Low Popahirum, National Edition (4-8-14)

“No matter how crazy that comparison it is, it’s not atypical.  Ride sharing and carpooling for pay in the U.S. — once a booming field of dreams — has been methodically shut down and beaten back by the loving hand of government regulators and taxicab industry.  Thanks to those cartels, this once thriving sector is now on the death’s door, as the nation’s top cities approach a ubiquitous ban on sharing, which they say is anything but caring.” – Daily Tech

“The day when the nation collectively has made enough money to pay its total tax burden for the year is three days later this year, according to a new report.” – Daily Caller

“Most importantly, he has the ear of the President of the United States, an equally remarkable and perplexing achievement for the former FBI asset known as ‘CI-7,’ the Rev. Al Sharpton.” – The Smoking Gun

“Following last month’s domestic disturbance involving U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., his wife told detectives the bombastic lawmaker had been hitting her ‘for years’ and was trying to kill her.” – BizPAC Review

“It has been a very long time since categorical respect was accorded to the elderly, a cultural habit that survives in the modern world mainly in the East. For a person without the comfort of an immediate family, the compensation of social respect — the feeling that one is a person of some human consequence rather than a product past its expiration date — is accordingly more important. My experience of British society suggests that such regard for the aged has been dead in the mother country at least as long as it has here. So, cross that off the list, too.” – Kevin Williamson/National Review

“Republican Scott Brown leads incumbent Democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire by five points in a recent poll obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The poll, commissioned by the Republican Governor’s Association, was conducted on March 19 and 20 and asked 600 likely voters in New Hampshire who they would vote for in the U.S. Senate election. Respondents were given both Brown and Shaheen’s names and their respective parties.” – Weekly Standard

“How old am I? I’m old enough to remember when the only people on whom government wanted to put electronic bracelets were criminals. Attorney General Eric Holder testified yesterday on Capitol Hill about gun-safety programs promoted by the Department of Justice, which wants almost $400 million in the next budget for ‘common sense’ regulations like electronic bracelets for firearms.” – Hot Air

“The House Ways and Means Committee will vote this week to formally ask the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges against former IRS employee Lois Lerner, an official at the center of Republican probes of the matter.” – POLITICO

A Bush run would create both personal and political obstacles for Rubio. It would either force him to defer a 2016 run entirely or put him in the uncomfortable position of campaigning against a longtime friend and political mentor.” – National Review

“Howard Stern, the self-described ‘king of all media,’ reportedly said Monday that the very funny Greg Gutfeld would be a good choice for David Letterman’s replacement on ‘The Late Show.’ Letterman recently announced he plans to retire in 2015.” – The Blaze

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