Will 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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
My 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.
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.
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.
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.