Archive for January 2010
2. pied piper
10. Fred Duhart
In a case with international ramifications, Immigration Judge Lawrence O. Burman granted the political asylum application of a German homeschooling family. The Romeikes are Christians from Bissinggen, Germany, who fled persecution in August 2008 to seek political asylum in the United States. The request was granted January 26 after a hearing was held in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 21. – HSLDA
Former New Orleans Saints owner John Mecom once called [Cro] Duplantier the “forgotten man of pro football in New Orleans,” crediting Duplantier with being the first to argue publicly that pro football would succeed here. – Obituary
I have my dad’s collection of clippings from his career with the States-Item, but I haven’t come across any sports columns promoting a franchise for the city. As I recall, the publisher considered it a pipe dream and refused to devote column inches to it. There was a ruling class in New Orleans at the time and they evidently liked things just the way they were. But I do remember my father spending many a night on the phone with Dave Dixon, the promoter who secured a team and a stadium for the city.
Feel free to publish, post, or pass on Your Weekly Politickle by F.R. Duplantier:
How Obama responded with glee
To a message as plain as can be:
“Voters put Coakley down
And elected Scott Brown
To affirm their approval of me!”
From the archive:
Al Gore screamed on Inaugural Day
As the ambulance took him away:
“I’m the king! I’m the czar!
I’m Simba! Babar!
I’m the sovereign of all I survey!”
Last week’s verse:
As the lavender lobby engages
To subvert Christian culture in stages,
They accuse us of hate
If we dare validate
Common sense and the wisdom of ages.