Feb 16, 2016|
Dave talks about a Supreme fight, the Grammy's, and What is Wrong with People.
WWL's Dave Cohen asks Steve Geller for his prediction on the baseball game between the Tigers and the Green Wave.
WWL's Dave Cohen and David Blake dive into the What is Wrong with People!?! file.
WWL's Dave Cohen and Steve Geller talk about the playoff chances after the Pelicans loses to the Jazz
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Nine minutes after 5 AM at the early edition of WWL first news on this the sixteenth of February 2016. It is Tuesday past couple sixteenths to sixteen to team yup bottom merry go if you type or write the date for any reason. That can be a little bit of fun I've already messed that up about twice this morning 01 against sixty existing. I'm troubled by something envoy. The Edwards administration. And giving details of the one cent sales tax anchors. Which could make the State's portion of the sales tax 5% plus the local portion. Should move most. Communities sales taxes if you combine this parish and local sales taxes in with the state sales tax over 10%. You know a lot of them are eight point 75 or over 9% already so be and it's close to or over 10%. Rounded out about Sarah and yet the Edwards administration says though that would still have Louisiana in the bottom half of states for overall tax burden. It would be the highest sales tax. Combined sales tax in the nation. But if you factor in how Louisiana compares on income tax. And how it compares. On. Property taxes and with the administration is saying is that our burden is still lower than most states. Apartment and that's hard to. Kind of stomach can combine and put together and understand. Because it's almost apples and oranges. Highest sales tax but overall. Bottom half for. Total tax or world you know. You know ominous cut top and put down altogether in your hand. You know because you look at states like Texas and Florida they have no. Personal income to. Out of state. Non non zero but their property taxes will. Kill you for property. Renner is a big deal although I'm sure that the landlords have to pass on on that tax burden but. If you owned property in Texas or Florida. You're paying a lot more. In taxes than we are here in Louisiana because you're not paying personal income too much so it's it's I give three balls in your juggle them. And they're all different sizes and doesn't matter when you combine them all together I think it does. In their different types of taxes and they affect people differently. But I guess my simple question is would you be willing to pay another penny and everything you buy per dollar. To help. Close the masses to budget. And and that the keyword in the errors helped because it is really solve. It would with a target about what 200 million India that first years so it's a chunk. But those 900 in your forty million video enough for you when you wipe it out but it doesn't now you have to go to like three more cents. But here's the other problem several economists have said that Louisiana's already in recession. And it's spending is depressed now. That were kind of lagging behind the rest of the nation in terms of when our recession it because of all the oil money in Katrina money whatever. And that Louisiana is in recession now and if you raise the price of everything even by a Miami. That he could push us. Apple. Over the yet. And crashing down two or so this summer and I was thanking them land now is listening into the news and Chris Miller led the Al about the fact that. You know one penny Celtics but then again. He had 940 million dollar budget deficit of course everything has to be on the table. And discussed and you know lawmakers of party found you know. Tens of millions of dollars in cuts. Across state agencies but that you know 38 million it's like and yet sixty million at all that the party casts yes. Put out 38 maybe that there have been voted but whatever it is. Still a long way ago. You know that's just barely scratching the surface. And I enjoy the Grammy Awards last coach oh yeah it went on a long time. And it was kind of funny when you start to realize minute macular award and 34 and it hit with another performance after another performance after another performance ever so many tributes are lost are to lose track and the David though he tribute. Ohio originally he tribute planned fried tribute just start out it was nice it was fun the other stars out there advocate time. Although if I worry in the audience there. I would have been a little upset. Because the very first thing happened when Taylor Swift came out to perform. When she ran from the big stage of the little stage now. And continued the performance. They released so much glitter. And confetti. In the air. To try east alcoholic and I felt like a shimmering Dahlia yeah with the lightning experience in the crowd. At little bits of glittery Dan confetti stuck to their bald heads they're caught in the air or on their club both its. Spent a lot of time and money getting ready to dress up for a big awards show to go to those big gala I mean this this whose prove. Fashion and in music and