Low Popahirum, November 25, 2014

NATIONAL

“St. Louis County Police Sgt. Brian Schellman said this morning that at least 61 people were arrested. Charges ranged from burglary to trespassing to receiving stolen property. At least 10 businesses in and around Ferguson were damaged or destroyed by fire.” – St. Louis Post Dispatch

“Included in the grand jury material released tonight after the announcement that no charges would be filed in the Michael Brown killing is a handwritten witness account stating that the teenager charged at Officer Darren Wilson ‘like a football player. Head down.’” – The Smoking Gun

“What we ought to be refining, and defending, is civilization.  That’s what keeps coming under assault, both in America and abroad.  Respect for the law is just part of a good, sturdy civilization.  Not even the strongest civilization can go very long without facing challenges from within and without its borders.  These challenges must be answered.  The strength of a civilization is measured not by the issuance of challenge, but by the response; not by the presence of barbarians at the gates or in the streets, but by how those entrusted with the defense of society deal with them.” – RedState

“Appearing on the November 24 edition of Hardball, MSNBC contributor Michelle Bernard called for the federal Justice Department to ‘get involved’ in prosecuting Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson regardless of the outcome of the St. Louis County grand jury investigation.” – Newsbusters

“Ferguson Market and Liquor, the store that Michael Brown robbed before he was killed by Officer Darren Wilson, was looted during the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision to not indict Wilson as CNN’s cameras rolled on Monday.” – Breitbart

“Natalie Dubose, owner of Natalie’s Cakes and More on on 100 South Florissant Road in Ferguson, had her store looted last night, then appeared on a local Fox affiliate hours later after what must have been a torturous, sleepless night, and could not possibly have been any more lovely and demonstrative of her obviously exceptional spirit. I simply could not have made such an appearance without expressing rage; Natalie is instead primarily concerned that she may not get her Thanksgiving orders out on time to what must be a loyal group of customers.” – PJ Media

“The body of a black male was reportedly found near Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson, the same complex where Michael Brown was fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson during an altercation Aug. 9.” – CBS St. Louis

“In the end, Chuck Hagel’s tenure as Secretary of Defense was a success. After Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, the Obama Administration chose Hagel to bring the Pentagon back into the fold. No more leaks; no more celebrity generals; no more pushback on troops in Afghanistan or weapons to Syria.” – The Fiscal Times

Does it really count as a lie if the people you’re targeting already know you’re lying, but they’re okay with it because it’ll help them get what they want?” – Jim Treacher/Daily Caller

“The Democrats, if they had any remaining intellectual honesty, would hold their convention in Detroit. Democratic leadership, Democratic unions and the Democratic policies that empower them, Democrat-dominated school bureaucracies, Democrat-style law enforcement, Democratic levels of taxation and spending, the politics of protest and grievance in the classical Democratic mode — all of these have made Detroit what it is today: an unwholesome slop-pail of woe and degradation that does not seem to belong in North America, a craptastical crater groaning with misery, a city-shaped void in what once was the industrial soul of the nation. If you want to see the end point of Barack Obama’s shining path, visit Detroit.” – Kevin Williamson/National Review

LOUISIANA

“There is another election runoff in Louisiana this cycle. It’s not getting as much coverage as the U.S. Senate race, but it is being watched by powerful special interests.” – RedState

“Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is taking a backseat on the stages where Republican Party stars campaign for Bill Cassidy.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy cast an early ballot Tuesday, seeking to draw renewed attention to a race that has fallen off newspaper front pages and away from people’s minds as they plan holiday meals and shopping schedules.” – AP

“Texas Gov. Rick Perry will campaign for Rep. Bill Cassidy in Louisiana on Tuesday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“State Rep. Marcus Hunter, D-Monroe, has filed suit against Sec. of State Tom Schedler in an attempt to get more early voting days.” – NOLA.com

“More people applied for Louisiana’s private school vouchers than there were spaces available this year, but over $3.7 million of the program’s funding has still gone unused.” – NOLA.com

“Republican congressional candidate Garret Graves didn’t participate in a 6th District forum on Monday, leaving the door open for Democratic opponent and former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards to mount an unchallenged attack against the former Jindal appointee.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Curt Eysink says total nonfarm employment in Louisiana reached 1,988,900 in October, which is a new record high.” – WWL-AM

“U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has joined the opposition to the Housing Authority of New Orleans’ plan to redevelop hundreds of its vacant properties, asking that the federal government reject the long-embattled housing agency’s proposal.” – NOLA.com

“It is believed Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley tore his quadriceps in his team’s 34-27 loss at home against Baltimore, and his season is most probably over, the NFL Network is reporting.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

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