Low Popahirum, October 27, 2014

LOUISIANA

“It’s official! The SEC made the announcement Monday morning that LSU and Alabama will kickoff under the lights in Tiger Stadium.” – WAFB 

“The primary purpose of the Restore Act is to channel these fines to mitigation of the impact of the oil spill and increased resilience across the Gulf Coast to future disasters. This is of special significance to Louisiana, which was not only hit hardest by the oil spill but also faces unique environmental challenges that must be addressed.” – Kevin Kane/NOLA.com

“Sasol Ltd. has given the green light to an $8.1 billion ethane cracker and derivatives complex at its existing site near Lake Charles. An additional $800 million will be invested in infrastructure and utility improvements, as well as land acquisition, for the Lake Charles location.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“While Sen. David Vitter, R-La., began his speech Thursday on federal topics, he quickly changed his talk to state issues as he revs up his campaign for governor.” – Lake Charles American Press

“But there’s another way in which this election sets a new high-water mark: Both Democrats and Republicans are investing as never before in Louisiana in the ‘ground game,’ a sophisticated effort to translate the rhetoric of commercials and speeches into the reality of voters actually casting ballots that count.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy appears to be in a strong position to unseat Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, but he is likely going to have to wait until December to do it.” – Lafayette Advertiser

“Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is skipping Monday night’s TV debate in Louisiana’s Senate race.” – Yahoo! News

“What had once been TD 9 has developed into Tropical Storm Hanna. In an interesting move by the NHC, they upgraded the cluster of storms located very near the border of Nicaragua and Honduras based on satellite derived wind speeds of 40 mph.” – Fox 8 Live

“Baton Rouge Rep. Bill Cassidy declined to say who he picked to be his successor in Congress when he voted Monday morning (Oct. 27).” – NOLA.com

“‘Don’t let anybody tell you that Mary Landrieu has not fought, at times by herself, for the interests of people in Louisiana,’ said Donna Brazile, vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee and CNN political analyst.” – Houma Courier

NATIONAL

“Since Election Night of 2012, I have been saying this. I am a broken record on it. The Democrats’ ultimate election problem is that they have confused Barack Obama’s base for their base. They are not the same and the late polling is showing it.” – Erick Erickson/RedState

In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to have her laptop checked for spyware in 2013 was ‘shocked’ and ‘flabbergasted’ at what the analysis revealed.” – Hot Air

“‘Lone wolf’ is actually a surveillance-law concept that signifies the antithesis of the government’s newfangled ‘no terrorism here’ usage. Moreover, the term is utterly useless to our understanding of how, and by what, Muslims are ‘radicalized.’” – Andrew McCarthy/National Review

“In a series of interviews with POLITICO in his office in D.C., in a Capitol Police SUV in New York and aboard a rented private jet flying above the Empire State, McCarthy, who became the No. 2 Republican in the House this summer, laid out in the richest detail yet his goals for a Republican-controlled Capitol Hill.” – POLITICO

“The answer is counterintuitive, but simple: Obama wants the Democrats to lose.” – American Thinker

“The whole purpose of the restrictions under FECA and BCRA are to control the amount and source of political speech. As the court repeatedly recognized that fact, it also — somehow — still says that the First Amendment, which prohibits congress from passing any law that limits free speech, stands. That conclusion is almost entirely false.” – Jed Babbin/American Spectator

“The Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Hamas — these awful people are literally baby killers. And yet they produce a remarkable amount of dissension, confusion, willful ignorance, and moral equivalence on the part of the men and women who conduct U.S. foreign policy. “ISIL is not ‘Islamic,’” President Obama said of the terrorist army imposing sharia law across Syria and Iraq. ‘Obviously, we’re shaken by it,’ President Obama said of the attack in Canada. ‘We urge all sides to maintain calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of this incident,’ the State Department said of the murder of a Jewish child.” – Matthew Continetti/National Review

“If we were to embrace the abjectly racist worldview of Eric Holder or Al Sharpton, where would the racialization of crime end? Who would decide which interracial crimes illustrated premeditated racial hatred — or criminal laxity on the part of the state — and deserved national attention? Which adjudicator could or would declare that one interracial incident was idiosyncratic without transcendent significance, but the other typical and thus representative of collective pathology?” – Victor Davis Hanson/PJ Media

“In the last week before Americans head to the polls, Democrats are fighting to maintain their control of that chamber amid an unfavorable political climate. Now, the president’s party must contend with another impediment in their effort to retain their Senate majority: a disastrous news cycle.” – Hot Air

“Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has an idea for dealing with the 24-percent unemployment in his country: a legislative ban on being out of work.” – The Blaze

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