then. Here comes Taylor Swift showering everybody with glittering confetti stayed on him all night I vets do tanks Taylor. That this expected fifteen minutes are prisoners David. I think Dave Keller in the early edition of WWL offers and as we'll get some sports. And you forecast coming up activists. Did I mention it's not Monday here at welcome to Tuesday and dad liked column not Monday just to signify the progress we've made coming up in the after the news at the bottom now will find the right way to congratulate ourselves for that. Fall is spreading across much of the listening area this morning from home and Ammann. Galley out narrowed to Gonzales. And Belle chase to baton murders. Then visibility quarter mile or less not a problem here in the city but surrounding it what's the forecast old. The front has moved through so drier more stable air balloon ride today that means beautiful conditions for this afternoon with sunshine and highs in the upper sixties. And I'll touch on the cool side tonight 43 north of the lake and 51 for the South Shore. And mostly sunny on Wednesday high of 66 symbols they mostly sunny again Thursday with highs near 69. For the pinpoint forecast center I'm Debbie Debbie LTV meteorologist larva. I text messages today it's seventy it's and it was as heavy fog in home and us as fog and fifty in grades Louisiana. Otherwise at the airport in Canner it's clear skies 48 degrees Slidell reporting some fog but visibility that half a mile and 41 degrees. Sports time now on WW well and a help us out that we say happy not Monday. Does Steve Geller. You gave good morning everybody good news for the cash strapped saint the NFL network's reporting that the salary cap for the 2016 season is expected to be at least 155. Million dollars in the black and gold are believed to believe. Below that figure already after making a series of roster cuts last week. After back to back seasons of 79 finish is a return into the playoffs is necessary next season for the KG Jeter Bobby there that feel like the team is making. Progress I think that we win nine games next year I think we heading in the right direction but big key to me. We Drew Brees Shawntae Nadal 2017. If you have put overshadow. Meanwhile the competition to win the NFC south looks to be getting even tougher the Panthers just represented the NFC in the Super Bowl wildly and Tampa's win totals both increased from 2014. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was asked by NBC sports if receiver Roddy White being upset about his lack of targets of their offense last year was part of the collapse after a five and a star led to an evening. Finish I understand that perspective from a receiver in fact I want guys who want the ball. Guys who believe that regardless of the situation they're gonna make placing. I've been fortunate my career to be surrounded by those kind of guys but I think it was more than and I don't think that's what you know affected us during the course of the middle of the season. Opening day for College Baseball is this Friday and Ella she starts to what sixteen by hosting Cincinnati 43 game series sophomore Jessie stole the ball seventy pictures that have been named to the initial watch list for the twelfth annual stopper of the year award. Given to the top relief pitcher and NCAA division one baseball stallings was second in the SEC last season with twelve saves. And Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is dealing with the blood costly error. For the second straight year and will spend the next few days reviewing medical options no determination we made about his playing status and toll goes through Mort says Ed valuations. Bosh was shut down at the all star break last season. Because of a blood cut he found its way into his blocks today have four on sports talk to Bobby Baring guest host Kristian garic. How Long Will it take the saints to fix or 31 ranked defense. Plus the NBA trade deadline is Thursday apple any big names be on the move and are the pelicans get a shake up their roster. I'm Steve Geller which early morning book apps. Wars you know it's funny you're talking about College Baseball in February when much of the nation is still under so narrow but that's like Cincinnati comes this year. To start the season typically get. Northern teams. In College Baseball that I have to go on the road for several weeks to begin with these ink has just two day and Coldplay where they're from and there are more than happy short come here right now because he gave up north is getting hammered break up and coming up Ontario. That there was plans haven't ice festival in one city. Had to cancel because it was. Too cold. For the ice. Festival. How is LSU baseball look in this here now the last several years we've been really excited to start the season usually come in ranked water very close to number one. Not quite that high this year. No and their pitching staff though is going to be a straight to the team this year a lot of returning artists from last year but the lineup is looks a lot different from last season they lost. A lot of other guys to believe eight of their nine guys in