Low Popahirum, November 13, 2014

LOUISIANA

“Which brings up the curious case of Forest Bradley-Wright.  There’s something about him that I don’t trust. Can’t put my finger on it but there is a gnawing in my stomach.” – ClickJefferson.com

A hard freeze warning is in place for Lafayette because of the cold air mass that moving into the state that also has the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas under a freeze warning from Thursday evening until Friday morning.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The New Orleans Times-Picayune has had a decades-long love affair with the Landrieu family, and it has been particularly in the tank for the increasingly difficult re-election bid of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu this year. But the T-P, or at least its online version known as NOLA.com, outdid itself on Monday with a hideously biased ‘news’ story by ‘legislative and state politics reporter’ Cole Avery. Note: ‘reporter,’ not ‘columnist.'” – Newsbusters

Sarah Palin travels to Louisiana this weekend to rally with Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Cassidy, as tea party backers line up for the GOP congressman in hopes of defeating Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.” – Shreveport Times

“Cheniere’s expansion of its Sabine Pass LNG plant in Cameron Parish will bring huge economic benefits to the Lake Charles area, said economist Loren C. Scott. Scott, who released his findings on the plant’s economic effects Wednesday, said the estimated $20 billion expansion would increase household earnings in the Lake Area by $1 billion in 2015 alone.” – Lake Charles American Press

“The Keystone XL pipeline emerged once again Wednesday as a flashpoint in the race between Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy for the U.S. Senate from Louisiana, with both sides jockeying for position in Congress on the same side of the issue.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“In exclusive interviews here, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) both called for Congress to cut off funding from President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty. ” – Breitbart

“The ongoing controversy over the prospect of fracking in St. Tammany Parish hit a new level of intensity Wednesday night (Nov. 12) when some 600 people — many displaying anti-fracking signs — packed the gymnasium at Lakeshore High School for a public hearing. And, for the first time, citizens at a public meeting in St. Tammany heard directly from representatives of Helis Oil & Gas Co. of New Orleans, whose proposed drilling and fracking project near Mandeville has sparked months of outrage from some citizens.” – NOLA.com

“The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council came out against the federal government’s plans to toughen ozone air pollution standards, citing concerns about the impact increased regulations could have on local businesses.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis remained optimistic Wednesday that his injured and severely swollen knee won’t keep him out when the Cincinnati Bengals and All-Pro receiver A.J. Green visit on Sunday.” – WWL-TV

NATIONAL

“President Obama has taken significant steps to the left since his party’s devastating losses in the midterm elections.” – The Hill

The President’s amnesty plan is coming. He intends to allow a lot of people who crossed the border illegally to stay in the country indefinitely. He is, in effect creating second class citizenship where people can exist in the space between daylight and the shadows with dubious status.” – Erick Erickson/RedState

“While this is one policy I am glad the Republican Party was able to convince voters is hurting their bank accounts, I fear this issue may cost Republicans the White House in 2016. After all, this is a promise the Republicans made to all voters who listened to their message and chose to vote Republican, including myself. The American people have spoken and now it is time for Republicans to deliver and use every power available to do so.” – Steve Deace

“But whether the men are linked to anti-U.S. jihadists or not, they admitted to being part of a U.S.-designated terrorist group, and their ability to get into the U.S. through the southern border — they paid $8,000 each to be smuggled into Texas — details the existence of a network capable of bringing terrorists across the border.” – Washington Times

In a better America, this is an impeachable offense. It’s a gross affront to separation of powers and it’s a nightmare precedent for executive lawmaking, one that liberals will regret once a Republican president is wielding it. In the America we live in, though, most voters don’t care about separation of powers — in fact, most voters can’t even name the three branches whose powers are supposed to be separated. Many members of Congress don’t care about separation of powers anymore either: We’ve reached the point of this fiasco where liberals in the House are now begging Obama to usurp their legislative authority. And so, if you’re a House Republican, what do you do? Impeach O, knowing there’s nowhere close to 67 votes to convict in the Senate, and watch Obama’s power grab be rewarded with four more years for Democrats in the White House when there’s a backlash in 2016? Or sit on your hands, work hard to win two years from now, and hope O’s Republican successor has the balls to rescind the order?” – Hot Air

“A leading liberal think tank in Washington, D.C., has begun enlisting its associates in an ‘all-hands-on-deck effort to support‘ the Obama administration as it seeks to ink a nuclear deal with Iran by the end of the month, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.” – Washington Free Beacon

“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday tried to downplay comments by an architect of Obamacare, who was caught talking about the ‘stupidity of the American voter,’ by saying she doesn’t even know who he is, even though her office has relied on his analysis before.” – The Blaze

“A former member of ISIS has revealed the extent to which the cooperation of the Turkish military allows the terrorist group, who now control large parts of Iraq and Syria, to travel through Turkish territory to reinforce fighters battling Kurdish forces.” – Newsweek

“Despite losing at least eight seats, and probably nine before all the votes are counted by 2015, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has not faced much in the way of a public pushback from his fellow Democrats… until today.” – Hot Air

“Specifically, though, the United States pledges to impede its own economic growth right now, in significant ways, while China will be free to continue building coal-powered plants, expand its economy, and cement its place as the world’s leading polluter—perhaps even doubling their output against ours.” – The Federalist

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