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CPT Paul,

If I recall correctly, at one time you offered personal training on a persons respective GPS unit. I would be interested in hiring you to assist me in learning my unit. Is there a number where I can reach you? Please feel free to call me at 337-660-8363 or email me at danred111294@yahoo.com. I live in Deridder but would be happy to bring my boat over your way for the training.

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Dan Redwood

January 17, 2013 at 9:48am

U.S. agrees to timetable for UN Gun Ban
The United Nations and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are moving forward with their plan to confiscate your guns.

The United States joined 152 other countries in support of the Arms Trade Treaty Resolution, which establishes the dates for the 2012 UN conference intended to attack American sovereignty by stripping Americans of the right to keep and bear arms.

Working groups of anti-gun countries will begin scripting language for the conference this year, creating a blueprint for other countries when they meet at the full conference.

The stakes couldn't be higher.

Former United Nation's ambassador John Bolton has cautioned gun owners about the Arms Trade Treaty and says the UN “is trying to act as though this is really just a treaty about international arms trade between nation states, but there’s no doubt that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control.”

Establishing the dates for the Arms Trade Treaty Conference is just the first step toward their plans for total gun confiscation.

The worldwide gun control mob will ensure the passage of an egregious, anti-gun treaty...

. . .and that's where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton steps in.

Once the UN Gun Ban is passed by the General Assembly of the United Nations it must be ratified by each nation, including the United States.

As an arch enemy of gun owners, Clinton has pledged to push the U.S. Senate to ratify the treaty. She will push for passage of this outrageous treaty designed to register, ban and CONFISCATE firearms owned by private citizens like YOU.

That’s why it’s vital you sign the special petition I’ve made up for your signature that DEMANDS your U.S. Senators vote AGAINST ratification of the UN’s “Small Arms Treaty.”

So far, the gun-grabbers have successfully kept the exact wording of their new scheme under wraps.

But looking at previous versions of the UN “Small Arms Treaty,” you and I can get a good idea of what’s likely in the works.

Don't let any of the "experts" lull you to sleep by saying "Oh, we have it handled" or "Until you know exactly what's in the treaty you can't fight against it."

Judging by Ambassador Bolton's comments -- who certainly knows what to expect from the American-freedom-hating international crowd that infests the U.N. -- we are certain the treaty's going to address the private ownership of firearms.

If passed by the UN and ratified by the U.S. Senate (which is where we must ultimately make our stand), the UN “Small Arms Treaty” would almost certainly FORCE national governments to:

*** Enact tougher licensing requirements, making law-abiding citizens cut through even more bureaucratic red tape just to own a firearm legally;

*** CONFISCATE and DESTROY ALL “unauthorized” civilian firearms (all firearms owned by the government are excluded, of course);

*** BAN the trade, sale and private ownership of ALL semi-automatic weapons;

*** Create an INTERNATIONAL gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun CONFISCATION. So please click here to sign the petition to your U.S. Senators before it’s too late!

You see, this is NOT a fight we can afford to lose.

Here's what you can do to help the National Association for Gun Rights fight Hillary Clinton and her United Nations cronies:
Click here and sign our petition to DEMAND that your United States Senators vote AGAINST the United Nations Small Arms Treaty.

Forward this e-mail to your friends and relatives who share your concern for American sovereignty and protecting our right to keep and bear arms.

Please consider making a generous contribution to the National Association for Gun Rights to help us fight Hillary Clinton and the United Nations "Small Arms Treaty."
Without your help and support, the National Association for Gun Rights cannot defeat this measure.

Thank you in advance for your support.

For Liberty,

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P.S. The Obama Administration just announced they would be working hand-in-glove with the UN to pass a new GLOBAL "Small Arms Treaty.”

That’s why it's vital you and I fight back IMMEDIATELY.

Please click here to sign the special petition I’ve made up for your signature that DEMANDS your U.S. Senators vote AGAINST ratification of the UN’s “Small Arms Treaty.”

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January 14, 2010 at 11:00am

Has anybody heard how many deer were taken on West Bay and Clear Creek today?

