Low Popahirum, December 23, 2014


“New York Mayor Bill de Blasio implored protesters on Monday to wait until after the funerals of two policemen shot dead in an ambush before resuming rallies that have roiled the city and beyond over the deaths of black men at the hands of police.” – HuffPo

“Of course, Al Sharpton was having none of this namby pamby nonsense.” – Hot Air

“Another group, The Answer Coalition, said it would go ahead with a long-planned march Tuesday evening, and denounced the mayor for what it called an ‘outrageous’ attempt to chill free speech.” – Fox News

“But his heinous act has served to focus attention on the rancid element of the recent anti-police protests that — even when they haven’t included arson and assaults on cops – have been lawless and replete with other hateful sentiments. Just last weekend, some protesters in New York were infamously chanting, ‘What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want them? Now.’” – National Review

“Apparently smear ads during campaigns can sometimes tell the truth. Compare Republican Joe Lhota’s ad from the 2013 New York City mayoral campaign to the big, fat Drudge header captured below. The article linked reads in part:” – PJ Media

“It is extremely notable that Manu Raju of the Politico has written that the establishment intends to destroy Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Raju serves as the court stenographer for the Senate GOP leadership. His pieces are routinely littered with the conventional wisdom and talking points of the Senate GOP leadership. He has more than once anticipated Senate GOP leadership strategy based on their conversations with him.” – Erick Erickson/RedState

“The men and women of the United States Armed Forces have never had a lower opinion of President Obama, acceding to a Military Times poll of its readers published today.” – Townhall

“You may wonder why feminists never stop writing about rape. The answer is simple: Minus rape, feminism stands exposed as a trivial lists of complaints — women not ’empowered’ enough in TV shows, Liz Lemon selling out the sisterhood on 30 Rock, Negative Body Image You Guys in the media, etc.” – Ace of Spades

“A driver shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (‘God is greatest’) ploughed into pedestrians in eastern France Sunday, injuring 11 of them, just a day after a man yelling the same words was killed in an attack on police officers.” – Agence France-Press

“The Pentagon has announced that up to 1,300 U.S. troops would be sent to Iraq in the New Year, despite promises by President Barack Obama that there would be ‘no boots on the ground’ in Iraq or Syria.” – Washington Free Beacon


“For outgoing Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, one term was enough to convince him that Congress is broken. But he’s not sure his soon-to-be former colleagues are even aware how dysfunctional legislating has become.” – NOLA.com

“The legality of a 2012 state agreement with Sasol may come under scrutiny with the state’s attorney general. Monique Harden, co-director and attorney for the New Orleans-based law firm Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, said her firm will ask Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to investigate the state’s 2012 Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Sasol.” – Lake Charles American Press

“The New Orleans Police is working to train new cadets to fill big gaps in the police force, but they may not be getting adequate training. The court-appointed monitors overseeing police reform say the new officers are being poorly trained in areas like ethics and domestic violence.” – WWL-TV

“If you’re one of Louisiana’s 2.9 million registered voters, the state Democratic Party has a file on you. The Louisiana Republican Party does, too. Even if you have no party affiliation, both of the major parties are tracking your voting habits, updating your address when you move and combing through your social media to mine perceived leanings.” – Jeremy Alford/NOLA.com

“A ninth proposal by Shreveport’s Mayor Cedric Glover to fix the city’s crumbling streets has once again failed.” – KSLA-TV

“Regardless of the optimism of Hollywood South advocates or arguments made by its detractors, one thing is inarguable: The state’s motion picture tax incentive program is pricey. Scholars and policy analysts have called state tax credits for film and television production ’embarrassingly generous,’ ‘madness’ and ‘costly giveaways’ that fuel an interstate ‘race to the bottom.'” – New Orleans Gambit

“The deep hole a missing 4-year-old child was found in near his Baton Rouge home Saturday night was an old sewer pump station site that had been abandoned and backfilled in September, a city-parish official confirmed on Tuesday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Supporters of a proposed smoking ban in New Orleans are pushing back after the Louisiana State Police went public with a report saying such a law would devastate the local gambling market and result in a massive hit to the state budget, which benefits from gaming revenues.” – NOLA.com

“More than 60 parents and students sporting green school colors asked Redemptorist High School administrators and leaders of the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge on Tuesday if there was any way to keep their school open.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Neither the Louisiana Republicans nor the Democrats are interested in participating in the so-called ‘SEC primary’ for the 2016 presidential nominations that most other states in the Deep South have decided to join.” – NOLA.com



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