Low Popahirum, June 17, 2015


“The whole Rachel Dolezal race identity crisis is illuminating. We are a country so fixated with race that we now entertain the idea of race fluidity. Don’t get me wrong. I would love to do away with this human construct of race, anyway. But Dolezal’s fantastic voyage from Caucasian to African-American isn’t any attempt to eliminate racial barriers. Hers was a fraudulent effort to coopt a racial identity she never had in order to sow division between white and black.” – Ryan Bomberger

“As she takes part in a day of TV interviews in New York, it’s clear that Rachel Dolezal is not shy in front of the camera – and these newly-surfaced photographs reveal that has long been the case.” – UK Daily Mail

“Now, if Dolezal had been outed as a Mitt Romney voter, that would have terribly damaged the institution’s reputation. But since she’s merely a phony who lied about her race, defrauded colleges, chastised real ethnic minorities for not being ethnic enough, invented hate crimes, claimed her adopted brother was her son, said that her pretend black father fled the south after assaulting a cop, made up a story about being born in a teepee in Montana, and generally exhibited the integrity of an incarcerated sociopath and the prudence of a drunken toddler, the NAACP has unsurprisingly defended her.” – Matt Walsh/The Blaze

“NAACP race faker Rachel Dolezal stepped down from her job Monday, but RadarOnline.com has learned she already has a new gig in the works: Dolezal is fielding multiple offers to film a reality show, and is seeking professional representation after her bombshell interview on the Today show.

“While your average Tennessean doesn’t much care what someone in New York City thinks or does, the urban Left isn’t willing to embrace legal or cultural federalism and allow states to go their own way. Instead, it demands that all social trends conform to its agenda, demands that public schools teach social leftism exclusively, and, most recently, refuses to allow even Indiana to chart its own course on religious freedom and tolerance.” – David French/National Review

“The private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, recently published its Decade Forecast in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments.” – Business Insider

“On the substance, Trump is — how to put it gently? Oh, why bother! — an ass. Not just an ass, but an ass of exceptionally intense asininity.” – Kevin Williamson/National Review

If you don’t like the pope’s message, pay no attention to it. After all, how many divisions does the pope have? He is articulating a moral position that may be at current odds with mainstream conservative thought — so what? Catholics are no more required to observe the teachings of an encyclical — a pastoral letter from the Bishop of Rome to other bishops — than non-Catholics; only when the pope is speaking ex cathera (from the chair of St. Peter) do his words have infallible doctrinal authority.” – Michael Walsh/PJ Media

“Mrs. Clinton, who on Wednesday will make her second visit to the Palmetto State, moved early and forcefully to shore up support of black voters, but that Democratic bloc has yet to coalesce behind her. That includes young blacks who say they have lost faith in politics after their experience with President Obama.” – Washington Times

“Jeb Bush is boasting about his economic success as governor. But he owes a large amount of that success — well more than half, at least — to the housing bubble that popped as he was leaving office, leaving Florida in deep and prolonged recession.” – Washington Post


“On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner expressed anger at the 34 GOP House members, including, Rep. John Fleming, R-Minden, who opposed a procedural motion – establishing the rules to consider the trade legislation. Boehner said he expects rank and file members to support leadership procedural motions.” – NOLA.com

Get used to seeing the Red River at a high level throughout this summer, say officials, even as the river was expected to crest in Alexandria on Monday night.” – Lafayette Advertiser

“The political pendulum swung against continued tax giveaways during the just-concluded legislative session, and that swing will continue next year, each of the four gubernatorial candidates promised Wednesday in Westwego.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The incoming East Baton Rouge Parish superintendent is asking the school board to approve a Central Office reorganization that would eliminate a number of positions and save the school system payroll $1 million.” – WBRZ

“Leaders of the effort to create the new city of St. George are remaining calm and planning their next move in the midst of what appears to be a devastating blow to the future of the new city.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The city of New Orleans says it could renew at any time the stalled prosecution of nine suspected short-term rental operators. If it does, and loses, the city’s entire zoning enforcement regime could be at risk, said Bob Ellis, a lawyer defending one of the accused.” – NOLA.com

“What matters is not that I will want to write again in Louisiana but that Louisiana is so worth writing about. I grew up in Louisiana politics, and I’ve now seen politics up close in multiple states and in the nation’s capital. It’s safe to say nobody else does politics as … well, as exuberantly.” – Quin Hillyer/Baton Rouge Advocate

“The state construction budget approved by the Louisiana Legislature in the final days of the session contains $13 million for the ambitious project to restore the LSU lakes, but that’s less than one-third of the $40 million that had been requested by the Jindal administration and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, which is spearheading the restoration effort.” – Baton Rouge Business Report

“Louisiana’s film industry leaders are asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to veto a bill they say is a ‘death sentence‘ for the industry.” – Lake Charles American Press

“LSU needed its stars to play like stars, and that’s precisely what they did. Bregman was a near impossible out while also making a seemingly unending number of putouts in the field. Scivicque opened up the scoring with his RBI single, and would late score the late insurance run after his booming double. But Alex Lange was the guy who shone brightest of all.” – And The Valley Shook



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