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Bayoubuzz's political mailbox is getting cluttered, lately.

Now that the season of eggnog and fireworks have passed, that Election season is almost official begun, that the Democrats control half of the lawmaking up in DC capitol, it seems like everybody wants to get in a word or two, or three.  Email is obviously the still the best way to communicate with the media, hoping the letter sent, gets circulated as expected. Yes, email is, at least for now, the PR megaphone of choice.. 

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For as far back as I can remember, comparisons have been made between Louisiana’s state capital city and Austin, Texas. In the 1960s the population of both cities was about the same.  Austin and Baton Rouge were the homes of both the centers of state government and the location of each state’s major university. Both cities were laid back and growing at an average southern pace.  So how do they rate today?

Austin has become one of the fastest growing cities in America.  The University of Texas is ranked as one of the top public universities in the nation with an endowment that rivals number one Harvard.  US News and World Report just released their national rankings as the best place in American to live. Their number one ranking?  Austin, Texas. And the icing on the cake came in the recent announcement that Apple will invest over one billion dollars on a new high-tech campus.  Apple will create in Austin 5000 new jobs that will increase to 15,000 employees with an average salary of $150,000. The Texas hub was also just named as on one of the top five places to retire in the U.S.

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The 116th Congress will be one for the record books, but not in a positive way. Already, one member of Congress, U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), has used a vulgar expletive to refer to the President of the United States. Her vow to “impeach the mother…er” was greeted by cheers from a group of progressive supporters at a reception Thursday night. This type of insult is certainly unprecedented in recent political history.

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We’re hitting the last day of  2018, with thousands of men and women on furlough or staying on their jobs without pay due to a government shutdown.  Wouldn’t it be nice if, just for one last day of 2018, we could make sense of this border wall debate separating them from their paychecks?  

Can't we, as a New Year's resolution, make up our mind that common sense and facts prime over politics? 

Apparently not.

After all, we’re talking about The Wall. 

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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.

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I can’t do it. Not with this governor, at least.

On his call-in radio program last week, Gov. John Bel Edwards fielded a question about changing Louisiana’s blanket primary system. The Democrat said, “Somebody has got to really come in and convince me that there is something that I am unmindful of in terms of a benefit that we would have if we went back to that system.” 

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Donald Trump didn't know he's everybody's President
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by Tom Aswell, Publisher of LouisianaVoice.com

(Editor’s note to Trump supporters: before you go bat-s**t crazy and start pounding me with your rants, please click on the links in boldface blue. In the past, it seems LouisianaVoice critics haven’t bothered to read the material I’ve so generously provided for them in the knowledge they won’t find the material on Faux News. Of course, when you read the linked stories, you’re free to comment as always.)

Just when you think it can’t possibly get more bizarre with this POTUS….it does.

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Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I always do.  A New Year always brings with it promise and uncertainty, but this coming year brings with it a greater foreboding than we have experienced in the past.  The Chinese have a saying: “May you live in interesting times.” But their definition means dangerous or turbulent. We in Louisiana and throughout America certainly live in “interesting” times today.

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Leaving on Christmas night, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to American troops serving in Iraq. It was a trip that made a very positive impact on the troops, who warmly greeted the President and Mrs. Trump. Not surprisingly, the visit drew criticism from the liberal media because some of the troops displayed “Make America Great Again” hats and asked the President to sign them. Of course, the same liberal media said nothing when then President Barack Obama signed his picture for our troops.

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Isn’t it interesting?

Some of the same people who excoriated President Barack Obama for pulling the troops out of Iraq are now either silent or are applauding President Trump’s yanking our military out of Syria, immediately. Oh, and soon, out of Afghanistan.

Back then, Trump led the charge. Every opportunity, he blamed Obama for taking steps that were feckless and weak

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