Report from Louisiana: Is Violence the New Norm?

By:  Pat Austin  SHREVEPORT --   Is it just the 24/7 news cycle or has the world gone crazy?    It seems like every news source I look at lately is filled with reports of violence and people getting shot.  Here in Shreveport, every single day (and NO! I’m not exaggerating!), someone gets shot.  My husband now … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Is Violence the New Norm?

The “Hey You can Still abort your baby during Labor” Amendment

To my utter disgust (but not to my surprise) Massachusetts is joining the ranks of states anxious to allow woman to abort a child up to the day of birth. Also to my utter disgust (but also not to my surprise) my state Rep Stephen Hay is a co-sponsor of this bill. Given the veto … Continue reading The “Hey You can Still abort your baby during Labor” Amendment

How Bad is LA?

by baldilocks Originally posted as a Twitter thread -- with a little expansion.  From my good friend Stephen Green aka the Vodkapundit: In your typical Third-World megalopolis, basic city functions fall into disrepair, while once-eradicated diseases run rampant -- and the local bigwig boasts about saving the world. Los Angeles is quickly becoming a typical … Continue reading How Bad is LA?

Defending military housing’s bureaucracy

Black mold in Korea By now the extent of military housing problems are making their way on Facebook, and people are outraged. Black mold, untreated sewage, rats, bats, and the like have plagued military housing for years, and now the problems are in full media view. The CNO recently charged all commands with talking to … Continue reading Defending military housing’s bureaucracy

Johnny Appleseed Interviews Geoff Diehl for Senate Elmer Eubanks Archabald for State Rep

There was a lot going on at the Johnny Appleseed festival last week including some politics. After all what would a local festival be if candidates didn't turn up. I had a chance to talk to two of them. Geoff Diehl won the GOP primary and will be facing Elizabeth Warren in the fall. Diehl … Continue reading Johnny Appleseed Interviews Geoff Diehl for Senate Elmer Eubanks Archabald for State Rep

One Person Can Make Things Better

by baldilocks Sitting in for Fausta. A friend sent me this LA Times link from 2016. Escalating their battle to stamp out an unprecedented spread of street encampments, city officials have begun seizing tiny houses from homeless people in South Los Angeles. Elvis Summers, who built and donated the structures, removed seven of the gaily … Continue reading One Person Can Make Things Better

A Sensible Partitioning of California

by baldilocks There’s a reason that we Southern California conservatives have a hard time letting go of our failed state. It’s 78 degrees today in Los Angeles. The rest of California is difficult not to love – even the desert areas. With California secession in the wind, Glenn Reynolds writes about one of several intrastate … Continue reading A Sensible Partitioning of California

Detroit may strip Carson’s name off school

Every time Detroit seems ready to lift itself out of the mire it's been wallowing in for the past half century, it sinks back into the ooze. The latest case of swampiness as usual in Motown came on Jan. 9, when the Detroit school board adopted a new policy that bans the naming of school … Continue reading Detroit may strip Carson’s name off school

New York Steakhouse Makes a Bold Stand

While driving down Route 55 in Lagrangeville, New York (about 60 miles north of New York City) on the way to a medical appointment yesterday, I spotted a sign outside of Kelly's Steaks and Spirits that sure lifted mine! The sign announced that they DO NOT air NFL games in that establishment and the sign … Continue reading New York Steakhouse Makes a Bold Stand

After Multiple Arrests, New York Democrat Finally Drops Congressional Bid

In New York's 19th Congressional District (which I used to be a part of before a recent redrawing put me into the 18th instead), Steven Brisee was running among several other Democrats hoping to oust Republican Congressman John Faso from his seat. But Steven Brisee can't seem to stop himself from getting arrested! Steven Brisee … Continue reading After Multiple Arrests, New York Democrat Finally Drops Congressional Bid

Report from Louisiana: Confederate Monument Update

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – I’ve done a fair amount of blogging in this space about our Caddo Parish Confederate monument and the anti-monument hysteria that is sweeping the country, so if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to bring you up to date on our local monument controversy. Ours is not like any other in … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Confederate Monument Update

Report from Louisiana: Heads Are Rolling in NOLA

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  In the wake of last week’s flooding in New Orleans and the epic fallout of blame that has deluged us in the media, it is worth noting that the mayor of the city, Mitch Landrieu, has taken no blame whatsoever for the disaster that left many city residents and businesses … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Heads Are Rolling in NOLA

Report from Louisiana: Another New Orleans Deluge

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  New Orleans flooded this weekend.  Again. A heavy deluge of eight to ten inches fell on the city in a short time Saturday flooding homes, cars, businesses and creating havoc throughout the city.  People in New Orleans realize that their city is basically a below-sea-level bowl and flooding is always … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Another New Orleans Deluge

Report from Louisiana: Senseless Violence is not Just in NOLA

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  I’ve done a lot of ranting and raving in this space over the past months about the rising crime rate in New Orleans.  I don’t live in New Orleans, but the city is one of our top tourist spots in the state and is known for many wonderful things like … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Senseless Violence is not Just in NOLA

Reigning Hopelessness

by baldilocks A real environmental crisis: it's Raining Needles. Alternate title: Why I Stopped Wearing Flip-flops in Public. They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin … Continue reading Reigning Hopelessness