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BAD GROWTH Louisiana’s cities are not growing as well as some of the other states over the past seven years. The fastest growing, according to Wallet Hub, is New Orleans, ranked 168th. Lake Charles 216, Metairie 266, Lafayette 396, Baton Rouge 510, Shreveport 515.

bishop vidThe loud and emotional primal scream involving the NFL players, the American flag, President Donald Trump has subsided slightly due to the volume of other intervening events--yelling for attention and because various NFL teams have taken a different approach—take a knee before the National Anthem but stand when the music begins.

benson boogeyFor most of their 50 years, the New Orleans Saints have been a losing franchise. It took 20 years for the team to make the playoffs and other another 13 years to secure the first playoff victory. It took a total of 42 years for the team to finally win the Super Bowl. 

Brees had it right: Anthem is a time for unity, not protest!

On Thursday, I got a call from Doug Mouton, an old friend who is sports director of WWL-TV, asking if I would appear on the station’s popular “Fourth Down on Four” broadcast on Sundays after Saints games. I couldn’t turn him down because Doug’s been a friend since I came to the Saints at a time he was laboring at the bottom of the TV sports spectrum as a cameraman. Plus, a little visibility helps sell books as well as infusing some credibility into my website, speaking engagements and family discussions.

vikesleftIs the Saints’ descent predictable or fixable?

sinclairAccording to an organization that supports local media, one New Orleans television station might be at risk should a merger be approved by the federat government. That station, WGNO, an ABC affiliate, is among other statons that have been purchased by the conservative and pro-Donald Trump leaning network of TV stations, Sinclair.

unoAccording to the just-released annual report from the University of New Orleans, the job situation in New Orleans is better, the Port of New Orleans and New Orleans area tourism is strong, deplanement is increasing yet the population growth continues to only slightly tick up.

Landrieu monument tear downMr. Mayors and Governors, "Tear down those confederate monuments" Hearkening back to Ronald Reagan's epic urging of Mr. Gorbechev, in essence, that has been the cry by none other than the Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu

 

 

  Landrieu has received a tremendous amount of national exposure since taking a controversial public stand over the past couple of years. While his stock has gone up in the minds of the national media (Landrieu confederate monument hailed), back home, former supporters and certainly his detractors, are not pleased, to say the least.   Landrieu has used the issue along with his presidency of the powerful US Conference of Mayors and other government officials to try to push his fellow mayors to follow his footsteps.   One of the leading advocates to maintain the confederate monuments in New Orleans and elsewhere has been long-time columnist for Bayoubuzz and WGSO radio talk show host, Jeff Crouere, who has written columns about the issue, discussed it often on his conservative talk show and has played a instumental role in trying to stop the city from removing those monuments.   On the other side of the debate, Landrieu has been congratulated by national media for his efforts, which has fed into the prospects of his running for President, despite the increased unpopularity and anger, locally, primarily by those who oppose the monument removals Also, as fate would have it, the intense hostility has increased due to the pumping system failures caused by unexpected New Orleans flooding primarily due to administration neglect. The flooding problem has become heightened due to perceived dishonesty by various officials and the recent hurricane threats.elow are some of the articles and columns published by this website that have addressed the efforts by Mayor Landrieu, Crouere's responses and Landrieu's popularity increase nationally, yet, decrease locally, among those upset about the confederate monument issue and the unfortunate pumping problem: Here is a list of articles about Mitch Landrieu, about confederate monuments and recent New Orleans news

landrieu politicoLet it be said: New Orleans Mitch Landrieu has angered many in New Orleans and Louisiana with his recent controversy over taking down the confederate monuments.

compassIn the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, members of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) were ordered to confiscate legally owned firearms. Not only was it an illegal breach of the Second Amendment rights of New Orleans citizens, but it also deprived vulnerable hurricane victims the best means of protecting themselves. 

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