October 31, 2009 at 4:44pm

Premiums to Skyrocket Under Obamacare

Thursday, October 29, 2009 6:55 PM

By: David A. Patten Article Font Size

Protesters demonstrate Thursday near the Capitol as House Democrats unveiled sweeping healthcare reform legislation. Several studies indicate consumers' premiums could more than double next year if healthcare reform takes effect. The rate hikes stem from the hundreds of billions in proposed fees and taxes levied on providers. (Getty Images)

Skyrocketing insurance premiums will slam millions of consumers next year because of "indirect taxes" contained in both the House and Senate versions of healthcare reform, according to various medical and insurance industry experts.

Healthcare reforms that were supposed to contain costs actually will cause a sharp hike in premiums, they add. In fact, several studies indicate consumers' premiums could more than double next year if healthcare reform takes effect.

"So even though this bill tries to hide these costs as indirect taxes," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, recently told a business symposium, "average Americans who purchase health plans, take prescription drugs, or use medical devices will end up footing the bill."

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The rate hikes stem from the hundreds of billions in proposed fees and taxes levied on providers.

For example, the Finance Committee's proposal would assess $322 billion in taxes and fees on insurance premiums, prescription drugs, and medical devices, according to the Senate's Joint Committee on Taxation.

The committee and other experts say virtually all of those costs will be passed along to consumers in all tax brackets — despite President Barack Obama's pledge not to raise taxes "one dime" on those earning less than $250,000 per year.

Another likely frustration for consumers: The premium hikes will take effect right away, while the subsidies and benefits in healthcare reform won't kick in completely until 2014.

Scott Gottlieb, a physician and American Enterprise Institute resident fellow, stated Thursday in a New York Post op-ed that, by front-loading the costs and back-loading benefits, Congress is resorting to "a gimmick that imposes a stiff price on the public."

That "gimmick," Gottlieb claims: using 10 years of added fees and taxes on providers to offset about five years worth of benefits. Those costs "will immediately shift onto consumers, in the form of higher prices on medical products and rising premiums," he says.

Democrats have promised to insure an additional 35 million Americans, without raising taxes or increasing the tsunami of deficit red ink spilling out of Washington these days.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the former director of the Congressional Budget Office, appeared to concur with Gottlieb's assessment in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed.

"These costs will be passed on to consumers by either directly raising insurance premiums, or by fueling higher health-care costs that inevitably lead to higher premiums," he wrote.

The bottom line: Most voters will be paying higher premiums for years before they see any benefits. That could spell serious trouble for Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections.

The Senate bill proposes $2.3 billion in fees on brand-name drugs, $4 billion on medical devices, and $6.7 billion levied on insurance companies, plus more than $100 billion in Medicare reimbursements to medical providers — all costs that would be shifted back onto consumers.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's House bill appears even more expensive. It would impose $150 billion in Medicare cuts on the pharmaceutical industry, and a 2.5 percent tax on companies that manufacture medical devices.

"Most of astounding of all," Holtz-Eakin wrote, "is what this Congress is willing to do to struggling middle-class families. The bill would impose nearly $400 billion in new taxes and fees. Nearly 90 percent of that burden will be shouldered by those making $200,000 or less."

Just how much will insurance premiums jump once the Democratic reforms kick in? The figures vary from state to state.

According to a recent study by Wellpoint, the massive Blue Cross/Blue Shield licensee that provides insurance coverage to one in nine Americans, some older and less healthy consumers could actually see rate reductions. But those cuts would be more than offset by the spiraling premium increases hitting other insurance customers.

Based on provisions in the bill passed by the Senate Finance Committee, which is more conservative than the broad proposals put forth by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Pelosi, Wellpoint projects that healthy people in their mid-20s could see their annual premiums increase by more than 150 percent in at least seven states: Indiana (199 percent); Kentucky (199 percent); Maine (172 percent); Missouri (199 percent); Ohio (199 percent); Virginia (175 percent); and Wisconsin (199 percent).

For individuals of average age and health, and the small businesses employing them, the estimated rate hikes in the 14 states where Wellpoint does business would be:

California

Individual – 53 percent

Small Employer – 22 percent

Colorado

Individual – 52 percent

Small Employer – 9 percent

Connecticut

Individual – 64 percent

Small Employer – 8 percent

Georgia

Individual – 85 percent

Small Employer – 16 percent

Indiana

Individual – 122 percent

Small Employer – 20 percent

Kentucky

Individual – 122 percent

Small Employer – 22 percent

Maine

Individual – 172 percent

Small Employer - 18 percent

Missouri

Individual – 122 percent

Small Employer – 18 percent

Nevada

Individual – 61 percent

Small Employer – 16 percent

New Hampshire

Individual – 19 percent

Small Employer – 15 percent

New York

Individual – 82 percent

Small Employer – 6 percent

Ohio

Individual – 122 percent

Small Employer – 16 percent

Virginia

Individual – 96 percent

Small Employer – 25 percent

Wisconsin

Individual – 122 percent

Small Employer -17 percent

It's important to note, however, that Wellpoint's projected rate increases do not account for the increase in medical-service costs over time. Nor do they account for other, less obvious costs likely to accompany reform. So the actual premium increases might be higher.

