Good grief, Charlie Brown! It’s about Christ.

By Louis R. Avallone – In December 1965, nearly 15 million viewers, or one-half of the television viewing audience, tuned in to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas. It has become the longest-running cartoon special in history, but it almost was cancelled before it ever was aired. You see, the CBS network executives were less than […]

Democrats and Denial – Not Just a River in Egypt

Psychologists call it “confirmation bias”, which is the tendency to search for, or otherwise interpret information in a way that confirms what you already believe, regardless of the facts. You may call it “rationalizing”. Others may call it “missing the forest for the trees”. I call it “denial”, and as the old saying goes, denial […]

There’s No Wizard In Oz

By Louis R. Avallone – The Shreveport Mayor’s race has been wrought with lots of hand wringing, anxiety, and foretelling of the doom and gloom that awaits this great city, if only the voters happen to choose this candidate over another. Many express great concern about the continuation of the backroom deals that have plagued […]

Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies

By Louis R. Avallone – You probably have heard the song, “Little Lies” by Fleetwood Mac. You know the one. It goes, “Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies…” Well, there’s nothing sweet about this, and frankly, there’s almost nothing that makes me more angry. You see, in a recent radio interview with MSNBC […]

Shreveport’s Mayor’s Race – Beef or Chicken?

By Louis R. Avallone – If you’re like most people in Shreveport, you have spent more time studying a restaurant menu, and deciding between the beef or chicken quesadillas, than you have deciding which candidate for mayor will get your vote at the polls next month. And considering Shreveport-Bossier is reported as the fastest shrinking […]

Legislature Says NO to Raising Taxes in New Orleans

By Louis R. Avallone – Should Caddo/Bossier Follow Suit? It’s a popular business adage that you have to spend money to make money. The question for taxpayers on November 4 is how much money, and whose money are you spending? You see, there’s an initiative on the ballot in November that will increase the sales […]

Mary, why don you ak right?

By Louis Avallone – Senator Mary Landrieu is reimbursing taxpayers several thousands of dollars that she took and spent for a charter flight to attend campaign events, including a fundraiser in Dallas. She has an estimated net worth between $894,018 and $2.6 million, with assets totaling $1.9 million to $3.1 million, according to her own […]

Bull Riding and Voting

By Louis Avallone – A bull rider has 8 seconds to achieve a qualified ride, starting from when the bull’s shoulder breaks out of the gate, and usually ending when the rider’s hand comes out of the rope or the rider hits the ground. Well, if you are voter in Caddo Parish this November, saddle […]

Space Invaders

By Louis Avallone – Do you remember the game Space Invaders? Released in 1978, it revolutionized video games by allowing the players to “stay alive”, or to play the game longer on a single quarter or token – just as long as their high scores kept rising. In other words, the better you played the […]