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Just got an email from Mary Landrieu - Clete Purcel
It made my blood boil. One of the noteworthy quotes: [quote]Recently, a handful of Senators have distorted and misused their power to obstruct and stop progress on important issues. Louisiana faces serious challenges, and I voted to end this political gridlock so we can focus on improving the A...


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Democracy as Founders established it doesn't work in times like these... - Clete Purcel
Not my words - Going through the dials yesterday on the drive home and stumbled across Michael Savage stating that when you have a majority of people living dependent on the government in some form or fashion, democracy doesn't work as people simply vote themselves more stuff contributing toward our...


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In the mail yesterday - Clete Purcel
As I was sorting through the mail last night, there was a nice, glossy mailout from the American Petroleum Institute lauding Senator Landrieu for her leadership in the oil & gas industry. While she has seniority and I think petitioned the President to lift the moratorium after the BP spill, does ...


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How did we get to this point? - Clete Purcel
Last night on LPB I watched a special: Louisiana - War on the Home Front. It discussed the effects that the Civil War had on our State. One of the interesting points it discussed was the longest siege on US soil - the siege on Port Hudson, Louisiana that lasted for 48 days. The program discus...


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Teaching a 12 year old the merits of saving - Clete Purcel
My initial thoughts are looking for a mutual fund with a very low minimum investment. Education IRA's , I think, meet that criterion, but I'm not sure I want to limit his investments to education. What have you done to help get a youngster started investing, so they learn the value of saving and...


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Topics By Clete Purcel