Assuming voters aren't happy with skyrocketing premiums, the political pressure to limit the cost-shifting could be tremendous. Dr. Russell L. Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon and staunch opponent of the reform proposals, who authors the Blaylock Wellness Report for Newsmax Media, predicts that politicians would attempt to block the cost-shifting to consumers.

Doing so, he warns, would seriously impact the quality of U.S. healthcare.

"Of course, the government will anticipate this and prevent the doctors and hospitals from passing these costs to their patients," Blaylock tells Newsmax. "And this leaves one option: Severe rationing of care, which the government has wanted all along."

The spiraling costs contained in the Affordable Health Care for America Act that Pelosi unveiled Thursday drew heavy fire:

Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Gregory Conko called the bill "a recipe for exploding costs," adding: "The Affordable Health Care for America Act is anything but affordable. It will force millions of Americans to pay higher health insurance premiums, it taxes individuals who would like to purchase insurance options that don’t meet standards set by Washington bureaucrats, and it forces businesses and individuals to pay for insurance benefits they don’t want and don’t need."

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation, the National Association of Manufacturers, and seven other major associations sent a letter to Pelosi warning the legislation "falls short of the bipartisan goal of controlling costs."

Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., the chairman of the House Republican Conference, told CNN the Pelosi plan "looks like another freight train of big government with more taxes, more mandate and more spending – and that's not what the American people want in healthcare reform." He added that a search showed the nearly 2,000-page bill contains the directive "shall" 3,425 times.

Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., remarked: "The people of this country want reforms that provide them with more choices, more competition, more innovation, higher quality, and lower costs. Instead, Democrat leaders have worked in secret to write a bill that does exactly the opposite."

Karen Ignagni, the president of the America's Health Insurance Plans trade group that lobbies Congress on behalf of insurance companies, called the proposal "a missed opportunity." Ignagni predicted "families and employers will not be able to afford coverage and healthcare costs will rise at a rate much faster than the overall economy is able to sustain." In addition to the Wellpoint study, AHIP says three other reports, including one by PricewaterhouseCoopers, project that the legislative proposals will cause premiums to increase "far faster and higher" than they would under the present system.

Voters probably won't like getting socked with higher premiums if the reforms pass. But most of them won't be that surprised.

A recent Rasmussen Reports poll showed 57 percent of voters nationwide expect the reforms that were supposed to reduce costs actually will make them go up. Also, 53 percent of voters expect the quality of healthcare in the post-reform era will get worse.

2009 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

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October 30, 2009 at 1:51pm

Well, once again Mary Landrieu has sided with her liberal cronies over Louisiana sportsmen. She is supposedly a friend of sportsman, but her vote yesterday for Cass Sustein, an animal rights activist and anti-hunter, as Regulatory Czar for the Obama administration shows just how out of touch Mary Landrieu is with the sportsmen of Louisiana. When will people stop putting her in office? A vote for Mary Landrieu is a slap in the face to the sportsman of Louisiana.

U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
801 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, OH 43229
Ph. 614/888-4868 • Fax 614/888-0326
Website: www.ussportsmen.org • E-mail: info@ussportsmen.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Greg R. Lawson (614) 888-4868 x 214
September 9, 2009 Sharon Hayden (614) 888-4868 x 226
Debate on “Regulatory Czar” Ended By U.S. Senate

Vote Held Despite Senator’s Attempt to Put Hold on Nomination
(Columbus) – Tonight the U.S. Senate voted to end debate on the nomination of one of the most outspoken animal rights, anti-hunting, and anti- Second Amendment individuals to a high government position. By a 63-35 vote, cloture was invoked and debate stopped on the nomination of Cass Sunstein to serve as the head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).
Of the 63 senators that voted in favor of Sunstein, an anti-hunter, 22 were members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, or 42 percent.

