By subscriber request, Republican Wall of Shame (RWS) Two issued with 20 Republican state legislators supporting hunting/fishing licensure “restructuring” which Rep. Miguez struggles to get Rep. Zeringue to admit is a euphemism for “fee increase.”

Rep. Jerome Zeringue, R-Houma.

 

Today’s Sound Off Louisiana feature entails our issuance of the second edition of the Republican Wall of Shame (RWS), which is comprised of 20 Republicans (and three independents) who voted in favor of Rep. Jerome Zeringue (R-Houma)’s HB-687, labeled as a “licensing fee restructuring,” by Zeringue for hunting and fishing licenses but which, as evidenced in the following 8-minute video highlight of House Floor debate yesterday, Rep. Blake Miguez (R-Erath) struggled to get Zeringue to admit is a “fee increase.”:


RWS:  Edition 2.  Highlights of House Floor Debate on HB-687.

 

We at Sound Off Louisiana have been contacted by several individuals with close ties to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.  What we have been told is that it is an agency which has historically had “little or no accountability,” and that, consequently, employee abuses, “have been rampant to include personal use of Department assets, sales of those assets by individuals who kept the proceeds themselves,” and much more!  Of course, some of these happenings have been cited by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera.

 

We were also informed that Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street conducted an “extensive investigation into impropriates” at the Department; however, we were also informed that Gov. John Bel Edwards HIMSELF insisted that Street’s investigation cease!  That prompted one individual with extensive knowledge of the Department’s historical operations to state that, in his firm opinion, “Stephen Street should be charged with obstruction of justice.”  Of course, as we at Sound Off Louisiana have extensively exposed in past features, Street is nothing more than a historically-financially-struggling lackey of any sitting governor who has no difficulty whatsoever finding ways to “close the OIG investigative files” on rampant governmental abuses by state agencies while aggressively pursuing whistleblowers upon receiving the command to do so by a sitting governor.

 

Against the backdrop of all that’s relayed above, we now provide our subscribers (at members’ requests) with Sound Off Louisiana’s Second Republican Wall of Shame (as well as one entry on the corresponding Democratic “Wall of Praise”):

 

 

(Red indicates Representative is term-limited and cannot run for re-election in 2019).

 

 

Rep. Mark Abraham, R-Lake Charles, District 36, Phone:  (337) 475-3016 abrahamm@legis.la.gov 

Rep. Tony Bacala, R-Prairieville, District 59, Phone:  (225) 677-8020   bacalat@legis.la.gov 

 

Rep. Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall, District 7, Phone:  (318) 925-9588   bagleyl@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Taylor Barras (House Speaker), R-New Iberia, District 48, Phone:  (337) 373-4051  barrast@legis.la.gov

 

 

 

Rep. Terry Brown, I-Colfax, District 22 Phone:  (855) 261-6566  browntr@legis.la.gov

Rep. Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge, District 68, Phone:  (225) 362-5305  carters@legis.la.gov 

 

Rep. Jean-Paul Coussan, R-Lafayette, District 45, Phone:  (337) 262-2400  coussanjp@legis.la.gov 

 

 

Rep. Paula Davis, R-Baton Rouge, District 69, Phone:  (225) 362-5301  davisp@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, District 70, Phone:  (225) 342-6777 foilf@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. John E. “Johnny” Guinn, R-Jennings, District 37, Phone:  (337) 824-0376  guinnj@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Kenneth Havard, R-Jackson, District 62, Phone:  (225) 634-7470  havardk@legis.la.gov

Rep. Lowell “Chirs” Hazel, R-Pineville, District 27, Phone:  (318) 767-6082  hazelc@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monore, District 15, Phone:  (318) 362-4130  hoffmannf@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Central, District 65, Phone:  (225) 261-5739  iveyb@legis.la.gov

Rep. Christopher Leopold, R-Belle Chase, District 105, Phone:  (504) 393-5649  leopoldc@legis.la.gov 

 

Rep. Joseph Marino, I-Gretna, District 85, Phone:  (504) 361-6013 marinoj@legis.la.gov 

Rep. Jack McFarland, R-Jonesboro, District 13, Phone:  (318) 259-4275 mcfarlandj@legis.la.gov

Rep. Jim Morris, R-Oil City, District 1, Phone:  (318) 995-6852  larep001@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Nicholas Muscarello, R-Hammond, District 86, Phone:  985-974-0009   muscarellon@legis.la.gov

Rep. J. Rogers Pope, R-Denahm Springs, District 71, Phone:  (225) 667-3588  poper@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Jerome Richard, I-Thibodaux, District 55, Phone:  (985) 447-0999  richardj@legis.la.gov 

 

Rep. Joseph Stagni, R-Kenner, District 92, Phone:  (504) 465-3479 stagnij@legis.la.gov

