by Jim W. Miller
The way the first three quarters of the Saints season has gone, I’ve been expecting the “playing for pride” stories to emerge at any time. And, lo and behold, when I opened the local wipe on Sunday morning, there it was, right on schedule! The “playing for pride,” or PFP, story is a journalistic crutch which occurs when reporters covering a bottom-rung team have exhausted just about every other story idea possible.
Can Donald Trump win the GOP nomination? Will he?
As the Iowa caucuses approach, more people are saying yes, while, of course, others are scratching their heads, wondering what hit them, and exclaiming, “NO”.
With the Iowa caucuses getting closer and Donald Trump continuing to lead in the polls, the Republican Party power brokers are getting desperate.
Treasurer John Kennedy has issued this statement as he states that "Moody's Investors Service warned today that Louisiana has years of unresolved structural budget deficits and needs to act quickly in order to achieve credible balance"
Let the world know, there has never been a man sitting in the governor's chair, with so much potential to do right, than Bobby Jindal.
We all knew it. He was the superstar, the person who could, and would change Louisiana for the better, forever.
Well, let’s see, fellow Facebook friends. Are you on Cruz Facebook control?
Does barring entry to the United States, based on religion, violate US principles?
According to Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas Jeff Sessions of Alabama, David Vitter of Louisiana and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, the answer appears to be NO.
Confirming the worst-kept secret of the past month or so, yesterday state Rep. John Bel Edwards, the incoming governor, named Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne his commissioner of administration starting early next year. While perhaps intended to connote “bipartisanship” from the incoming Democrat in selecting a lifelong Republican for the most important appointive job in an administration, it merely provides a fig leaf for his true agenda.
by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
LouisianaVoice has learned that The Louisiana State Troopers Association (LSTA) has funneled more than $45,000 in political campaign contributions through LSTA Executive Director David T. Young since 2003 without the knowledge of the organization’s rank and file membership.
by Jim Brown
Huey Long was the best friend and supporter LSU ever had. He was called the father of the modern LSU by the Virginia Quarterly Review in commenting: “Huey stroked LSU as if he had been coddling a newborn pet elephant. During fiscal stringency in all other American states, Huey force-fed LSU with increasing appropriations.“ The Kingfish made no bones about his long-term goals for the state’s flagship university. “LSU’s going to be the Harvard of the South.”
Here’s going from the hot stove of the Louisiana Governor’s race to the crispy US Senate campaign frying pan.
Today, a new soldier entered the US Senate battlefield and another indicated a continuing interest in being in the number.
The Louisiana Republican Party has sent out an "URGENT" email to its members asking them to contact their legislature due to "strongarming" by the Governor-in-Transition, Jon Bel Edwards. Here is the press release:
The Louisiana legislature has determined that it is raining a major budget shortfall, thus, it has tapped into the "Rainy Day" Fund, as requested by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
The Rainy Day Fund, formally known as the Budget Stabilization Fund, is designed to help cover the state's budget shortfall.
Ever since Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal left the Presidential campaign, he has embarked upon the long journey of rehabilitating his miserable reputation in the state among voters. Thus, he has been hitting the road trying to explain how good of a job he has been doing while he governed this state via remote control. The latest is a press release his office has sent out regarding his meeting with the Vice President and CEO of Century Link, William E. "Bill" Bradley.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Long lists for president
There is a long list of candidates to choose from for president on the March 5 ballot among Democrats and Republicans.
On the GOP side, 14 candidates qualified for the Louisiana presidential preference primary. They are:
Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Tim Cook, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Peter Messina, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, and Donald Trump.
Terrorism, the threat of it, discussions about disallowing theoretically a billion of people into the United States, courtesy of Donald Trump, will bring out the worst in all of us.