The vote was held despite the efforts of Senator Johnny Isakson (R- GA) to place a “hold” on the nomination of Sunstein.

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) made this confirmation fight a top priority. These efforts were also aided by many conservation groups from around the nation such as: National Shooting Sports Foundation, Masters of Foxhounds Association of North America, Fur Takers of America, National Trappers’ Association, Conservation Force, Shikar Safari Club, Mule Deer Foundation, Delta Water Fowl Foundation, Pope and Young Club, Dallas Safari Club, Whitetails Unlimited, Inc., Houston Safari Club, Texas Wildlife Association, and the Wild Sheep Foundation.

The efforts of those groups and many others were instrumental in persuading Sen. Isakson to attempt placing a “hold” on Sunstein.

“We are disappointed with the outcome of tonight’s vote, especially that so many members of the Senate claiming to be pro-sportsman voted in favor of a nominee who has expressed that recreational hunting could be banned,” stated USSA President and CEO Bud Pidgeon. “Nonetheless, the USSA and our partners had an obligation to fight this appointment. Sportsmen all across America will clearly be able to see which senators, along with Sen. Isakson, were willing to stand up for them.”

The USSA and others argued for weeks that Sunstein’s views on giving animals standing in court and banning recreational hunting would pose an intolerable threat to sportsmen given the critical position the OIRA has in the implementation of all federal rules.

Click Here for a full list of how senators voted.

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org.

September 10, 2009 at 8:29pm

Obama's next Czar appointment is a total anti-hunter. He believes animals should have rights to sue in court. We all need to contact Mary Landrieu and David Vitter to block this nuts nomination next week!

Last Call- Block the Czar- Action Needed Today!

By now you should already be well aware of our effort to block President Obama’s radical, animal rights supporting, anti-hunting “Regulatory Czar”, Cass Sunstein. We’ve been asking sportsmen to contact BOTH of their U.S. senators for weeks.

NOW is crunch time. It appears that the Senate will be taking up this nomination when they return to Washington, D.C. after Labor Day. This means there will likely be a vote as early as Wednesday, September 9. If you haven’t made the calls yet to your senators, NOW is the time to do it.

Remember, this is a person who has written that animals should SUE HUMANS and that recreational hunting should be BANNED! These views are intolerable for someone to possess who will have control over all federal regulations.

For more information on Cass Sunstein, Click Here. Make sure to click the link for writing your senator and make YOUR voice heard.

For more information regarding the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alert Network, call 614-888-4868, or email Greg R. Lawson, director of communications at glawson@ussportsmen.org or Sharon Hayden, assistant director of communications at shayden@ussportsmen.org.

September 04, 2009 at 4:51pm

U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
801 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, OH 43229
Ph. 614/888-4868 • Fax 614/888-0326
Website: www.ussportsmen.org • E-mail: info@ussportsmen.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Greg R. Lawson (614) 888-4868 x 214
August 25, 2009 Sharon Hayden (614) 888-4868 x 226
Leading Conservation Groups Call on U.S. Senate to Block “Regulatory Czar” Nomination

15 Groups Express Concerns over Cass Sunstein

(Columbus) – Fifteen of the nation’s leading conservation and sportsmen organizations sent a letter today to all U.S. Senators requesting they oppose the nomination of Cass R. Sunstein to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

In the letter, the organizations express deep reservations about Sunstein’s views on animal rights and hunting. Sunstein has been quoted as saying, “we might ban hunting altogether, at least if it’s sole purpose is human recreation” as well as his discussions about offering animals the rights to sue humans.

The letter makes clear that as the head of the OIRA, a powerful federal agency with extensive authority to block rules, such views, “raise serious concerns about the agenda Mr. Sunstein will carry with him into this position if he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate.”

Sunstein’s controversial views on animal rights, hunting, and agriculture caused two Senators, Saxby Chambliss (R- GA) and John Cornyn (R- TX) to temporarily place “holds” on his nomination. This prevented the nomination from moving forward prior to the August recess. Though those holds were subsequently removed, there remains much concern throughout the conservation community.

The groups signing the letter include: Conservation Force, Dallas Safari Club, Fur Takers of America, Houston Safari Club, Masters of Foxhounds Association of North America, Mule Deer Foundation, National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Trappers’ Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pope and Young Club, Shikar Safari Club, Texas Wildlife Association, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, Whitetails Unlimited, Inc. and the Wild Sheep Foundation.

