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Wed
22
May
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

GOVERNOR IN TROUBLE

A recent poll by J. M. C. Analytics & Polling proved devastating results for Governor John Bel Edwards. Even though the poll showed him leading at 38%, that was quite low. Rep. Ralph Abraham had 23% and businessman Eddie Rispone was at 7%. With the Governor only polling 38% , Edwards has little chance of avoiding a runoff. He needs at least 50% plus 1% for that.

In a two-way runoff between Edwards and Abraham, the two candidates are statistically tied considering the margin of error. It was pointed out that name recognition is an advantage to a sitting governor. If political ads continue to expose Edwards for his tax raising ways, anti-businessmen and litigation crusade are targeting the energy industry, the governor is sure to fall behind Edwards in a state that leans so much Republican.

 

 

Wed
22
May
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Patchwork

Last week, hubby-dear told me I have an unusual logic path. In other words, I think differently from him!

Granted, I was never a star student in math. Algebra never made much sense to me. Why in the world would I care was ‘Y’ was?

We were on the road in the Traverse, driving to visit relatives in Memphis last week, when he could only shake his head and laugh.

 

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Wed
15
May
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

by Pete Abington

STUDENT LOAN DEBT

The student loan program is out of hand. The portfolio cost is $1.45 trillion and much of it is not being paid back. Many of the graduates who have borrowed under this program graduated in degrees that don’t produce income to pay back the debt. It is frustrating to many who have gotten themselves in the trap of owing a tremendous student loan debt and not making the income to pay it once they leave school, with a diploma or not. The government talks about forgiveness in some way or another. Some are covered by going into certain vocations, but it still is a tremendous cost to start their career.

Wed
15
May
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Patchwork

By donna smith ammons

Why is it when one thing goes wrong, everything goes wrong.

We have started out second phase of remodeling the house. It’s raining and flooding and here we are!!

Last week, the hot water was inadvertently turned off. Oh, well. Cold showers are not my favorite, but I have survived. 

 

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Wed
08
May
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Social Security Matters

Dear Rusty: I have a question in regard to the “windfall act.” I am receiving a pension from the State of Nevada. I retired from the State, and did not pay into Social Security, but I worked in the private sector before and am currently working in the private sector. My question is: How much “penalty” will I be subject to when I decide to finally hang it up? Signed: State Retiree

Wed
08
May
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Patchwork

Sometimes, you’re just lucky enough to get a really good waiter or waitress when you are eating out. We’ve been fortunate to find Tammy at Longhorn and just recently discovered another server at Red Lobster the night before Hubby-dear’s surgery.

That night I felt like lobster—one of my favorite meals. The server, a humorous fella, tried to talk me into a huge Lobster-fest special. It didn’t take much talking.

When he served my favorite Raspberry Margarita, he quipped that he threw some lobster in it! He was personable and checked on us regularly. 

 

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Wed
01
May
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

ECONOMIC REPORT ON LOUISIANA

You really need to know how Louisiana is doing economically for you and your family before you make decisions about your vote this year. Louisiana ranks 48th in economic growth in the U.S. Our state has wide-spread joblessness and a decline in economic output. Louisiana’s 4.7 unemployment rate is tied as the fourth highest in the country, greater than the national rate of 3.8 percent. Our five-year annual employment growth rate is 0.4 percent representing the second smallest increase in the country. Over the last five years the state’s GDP declined by an annual average of 0.1 percent - the third lowest five year change of all states. The decline in economic output came despite a 1.8 percent population increase over the same period.

Wed
01
May
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Patchwork

Over the years, I’ve seen customers bargaining for merchandise that clearly has a price marked on it.

I was shocked, when Hubby-dear made an offer for t-shirts with a street vendor in New York City years ago.

“You don’t ask for a better price,” I told him. “The price is marked on the items and that’s what you are expected to pay.” (Who knew I would be eating my words some 30 years down the road?) 

 

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Wed
10
Apr
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Patchwork

Spring Cleaning? Ugh! My home always looked lived in. I enjoy living comfortably. I get nervous if I am in an immaculate home……I like relaxed living. Along with relaxed living comes a cobweb here in there, until I spot it and get rid of it. I try to clean the floors everyday…but if I forget, it’s not unusual if hubby grabs the dust mop and makes me feel bad. On my stairway, there is usually a book or two and clean sheets to carry upstairs. The first one to venture into the unknown usually takes the load! My kitchen is good. Every once in a while, I may have a cup or two in the sink. I try to never leave anything in the dish drainer!! Hubby is in training to load the dishwasher! My counters are littered with stuff…..my coffee-maker, a bread box, canisters, Mom’s huge cutting board with a ceramic rooster standing on top, two polka-dot little cups and my recipe stand.

Wed
03
Apr
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Patchwork

Spring has arrived with a large coat of pollen. However, I won’t complain because we’ve had beautiful days of sunshine.

Springtime in New Hampshire brings back fond memories. There were still patches of snow in our backyard, but the weather was perfect and we were ready for some baseball.

There were only a few kids on our dirt road that led to our country road. We’d gather around with our mitts and decide which pile of snow would be first, second and third bases.

Afternoon were spent playing balls, taking walks in the woods and playing hide and seek. We had plenty of places to hide…..in the pine grove, at the old chicken houses and in the grassy fields beyond. Some springtime days, I’d grab a book---more that likely a Nancy Drew book—and in an effort to hide from my little brother, I’d climb high in the already budding apple tree. I could sit for hours up there, trying not to laugh as he searched and searched for me!

 

 

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