Jul 21, 2015|
Are you upset by Brandon Browner's comments on wanting to return to play for Seattle? Tommy talks to WWL-TV Sports Director Doug Mouton about Browner's comments.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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I gained a great prominence was part of this Seattle team two years ago teacher part. That went to the Super Bowl won the Super Bowl as a free agent late this year and New England wound up making you know the soup bowl winning you know Super Bowl. New England. Outlet in goats and now he's. And it felt free agent this saint obviously need quarterback help as they signed into a three year fifteen million dollar deal. Well. Seattle to play and a charity softball game this weekend. Retreat chairman's charity softball game and what an I reporter. Seattle says. Around as it is the but the saints you'd love to come back and play at the and that is obviously. Spurred. The pot a little bit among some saints and well I mean look I'm usually at its point of view is you know he's back in Seattle where her experience than they explain to the audience to open it. If you look at. To a New Orleans point of view you pay the guys if dean million dollars which is more money then. 99% of this will make it'll like. To play football and book where you actually want and own credit see. You're talking about going back and play pro or another it. It's that that deal pot. Com in terms it does that speak Doug I guess as a hired gun nature with free agency of the NFL running lane that. Probably. That's an excellent point sure he hired gun. He was brought in England last year brought it won't be here. Team in Seattle yeah. I'll play our game and key. You'll some sense of belonging. In Seattle actually in check in news. Twitter account the last couple days at the. Give some other explanation. You know not now. You know play and that we ought to whatever he's actually just been completely quiet. I don't only the note he knows that this is stirred the pot a little bit error coordinate the same thing to remember restore years ago. When he was a free agent view that the delicate part deep deep in Phoenix where they operate the contract out into right. Persons or time that the right to match and he did at least at. In the that I really though about what a plate yet. Where are being said our residence Phoenix in the apartment and the. Eric Gordon the company's twenty years old that the and. Chucked the fighting got things you've got the smarter than that 23. Hours thirty. He would get north of there you've got to get smarter. Self preservation. And and the it took. That you were all seen it. On earth fifteen million dollars and then immediately expressed that. Is sort of the plates which is sort of lease in lease and let you know want to go back to Seattle it's just. There's not a more being the center. Was terribly naive to think. That it's gonna stay in the ballpark and it's and it's not gonna get out the design and its social media immediately. No question that he's got an especially chocolate like that that. Eighty member EU we window Skinner and letting in people. Course it get out and it obviously did. We actually yesterday the Ned Beatty in saint east to a newspaper reported that actually complained that up or any at all. But it should. Beat the I the apple would hurt I'm literally let it and what people used. It. Which. In the free agent with. A pot anywhere from that adequately. Free agent you don't want to go back to triple that wouldn't play well you know I'll sit Ali how. Could possibly. Say that without understanding that that make people oh yeah. Where where they kinda count on him to be a leader in locker room as well no question of the locker room pleasure it was just a horrible place. That needed some leaders into thirty year old he prayed and a lot of money absolutely mortality and Helio are on the field and off the field. And that's not a good way to spark. You don't think guys on pain of getting questions about this training camp and. I. Beat the first available opportunity. Where argue it is let site in the sport the and print. Are sort of the story everybody's trying to get an attorney do it is with a brand of router can't get anything for them. But that might debt is our first availability will be with him albeit nine days. Doug we've heard so much from a our sports team near double WL radio the other Debbie WL TV sports director. Handicap the 2015. Saints forced training camp coming up and what is it you're looking for. Well obviously didn't let that be significantly important. That they got a lot of a lot of interesting pieces. But that initial lot clearly and and spread out and Browner is what not sure. One of the key guy turning on the street and secondary. Was horrible last year clearly. But when he got the team's seat it will not even close was directly. Everybody around you lies just got to get better in the secondary. Obviously the first position you lot treat you got to do a little bit better job pass through a reputed to at a place across the board. But that beat back the curtain on offense. YouTube has eight this side is the lack of the tide beat Greg Cox the rookie and got. Played better more consistently dominated one game last year I was. Green Bay in the states need in the stepped up that they went and got all the important Jimmy Graham. All I. In great social and Peyton got here but they it is not. The NFL's. That out receivers. Tight end. By a longshot. So. And that's all they put a single lot of points based truck unit they be that certainly got it do we have a kicker now do we. Yeah well what they will vote spectacular in college. Due out one mobile be. Good at. That corporate jet lag choosing him was woods serviceable. But no idea as to. And I met channel because in training can been seen it seems trivial until during the season. Then then what right did did that time is running out and you need to got to make a forty yarder then it's not so trivial. No ad and how