In October, a new movie, First Man, will debut. It is already generating rave reviews from the movie critics. Unfortunately, it is not historically accurate. The movie is about Neil Armstrong, the American astronaut who made history as the first man to step foot on the moon. The movie tells his incredible story, but omits one key aspect of his moon landing on July 20, 1969. The movie does not show Armstrong firmly planting the American flag on the moon’s barren surface.
The moon landing occurred after a decade of tremendous spending and commitment by three presidential administrations. On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy famously announced the goal of sending an American astronaut to the moon by the end of the decade. Kennedy’s goal was realized eight years later in an event that captured the world’s attention.
More eloquent words than any found here best describe John McCain’s life, character, faith, and love of country. McCain’s America looked forward with optimism to being a better place, and if something was wrong no one man, alone, was capable of fixing it. That was the people’s job, all of us together, respectful of one another, even in the midst of raucous debate, searching to find what unites, rather than what divides. McCain lived a life of hope, eschewing despair even in the most despairing of circumstances. For that he was a great American.
While Donald Trump should get credit for continuing the President Obama US economic recovery and while he absolutely deserves credit for expanding it with deregulations and corporate tax cuts, the harm he is doing in other areas cannot be overstated.
In the past week, I have become even more convinced that he is not only very weak on crime but is creating more FAKE scandal for political purposes. Of course, I should also add to the mix his incredible inability to get beyond his own sense of self which was on full display this weekend until yesterday after war hero and extraordinary US Senator, John McCain, passed away.
In elections, Americans usually have an overriding issue on their minds: the economy. In 1992, for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, famed political consultant James Carville coined the phrase, “It’s the Economy Stupid!” to highlight their focus.
After the successful Desert Storm operation in the Persian Gulf, Americans were renewing their attention on the economy in 1992. In that election, the economy was in a tailspin and a recession was dampening the financial prospects for millions of Americans.
In our nation’s history, only two U.S. Presidents have been impeached by the House of Representatives: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Both remained in office, surviving a trial in the U.S. Senate. Of course, President Richard Nixon resigned before he would have surely faced impeachment and removal from office.
In the last few days, the possibility of impeachment of the President has been continually raised by the corrupt, biased and liberal mainstream news media infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome. In fact, on Wednesday August 22, from 6 a.m. until Midnight, according to the Media Research Center, the words “impeachment” or “impeach” were used a ridiculous 222 times.
Good news for the State of Louisiana and politically, for Governor John Bel Edwards and others in the legislature.
One of the remnants from the Jindal administration is now history.
Current Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser has brought up an interesting idea. Have the governor and the lieutenant governor run together on the same ticket. Such a system exists in a majority of states across the nation.
As Nugesser states: “The ticket idea seems to work well in other states. We ought to consider it. The only way I can do the best job I can do is to have a good working relationship with the governor.”
“Stupid is as stupid does.” It’s a big disappointment that Donald Trump’s downswing is being precipitated by a Playboy Bunny and a porn star. That’s nowhere near as sexy as high-tech hacking, fake news, and ultra-sophisticated espionage against a political enemy. The latter are activities worthy of a president’s downfall. The other stuff is everyday human foible, the kind of thing the guy at end of the bar has to explain to his wife.
“Why can’t we be treated like the Middletons?”
It’s a good question—and Thomas Markle, Jr. recently asked it.
You remember Thomas Markle, Jr.. He’s the ginger-haired American fellow who wrote Prince Harry a letter warning him to marry Tom’s half-sister, Meghan Markle, at his peril.
And you may remember Trevor Engelson. He’s the ginger-haired American fellow who used to be married to Meghan Markle. Trevor, a Hollywood producer, married Meghan Markle at his peril after seven years of living together. Following a splashy beach wedding in the pricey Ocho Rios Jamaican resort, Meghan mumbled something about things being too long-distance with her living in Toronto and him living in Los Angeles, sent Trevor back her wedding rings by post, dated some sports figures, filed for divorce…or, wait, was it, filed for divorce and then dated some sports figures?
Whenever any innocent American is murdered, it is a tragedy as family members and friends have lost a loved one. However, when such a horrendous crime is committed by an illegal immigrant, it is especially tragic.
If only our nation’s immigration laws were enforced, the victim would still be alive. This is true in the case of Mollie Tibbetts, a beautiful Iowa college student, who was allegedly killed by an illegal immigrant. This young woman should be alive today enjoying her life. Instead, she is being mourned as the latest victim of an illegal immigrant.
Louisiana is having a bad “hair week” it seems in overall rankings as Wallet Hub releases its rankings for best and worst states to have a baby, attend a community college and woman’s equality. The results? Not very good.
WalletHub also released its best cities to retire. New Orleans led Louisiana with a 19th spot rank.
On Tuesday, August 21, the Louisiana High Auto Rates Task Force held its first meeting at the Department of Insurance. The newly appointed task force was formed to look into high auto insurance rates in the State of Louisiana and make recommendations to the legislature for actions to lower rates. The 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature passed a House Concurrent Resolution (HCR 47) and Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR 55) urging and requesting the Louisiana Department of Insurance to assemble a task force to address the high cost of auto insurance during the 2018 Regular Session.
On Tuesday, LED Secretary Don Pierson issued the following statement about Bell Helicopter’s lack of performance at its aircraft assembly center in Lafayette, Louisiana, where the company first proposed assembling 505 JetRanger X helicopters and later proposed substituting 525 Relentless helicopter subassembly operations.
On Tuesday, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) released the 20th edition of its Legislative Scorecard highlighting the leaders who voted for a solid foundation of policies that promote economic growth and job creation across the Pelican State.
For the greater New Orleans region, Sen. Conrad Appel (R-Metairie) and Reps. Patrick Connick (R-Marrero), Raymond Garofalo (R-Chalmette), Kirk Talbot (R-River Ridge), and Polly Thomas (R-Metairie) were named “Most Valuable Policymaker” (MVP) for earning a perfect score on major legislation that affected the state’s economy. Reps. Stephanie Hilferty (R-Metairie), Cameron Henry (R-Metairie) and Julie Stokes (R-Kenner) were named “LABI All-Stars” for scoring 90 percent or higher on legislation selected for analysis. Rep. Joseph Marino (I-Gretna) was given a “LABI Honorable Mention” for scoring 80 percent or higher on bills selected for the Scorecard analysis.