Low Popahirum, April 27, 2015


“John Chisholm was informed of the remark, and now threatens to prosecute the Governor for criticizing him:” – Ace of Spades

“What no one expected is what Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake admitted in a press conference on Sunday: that she asked the Baltimore Police Department to ‘give those who wished to destroy space to do that.’” – Fusion

“I do think that there is a valuable use for drones and as much as I’m seen as an opponent of drones, in military and warfare, they do have some value,” Paul said. “I think this is a difficult situation. You have hostages being held; some of them are American. You have people holding hostages; some of them are American. I’ve been an opponent of using drones about people not in combat. However if you are holding hostages, you kind of are involved in combat. So I look at it the way it is in the United States. If there’s a kidnapping in New York, the police don’t have to have a warrant to go in.” – Bloomberg

“In order for the 88 percent claim to be even remotely close to the truth, the words ‘directly’ and ‘life-saving’ have to mean something other than ‘directly’ and ‘life-saving.’ For example, the Clinton Foundation spent nearly $8.5 million–10 percent of all 2013 expenditures–on travel. Do plane tickets and hotel accommodations directly save lives? Nearly $4.8 million–5.6 percent of all expenditures–was spent on office supplies. Do ink cartridges and and staplers directly save lives?” – The Federalist

“A top Democratic moneyman recruited by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign has put fundraising activities on hold, saying he can’t do it with a clear conscience because the former secretary of state has too many unanswered questions swirling around her.” – Washington Times

“The Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its ‘watch list’ of problematic nonprofits last month. The Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid.” – NY Post

“YAL’s Director of Programs and Operations Edward King sat down with Vaughn to talk about his involvement with the ‘liberty movement,’ a grassroots movement sparked by former Congressman Ron Paul’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. During the Q&A, the film star discussed the issues that caused him to turn to liberty, the 2016 presidential election, and talking politics with his co-stars.” – Watchdog

“Government climate agencies may be tampering with temperature data to make global warming seem more extreme than it’s actually been. At least, that’s what a panel of veteran scientists has been assembled to investigate.” – Daily Caller

“We have seen how swiftly the demands have moved from tolerance to compulsory approbation of behavior historically rejected as contrary to morality and faith by virtually all the great religious traditions of the world. And now it is not only approbation that is demanded, but active participation. And do you honestly think that we have now reached the endpoint of what will be demanded?” – First Things

“By his own logic, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy should lead the court’s majority in upholding individual states’ laws against same-sex marriage.” – Quin Hillyer/National Review


High winds tossed rail cars from the Huey P. Long Bridge. Eleven rail cars were tossed from the bridge on the east bank approach as severe weather rolled through the New Orleans area on Monday morning.” – Fox 8 Live

“A violent storm that rolled through Baton Rouge Monday morning brought an inch and a half of rain, gusts up to 60 mph and left the city with trees down, flooded roads and power outages.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Following a line of severe storms that rolled through the New Orleans metro area Monday morning, the New Orleans airport is operating on limited power.” – NOLA.com

“The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 1 p.m. and a flash flood watch until 7 p.m. for much of southwest Louisiana, including Acadiana.” – Lafayette Advertiser

“A proposal to raise Louisiana’s cigarette tax to match the rate charged by Mississippi has won approval from the House tax committee, as part of broader budget-balancing negotiations.” – AP

“Over the weekend, Jindal, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told reporters in Iowa that that he would attend a same-sex wedding of a close friend or family member. ‘Sure, if it’s somebody I loved and cared for, absolutely,’ Jindal said, according to CNN.” – NOLA.com

“Whatever the cultural differences, business leaders, led by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Greater New Orleans Inc., want to create more of a shared identity, at least economically. As they see it, if Louisiana’s two economic powerhouses joined forces in a kind of super region, it would both make them more competitive and more of a political force.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

Louisiana’s leaders have been working around the clock to protect higher education and ensure our young people can continue to receive a quality education within our borders. The executive budget presentation in February included more than $650 million in new revenue solutions that would fully protect college and university funding across the state. Several other revenue-generating ideas have been submitted to the Legislature and will be debated in upcoming weeks.” – Kristy Nichols/NOLA.com

“This is an opportunity to close some corporate loopholes and exemptions not giving the returns that were expected when they were put in place,” said House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles. “We need to get some of these measures moving through the legislative process to solve the budget hole.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“A father and son were shot dead in an execution-style murder moments after party guests left their home in a quiet neighborhood. Nicholas Pence, 25, and his father David, an oil company manager, had been celebrating a victorious football game in their garage in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Wednesday.” – UK Daily Mail

Firefighters in Louisiana rescued six ducklings from a storm drain with the aid of realistic quacking sounds from a cellphone, according to an Associated Press report.” – WFMZ



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