Sep 25, 2015|
Should Drew Brees play on Sunday against the Panthers, if he’s not at 100%? Is it worth the risk to give the Saints the best shot at beating a divisional opponent? And could LSU be the best team in the SEC? Is Leonard Fournette the best player in the conference? Is he the best Tiger you’ve ever seen? Tommy takes your calls. Also in this hour, we received breaking news of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is going to resign from Congress at the end of next month.
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'm David Blake back to Tommy talker WW LA MI famine dot com they'll resurgent it. And apparently am on the one then invented hash tag TVs self ease some other people and is while. But there's only only one with the Pope yet out of a duke came up with a power play on a did. Any other ones are on TV self ease with somebody apparently they knows that is on TV there's with a complete stranger there's with what ever celebrity one. And we did at DeVon WL AM FM hashed Hague TV self EU. Not a singular not laurels so add to fly and I have not been there. Among Louisiana have you. No the slate is that the corner of Louisiana and laurel. Another nine time robbery where. It's just I'm dinner service break again broader body I guess put him on a ground down. Mean ascent and that you see. On TV here in movies Sony is saying where you this goes in and robs everybody there. Is really it's and we had another one you know before those on the one Opsound shook everybody up and and now this then. I don't say about it in other than you're gonna have to ever maybe have a copper guard outside and all the restaurant. Huge is summed it up because buddies Texan these same wire we talking about the same sort. Why are we talking about this I'd like you I don't know what to say. We've talked about it so much time about crime about police about manpower. Among about crime about poverty about stiffer sentences about mentoring. I don't know what else say honestly don't like you're saying unless. Had a police officer and off duty police officer detail officer at every restaurant during dinner service. You know even then you guys are gonna be enough to stop on I you're not out and and where it would've they come from if you got a manpower shortage already. Sat out Sam really know where we are to talk about the saints though a big game coming up on Sunday if they lose. And we talk about this do you think Drew Brees will play or not in can Luke McCown get it done. If they lose they will have lost three NFC games to division game ouch that is going to be a very deep. Hole I saw holes deeper L all the time if drew doesn't play do you think Luke McCown can get it done. Do you think the saints realize how. Close to the wall their backs are and that if they don't make this game if they don't win this game. And I'll ask you that do you think they get pretty well flush the season that is going to be very tough to get in the playoffs aren't going to assure. Hate to see that I'll tell you what so eight we've I think we need to turn over we need up punt return we need some plan. Record may be squeezes into a victory. Juice them up maybe spark some effort is while in Afghanistan off the team was flat last week before drew got hurt I don't know how. If drew doesn't plan haven't looked canoneers can make ending better. In terms of you know passion in terms of really. Showing up to play about love to hear from me into six 187 at ready jaguar being ample. What are you more passionate about. Would get Jia football's juice is Roland are going on a weekend it is at the LHU game. This weakling in Syracuse or the saints team playing Carolina. Seaway and black and gold purple and gold and both or both and when it comes to Ted meeting. A gum. What eco today. A mate. Or you know you hear Jim enhance those say it's not pick up lines is what comedy line accidents the last are saying I don't think you can trying to be funny but Heidi you know how to make somebody laugh unless she really know your audience and you kind of know. What it is that this person's all about I think it's all about confidence. And if you sense a body is less incompetent than Pakistan or try to make you laugh I will talk about a 26018 semi phone lines. Our wide open Tom of the saints and and if they dig themselves a hole this Sunday. In nine Carolina they will be O 13 with three NFC losses. And two division losses already. And now it's funny earlier as starts hunt mob tie breakers but. I'll see Heidi come back from that Martinez good morning on debit WL is Sunday a pivotal game. You know there are few questions I think some days and guitar around and at the count I have a lot of treatment. And account. Lovely place increasing it in the an outstanding arm. And and predict this. Or I will. It's come down church or an L and a compound the water and the big gain what the the strain in the victory. Well the reason I ask if this is a and all important game as I understand it's a money accident and says the NFL network during the game last night with via. Redskins and giants think yeah. They at a graphic that says it only. Three teens I think it is has ever made it into the playoffs that started 013. Yeah. I remember seeing that and hearing that. So bad dog said how critical is this game and if they lose in Carolina. You think being pretty well pack it in through the season other than evaluating talent. Well cared prematurely so they are prematurely charge on that but our. It's your question directly to a very important game this is a must win game and yes of people lose and and not say that could. That was a separate vote if talks are there to witness and