Low Popahirum, September 15, 2014

NATIONAL

“This coming Thursday the Scots will vote on whether to make Scotland an independent nation. And I hope they do because it will be a disaster.” – P.J. O’Rourke/Daily Beast

Maher is contemptuous of believing ChristiansBut he will not accept the palpably false claims by Rose and other Happy Talk Warriors that believing Christians are engaging in female genital mutilation and murder of ‘apostates.'” – Ace Of Spades

“On Sunday, John Kerry announced that nearly 40 nations have agreed to contribute to the fight against the militants. But he would not list the countries and it remains unclear what role each country will play.” – Gateway Pundit

“Former White House press secretary Jay Carney is settling into his new role as CNN political commentator, offering a bleak outlook Sunday for Democrats in the upcoming midterms.” – Washington Times

“Of all India’s Russian procurement woes, none speak more to the dysfunctional relationship between the two countries than the saga of INS Vikramaditya. In the early 2000s, India went shopping for a new aircraft carrier. What followed was a military-industrial nightmare.” – Medium

“If the Earth hasn’t warmed for the last 18 years because the predicted heat is going into the oceans, then why is there 43% more ice in the last two years? If you add heat to water containing ice, doesn’t the ice normally melt? Does it normally freeze over, creating more ice?” – American Thinker

Just how unfettered was that ‘unfettered access’ promised by the State Department to the Accountability Review Board in the aftermath of the Benghazi attack two years ago? According to one of the four officials punished and then cleared by State for the failures that led to the death of four men, a weekend housecleaning operation kept the ARB from seeing some of the most explosive documentation related to the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens.” – Hot Air

“Ultra Violent and the National Organization for Women, two advocacy groups, are flying banners reading ‘Goodell Must Go’ above NFL stadiums today before games in New York, San Francisco and Cleveland, Ohio. The banner will also fly over the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, before Monday Night Football.” – UK Daily Mail

“Emails between top Environmental Protection Agency officials reveal they saw their fight against global warming as putting them at ‘forefront of progressive national policy.'” – Daily Caller

“Think about it, New Hampshire. You have the power in your hands… to make a Princeton professor eat a bug:” – Jim Geraghty/National Review

LOUISIANA

“The offices of Senators Begich, Hagan, Shaheen, Landrieu, and Pryor did not respond when Breitbart News recently asked if those Senate Democrats support the House’s bill to defund Obama’s executive amnesty and would push Reid to bring it up on the Senate floor before the midterms.” – Breitbart

“Tommy Boggs, the son of New Orleans U.S. Reps. Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs and powerful Washington lobbyist, died of heart attack, his law firm Squire Patton Boggs LLP confirmed Monday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“One piece of conventional wisdom in Louisiana’s 2014 Senate race is that a splintered Republican vote helps vulnerable incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. And, like most pieces of conventional wisdom, there is some truth to it. But conventional wisdom is far from infallible. In this case, it fails to take into account Republican unity on simply getting rid of Landrieu. The Tea Party is a case in point.” – James Varney/NOLA.com

“There’s a saying that ‘All politics is local.’ That may yet prove to be the case in this year’s election for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, but it’s hard not to see the race playing out against a national landscape.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s bid for a fourth term could be determined by how the remaining undecided voters view the Democratic senator’s longevity in Washington.” – Shreveport Times

“Jefferson Parish has said it will cost an additional $4.8 million to educate the 533 Central American immigrant children that enrolled in its public schools this fall. The state is prepared to give Jefferson Parish at least $2.2 million toward these extra expenses.” – NOLA.com

“Two top state officials Monday morning spelled out details of Louisiana’s ongoing overhaul of its often criticized early childhood education system. The changes stem from a 2012 state law, and the new setup is supposed to be effective statewide in the fall of 2015.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Last week, when the La. State Police Retirement System refused to litigate the constitutionality of the Edmonson Amendment to Senate Bill 294, State Senator Dan Claitor stepped up and filed a lawsuit himself.” – Forgotston

“New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is expected to miss a month with a hand injury he suffered during Sunday’s 26-24 loss to Cleveland, according to ESPN.” – WWL-TV

“While the push to derail Common Core is often attributed to Republicans and conservatives, Louisiana teacher unions that are mostly aligned with Democrats are nearly as vocal in blasting the overhaul.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

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