Low Popahirum, December 31, 2014

LOUISIANA

“Rep. Steve Scalise may have just ineptly admitted to speaking at a white supremacist event that eyewitnesses say he never attended. Two event attendees say it’s factually inaccurate to characterize Scalise’s comments as directed at the supremacist gathering—even though Scalise’s own office has said the House majority whip spoke to the group 12 years ago.” – Slate

“Reporters flocking to the story are just doing their jobs. If they continue to do their jobs, they’ll eventually report there’s not much ‘there’ there. As New Orleans’ Democratic congressman, Cedric Richmond, quite readily attested, there’s not a racist bone in Scalise’s body.” – Quin Hillyer/Baton Rouge Advocate

“In short, the more we find out about that event, and about Scalise, the more this whole ‘scandal’ looks like a case of guilt not just by association, but by unintentional, second-degree association — a guilt wrongly assessed against a man with a long record of working not to divide the races but to bridge the differences between them.” – Quin Hillyer/National Review

“”State Sen. Elbert Guillory, a prominent black Republican in Louisiana, is defending House Majority Whip Steve Scalise amid revelations that he spoke at an event founded by white nationalist David Duke more than a dozen years ago.” – Daily Caller

“As U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Metairie, takes fire for his appearance before a white nationalist gathering in Metairie in 2002, he becomes just the latest politician to find himself entangled with the pervasive and complicated legacy David Duke has left in Louisiana.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Candidates in next year’s governor’s race have already begun making their pitch with 10 months to go. Most have already set up websites, and the lone Democrat is trying to gain name recognition in New Orleans.” – Fox 8 Live

“A New Orleans councilwoman is ending the year by issuing the findings from her four town hall meetings. Nadine Ramsey says the city continues to be plagued by crime and people are living in fear.” – WWL-TV

“LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis has been hired by Texas A&M, Yahoo.com reported via Twitter.” – NOLA.com

“And so ends the 2014 season. Not with a bang, but a whimper. It’s hard to imagine LSU playing worse, but then again, Leonard Fournette and Jamal Adams had terrific games. They are exempt from any criticism. Everyone else? Blech.” – And The Valley Shook

“Now the fan base – sans a few knuckleheads – isn’t clamoring for Les Miles’ head. However, the masses are demanding the quarterback situation must be solidified. In this regard, the fans are spot on. LSU’s passing game simply doesn’t strike fear in anyone but its fan base.” – Roy Lang/Shreveport Times

NATIONAL

“It’s not a slowdown — it’s a virtual work stoppage. NYPD traffic tickets and summonses for minor offenses have dropped off by a staggering 94 percent following the execution of two cops — as officers feel betrayed by the mayor and fear for their safety, The Post has learned.” – NY Post

“President Obama’s health care adviser Jonathan Gruber said that the Affordable Care Act would definitely not be affordable while he was writing the bill with the White House.” – Daily Caller

“The hackers who infiltrated Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer servers have threatened to attack an American news media organization, according to an FBI bulletin obtained by The Intercept.” – First Look

“To hear the White House tell it, the November elections never happened and 2014 was a super-duper year for President Obama.” – MarketWatch

“Many conservatives finished the year angry about the same thing they were angry about at the beginning of the year: liberal double standards.” – Jonah Goldberg/National Review

“The fainting couch doesn’t have the same cachet it did in the 19th century, which is a shame, because it should be more in demand than at any time since the age of corsets and delicate sensibilities.” – Rich Lowry/NY Post

“It is, however, something else altogether for Dunham to apparently determine that, for the sake of a racier narrative, she would accidently libel an innocent individual and smear an entire political ideology. That may be exactly what she did.” – Hot Air

“Fox News is still dark on Dish, but subscribers have been offered an alternative. Dish is broadcasting The Blaze in place of Fox News during their dispute with 21st Century Fox.” – Daily Signal

“But then along came that mighty, mighty storm, and quickly the 100,000-member Wisconsin tree was toppled, just like that. In one fell swoop, they lost everything. Gone. The tree that they thought was solid and would never fall fell, and fell hard.” – EAG News

“That’s the scene that unfolded in a YouTube video going wild on the Internet-sharing site Reddit, showing a young boy going absolutely berserk in a store, trashing the aisles and lashing out at patrons.” – The Blaze

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