their starting rookie starting lineup are different from last season so the tigers might have to play a little small ball something we're right. C meant to get to know some of these LSU tigers as well but it paid one thing that hasn't changed is coach Bowman area and he has no way. At turning players in Q. Superstars. For the tigers thank you Steve what you via super stock. Again in 25 minutes of more sports here on WWL I am FM and dot com. So on proposing a one cent sales tax increase across the board in Louisiana the Edwards administration pointed out. That even with that the highest sales tax in the nation. Louisiana's overall tax burden when you combine all the taxes citizens play pay including property taxes and income taxes would still be in the bottom half. Half of the nation. One person Texas today at 78 Tony says while they get our wages up in the top half of states before they raise our taxes to that level. Does does that not comparing salaries of our state to other states just taxes. And doesn't want to put an extra tax on gas we can handle that right now and us is what about a ten cent gasoline tax for just one year. Since fuel prices are so low. And well one of the things it may be calling or legislate door and say if it's on about this was I get about the forecast. If Friday had moved through so drier more stable air will arrive today that means beautiful conditions for this afternoon with sunshine and highs in the upper sixties. And I'll let stomach cool side tonight 43 north of the lake and 51 for the South Shore. And mostly sunny on Wednesday high of 66 symbols they mostly sunny again Thursday with highs near 69. For the pinpoint forecast center I'm Debbie Debbie LTV meteorologist Clark knocked out. Well depending on where you're traveling this morning you may find some dense fog have visibility there less than a quarter of a mile in several locations. Including whole mile and a Hammond. Gonzales and Galley out no bull wheel loose and Belle chase. So plenty of places where you will find the dense fog and you may find yourself like Woody Woodpecker. And now. But here in the city no fog and all and I'm most of the North Shore nearest the lake no fog right now clear and 48 at the airport in Kenner. Slidell has a little bit of fog and 41 Gregory. All right coming up we'll tell you where it was too cold heavy ice festival. Not too cold. The evidence that's Malia will take Margaret text messages today 787 in care those are the day we can get gas for just pennies. Per gallon. And will play the game. Does this woman belong to me why. If people file so will make use the judge in this case and he'll decide if she goes in the file or not. I'm Dave Conan the early edition of WWL first news coming up the latest from CBS's David like cancer WWL first news we get your traffic and weather together. And more sports with Steve Geller. Plus interest forgot what the appropriate celebration should be on this not to Monday you know enthusiastic I am about Tuesday because of the fact that means that we've already made it. One more day into the workweek. And we as a collective group survived Monday's doubled that we'll celebrate coming up next here on WWL I am off them and dot com. 37 minutes after 5 AM it's the early edition of WWL first news it's February it's the sixteen its 2016. Gates Tuesday had not to Monday's having contemplating how to celebrate you know sometimes I have to give yourself a little fist bump yeah you do about that having your simple as I've. Sometimes just reach over and pat yourself on the back I wanna get a little more complicated this certainly makes it a little concentration. So I want to take both here and the you know talent you cunning. Get some moderate amount of water yet yet this couple August Loeb art and put them to gather. So those cops overlap in your thumbs are next to each other and then raise them. Over your shoulder is the right. And over showed little left and you do that kind of yes I win kind of thing you know like we celebrate doctor yes. That's. Right way today that we should do right now to celebrate the fact he survived Monday. And stated here it is there a column not Monday. Commonly known as moods today matter yet. Man the political world to me isn't it weird uproar. And I don't. Actually understand and try getting get myself in trouble some people right now but to hell with it Tom. When we'll lacked someone to lead us. We elect them for the period of generally it's four years. Right most positions and the congress. Two year term answers senate six year terms but. Generally you know governor president four years threat. There's a full four years well generally I expect a president do their job for. Four years right up to the right up to the end nine other political trickery in things that happened near the end and things like that but. I'm a little. Dismayed. While I get it I don't agree with it but senate Republicans. Are uniting. Behind majority leader Mitch McConnell and insisting. That the president of the United States. Not to fill a vacancy. On the Supreme Court yell just put it off until we get a new president which doesn't happen