What would candidates Billy Nungesser or incumbent Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne do first if elected to the job of Lt. Governor this fall:
The two candidates were asked this question at a recent forum debate in front of the Alliance for good Government debate.
On a quiet week-day morning at the home office a few months ago came a knock at the door and, with it, my first personal contact with the great non-campaign of 2011. It was a college-student volunteer for Gov. Bobby Jindal, canvassing the neighborhood to spread the good word and to ask if the governor can count on my support and, also, if I wanted to volunteer for his campaign or just write him a check.
The Saints placed kicker Garrett Hartley on injured reserve on Tuesday, ending his season. They also cut DT Mitch King.
Another wonderful week has gone by! The victory of the Saints against the Texans made it a very memorable one. What a great game!
In this third segment of the debate for the Louisiana Lt. Governor’s spot between Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, the candidates were asked what can the Lt. Governor’s office do to create jobs that the Governor’s office is not doing.
“Their (Tea Party) stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What’s, what does that, what underlines that? Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here. …..It’s a racist thing.” Morgan Freeman, September 23, 2011, CNN interview with Piers Morgan.
In Jacksonville, Jaguars fans are criticizing the team's offensive approach, particularly against the previously winless Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said it may be time for an altered approach offensively. Del Rio is a former Saints linebacker and a member of Mike Ditka's coaching staff.
The Jaguars (1-2) ran 34 times and threw 21 passes in a 16-10 loss to the Panthers (1-2). Rookie Blaine Gabbert made his first start at quarterback for the Jags and he was 12-of-21 for 139 yards and one touchdown with one interception.
On September 25, 2006, ex-New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason stoked a fire under his football team with a courageous block of a punt which ended up becoming a touchdown only minutes into a historic moment. That one play sparked a rag-tag orphan of a team which on that night was returning to a rehabilitated Superdome, post Katrina. The emotional Saints went on to beat the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night football in front of millions of television viewers. It was a game that perhaps left more people with tears than cheers. Before then, people even wondered if this World’s Wonder of a building which housed thousands of Katrina refugees only the summer prior would ever be home to a professional team and certainly would not be the black and gold which had taken root in Oklahoma City. Even some well-respected voices openly shouted that the City of New Orleans was cursed, was too expensive to repair and should be forced to retire into oblivion
lt. dan choi, icon of the "don't ask don't tell" repeal movement keynote address at forum for equality acclaim awards ceremony, new orleans September 24
in an often humorous, moving and dramatic speech lt. dan choi made his first public address since the repeal of don't ask don't tell" went into effect, at the forum for equality acclaim awards ceremony honoring human and lgbt rights, in new orleans september 24.