are completely look at it that they help the pedal got a lot of heart. But. They last year it looked up trying to temper any optimism. That I really look at a much better team latch everybody it but I certainly did it and I was stunned. How Portland at the plate and quickly they gave up two thirds of the way to see that it obviously. What likely how much. Trying to temper the optimism. Based on what I saw last year which workers which are. I appreciate your time I really do. I will talk to again Doug moods on WW LTV sports director. You know this sometimes. When anything happens in life. You're tempted to say that's a bad sign. And I think. Brandon Browner saying that is a bad sign in a lot of ways just in terms of being a leader with the saints known situation. He was coming in to as Doug said he should've been more mature. And knowing knowing that that was gonna get out and maybe I'm over thinking it you let me know if I am. Go to Texas Doug is being dramatic you would be an idiot not to one in your career in Seattle. You must be a Seahawks fan because I don't understand why that would be if if you have a and that's maybe is based on the Seattle team now you don't know what's going to be. In three years he then it's a bad sign or not about Brandon Browner to 601877. WL first news back in a moment. We have had a busy morning we began at 6 o'clock talking about those. I need to find a 77 of them were brazen because it seems as though that word is being over used because of the brazen nature of the daytime shootings that are happening and also happened in Tennessee. Who daytime shootings downtown new long ones less than a week. What do you think is going on. And our other criminals just running amok they don't even care about the police anymore although two of the LTD's. I don't PDs credit there war rests made very quickly. Is gonna change your route or routine Annie. In terms of not going buying an area. The world with the wind there was a shooting but how would you determine that. And are you worried as you drive around that you could be caught in a shoot out. And I never thought I would be but I think I'm feeling more and more that it's not beyond the realm of possibility. Billy talked about Louisiana's cloud in Washington and and I'm telling you all this if you wanna comment on any of this please feel free. To call in at 2601878. Louisiana's political clout in Washington and new report says Louisiana's drop from the fourth most influential state. All the way to thirtieth. And it's quite a plunge given the system could it make more sense to vote for the incumbent. So you staking get more from the federal government or do you think. Even though you believe in term limits are you believe in term limits so strongly that you believe. That you should vote the incumbent out even though literature state isn't about voting your belief. Are voting to go along with the game in Washington. We talked about. A a study that was done in terms of inheritance is and Wales. And the states that. A new study says that in tight Financial Times parents will often have more money or leave more money into the daughters. Instead of their son's story is if it's your money are you get suspended because you can't take it with you. And I would add do you feel any obligation. Says it's his save money for you children do you do you help them. And give it to them throughout their adult lives and deny yourself things and he had to do the same after you retire you guessing you know want. We really don't have to take that trip because we we can save some money Jenny healer. Jimmie you're gonna needed more. Tori gonna spend it I'd like to know Anita and uttered a plan on divvying it up. And it restarted just second ago doesn't boots on double WL TV sports director. Well Brandon routers comments are you upset by them he says he hopes to return to Seattle. After his contract with the saints is up. And does that bug you do you think it was appropriate do you think that is a bad sign and I think it is. And is or is there any thing to loyalty from a player anymore is it strictly about business. And money David good morning or double WL. Yet Charlie I out of what. How would you say you're not Ari well but I bet on an outside so I really don't care what on you produce on field. Our or if we only Seattle as shallow and yet. But if we do play the open the actually Mercury grand. For a touchdown. And more war that he. Well as finance and isn't a bad sign and I know it's all about performance but. If somehow your heart is in Seattle just like Doug said with Eric Gordon and his. His heart being in Phoenix. I just think it's a bad sign I. I don't think he should this added. I don't think it it had to be said he heads who know at this age is that nothing an athlete of that statute says. Stays secret and and you got to speak before you think and apparently. Either didn't know that I was trying to send a message I don't know. I agree in May be good marriage and thank you do it all out. They've dropped the god you have picked him up because blah. That there may go back to him and they talk yeah they don't watcher so would we draw your own war. Yeah I don't you know I in that case I think they've already given in fifteen I don't know how much of that money was guaranteed. Right front but. And and other that be a prudent decision do you do you think it will affect his play that's the bottom line. We are like that up thank. Every team we play a bit in Seattle and I think you played very well for a good ideas. Like if you're saying. You really need really is to vote yeah. So maybe updates or. I don't know about. If you talk to play erratic if not indeed burned. India. About route here say well then that he's given. All these million of the only. Yet David I think as time thank you for calling programming as a bad point because. Shadow. Of schedule in front right now it's over my right shoulder and as we go to new result ticket. But would you have a problem presuming the saints in Seattle lead in the