Kentucky win calmed an aggravated Saints fan
Yeah, I watched the Saints get pulverized Sunday by Tulane – or was it Nicholls? - but I wasn’t devastated. Why? Two reasons. Reason One, it was the first game of a long season, and how many times have we seen the better teams at the end of the season sleepwalking in September? In fact, last year the Saints lost their first two games, and Who Dat Nation was about to second-line off the Crescent City Connection when the team rocketed back into contention.
“Any man who tries to excite class hatred, sectional hate, hate of creeds, any kind of hatred in our community, though he may affect to do it in the interest of the class he is addressing, is in the long run with absolute certainty that class's own worst enemy.” Theodore Roosevelt
President Donald Trump excites hate. He admits it and even may view it as an invigorating tonic. In the long run, however, Trump’s supporters who felt enough like outsiders to elect him risk something worse than being forgotten when the tables turn. They risk being shunned for failure to takes the president in hand. Our economy is good, but health and safety are measured by more than the Dow and American ideals transcend coin.
We all know that there is a crisis in the Catholic Church right now. Allegations of sexually abusive clergy are pouring in worldwide. Unfortunately, the roots of this terrible tragedy engulfing the Catholic Church have strong ties to the Bayou Sate. Here's how National Public Radio in Minnesota titled their investigative story on sexual abuse by priests: “It All Began in Lafayette, Louisiana.” And it did, back in 1984.
To: President Trump
From: Jeff Crouere, Trump Delegate, LA Co-Chair, Talk Show Host
Date: September 7, 2018
Re: Helpful Suggestions
President Trump, it has been a rough few weeks. The “Deep State” has literally thrown everything including the kitchen sink at you, but, thankfully, you are still standing.
MUTINY! The polygraph machines will be coming to the White House soon because the deep state, it’s been revealed, lurks in the shallow end of the president’s own pool where there’s no lifeguard. It’s plain that Donald Trump has lost control of his government. The latest evidence of this failure comes from an anonymous but, purportedly, highly placed official who wrote a New York Times op-ed that depicts the West Wing as a crazy town. Could’ve asked our allies, but that’s another story.
Do you wonder who “Anonymous” is?
“Anonymous,” as in the author of the recent New York Times op-ed that criticizes President Donald Trump while simultaneously claiming to work for him, in a very high place.
I know who it is.
Today, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who previously condemned Donald Trump when they both were candidates for president has just written for publication a different view. Jindal contends that Trump, regardless as to how the President campaigned, is administering as a conservative.
Today, the White House, on full-court mode, has attacked the Democrats for what President Trump's administraton called, "an embarrassment". Here are the article passages it has promoted to the media and others and placed on its website:
The shoe company Nike made a rather unfortunate choice to be the “face” of their 30th anniversary campaign. Incredibly, the company chose journeyman quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the celebrated social justice warrior.
Kaepernick is more famous for his exploits as a protester than as a player. He started protesting the National Anthem after his career had taken a nosedive. With poor performance on the field, Kaepernick lost his starting job and was merely a backup.
As Labor Day approaches, Monday, and if you are a Louisiana resident, why not start the month of September 2018 off with a family outing--at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
Here is a press release from one of the greatest museums in the world:
The National WWII Museum is again showing its appreciation to local supporters by offering discounted admission to Louisiana residents. For the fourth consecutive year — during the entire month of September — locals will have the opportunity to enjoy the Museum’s exhibits and galleries for only half the price of a regular Museum Campus Pass.
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.