Whether Barack Obama is a Christian or not has been a raging debate for years. He claims he is a Christian, but continues to offer praise for Islam. Few people ever see him visiting a church today, but we do know that he spent two decades attending the church of the most radical pastor in American, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who blamed America for the 9/11 attacks and regularly spewed anti-Semitic, anti-white and anti-American rhetoric. Needless to say, the President’s foundations as a Christian are troubling.
You know spring is almost here when the Young Leadership Council releases its schedule for its fabulous YLC Wednesday at the Square, when new music stands are announced for the French Quarter Festival, when the ever-growing Idea Village invites the community to its magnificent annual Big Idea event. It is always good news, anytime of the year, when announcements are made about summits and conventions in the Big Easy, as Workboat Summit did today. Here is today's Louisiana Business Shorts, which is a compilation of press stories:
During the Puritan era, women convicted of adultery were forced to wear the Scarlet “A” on their dresses at all times to publicly shame them for their crime. Today, Republicans who support any form of revenue increase are branded with the Scarlet “T” by their opponents and fervent ant-tax groups for their unpardonable sin of supporting TAXES. Being stuck with the Scarlet T can be fatal to a Republican, particularly during a primary election when GOP candidates are trying to position themselves as furthest to the right with the party faithful.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Being No. 2 is OK...for some
Some politicians believe that being the No. 2 most powerful elected official in the state is just fine. We’re talking, of course, about the race for Louisiana Lt. Governor.
Having reviewed the implications of financial reporting for Louisiana statewide candidates’ chances for the governor’s and attorney general’s contests, it’s time to review the last of the hotly contested races to date, lieutenant governor. (It’s unlikely strong challengers will emerge to battle incumbents for the jobs of Secretary of State, Commissioner of Insurance, and Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, and add to this list of competitive races, Treasurer, if incumbent John Kennedy chooses not to run for governor.)
We’re just punchy about our panel this Thursday night at the Eiffel Society.
Jeff Crouere and I kick off the 2015 Politics with a Punch season with our political comedy show and it promises to be one full of teasing pokes and friendly upper-cuts.
Imagine the next Louisiana gubernatorial candidate making this campaign speech pronouncements:
“For too long, our state’s leaders have only looked out for themselves and their own self-interests”.
With Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal's administration days away from releasing its plan to deal with an unbearable $1.6 budget shortfall, what is a state to do?
According to State Treasurer John Kennedy, don't cut higher ed any more.
by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI
Relationships can be easy to start but difficult to end.
The trepidation that comes with breaking a heart or hurting a friend can incentivize a person to stay in a relationship that is clearly not working. In the younger years, these moments deliver some strong life lessons as we move from adolescence to adulthood. In the later part of our lives, the ending of a relationship can more likely come in the form of losing a family member or dear friend to sickness, a painful life lesson we all will experience at some point.
President Obama keeps lecturing us about “how to treat” ISIS, that nasty group of murderous terrorist thugs.
“Don’t grant terrorists legitimacy by labeling them ‘Islamic,’” scolds Obama from the headlines.