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

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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house shock smallAnother shocking Senate poll

    On the heels of one shocking poll comes another.  Last week we reported on a poll conducted by Baton Rouge pollster Southern Media and Opinion  Research (SMOR).
    Now comes a poll from JMC Analytics and Polling,, headed up by John Couvillion of Baton Rouge.  But there is a big difference.  The SMOR poll was an independent poll, paid for by businessmen, lobbyists, and others.
    The JMC poll was apparently paid for by the John Fleming campaign, according to Steve Sabludowsky of Bayoubuzz.com and Tyler Bridges, a reporter for the Baton Rouge Advocate.

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tweets pinsonat 3These days, being a pollster is not easy.

For one, supporters of one of the other candidates (and often even the other candidates themselves) will always blast the pollster when they don’t like the poll.

 

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net 

Louisiana is considered a blood-red Republican state filled with conservative legislators.  Well, not as much now that Democrat John Bel Edwards was elected governor. But just how conservative are these Bayou State lawmakers?  We have the answer.

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

The money (U.S. Senate) race
    The race for the open Louisiana U.S. Senate seat will be an expensive one.  Incumbent U.S. Sen. David Vitter decided not to seek a third term.
    There will be a long list of candidates from both parties on the ballot this November, but presently the attention is centered around six, who are considered major candidates.

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timmy teepellBOUSTANY FOR VITTER

Senator David Vitter has just received the endorsement of another member of the Louisiana congressional delegation, Congressman Charles Boustany.  The Vitter campaign sent out the Congressman's endorsement, via an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the same email server as DavidVitter.com.  The endorsement, in part said: 

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voteThe 2012 Louisiana election season for the most part is a ho-hum, but, there is one election that is humming.

 

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jeffboatweb

It is a foregone conclusion that Republican Mitt Romney will capture Louisiana’s eight electoral votes. States get one electoral vote for each U.S. House District, plus two for the U.S. senators from the state.

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paperboyI guess we can put the newspaper battles being raged between The Advocate and the Times Picayune into the area of politics since, in reality, to some extent, the futures of South Louisiana, New Orleans area and Baton Rouge could be shaped by the paper war. 

 

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JeffLandry1As usual in these kinds of cases, the reason for the intensity of Louisiana’s Third House District contest between U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry is because they are so similar on the issues – which produces an opportunity actually to dissect and discuss the issues.

Trying for his fifth term, Boustany, from an old-line political family in Lafayette, got matched with freshman Landry, with a much newer political pedigree, because of redistricting brought about by Louisiana’s failure to grow much in population in the last decade. Both being Republicans in an area that has evolved into a solidly conservative national electoral district, one will win.

 

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