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org.

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August 25, 2009 at 2:42pm

In the past I have been critical of Mary Landrieu's votes on certain issues. I am happy to report that Mary Landrieu cast some important votes today that benefit Louisiana and Louisiana workers. She voted yes for E-Verfiy whereby employers will be required to verify the employment status of aliens in our country and prevent illegals from obtaining much needed jobs. She also voted to finish the border fence down in Texas. I will be writing to her office to send my thanks and just thought that you folks might want to know that she is making some good decisions. Let's hope she continues voting for Louisiana workers and values.

July 08, 2009 at 8:58pm

CallRep. John Fleming at (202) 225-2777 or your Representative and stop the Pelosi/Waxman Global Warming Tax.

For years, Al Gore and his extreme environmental followers, like Nancy Pelosi and Henry Waxman, have tried to get Congress to pass a bill to reduce energy use in the name of "global warming". Many honest liberals supported a "carbon tax" that would simply raise the price of coal, oil and natural gas. But Gore, Pelosi and Waxman knew that this honest approach would never pass. So they devised a complicated "cap and trade" scheme. But the scheme has been exposed by an independent study released May 21 by the respected Charles River Associates. They showed that giving "free allowances" to favored companies and "returning revenue to low-income households" will do little to reduce the effects of the bill, namely to increase the costs of most goods and services Americans have to buy. By 2015, the study estimates 2.3 million jobs lost, a lowering of the average annual wage by $170, and a $730 decrease in the average household's purchasing power. These figures increase dramatically in future years as the bill is fully implemented.

Call Rep. John Fleming directly at (202) 225-2777 and urge a "NO" Vote on H.R. 2454 the "CAP and Trade" Bill.

Pelosi and Waxman have gotten as far as they have with this bill by browbeating reluctant Democrats and buying support from some industries by giving away "free" allowances. Pelosi has even refused to allow the tax writing Ways and Means Committee to hold hearings or make changes in the revenue portions of the bill. Even more outrageously, some of the "favored" industries are showing their hand. Duke Energy, a North Carolina-based company headed up by a former Enron executive (Enron helped create the first "cap and trade" scheme) has been lobbying FOR the "cap and trade" bill for over a year. Now they have asked the state utilities commission for a 13.5 percent increase in electric rates. In their filing, Duke Energy cites as one justification the future costs of a cap on greenhouse gas emissions. Duke's actions expose the hypocrisy of those who claim to support this scheme "to save the planet."

Act Now! Call Rep. John Fleming directly at (202) 225-2777 and urge a "NO" Vote on H.R. 2454 the "CAP and Trade" Bill.

June 25, 2009 at 8:17am

President Obama hard at work again:

HR 1388 bill passed

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States with housing and food allowances

EVERYONE IN THE U. S. needs to know....

Something happened... H.R. 1388 was passed, behind our backs. You may want to read about it. It wasn't mentioned on the news... just went by on the ticker tape at the bottom of the CNN screen.

Obama funds $20M in tax payer dollars to immigrate Hamas Refugees to the USA . This is the news that didn't make the headlines....By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in "migration assistance" to the Palestinian refugees and "conflict victims" in Gaza . The "presidential determination", which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States , was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.

Few on Capitol Hill, or in the media, took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support to the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.

Let's review....itemized list of some the president's most recent actions since his inauguration:
His first call to any head of state, as president, was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory.
His first one-on-one television interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television.
His first executive order was to fund/facilitate abortion(s) not just here within the U. S. , but within the world, using U. S. tax payer funds.
He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted.
He ordered overseas CIA interrogation centers closed.
He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and the "terror attack" on 9/11.
Now we learn that he is allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees to move to, and live in, the US at American taxpayer expense.These important, and insightful, issues are being "lost" in the blinding bail-outs and "stimulation" packages.

Doubtful?
To verify this for yourself:
www.thefederalregister.com/d.p/2009-02-04-E9-2488

June 19, 2009 at 9:39am

I live over near Lake Charles and will be heading to New Orleans to attend my father-in-laws 80th birthday Saturday evening. Anybody that is going to fish lake Ponchartrain or elsewhere need a partner to share expenses. I've never fished lake P, but have been wanting to do so. Shoot me an email if you have a spot on your boat.

