LIVINGSTON PARISH COUNCIL ON AGING - This is in reference to last weeks Call and Comment. The employees at the COA are NOT happy, well except for the nutrition / recreation supervisor, she is upholding the directors behavior by turning a blind eye and not reporting illegal and unethical practices she’s observing on a daily basis. Maybe it’s because of her made up position or large pay raises. After more than 30 years with the COA, we just expected more loyalty to our seniors. It’s time for some serious investigating into this Council On Aging as well as the others in the state.

I am a 75-year-old vet. I served during the Berlin Crisis, the Cuban Crisis, and the Vietnam War. I have lived under presidents I did not agree with, but never under a president who scares me.

Arizona State U Professor Allows Students To Protest Trump Instead Of Taking Final Exam. These anti-American Marxists are dangerous for our country. Their goal is to turn us into something that was never intended but we were warned.

Abortion has been legal in the United States under certain circumstances since 1973. In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on the so-called “partial-birth” abortion, except when the woman’s life is endangered. No one is yanking fetuses out of pregnant women, ripping arms and legs off, and throwing them in a garbage can to be carted off to a landfill. Since 1973, just 19 percent of Americans believe abortion should be illegal under any circumstance. Folks with money, power, and influence have always arranged for abortions when needed.

Donald Trump said he wants to scrap NAFTA. Mexico imported USA corn, soybeans, beef and pork valued at $8 billion last year. Mexico is negotiating with Argentina for these products while farmers in Iowa, Indiana, and Kansas Republicans are trying to put the skids on Trump’s plans. This will be another Trump claim that will go nowhere. What a loser.

Since they left the White House, Barack and Michelle Obama have been seen traveling in luxury. Their latest decadent escapade was reportedly spending time on a huge yacht with the likes of Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, and Bruce Springsteen. “Mr. and Mrs. Income Inequality, standing on a 450 food yacht. O yeah baby, we got ours! Thank ya, thank ya very much.”

I guess Democrats and their same stream media are slower than I thought. Everything they are saying about Trump they should have been saying for the last eight years about Obama. Slow.

A decorated retired Air Force officer who witnessed one of the most deadly attacks on Navy SEALs in U.S. history is breaking her silence, saying the government covered up evidence detailing that the 2011 downing of a Chinook helicopter gunship that killed 38 fighters in Afghanistan could have been prevented had it not been for restrictions to the military’s rules of engagement that were changed under the Obama administration. But don’t worry. Obama said he’s clean as a whistle.

Donald Trump has more Russian spies in the White House than Vladimir Putin has in the Kremlin.

A 16-year-old Alabama girl was caught by teachers with a water pistol, and was expelled from the school for an entire year as a result. That’ll teach her. She’s only 16 and has no business with a water gun.

Venezuelan president to arm militia supporters after confiscating civilian guns. Get you some of that socialism boy.

The Student Government Association at Western Kentucky University voted Tuesday to make tuition “free” for black students. The measure is a recommendation to pay those students reparations for slavery, which was abolished more than 150 years ago. Uh no thanks. I think the statue of limitations has run out. Not to mention all the freeness that’s already been dispersed.

Healthcare companies such as Blue Cross are going broke? Well, BC stock was at $30/share when President Obama was elected and today it is at $168, an increase of 500 percent. Same for Humana, $30 vs $218, a 700 percent stock price increase, Aetna stocks also increased by 700 percent, while United Healthcare Insurance stock increased by a whopping 900 percent ($17 vs. 169 today). This is why your premiums have increased. Cut out the middleman, and provide Medicare for everyone.

Two Venezuelan students and a National Guard sergeant died on Wednesday after being shot during protests against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro, increasing turmoil in the volatile nation amid a devastating economic crisis. Where’s Michael Moore when they need him.

President Obama was correct, Russia is not our greatest threat. Review the facts: For starters, Russia’s military budget is $47 billion/year compared with the United States’ $594 billion (larger than the next nine largest military budgets combined). The United States has 1,492,200 military personnel vs. Russia’s 845,000. The USA have 800 military bases outside our borders in 80 foreign countries - 174 bases in Germany alone. As of 2016, Russia has 12 military bases outside of its border: 10 of them on the territory of the former Soviet Union, and one in Syria and Vietnam. We have twice as many attack helicopters and twice as many attack aircraft. Russia has one carrier and the U.S. has 19, four times as many destroyers, and 1.5 times as many subs. Russia has only one warm water port, and the USN has many warm water ports around the globe. Folks can learn more by reading books without pictures, and turning off the Fox channel.

