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Obamacare open enrollment ends but not heated debates: Google Hangout-WGSO

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 12:00 Written by

fireToday, is the end of the signup period (except for those who tried to enroll but were unable to doso) and reportedly roughly 7 million people have signed up for Obamacare 

On the strongly-conservative WGSO radio talk show, host Jeff Crouere and Stephen Sabludowsky discussed the Affordable Care Act, the pros and cons.   The discussion got testy and included callers chiming in to express their oppositions to the healthcare law and implementation.  

The interview was also recorded via Google Hangouts, as has a number of the recent Crouere-Sabludowsky, WGSO-Bayoubuzz radio-hangout-broadcasts-webcasts.  Here is the transcription.  Check the video for the most accurate conversation: 

Louisiana legislature, Levee District vs. Oil and Gas; Jindal and LABI
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 10:27

legis-labiOne of the major issues this Louisiana legislative session is and will be the lawsuit by a levee district against the major oil and gas industry companies.  Governor Jindal has been very vocal in his opposition to the lawsuit and has supported the idea of stopping the lawsuit through the legislative process during this spring's session.  

Landrieu's Rookie Week in Energy Committee; Presidential Vacations
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 07:02 Written by

landrieu-tea-partyEnergy chair’s agenda
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, the state’s senior senator, is now in full command of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, a key post  for the Pelican state’s oil and gas industry.

Window into Kate Middleton and William: Height of Wuthering Royalty
Monday, 31 March 2014 13:56 Written by

wutheringheights4A forlorn window, newly painted a drab, dull white, with drab, dull curtains at the side, is full of ghosts.

Boo!

Louisiana Absentee governor, Jindal, and floundering legislature
Monday, 31 March 2014 11:39

flounderThe Louisiana legislature is entering into its third week of the annual legislative session.  What is happening?  What are the issues being discussed by the state government. 

Oil and gas lawsuit find friends in ex-Governors Blanco, Roemer and Edwards
Monday, 31 March 2014 10:21 Written by

Katrina-StBernardIn a state, such as Louisiana, when so much of the revenues entering state and local coffers come from the Oil and Gas industries and wherre so many local jobs are dependent upon that industry, one would think that ex-Republican and Democratic governors would  be supportive of stopping litigation against the members of that industry.  Last year, a levee district filed a class-action lawsuit against that industry for damages inflicted upon the coast.

Edwards, Blanco backs Medicaid expansion, Roemer slams GOP
Monday, 31 March 2014 09:52

Medicaid-ExpansionObamacare and specifically the Medicaid expansion have been debated in the Louisiana legislature and throughout the political state capitols over the past few years.  In a recent panel discussion at Loyola University, both former Democratic Louisiana governors, Edwin Edwards and Kathleen expressed their opinions that Louisiana should expand Medicaid in Louisiana, a policy the Louisiana GOP and governor Jindal has strongly opposed.  

Blanco, Roemer, Edwards back common core for Louisiana
Monday, 31 March 2014 09:21 Written by

common-coreOne of the major controversies this Louisiana legislative session is what to do about common core in K to 12. 

Governors Buddy Roemer, Edwin Edwards and Kathleen Blanco are supportive of common core.  They expressed their positions on the subject last week during a panel discussion at Loyola University.

Kobe Bryant gets Trayvon, African American race progress talk
Friday, 28 March 2014 12:25 Written by

zimmermanThe arbiters of race relations believe that no one of color should dare possess an independent thought or take a contrarian position. Thus, all African Americans must believe in the Democratic Party and liberalism. If not, you are demonized and harassed and as evidence, witness the treatment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas or Dr. Ben Carson. 

Louisiana's Cassidy, Obama's Crimea: Words and actions have consequences
Friday, 28 March 2014 11:50 Written by

cassidyThe Senate Race.  Republicans have mastered the art of shooting themselves in the foot and in the process losing elections.  Congressman Bill Cassidy, the Republican hopeful to defeat Senator Mary Landrieu (D), has taken the first step toward suicide by foot.