BREAKING: Warrants for the arrest of 5 former DMR Employees have been issued

Former DMR officials begin turning themselves in at Harrison County jail in connection to investigation ~ Mississippi Press

And the former employees have been identified as:

  • Leslie Gollott
  • Grant Larsen
  • Tina Shumate
  • Susan Perkins
  • Kerwin Cuevas

Vital Background on Shumate and Larsen can be found here,  Susan Perkins is somewhat of a shocker but the reasons Miller let her go now come into sharper focus.

Other Voices | Wednesdays Wars: Senator Amy Klobuchar in 2016: Minnesota Mellow in the Age of Rage

Published on Nov 1, 2013

Senator Amy Klobuchar grew up in Plymouth, MN, just down the road from Garrison Keillor’s mythical lake Wobegon, where “all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.”

Plymouth is the epicenter of the heartland … halfway between Portland, OR and Presque Isle, ME. Head west out of Plymouth and you hit Bismark, Billings, Bozeman, and Butte, and not a whole lot more before you come to Portland, OR.

It’s safe to say Amy Klobuchar is a country girl. It’s also safe to say she hit the Lake Wobegon trifecta.

She’s strong. She looks like she could hold up her end on the farm or anywhere else. Politically, she won the four races she’s been in … two for prosecutor in the state’s largest county, and two for the United States Senate.

In 2012, Minnesota was somewhat of a battleground state. Barack Obama won the state with 52% of the vote. Meanwhile, Amy, in her reelection bid, won the state with 65% of the vote.

That’s strong.

She’s good looking. Hey, it matters. Look at who wins elections: JFK, Reagan, Clinton, GWB, Obama. They all did better than average in the DNA lottery.

Amy has that open, friendly, unpretentious, upper middle-West look and manner. By senatorial standards, she clearly is not a power dresser. Continue Reading……..

Jim Brown’s Weekly Column: Insurance Issues Cause Havoc in Louisiana

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Has the final shoe dropped on Louisiana insurance policyholders who are seeing their insurance costs skyrocket, and who continue to pay the highest insurance costs in America? Can it get any worse? Well, I hate to tell ya, but yes it can, and it will.

Louisiana representatives at several levels of government are scurrying to cover themselves from mounting criticism of these rapidly rising insurance rates. In almost every area of insurance coverage, the Bayou State leads the country with the highest costs and the greatest increases.

The rising cost of insurance premiums has driven a number of companies out of Louisiana in recent years. But now, the cost for all types of insurance has grown so dramatically that the average family is being forced to consider whether they can continue to live in the deepest of the deep southern states.

Obamacare has become a major embarrassment and detrimental campaign issue for Senator Mary Landrieu. She is in the fight of her career in her efforts to be re-elected in 2014, and now, all the problems with its implementation have ensnared her in a shower of criticism.

When Obamacare was implemented, Landrieu told her fellow senators — “Those individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan. This is a very accurate description of the bill before us.” Now we find out that this is not true. Also, she is bogged down defending a program that can’t even get the computers up and running. The senator will be facing some tough questioning by her constituents right up to next year’s election day. Continue Reading…….