Low Popahirum, March 9, 2015


“A self-respecting people would have sent this clan of scrofulous grifters and po-faced con artists into whatever passes for exile (comfortable exile, of course) in the 21st century. Instead, we are giving them a serious shot at a return to the White House.” – Kevin Williamson/National Review

“But it would be worse this time around. Were the Clintons to return to power, they would be set loose on the expanded field of executive lawlessness that reflects Obama’s work in office. That’s generally true of whoever follows Obama, yet all the more reason to pray for Obama’s successor to be of decent character and not Madam Hillary.” – Power Line

“But when it comes to the Clintons, there exists a veritable cottage industry of people who somehow find their way onto every television news outlet in the country who are willing to state – with a perfectly straight face – what all of America knows to be baldfaced lies about the Clintons. These shameless priests of Clinton tend to come in two varieties. The first consists of people like Paul Begala, James Carville, and the aforementioned Brock – the rare breed of person whose sense of shame and personal dignity has been so emaciated (due to lack of nourishment) that they are able to face cameras with apparent sincerity and declare that the latest illegal or unethical thing the Clintons have done is neither illegal nor unethical in spite of all evidence to the contrary.” – RedState

“Let’s see… the emails have been known for two years or so, but this story is just ‘breaking’ now, at the same time Sen. Bob Menendez is being brought up on federal charges and David Petraeus cops a plea deal. Now the stenographers at the Washington Post are beginning to connect the dots between Hillary Clinton’s private emails and her disastrous tenure in Foggy Bottom — Benghazi! You remember Benghazi — nothing to see here Benghazi; who cares where Barry Hussein was the night of Benghazi. Yes, that Benghazi. If this scenario reminds you of the end of The Godfather, you may be a winner:” – Michael Walsh/PJ Media

Huge gaps exist in the emails former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has provided to a congressional committee investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the panel’s chairman said on Sunday. Republican Representative Trey Gowdy said his committee lacked documentation from Clinton’s trip to Libya after the attack despite a popular photo image of her using a handheld device during a flight to that country.” – Yahoo! News

Holder’s race-baiting civil rights crew combed through several years of Ferguson Police Department data on traffic stops, searches and arrests and ‘found a pattern of racial disparities in Ferguson’s police activities.’ ‘African Americans are overrepresented in FPD’s vehicular stops’ and victims of ‘racial bias,’ Holder concludes in his report. He notes that blacks accounted for 85% of vehicle stops, ‘despite comprising only 67% of Ferguson’s population,’ while whites made up 15% of stops, despite representing 29% of the population.” – Investor’s Business Daily

“Thought the Soviet Union was anti-American? Try today’s Russia. After a year in which furious rhetoric has been pumped across Russian airwaves, anger toward the United States is at its worst since opinion polls began tracking it. From ordinary street vendors all the way up to the Kremlin, a wave of anti-U.S. bile has swept the country, surpassing any time since the Stalin era, observers say.” – Washington Post

“On the 50th anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, The New York Times chose a front page picture of President Barack Obama, his family, and civil rights leaders who were there at the time. Missing from the photo, though only a few people down to the right, were former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura. The Times also focused quite a bit of their story on the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, even though the local and federal investigations into that event found race had zero role in it and they refused to bring charges.” – Daily Caller

“These entitled thugs have beclowned themselves, plain and simple. Their worst enemies are the ones in the reflections of the windows they’re smashing. The worst racists are the ones smirking in their own Instagram selfies. Earth to Black Brunch brats: You’re not righteous. You’re just rude.” – Michelle Malkin/National Review

“The Star-Spangled Banner will once again wave at the University of California, Irvine, after student government leaders nixed a bid to ban the American flag from a campus lobby.” – Fox News


“Majority Whip Steve Scalise has not batted so high in his first few months on the job. The GOP Conference is arguably more fractured than ever, and the Louisiana Republican has thus far failed to deliver on his promises to bring conservatives into the fold. Scalise has simply not shown that he can corral the rebellious right flank any better than his predecessor, now-Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, members said privately.” – National Journal

“Tea Party Republican and former U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness of Madisonville called it an honor to join tens of thousands of marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge Sunday (March 8) to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.” – NOLA.com

“Officials from the Southwestern Athletic Conference, Southern and Texas Southern are evaluating a brawl between those two schools women’s basketball teams in a game Saturday night in Houston. The brawl, which involved cheerleaders and spectators, came while the Jaguars held a 51-49 lead with 12:36 left, and caused a double-forfeit, giving Southern a victory and a share of the regular-season title. Both teams finished the regular season 16-2.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“When Bobby Jindal’s Commish of Administration Kristy Nichols revealed the proposed state operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, it all sounded very familiar. When she got around to explaining how tax increases weren’t tax increases because Grover Norquist of the Americans for Tax Reform said they weren’t, it hit me where I had heard this before. It was in Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through the Looking Glass.’” – Forgotston

“Ira Thomas has resigned from the Orleans Parish School Board, interim Orleans Superintendent Stan Smith confirmed Friday afternoon (March 6), shortly after U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite filed a bribery charge against Thomas. Thomas also resigned Friday as police chief for Southern University in New Orleans.” – NOLA.com

“The new IBM building. The ‘fairness ordinance’ anti-discrimination measure. The Plan Baton Rouge blueprint for downtown development. The “Alive” riverside attraction. The Bluebonnet Swamp nature center. Behind each of those successes and failures — and dozens of other initiatives ranging from big-ticket tax proposals to literary awards — is a group of wealthy donors who for decades have helped steer much of the debate in Baton Rouge, largely out of public view.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The question of legalizing medical marijuana will be back on the table for state lawmakers when they convene at the state capitol next month. The renewed debate has sparked action from one local advocacy group, which has started a petition to drum up support to decriminalize the drug in Louisiana.” – WWL-TV

“From the beginning, the cornerstone of New Orleans’ upcoming adjudicated-property auctions has been the guarantee that buyers would get clear title to their properties and the insurance to go with it. First American Title Insurance, the underwriter the city said would provide that insurance, sent out a statement late Thursday (March 5) that seems to undermine the entire undertaking.” – NOLA.com

“South African petrochemical colossus Sasol Ltd. has cut close to 1,500 jobs through early retirements and voluntary separations, with more to come, the company said Monday. A month ago, Sasol said it was shelving plans for a $14 billion natural-gas-to-liquids plant in the Lake Charles area.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The LSU softball team needed only two innings to put up seven runs, while getting a one-run, four hit performance out of starter Kelsee Selman as the Tigers defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 7-1 to sweep the series and lay claim to the longest winning streak in program history Sunday at Tiger Park.” – WAFB



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