until January. So we're gonna go eleven months or more because you have a whole approval process in the holes senate hearings and all that. What they're saying is because president Barack Obama. Has eleven months left to serve as president. That we should pretend like he's not there anymore. And he should not fill the vacancy created on the Supreme Court by the death of justice Antonin Scalia. And I just wonder. If the parties were. Reversed if the same people would be saying what there's. I put party aside arguments like this I don't care victim. Democrat in the White House are Republican. I want the president of the United States to do their job. But I understand why Republican leaders are going out we don't want the Democrat to film making and always go to your liberal other liberal that's gonna swing the balance of the court and it's gonna effective. Future of our nation forever and ever but isn't that the president's job. To fill vacancies. And presidential appointed positions I think what you got yours just just old Washington politics. And I get it. Republicans hate to Barack Obama and don't want him to do that because they were hoping that they'll be a Republican in the White House an eleven month and they'll get to put. It conservative. Core. But. Really. If he. Take party out of it and see if your argument makes any sense. Some bring an context and it's 78 avenue now everybody who disagrees with me about the from the people who agree with me to you I think it's just dom. To suggest that president who has nearly a year left on the term you want elected to serve for three years. Knowing that somebody else would be taking over after that. He was elected to serve for four years when they're put him in the lame duck category and that's related yes so bring it on RI I've putted out then you do it man if you were in northwest Ohio few days ago. You could've been in gas price have. Reward a pretty close to that right where we're in pretty good shape I someplace where box thirty gallon yesterday. And yet a lot of bucks thirty fives around here read but in Toledo holy Toledo. There was a computer glitch. It caused that one gas station to start selling it's gas literally for pennies. I city filled his empty tank for 26 cents homes and a light and there with sizes tank was I have a 26 gallons. That would give I would or from me. But if you've got a smaller car. Then you tanking then you know you were in great shape. Just a glitch current good and they stop the betting yes and across the street said okay fine we'll play that game. And lowered their prices to do. So for three how wars you can get your ghastly two or three cents a gallon. Man. Out of a call on everybody knew I yacht everything is a lawnmower spelled out what about the weed eater I'm sure the resumes on radio stations got on it you know what people calling and hey come on over began that would have been re on the eyes and they said that in the kind of shut down and stop selling gas. Because of the computer glitch it. The fact that the station across street and I find you guys screwed up. Will's will will intentionally do it as long as you do but it's over now head to don't don't think he can drive to Toledo. And get gas for two cents. By the way cost humans were to get there and it's an issue of the story. Al and speaking of stories to tell you you do are supposed to be a big ice festival in New York over the weekend. I canceled ice just yet they cancel that it was too cold. A it chills dropped to between zero and minus ten with the wind and ahead. And there is supposed to be ice carving. An artist playing music. And ice skating in other winners boards. It was the ice festival to Cole it was too cold. So the ice. Festival. And I've heard Nadal I David or her talk here about one minute mark first WWL. Oh no let's go live and direct the pinpoint forecast and it's a good morning I'm not Monday payroll this meteorologist more about Pelfrey in purple that I don't know about the storm today I am all smiles today as this thing yeah I'm excited back. Well like yeah yeah. And he stars in the four stars shine back. Yet and that in the forecast all right but some people deal with all this morning you know yeah Texas that is really thick down. Yet outside mainly this city's said North Dakota and south of the lake. It is that it's not that bright in that church or Atlanta had a outskirts of the areas that we're watching for that follow your right how much. And it just a couple hundred feet saint perhaps at lecture Backstreet areas. And then think for him and buy Dell and the police thought so but much of the course are still very foggy this morning. I'm kind of a word nerd about something you just said made me think something funny at least to meet anybody but he said in the outskirts. Yeah. That it's fog. Does that mean there were in the in skirts or in the skirts. Get rid of art you weren't using it out like a way out the out. Out of that are. OK so out of the skirt it's foggy here in the skirt I get anywhere on the air it's the outer part is that. You just some words have never even thought about that actually made it right at these