French Quarter cops ambushed from pedicab

According to NOPD Chief Ferguson, two officers were ambushed at the intersection of Royal and St. Philip Street, while they were on a routine patrol. The officers were allegedly fired at by a passenger in a pedicab riding through the French Quarter. The suspect fired the shots into the officers' vehicle. [10/30/2020]

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New Orleans Rapper Lil Wayne endorses Trump

New Orleans' own Lil Wayne surprised his 34.8 million followers on Twitter after he endorsed Donald Trump for the 2020 presidential election and touted his Platinum Plan. On October 29, Wayne shared a photo of himself and the president and tweeted, “Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.” [10/29/2020]

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Lil Wayne endorses Trump »

Glenn Greenwald quits

Apparently JD isn't the only one who quits publications (such as Facebook) over being censored. Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who co-founded The Intercept, pulled the plug on it today after it refused to publish his article unless he removed all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the candidate vehemently supported by all New-York-based Intercept editors involved in this effort at suppression. [10/29/2020]

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Knife attack in Laplace

A 23-year-old man went on a knife attack that left his girlfriend and her teenage sister dead and his own sister and brother injured Sunday, according to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office. [10/28/2020]

Sheriff Mike Tregre

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CDC: Most who caught virus wore masks

A Centers for Disease Control report released in September shows that masks and face coverings are not effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19, even for those people who consistently wear them. [10/27/2020]

Hispanics for Trump

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Jeff Crouere's election take

Jeff Crouere spent an early part of his career analyzing politics at WTIX-FM. Now he does it on New Orleans' PBS affiliate WLAE-TV, Channel 32, and from 7-11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990-AM. From Townhall.com, here's his take on the upcoming “Déjà Vu Election.” [Opinion 10/25/2020]

Hispanics for Trump

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Guitarist Spencer Davis dies

Spencer Davis, Welsh musician and founder of the Spencer Davis Group, died Monday, October 19 while being treated for pneumonia in the hospital. He was 81. [10/21/2020]

Spencer Davis Group

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NASA Touches Asteroid

A NASA spacecraft touched the surface of the asteroid Bennu on October 20, 2020, in a mission that aims to return rocky pieces for examination on Earth in 2023 [10/20/2020]

Asteroid Bennu

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It's not Russian disinformation

The intelligence folks have 100% confidence that the Hunter Biden laptop is not Russian disinformation. Facebook and Twitter may have to invent new reasons for censoring their users on the subject. A senior U.S. intelligence official confirmed to Fox News on Monday morning that recent remarks from Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe about Hunter Biden’s laptop were “100% correct.” [10/19/2020]

Hunter and Joe Biden

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Big Tech Threat

JD checked his hardcopy of The Advocate this morning for details on the Hunter Biden laptop and email discovery. Alas, nothing. Same situation when he checked his browser's home page (Microsoft News): not a word about the New York Post, a newspaper founded by Alexander Hamilton, and its story about Hunter Biden's laptop computer abandoned at a repair shop and turned over to the FBI. But there was this opinion piece at the Townhall.com Web site. [Opinion 10/16/2020]

Twitter's Jack Dorsey takes oath

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Like Son, Like Father?

The New York Post was censored today by Twitter and Facebook. It reported that Hunter Biden's emails were found on a laptop computer brought to a computer repair shop, and that they implicate his Presidential candidate father Joe in an influence-peddling scheme with corrupt Ukrainian gas company Burisma. Twitter blocked users from sharing the Post's story, while Facebook said it would “limit the spread of the article, pending a review by independent fact checkers.” [10/14/2020]

New York Post

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Pandemic Memories and Mortalities

It's incredible that JD survived as many pandemics as he has--Asian Flu in 1957-1958, Hong Kong Flu in 1968-1969, H1N1 in 2009. There were no masks, no social distancing, no lockdowns, and little in the way of economic dcestruction. When political oponents say Trump bungled the COVID pandemic response, are they saying doing any of those things was wrong? After all, we did almost nothing special during the previous pandemics. Bill Gates' favorite big-picture guy, Vaclav Smil, has an interesting take on it all. [10/14/2020]

Stretcher patient

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Thousands of scientists urge end to 'devastating' lockdowns

About 15,000 scientists and doctors worldwide have signed a newly created document urging an end to pandemic lockdowns, arguing that the policies aimed at curtailing the novel coronavirus have produced “devastating” effects on public health. The Great Barrington Declaration, which was released Tuesday and continues to gather signatures, was spearheaded by doctors from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford University. [10/10/2020]

Gavin Newsome

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Case closed: Led Zeppelin victorious in 'Stairway to Heaven' copyright dispute

