Thomas Balzac 
Member since Jul 24, 2013

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Re: “How a new law in Louisiana aims to help victims of domestic violence that face eviction

Wow, La. landlords moaning they're being hurt more than domestic violence victims; quite amazing. Why is AAL registered as a "nonprofit" with the Secretary of State? Surely the thousands of landlords they represent (and slumlords like Stacey Shane-Schott) can afford to pay taxes (?) considering the Legislature has been letting them all get away with the most heinous, immoral & illegal behaviour toward tenants ever since the Napoleonic Code. And "City's Court" is complicit in Orleans. But-for political patronage & kickbacks by the likes of AAL, Louisiana's landlord-tenant laws would have been overhauled by the Legislature more than 100 years ago. Yet the "one-sided landlord/tenant law" in Louisiana festers to this day, causing misery to thousands of disenfranchised -- not only to abused women (which should be enough to stir the public, but won't, Alas!).

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Posted by Thomas Balzac on 05/05/2015 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Michelle Obama congratulates New Orleans on ending veteran homelessness

Former Senator Mary Landrieu also championed veteran causes, I know she and her office helped this one Vietnam veteran friend who was then able to teach astronomy to the many hundreds of thousands who have viewed the stars through his telescope eyepieces over the past 30 years:…

Posted by Thomas Balzac on 04/21/2015 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Ray Nagin’s bid for a new trial

Seems jury instructions could be boilerplates with common copy/paste errors; the plain-error is the Mayor's oath of office requiring him to sign the Council-approved contracts at issue; and, under de novo review anything can happen even judicial-politics or simply a good day in the district for Redemption?

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Posted by Thomas Balzac on 04/21/2015 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Will Mitch Landrieu run for governor?

The Landrieu family has a long history of public service; whether selfless or selfish in motive is a matter of opinion. I wish he'd run, just to see if hope rises above cynicism by 2016.

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Posted by Thomas Balzac on 03/03/2015 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Louisiana public defenders’ offices in jeopardy

State funding for defending indigents has been a political football for the past 40 years. Why hasn't USDC intervened by now on federal Constitutional grounds?

Posted by Thomas Balzac on 02/24/2015 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Historic lawsuit coming against Big Oil

Wow 0 comments on a story that -- whether or not this particular suit gets any traction in the courts -- explains clearly how Louisiana is slowly but surely being washed away and sinking into the Gulf of Mexico. Sorry, Kingfish, it looks like Standard Oil does run this State; Big Oil has made sheep of little folk like you and me, Alas! Hey, Mr. Oil Man, let's take a minute to remember ol' Slewfoot's little bird that he saw land, and slowly die, in front of his eyes "all covered in black" (oil):

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Posted by Thomas Balzac on 07/24/2013 at 4:27 PM

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