Thanks,

Dan

June 12, 2009 at 1:27pm

I would like to buy a trolling motor but don't really want to travel all the way to New Orleans to get one installed. Can anyone recommend a good shop that has fair prices in the Lafayette or Lake Charles area?

April 14, 2009 at 10:41am

What are the main launches at Big Lake. I know about Hebert's. What's that place where they hold tournaments from time to time. What are the options on the west side of that lake? Do any launches have any live bait - I want to take the kids fishing. Thanks.

March 20, 2009 at 12:27pm

Senator Mary Landrieu obviously could care less about Louisiana and Ameican unemployed workers, and wants to allow illegals to take jobs without any verification of their eligibility to be lawfully employed in the United States. The E-Verify program requires employers to verify the eligibility of aliens (many illegals use fraudulent green cards to gain employment) and Senator Landrieu voted against the long term implementation of the E-Verify program. She is either anti-American or does not have the fortitude to stand up to her liberal counterparts. I have drafted the letter below showing my displeasure of her stance on this.

I find it incredible that she would oppose such a measure when there are millions of Americans out of work. Moreover, everytime an illegal is hired for less than the going wage, your wages are invariably suppressed because of it. Employers have no incentive to hire U.S. Citizens when they can hire illegals for half of the going wage!

I have drafted the letter below and sent it to her office. If you care about Louisiana workers more than Senator Landrieu does, I recommend that you send a letter or email to her office.

Your refusal to support unemployed and underemployed Americans is troubling! There are more than 12 million unemployed Americans and you still will not support the long-term reauthorization of the E-Verify program. What part of Sen. Sessions' amendment to the omnibus did you find so objectionable?

Your vote is all the more troubling due to your recent support of E-Verify and the SAVE Act. In fact, during the 110th Congress, you were a cosponsor of the SAVE Act. I am not sure how a cosponsor of the SAVE Act can oppose an amendment to reauthorize the E-Verify system. I sincerely hope that your support of pro-American worker policies was not due to your forthcoming election.

Perhaps you felt coerced into an anti-American worker vote by the procedural situation. Please remember that your Party leadership put you in that position by inserting extension language for only six months instead of five years. I hold you responsible for letting the Democratic leadership know that using E-Verify in such a manner is unacceptable and puts you in an untenable position.

I expect you to redeem yourself by supporting E-Verify every chance you get. There are 12 million Americans depending on you to do the right thing.

March 14, 2009 at 2:00pm

I am interested in doing some wade fishing. I know folks do it at Big Lake and Sabine Lake. Are there any areas in particular that are suited for it. Do you look for any particular type of bottom (sandy, shells etc). What about wading out on Holly Beach, anybody do any good out there in the summer? Thanks for any help you might be able to provide.

May 05, 2008 at 9:31am
A comment titled: New Bow in response to a report titled: NEW TO HUNTING

Chuteem,

I work here on Fort Polk myself. The best place for you to go in this area is Starr Pawn and Gun on Entrance road. They have a lot of bows in stock and have all the goodies and experience you will need to get set up properly. If you want me to help you learn to shoot I can help you with that. There is an archery range on Fort Polk you can shoot at. Deer hunting on Polk is pretty good so you ought to have a chance to shoot your first one this Fall.

Dan

June 27, 2012 at 2:47pm
A comment titled: Awesome in response to a report titled: Latest Drawing...

I have said this before. Your work is outstanding. I would really like for you to draw my kids or some other hunting scenes for me.

February 03, 2010 at 7:08pm
A comment titled: Deer in response to a report titled: My first buck

That's a fine buck, congratulations!

February 01, 2010 at 12:09pm
A comment titled: Dog in response to a report titled: Found Golden Retreiver on Manchac WMA

You are a good man for picking up that dog. If you don't find the owner I am sure you can find a good home for him. He looks like a friendly one.

January 30, 2010 at 6:42pm
A comment titled: Yote in response to a report titled: Black Coyote

That's a cool looking yote...glad he's dead though!

January 15, 2010 at 2:00pm
A comment titled: 44 in response to a report titled: .44 mag handi rifle?

I am almost positive that you can shoot 44 mag shells out of a .444. You may want to call Handi Rifle about this though.

