It is the Christmas holiday season throughout the world particularly in Washington DC where the political temperatures are always red-hot with anger and with communications between the two major parties, the Republicans and Democrats, always ice-cold.
Should the black activists such as Farrakhan and Sharpton be criticized and even blamed for their words that they have uttered after the recent incidents in Ferguson, Brooklyn and elsewhere that some believe are directly related to rights and killings?
by Jim Brown
Don’t let them tell you otherwise. Words matter. The old saying that “Sticks and stones can hurt my bones, but words can never hurt me?” Wrong! Dead wrong! Words can inflame, and the rhetoric can reach such a fever pitch, that violence erupts. And people can die. That’s what happened last week in New York City. A disturbed career criminal got so caught up in the speeches of hate and virulence that he took what he thought was revenge. And the blood on his hands is on many others all across this nation.
One of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s favorite activities (second only to trips to Iowa and New Hampshire) appears to be his now-routine exercise of mid-year budget cuts and hiring freezes.
But like any deft politician, he leaves himself wiggle room.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Fernando O. Rivera, MBA, FACHE, as the new Director of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS), effective January 11, 2015. Mr. Rivera will oversee the delivery of health care to more than 66,000 enrolled Veterans in 23 parishes of Southeast Louisiana.