Moon Griffon
American radio talk show host
Moon Griffon
Blane M. Griffon, known as Moon Griffon is a conservative radio talk show host who broadcasts statewide through station KMLB FM in Monroe, the seat of Ouachita Parish in northeastern Louisiana. He has sometimes been called the "Rush Limbaugh of Louisiana" though his program reflects his distinct Louisiana accent and his own brand of politics.
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Chamber of Commerce membership event is back - The Daily Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
The membership drive is presented by Cox, and will feature radio personality, Moon Griffon, as guest speaker. There will be food, drinks and door prizes, including an iPAD2 and an iPOD Touch. The Broussard chamber was established in 2007 and has its
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Until Debt Do Us Part - The INDsider
Google News - almost 6 years
Fleming also seems to know a thing or two about purchasing conservative creds — just check out his $1000 media buy on the Moon Griffon Show. 4) Campaign money is good eats: Scalise recently footed the bill for a $3000 dinner at Galatoire's
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Cash Money Congressmen -
Google News - almost 6 years
Fleming also knows a thing or two about buying conservative cred — just check out his recent $1000 media buy on the Moon Griffon radio show. 4. Campaign cash is good eats. Scalise recently hosted a $3000 dinner at Galatoire's. That's more than 300
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Legislators Raise Pay, and a Governor Pays the Price
NYTimes - over 8 years
The reformist image of Gov. Bobby Jindal, considered by Republicans a top potential vice-presidential choice, has recently taken a beating after Mr. Jindal refused to veto a sizable pay increase that Louisiana legislators voted for themselves this month. The increase would more than double the salary of the part-time legislators effective July 8,
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For Buchanan, the Third Time Around Is Crowded
NYTimes - over 17 years
This early in the quest, Patrick Buchanan seems to be sounding his patented campaign reveille as much for himself as for his political ''pitchfork brigades.'' ''January and February -- that's when the armies will meet!'' exulted the once and apparently constant Presidential aspirant, sitting in a catfish restaurant here and waxing nostalgic for the
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  • 2014
    Age 52
    Griffon has questioned why Jindal did not endorse until after the 2014 primary election the Republican who unseated Landrieu, U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge.
    More Details Hide Details The Cassidy campaign fired Jindal operative Timmy Teepell in 2013, and Jindal, who campaigns nationally for various Republican candidates, has reportedly been lukewarm toward Cassidy. Griffon also criticized a wealthy cadre of Republican businesspeople for having crossed party lines to back Landrieu in 2008.
  • 2012
    Age 50
    In December 2012, Daniel Griffon wed the former Elizabeth Morgan Ernst; both are from Monroe.
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    Griffon questioned the defection of State Senator John Alario to the Republican Party in preparation for a 2012 run as State Senate President. Griffon considers Ellington and Alario "big government" advocates, not conservatives. On October 25, 2011, Jindal endorsed the election of Alario as State Senate President; the selection was confirmed with a single dissenting vote, that of freshman Senator Barrow Peacock of Shreveport.
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    Because of his opposition to U.S. President Barack H. Obama, Griffon supported Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details He also criticized Jindal, who had campaigned in other states for Romney, for then having made critical remarks about Romney just a few days after the Republican nominee lost the general election to Obama.
  • 2010
    Age 48
    Throughout her career, Griffon continued to oppose Senator Landrieu, whom he considers to have cast the critical sixtieth vote in 2010 to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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    In October 2010, former State Senator Mike Smith, a Democrat (subsequently an Independent) from Winnfield, using his first name, "Kenneth," called the program to allege that Griffon is controlled by two unnamed wealthy Republicans.
    More Details Hide Details Griffon denies the allegation and claims that he alone owns his company and urged Smith to call again for further discussion on the air.
  • 2008
    Age 46
    On several days in late November 2008, Griffon humorously suggested that listeners mail change-of-voter registration cards to Treen and urge the former governor to re-join the Democratic Party, from which he defected in 1960.
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    In November 2008, Griffon left the Republican Party and re-registered as a "No-Party" voter.
    More Details Hide Details He cited Jindal's political moves during the first year in office as a reason for leaving the party. "My frustration with Bobby Jindal is that he is not being a conservative. Conservatives are mad as hell and they’re not taking it any more," Griffon said in an interview. Griffon has also criticized the late Republican Governor David C. Treen because Treen supported Senator Landrieu and Treen sought without success to obtain a pardon or commutation of sentence for Treen's former Democratic rival, former Governor Edwin W. Edwards.
    In 2008, Griffon endorsed the Republican U.S. senatorial candidate John Neely Kennedy, the state treasurer, in Kennedy's unsuccessful challenge to incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.
    More Details Hide Details Kennedy occasionally appears on Griffon's program. Griffon is critical of several state Republican leaders for having endorsed Landrieu over Kennedy. Landrieu thereafter defeated Kennedy with 52 percent of the vote in the general election.
