Low Popahirum, January 21, 2015

LOUISIANA

“It’s the offseason, but many LSU fans let out a roar that is usually reserved for Saturday nights in Death Valley when Riverdale athlete Donte Jackson chose the Tigers over Georgia during a live stream broadcast on NOLA.com on Wednesday morning.” – NOLA.com

This is a rookie mistake, especially for someone with Jindal’s advanced degrees and his 2016 aspirations. The Your/You’re shutdown is so common there are bots for it. This is a mistake that inevitably gets the 140-character rug pulled out from under you. And it’s (‘Its’? No, ‘it’s.’ I’m getting paranoid now) so easy to avoid!” – Washington Post

“Lafayette-based Stone Energy Corp. will slash its capital spending in 2015 to $450 million, a little more than half of the $875 million the company spent a year ago on items including drilling, exploration and lease acquisition.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“So now the crowd is surging fast and furious around Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La. It’s always fair to criticize governors for not spending more time at home, but is what he said about ‘no-go zones’ in parts of European cities nuts or overblown?” – James Varney/NOLA.com

“Jindal’s comments about ‘no go zones’ didn’t go unchallenged, though one could suggest the entirety of his remarks so infuriated the Left that they felt they had to respond in some fashion. We’ve witnessed evidence of it by the witch hunt to disprove the existence of ‘no go zones’ that CNN and other members of the so-called mainstream media, including opinion writers in Louisiana, have waged since Jindal spoke his mind. Or spoke the truth.” – Sam Hanna/Ouachita Citizen

“A Baton Rouge trial judge will be allowed to determine whether a teenager’s communications with her Catholic priest about alleged sexual abuse by an older parishioner were actually confessions or if the priest had a duty to report the allegations.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Top executives at oil industry services giant Halliburton hinted Tuesday that more layoffs may be expected this year, a harbinger of grim times, perhaps, for North American workers.” – Shreveport Times

“A Republican-controlled Senate committee began work Wednesday on revising the landmark No Child Left Behind education law, focusing first on federally mandated testing of America’s schoolchildren. The chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander, said at the heart of the debate is whether there is too much testing.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“A Eunice man was arrested for reportedly stealing a variety of items from the Eunice Walmart, including the electric shopping cart he used for the theft.” – KATC

“The popularity of king cake seems to have exploded during the last decade.” – WWL-TV

NATIONAL

“As President Obama cruised through his sixth State of the Union address, Democratic lawmakers, who frequently rose to cheer on their party leader, began to notice how poorly the speech was being received by their GOP colleagues. The response surprised them, even in an age of deep partisanship.” – Breitbart

“Of all the lying, broken campaign promises,and studied burglary President Obama has committed over the past six years—seven really, if you count his first campaign—this has to be the worst.” – RedState

“Tonight, Alex and I watched Mr. Obama’s SOTU speech. It was great. Give everyone free day care. Who pays for it? Where do they find enough qualified day-care workers? Where do they train them?” – Ben Stein/American Spectator

“Politically, President Obama has never been weaker, after losing both House and Senate. At the same time, he has never talked tougher. There is a connection between the two.” – Byron York/Washington Examiner

“This morning, John Boehner provided an answer to Obama’s challenge. While the President brags about his diplomatic acumen in a joint session, Boehner will have Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu explain the reality of the Iranian threat in the region to Congress as a rebuttal:” – Hot Air

“Drew Pearson, a prominent liberal columnist during the 1950s and 60s, owned a farm that sold manure. He would advertise the manure on his radio program, using the slogan ‘all cow, no bull.'” – Power Line

“After recent missteps from Marco Rubio (water bottle) and Bobby Jindal (tension), Joni Ernst was probably under strict orders to channel Hippocrates’ famous dictum about doing no harm for her rebuttal to Obama’s SOTU Tuesday night. And the new Iowa senator clearly did no harm, delivering a workmanlike though relatively bland speech that gave no particular opportunity for media vampires to pick over her remains.” – Roger L. Simon/PJ Media

“It is an unlikely friendship that ties the fates of war correspondent Kenji Goto and troubled loner Haruna Yukawa, the two Japanese hostages for which Islamic State militants demanded a $200 million ransom this week.” – Reuters

“Rebels in Yemen seized the country’s largest missile base on a hilltop above the capital Sanaa on Wednesday, and posted guards outside the president’s home.” – USA Today

““There are a few things I hate more than the NRA,” said Gumbel. “I mean truly. I think they’re pigs. I think they don’t care about human life. I think they are a curse upon the American landscape.” – The Blaze

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