Just Talkin’ for Jan. 21, 2021

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Well…it’s official. A new president and vice-president have been sworn into office and our Governor got to see it. He said he was going to represent our state…a state, by the way, that did not support the Democratic candidates. But hey, he’s a Democrat. He’s also a lame duck governor, who doesn’t have to worry about what voters think since he won’t be asking them to vote for him anytime soon. He will probably take advantage of that status and at every opportunity travel to “represent” our state across the globe since he won’t be getting to travel on the taxpayers’ dime after this term.

We’ve all heard, over and over, the woes of the state’s financial crisis, but yet it’s somehow perfectly fine for the governor to visit Washington, DC., and take a role as an ”extra” in the crowd. Don’t forget, this is the same governor telling us to shelter in place, don’t travel, practice social distancing and restrict the sizes of crowds to combat COVID.

JT thinks he has joined the ranks of a lot of other political leaders across this country that live by the motto: “ Do as I say not as I do!” JT sure hopes he’s not taking the approach of Bobby Jindal, who on his way out the door used state resources to travel the country in search of his next job.

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JT reads where General Russel Honore’ has been tapped by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to head up an analysis of security at the nation’s Capitol. Honore’, a native and resident of Pointe Coupee Parish, focuses on “security infrastructure, interagency processes and procedures, and command and control.”

Many may remember him for his efforts coordinating relief efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Characterized as a John Wayne type person, he gets straight to the point with frank and candid comments. JT would love to be a fly on the wall when this retired military leader tells these political leaders just what he thinks.

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From time to time, JT will come across a quote that just hits their mark. Here’s one. “When you are dead, you don’t know that you’re dead. It’s difficult only for the others. It’s the same thing when you are stupid.”

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JT was a little bummed our New Orleans Saints were ousted from the playoffs Sunday by Tampa Bay. Despite recording two season wins over the Bucs, they were unable to sweep them. While it stung a bit, JT was happy two Louisiana boys for the Bucs (both former LSU Tigers) had really good games.

Leonard Forunette of New Orleans had 63 yards rushing and a six-yard TD reception while Devin White from Springhill had 11 tackles, one fumble recovery he returned for 18 yards and one interception he returned 28 yards. Not a good way for the Saints or Drew Brees to end their season. Hopefully Brees will make a quick decision on his speculated retirement. ——-

Published Jan. 21, 2021