The Supreme Court refused to hear Spirit's case against Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement this week. They let stand a San Francisco Appeals Court ruling that Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin was differnt enough from Spirit's Taurus so as not to infringe on Spirit's copywight on the song, which Spirit had released two years prior to the classic Led Zerppelin tune. [10/10/2020]

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Eddie Van Halen loses throat cancer battle

Eddie Van Halen lost a long battle with throat cancer today at the age of 65. [10/06/2020]

Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen dies »

New York Times admits WHO COVID advice was political

A rare admission from New York Times that defying expert advice, and closing borders in the face of the Covid outbreak was the right thing to do. According to the NYT, the World Health Organization’s bad advice was based on politics, economics and speculative mathematical models not based on real world data, which turned out to be deeply flawed. [10/04/2020]

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Left cheers Trump’s positive COVID test

President Donald Trump tested positive for the Chinese virus which causes the potentially deadly COVID yesterday. His critics on the Left appeared to cheer the news, some expressing hope that he dies. [10/02/2020]

President Trump

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Helen Reddy dies at 78

Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem I Am Woman and recorded a string of other hits, has died. She was 78. Reddy’s children Traci and Jordan announced that the actor-singer died September 29th in Los Angeles. [09/30/2020]

Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy dies »

Mac Davis dead at 78

Once upon a time, in 1972, JD had lunch with Mac Davis. His Hooked on a Feeling was the #1 song in the land. JD's lunch takeaway: Mac is a really nice guy. Now, he's gone. [09/30/2020]

Mac Davis

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Sweden Seems to Have Wuhan Scourge Controlled

Which doctor is right--Rand Paul or Anthony Fauci? The New York Times suggests it may be Rand Paul. Sweden didn't do much in the way of lockdowns or mask-wearing in response to the Wuhan virus which causes COVID-19, but seems to be doing remarkably well after a rough start. [09/29/2020]

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In New Orleans: Staged accidents, disbarred lawyer, stuntwoman attorney

A complex federal case involving a New Orleans man who allegedly made a living by causing car wrecks, a stuntwoman-turned-lawyer who represented him and her fiancé — a disbarred lawyer and convicted felon — took a gothic turn this week when the accused accident stager was fatally shot ahead of his arraignment. [09/26/2020]

NOPD investigates

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Florida lifts COVID restrictions

Florida Governor Ron Desantis lifted all coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and bars effective immediately (September 25), saying he is also prohibiting local governments from closing businesses or imposing any restrictions without justification. [09/25/2020]

Ron Desantis

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China Virus breakthrough?

Researchers recently isolated a molecule that could help create a drug capable of neutralizing the China Virus. Clinical trials involving the drug are set to begin on humans next year. [09/19/2020]

Mask wearing crowd

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died September 18th at her home in Washington. She was 87. [09/19/2020]

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Pemanent lockdown?

Dr. Anthony Fauci says that contrary to the implicit promise numerous politicians made that COVID-19 restrictions would only last “until there’s an effective vaccine,” the arrival of a vaccine won’t mean life will return to normal, perhaps for more than a year. [Opinion 09/14/2020]

DR. Anthony Fauci

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Louisiana astronaut charged

Louisiana doesn't have many astronauts to its credit yet, but James Halsell was one of them. He flew the Space Shuttle five times and retired in 2006. He often visited New Orleans’ Michoud Assembly Facility in his home state to see work being done on the Space Shuttle External Tanks. He led the NASA Return to Flight Planning Team, responsible for implementing the recommendations of the Columbia accident investigation board into the Shuttle Program. But now, he's under criminal investigation for his own car accident, which killed two young girls near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. [09/10/2020]

Astronaut James Halsell

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LSU helmets cooled against China virus

I don't know, but I been told, Facebook “jailed” a DJ friend of mine for posting a link to this story. They said it “goes against our standards on misinformation that could cause physical harm...” I guess they think the LSU Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization is either evil or too stupid to invent a safe helmet cooling system and apply for a patent thereon. Here, we let you make up your own mind. Meanwhile, join my DJ friend and me on MeWe.com for uncensored info. [09/07/2020]

LSU Helmet Cooler

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CDC: 6% of American deaths from COVID alone

The CDC just published data on the causes of American deaths from February 1st through August 26th. It's best viewed graphically, and self-described “data freak” Willis Eschenbach has done the graphing. Keep his graph in mind the next time you see a “fact check” telling you how to interpret the CDC’s data. [09/01/2020]

Damage in Kenosha

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$30 million damage in Kenosha

JD hopes his drone never has to fly over unnecessary damage like this any where close to his neighborhood. This is Kenosha, Wisconsin as it looks today. And Hurricane Laura got nowhere near it. [09/01/2020]

Damage in Kenosha

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