Author Archives: RealShreveport

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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11 Aug
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WILL AMERICA’S 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BE HIJACKED?

As never before in my career, the deluge of meaningful messages, news articles, videos, etc., is just this side of overwhelming. Yes, I credit social media for much of this high tide of information, but – dare I say it ...

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08 Aug
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THE SHREVEPORT SHIP OF STATE IS TAKING ON A LOT OF WATER

There is no mistaking the fact. Shreveport has for a good number of years bumped along as its government struggled to keep it out of the ditch. Well, OK, a lot of ditches. Through it all, I can honestly say ...

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04 Aug
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‘WANT TO TALK POPULATION LOSS? OK, SURE … LET’S DO THAT

A few days ago a national outfit called “AdvisorSmith” (???) proclaimed via our daily online / paper that Shreveport has the second-fastest population loss among American “midsize” cities. That fact is no real newsflash here, but it was certainly and ...

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01 Aug
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MONROE AND SHREVEPORT: HOPE SEIZES THE DAY IN ONE

I say and cite it often, because I know it to be true: hope springs eternal. In context, a powerful example has now been set by voters and leaders in Monroe. Three weeks ago, a majority of them veritably shouted ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
26 Jul
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A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM ELLIOTT STONECIPHER

It was July 10th that I posted my first in a continuing series of articles about Mayor Adrian Perkins’ drinking and driving … and, as it turned out, much worse. To put it mildly, the Mayor’s treatment of various laws ...

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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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