Remember the echo can chamber? Way back, before Al Gore invented the Internet, one way that kids would talk to one another would be by stringing two cans together. The words would go out of the mouth of the speaker, hit the back of the can, vibrate along the string, hit the other can's end and within micro-seconds, and somewhat miraculously, enters the ear of the other guy holding up the can.
Things have changed.
Nowadays, one can say something and before one can look for a string, the words are dissiminated around the world, via email, twitter, facebook post and yes, even by cell phone and snail mail.
As predicted, a major drug bust takes place at the southern border and the Donald Trump relief force and the build-a wall-or-else-crowd goes into high gear.
Just read it on twitter.
From Bill O’Reilly to members of the Freedom Caucus to the MAGA HAT crusaders--the cry has been very succinct: If the smuggling of drugs that could kill 57 million people is not a national emergency, then what is?
For those keeping score, the American Foreign policy and intelligence Super Bowl reveals that the President's Intel Chiefs are not willing to be benched as to the way they see the world. However, the President hired them all and can fire them all without cause. And he can publicly insult their individual and collective intelligence as he has done to others in his administration who have disagreed with him.
Deciding to run for office Running for elective office is not for those operate life impulsively.
It is a process.
It’s slightly different to running for re-election or for that matter, deciding to use existing good name recognition to propel into another political contest.
It’s a major lifestyle decision.
Is the Congressman Ralph Abraham-salary attack, a bridge too far?
How far and how long should a campaign pledge go?
In one respect, that is the issue as the Democratic-based American Bridge once again slammed Republican gubernatorial candidate, Ralph Abraham.
Does Mitch have the itch?
Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, that is.
Is he itching to put his name in the Democratic Party pool of wannabees who are launching presidential campaigns, it appears, now by the droves. Over the past two weeks, starting with Elizabeth Warren, the names of presidential campaign “expectees” are jumping in or making it known that their respective campaigns are under serious consideration.
So you want to know how we should fix this crazy DC shutdown?
I'm glad you asked. It's really simple. It's amazing that the protagonists just don't see it the way I do. Here’s the plan:
First, let me side with the Democrats on the proposition that we shut down the shutdown. We can get the FDA working, our airports out of fear, our government contractors paid and all of the many obligations that the federal government has assumed now for decades, back on the job.
Louisiana is going into its fourth year of John Bel Edwards at its helm. The first three years have been quite rocky, in large part due to his predecessor, Governor Bobby Jindal, leaving a major budget deficit that needed filling. As a result, numerous special sessions, a few totally unsuccessful, ultimately balanced the budget. Today, Edwards, a Democrat, says the days of raising taxes are over, that the budget has been stabilized.
President Donald Trump’s net approval rating of Louisiana voters has plummeted over the roughly two years that he has presided over the nation.
According to a Morning Consult poll of registered voters, released Monday morning, Trump’s net approval sits at 13 percent, that is, positive minus negative rating.
His overall rating nationwide sits at 44 percent approval, versus 52 percent disapproval.
Video Streaming to win elections and political campaigns
I have been using online streaming for roughly seven years when Google Hangouts first became public. As one of the early adopters of social media streaming, first hangouts, then Periscope & Twitter, then Facebook Live and Facebook news feed, I have seen the incredible evolution of these technologies.
I am proud to say that I am one of the first to learn how to create a video stream in real-time and talk political radio programs, multi-person streaming and simulcast streaming which amounts to streaming to more than one social media location, such as Twitter, periscope, youtube, facebook timelines, groups, and pages, all at once.
Through my website, Bayoubuzz.com, we published video streaming shows using the full array of technologies and lately, our preference is Facebook Live. Keep in mind, the key is not just utilizing the basic Facebook Live technologies to make this happen, it is also, using other related technologies such as captioning, bringing in tweets, Facebook posts into the conversation, to make the show more TV-oriented.
Above are just some of the Facebook Live interviews and conversations I have done with a variety of people. They involve winning elections, Louisiana politics, US politics, business, Donald Trump issues and so much more.
Take a look at some of our shows. Keep in mind, a political campaign, a candidate, an organization of any type can use the best in online streaming to connect with audiences, something that has never been done before with such specificity and interactivity.
These videos show the evolution of the technologies. Some have worked beautifully, others, well, not as well as others. It is all a learning process, but the technology works and is only getting better.
If you have any questions, just comment me.