New Orleans — Power went out at the Superdome early in the third quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6. The majority of lights failed shortly after Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown. There was 13:22 left in the quarter. The teams remained on the field, with players stretching and trying to stay warmed up, including the Ravens' Joe Flacco and Ed Reed. Cheerleaders kept going through their routines There was a public address announcement for fans to stay in their seats.
#16 Not Bobby Jindal...Mitch Landrieu is the Mayor of the Big Easy. The same Mitch Landrieu, brother of Senator Mary Landrieu, two scions of a dynasty looting Louisiana for many years, nay maybe a century.
Have been through NO several times and was always reminded of Tallulah Bankheads´ voice saying ´what a dump´. We never even found a place that looked fit to stay in. Of course, that was a long time ago.
By way of coverage on Radio or Television, I’ve witnessed all 46 of the previous Super Bowls. This year, I decided to not subject myself again to a bombastic barrage of glitz, glitter, razzle-dazzle and raunch, otherwise known as “The Super Bowl Half-Time Show.” Instead, I passed the (half) time by catching up on a few minor chores which needed attention. I’m glad I did. I plan to do likewise during the half-times of the next 46 unless their producers plan to ‘unspectacularize’ them by mercifully toning them down at least a reasonable number of notches. I know what I did was radical, but not only do I not care, I highly recommend it.
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J F Ackerman, 2/4/2013 10:01:32 AM (No. 9157252)
What a pathetic shambles. Except for Paul Harvey and the Budweiser horse, the "commercials" were slutty dreck. Thanks to all the interruptions, the game had no rhythm or continuity. The half-time show was a screaming, shouting, strutting no-talent black hooker. NFL stands for a lot of things these days... good clean family entertainment isn´t one of them.
I thankfully didn´t watch all of the "Super" Bowl. Both of these teams are nowhere near my favorites and I had to wake up early to go to work. I heard this morning on the news that the power outage happened, the half time show sucked and the Edgar Allen Poe Ravens won. Big whup! I read too that the deadhead obama voters are trying to blame the blackout on Governor Jindal. What rubbish. All this is is the former mayor School Bus Chocolate City Nagin´s New Orleans chickens coming home to roost.
The ugly comments on this thread about a city with so much of America´s beauty and history are inappropriate... and dare I say ignorant... sure it´s run by Dems... but Bobby is doing his level best to bring growth and industry to the entire state... As were My Ravens... [and don´t get me started on B´more... and it´s history...]
Next time you are near New Orleans, instead of flying into Kenner... come across the 32 mile Causway across Lake Ponchetrain at dawn... or the back roads through the beautiful bayous from Baton Rouge... Or past the still exquisite and gracious plantation homes before Gretna... and listen to a CD of Harry Baby [Harry Connick Jr who was playing sweet jazz as a lad of six] ... then have a beignet and coffee at Cafe du Monde in the Quarter as a lone sax plays Amazing Grace at noon... and get back to me...
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Rock n Robin, 2/4/2013 12:51:10 PM (No. 9157718)
Re: #9 and some others: My first thought, too. E.g., Possibly a little cat and mouse toying by the same group that hacked the State Dept. website a week or so ago. Understand that there is no evidence and this just pure imaginative speculation. But interesting to see that others have the same thoughts.
Thank you, # 52. I was not going to post as there is so much ignorance flowing on this thread I thought, what’s the use! Yes, there are a lot of liberals in New Orleans, partly due to history and partly a result of being a port city. I live within the city limits of New Orleans and I am represented by Senator David Vitter and Congressman Steve Scalise, two very conservative members of Congress. Mary Landrieu, our token Democrat, is one of the few Democrats holding a state wide office in Louisiana. The New Orleans metropolitan area is mostly conservative. This weekend I saw millions of happy people enjoying a super bowel weekend like never before. It was a weekend long party no other city could duplicate. Now we get serious about Mardi Gras, another event no other city could duplicate. A few have tried in the past, but each time it ended up in a riot. I’ve lived in other cities and my career has me traveling around the US. New Orleans is a special place unlike any other city!