playoffs. With Brandon Browner and and if somebody does slip by Jimenez. David just said Jimmy Graham perhaps would you would you raise your eyebrows say. That's up in Europe if Brandon Browner the one of the at least good gains it does it worse or. One of the less effective games of his career would you say how. And increasing blitzer retire with Seattle. And maybe. Maybe subconsciously. I just began its a bad sign I don't think it Adobe's. And you would think he would be smarter than say right now time for them at W offers news for that we go to David Blake thank you David we will. Talk about prices here momentarily reports of them using. Chemical weapons on the battlefields in Iraq and Syria. In the air IA ED's which certainly ups the ante. And you know it seems is oh there's schools of thought saying we inevitably. Facing neat. Stand off 00 a conflict with prices on the battle field yeah on the ground. And you do you get a sense here that. The people involved in this there would be no rules of combat it would be no on eight would be. Whatever it is that they can doodle on soldiers would be. The type war fears that would be used it in fact we were to engage prices on the ground everything's on the table. I don't think they would. Avoid using any weapon that they possibly could even mustard gas they get their hands on what they've been using as a understand it. Is accrued. Chlorine bomb and we find out more now from Jim Phillips senior research fellow for Middle Eastern affairs at The Heritage Foundation good morning senator morning. Today and it's ominous I guess we should begin by talking about what it is. That. Prices is I guess been suspected of approved of doing. While crisis is well. It has been reported in several occasions of using chlorine character as a weapon. That's a violation known in international chemical weapons. Treaties but of course our system as we care about that. This is part of its. Total war effort to experience and he's very its policy. Where we're talking about before he came on in. How does it these new world to be. International community when it comes to war are there rules does the Geneva convention applies an outdated. Well there are. Rules. Books. These countries have to sign up to those rules are Syria for instance. Could never assigned to these chemical weapons treaty and told. It was forced to buy a different view our strikes. Are nevertheless once it's signed that treaty. It continues to violated part dropping chlorine bombs from helicopters. And crisis is retaliating. In part is retaliating for Syria but it's also using please call weapons in Iraq. Chlorine Gian. According apparently is pretty easily get into Iraq and Syria. In Iraq last year it was a case where chlorine. I ED was user. Improvised explosive device it was news shortly after crisis that captured city water treatment plant. And as a lot of chlorine. Stored in treatment plants and sort is believed that where. Crisis got that very toxic material. So in terms of Iraq and I'm trying to remember hearing and Chemical Ali in. Who would eventually was hanged it did need not guess the Kurds and what was it that he used. Attorney under Saddam messiah Hussein the Iraqi military. Gas start Kurdish insurgents as good rebelled against the government they also used chemical weapons against Iran in the seats. Iran Iraq War ended character Iran retaliated with its own chemical weapons Jews. And al-Qaeda and Iran has a long history of trying to use these weapons and crisis is an outgrowth of that al-Qaeda. Franchise. And the first leader of that group Abu Musab Zarqawi. Was actually a chemical weapons instructor in the camp in Afghanistan. Are additionally he was not affiliated with so Carter he had his own terrorist group. Are booked one after he moved her rock there of his group. We receive great notoriety. Osama bin Laden. Deputized to him as the al-Qaeda leader for Iraq. Are in part to put. They'll try to stamp on that very brutal organization. And when you talk about Iraqi runs you brought in Kurds went on time the chlorine here. Dog beats the Iraqis were using her terms against the terrorists are killed the thousands of them in the town of hope laughter. Our war and they're portrait that was actors. These and movies. It Robert rock or some Kurds are drawn with senior Ronny and certain urgency Iraqis certain balances or so bombs. Our. Retaliation. If you have a couple of minutes Jim we have to take a break here but I would love it when we come back. To talk Tia about niceness about. Their philosophies about the availability of some type of nerve agent to them. And and I can't see them when it comes to if it should come to. Confronting them on the battlefield where they would have any. Hesitancy at all. It just ignore whatever rules there was. And do whatever they needed to do to defeat us Jim Phillips or gas senior research fellow for Middle Eastern affairs at The Heritage Foundation. And again this time I'm also gonna sneak in a couple of Iran questions. That a WL first news back in a flat. Tommy Tucker 944 at a serious conversation with him Phillips about places using more rain I guess it. A fairly low taxes chemical weapon that. You were able to gain access to buy gaining access to water purification plant designs. Just. And it Jim is an accurate so far. There aren't we grow I Jim Phillips senior research fellow Middle Eastern affairs at The Heritage Foundation so a lot of people seem to think. That. Eight a ground battle. Between the United States and ices is inevitable. Or hypothetically speaking if you don't. I don't see ices following any rules at all and I see them. Analogic Lee as as that the person that's willing to help fight scratched kick. I hit you with anything whatever it takes to poison you before you go to bed whatever it takes to win. That's right. Are racists views though. Or revolutionary organization. That believes the ends justify the means and the end justified model we killing Americans but chilling. Thousands of Muslims if necessary. Arabs