Mandeville, LA - Here are some thoughts on the first week of 2014. Christmas isn’t yet over for the real spirit of the season. In what I can only describe as lamentably selfish, a certain phone provider is running advertisements featuring a young man who begins the spot sad because “...he didn’t get what he wanted” but ends this all-too-real-life scenario in bliss. What drove this change of heart in 30 seconds? Why, he was exhorted to go and buy his own gifts, after ….Continue
If there is any truth to the adage that “misery loves company” then a majority of the New Orleans Saints fans must be connecting with President Obama today as both the Saints & the President are winless in their respective seasons. The Saints losses have been mainly self inflicted while the Presidents loss in last night’s debate is inspired by what he has helped most of us lose: our wealth, civil liberties and virtue. I may be the only conse….Continue
Jonathan Vilma-Federalist? ©2012 Mike Church When Who Dats ask me why I persist in promoting and explaining Louisiana as a sovereign state and the “federalism” that comes along with our voluntary membership in the union, I will now answer: Johnathan Vilma. Vilma, the beleagured New Orleans Saints player is suing NFL commish Roger Goodell for defaming his character without providing proof of the slur. Goodell’s response is that Vilma ….Continue
5 Men That History Says Were Important But Never Played For The Saints ©2012 Mike Church On the 28th of June, 1776 5 men strolled into Philadelphia’s Independence Hall with a document in hand. While most Americans today can name 10-15 members of their favorite football or basketball teams how many can name those five? Oh and the document was? The Declaration of Independence although not the one you are familiar with today. Jefferson’s draft that was presented had o….Continue
Drew Brees Is to LA What Jeff Daniels Is To Michigan (oh, and he plays pro football too) ©2012 Mike Church For 3/4 of these United States history we operated as merit based communities. The adage of “working hard and playing by the rules” was last used by Bill Clinton and coined by American novelist Horatio Alger who wrote that success was achieved by “…honesty, thrift, self-reliance, industry, a cheerful whistle and an open manly face.” In our age of success being ….Continue
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