Low Popahirum, June 30, 2015


“The American Civil Liberties Union and other gay rights advocates have filed a lawsuit challenging an executive order that Gov. Bobby Jindal signed earlier this year to create protections for people who oppose same-sex marriage.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Louisiana’s Film Entertainment Association may take legal action to challenge the constitutionality of the legislative cap placed on film tax credits redeemable in a given year.” – KTBS

“With cheap and fast automated surveys being dumped onto the election landscape in Louisiana, pollsters and consultants are taking stock and wondering what’s next. Fewer voters than ever are willing to participate in polls, more people are moving toward cell phone use only and conflicting statistics have become the norm.” – Jeremy Alford/Baton Rouge Business Report

“Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is getting some heat and support on Twitter for posting a picture of himself Friday (June 26) holding a Chick-fil-A sandwich and proclaiming, ‘Chick-fil-A kind of day.'” – NOLA.com

“Given this legacy, if Landrieu’s hypothetical father can only meekly explain that Lee ‘fought for the other side’ to his son, then he doesn’t know much about Lee or the Civil War. And that fault rests with Landrieu’s ignorance, not Lee’s statue.” – Uptown Messenger

“Penalties for simple marijuana possession are decreasing in Louisiana effective immediately. The reduction came with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signing into law of a measure approved during the 2015 Louisiana Legislature.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Baton Rouge Metro Council member Ryan Heck officially announced Monday (June 29) that he’s running for the Louisiana House of Representatives — not unexpectedly, considering he said earlier this month he was interested in the seat.” – NOLA.com

“Disputes over Louisiana’s execution method weren’t settled by the US Supreme Court’s ruling that a controversial drug can continue to be part of lethal injections.” – WAFB

“The state will not pay its $65,000 incentive commitment to the Miss USA pageant if another broadcaster doesn’t come through to provide viewership approaching what was promised by NBC and Univision, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said Tuesday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The thing about top fishing holes is that everyone thinks theirs is the best. If one is located in your backyard, and you fish it regularly, doubtless it is the best for you. Picking the top 10 best fisheries in North Louisiana was no easy task, but talking with anglers throughout the area made the job easier.” – Shreveport Times


Hillary Clinton withheld Benghazi-related emails from the State Department that detailed her knowledge of the scramble for oil contracts in Libya and the shortcomings of the NATO-led military intervention for which she advocated.” – Washington Examiner

The brawl started about 7:15 p.m. Monday when about a dozen vehicles with Confederate flag supporters pulled up in front of the Statehouse and stopped in the middle of the street, Public Safety Department spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli said in a statement.” – CBS Atlanta

“According to the poll, Bush is supported by 22% of primary voters. Scott Walker is second with 17%, and Marco Rubio is third with 14%. Everybody else comes behind (this includes Ben Carson and Ted Cruz). Although I saw many conservatives on Facebook explode at this news, I’m not worried at all.” – Michael van der Galien/PJ Media

“There’s nothing like being called a bigoted pile of garbage in the first sentence and being told in the next that love has won. Indeed, you know love has emerged victorious when a bunch of liberals are screaming in your face, calling your children ugly, and urging you to kill yourself.” – Matt Walsh/The Blaze

“In the heady days since Anthony Kennedy unearthed a constitutional right for Americans ‘to define and express their identity,’ the extravagance of the Supreme Court’s claim has taken some by surprise. It shouldn’t have. In finding for same-sex marriage the way he did, Justice Kennedy made official what he made inevitable a quarter-century back.” – Bill McGurn.WSJ

Call it the Dred Scotting of religious liberty.” – Jeffrey Lord/American Spectator

“In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision making gay marriage legal in all 50 states, the rally cry of many libertarians and conservatives is to get government out of marriage. Presidential candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wrote an op-ed suggesting just that. While that’s a tempting proposition, it’s probably not possible without a major overhaul of everything from government benefits to nearly the entire civil and family legal code.” – Kevin Boyd/The Liberty Papers

“New reports reveal that the ‘Celebrate Pride’ tool may not have been the best idea… According to Daily Mail, this tool was actually Facebook’s way of performing psychological testing on their users.” – Conservative Post

“But that was then and this is now. Or, put another way, no one is afraid of being slaughtered by Catholics. So yesterday’s ArtsBeat section featured this portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made from 17,000 condoms:” – Power Line

“NASA was reportedly forced to end a live stream from the International Space Station as THREE UFOs blasted out of Earth’s atmosphere.” – Express UK



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