no doubt no question acts. More passion about saints are LSU Martinez. I'm proud of the saint because when he played a role model hairdresser my costume I'm not. Farther to the saints fan group in our part of it would detonation. I speak at a party in you're looking for a girl lower whatever it on that trying to run any business but elated for a looks or personality in a sense of humor. Look we're all personality. In beats him as well again because looks will fade. Now are now with me and commoner. Utter and I'll know. Looks don't worry which and I bet because we get all which like. They look and opera or by ul personality is there. Yet you know my mind won't change Martinez. To work because they already had. And a good day thank gig goes saints. Go tigers you know often said that you could stand down on a corner reporters and magazine and hand out a hundred dollar bills for free. And somebody would criticize they'd either say you know you're ruining the economy. These people auto work why only a hundred. And a text comes in and says yes that's right let's promote taking a self feet more people die each year taking a self even die from shark attacks each year. I think if you standing in front of your TV. Taking yourself be with somebody's image that is being projected on TV. Which is what I said. About a dozen times. I think you pretty safe. And if not tie a harness surround yourself. And attach it to the crude ends and I think you'll be okay my gosh in heaven Johnny engine to really good morning talking about the hold up. An act of taleo active Salina last night eight you'd Johnny. It looked ports person or not the police felt good and gaga is committed a crime but it is pitiful. Anyway it will much crime. It's. Hopefully I'll police atrocities stupid does sir. Marked as 2% on ma and put playing. Police disputed polls and as soon to a polls don't work of plot. Tourists. One is sticking out of pocket carry all of our. And parts rule GQ article poll results just so people don't get used to you know. And that's not tested. I'll tell citizens that put cameras cameras don't work ought to do is relocate to go to the criminal to another location do we just. Which it did the crowd can. If you bring public collections of Johnny one of them is it is at this small pocket of of troublemakers and criminals they keep cause and most of the problems. When I first saw what it bugs you want to talk about your plainclothes police have any minute restaurants. 'cause I see the police drive in around with the lights on and I think it goes to two different strategies one evade which is. We don't want to we don't you know we hear suing kitchen doing it the other is if you see a police car then. You won't do it but in terms of what you said. That seems a makes sense to me especially if it rotate the police said the anonymous plainclothes and who's not. And if it is and maybe they're doing it now and maybe trying to infiltrate gangs I don't know what it is. But it but didn't go to what you said if it is a small group of troublemakers you know the old twenty to 80% rule or maybe even less than that lesson two money. Maybe he can get them off streets presume bringing it the judges to keep him in jail we get some where to put him etc. Absolutely should traps do do caught undercover sting operational excellence and to all that ought to consider Rio pull sort. Dot jealousy that. Can. Still rock and people are really excited to look at that ahead. They're sort of. Johnny I admire your passion I'm glad you called would issue one more question on a lighter note. When it comes a passionate you more passionate about LA issue or another college team or the saints. Or. I like exercise land you know the what happens when it will replace Austria promised. And in the end does the bill that ties and ten. It will be later then he got one guy and make an album. So good bit of sainthood he gets used up about more of the saints or your favorite college team. And who has sent. Might thank you Johnny lady called have a great weekend I'd so to put this in context is I understand it. The Republicans when it wanna make a stand over funding Planned Parenthood. By shutting the government down but they don't have the votes really to do that it would be largely symbolic gesture. And John Boehner saying you know what does not cause a fight. Among the leadership in the party I don't have that will for this and don't have the the desire because I know it's a pointless gesture in and then you would have to wonder if being. Next to the Pope or visiting the Pope got very emotional experience for John Boehner had something to do with that but. It would seem as though. If it had to. He would stay and fight. For deep funding Planned Parenthood. Right and now right the ship down. Oh look out and a couple of different ways but I. I'm beginning to fielder was a connection with that being that close to the Pope and the tear in the guy. We're talking about the Pope changing somebody's mind maybe he's just. Tired of public life regained all along with a government eventually funding and then he's powerless to change I don't know we'll talk about it find out more. As it continues to happen in the speaker of the house who is of course you know in succession for the presidency of you know understand the importance of that position. In the line of succession actions they has announced that he will not only resign his speakership I guess you'd call it would resign. From congress he's very emotional yesterday when he met the Pope he's Catholic uses. Joseph Biden. And I don't know if the timing of that is related to this if it is about billed to defund Planned Parenthood. And