  • 2007
    Age 45
    On December 10, 2007, Griffon announced his opposition to Jindal's expected support for incoming State Representative Noble Ellington as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
    More Details Hide Details Ellington, who was term-limited in the state senate and hence ran for the Louisiana House of Representatives, was closely tied to the Democratic former administrations of Edwin Washington Edwards and Kathleen Babineaux Blanco and was a strong supporter of numerous tax increases. Ultimately, Jindal, acting on the advice of then incoming Speaker Jim Tucker, did not recommend Ellington for the chairmanship. Griffon further voiced strong opposition to Republicans for accepting Ellington into the party when the lawmaker defected in December 2010 in what was mistakenly believed to have been a prelude to a run for House Speaker in 2012.
    Griffon repeatedly holds Republican Governor Bobby Jindal, whom he humorously refers to as "Campaign Bobby", accountable for a lack of reform in state government though a surplus of political rhetoric. Griffon claims that Jindal, who frequently appeared on the radio program prior to his election as governor in 2007, has failed to tackle the state's financial woes, uses one-time funds in the state budget, and spends too much time campaigning out-of-state to raise funds for himself and other Republican candidates.
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  • 2006
    Age 44
    At times, Griffon has irritated the GOP leadership. In 2006, he invited the Shreveport catfish restaurateur Chester T. Kelley for a full segment on the program.
    More Details Hide Details At the time the conservative Kelley was unsuccessfully opposing the reelection of the Moderate Republican, Jim McCrery of Shreveport in Louisiana's 4th congressional district. In 2008, Kelley emerged as an independent candidate for the U.S. House against Republican John C. Fleming, who barely managed to hold the seat that McCrery vacated after twenty-one years. Fleming is an occasion guest on the Griffon program.
  • 1993
    Age 31
    The Moon Griffon Show debuted on August 23, 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Griffon frequently hosted the late Hammond attorney and state government watchdog C. B. Forgotston, known for his carefully crafted words, fiscal conservative views, and opposition to gambling and political corruption. Another occasional guest is Elliott Stonecipher, the political analyst, consultant, and pollster from Shreveport. An occasional substitute host for Griffon has been the Monroe attorney Paul Loy Hurd, Sr. (born March 1954), the author of Louisiana's Governmental Cesspool: The Constitutional Solution, an expose of government waste and inefficiency. Another substitute host, John William Sutherlin, a native of El Dorado, Arkansas, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans, is an associate professor of political science at Griffon's alma mater, the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is the co-director of the Social Science Research Laboratory at ULM. Griffon's former co-host, Ruth Ulrich of Monroe, is a former member of the Louisiana Republican State Central Committee and the Republican National Committee. The co-host role was exercised daily from 2010 to 2014 by Gregory Francis "Greg" Gulyas (born December 1950), a Democrat, a native of Flint, Michigan, and the news director of KMLB in Monroe, which carries Griffon's program. Gulyas is also a play-by-play sports reporter. He did not follow Griffon to Lafayette, and Brandon Comeaux, who covers news and sports for KPEL, became the co-host of the program.
    The Moon Griffon Show debuted on August 23, 1993.
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  • 1983
    Age 21
    Griffon subsequently graduated in 1983 from ULM, then known as Northeast Louisiana University.
    More Details Hide Details On his radio program on May 13, 2009, Griffon revealed that he had kept a pistol for protection in his ULM dormitory room. In 2013, Griffon said on his program that he owns weapons but has never been compelled to use one for either personal or family protection. Griffon is divorced from the former Connie Rene Moseley (born March 1962), now Connie M. Pace. Griffon has two sons from the first marriage, Daniel Blain Griffon (born 1987), like his father a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and Derek Charles Griffon (born 1989), a graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.
  • 1979
    Age 17
    Griffon received his nickname "Moon" because as a small boy he particularly enjoyed the song "Moon River". He graduated in 1979 from Roman Catholic-affiliated Redemptorist High School in Baton Rouge, since closed.
    More Details Hide Details He was then recruited by coach and later athletic director Benny Hollis (1939–2011) to the University of Louisiana at Monroe to play basketball.
  • 1964
    Age 2
    Griffon was born and reared in Plaquemine, the seat of government of Iberville Parish south of Baton Rouge. His paternal grandfather, Charles A. Griffon, Jr., was a sheriff of Iberville Parish for sixteen years until he was unseated in 1964 by then 31-year-old Jessel Ourso.
    More Details Hide Details His maternal grandfather, Matherine J. "Matt" Berthelot (1904–1985), originally from Morganza in Pointe Coupee Parish, owned and operated a Shell Oil service station in Plaquemine. Griffon's father, Charles Thomas "Tommy" Griffon (born November 1, 1935) of Plaquemine, served an unexpired term as an Iberville Parish police juror. Griffon's mother, the former Dorothy Ann "Dot" Berthelot (born January 9, 1936), is one of four children of Matt Berthelot and the former Nethla Morales. Griffon has two brothers, Steven Thomas Griffon (born 1957) and Kurt Joseph Griffon (born 1962), and two sisters, Karen Faye Griffon Leach (born 1958) and Suzanne Marie Griffon Lestage (born 1964). Griffon's brother-in-law, attorney Brian Steele Lestage (born December 1961), a Republican,has been since July 2008 the clerk of court in DeRidder in Beauregard Parish.
  • 1961
    Born on May 16, 1961.
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