Word to the wise.
If you are in the world of politics, don’t use the word slave, plantation and surely not the N-word.
One would have thought that Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy would have learned from his prior mistake. Apparently not.
It should not have taken a new elevator video for the NFL to indefinitely suspend running back Ray Rice. It should have happened after the first video was released of Rice dragging his unconscious girlfriend, Janay Palmer, from a casino elevator. At that time, it should have been apparent to everyone that Rice punched his girlfriend since she walked into the elevator, but was dragged out.
Louisiana business news buzz for today: New Orleans 14th best for Hispanics, The Beatles in New Orleans anniversary, BRAC, South Coast Capital, New Orleans Biotech--right off the press (releases)
by John Kennedy, Louisiana Treasurer
At least three times a year, I clear my calendar and volunteer to substitute teach. I try to head back to the classroom on a regular basis-not because I need a crash course on the Pythagorean Theorem or the latest sixth grade gossip-but because I want to know what it's like to stand in front of students and help them learn.
Landrieu survives challenge
Some politicos and political journalists are beginning to believe that the GOP feels they only way they can defeat incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is to have her removed from the November 4 ballot. That strategy did not work.
It is now official. Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin is now in custody for his federal corruption conviction. He is set to be released in ten years, but, it could be less, for good time.
No doubt, many in New Orleans are glad to see him behind bars.
by Jim W. Miller
My mother-in-law, the Saints fanatic, has been talking about selling her very nice house in the Lake Terrace community and buying a high-rise condo. Thankfully, this decision has been tied up in the committee of her four daughters and their four slobs of husbands who are allowed to listen but not speak. If a decision had been made prior to Sunday’s 37-34 Saints’ loss at Atlanta, then the eight of us and probably selected teams of the New Orleans Fire Department would have spent Sunday night and probably most of Monday coaxing her off the ledge.
In so many ways, the City of New Orleans, and the year-old PBS Geneaology Roadshow, are a perfect marriage.
For one, the Genealogy Roadshow, which will be shown on WYES Channel 12 New Orleans public television, starting January 2015, features the past embracing the future.
Finding the right location to build or relocate a business or plant requires special knowledge of the region's economy, trends and resources. Likewise, preparing and marketing a facility to attract the best industry-opportunity, entails a strong strategy, competitive knowledge and abilities.