Low Popahirum, National Edition (4-24-14)

low popahirum nationalEarly in the morning, while most are still sleeping, groups of elderly Chinese women spread out across city streets. They tear open trash bags, pick through the litter and sort out bottles and cans that come with a deposit. And then they bring them to the local supermarket to a machine that scans and evaluates each can, accepting and rejecting them one by one, and finally printing out a receipt.” – Sultan Knish

“Maybe our 2016 forecasting is all wrong. Maybe, instead of trying to figure out who the nominee will be, we should skip ahead to the part where Jeb is the nominee and a disgruntled Rand Paul is forced to decide whether it’s time to go third-party. Normally I’d call that a kamikaze mission destined to hand the White House to Hillary.” – Hot Air

“Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has come under heavy fire for reportedly making racially charged remarks about ‘the Negro’ and whether blacks might be ‘better off as slaves, picking cotton.'” – The Blaze

“Measured by money, things look relatively grim for the American middle class and the poor. Men’s inflation-adjusted average wages peaked in 1973, and inflation-adjusted household incomes for much of the middle class have shown little or no growth in some time. The incomes of those at the top of the distribution (which is not composed of a stable group of individuals, political rhetoric notwithstanding) continue to pull away from those in the middle and those at the bottom. The difference between a CEO’s compensation and the average worker’s compensation continues to grow.” – Kevin Williamson/National Review

“If Senate Democrats retain the chamber in November, their work won’t be over. They’ll still have to manage the loss of more than 100 years of committee experience as several veterans retire from Democratic ranks.” – National Journal

Iran has been appointed to several key United Nations committees that oversee the protection of women’s rights and global human rights.” – Washington Free Beacon

“Texas Gov. Rick Perry is in New York, hoping to lure some of that state’s businesses to Texas, and causing trouble. He challenged New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo to a debate.” – PJ Media

“A shocking admission from authorities in Victoria, British Columbia reveals that the remains of aborted babies are disposed of in the US and sent to a facility that burns waste to provide electric power for Oregon residents.” – Breitbart

“A high-dollar Obama donor who was caught on video brutally beating his girlfriend got off with 25 hours of community service last week after he pled guilty to domestic battery charges.” – Washington Free Beacon

“Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer warned Democrats they will ‘rue the day‘ they failed to even once oppose President Obama’s lawless disregard for the constitutional separation of powers, noting his actions establish a precedent a Republican president will one day exploit.” – Daily Caller

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