Low Popahirum, October 14, 2014

NATIONAL

“Right now, I’m not as afraid of Ebola as I am of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” – Dr. Manny Alvarez/Fox News

The truth is simple. There is an epidemic in Africa. The disease that is spreading like wildfire is horrible beyond imagination. We have suspicions as to how it spreads, but we do not know for sure. The only certain way to avoid its propagation is to avoid contact, and the President of the United States, who operates in an intellectual bubble, is unwilling to do what it is necessary to do to prevent people in the country he is sworn to serve and defend from coming into contact with contagious individuals who have the disease.” – Paul Rahe/Ricochet

“A 26-year-old nurse named Nina Pham is the health care worker at a Dallas hospital who tested positive for the Ebola virus after helping to treat a man who later died of the disease, her family told a Dallas radio station.” – Daily Signal

“An email sent out to the Alcon staff by its CEO reportedly said that the ebola nurse’s boyfriend was admitted into hospital with ‘Ebola-like symptoms.’” – Got News

“This is not the response expected from their multi-trillion-dollar super-government by the American people, especially not for a highly-publicized problem everyone could see coming from 5,700 miles away (give or take whatever diversions might add to the precise total of air miles from Monrovia, Liberia to Dallas, Texas.)  But it’s exactly what every student of the Ineptocracy was expecting, and so is the next step taken by liberals to defend the shabby performance of the Leviathan they love.  Overnight, in unison, as though a switch had been thrown on their messaging machine, the Left stopped saying that Ebola is a nothingburger blown out of proportion by the rubes in flyover country… and started telling the dupes in their voting base that Ebola is a horrifying crisis caused by Republican budget cuts.” – Human Events

“Secondly, additional players have been added to the mix of protesters. Along with the support of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and a mention from President Barack Obama at the United Nations during his remarks, other liberal interest groups found their way onto the Ferguson issue, including: national LGBT organizations, climate environmentalists, amnesty groups, pro-Palestinian organizations, Christian social justice groups, and Planned Parenthood.” – Breitbart

Turkish fighter jets struck Kurdish insurgent positions in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday, shaking the country’s fragile peace process with the Kurds and demonstrating the complexities surrounding the American-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, which Turkey is under heavy pressure to join.” – NY Times

“Kansas Senate hopeful Greg Orman insists that he is not beholden to the Democratic Party, but a major Democratic donor is hosting a fundraiser for his campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts.” – Washington Free Beacon

“Oil giants ExxonMobil, Chevron and Halliburton met with White House staffers last week to talk about an upcoming federal fracking regulation for operations on public lands.” – The Hill

“A donor conference in Cairo to raise money to rebuild the Gaza Strip after this year’s war between Hamas and Israel ended with pledges of $5.4 billion for reconstruction there, Norway’s foreign minister said Sunday.” – Stars and Stripes

LOUISIANA

“Tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, the RNC will release a 90-second web ad identifying Mary Landrieu as the key target in their effort to overthrow the Obama-Democratic majority that has run the U.S. Senate for the past eight years, while using video from her and from President Obama that directly, repeatedly and embarrassingly puts the onus of Obamacare’s unpopularity on her doorstep. It’s pretty much a one-issue ad — message: Obamacare and its problems are Landrieu’s fault — but it tries to make that one issue devastating by very well-crafted use of video footage. Nobody can accuse the RNC of misstating facts, because it’s all there in the video.” – Quin Hillyer/Baton Rouge Advocate

Gov. Bobby Jindal won’t stand in the way of Louisiana applying for $15 million worth of early childhood education funding that could benefit poor children now.” – NOLA.com

“In Louisiana and Arkansas, Republican Senate candidates appear increasingly confident that they can focus almost exclusively on their opponents’ ties to the president, who lost both states badly. They say it’s time for the two states to bring Senate elections in line with the heavy GOP tilt of recent presidential results.” – Lake Charles American Press

“State District Court Judge J. Robin Free, of Port Allen, showed ‘poor judgment’ and deserves to be punished for taking an all-expenses-paid trip to a hunting ranch owned by a Texas lawyer who only days earlier had settled a lawsuit in Free’s court for $1.2 million, the judge’s attorney acknowledged Monday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“We think Mayor Mayo is an exemplary candidate,” said Democratic Party spokesperson Kirstin Alvanitakis. “The demographics make it a challenging seat to win, but we have an opportunity to steal one from the Republicans.” – NOLA.com

“Delivering stump speeches that roast Republican Party officials may have finally caught up with U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz.” – Houma Courier

“Treasurer John Kennedy says updates with the state’s credit rating agencies were delayed because of questions about whether Louisiana ended its last budget year with a surplus or a deficit.” – WAFB

“Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain told a group of veterans gathered at the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge on Monday that he believes GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy will better serve Louisiana and veterans’ interests compared to incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“‘If we continue proposing and adopting amendments, it’s going to be necessary to invoke a new constitutional convention and write a new constitution,’ said former Louisiana Gov.Edwin Edwards.” – Lafayette Advertiser

“Local officials in the Haynesville Shale believe they’ve unlocked the secret for successful spending of gas boom wealth. The approach? Invest quickly in health, safety and education, and squirrel away the rest for a rainy day.” – EE News

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