Humana's Dr. Lana Trunk talks hurricanes tips for elderly, chronic health problems

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:54 Written by

katrina-prepareThe 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is approaching which will remind millions of one of the worst natural and man-made disasters in American history.  For the most part, hopefully, that killer-storm nightmare is behind all of us.  However, the anniversary should also be a reminder that families should not only prepare for themselves but for those who might be in special need-- senior citizens and people with chronic health conditions.  They are particularly susceptible to higher risks, in the event of a hurricane evacuation.

Pinsonat: Kennedy a cinch, Louisiana legislators cruise towards re-elections
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 08:40 Written by

PinsonatLabor Day is now on the horizons.  Louisiana elections season 2015 is about to heat up as the dog day of the summer begin to wake from its slumber.  Which means, it's time to get out the digital pen and start asking Southern Media and Opinion Research pollster Bernie Pinsonat, some pertinent questions about the future of the Louisiana electorate.  

Louisiana school systems rated 47th in nation, Massachusetts tops, Alaska worse
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 08:00 Written by

school-systemsAccording to WalletHub, Louisiana ranks 47th in the nation (including the District of Columbia) for the worst school system.  

Massachusetts has been rated the top district, Alaska, the worse.  

Trump couldn't walk in boots of McCain, other military heroes
Monday, 27 July 2015 14:06 Written by

McCainby Jim Brown

There is no politically correct way to explain it. Donald Trump blew his chance in a big way.  He seemed to be on a roll, rising in the presidential preference polls and talking about issues other Republican candidates were ducking.  Here in Louisiana, he hit a responsive cord when few other presidential wanabes had the gumption to show any backbone, particularly on curtailing illegal immigration.  But then, his mouth got in the way. 

A New Orleans Saints "Good Riddance" go Junior Galette
Monday, 27 July 2015 13:51 Written by

juniorby Jim W. Miller
You can look at the Saints’ excommunication of Junior Galette from different points of view and all come to the same conclusion. Good riddance! Opinions are like a left elbow - everybody has one – but how each of the affected constituencies greeted the team’s sudden termination of the team's sacks leader tells a lot about Galette’s impact on last year’s 7-9 record and this year’s prospects as well. The pertinent points of view in the Galette case boil down to these three: The fans, the locker room and the organization.

Lightning strikes Louisiana governor race polls: Edwards or Vitter on top?
Monday, 27 July 2015 13:06 Written by

LIGHTNINGApparently, political lightning has struck a Louisiana gubernatorial election poll, once again.

Pollster Verne Kennedy of the Alabama-based Market Research Insights (MRI) wants to correct poll results tracking the Louisiana gubernatorial election.  He feels the information that has been reported in the media does not reflect the poll results.  He says that TheInd.com (and later,  other media), citing a June poll he conducted, has reported Democrat John Bel Edwards, is leading Republican US Senator David Vitter by a margin of six points 30 to 24.   Instead, as of the time of the relevant June poll, Kennedy says Vitter was in front of Edwards by two percentage points.

Jindal signs executive order prior to reported Lafayette funerals protest by Church
Saturday, 25 July 2015 11:24 Written by

westboro 4Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order to protect the peace during funerals after notice that the Westboro Baptist Church might picket.

Trumpsters vs. GOP, a conservative revolt in motion
Friday, 24 July 2015 13:57 Written by

trump-campaignThe GOP establishment is beyond upset, they are apoplectic. Last month, on the day their favored candidate, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, announced for President, he was immediately overshadowed by Donald Trump, who officially entered the race the next day. 

Jindal, mass shootings, political crass and prayers
Friday, 24 July 2015 12:00 Written by

jindal-cavutoAnother senseless mass-shooting. Another moment of madness occurring in a movie theater--where we go to be entertained.
In the past six weeks, the United States has mourned over the June 17 evening shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. During a prayer service, Dylann Roof, a 21-year old angry man committed a horrendous shooting-spree for apparent racial purposes.

Dardenne urges Jindal to follow Scott Walker’s lead, pay your protective travel expenses
Thursday, 23 July 2015 15:36 Written by

dardenneLouisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, who is running for governor and who serves as the acting  head of state when the elected governor, Bobby Jindal is away, has issued a statement regarding Jindal’s presidential travels and the state’s paying for the Louisiana State police protective services.


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