united outs or else. Where the problem yet the other outskirts you must have skirts so we're in the Serbs yeah so be it and I in New Orleans guard. I know slog it out and Alan I can get as warm today as we have been but clears guy. I'm proud of the way in the upper sixties they looked at Andy is factored into it did pretty mild yet appear night after night. We said skilling next couple of days these dapper sixty even if that indeed by the week yet no rain out for that wrecked the week and the weekend when you're done with the rain. Saying. He got good prior range all I'm not at least for the next. 56 days it always is that they can't this month there you go folks I like it I love it I want some more of our we're gonna play a game now called. Does this woman belong in the why. I didn't really expect it. Yeah Jerry yet I know you don't generally you're you're generally very real world that judgmental about people contracted out people rejects that trot. Well. In this case I think you may have soft spot for the one but I bet you that will al-Qaeda. Don't put him authorities and Pittsburgh have arrested a woman. And jailed her for four recent store robberies. When put on a lie detector she admitted. That she robbed at the gas station the pizza place. And some other. Locations to other places and drugstore. At another location Sheila that it can. And he only got small amounts of cash. All four robbery she got less than 300 dollars in cash right. Asked. During her lie detector test. After confession why did you do it. She said that she needed money to buy kitty litter and dog. All I see you're writing us off by it though well yankees that by. You know I don't get soft spot for that because that kind of at their people out there that they did wanna help animals and maybe they can't you know afford it but that's not the way to go about it clearly. Because that's all but I keep up keep the topic of the file. I. Some problems that he needs to address maybe maybe you know look at count that would help or whatever she's. You know feeling the need to block people tend to do that. Right and maybe she needs to make sure she can provide for herself before she takes on the burden of providing for a pet. Accountable for show quarter. Where it's okay. Permit their people toward Kabul and the courts to raise. Because they can get there that we Obama I just assumed the Catholic vote is up with 1516100. Cat or dog or whatever they clearly can't. He would take care of these and it's too many its Opel probably don't particularly their resources or any point. They're part if you're on the right Blake they want me eating animals they get don't realize that they're actually doing more harm. Then and dried ice and you know I. Have a soft spot for Melissa Santoro I just hours in the NY. People file that you can't you know brought people from money for that but I do understand the impact was gonna sound. I guess that would maybe need helper helper helper self made a system may be that jail time but maybe some alternative programs. Half he had maybe maybe Gator ball in the local humane society your thought that she could do some volunteer worksheet about the kind of pay back society you know different than ours that kind of that's. And that I would object clearly I have. It. I don't comedy able IQ but I don't I understand regular rock but I. Laura bogged down lime and direct from the pinpoint forecast honors sports Steve Geller your text messages after this. So senate Republicans are saying president Barack Obama should not. Fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court created by the death of justice Antonin Scalia that he should just wait. Eleven or more months while eleven months please out of office and a mutt his. The person who follows him. His successor go ahead and make that appointment my argument is baloney. The guy I was elected to serve for years I don't care vis a Democrat or Republican or anything else. His job to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court. And as a stupid political argument saying now now because of an election year he shouldn't do that well that you'll elect him for three years or for four or maybe you do elect him. People are taxing estimates 7871 prisons as I agree that it's. The president's job. Because this is too important and he should make the appointment the balance of the court is at stake with a huge effect in this country. But dispersing goes on to say I want the GOP fight to the end. Okay and that's the process I'm fine with that I'm I'm a Republican lawmakers fighting the appointments those as it's a shame both parties are carrying on this way. And the man hasn't even been buried again dies is going to be out of office when. Old mentally. No desire agree with you the president should make the appointment however unfortunate for a and that night said it the president's job and he should do with jobs a month that's why should obamas are doing his job now come time. On that we'll throw it to Steve gallery in sports they ski. Good morning everybody NFL teams can begin designating a franchise tags on players today but the saints will not likely be placing that moniker or anyone on the roster this year the teams getting ready for the free agency period to open though next month. As are a number of position needs on both sides of the ball that need to be addressed. The black eagle have missed the playoffs in each of the last two seasons and unfortunately we take care of Bobby Hebert its aid booking a flight. 