Rep. Jerome Zeringue, R-Houma, SPONSOR OF BILL, District 52,
Phone:  (985) 876-8823 zeringuej@legis.la.gov

 

Sound Off Louisiana’s SECOND Corresponding DEMOCRATIC WALL OF PRAISE):

 

 

Rep. Gary Carter, D-New Orleans, District 102, Phone:  (504) 361-6600  carterg@legis.la.gov 

 

If you would like to be added to our Sound Off Louisiana email list to be notified of future Sound Off posts, simply scroll to the very bottom of this page (mobile devices) or to the end of the right-hand column (desktops) and supply your email address within the subscribe box.  You’ll then receive an automated email from Word Press, and all you have to do is click on the blue “confirm follow” bar contained within that email, and you’ll begin receiving great posts such as the preceding one above.

Gov. Edwards appoints twice-charged DWI offender Terrence Lockett, who was also sued by the Louisiana State Board of Ethics, to Louisiana Auctioneer Licensing Board.

Terrence Lockett, Auctioneer Board appointee of Gov. John Bel Edwards, who was appointed three days before Edwards removed Rev. Freddie Lee Phillips, Louisiana’s first and only African American auctioneer, from that same board.

 

Long-time Sound Off Louisiana subscribers may recall our feature on Gov. Edwards’ controversial removal of Rev. Freddie Lee Phillips from the Louisiana Auctioneer Licensing Board (LALB).  In removing Phillips (with no cause whatsoever and only twenty days after having appointed him), Edwards totally caved to extensive pressure from within the Louisiana auctioneer “good ‘ole boy” network.

 

Because Rev. Phillips is the only African American auctioneer in Louisiana’s history, for obvious reasons, Gov. Edwards was concerned about the negative perception that may arise in the African American community from his action of removing (without ANY cause WHATSOEVER) Phillips.

 

In order to mitigate any such negative perception, Edwards opted to appoint an African American to one of the two “consumer” member positions on the LALB, which is comprised of five auctioneer positions and two “consumer” positions.  Accordingly, he announced Terrence Lockett’s appointment only three days prior to informing Rev. Phillips that he had removed him from the LALB.

 

In the following video, Sound Off Louisaina founder Robert Burns examines Lockett’s background and his problematic actions, which apparently Gov. “Honor Code” deemed irrelevant in naming Lockett to the LALB:

 


Burns examines Lockett’s appointment.  Support documents/links:
1.  Email exchange of 5/3/16 between Ellen Palmintier and LALB Chairman Jacob Warren (Amite, LA) making it clear the # 1 objective is that no David Vitter supporter be named to the Board.

2.  Jacob Brown, son of convicted felon Cecil Brown is quietly removed from LALB for failing to pay consignors and failing to tender marketable title to bidders at his auctions.  (Note:  See far more detail on
Brown’s problematic activities here.
)

3.  Feature on Federal Judge Shelly Dick having stated LALB Member Jeff Henderson’s father, Marvin, likely committed fraud.
(Note:  See Judge Dick’s actual ruling here.)

The above appointment by Gov. Edwards constitutes yet another entry on our JBE Fraud website.

 

 

 

If you would like to be added to our Sound Off Louisiana email list to be notified of future Sound Off posts, simply scroll to the very bottom of this page (mobile devices) or to the end of the right-hand column (desktops) and supply your email address within the subscribe box.  You’ll then receive an automated email from Word Press, and all you have to do is click on the blue “confirm follow” bar contained within that email, and you’ll begin receiving great posts such as the preceding one above.

First edition of Republican Wall of Shame (RWS) issued with 23 Republican state legislators itemized for supporting 40% license fee increase for cosmetologists notwithstanding years of mass corruption and obstruction of job opportunities by the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology.

Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Marksville, sponsor of HB-491

 

Today’s Sound Off Louisiana feature entails our issuance of the first edition of the Republican Wall of Shame (RWS), which is comprised of 23 Republicans (and two Independents):


RWS:  Edition 1.  Republicans who supported a 40% license fee increase for licensing cosmetologists notwithstanding the corruption and job-obstructionist acts linked below.

Support Links for Historical Corruption and Job Obstruction Acts by Louisiana Cosmetology Board:

 

  1. Massive legal fees to resolve Vietnamese discrimination litigation during which Federal Judge Brian Jackson openly stated, “Constitutional rights were clearly violated.”  [Additional reference:  former Congressman Joseph Cao lambasts the Cosmetology Board for recklessly disregarding search and seizure rights entailing Vietnamese manicurists].

 

  1. More massive legal fees entailing litigation regarding eyebrow threaders.

 

  1. For two consecutive years, thwarting Rep. Julie Emerson’s initiatives to permit hair braiders to practice with no license and, in fact, openly cheering Sen. Regina Barrow’s initiative to impose MORE licensing requirements on hair braiders! They did this notwithstanding the fact that the governor who appointed them, Gov. John Bel Edwards, openly supported Emerson’s initiative!

