Report From Louisiana: Mitch Landrieu Begins his Plan to Erase History in New Orleans

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT (327 miles from NOLA) –  We knew it was coming, we just didn’t know which one. As promised, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu began the process of removing historic monuments in the city  last night. They came in the dead of night wearing body protection gear and masks; the license plates … Continue reading Report From Louisiana: Mitch Landrieu Begins his Plan to Erase History in New Orleans

Report from Louisiana: Mayor Landrieu’s Plans to Pull Down Monuments in Dead of Night is Exposed

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  In the continuing saga over the New Orleans Confederate monuments, word leaked out late last week that Mayor Mitch Landrieu was planning to begin monument removal in the dead of night before the Easter holiday weekend. Sources within the New Orleans police department confirmed to The Hayride blog that there … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Mayor Landrieu’s Plans to Pull Down Monuments in Dead of Night is Exposed

Report from Louisiana: A Disappointing Ruling from the 5th Circuit

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – This is the saddest thing I’ve read this week: it’s the removal instructions for bidders competing for the job of removing three Confederate statues in New Orleans. In a disappointing decision last week, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals gave the go ahead for the removal of the monuments: In … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: A Disappointing Ruling from the 5th Circuit

Report from Louisiana: AG Landry Criticizes Mayor Landrieu’s “Hug-a-Thug” Program

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Louisiana’s Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) are in a political tug-of-war centering on the rising crime rate in Louisiana’s most popular tourist destination.  In 2016, shootings in New Orleans increased by almost 25%, and homicides rose by 7%.  AG Landry blames Mayor Mitch … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: AG Landry Criticizes Mayor Landrieu’s “Hug-a-Thug” Program

Report from Louisiana: Mass Shooting in New Orleans while Landrieu Fiddles

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT –  "It will be back to business as normal. Nobody cares."  That statement from a woman who has worked in the French Quarter for six years is simply tragic. “Nobody cares.” Early Sunday morning, around 1:40 a.m., ten people were shot near the intersection of Bourbon and Iberville in the historic … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Mass Shooting in New Orleans while Landrieu Fiddles

Report From Louisiana: The Jackson Square Protest

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT  -- There were protests in New Orleans Saturday, as promised, at Jackson Square and at other Confederate monument sites in the city.  The stated goal of these protests, organized by Take ‘Em Down NOLA and BLM, was to bring the monuments down with ropes, if necessary. They did not succeed. All … Continue reading Report From Louisiana: The Jackson Square Protest

Report from Louisiana: Revisionist History and Confederate Monuments

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – The fight to preserve American History has now moved to Baltimore with the latest attack coming from the Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Public Confederate Monuments.  Their recommendation is to move an equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson which depicts the two men right before the 1863 … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Revisionist History and Confederate Monuments

New Orleans Grieves for Will Smith while Governor Landrieu Fiddles

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – New Orleans residents are grieving the loss of former Saints defensive end Will Smith who was shot and killed following what is being described as a road rage incident in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans Saturday night.  Smith was shot in his back and right torso after being … Continue reading New Orleans Grieves for Will Smith while Governor Landrieu Fiddles

Report From Louisiana: Update on the Confederate Monument Removal Controversy

By: Pat Austincen SHREVEPORT – I wrote in this space a few weeks ago about the controversy surrounding the removal of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans.  To recap briefly, Mayor Mitch Landrieu (brother of “Katrina Mary” Landrieu) has organized the removal of monuments commemorating P.G.T. Beauregard, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Liberty Monument. … Continue reading Report From Louisiana: Update on the Confederate Monument Removal Controversy

Removal of Historic Confederate Monuments in New Orleans Thwarted…for Now

By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – The city of New Orleans is generally a city of laid-back attitudes and a live-and-let-live sort of philosophy, however you’d be hard pressed to find that attitude on the city council, apparently. Liberal Democrat mayor Mitch Landrieu is on a mission to wrap New Orleans in a blanket of political … Continue reading Removal of Historic Confederate Monuments in New Orleans Thwarted…for Now