Friday, 22 February 2019 09:26

The importance of a Louisiana presidential primary election

Written by Jim Brown

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Presidential election season has kicked off earlier than usual with new democrat candidates appearing almost daily.  Fourteen announced candidates so far with others like former Vice President Joe Biden waiting in the wings.  The President is unopposed for now, but anti-Trump forces are searching for several good candidates.  So how relevant is Louisiana to the presidential primary process? Not much. But that could change.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 15:18
LABI claims Louisiana No. 1 in startling rise in business taxes
Written by Bayoubuzz Staff

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BATON ROUGE, LA (February 20, 2019) – More than two dozen new laws permanently affect the taxes paid by small and large companies conducting business in Louisiana, ultimately leading to an additional $3 billion in state taxes over just three years. That startling statistic is one of many outlined in a summary released today by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), reviewing business taxes enacted in Louisiana since 2015.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 14:46
Governor Edwards campaign cash, a long nightmare for Louisiana GOP
Written by Jeff Crouere

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With less than eight months until the primary election, Louisiana Republicans are facing an uphill climb to defeat incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards.

As every campaign operative knows only too well, “money is the mother’s milk of politics.” In recent years, it has become ever more expensive to run an effective statewide race. The upcoming Governor’s race may be the costliest race in Louisiana political history. To compete, a serious candidate will need to spend $5 million at a minimum.

With that figure as a starting point, only two gubernatorial candidates are currently serious contenders in the upcoming race. Governor Edwards reported a very impressive $8.4 million campaign war chest at the end of the year. In terms of cash on hand, his nearest competitor is almost $3 million behind as Republican businessman Eddie Rispone reported $5.5 million in his campaign account in the same period.  

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 14:46
Louisiana Bad dream
Written by Jeff Crouere

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 14:05
Report, Mueller closing shop; McCabe's Gang of 8; Limbaugh's rule
Written by Stephen Sabludowsky

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According to CNN, we might be at the end of the Mueller investigation line, assuming the credibility of sources familiar with the plans.

CNN reported today:

Monday, 18 February 2019 09:44
Anthony Davis wouldn't Banks on Dempster-fired New Orleans Pelicans
Written by JimWMiller
banks davis 0 Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry probably misspoke when he called the current turmoil surrounding the team “a dumpster fire.” I think that was a subconscious urge to say “DEMPSter Fire” after the club terminated the tortuous nine-year reign of GM Dell Demps. The team is in flames fed by the fact that generational star Anthony Davis wants out, the team has failed to reach the playoffs on a regular basis which is probably because they have failed to acquire – and keep - a solid supporting cast. That perfectly describes the series of curious decisions, dead-end trades and pure bad luck that Demps presided over. 
Friday, 15 February 2019 13:24
Barr should close down Mueller investigation and clean house
Written by Jeff Crouere

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With the confirmation of William Barr as the new U.S. Attorney, there is hope that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can regain some of its sterling reputation that has been lost in the last few years.

Once viewed as a fair and respected law enforcement agency, the DOJ is now seen as a hotbed of anti-Trump Democratic Party activism. In the 2016 election,The Hill reported that an astounding 97% of DOJ employee contributions were given to Hillary Clinton, while Donald Trump received only 3%.

Friday, 15 February 2019 13:02
Trump golfs while the US facing a real emergency
Written by Stephen Sabludowsky

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By the way, did you know that the United States has been suffering from conditions so horrific, so frightening, so urgent, that the President of the United States has saved the day by calling a national emergency. All this, so he could get his funds to build his border edifice.

After making that declaration, he went to play golf for the weekend at Mar Lago in Florida.

Thursday, 14 February 2019 08:36
Louisiana not red-faced over its black-faced frivolities
Written by Jim Brown

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Blackface mania has consumed voters in Virginia and is seeping into other states.  Are their closeted politicians in Louisiana who are perusing their old yearbooks and scrapbooks to see if there are any blackface photos lurking in their past?  Actually, no, since blackface parodies have been part of the Louisiana mode de vie for a number of years.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 16:28
Speaking of Rispone, JBE, Jindal, Landrieu & Ocasio-Cortez
Written by Stephen Sabludowsky

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Remember the echo can chamber? Way back, before Al Gore invented the Internet, one way that kids would talk to one another would be by stringing two cans together. The words would go out of the mouth of the speaker, hit the back of the can, vibrate along the string, hit the other can's end and within micro-seconds, and somewhat miraculously, enters the ear of the other guy holding up the can. 

Things have changed. 

Nowadays, one can say something and before one can look for a string, the words are dissiminated around the world, via email, twitter, facebook post and yes, even by cell phone and snail mail.

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