steve_sabludowsky01Relax, my friends and faithrful readers. I know that many of you simply cannot let go of 2011 without reading my "trusted" predictions for the upcoming year.  So, await, no longer as "I Predict that in 2012...":

The New Orleans Saints do not go to the Super Bowl in 2012.  While they are playing their best football ever, they likely will need to beat either Green Bay or San Francisco (away from home) to get into the super shindig.  (I hope I am wrong).

doveBayoubuzz wishes all a very Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas and wonderful holiday season.  May there be peace on earth.  

Please watch our one minute Holiday card video below.  We do hope you enjoy.... Althea and Stephen Sabludowsky, Publishers of Bayoubuzz

It’s always nice to get an email from my friend, David… 

David-VitterYesterday, in my inbox came the following from Senator David Vitter, entitled “Encouraging Louisiana Republicans to make big, bold reforms”, which said… 

jindal-jeffBased upon a just-released poll by recent Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has the most favorable numbers of the major statewide elected officials, yet, as he enters his second term, he faces a frustrated state giving him a mixed report card for his past four years.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 16:37

The Makings of A Super Bowl in New Orleans

new-orleansImagine--only a few years away from the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina yet getting the opportunity to bid for the game of games, the NFL Super Bowl XLVII for 2013.

The big debates at the time was murder in the streets, if the Saints are for real, whether the city could maintain a recovery and if the New Orleans Hornets would remain in the Big Easy.  Today, the big controversies are still skyrocketing crime and whether the Hornets will call New Orleans its home but for now, the recovery is moving forward and the Saints are heavenly.

robideauxIt's one of those days...Louisiana House of Rep. Joel Robideaux is a "no-go"-- as in NOT going forward to fight for the "Independence of the House of Representatives" to keep its separation of powers from the Executive Branch--by fighting Governor Jindal's hand-pick choice for Speaker.  
 

The economic toll from the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico is beginning to mount. On July 28, Baker Hughes, an international oilfield services company based in Houston, announced that it was moving 300 of its employees and 25 percent of its assets out of Houston.

jim_brownThe “Rally for Economic Survival,” organized and orchestrated by the oil industry drew thousands to the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana last week.  “No Moratorium” and “Drill baby Drill” were the T-shirt slogans of the day.  State officials made no bones about their willingness to have an open slugfest with the federal government.  As the Lt. Governor ranted: “We are not going down without a fight.”  All well and good, and there are certainly logical arguments against a long-term moratorium in the Gulf.

BP Oil Spill Update @ 1:21 pm

According to BP, the oil cleanup is going well, using new technologies;  Also, the company expects their claims payments to total at least $60M and they are going to begin mailing on Friday

jeffcrouere_150_200Today, President Obama is heading to New York for a taping of the ABC afternoon program, “The View.” This marks the first time a sitting President has appeared on a daytime television talk program.

 

What a historic occasion for a President who has been a regular on the late night comedy shows and “Saturday Night Live.” In fact, Obama is just visiting with old friends as he appeared on the program and Oprah’s show during the presidential campaign.

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