was a quarterback for the Bears those three games.

Louisiana Politics And News: Court Strikes Down Health Care Law, Tea Party, BP Claims
Monday, 31 January 2011 14:08 Written by

Focus: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, BP oil spill claims, Tea Party and The GOP, and other  Louisiana politcal news


It is becomming the battle of the US courts as a federal judge in Florida has found struck down, as unconstitutional, key parts of the health care reform bill pushed by the Democratic Congress and by President Barack Obama. Louisiana is one of 25 other states which are  challenging sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  One of the major components of the legislation under attack is an "individual mandate" requiring most Americans to purchase health insurance in four years or face stiff penalties.

Jindal Wants Single Board For Louisiana’s High Education, Calls For Reform
Monday, 31 January 2011 13:46 Written by

In a speech today to members of Louisiana’s college governing boards, Governor Bobby Jindal unveiled his legislative package to reform the state’s

In a speech today to members of Louisiana’s college governing boards, Governor Bobby Jindal unveiled his legislative package to reform the state’s higher education system. The reform package includes three key components that focus on enhancing the LA GRAD Act, updating tuition, and setting standards for higher outcomes at colleges and universities. The Governor also said he will again support the creation of a single board for institutions to streamline the postsecondary leadership structure.

Louisiana Sports: LSU, Kragthorpe, Chris Paul, Gregg Williams
Monday, 31 January 2011 12:51 Written by

Nicholls State coach Charlie Stubbs believes LSU made a good hire in Steve Kragthorpe.

Stubbs had coaching stops at Memphis, Tennessee-Martin, Nevada Las Vegas and Alabama before joining Kragthrope at Tulsa.


GNO Inc's Michael Hecht stokes New Orleans region rapid acceleration

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