Low Popahirum, October 10, 2014


“The actress introduced the President to a crowd of 200 supporters. She gushed: ‘You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.’ Paltrow also described herself as one of Obama’s ‘biggest fans, if not the biggest.'” – Hollywood Reporter

“The emergence of anti-Obama street art over the last couple of years has been a welcome development, which we have reported on several times. Most recently, an artist who calls himself Sabo decorated actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s neighborhood just before her scheduled fundraiser (what else?) with President Obama. Apparently Sabo has been interviewed on Fox News, so his identity may be known, just not to me. This Sabo poster calls Paltrow an Obama drone:” – Power Line

“As I noted at the time of the departure, it’s not as if Holder’s resignation took Obama by surprise. Holder has talked about getting out for at least two years, and reportedly had to be talked into sticking around after the 2012 election. A recent health scare made it even more obvious that Holder would be going sooner rather than later. And yet, not only did the White House fail to choose a successor, they didn’t even bother to prepare for the obvious:” – Hot Air

“Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was blunt. He said Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital originally sent Thomas Duncan home three days before ‎he was diagnosed with Ebola because he’s African and uninsured.” – CBS Dallas

Six U.S. military planes arrived in the Ebola hot zone Thursday with more Marines, as West Africa’s leaders pleaded for the world’s help in dealing with a crisis that one called ‘a tragedy unforeseen in modern times.'” – AP

“There is no one that the left hates more than a man who does not hate, who goes through the day without outrage and who does not spend his life stewing with vindictive resentments.” – Sultan Knish

“And that, of course, was the idea all along. ‘What Justice Parker has done,’ said Lynn Paltrow, executive director of the nonprofit National Advocates for Pregnant Women, ‘is explicitly lay out the roadmap for overturning Roe v. Wade.'” – New Republic

“‘Lena Dunham: I Was Raped By a ‘Campus Republican,’‘ the headline reads, introducing the ‘Girls’ star’s story about an alleged sexual assault at the hands of a ‘mustachioed’ conservative undergrad while a student at Ohio’s Oberlin College nearly a decade ago. It’s perhaps a fanciful story, the kind you might expect to read in the National Enquirer or The Sun right after ‘I Was Impregnated by a Space Alien’ and ‘Loch Ness Monster Found Living in Central Park Lake.’ I mean, really, are we supposed to believe this?” – American Thinker

“North Korea’s mysterious leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public for 35 days and was not on a list of dignitaries at a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party on Friday, sparking speculation that the head of one of the world’s most secretive countries is ailing or has been removed in a secret coup.” – Fox News

There are two dogs living in the White House other than the Obamas’ pet dog. The first of the two dogs is the one that eats all the homework. It has been let loose across government agencies.” – Erick Erickson/RedState


“Tens of thousands of Louisianans are bracing for double-digit health insurance premium hikes as high as 19.7% due to Obamacare.” – Breitbart 

“Louisiana is one of the five least competitive states among health insurers, with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana accounting for 62 percent of the market, according to a new study by the American Medical Association.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“If nothing else, Thursday night was the high-water mark of the Rob Maness for Senate campaign at Dillard University. Support for Republicans at historically black colleges and universities has been slipping since Reconstruction.” – James Varney/NOLA.com

“The first televised debate in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race draws clear distinctions between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, one of her Republican opponents, on a wide spectrum of issues.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Sibyl Mikell has worked in the same New Orleans warehouse by the Mississippi River docks since 1980, one of dozens of blind workers who make the mess trays sent to U.S. military forces overseas — including her own son, who finished his second tour of duty in Afghanistan earlier this year.” – Quin Hillyer/Washington Times

“State Sen. Dan Claitor likely will only get a small bump among voters in the 6th Congressional District following the withdrawal of Republican competitor Cassie Felder — but in a tight race like this one, it raises the question of whether a couple of percentage points might make a difference.” – NOLA.com

“Louisiana’s next higher education commissioner has served in the Navy and Air Force, speaks multiple languages, has studied European law and Russian history, and is seen as an expert on global policy. The state Board of Regents on Thursday hailed as a coup its decision to hire Texas Tech System administrator Joseph Rallo for the state higher education post that’s been vacant for several months.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Louisianan Dexter Solomon is no political expert, but even he recognizes the pitfalls of President Barack Obama — deeply unpopular in the South — campaigning for Democrats struggling against a Republican tide.” – Yahoo! News

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s delaying tactics over a federal grant application could rob some of the state’s poorest students of prekindergarten classes.” – Shreveport Times

“A former state Department of Health and Hospitals accountant admitted Thursday that she swindled more than $1 million from Louisiana’s Medicaid program over several years and frittered it away at Baton Rouge casinos.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

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