Author Archives: RealShreveport

22 Jul
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PERKINS’ VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS AS SHREVEPORT FAILS

It’s a time-tested sort of event in the lives of, uh, “seniors” such as I: live and work long enough, and never-before, unthinkable, mind-twisting things happen … … Adrian Perkins has announced that he is, in fact, running for the ...

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17 Jul
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(PT. 4) S.P.D. “STOPS” PERKINS FOR FOUR (4) D.U.I.’s IN 3 MONTHS

First, I note media reports confirming that Mayor Perkins is seriously considering a campaign against sitting United States Senator Bill Cassidy. As of 7:00 last evening, the Shreveport daily paper confirms Perkins’ consideration of that move. MOST notably, should Perkins ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
14 Jul
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A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM ELLIOTT

To the many of you who are new to my work, I write these personal messages from time-to-time. Given that my FB page is not a public one, these have always proved very helpful to readers. * * * * ...

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11 Jul
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UPDATE, PT. 2 … SOURCES: PERKINS GIVEN PASS ON D.U.I.

First, I welcome the many new FB Friends now with us. It is pleasing that this work now consistently goes to the 5,000 maximum number of people aboard. I will soon write a follow-up article about this page, but for ...

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10 Jul
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SOURCES: PERKINS GIVEN PASS ON D.U.I. LAST NIGHT

As some readers know, I have been researching and writing articles about a host of issues for many years. Be that as it may, the story buzzing around Shreveport officialdom about Mayor Adrian Perkins being pulled over for driving under ...

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08 Jul
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I’M DONE WITH “NEW NORMALS” & TO ME, SOME LIVES MATTER MOST.

I hope and trust that more and more of us are protecting as necessary against too much “news” consumption. Yes, there are certain things we just about have to watch for, but suffering the deluge of ways the coronavirus is ...

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05 Jul
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YESTERDAY’S SHOOTING, DILLARDS AT ST. VINCENT MALL

The shooting / killing yesterday of a 19-year old at St. Vincent Mall certainly caught my attention … especially given that earliest media reports had so few details available. My thanks to KTBS-TV News for its update, linked below. It ...

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02 Jul
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HOW CAN I EXPLAIN WHAT JULY 4TH MEANS TO ME? I’LL TRY THIS:

Only the Christmas holiday is more meaningful to me than our July 4th Independence Day. In fact, there are many dates associated with the declaration of America as an independent nation, and July 4th is a good ways down the ...

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30 Jun
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FORBES MAG: PERKINS PUSHES UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME HERE

In all the decades of my involvement in Shreveport government and politics, I have never been more surprised by anything any mayor has done. “Absence of transparency” is newly demonstrated and defined. Mayor Adrian Perkins has included himself among a ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
28 Jun
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SOME OF US HAVE LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO FEAR THIS UNREST

I am typical of America’s “boomer” generation, born between 1946 and 1964. I was on the front-end of the group … those who saw and lived the worst, as it were, our generation experienced. I was born in 1951, a ...

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25 Jun
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SHREVEPORT CITY HALL POLITICS … A RUN-DOWN OF SORTS

The Shreveport City Council met Tuesday as scheduled, but fear of the coronavirus once again meant that it was conducted “virtually” by way of video conferencing. (For those who do not know, watching these meetings is a blend of jury ...

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20 Jun
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A PERSONAL NOTE FROM ELLIOTT. AN UPDATE FROM KTBS-TV NEWS.

As I continue my research into an entirely different subject, I write to dispose of a nagging misunderstanding about my work, and to share a notable update from KTBS-TV News. * * * * * * * * I recently ...

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13 Jun
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GOOD NEWS! WE HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY

Include me among those who have made it a point in recent days to listen and watch the hateful acts and intentions of some of today’s American “protestors.” For many of us, especially Boomers, it (again) seems typical to recall ...

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08 Jun
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KTBS-TV RESPONSE ON CAWTHORNE CORRUPTION TRIAL

In a seeming response to my article re-post yesterday about the long-delayed federal corruption trial of Caddo Parish Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne and his sister Belena Turner, KTBS-TV’s Vickie Welborn has nailed down notable details. In Ms. Welborn’s follow-up article posted ...

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30 May
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SHREVEPORT IS VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE THIS CITY COUNCIL

I have written, and written about, these clarion ten words before … as simple, yet powerful, as any sentence I ever heard: There is never a right time to do a wrong thing. I heard the sentence the first time ...

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