New Orleanians Ask For An End To The Government Shutdown

New Orleanians Ask For An End To The Government Shutdown

President Trump visited our city and he was met with protesters demanding an end to the government shutdown.

Long before Donald Trump was elected as our 45th president, protests were becoming more of a regular occurrence. After Barack Obama's election, we regularly saw Tea Party members holding signs on street corners in cities across the country. Why are we taking to the streets? Why the need to chant loudly with a crowd and hold signs for all to see? Could it be because we know it's the only way we'll be heard by our government "representatives"?

We the people are becoming more and more aware that only giant monied interests are represented in our current political system. The current shutdown is another example. A definitive majority of Americans are against this shutdown - AND - the wall, yet we're being ignored. The claim by this administration? It's a national security issue and we need a "steel" wall. HMMM? Steel? Oh yeah, the steel industry was giant supporters of the GOP and Mr. Trump's campaigns. Terrorists come in through airports, not the Mexican border. If it was about National Security, we wouldn't leave those responsible for protecting our airport traffic unpaid, bitter, anxious, and angry.

SB185 - Let New Orleans Fix Their Own Gun Problems

SB185 - Let New Orleans Fix Their Own Gun Problems

"New Orleans has struggled with an epidemic of gun violence. New Orleans officials want to move forward with sorely needed solutions to gun violence but Louisiana state law bars its municipalities from enacting smart legislation for the people by the people. The hands of the New Orleans City Council and its mayor are tied."

- SUSAN GUIDRY & JASON WILLIAMS

New Orleans City Council Members

Scapegoating and a Fresh Coating (of BS)

Scapegoating and a Fresh Coating (of BS)

It isn't just Facebook. Distraction is the rule in Public Relations and a must-have skill for Masters of Spin. Is Facebook being thrown to the wolves to protect ad dollars?

Digital media companies are shaking in their boots. Set to make over $83 Billion in digital ad revenue this year, keeping your criticisms aimed at Facebook, keeps your eyes off them. EVERY media company is doing this. What sites did you visit today? Guess what, they "mined your data".

Hey Louisiana - You think your roads are bad now?

Hey Louisiana - You think your roads are bad now?

Our Louisiana roads are amongst the worst in the nation. Repairs are already underfunded via a gas tax and we have no new plans for additional funding sources. So, what happens when electric vehicles are the norm? Does Louisiana become the Blockbuster video of states? With our current political system, it's almost impossible to get elected without Oil & Gas money and almost as soon as they are elected, our elected officials have to start raising money for their reelection. This version of graft stands in the way of any real solutions.  

Alabama Election - Jones vs. Moore, Who Said Democracy is Cheap? Or Easy?

Alabama Election - Jones vs. Moore, Who Said Democracy is Cheap? Or Easy?

Many factors played a role in this historic win in Alabama last night, however it wouldn't have happened without a lot of money. Jones raised more than twice as much as Moore. 91% of all elections are won by the candidate who raised the most money. Although it appears to have worked out in this situation, we need to make elections equitable for ALL American citizens all the time.