Low Popahirum, August 29, 2014

NATIONAL

“The Obama administration is highly exercised about ‘inversion,’ the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from lower tax rates abroad.” – Charles Krauthammer/National Review

“President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia’s armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: ‘It’s best not to mess with us.'” – Reuters

Everyone’s making fun of the tan suit President Obama wore in Thursday’s press conference. I can’t lie and say I liked it, of course, but neither do I really care. There was something about the content of his remarks, though, that reminded me of this old World War II joke about the Allies giving the Italians a pounding.” – Mollie Hemingway/The Federalist

And so it has come to this: Nearly one-half of New York considers Al Sharpton to be a ‘positive force’ in civic affairs.” – NY Post

“If there is any doubt that Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) has changed his tone on immigration, it was extinguished this week.” – WSJ

Harsh remarks concerning traditional Muslim brutality have led the Asian American Journalists Association to call for an apology from the the Fox News Network.” BizPAC Review

We’re still only seeing the tip of the iceberg in the horrifying crimes committed by Muslim settlers against the children of the UK.” Daniel Greenfield/Front Page

“Now the Obama administration is signaling that there will be not be a new climate treaty. According to a report in Wednesday’s New York Times, the path to a treaty has come to an end, 14 months before the Paris talks scheduled for next year. Instead, the best deal on offer is a non-binding accord. This is big news.” – National Review

“Levin called Obama ‘a peculiar, petulant man‘ with a thin resume and little experience.” – Fox News Insider

Did you miss Tinseltown’s latest political correctness powwow? Preening celebrities showed their solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., at the MTV Video Music Awards show this week. Rapper Common led the convocation, preachifying about the positive impact of hip-hop music on society as a “powerful instrument of social change” and ‘truth.'” – Michelle Malkin/Right Wing News

LOUISIANA

Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.” – Fox 8 Live

“Until Wednesday, when the authorities said Rogers was fatally shot in what appears to be a murder-attempted suicide at his St. Gabriel home, the local celebrity’s history in England was unknown to even some of his closest professional associates. Recently, though, his past caught up with him, leading to a federal investigation into whether Rogers submitted fraudulent naturalization and adoption paperwork, said Seth Dornier, Rogers’ attorney.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“As of Friday morning, the area of low pressure in the Gulf we were monitoring earlier this week has moved inland over South Texas and is no longer a threat of developing tropically.” – KPLC

“Bill Hubbard, the former St. John the Baptist Parish president who went to prison for corruption, is a free man, slabbed.org reports. The blogger website says he ‘is out of jail and is now productively delivering things to the very courthouse where he once had an office.'” – NOLA.com

It will be next month before Gov. Bobby Jindal will likely get a chance to change the membership of a south Louisiana flood board that’s suing dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies.
The panel that nominates members for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East discussed plans to fill two expired terms Thursday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Louisiana State Troopers have been here for almost 10 weeks. Their plan was to help fight crime and guard the city following a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in June. Their plan was to leave after Labor Day, but now that plan is changing.” – WGNO

Congressional hopefuls discussed the Army Corps of Engineers’ interest in Raceland property, safeguards against oil spills, immigration and other topics Thursday night.” – Houma Courier

“Quarterback Luke McCown had a perfect night for New Orleans and kicker Derek Dimke made two field goals, but the Saints couldn’t hold off Tyrod Taylor and the Ravens in a 22-13 loss on Thursday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Drew Brees and wife Brittany have named their baby girl, Rylen Judith Brees. WVUE-TV reports the name was announced publicly Thursday during the CST broadcast of the Saints’ final preseason game.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

LSU Tiger fans are going to find it a lot harder to catch a shuttle bus to Tiger Stadium this football season. CATS is limiting its Touchdown Express tickets to 1,000 per game.” – WAFB

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