Low Popahirum, December 2, 2014

LOUISIANA

“Aryanna Prasad, political communications major and LEGACY writer, organized the event for 12pm. This coincided with the national #HandsUpWalkOut movement, where students gathered to protest the shooting of Michael Brown.” – LSU Reveille

“I’m totally disappointed by his reversal of position,” Grigsby says. “Once again, political aspirations trump good judgment. … To discard Common Core is to discard everything we have worked for in the past six years.” – Baton Rouge Business Report 

“Depending on whose vote she’s after, Mary Landrieu either stands with Barack Obama — or hardly knows the guy.” – POLITICO

“The one and only Louisiana Senate runoff debate has come and gone. It does not appear incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., hit the grand slam she needed to resurrect her campaign for a fourth term.” – James Varney/NOLA.com

“‘Based on concerns that have surfaced in the news media, we will review any information we have regarding Dr. Bill Cassidy’s employment with LSU, just as we would any other employee,’ according to the statement released by the LSU Press Office.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Not all of the money funneled into Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race is going for expensive, negative television ads. Several groups, notably the political action committee of the anti-abortion Women Speak Out, are earmarking resources and personnel for telephone banks and knocking on voters’ doors.” – NOLA.com

“Louisiana educators say they’re upset, discouraged and disheartened at U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s Monday announcement that he no longer supports the Common Core standards.” – Baton Rouge Business Report

Michigan administrators are in a ‘significant disagreement’ about the potential candidacy of Miles, FootballScoop.com reported in a story posted Tuesday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Gov. Bobby Jindal and other potential 2016 presidential candidates got some unsolicited advice about when they should officially announce their national campaigns from National Journal, a Washington D.C.-based media website that focuses on politics.” – NOLA.com

“The Baton Rouge area must increase the number of students enrolled in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, as well as effective teachers and leaders if the region is to take full advantage of the coming economic boom, according to a strategic plan from the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.” – Baton Rouge Business Report

NATIONAL

“Despite its history of pioneering widespread abortions in black communities, Planned Parenthood joined the #BlackLivesMatter Twitter protest Monday afternoon, tweeting, ‘We are joining #Ferguson organizers and protesters in DC today — standing in solidarity with you! #HandsUpWalkOut #BlackLivesMatter’” – Daily Caller

“Obama’s immigration legacy will be the juxtaposition of his serial insistence that he was not a king or an emperor, and could not contravene the Constitution by granting a blanket amnesty, with his efforts to do just that when it was no longer politically inexpedient. I don’t think a president has ever quite so habitually warned the country of the dangers that would soon emanate from himself.” – Victor Davis Hanson/National Review

But these are only the first victims. If the history of other communities ravaged by riots in years past is any indication, there are blacks yet unborn who will be paying the price of these riots for years to come.” – Thomas Sowell/American Spectator

“Zemir Begic was a teenager when he and his family fled Bosnia in the aftermath of a bloody civil war. In America, he found work, friends and love before a pack of thugs beat him to death with hammers on a city street in St. Louis as his terrified wife watched early Sunday.” – Fox News

“[W]e have to be really careful with the cops, because if it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods,” he said. “We can’t pick out certain incidentals that don’t go our way and act like the cops are all bad…. Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be if it wasn’t for the cops?” – Yahoo! News

“The Times cannot bring itself to say one word of condemnation against the savages who self-indulgently destroyed the livelihoods of struggling Ferguson, Mo., entrepreneurs and their employees last week. The real culprit behind the riots, in the Times’ view, is not the actual arsonists and looters but county prosecutor Robert McCulloch. McCulloch presented the shooting of 18-year-old Brown by Officer Darren Wilson to a St. Louis county grand jury; after hearing three months of testimony, the grand jury decided last Monday not to bring criminal charges against Wilson. The Times trots out the by now de rigueur and entirely ad hoc list of McCulloch’s alleged improprieties, turning the virtues of this grand jury — such as its thoroughness — into flaws. If the jurors had indicted Wilson, none of the riot apologists would have complained about the length of the process or the range of evidence presented.” – Heather McDonald/National Review

“When asked if Obama would veto a bill that prohibits federal funds from being spent to enact his executive amnesty, Earnest simply replied: ‘yes.'” – Breitbart

“There are important features that would distinguish a partial government shutdown over the immigration executive order from the partial shutdown over Obamacare.” – Power Line

“A widespread power outage Tuesday has caused evacuations of buildings throughout the downtown, including Joe Louis Arena, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, the Detroit Institute of Arts and some buildings at Wayne State University.” – Detroit News

“Temporarily closing down production at a vertical oil well usually results in substantial ‘stoppage of the pores of the oil-bearing rock.’ This reduces ‘bottomhole pressure’ that force oil up through the well tube to the surface and limits the future production capability of the well. But since U.S. horizontal drilling injects water and solvents to free oil from shale and creates its own pressure to push oil up through a cement-lined casing to the surface, shale oil wells can be closed and reopened with virtually no future production capability lost.” – Exchange Gold For Cash

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