Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at Ringside Politics.
It has been another disastrous week for President Obama. In a new Fox News poll, the President’s approval rating is at 38 percent, the lowest score of his presidency. Americans are unhappy with his handling of the economy, healthcare, and foreign policy. In effect, people are dissatisfied with his entire agenda because nothing is working.
Yes, Lee Greenwood the flag still stands for freedom, but our politically correct educators are taking it away. Just when it seems, the disease of political correctness cannot get any worse, it does. On Thursday, a federal court sided with a northern California high school that prevented students from wearing American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.
Goodbye Piers, you condescending British jerk! After three insufferable years, the anti-gun crusader has finally been forced out as the host of the coveted 8 p.m. (CST) weekday slot on CNN.
The unfortunate saga of Marigny homeowner Merritt Landry continues as an Orleans Parish Grand Jury refused to decline charges against him. While they did not indict Landry, he remains in legal limbo. With the grand jury concluding their deliberations, the Landry case will be presented to the next grand jury that is convened.
The knock out game has come to New Orleans with a vengeance in recent weeks. Despite police denials, there have been several recent attacks that have all of the hallmarks of the vicious knock out game. In the past several weeks, in the tourist hotspot of the French Quarter, innocent individuals were targeted by black youngsters. These victims were not robbed, but were severely beaten and sent to the hospital in a coma.
Yesterday, in an overwhelming victory for federal prosecutors, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on 20 of 21 corruption counts. A jury convicted Nagin of bribery, wire fraud, money laundering and filing false tax returns. The former Mayor could face decades in prison and will be sentenced on June 11, his 58th birthday.
The biggest child star in history passed away last night. Shirley Temple Black died at the age of 85, surrounded by family.
As the star of 57 short and feature length films, Shirley Temple mesmerized America with her cute looks, her singing and dancing and her ability to cry on cue. Her films helped Americans deal with the ugliness of the depression and escape the harsh realities of their lives. In Shirley Temple movies, there would always be a happy ending, just what the country needed during that difficult time period.
It is not often that a television network forces a ratings leader off the air; however, it happened with Tonight Show host Jay Leno. Despite being number one in the ratings for almost two decades, NBC decided to replace Leno with younger comedian Jimmy Fallon.
After five years as President, Barack Obama has perfected the art of shifting blame. He almost never accepts responsibility for his mistakes. However, every blue moon, the President does admit failure, but only when he has no other alternative. For example, it took a massive meltdown in his poll numbers for the President to finally admit his promises about Obamacare were not being fulfilled.
Four years ago, voters in New Orleans cast ballots as the Saints were on the road to the Super Bowl. As can be expected, the Mayor’s race was an afterthought.
This year, the election season has been incredibly compact. After qualifying in mid-December, there were the holidays, the Saints’s march to the playoffs, and the winter ice storm. As a result, many voters don’t even realize there is an election tomorrow in New Orleans.