Low Popahirum, October 3, 2014


“Meanwhile, four years ago, the administration of President Barack Obama moved with virtually no fanfare to abandon a comprehensive set of regulations which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had called essential to preventing international travelers from spreading deadly diseases inside the United States.” – Daily Caller

I’ll tell you our problem: Much of our political class is simply uncomfortable with the idea that border and immigration controls should be used vigorously and unapologetically to protect Americans. You can hear the objections now: It would be xenophobic, it might stigmatize West Africans, those countries will object to our State Department that they’re being discriminated against.” – Mark Krikorian/National Review

“An American freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, the network said on Thursday, making him the fifth citizen of the United States and its first journalist known to have contracted the virus in West Africa.” – Yahoo! News

Ebola has reached our shores from Africa. Dozens of children are reportedly suffering paralysis from a deadly virus with unknown origins. Medical providers across the country have warned of a looming public-health crisis as communicable diseases spread unmonitored and uncontrolled. Other countries are cracking down. But America is stuck on open-borders stupid.” – Michelle Malkin/National Review 

“A Liberian man who traveled to the United States four days before having contact with a symptomatic Ebola victim in Monrovia ‘knew he had Ebola,’ according to his former boss as a FedEx contractor who said he abruptly left his job before the incident.” – Breitbart

I have a second opinion. Not only do I disagree with the constant stream of soothing and complacent rhetoric from Dr. Zeke’s friends in government and media. I also believe it is entirely rational to fear the possibility of a major Ebola outbreak, of a threat to the president and his family, of jihadists crossing the border, of a large-scale European or Asian war, of nuclear proliferation, of terrorists detonating a weapon of mass destruction. These dangers are real, and pressing, and though the probability of their occurrence is not high, it is amplified by the staggering incompetence and failure and misplaced priorities of the U.S. government. It is not Ebola I am afraid of. It is our government’s ability to deal with Ebola.” – Matthew Continetti/Washington Free Beacon

“So we’ll have Jeb Bush or Christie running for Romney’s niche and Graham running for McCain’s niche. Does Bob Dole have a horse in this race too? It’s not too late for Pat Roberts to start thinking about it, especially now that it looks like he’ll be unemployed next year.” – Hot Air

Republicans seem to be pulling away in the race to win a majority in the U.S. Senate. At least this week.” – Michael Barone/National Review

“The national unemployment rate dipped below 6 percent last month, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday morning.” – National Journal

“While by now everyone should know the answer, for those curious why the US unemployment rate just slid once more to a meager 5.9%, the lowest print since the summer of 2008, the answer is the same one we have shown every month since 2010: the collapse in the labor force participation rate, which in September slid from an already three decade low 62.8% to 62.7% – the lowest in over 36 years, matching the February 1978 lows.” – Zero Hedge


“By now many of our readers have seen the video Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory released earlier this week indicting Mary Landrieu and the Democrat Party for the terrible effect their policies have had on the black community and the cynicism of Landrieu’s once-every-six-years appeal to blacks in order to maintain her share of their votes.” – RedState

“The mostly Democratic crowd made it clear where they stood on the issue. They greeted former Gov. Edwin Edward’s support of the law with loud cheers and applause while hailing boos upon Garret Graves for his opposition.” – NOLA.com

“The operator of a brine mine that collapsed and apparently caused a 37-acre sinkhole in south Louisiana has asked the state insurance commissioner to make an insurance company pay out on a $50 million policy.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Republican congressional candidate Garrett Graves fired back this week at criticism of his and Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts aimed at stemming coastal wetlands loss in Louisiana.” – Houma Courier

“Attorneys representing the east bank levee authority in their controversial wetlands damages lawsuit against 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies said Thursday that they had spent more than $642,000 on legal expenses related to the case through August.” – NOLA.com

“The special attorney hired by the Lafayette Parish School Board is calling for a police investigation of Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Freshman QB Brandon Harris, who’s been promoted to starter for No. 15 LSU against No. 5 Auburn on Saturday, doesn’t sound like he’s letting recent success go to his head.” – KSLA

“District Attorney Hillar Moore said an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury returned a no true bill against a police officer involved in a deadly shooting in 2013.” – WAFB

“Kirsha Kaechele, a sometimes controversial former fixture in the New Orleans art world, is helping to fund a $100,000 gun buyback program in her former neighborhood of St. Roch.” – NOLA.com

“Two Destrehan High School teachers arrested on charges that they had sex with a 16-year-old student at a Kenner apartment last month have been released from jail.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

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