Jim Brown: Don’t Worry, Be Happy in Louisiana!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Bayou State residents are well aware that Louisiana is a pleasant place to live. Some would sarcastically say that we are fat, dumb, and happy down here in the deepest of the deep southern states. The state motto is, after all, Laissez les bons temps rouler. For you out of staters, that’s pronounced Lay say lay bohn tohn roo lay, and means “let the good time roll.” So it should be no surprise to the locals that in a survey of 100 cities listed as the happiest, and published by the U. S. National Bureau of Economic Research, Louisiana walked away with the top rankings.

The top five happiest cities in the U. S. include Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport, Baton Rouge and Alexandria. Lake Charles weighed in at number eight. The unhappiest? New York City. What? The Big Apple? How can that be? Simple. The cost of living in New York causes two thirds of the city’s population to just get by.

With a number of family members now living in New York City, including several of my grandchildren, I’m up there for a week at a time, once, sometimes even twice a month. The differences are vast to say the least. Let’s start with my five “Fs.” Food, family, faith, fixin’ flats, and football. Continue Reading……….

2 thoughts on “Jim Brown: Don’t Worry, Be Happy in Louisiana!”

  1. Lafayette, B.R., Shreveport, Houma and Alex as TOP FIVE. Wow ,gotta bees da’ LSU Fighting Tigers were undefeated at da’ time the poll was taken and not when said residents were paying their auto and home owners insurance which thanks to your expertise as insurance commish has a compelled, huge named hurricane deduction.

    Perhaps when you are not in New York you could write a historic narrative as to how such a high named hurricane deductible occurred and possibly assigning some of the blame elsewhere.

  2. Lock, give the boy a break, as we’ve learned from our recent disasters the biggest impediments to recovery are not the deductibles, it’s the fact that you purchased illusory coverage in general which kills you, and to that you add the immunities voted to the various layers of kleptocracy by none other than the masochists qua voters so in the end, you look like the guy pulling out his empty pockets from his pants. 😉

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