The Flash appeared in India last week.
And I don’t mean the Marvel Super Hero or alter ego Barry Allen.
I mean Kate Middleton, who has officially branded herself now as a deranged serial flasher of lady parts and nether regions.
by Lou Gehrig Burett, Publisher of Fax-Net
‘Religious freedom’ bill up in House
Bossier City state Rep. Mike Johnson’s so-called “religious freedom” legislation passed in the Civil Law and Procedure Committee and will be considered on the House floor on Tuesday, April 19.
The controversial bill passed out of committee with all Republicans voting for it, including Johnson and state Rep. Alan Seabaugh, and the three Democrats on the committee voting against it, including Shreveport state Rep. Sam Jenkins.
Debate over state Rep. Thomas Carmody’s HB 944 raises complex questions about who decides what historical monuments remain on public property. Ultimately, drawing upon first principles of American government resolves these.
The bill goes into greater detail than state Sen. Beth Mizell’s SB 276, but like it makes a state commission the arbiter of whether local governments may move or remove monuments dealing with historical events and people. Carmody’s bill presumes that any such structure in place for at least three decades a local government cannot move without the body’s approval.
State residents may disagree about their favorite sports team or politician, but there is little disagreement about the value of Confederate monuments. The vast majority of Louisiana residents agree that the controversial New Orleans monuments should not be taken down. At least that is the obvious conclusion from a new poll by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab.
Politics is a rich man’s game– a game of kings of industry and scions of wealthy bootleggers. If you aren’t a king of industry or a bootlegger’s scion with money and you still want to be president, then you need to find a rich man to back you so that you can play the game.
by Jim Brown
One of the hot issues in the current session of the Louisiana Legislature, meeting at the state capitol in Baton Rouge, is the repeal of a law that currently mandates the wearing of a safety helmet when riding a motorcycle. Proponents of such a repeal site “freedom of choice” concerns, saying it should be an individual decision as to whether to wear or not wear a helmet. They say there should be no role for government to play in this decision. And I sure agree that the issue is one of freedom of choice (but read on).
The top two candidates, based upon recent polls, released details regarding their campaign contributions and cash-on-hand.
Based upon those recent polls, Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell lead the field of democrats and republicans.
by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
In North Korea, to the best of our knowledge about that closed society, political dissidents quietly disappear, rumored to receive a bullet to the back of the head.
In the old Soviet Union, dissidents were disposed of in similar fashion—with a bullet behind an ear. Today, Vladimir Putin apparently prefers the quieter—and cleaner—method of ricin-tipped umbrellas.
It was a good week for Donald Trump. He generated nationwide outrage over the tactics of the Colorado Republican Party, which canceled a “planned vote” and “sidelined” one million GOP voters. After a state convention, Colorado awarded all of their 34 delegates to Senator Ted Cruz.
by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
The stark contrast between bigoted demagoguery and compassionate pragmatism was never more evident than in separate actions taken over the past few days by politicians in state houses some 1400 miles apart.
Is Donald Trump whining about the GOP being corrupt and the election process being rigged? Or, does Trump have a legitimate case and, in fact, is winning by raising the issue?
In today's mailbag, the Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards is officially making a request to seek $100 million from the federal government for roads. A top advisor for tthe Edwards for Governor campaign, Elizabeth Wray, will chair the Women of Distinction luncheon chair and one of the women being honored is former Governor Kathleen Blanco. Mayor Mitch Landrieu has announced the grand opening of a major project on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, in New Orleans. The Louisiana Film Festival kicks off today.
In a John Bel Edwards press release, the Louisiana governor defended his budget proposal which he presented to the House committee today. Also, one Koch-supported organization, Americans for Prosperity has slammed the governor for claiming that taxes would be needed.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced his projected budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017.
After the legislature failed to raise sufficient taxes and make adequate cuts during the recent special session earlier this this, the Louisiana governor has issued what some might call a "doomsday budget" for higher education and healthcare.
Despite overwhelming support among the business community and a frenzy of positive coverage in the local media, Mayor Landrieu suffered a major loss at the polls on Saturday for his property tax proposal.
Some really terrific news hitting our mailbox today. An incredible business/entrepreneurship program, thanks to the efforts of Chris Schultz, called Collision; Big numbers from French Quarter Festival; New leadership for JEDCO; Flood assistance from the feds and Landrieu meets Obama official.