LIVE: VIDEO AND POLITICS

Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 16:31
Is the Edwards-leaning PAC spying different from Vitter's Royal Blend?

camera-vitterThis summer, I attended an event and saw a man shooting video of a small group of people talking with Jon Bel Edwards.  In my opinion, this man was standing behind Edwards capturing the private conversations of those talking with Edwards.  I saw this occur twice.  This man, who I later discovered, is named Josh, ultimately told me which PAC he worked for and I wrote about the issue.  The PAC is associated with the Vitter campaign, because the Vitter campaign was paying the PAC and the tracker Josh a total of $8,000 per month since early 2015.

Monday, 26 October 2015 17:39
Cook Political Report, Roll Call moves Jon Bel Edwards chances upward

vitter-work-welfareThe Democratic Governor's Association, for the purpose off letting everyone know they have a chance to win the governor race, has reported that the Sheriff's have backed Jon Bel Edwards. Also, two major national ranking entities have moved the Democratic Party chances up, compared to where it has been:

Monday, 26 October 2015 16:47
Vitter still the favorite but Edwards win no longer far fetch
Written by

vitter-memoOf course the big question after Louisiana’s general election is, can Democrat state Rep. John Bel Edwards pull the upset over Republican Sen. David Vitter for governor? The odds aren’t trivial that he can.

Monday, 26 October 2015 14:40
Vitter-Normand silliness, Angelle and Dardenne endorsements?
Written by

Dardenne-vitter-kennedySome of my own post-governor’s election observations and thoughts for the runoff:

Monday, 26 October 2015 12:57
Sheriff Newell Normand’s “nothing arrest” of Vitter’s Private Eye
Written by

nixonImmediately after news broke of the stranger-than-fiction arrest of an investigator capturing audio and video of Sheriff Normand, a State Senator and a private citizen and lawyer, John Cummings--opinions were blasted all over social media and elsewhere. 

Sunday, 25 October 2015 20:10
Woody Jenkins's fascinating David Vitter-Jon Bel Edwards's Louisiana governor's race interview

woody-jennkinsIs Democrat State Rep. Jon Bel Edwards really a different-type-of Democrat?  In a state that has no Democratic statewide elected officials, can he edge out Republican US Senator David Vitter, who was considered to be the undeniable favorite in the 2015 Louisiana governor’s race?  Can Vitter mobilize the republican forces to support his candidacy, which is necessary for him to prevail?  How are the policies of the two candidates the same?  Different?

Friday, 23 October 2015 20:52
Bad hair day for David Vitter--Gambit story, auto accident and arrest
Written by

vitter-trickIt’s been a bad two hair days for Senator David Vitter, who of course, is running for Louisiana Governor for tomorrow's election.   

Some are saying he is the victim of last-minute campaign tricks and perhaps he has been.

But, if so, maybe the ones perpetrating all of these dirty tricks are not just those on the other side of the vs. Vitter.

Friday, 23 October 2015 13:34
Polls, turnout and my Louisiana governor race prediction
Written by

votingPolls, shmolls.

For months, we have been told that David Vitter is unbeatable because the poll says he is. 

Friday, 23 October 2015 12:23
Despite Carson's Iowa surge, Trump looks like GOP winner
Written by

trump-compressedEven though a new Quinnipiac University poll showed Dr. Ben Carson with a lead in Iowa, Donald Trump is still leading in every national poll on the GOP presidential race. Four months after he announced for President, Trump has defied the political professionals to claim the unquestioned lead.  

Friday, 23 October 2015 10:13
Benghazi, Smeargazi: Tale of two Congressional investigations
Written by

hillary-emailOp-Ed by Mike Malak

Michael Turner, (R) Ohio, Chairman, convened his House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces to review continued flight-testing of the JTF Lockheed F-35, designed to replace the aged A-10. The Committee considered engineering details, including altering the plane’s ejection seat weight tolerances to permit more female pilots to safely fly the aircraft. This change would further the U.S. military’s goal of more gender inclusive combat berths in all services. Testimony revealed other countries, also, want to integrating women into one of the most challenging of all wartime roles, defensive and offensive air-to-air-combat in state of the art hardware. 

  • A July 4th Fact of Facts: America is Land of Immigrants
  • Poll: Trump strong on jobs, weak on tweets, viewed as reckless, thin-skinned, sexist
  • President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
  • YIPPIE! The naked truth about free speech, cherished especially on Independence Day

mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

Read More

joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

Read More

indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

Read More

bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

Read More

latter-blum2

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1