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Customer Service is Everything

Customer Service is everything. Anyone who has been in business for more than three hours knows that to be true. The funny thing, is that customer service seems to be falling away. The first time you go into a store and see a self-checkout register, you go to it for the novelty of it. The second time you do it...

The Cost of Labor Compared to Materials

I suppose this is one of those things that has been gnawing at me for a while and it has finally reached some point of manifestation. It may not be completely formed out yet, but it's time to get it down on pen and paper, even if it is electronic. Even with the economic down turn of the last four...

Would You Like a Free House?

Category is Health National
by Clifford A. Wright I was in my neighborhood restaurant this morning seated behind a group of jubilant individuals celebrating the successful passing of the recent health care bill. I could not finish my breakfast. This is what ensued: They were a diverse group of several races and both sexes. I heard the young man exclaim, Isn't Obama like Jesus...

Is it the "American Way?"

Category is Health National
Is it the "American Way?" by John Scurich The historic vote by a progressive, liberal Democratic Congress on what they are calling "healthcare reform" has definitely caused a reaction among many Americans. Many member of Congress, all Democrats, have received threatening phone calls. About a dozen Democratic Congressmen have had rocks and other objects thrown through their office windows. Naturally,...

Alert the CDC - Maureen Dowd is Contagious

Category is Health National
Alert the CDC - Maureen Dowd is Contagious The Centers for Disease Control needs to be alerted - there's no doubt Maureen Dowd has come down with a dangerous and contagious affliction . In her latest syndicated editorial, she states Congressman Joe Wilson's blurted interruption of Obama's speech was a “racist” comment. Now, besides the “fact” that Congressman Wilson's outburst...

The AARP's Attack on Truth: Debunking the AARP article on the Opposition to Healthcare Reform (HR 3200)

Category is Health National
The below commentary has been written in response to an article by Patricia Barry in the current issue of the AARP Bulletin. The article by Ms. Barry claims to be an unbiased account of what's really in the proposed healthcare reform legislation, also known as HR 3200, and how opposition to the bill is based on lies and hype to...

You are Responsible

Category is National
I manage an email list of current and former residents of St. Bernard Parish. Although the list is predominately about the people and events of St. Bernard, we do veer off into state and national politics. St. Bernard is a very much a “red” parish and most of the commenters on the list have problems understanding the mindset of Democrats...

Republican versus Democrat Religion

Category is National
In an email conversation that took place following the previous blog post, “Proposition: Would you become my slave?”, it quickly turned into an argument about presidential religious practices. While answering a question, the difference between Republican and Democrat presidential religious practices suddenly dawned on me. In a nutshell, Democrat presidents pronounce a belief in faith and openly go to religious...

A Proposition: Would you become my slave?

Category is Health National
The following is a guest posting by John Scurich, a friend of mine from back in St. Bernard Parish. Let's make a deal? Would you sell yourself to me? Literally, I mean would you become my slave and I your master? Here's the deal...and we'll sign legal documents before lawyers to make it all legal. You sign yourself over to...

Who Defines Liberalism and Conservatism?

Category is National
As with most people who discuss politics, I group people as either conservative or liberal. But, I found that some of the folks I discussed politics often had different views of what being conservative or liberal was. Before we go any further, for those that don't know me, I consider myself conservative. If you want to get a little more...

Change the Law or the Legislative Branch?

Category is National
In one of those rare &ldgt;stream of consciousness&rdqt; moments the other day, I was thinking about an article that appeared in the Daily Comet nearly a year ago. A barber was given a citation for cutting hair on a Monday which was illegal because of a law within the city limits of Houma, La. As can be expected, there were...

The Role of Local Government

You're at home enjoying the evening. Suddenly you start feeling the pangs of a heart attack. Do you call 911 or check your bank account first? If you answered bank account, it's not because you're worried about a hospital bill, it's because you're worried about a 911 bill. There are certain things that each level of government is suppose to...

PedEgg Gone Bad

Category is Health National Scams
We've all seen those checks come in the mail. You know the ones, usually for a couple of dollars, maybe even as much as ten or twenty. Once you deposit the check your long-distance service gets switched over to some fly-by-night company that's now charging you $20 a month and you don't even make any long-distance phone calls. At least...

What Can Liberals Learn From Doggy Poop and Swimming Pools?

One of biggest goals among liberals is to drastically change, if not outlaw, the right to own guns. The number one argument is that if you outlaw guns then criminals will not be able to own guns meaning they won't be able to use them to further their criminal pursuits. What these gun control advocates fail to see is that...

Liberal Democrats and Conservative Republicans

Category is National
A quick note before reading the main text: This is more of a ramble than anything else. I haven't linked to any articles like I usually do, mainly because I'm still trying to overcome a sinus infection. There are a bunch of tangents in here and over time I intend to tackle each one and flesh it out a bit...

Landrieu Comments on Late-Night Release Of National Disaster Housing Strategy

WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., today made the following comments about yesterday's late-night release of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Disaster Housing Strategy (NDHS). In July, FEMA released a version of the NDHS -- 13 months after the legal deadline by which it was required -- with significant shortcomings. In particular, an analysis of the NDHS...

Foresight or Stupidity?

Last week, Greg LeBlanc, Sr., owner of the Geri LeBlanc Pontiac Buick GMC franchise here in the Thibodaux area announced he is terminating his franchise agreement with GM. He cited the viability of GM as a going concern as his reason for closing the franchise. Is this foresight on his part, as the Big Three (Ford, General Motors, Chrysler) automakers...

There is No Capitalism Without Capital

Category is Louisiana National
Let me get one thing straight first. We have not had conservative leadership in the White House or Congress since Ronald Reagan left office. You liberals can scream "But you have Bush the Elder and W". Yes, we had both Bush's, but they were simply members of the Republican party and not true conservative leadership. The Economic Growth and Tax...

Unreported Suicide

Category is National
I don't know who created this picture, so I can't give credit....

The Real Cause of Bank Failures During the Great Depression

Category is Economics National
The Great Depression is often said to have been triggered by the Wall Street Crash of 1929 which is said to have caused many of the bank failures in late 1929 early 1930. The real cause is government policies. The first problem was the passage of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act in 1930. By raising tariff's on over 20,000 imported goods,...
 
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