The Low Popahirum, September 2, 2016

NATIONAL

“Former Breitbart employees paint a scathing portrait of Donald Trump’s new campaign chief.” – Politico

“While Donald Trump doubled down this week on his vow to make Mexico pay for his proposed southern border wall, his campaign is reported to be weighing options that don’t necessarily involve the seemingly far-fetched scenario of the Mexican government handing America a great, big check.” – Fox News

“A founder of the Latinos for Trump group on Thursday warned that without Donald Trump in the White House, there would be ‘taco trucks on every corner’ in America.” – Politico

This summer has been rife with news of election-related hacking. Last month it was the Democratic National Committee; this week, voter election databases in Illinois and Arizona.” – Reuters

 

“U.S. creates 151,000 jobs in August; unemployment 4.9%” – MarketWatch.com

“Sorry new media, you’re fun & all. But you don’t get to play.” – David Catanese

“If it were a phone call, we might call it a butt dial: A strong radio signal that set off questions about whether it emanated from an advanced alien race earlier this week is now believed to have come from a terrestrial source, and possibly from a Russian military satellite.” – NPR.com

On August 20, 2016, an article was published in the Daily Mail newspaper titled ‘Racy photos, and troubling questions about his wife’s past that could derail Trump.'” – Daily Mail

Pope Francis today proposed that caring for the environment be added to the traditional seven works of mercy that Christians are called to perform.” – Daily Mail

Colin Kaepernick and San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid kneeled during the national anthem Thursday night, continuing the quarterback’s preseason protest of American racial injustice and minority oppression.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

“The water is still receding in some places and while the wet carpet and damaged sheet rock waits to be removed, the bills are starting to come in. The unprecedented rains of August will go on the record books not only for climatological reasons but for the cost of repair and recovery  around the state.” – KPEL965.com

More than 50 pools of mosquitoes collected in Calcasieu Parish over the last three months tested positive for West Nile virus, the highest activity since 2009, Parish Mosquito Control Director Scott Willis said Monday.” – American Press

“Like many residents in the Baton Rouge area, Janet Knox spent the last couple weeks cleaning out her flooded house in north Baton Rouge, but behind the sheetrock, she found something completely unexpected. – WAFB.com

The state Department of Health has confirmed more mosquito-borne illnesses in Louisiana, including Zika and West Nile Virus. Louisiana Medical Director for the Center for Community Preparedness, Dr. Frank Welch, says there have been 14 cases of West Nile Virus so far this year.  But he says these cases are not flood related.” – WWL.com

“Remember earlier in the week when we told you there would be stringent new rules concerning tailgating and parking tailgating vehicles at Cajun Field.” – KPEL965.com

“Two of the top Republicans in the U.S. House — Majority Whip Steve Scalise and House Speaker Paul Ryan — will be tailgating with GOP supporters as LSU prepares to take Lambeau Field to face Wisconsin on Saturday.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

U.S. Sen. David Vitter has scheduled a Congressional hearing on the federal response to the floods that have left 13 people dead and thousands of people displaced in Louisiana.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“The New Orleans Saints are surely glad to be done with the preseason.” – Nola.com

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is taking issue with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry for injecting the “sanctuary city” controversy into the aftermath of a fatal bus accident Sunday morning (Aug. 28) in St. John the Baptist Parish.” – Nola.com

It’s a troubling sign that only one Louisiana family whose house flooded in mid-August has gotten a mobile home from FEMA. Potentially thousands of residents with flood damage are waiting on a temporary home from the federal agency. Roughly 150,000 homes were damaged by the flooding.” – Nola.com

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