January 14, 2010 at 1:36pm
A comment titled: Deer in response to a report titled: father-son hunt 2

Man, that's a fine buck! Glad you had your son with you - he will never forget it! You guys hunting in MS?

January 12, 2010 at 3:37pm
A comment titled: Congrats! in response to a report titled: Fowl Slaying

Congrats fellas! That's a good mess of ducks!

January 07, 2010 at 10:37pm
A comment titled: Red River Buck in response to a report titled: Red River WMA Buck

Cowboy,

That's a really nice deer and a well written story. They killing lots of ducks up there?

January 04, 2010 at 3:44pm
A comment titled: Deer in response to a report titled: Rachel's First Deer:)

Awesome,way to go girl!

January 02, 2010 at 8:36pm
A comment titled: ducks in response to a report titled: Interesting Hunt yesterday

Good report. We had a similar experience but not nearly as many ducks. Maybe we should have stayed till 11:00

January 01, 2010 at 10:27am
A comment titled: Dog in response to a report titled: Ace first big duck hunt

That's a really nice looking dog. Glad you have him out hunting. Do you have pups right now?

January 01, 2010 at 10:25am
A comment titled: deer in response to a report titled: FINALLY

Nice buck and really nice mount!

January 01, 2010 at 10:22am
A comment titled: Hog in response to a report titled: First Hog

Congratulations. Man, that sure is a big ugly sucker.

December 30, 2009 at 8:29am
A comment titled: buck in response to a report titled: ANOTHER NICE MACON BUCK

Real nice buck, congrats!

December 23, 2009 at 8:41pm
A comment titled: Nice Post in response to a report titled: A day to remember

Very nice post. Glad you got yourself a good one.

December 22, 2009 at 5:11pm
A comment titled: deer in response to a report titled: Cade's First Deer

Great job Cade!

December 10, 2009 at 7:11pm
A comment titled: Recurve in response to a report titled: Recurve help

Check out www.stickbow.com. All the information on traditional archery you could ever read. Those guys will have some advice for you.

December 10, 2009 at 1:07pm
A comment titled: Bad Luck in response to a report titled: Good people

Coastie,

Sorry for your misfortune. There are scum bags everywhere. I have probably had at least a dozen stands stolen in five different states over the years. Back when I was a Private in the Marine Corps up in North Carolina I earned $680 per month. I bought a Baker treestand for $85.00. I went out to the woods at lunch the day after I bought it to set it up for an evening hunt and by the time I got there it was gone - I never even got to hunt out of that brand new stand! I've had treestands hidden under brush that could not be seen stolen. It seems like everybody becomes a thief when they see a treestand. I had a boat and motor stolen in New Orleans and the police could have cared less (they are too busy solving murders and robberies) Anyway, I have a couple of extra calls I can send you. Send me an email note and I will get them to you. Additionally, I will take you hunting on our duck lease if you like. Just let me know.

Dan

December 09, 2009 at 12:49pm
A comment titled: Awesome in response to a report titled: Best Hunting Trip EVER!

Frank Buck,

Awesome story and tremendous shot by your daughter! I know the both of you are very proud.

You are right, the best deer hunt of my life was two years ago when my daughter took her first. I was shaking so bad that while I was watching through the binoculars that my vision was jumping up and down with my heartbeat....I couldn't breathe! It's awesome, take a kid and you will love it!

December 07, 2009 at 10:29am
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

I am selling a very lightly used 12 gauge Patternmaster choke that fits the Browning/Winchester Invector Plus threads.

I have taken pics, so if you want to see it, please send me a text. I can be reached at 337-660-8363. I live in SC now, but lived in LA for 15 years. Will ship the choke to your house for $60.00.

Thanks,

Dan Redwood

September 02 at 12:02pm
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

I am selling my 12 Guage Winchester SX3 with Mossy Oak Bottom Land Camo. Shotgun is in excellent condition and has been used very lightly. It is the 3.5 inch model but shoots 2 3/4 inch field loads with ease. It has a 26 inch barrel. I have all the shims for the shotgun as they have never been installed. I think I have all the chokes, just have to check. I have a Turkey choke that I will also include with the sale.

I live in SC now, but lived in Louisiana for 15 years. I have pics of the shotgun that I can text to you. My phone is 337-660-8363. I can send directly to your FFL. $750.00 to your FFL.

Thanks,

Dan Redwood

September 02 at 11:55am