 

  1. A Board employee, Winn Johnson, routinely selling answers to the cosmetology licensing exam for $500/pop.

 

  1. Closing down Jennifer Menard’s mobile salon, which was a huge benefit for residents of assisted living facilities for obtaining hairstyling.

 

  1. Having done absolutely NOTHING about licensed instructor Kevin Martin’s permitting unauthorized “observers” on to a public school campus in Lafayette Parish (with it having been stated these unauthorized “observers” may have been charged $5,000 “cash under the table” in exchange for him allowing them to “observe” these courses and take the cosmetology licensing examination).

 

Louisiana Republican (23) and Independent (2) state Representatives voting FOR HB-491 on 4/10/18 vote (i.e. Sound Off Louisiana’s FIRST REPUBLICAN WALL OF SHAME):


(Red indicates Representative is term-limited and cannot run for re-election in 2019).

 

CLICK HERE to ascertain whom your Louisiana State Representative and Louisiana Senator are if you’re not sure.  All you have to do is supply the brief requested information.  Thereafter, you can request your polling location and also whom your elected officials are.

Rep. Tony Bacala, R-Prairieville, District 59, Phone:  (225) 677-8020   bacalat@legis.la.gov 

 

Rep. Taylor Barras (House Speaker), R-New Iberia, District 48, Phone:  (337)373-4051  barrast@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. John Berthelot, R-Gonzales, District 88, Phone:  (225) 647-5646  berthelotj@legis.la.gov

Rep. Terry Brown, I-Colfax, District 22 Phone:  (855) 261-6566  browntr@legis.la.gov

Rep. Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge, District 68, Phone:  (225) 362-5305  carters@legis.la.gov 

Rep. Charles Chaney, R-Rayville, District 19, Phone:  (318) 728-5875 chaneyb@legis.la.gov

Rep. Greg Cromer, R-Slidell, District 90, Phone:  (985) 645-3592 cromerg@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Paula Davis, R-Baton Rouge, District 69, Phone:  (225) 362-5301  davisp@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, District 70, Phone:  (225) 342-6777 foilf@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, District 25, Phone:  (318) 767-6095  harrisl@legis.la.gov

Rep. Kenneth Havard, R-Jackson, District 62, Phone:  (225) 634-7470  havardk@legis.la.gov

Rep. Lowell “Chirs” Hazel, R-Pineville, District 27, Phone:  (318) 767-6082  hazelc@legis.la.gov

Rep. Stephanie Hilferty, R-Metairie, District 94, Phone:  (504) 885-4154 hilfertys@legis.la.gov

Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monore, District 15, Phone:  (318) 362-4130  hoffmannf@legis.la.gov

Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Covington, District 104, Phone:  (985) 871-4680   hollisp@legis.la.gov

Rep. Mike Huval, R-Breaux Bridge, District 46, Phone:  (337) 332-3331   huvalm@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Christopher Leopold, R-Belle Chase, District 105, Phone:  (504) 393-5649  leopoldc@legis.la.gov 

 

Rep. Tanner McGee, R-Houma, District 53, Phone:  (985) 858-2970 mageet@legis.la.gov 

 

Rep. Joseph Marino, I-Gretna, District 85, Phone:  (504) 361-6013 marinoj@legis.la.gov 

 

Rep. Jack McFarland, R-Jonesboro, District 13, Phone:  (318) 259-4275  mcfarlandj@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Kevin Pearson, R-Slidell, District 76, Phone:  (985) 646-6487 pearsonk@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, District 81, Phone:  (225) 473-6016  schexnayderc@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Joseph Stagni, R-Kenner, District 92, Phone:  (504)465-3479 stagnij@legis.la.gov

 

Rep. Julie Stokes, R-Kenner, District 79, Phone:  (504) 468-8603 stokesj@legis.la.gov

Rep. Jerome Zeringue, R-Houma, District 52, Phone:  (985) 876-8823 zeringuej@legis.la.gov

 

Sound Off Louisiana’s FIRST Corresponding DEMOCRATIC WALL OF PRAISE):

 

Rep. Marcus Hunter, D-Monroe, District 17, Phone:  (318) 362-3440 hunterm@legis.la.gov

Rep. Jerome Richard, I-Thibodaux, District 55, Phone:  (985) 447-0999 richardj@legis.la.gov

 

If you would like to be added to our Sound Off Louisiana email list to be notified of future Sound Off posts, simply scroll to the very bottom of this page (mobile devices) or to the end of the right-hand column (desktops) and supply your email address within the subscribe box.  You’ll then receive an automated email from Word Press, and all you have to do is click on the blue “confirm follow” bar contained within that email, and you’ll begin receiving great posts such as the preceding one above.