Tommy Tucker

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June 05, 2019 - 11:04 am
There’s long been a debate as to whether life imitates art or art imitates life. I mention that because I often find quotes from movies that succinctly sum up what’s going on in real life. One of my favorites comes from No Country for Old Men as spoken by Tommy Lee Jones. “If it ain’t a mess it’ll...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
June 03, 2019 - 11:46 am
We were all saddened to hear of the passing of another New Orleans institution Saturday morning. But this time it wasn’t a building or a business. It was one of New Orleans’ originals. It was one of those people whose qualities, talent, integrity and charm made them even greater than the sum of...
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zimmytws
Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 21, 2019 - 10:53 am
It was a very interesting hour between 9 and 10 this morning as we listened to and discussed both sides of the pro-life Do you support the new laws restricting abortion? Pt. 1 And pro-choice issue. Do you support the new laws restricting abortion? Pt. 2 For what it’s worth here’s my take: It seems...
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Sean Pavone
Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 17, 2019 - 10:58 am
There’s an old joke about a native New Orleanian who goes into a grocery store up north to buy a six pack. “Where,” he asks, “do y’all keep y’all’s beer at?” The clerk, nose in air, replies “around here, we don’t end our sentences with prepositions. So then the New Orleanian says “I’m sorry, cap...
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Joe Marino
Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 06, 2019 - 12:38 pm
One of Diana Ross’ many hits is a song entitled “Reach Out and Touch.” Ironic when you consider the response to the former lead singer for the Supremes being singled out and patted down at Louis Armstrong Airport after her Jazz Fest appearance. In case you haven’t heard by now, the boarding process...
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May 03, 2019 - 3:39 pm
The Kentucky Derby, the fastest two minutes in sports, is Saturday. Mike Diliberto with the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots believes the race is wide open since the favorite, Omaha Beach, won't be running. “Omaha Beach, in all honesty, he was going to be my pick. He was the horse I thought was...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 03, 2019 - 10:54 am
Another day, another water main break, another boil water advisory . This time it’s Uptown. A couple of days ago, it was Lakeview. Perhaps we should institute legalized water main betting in Louisiana so we can make wagers on where the next one’s going to occur. Maybe we should develop a new scale...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 02, 2019 - 11:11 am
C’MON MAAAAAAN! That’s the way I feel about the William Barr testimony, the letter from Mueller to the Attorney General and the histrionics that have been the result. From Lindsay Graham’s opening statement referring to Hillary Clinton smashing computers with hammers to Kamala Harris acting as if...
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tommaso79
Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 01, 2019 - 11:14 am
Are all people distracted by the same things? Can you do two things at a time successfully? Three? One? None? All people are different and we spent some time Wednesday morning talking about a proposed new law in Louisiana that would make holding a cellphone while driving illegal. Those that are for...
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Markus Schnessl
Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 30, 2019 - 11:08 am
We had yet another spirited discussion Tuesday morning on WWL First News with me, Tommy Tucker. This time it was about defending your castle, standing your ground, fighting back. At what point is discretion the better part of valor? When do the risks outweigh the rewards? And is your primary...
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