Author Archives: RealShreveport

23 Oct
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AMERICA’S WORSENING “CIVIL WAR” FUELED BY ITS NEWS MEDIA

In my lifetime of such awareness, I have believed the greatest dangers America has faced were the Cuban Missile Crisis, the home-grown social and political upheaval of race “warfare” in the South, and by the Vietnam War. I now see ...

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16 Oct
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IN AMERICA, THE WORST OF TIMES … THE BEST OF TIMES

I cannot remember a time in my life when our nation’s political goings-on were as disturbing. Thank goodness the shocking darkness is counter-balanced by a mitigating hopefulness. First, let me take out the garbage. (It would not surprise me if ...

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10 Oct
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IS ANOTHER SHREVEPORT TAX BEATING ON ITS WAY? SEE THIS

To some of us anti-tax types, the sentence Ben Franklin wrote to a friend in a 1789 letter is bedrock: “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be ...

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07 Oct
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REAL REASON SHREVE MEMORIAL LIBRARIES WILL CLOSE MONDAY

Yes, it is true: Caddo Parish libraries will close this coming Monday, no surprise since President Roosevelt, in 1937, set aside the second Monday in October as “Columbus Day.” ‘Problem is, our Shreve Memorial Library system is not shutting down ...

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02 Oct
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THAT PERKINS RUMOR … SHREVEPORTERS MIGHT WELL PRAY IT’S TRUE

As I worked in recent days to corral solid information about possible raises for Shreveport public safety front-liners, the never-good news collided with a Shreveport City Hall rumor too positive to ignore. The buzz from the rumor – that Mayor ...

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27 Sep
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SHREVEPORT MAYOR ADRIAN PERKINS ENDORSED BY MR. OBAMA

(Given my recent treatment by Facebook and/or its agents, I knowingly decided to write on this subject. With the names of both Perkins and Obama in the headline, this may be a test.) Yes, yes, it is true: former President ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
25 Sep
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ELLIOTT STONECIPHER: FOLLOW-UP TO WEDNESDAY’S MESSAGE

Not even the most avid readers of my Facebook-posted articles could have expected what happened when I shared my day-before-yesterday piece. I am writing this follow-up Message to let everyone know just how much we have learned. To put all ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
23 Sep
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*** IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM ELLIOTT STONECIPHER ***

Yesterday – Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – I wrote and posted an article about the Shreveport City Council meeting. (See it immediately below this message on my Facebook Timeline.) As I write this Message – 19 hours later – only ...

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16 Sep
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WHITE HOUSE TARGETING OF GUN CRIME MAKES IT SHREVEPORT

“All of this violent crime is primarily driven by illegal possession of guns and illegal trafficking of narcotics. … To address this problem, we are adding additional resources to our Project Guardian and Operation Legend.” Thus, acting U. S. Attorney ...

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10 Sep
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PERKINS’ BOGUS $35,000,000 “LOAN” REQUEST JUST PLAIN STINKS

Every time I decide there can be nothing new in the sad story of Shreveport’s collapsing government, something new spills out of Mayor Adrian Perkins’ latrine. Now, it’s the almost unimaginable possibility that the City Council will, Tuesday-after-next, approve Perkins’ ...

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09 Sep
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TRUMP v. BIDEN: “ONCE IN A CENTURY” MASSIVE VOTER TURNOUT?

It is not difficult to find online “clocks” which are counting-down the time remaining before our nation’s Trump v. Biden presidential vote. As I write, the countdown at “timeanddate” shows 54 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes and some seconds before ...

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02 Sep
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IN CASE YOU WONDERED WHERE MAYOR PERKINS WENT …

IN CASE YOU WONDERED WHERE MAYOR PERKINS WENT … Anyone who otherwise remembers how Hurricane Katrina pounded New Orleans in August 2005 likely also remembers the political damage it did to then-President George W. Bush. A day after the hurricane ...

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23 Aug
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HOW TO KILL A PLACE: SUICIDE BY TAXES IN SHREVEPORT

Sunday, August 23, 2020, 2:13 P.M. Waking up yesterday confirmed my somewhat new, daily routine: ‘get going with coffee and my laptop, along with a quiet prayer that the “news” not be too bad. “Well-aged” as I am, that prayer ...

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19 Aug
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SHREVEPORT POLICE / FIRE PAY RAISES? WHEN? PAID HOW?!

No matter that almost everything about pay raises for Shreveport police and fire personnel is up in the air and likely to stay that way for months, two things seems certain … … the City Council has the votes to ...

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15 Aug
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THE TAX MAN COMETH … HECK, HE IS HERE-ETH

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 5:20 P.M. For those of us who own / are buying our homes, we expect our property tax bill to land with a splat in November or December. Admittedly, I am a bit of a stickler ...

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