• President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
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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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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:03

scaliseAccording to Politico, Steve Scalise of Metairie Louisiana has been discharged from the hospital.

According to the Politico email, Scalise, the House Whip  "was discharged from the hospital on Tuesdayand will now begin "intensive inpatient rehabilitation," his doctors at MedStar Washington Hospital Center announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:23

fb botsPolitics, government, policy-oriented issues are quickly evolving in the digital age.

Recently, Jim Brown, a Louisiana political expert with over twenty-eight years of experience as a State legislature and statewide elected-official and Bayoubuzz publisher Stephen Sabludowsky talked about the fast-evolving technologies.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 08:18

sessions trumpAttorney General Jeff Sessions, one of President Donald Trump’s most ardent and earliest supporters, is on the chopping block because he stands in the way of Trump’s desire to end the Russian investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Sessions was well  regarded by colleagues but, unfortunately for him, gave up a senate seat he’d held for 20 years to serve the man who, now, is forcing him out after just six months in office.

 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 13:52

trump ruleToday, I argued with a friend of mine on Facebook about Donald Trump’s Boy Scout speech yesterday.

My friend said Trump might be unconventional but that is why people voted for him.  He also claimed the media is making too much out of it—denouncing them and claiming it’s just another time the media has gone into a frenzy.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 11:57

New Orleans and one of its most famous favorite sons is on full display in the New York Times today—Allen Toussaint.

 

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