speech gunby Tom Aswell, Publisher of LouisianaVoice


As I listen all the gun rights advocates voicing support of the sacred Second Amendment, I find myself wondering how we have reached a point where their noise is allowed to drown out the pleas for common sense gun laws, i.e. bans on assault weapons, bump stocks, thorough background checks, etc.

george oprah gunsTomorrow, students from around the country will converge on Washington D.C. and other locations for the “March for Our Lives” rallies. The organizers are survivors of the horrific February 14th shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that resulted in the deaths of 17 people, both students and faculty members.

maness copSometimes, events occur where two people or entities you support, unfortunately, clash.  This situation seems to be the case this morning. Retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness, during our weekly Facebook Live discussion, talked about a reported incident that occurred last night in Pearl River, in which the conflict appears to be between the Sheriff’s Department and the US military veteran.

lopinto fortunatoThe campaign of John Fortunato, through its PR firm, Buisson consulting has issued a statement regarding the UNO poll that shows a major change in the vote for Jefferson Parish Sheriff.  The campaign appears to confirm the general accuracy of the UNO poll. Earlier today, Bayoubuzz published an interview with Dr. Edward Chervenak, of the University of New Orleans, who oversaw the poll. Here is the statement which acknowledges the margin of error and the fact that the poll is a dead heat, subject to the error margin. 

yenniWith less than two full days left in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, if the just-released University of New Orleans poll proves to be accurate, one can  easily cite one major factor for the outcome. Blame clearly would go to-a statement by candidate John Fortunato that he could support Mike Yenni. President. His opponent, Joe Lopinto said he would not. Mike Yenni, is the beleaguered Jefferson Parish President hit by a sex scandal involving a young man adult.

lopinto fortunatoAccording to a new UNO poll conducted by Ed Chervenak, Professor of Political Science, interim Sheriff Joe Lopinto has now overtaken John Fortunato with a 47-44 advantage. What is significant is the poll, only weeks ago had Fortunato up by double digits, 16 points.
Thursday, 22 March 2018 11:07
My Lai Vietnam tragedy and a Louisiana hero
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mylai 4Fifty years ago this weekend, the focus of the Vietnam war dramatically changed.  Many Americans were skeptical of why the war was necessary. There were scattered reports of American soldiers killing innocent civilians.  But some would argue bad things can happen during wartime, and that’s the price a nation must pay. Then came My Lai.

 dowdAnother change in Trumpland.

As per Axios:

President Trump's personal lawyer John Dowd has resigned as the head of the president's legal team for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, per the NYT.

Icantrell clearf LaToya Cantrell doesn’t do it, the state should.

The present New Orleans City Council member and incoming mayor, Democrat Cantrell during her campaign pledged maximal transparency from her administration. That promise got off to a rocky start when she made her transition team members sign nondisclosure agreements.

putin rollsHas the news media and many Republicans such as John McCain and others over-reacted to the latest controversy surrounding President Donald Trump involving Russia?

On Tuesday, Trump announced during the middle of an Oval Office meeting and in front of the news media, that he called President Vladimir Putin and congratulated him on his election victory.  Shortly afterwards, John McCain slammed the President for doing so. Others followed.

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