Low Popahirum, October 13, 2014

NATIONAL

Another historic tidal wave is coming in November. Democrats will be wiped out. It’s all breaking wrong for Obama and the Democrats.” – Wayne Allyn Root/The Blaze

Is anyone surprised that after Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan succumbed as the first victim of the Ebola virus to die on American soil his demise would become a cause célèbre for the race-hustling Left?” – Scott McKay/American Spectator

“CDC Director Tom Frieden said he did not know how many workers might have been exposed to the virus, but estimated it was a ‘relatively large number.'” – The Hill

“The White House has declared Ebola to be a top national-security concern. That ought to worry Americans. The last time a president tried to make a disease a national-security issue, he helped trigger a global pandemic that killed 50 million people.” – The National Interest

“Six days later, Duncan was gone. The first person ever to be diagnosed with the dreaded Ebola virus on United States soil was the first in this country to die of it.” – Yahoo! News

“It will not merely be American civilians who could contract this deadly disease in the coming weeks. According to an ABC News medical expert, there is no guarantee that the American service personnel who are due to be deployed to West Africa in the coming days in order to help arrest the spread of this latest Ebola epidemic will not contact the virus themselves.” – Hot Air

“Instead of responding to Udall’s incessant fear-mongering by twisting himself into a rhetorical pretzel, Gardner simply dismisses this ludicrous mischaracterization, shrugging off these accusations for the wild blather they are. He then reinforces a reform he, along with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, champions: permitting the sale of contraception over the counter without a prescription. Udall, Colorado’s heralded Rosie Riveter, mysteriously opposes this proposal.” – Ellen Carmichael/The Federalist

“Republican Gov. Scott Walker is under investigation, and he is reviled by the largest political force in his state. But you’d never guess that by watching him amble through the stalls at a central Wisconsin dairy farm.” – Washington Examiner

Something bothers me about the first and only hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Something I haven’t been able to shake.” – Andrew McCarthy/National Review

“But, even if climate alarmists are wrong, nothing bad can come of enacting their taxes, restrictions and regulations, Kerry said in a speech at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center:” – CNS News

LOUISIANA

“The Lake Charles hazardous waste facility that was positioned to accept incinerated Ebola waste has decided to reject the material even though officials acknowledge it poses ‘no risk’ to human health.” – NOLA.com

“Baton Rouge businessman Lane Grigbsy is once again pouring money into East Baton Rouge Parish School Board elections, far outpacing all other donors, according to campaign finance reports released last week.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Sunday Arizona Senator John McCain addressed a crowd of local veterans, putting the Louisiana race for U.S. Senator back in the national spotlight. Dr. Bill Cassidy and tea party favorite Rob Maness are among the candidates challenging incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu.” – WWL-TV

Every election cycle has its rock stars, those politicians who affect fawning followers like a modern-day Elvis or jump off drum sets to loud and blinding pyrotechnics. Save an example or two elsewhere, this year’s biggest tickets can be found in the 6th Congressional District, which is anchored by Baton Rouge and has long been devoid of dramatic flair.” – LAPolitics

Gov. Bobby Jindal will likely block Louisiana from applying for a $15 million federal preschool grant that could help poor children in Louisiana because of concerns the money is tied to the Common Core academic standards.” – NOLA.com

“About 3,600 residents in Caddo, Bossier and DeSoto parishes are without power after a line of storms rolled through Northwest Louisiana this morning.” – Shreveport Times

“The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority will be requesting $3 million annually from the Metro Council. The RDA, a public agency responsible for reviving blighted areas in Baton Rouge, will be seeking funds from city-parish coffers or, as an alternative, pursue a dedicated tax.” – Baton Rouge Advocate 

“Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu unveiled the Poverty Point World Heritage Site marker celebrating its June 22 inscription to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage List.” – Gonzales Weekly Citizen

“Kelley Pearsall was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and a hate crime after police were called to a disturbance in the 800 block of Violet Street in Baton Rouge. The caller said Pearsall made verbal threats while pointing a long gun in their direction. The caller also said the suspect yelled a racial slur.” – WAFB

“NPR reports that a breed of crawfish native to the northwestern United States has invaded Scotland’s streams and are killing the native fish population. Anglers there report waters so abundant with crawfish that a person could walk on their backs from one bank to the other.” – NOLA.com

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