kaepernickBY JIM W. MILLER

We all know the lament, and some of us have been writing about it for almost four years. Will Drew Brees, one of the NFL’s all-time great quarterbacks, go down in history as another Archie Manning? Great player on an average team. Sure, Brees won a Super Bowl which puts him in kind of a purgatory of greatness. Certainly higher than Archie, who never enjoyed a winning season in New Orleans, but not quite the Beulah Land of Peyton or even Eli, if you’re counting championships. 

cantrellThe major story line coming out of the New Orleans Mayor’s race this weekend, after Saturday’s election day is that after almost 300 years of existence, New Orleans will be run for the very first time in history, starting next year, by a woman, either Desiree Charbonnet or LaToya Cantrell.  Not only are they females, but they also are African American. Thus, not only will the first female Mayor run City Hall, but, she is black.

BagnerisCampaignMight the Confederates forces be rising again this New Orleans elections—which is tomorrow?

Perhaps.

tidmore homeThe first phase of the New Orleans elections and particularly the New Orleans Mayor's race will be decided tomorrow as voters go to the polls. The ultimate question at ths point is--who's going to make the runoff in the Mayor's race?

hilton riversideGreat; just as New Orleans finally has struggled past its pre-Hurricane Katrina tourism benchmarks, it takes a step backwards with an unnecessary escalation in some lodging prices that will deter visitors.

That will happen as a result of unionization of its largest hotel, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. UNITE HERE and management currently negotiate a contract for around 500 workers, although bringing them into the cartel’s fold increases union penetration into the city’s overall hospitality industry only to four percent.

landrieu allianceToday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu rebuked the Donald Trump administraton over the issue of whether the city is in full compliance with the federal immigration law. Landrieu stated that his claim of full compliance has been confirmed by the Trump administration and that New Orleans would not follow the mandates of the administration regarding sanctuary cities.

landrieu mayors usn response to President Donald Trump’s executive action impacting the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Mitch Landrieu, the U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement:

landrieu endorsement mayor new orleans city councilSo the  New Orleans Mayor’s Race endorsement debate is over, at least, that controversy which has occupied the minds of many speculating who two-term Mayor Mitch Landrieu might support to replace him.

Yesterday Landrieu formally decided not to support any candidate for Mayor of New Orleans, as he released his endorsements, which did not include the position of Mayor.

 

new orleans closed hurricane nateAfter Mayor Mitch Landrieu was in Aspen for the August 5th flood and in New York for the latest boil water alert, he made sure he was in New Orleans

Landrieu closes New Orleans due to Hurricane Nate

for the “perilous” Hurricane Nate. In preparation, the Mayor sent out breathless news releases about all of his emergency orders and held countless press conferences to let everyone know he was in charge. 

After two weeks of slamming Desiree Charbonnet for New Orleans Mayor, after she cancelled her appearance at its Voice PAC's forum at Loyola University on September 27th, the organziation, founded by businessman Sidney Torres, who has launched into a full scale attack against her, has just released a poll showing she is trailing New Orleans Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell by two percent.  

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