Low Popahirum, National Edition (4-30-14)

low popahirum national“Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, advanced at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.1% in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had forecast growth at a 1.1% pace for the quarter.” – WSJ

Moral outrage is exhausting. And dangerous. The whole country has gotten a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome from the newest popular sport of Extreme Finger Wagging. Not to mention the neck strain from Olympic tryouts for Morally Superior Head Shaking. All over the latest in a long line of rich white celebrities to come out of the racist closet. (Was it only a couple days ago that Cliven Bundy said blacks would be better off picking cotton as slaves? And only last June Paula Deen admitted using the ‘N’ word?)” – Kareem Abdul Jabbar/Time

“After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and said he fully expected to get 3/4 of the NBA owners to vote to remove him and force him to sell his team, reports have surfaced that Magic Johnson will be the frontrunner to buy the team if the owners indeed vote to remove Sterling.” – Breitbart

“The truth is, I cringe when accusations of racism go viral because it reinforces how monolithic and predictable we black people can be–in spite of how we (especially the elite black intelligentsia) eloquently deny it.” – My Kinky Head On

“Congressional Democrats said Tuesday that the NBA’s swift response to racially charged comments by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was a strong first step, but league limitations might not discourage similar behavior in the future. The lawmakers, including several members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), suggested the league should wield more authority over individual owners — including more power to strip ownership — while maintaining the capacity to levy larger fines for racially insensitive behavior.” – The Hill

And that’s where Texas is right now: A regent exposes wrongdoing at the University of Texas and in the legislature, and the regent gets impeached, possibly prosecuted. The chief prosecutor for a ‘Public Integrity Unit’ gets hauled in on drunk-driving charges, throws a fit, makes threats — and Rick Perry is in trouble for demanding her ouster.” – Kevin Williamson/National Review

“The Missouri House of Representatives will hold committee hearings on Wednesday to consider the impeachment of Democrat Governor Jay Nixon.” – Tea Party News Network

“Public crucifixions are mostly ceremonial these days, staged rituals that some Christian communities enact as part of their Easter observance. But the real thing may be returning to Syria. Two men were reportedly crucified in Raqqa on Tuesday, their bloody corpses displayed in the center of a town controlled by the most severe of Syria’s Islamist factions.” – Daily Beast

Yesterday’s blockbuster release of a Ben Rhodes e-mail took the media by surprise yesterday, which had for months shrugged at demands to ask more questions about Benghazi. That was old news until the September 14, 2012 memo from the White House adviser surfaced, stipulating that Susan Rice’s appearances on news programs less than two days later had the goal of convincing people that the attack that killed four Americans was not brought on by ‘a broader failure of policy,’ by stressing that ‘these protests are rooted in an Internet video.’ The White House had insisted for almost a year that it had released all of the communications relating to the Rice talking points, both to Congress and the press. Congress got surprised by this release as well. Eli Lake reports for the Daily Beast that the Oversight Committee, which has been probing Benghazi, only received this e-mail two weeks ago.” – Hot Air

I didn’t know how right I was when I wrote on September 29, 2012 ‘Benghazi Worse then Watergate.’ With the release of new emails it is spectacularly worse — so bad in fact that it has made a full investigation with an impeachment trial necessary for the protection of our republic.” – Roger L. Simon/PJ Media

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