You would think Louisiana Democrats would embrace Derrick Edwards as the perfect candidate for state treasurer. But the party’s litmus test plus its aversion to looking impotent instead makes him an outcast.
At its most recent meeting, the party’s executive committee failed to endorse Edwards despite his qualifying as the only Democrat in the contest. Moreover, he ticks off two victim class boxes, racial minority and person with disability; Democrats generally allege that American society discriminates against minorities and the disabled, mandating increased government efforts to redistribute resources their way. And, Edwards seems competitive as he polls in the lead for the spot.
Few people in America know how devastating a natural disaster might be more than those who lived through Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans, never could have come back as quickly as it has without the love and support from individuals from around the world, non-for-profit organizations and communities.
Today is Katrina Anniversary.
Twelve years ago today, it appeared at the time the world came to an end for so many of us.
by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI
Many have stepped up to help us over the years.
The horrific summer of 2005, dominated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, left an indelible mark on New Orleans and our entire coastal area that continues to influence many of our actions today. Hurricanes Gustav and Ike impacted most of our state just a few years later, triggering a collaborative effort that resulted in the largest evacuation in the nation’s history at the time.
On the 12th anniversary of the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, another killer storm is ravaging the states of Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but it is still packing a wallop. In some parts of the Houston area, over 50 inches of rain has been recorded, the highest total in history. The storm will cause havoc for at least another day before finally moving north.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
So many unanswered questions
Mayor Ollie Tyler’s administration’s proposed $150 million multi-use development along Cross Bayou, which was sprung on the city council and the public last week, has left a lot of unanswered questions.
Tomorrow is the Katrina Anniversary Year 12.
It is so frightening and horrifying to see that Houston and the State of Texas, the communities that cared for so many New Orleans citizens, twelve years ago, are now facing the same or very similar problems we then confronted.
President Trump could build a wall and might make Mexico pay for it, indirectly, if he constructed it out of solar panels and wind turbines. Equip the turbines with infrared motion cameras and long range omnidirectional microphones. Where the border is sensitive, capacity for human observation decks can be built into the turbines. Drones, also, could be turbine based and the wall could be fitted with satellite run gyros to lift, and turn, panels to enable them to track the path of the sun for utmost efficiency.
President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency for the State of Louisiana and has ordered assistance to the state.
According to numerous weather reports, the storm has already started to create heavy rain events upon the state with more to continue as Harvey continues an expected eastern course, away from Texas.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a statement regarding what is now called Tropical Storm Harvey which is dumping substantial amounts of rain onto Texas, causing catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas, including Houston.
As part of the "hate speech" vs "first amendment rights free speech debate", a far-right website was removed from the Internet by the hosting company after receving a protest letter.
The website? The neo-Nazi, White Supremacist site, Stormfront.com.
According to the party responsible for urging the removal of The Stormfront, the "website was used along with dailystormer.org to organize and encourage participation in the violent and fatal “Unite the Right” rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia."
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been very busy this week, preparing, even if the latest Hurricane, Harvey, is hundreds of miles away bruising the Texas coast and flooding southeastern parts of the state.