Interestingly and apparantly, carping about the Asian fish invasion in the Great Lakes should not be taken lightly. The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, LABI, has taken a position regarding the spread of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes and surrounding waterways, although the focus of the controversy is hundreds of miles away from the state.
Below is a press release from the major business and industry organization in Louisiana.
The U.S. Supreme Court just heard arguments in MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP, LTD., ET AL., vs. COLORADO CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION, a case that will determine if bakery shops will be required to make wedding cakes for homosexual couples. The resulting decision is bound to be divisive and, once again, Justice Anthony Kennedy, likely, will be the determining vote.
The Republican Judge Roy Moore run for US Senate against Democratic candidate Doug Jones is generating significant anger throughout the country. This fury is exhibited by many—from those for and those against the controversial former Alabama Supreme Court Justice. The target of this enmity is not just Moore but towards the Republican National Committee. This week, the RNC changed course in the race once President Donald Trump flip-flopped on the controversial candidate who some call, a pedophile. Now both back Moore, changing the momentum in the contest in favor of the former justice who was removed twice from the court.
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) has good news to report for the Capitol city area regarding its economy. Today, it presented its 2018 Economic Outlook at its Regional Stakeholders Breakfast. The report is available online at brac.org/reports.
Below is the press statement released by BRAC which shows that progress is being made, regional jobs are growing and the business environment is improving:
There is a cloud hanging over the head of the New Orleans Mayor-Elect LaToya Cantrell. In the campaign, she was criticized for her questionable and frequent use of a city credit card. In total, Cantrell spent $107,000 on her city-issued credit card since 2013. This was the highest total among the seven New Orleans city council members. Of that amount, Cantrell only reimbursed the city $9,000 for expenses that were deemed personal in nature. Even worse, approximately $4,000 was repaid right before she qualified for the Mayor’s race.
How does the process in passing the Republican tax plan and its attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act compare with the actual passage of Obamacare during 2009 to March 2010?
For years, Republicans have slammed the Obamacare legislative process, Congress not reading the legislation, it being passed without the support of the people. Speaker of the House's Nancy Pelosi's statement about passing the bill into law so they know what's in it might go down as the one of the most-quoted political lines for American history.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Keeping up with AG Landry?
It’s no secret that Attorney General Jeff Landry has his eyes set on the governor’s office (Read: Senator Kennedy jockeying for governor run with Governor Edwards, reform slam?)
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, publisher of Fax-Net
Gov. John Bell Edwards did not take kindly to criticism of the state’s Justice Reinvestment Act by Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy.
The senator’s comments that he didn’t think the state Corrections Department can handle implementation of the act came at a most inopportune time. The governor and a bipartisan delegation were in Washington to meet with legislators and the White House about the innovative program.
Can the President of the United States and particularly in this case, Donald J. Trump, be charged and therefore found guilty of obstruction of justice?
This is, perhaps the ultimate question, in trying to find wrongdoing on the part of the Commander and Chief. That issue recently has also gone into more strict scrutiny since it has been reported that the Trump legal team is raising this very question as a defense, as the Mueller probe continues. Last week, Michael Flynn pleaded guilty representing the fact he was working with the Special Counsel in the Russian investigation.
Now that the Republican tax reform acts have passed both the US House and the US Senate, the focus turns to the issue of which provisions are ultimately adopted by the conferees and, of course, the US Congress.
If you live in Jefferson Parish, do you have the heart to learn how to be a Medical Assitant (MA) in the area of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Phlebotomy and EKG?
If so, Ochsner Health System, Jefferson Parish and Louisiana Workforce Commission might have the opportunity for you:
Good news for New Orleans as it approaches its 300 year anniversary. The national publication, Business Insider has named New Orleans to a list of 11 U.S. cities to which "Millennials are flocking…in droves.”
Michael Flynn copped so everyone can intuit what’s coming. The tearful dodger, just before Marine One lifts off from the South Lawn this one last time with him aboard, weeps about how it was all done for the forgotten ones, the poor, the meek, the mild, the humble, and, those in need of a savior, a benevolent dictator, now fallen from grace. GoFundMe campaigns will spring up like wildflowers after a Spring rain, to help poor Mr. Trump rebuild from the ashes of a torched brand. Melania, lovely, as always, will stand by her husband wearing signature sunglasses and show stoic grace, if no tears, at the end of the greatest heist in American history.
Ok, it's Friday afternoon, a big news day, and time to sound off.
So, Donald Flynn is in—the hands of Robert Mueller, the special counsel. No matter how the Trump loyalists want to spin it, this is horrible news for the Trump administration.
When I say spin, that is exactly what I am seeing.
Here is just one sample of a tweet that is on point, from chief apologist, Jeffrey Lord.
While the media is celebrating the announcement that former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, a bigger scandal was practically ignored.
On Thursday, Judicial Watch released 29 pages of FBI emails on the infamous meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the tarmac of the Phoenix airport.
As the great John Maginnis, used to say, “I owe it all to the material”, so does political cartoonist like Fred Mulhearn,
Earlier this week, I interviewed Mulhearn, about his work and his new book “Looziana Political Cartoons”, that is a compilation of his cartoons.