Donald Trump, the self-described master of “The Art of the Deal”, couldn’t get Trump Care out of the Republican dominated House of Representatives, after telling anyone for a year and a half that he would “repeal and replace” Obamacare on day one! Trump also lied about making Mexico pay for the wall, labeling China a currency manipulator, calling NATO obsolete, terminating the Import - Export Bank as well as Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. This guy is no deal maker - he’s nothing more than a liar, a blowhard, a braggart, a shyster, and a two-bit carnival barker.

I read the PBS lesson plan called “Dying to be a Martyr. ” The plan utilized video from an award-winning documentary to help high school students understand the complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The lesson plan require students to create an objective newspaper article from the perspective of a reporter who has just witnessed a suicide bombing. The students are instructed to include historical background information on the conflict, the motivations of the bombers, different ways the bombing impacts the Israelis, and conclude their article with a detailed summary. Suggesting some of the material seems to encourage students to learn to sympathize with radical Islamic terrorists borders on paranoia; or perhaps the real motivation is that someone wants to present just the Israeli side of the conflict, and omitting the fact that Israel was created by taking ancestral lands from the Palestinians.

History of EPA Employee Misconduct Could Result in Layoffs. Only 6.5 percent of EPA employees are essential. Like.

Heard a caller on Rush Limbaugh who suggested reparations to black people mostly come from Democrats because they were the party of segregation, Jim Crow laws and fought hard against Abraham Lincoln. The “republican” who ended slavery so they could keep their free labor. Point.

While it was tough to have Obama for eight years, it was a good hard lesson as to what radicals can do to a free country if given too much power. Over the next four years, this is libertys; chance to shore up freedom for our people for many years to come. As Ronald Reagan quoted a legal immigrant from Cuba, “If we lose freedom here, we’ve got no where else to go”.

Man them Democrats sure are divisive. They are always busy riling up people trying to get people to hate each other. It’s time they join their president Trump and work together for the good of all. Come on, let’s all work together and make America great again!

The Livingston Parish Council on Aging is NOT running the way it should. It is so obvious that Leila Faucheux and Ruth Goodwin either wrote the letter in Call & Comment on 4/13/17 or had something to do with it. With that being said, 99 percent of that letter is false. All the sites do have their vans back, which is a great thing!!! As far as the employees, the majority of them are NOT happy. It’s a shame that you’re are attacking two board members on a personal level. This whole situation is not personal but business. If running a business for 20 plus years is not running a business right, then what is? The chairman and vice chairman (the two Jim’s) DO NOT come and visit with employees or seniors, they come and speak to Leila, which if anyone could look at the cameras they would see the truth about a lot of things that go on at the Livingston Parish Council on Aging. CAMERAS DON’T LIE!!! What are the qualifications for an executive director? That should be the real question! The Director runs the COA, not board members. Do you know what SLANDER is? All the board members are known in the community, so with that being said everyone knows who you are talking about (who are senior citizens)!!! On the education comment, you really need to not judge anyone for lack of education. Due to the fact that some of our seniors did not have the opportunity to get a good education. Is writing a budget a requirement to be a board member? Probably not, that is your job as the director. The minutes of your board meetings are public records, so maybe some people need to get copies of those and see what is really going on. Leila and Ruth need to stop manipulating the board members and the community, it will NOT make them look good once everyone finds out the truth, manipulating your employees is enough!!! The seniors don’t know what goes on behind closed doors, they only see what Leila and Ruth want them to see. None of this is personal, Leila, but it’s all about how you conduct yourself as the executive director at the Livingston Council on Aging and how you treat your employees, who take care of the seniors!!!!!

Today, more people between the ages of 18 and 34 live with their parents, 22.9 million, than live with a spouse, 19.9 million. In 1975, more than twice as many people in the same age group lived with a spouse (31.9 million) than with their parents (14.7 million). Divorce, bums, and lazy vultures wating to feed on whatever their parents leave behind.

The death penalty was not designed to deter crime. It was designed as a punishment to those who murder. It comes from the Bible’s Ten Commandments that states if you murder then your life is to be required. All murder is wrong and all killing is not murder.

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