I am so elated that Christine O’Donnell put those people in their placeS last night when she said during the Delaware debate for U.S. Senate that her personal belief is “irrelevant”.

All of this time, I mistakenly thought that personal beliefs and what our candidates do absolutely should influence how we select our school boards, our legislatures, our Congresses and even our Presidents.

 

Does the White House still support Cedric Richmond for the 2nd Congressional District seat?

On Tuesday, Republican Congressman Joseph Cao's press consultant, Cheron Brylski released this statement which she annonced as "Breaking News"

jeffcrouereYesterday, U.S. Congressman Joseph Cao (R-New Orleans) scored a major coup by receiving an endorsement from State Representative Juan LaFonta (D-New Orleans), who finished second in the second congressional district Democratic Party primary. In his statement, LaFonta clearly implied that the Democratic primary winner State Representative Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans) was corrupt. LaFonta said "I stand against corruption because it is at the very root of our recovery problem… I was elected to serve people and stand against those who use their public offices to serve themselves while the rest of us struggle to rebuild our lives.”

 

Thursday, 14 October 2010 09:35
LSU Tigers: McNeese St., Auburn, Alabama And BCS
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staton1There is talk around Baton Rouge that the Tigers (6-0) are primed for another national championship run, but I can't buy that just yet. But they do have a schedule that sets up nicely. McNeese State is coming to Tiger Stadium on Saturday night (Fox Sports Net, 6 p.m.) and the Tigers will get to do some work on their offense and give some younger players some game time before traveling to Auburn for another must-watch thriller. Then the Tigers get a much-needed bye week and prepare for Alabama and Nick Saban's return to Tiger Stadium.  Following the Crimson Tide, the Tigers face off against the likes of Louisiana-Monroe and Ole Miss to end a three-game home stretch. The Tigers then travel to Little Rock to finish their season against Ryan Mallett and Arkansas in what has become a increasingly intense rivalry. The Tigers, four home games out of their final six at home is an advantage they may need to climb in the BCS standings.

staton1Lack of a running game has forced Drew Brees to average 40 pass attempts per game this season, leading to more mistakes. With Reggie Bush still sidelined with a broken leg and Pierre Thomas out with an ankle sprain, The Saints rank 31st in rushing and averaging 3.3 yards per carry. The Saints have just one rushing touchdown this season.

Brees completed 11 passes of more that 40 yards last season, but through five games he has only two long completions.

The Saints are favored by 4 1/2 points to hand the Bucs their second home loss on Sunday at Tampa. A Bucs victory, coupled with a Falcons loss at Philadelphia, would give the Bucs sole possession for first place in the NFC South.

staton1Edison Chouest Offshore, Gary Chouest's company, suffered a setback after Chouest and New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn entered negotiations to buy the franchise.

It was reported that the sale to Chouest was off because the billionaire hadn't stepped up to purchase the team.

jim_brownSummary:  Costs of insurance in Louisiana and gulf coast might increase depending upon actions by the Obama administration and the US Congress.

Just when you thought the insurance crisis along the gulf coast, particularly in Louisiana, could not get any worse, along comes congress to really muck up the problems faced by property owners who are trying to protect the value of their property.  If congress and the Obama Administration have their way, look for already sky-high insurance coverage costs to leap even higher. And not one discouraging word is being heard from state officials on behalf of the property owner.

 

 Louisiana Congressman Charlie Melancon is touting the recent endorsement of the VFW PAC which is the political PAC (Political Action Committee) of the VFW, however, there appears to be a war of sorts between the VFW PAC’s endorsements and the positions taken by the leadership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  In fact, the Melancon endorsement is just one of a number made by the VFW PAC in which the VFW is now stating “We also want to stress this request means no endorsement for any Congressional candidate. “

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama held a meeting with college students and their families on the impact of the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC), which was a key part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and which the President has proposed to make permanent in his FY2011 budget.  According to the White House press release, "In Louisiana alone, the AOTC has saved 108,000 families $171 million – an average of $1,584 per family." 

“When families invest in the future of their children, they’re making an investment in our country’s economic future,” said Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.  “The American Opportunity Tax Credit has significantly reduced the price tag on higher education for millions of middle class families and will pay dividends for our country in higher growth and incomes.”

Wednesday, 13 October 2010 14:01
Louisiana Ballroom Dancing: Putting On The Glitz
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384px-ballroom_dance_exhibitionDo you want to dance?

If so, then buy your tickets for the “Glitzy Dance” sponsored by USA Dance #5031, Louisiana Gumbo, celebrating its 11th anniversary.  This is a benefit dance for its Youth Dance Scholarship and Chapter Ballroom Activities Programs.  The “Glitzy Dance” is scheduled for Sunday October 17 at the Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave. in Metairie.

This “Putting on the Glitz” celebration includes Music by Encore Orchestra, a catered Buffet, a silent auction raffle and celebrity dancers.  Join ballroom dancers throughout the state for this breathtaking special occasion.

A signed and numbered print of the Championship LSU football team by Jack Jaubert will be the special auctioned item.  Jaubert is the official team artist.

Also, take a chance and "pay to dance" with the "celebrity" dancers and instructors.

 

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