BARRAS 5While he didn’t exactly treat Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards as if Louisiana’s chief executive didn’t exist, Republican House Speaker Taylor Barras did make clear who called the shots over the state’s fiscal year 2019 picture and beyond.

brett drewIf vengeance is a dish best served cold, the Saints’ next playoff game will be played in the right spot. The Accuweather forecast for Minneapolis and vicinity is for eight inches of snow late in the week followed by a high of zero and low of minus-14 on game day. If you’re thinking of attending, “put on two of everything,” as Jim Finks, the only man who ever headed up both franchises, would have advised. 

saints panthersAre the New Orleans Saints,, playing in the raucous Mercedes Benz Superbowl, ready for Carolina Panthers tomorrow in the NFC playoff game? 

According to radio and TV talk show host Eric Asher, the Saints have a good chance of winning their first playoff game since 2013. After all, they have played and beat the Panthers twice this year and they are playing at home. However, they just came off a losing performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and they are hurt.

ashervid First Frame 2Will the New Orleans Saints make it three-wins-in-a-row tomorrow against the very tough Carolina Panthers in the Mercedes Benz Superdome?

That's obviously the top-of-mind question in Louisiana as the Drew Brees-led Saints play its first playoff game since 2013.

trump bannon2 7“They smile in your face, All the time they want to take your place...” Ojay’s Back Stabbers

The Dow just reached 25,000, the economy is booming, and ISIS has been decimated, so of course the news media is talking about none of these stories. The latest Donald Trump frenzy surrounds the new book, Fire and Fury, which is basically a full-frontal attack on the President. The author, Michael Wolff, has a history of questionable journalism. Several of the people quoted in this book, such as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and close Trump friend Thomas Barrack, Jr. have totally denied making the statements the author has attributed to them.

However, one person who is not disputing any of the extensive quotes in the book is former Trump campaign adviser and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. The author relied on Bannon for a large part of the material in the trashy book of Trump bashing.

jared ivankaDonald Trump issued a cease and desist letter to Henry Holt and Company, publisher, Michael Wolff, author of “Fire and Fury,” Steve Bannon, and, soon enough, everyone in the United States who can read. Katie Tur, a MSNBC reporter previously attacked by Trump, called the revelations by Trump’s staff akin to “cannibalism on the deck of the Titanic.”

landrieu cnnThe only problem is, you can’t count on a disaster occurring every five years or so to cover up mistakes made in governing.

New Orleans proceeds with its infrastructure rebuild after the hurricane disasters of 2005. Given $2.4 billion to accomplish this, about a sixth of that should commence this year, albeit on a pace that would see the last of it completed just before two decades have passed since Hurricane Katrina struck.

BF2017 DOY17 Feature 324x160Congratulations to GNO, Inc. and Louisiana Economic Development for being awarded the Silver Medal from Business Facilities magazine for the #2 "Deal of the Year" in America for 2017.

The award was given for DXC Technology’s commitment to establish a Digital Transformation Center in New Orleans, an initiative that will create 2,000+ jobs in the global IT and business enterprise sector.

cnn burnettDid President Donald Trump overplay his hand in dealing with the now-controversial-book in which he threatened a cease and desist? 

Richard Painter, former ethics attorney for President George W. Bush questioned the logic of Donald Trump's cease and desist of the controversial book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

lazy lsuThere has been a lot of bad news out of LSU, Louisiana’s flagship university in recent weeks. Not just on the football field where the Tigers have completed a mediocre season, even though they have the highest salaried group of coaches in the nation. Campus shortcomings have raised a number of troubling questions about poor administrative decisions being made.

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