Browsing All posts tagged under »Louisiana«

Profit or Profess? Realities Collide When Duck Dynasty Meets GQ Magazine

December 26, 2013


Public relations manipulation. Last week I did a little random sampling of cable TV news shows as research into the biggest waterfowl-related scandal since Daffy and Donald were photographed topless in the August ’78 Outdoor Magazine, Duckgate, the Duck Dynasty/GQ story that only deaf/mute under-rock dwellers and Himalayan sherpas are unaware of at this point. […]

All in the Family: Rodney Alexander Edition

October 22, 2013


Remember that hard-fought election our congressman, Rep. Rodney Alexander (R) had last year? It was a really something, you remember don’t you? No, you don’t, it’s OK, stop scratching your head. It never happened. Oh, there was an election last fall, the lower house holds one every two years, all 435 seats are up for […]

Brilliant Marketing: Bobby Jindal & Duck Dynasty

August 14, 2013


Wanna look behind the curtain? Politics is marketing in its purest form. This story is about politics and entertainment colluding for viewers and votes. It’s a tale of Hollywood (the A&E Network) teaming with good old fashioned Louisiana Politics. And why not, we (Louisiana) are totally hot right now; we’re on TV big time. HBO […]

A Lesson in Louisiana Politics

August 13, 2013


From the News Star dot com – Rumor: GOP recruiting Willie Robertson for Congress – You gotta love Louisiana politics… Brilliant! Kudos to the political consultant behind this. Willie Roberston isn’t running for Congress or anything else, he’s currently having too much fun being one of the most famous people on the planet. The […]

Summer Nights – 1985 (So Long Kidd Kraddick)

July 28, 2013


Click here to listen to vintage Kidd in a 1985 Dallas broadcast. It was 1985 and I was 15 years old. Although I’m a northeast Louisiana boy, born and raised, I spent several of my teen years living in Dallas/Forth Worth.  In fact, I could have been listening the night this broacast, the You Tube link […]

Forgotten, 40-Year Old Unsolved Louisiana Mass Murder

June 25, 2013


Did you know 32 Louisiana citizens were murdered 40 years ago this week? And did you know this mass murder remains unsolved? I did not. In fact, I’d never heard of it. On June 24 1973, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, an unknown person, or persons, firebombed the Upstairs Lounge, a gay bar […]


May 31, 2013


I love football. I really do. I played from junior high through the ninth grade. I was awful, a huge disappointment to coaches and teammates alike, but I played. Like many of you, I enjoy watching football, from little ones on the Pee Wee field to high school to college and on up to the […]