that this kind of organizations. It does not. Play by the rules and him to investors first point I think. Crisis. Would like to me. Of fighting with the US inevitable. By virtual groups cardiology. Our efforts not defeated. Assumed in the US is going to have to do the job. Are bought the one. Silver lining in the cloud is that our our Asus has been so brutal. Are you and the ruling of people witnessed clunker that it's brewing off some very strong opposition. In Iraq and Syria even among all the islamists radical groups such as the al-Qaeda which and now fighting crisis. They have if crisis oh we consume point it can be defeated. Without US boots on the ground that would be preferable however. I think. Ultimately it's probably going to be necessary for at least US special forces to go we have been your backbone and some of the the Kurdish. Iraqis Syrians. And Turkish. Forces that are confronting crisis. But if that's the case would it almost be a reversion a World War I. With with this is a mustard gas or whatever it is and I chemical agent and would ice is immediately get their hands on that how easy is something like that to develop. I don't think crisis at this point has an industrial capability to create these kind of weapons. I think it's more boot to see her you know and part capability of but use of Boris terrorists and weapons route in World War I. Star lol oh what we're made movies tons of the of the stock. On world one battlefields. So it don't I don't think the fighting would be like that it would be. If troops you know US special operations forces it would look more like. And the war in her early days of the war in Afghanistan world. All we are a few hundred US special operations forces. Working with Afghan groups on the ground to defeat the problem. A jetliner and a few comfortable talking about the Iranian. Dealer not an end and aid in come on for that but there a couple of things on the Sunday morning talk shows and I've found interesting one was. As it relates to sanctions that. The United States could not go along with going alone with sanctions that. The other countries that the I guess that. Witnesses said you know what we can't afford to do this anymore or we choose not to do this anymore. So did the United States have any economic. Leverage when it comes to dealing with Iran over the nuclear weapon. Well reduced from between US unilaterally. Applies. Well a large number of sanctions on the wrong body these are Wheaties. And by the mid 1990s. There and those sanctions. Did not repeat do differ on but not especially. This murder rawness of especially when it came to or rule investment oral technologies where US. Controlled much of but he cutting edge technology. But in general the sanctions really didn't start to buy it in Iran and so Europeans. Parted there are sanctions because they were. The biggest trading partner Iran air and one of the biggest customers were running of oil. Every provided Iran with a lot of its technologies so when their sanctions character and there it amplifies the effect the US sanctions have helped bring Iran to the negotiating table. The ones sanctions the US terms that would still the a major sore in the wrong side. Even if the Europeans don't goal long trip would be sanctions on Iran's Central Bank. That make it hard for a run to move money. Of the that it gets from selling its oral overseas. To move that money back to. Was military option at ever it was a military option ever there when it comes to Iran or. What was that not even considered to be on the table. Oh what he can run sort of humorous. Military options on the table because it's suddenly stop its nuclear program according to seal in 2003. That was after the US central has thrown the towel on. And wrongs eastern neighbor and overthrown Saddam Hussein. Iran's western neighbor and at that point. I think it's no coincidence that Iran suddenly started talking about negotiating. Oh with a view about the nuclear question. But I don't think the US actually have plans to greater. Jim appreciate your time I hope we get to talk to you again okay thank you very complicated situation and a pleasure to talk to some money whose studies this. For a living senior research fellow for Middle Eastern affairs that there Heritage Foundation as Jim Phillips will be back in a moment on WWL. Reuters news. I guess not to mention motorcycles Heinz 57 now a couple of text would come in it's easy you gotta lamp it's easy for Geneva conventions signature. Ariza followed the rules. They didn't fight each other and it is amazing how you can handle war going between one nation in the other but yet there are some rules. It would make one think there should be an official on the battlefield. Tommy we should treat every person firing a weapon says this text in public with no regard for others and an area as a terrorist. And send them to prison in Cuba. I got a text that saying this is much ado about nothing as it relates to Brandon Browner because LeBron James retired in Cleveland. And went back but when he originally went to Miami. I don't think there was a lot of a lot of open arms and Cleveland welcoming him back nor did he say he would go back to Cleveland that's why it was such. A big surprise when he decided to do that. Coming up on the Garland Robinette shadow does America have too many drug offenders in prison. President Obama and many others say are reign as the nation with the highest incarceration. Rate must stand. They're solution is to reduce drug sentences. Do you agree. Plus how do we protect for Marines. And one navy officer gunned down in cold blood. Tragic yes but how do you stop a lone gunman. Is the solution to arm in what is now gun free military zones should military engage in domestic law enforcement. And Ashley Madison. The web site whose Monterey is slightly short slash had an affair. Was hacked besides being exposed to their spouses as adulterers. What are the risks should the cheaters expect. 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