Just a preview of what will become the "new norm" with Obama´s and the Left´s energy policies. We are truly on course to becoming a third world country with this idiot and his fellow socialists in the White House.
WASHINGTON — President Obama and congressional Democrats, seizing on the good news of an improving health care website and rising enrollments, on Wednesday highlighted parts of the law that are popular with the public and reminded Americans, and the law’s opponents, of what would be lost if the Affordable Care Act were repealed. As part of that political counteroffensive, which began this week, Democratic congresswomen challenged Republicans to present an alternative that would provide free preventive health services for the 105 million Americans who have already received them under the law. At the same time, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck criticized President Barack Obama’s recent speech about income inequality, arguing that Obama was unwisely attempting to change the subject from the Affordable Care Act in a way that highlighted the growing inequality under his own presidency. “Obamacare isn’t working, so the president goes to his old faithful ‘class warfare argument,’” Hasselbeck said. “He’s saying he wants to take out inequality and his policies from the beginning have been to equalize.” But, she continued, “the top 1%—their income rose by 31.4% between 2009 and 2012. Income for everyone else, you know how much that grew?
WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a trend that could reverse in the current quarter and hold back growth. The Commerce Department´s second estimate of third-quarter growth was much higher than the initial 2.8 percent rate reported last month. And it was well above the 2.5 percent growth rate for the April-June quarter. But almost the entire third-quarter revision came from a big jump in stockpiles. Consumer spending, the lifeblood of the economy,
[Video] REP. BOB GOODLATTE (R-VA): Professor Turley, the constitution, the system of separated powers is not simply about stopping one branch of government from usurping another. It´s about protecting the liberty of Americans from the dangers of concentrated government power. How does the president´s unilateral modification of act of Congress affect both the balance of power between the political branches and the liberty interests of the American people? JONATHAN TURLEY: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The danger is quite severe. The problem with what the president is doing is that he´s not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. He´s
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back against President Barack Obama’s claim that Republicans have no alternative to his failing healthcare law, telling Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren “this is a president that has a difficult time telling the truth.” The Republican leader sat down with Van Susteren to dispute Obama’s accusation that Republicans were merely obstructionists with no plan of their own: VAN SUSTEREN: The president spoke yesterday and he had a lot of harsh words, but one of the thing he said is that the GOP has no plans in reference to healthcare. He also said that you
VIENNA/MEXICO CITY- Mexican police have found dangerous radioactive medical material stolen by thieves that the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a "dirty bomb," the country´s national nuclear safety commission CNSNS said on Wednesday. The truck was found on Wednesday close to where it was stolen outside Mexico City. The thieves removed the radioactive material from a protective case, exposing them to dangerous levels of radiation then dumped it less than a mile away. The truck was stolen on Monday while it was taking cobalt-60 from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste-storage
After a near week-and-a-half “vacation” from being on-air, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir resigned Wednesday afternoon in light of comments he made about someone defecating in Sarah Palin‘s mouth. As Mediaite readers are likely well aware, I’ve gone after Bashir’s show multiple times, not for partisan reasons (I occasionally agree with the host) but because I believe his show represented the very worst aspects of cable news today. There are plenty of nasty, counterproductive hosts and pundit on Fox and CNN as well, but Bashir’s show somehow managed to combine all those negatives into one giant mess. And so, with that, I
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
During a presentation at the White House in which President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the president declared that his signature health care reform law was not going to be repealed. This assertion led his administration members, his staff, and audience members to rise from their seats and give the president a standing ovation. Obama said that ACA opponents’ alternative to the health care reform law is to champion repeal and going back to the health care delivery system status quo ante. He specifically cited Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who he said was asked directly for
A woman has revealed how difficult it is to eat healthily and stay full when living off an average food stamp budget. Melinda Moulton, from Huntington, Vermont, was one of 200 people to take part in the 3Squares Challenge, which saw her living for a week on just $36 worth of food, or around $1.71 a meal. Opting to try and eat as healthily as possible, Ms Moulton resorted to cheap foods like yogurt for breakfast, two handfuls of peanuts for lunch and lentil stew for dinner, all of which left her unsatisfied.´I don´t know how people do it,´ said
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long