EBRSO, I love you guys, BUT…


A few weeks the EBRSO was standing in the MIDDLE of Coursey Blvd at Hickory Ridge. Deputy was spotting expired inspection stickers and pointing people to pull over into the parking lot of DeAngelo’s to receive their ticket. Now, forget about how unsafe and disruptive of traffic on a busy street this is. Forget that MVI’s are nothing but another cash grab in fees to purchase them and tickets for violators. Mine WAS expired, so I pull into the lot, park the car and undo my seatbelt to get out my wallet for license and proof of insurance. The nice officer writes me an unreadable ticket, which I sign. He informs me I can now conveniently pay online. Flash forward to a couple days ago, when I go online to pay the expired sticker ticket, to see that he also cited me for a seatbelt violation! He SAW me undo my belt! Sonofabitch! My options are either go ahead and pay and get it over with, or go have my day in court. Which of us do you think a judge will believe? Nice racket, Sheriff Gauthreaux. Tell me you don’t INSTRUCT your deputies to do this crapola. I’m normally an ally and a fan of your department, but this tactic sucks a big one.

Rant over. Thanks for stopping by…

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Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but โ€œmade his bonesโ€ in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.


  1. jerry 15 January, 2016 at 07:21 Reply

    People should start videoing cops speeding and posting the videos on a public venue and demanding that the agency show proof of discipline and ticketing of those cops. I am so damn tired of the laws not applying to them.

  2. Becky 15 January, 2016 at 22:34 Reply

    Is that what the hell was going on??? I thought the man had lost his freaking mind standing out in the middle of Coursey Boulevard. My daughter even asked me, “Mom. can’t somebody accidentally run over him?”?

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