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Brilliant Marketing: Bobby Jindal & Duck Dynasty

August 14, 2013

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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

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From the News Star dot com – Rumor: GOP recruiting Willie Robertson for Congress – http://goo.gl/hq0iNR 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 […]

Hut-Hut

May 31, 2013

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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 […]

Elvis & Internet Bullies (crowd-sourced cruelty)

April 19, 2013

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“He is bipolar, and the only thing I can say is he wasn’t on his medicine,” Laura Curtis Laura Curtis is the ex-wife of Paul Kevin Curtis, the man federal authorities charged with threatening to harm President Obama and a U.S. senator by mailing them letters laced with the poison ricin. According to several reports […]

Air Supply Is On Satan’s iPod

March 18, 2013

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An old friend reminded me of something my school principal said to me when I was 11 years old. It was in relation to a horrid news story in my local paper about a man who’d been arrested after he (allegedly) intentionally burned his own child with a space heater. http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20130318/NEWS01/130318006/OPSO-Man-accused-burning-3-year-old-space-heater-choking-battering-2-people I’ll leave the analysis […]

I’m From America’s 5th Saddest City

February 21, 2013

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Monroe Louisiana is my hometown. Situated on the eastern banks of the Ouachita river, Monroe is a tiny city, in fact its barely a city at all, more like a town on steroids. But I love this small city in the northeast corner of the Louisiana boot, its home so I really have no choice […]

The Bobby J & A.L.E.C. Agenda Steamrolls Louisiana…

January 11, 2013

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Privatize public education, check. Privatize public health care by selling off the state’s charity hospitals (what’s left of them after 5 years of draconian budget cuts), check. Privatize the legal slavery prison system that puts a greater percentage of its citizens in jail than Iran or North Korea, check. Make sure Louisiana citizens can tote […]