36 Super Bowl any card soon three years at the stewardess solitude TV back in the playoffs and to make sure I don't think so. Well is still no decision from Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning wanted to retire when. Or play next season meanwhile his little brother Eli. So little any more NBC sports as the 35 year old junk signal caller if he's thought about whether it be time for him to hang a month. You candidates keep dawn and and through your body DO eventually tell you can't make those throws you can't mover the pound he's too much or just the will's not there but who will certainly bear the body feels wonderful and excited dog I got my best football had a mid. Over in college hoops Villanova stays number one in this week's AP college basketball poll after going to go in the first week as number one in school history. AT teams in last week's top 45 those suffered defeats causing eighteen teams to either change positions or being new to the poll this week. Kansas moves up four spots to number two Oklahoma and Iowa state of three and four while North Carolina its fifth from all right. Alicia remains our right put his back in action tomorrow when they host Alabama. And a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press that Quicken Loans is finalizing the hills right primetime match involving Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler in a celebrity pro am format the match would be under the lights at the Detroit golf club. On June 7. The Tuesday before the US open the celebrities in the actual format though have yet to be determined. Today apple on sports talk with Bobby Hebert and guest host Kristian garic. How Long Will it take to saint to fix the 31 ranked defense. Plus the NBA trade deadline is Thursday will any big names be on the move in other pelicans gonna shake up their roster I'm Steve Geller which early morning looked at us. Warts Steve I don't generally tell you gotta do you count by your missing the biggest story in all sports right now. Sports Illustrated announced who's gonna be on the covers of the upcoming swimsuit. It's. Yet. And you haven't even mentioned it. Talladega and at three different covers one of them with Rhonda Ramsey. Who is UF CU FC fighter another one with the first ever plus size swimsuit model. She's a size sixteen and and very Kirby. And then the third one is. I guess actually grammar Haley moss I don't know which one's the plots but the two and three separate covers. And third what is the actual. More traditional. Yes. And she's topless discovering her boobs with one hand. So got to collect all limited editions and yet he had to go by three covers three issues. But does anyone even buy magazines anymore yet I'm pretty sure you can see all these swimsuits outline. Any one that really has subscription things imports of it all with newspapers. Some Haley Claussen is the traditional swimsuit model run arouse C is the celebrity celebrity's once you model. Nationally Graham is the plus size. Rookie bombshell. I gotta say I saw the picture of actually she looks quite ravishing him for a plus size model I guess you know people not typically. Forgive them being attractive indeed exits but she got a lot going home to your all your cool the size sixteen out solidified your very attractive. For Ashley Graham. The curvy swimsuit well. You hikers. I mean what you do with this straightaway yet I think that. Brit comic errors as if he's the cut away. Right O'Connell document fifteen meant to more sports here on WWL AM muffin and a cup coming up on the most insightful text messages and commentaries I've received in a long time. I'll share with you after this you're on WW. So I understand the people who eat breathe and live party and everything's about party. Are upset with my comments but I tell yet. I don't care was a Democrat or Republican in the White House the president was not elected to serve. For three years in a month he was elected to serve for four years so I don't care if it's Barack Obama Ronald Reagan or anybody else would be serving as president if there's a vacancy in the Supreme Court and your still the president of the United States it's your job to fill that vacancy and it's outrageous to me that someone would suggest. That they should at least make the appointment but I also completely support those people are texting me at 87870. Who think it's also the Senate's job. To fight the nomination from the president yeah that's why there's an approval process fine fight it. But does that the president should even make that is ridiculous and then there's my favorite text in a long time. Someone text to mediate 7870. And said quote wow you are dome. Well thank you for your insightful and intelligent commentary ever great not Monday folks.