shutting the government down now let's talk about the timing of it with Peterson cross. Our friend and an associate professor of political science at ULO morning dot. Are you pretty pretty well thank you what what do you he initially. Take from this. News that John Boehner decided to step down as ideas says in resigned from congress. Well you know what's going on you know it behind the scenes and we may find out later that Hewitt's. You know something. You know personal health related either this or that but in the short term. You know it really seems like you know gators looking at the idea you know reap Republicans in congress are not gonna get there way you know despite the election and it's going to be nothing by it. Struggling with to contain the wings of his party and maybe maybe just got tired at two in the newsroom. So when it comes as Planned Parenthood bill. Could you take us through the procedural things that are involved and why. Those that know the system are saying this is just going to be a futile gesture it may send assembled but. Our man mind make signed make a point that is not gonna really accomplish anything. Well the thing about the flooding Planned Parenthood isn't like you guys you know the votes to do a thing a presidential override you just not gonna get there you know and and tagging Planned Parenthood the funding to a budget bill. And then not passing that budget bill and amounting to the shut down a government is the scenario that Republicans have done before all the way back to Newt Gingrich and they've lost every time. Every time Republicans who retired wit the way to federal it was going and spending or an issue like Planned Parenthood. Have shut down the government to voters are responded by punishing them. And Mitch McConnell the senate and I think John Boehner made pretty clear you know at this is not the way were gonna continue to remain in the majority it's not productive we should quit tilting at these Windmills. But that doesn't mean that people like for example on the campaign travel trailer Bobby Jindal are saying it Republicans in congress should stand up to the president get something done. So an occasion people like Boehner between a rock and a hard place. So. In terms of and he did it timing and you know professor I've never run a government but of course I think part of it yeah that's what I'm saying but in terms of timing of this if is the votes are not there if the present and overrides the veto Holland wouldn't take the bill. To get to him in with a government be shut down literally for hours instead of days. Yeah I know they're gonna do it didn't make it happen really fast I think I think once if they do go to all the way through the process you know. And can get bill would that opted Obama's desk which I don't think they're gonna do conceded the boats are not there in the senate. So like you know I think. I really think it's gonna happen before the shut down I don't think there's going to be shut down the stock. Let me it's pretty close to the election mean voters in marketing effort that there's going to be. I'm sir professor would you run out of time and that was my next question to you which I guess in erupt into from. Answering which is what what politically is to be gained by that group from people like Ted Cruz who were saying shut it down mrs. Horrible with the video we've seen and I think dance. A different issue isn't not then procedurally and legally what can happen in Washington. You know shutting government. Down over issue like this on no matter how morally reprehensible you know Planned Parenthood factions Mayer mean then I mean it's not really the way to do it. You know and and it harms too many people involved too many and entity its brinksmanship kind of poise it's not good government. So the people who pay the price going to be Republicans who called controlled congress. You know would there's a lot on the line this upcoming presidential election. And control both houses potentially the cynic could slip back if if reaction was a significant enough. Does this mean Steve's release a sends to. The position of the speaker of the house or is there another vote amongst the Republican. It would it would as a delegation I guess and yeah how's how's that work. Wolf typically the way it works and it doesn't always work just where is that the majority leader with me about Kevin McCarthy you know would mean even in at least that its lease payments to police with minutes to a majority leader. Yeah although. Police has been bloodied a little bit with this allegation. You know about speaking devastated deep ties groups so you know 821 wonders if there's going to be some grumbling about him living up. But he's the his rise has been so meteor or can that I almost don't wanna bet against him I mean he could be majority leader. Very likely an effect I would say he's as the best on chance at this point assuming Kevin McCarthy news and that there is in an overall just kind of move to change the leadership. I don't know if this is ever happened but just in terms of line of succession speaker's third fourth where's that lower third there Gary your president vice president. Speaker of the house of it is an important position thank you but here's and I appreciated my pleasure. And I mean doctor cross on such short notice would literally called him a minute after the news broke so. He's our go to guy appears in cross associate professor of political science at ULL take your calls on this. At 260187. They were also talking about the saints and is this a make it or breakage game for the entire season. In Carolina and if it is do you think Luke McCown can get it done.