Low Popahirum, August 14, 2015


“Desperate times call for desperate…Al Gore?” – Katie Pavlich/Town Hall

Iowans are mad as hell, and they know who to turn to — Donald Trump.” – Politico

“‘On the Record With Greta Van Susteren’ Thursday night featured a lengthy in-person interview of Republican presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie, which Van Susteren spiced up with a shocking admission.” – Twitchy

“Attorneys general from 15 states filed a petition in federal court Thursday to block new EPA rules requiring massive cuts in emissions from power plants. ” – Fox News

“Security experts say that if Hillary Rodham Clinton retained her government security clearance when she left the State Department, as is normal practice, it should be suspended now that it is known her unprotected private email server contained top secret material.” –  Washington Times

“Clinton and Trump lead, but both have begun a downward trend. Clinton’s has been gradual until recently. Trump’s has been a rapid up and now a decline. Two of the Super PACs in the GOP race reached out to me Tuesday to tell me that their internal polling shows Trump beginning a decline on Friday that was maintained over the weekend into Monday.” – Erick Erickson/Red State

“U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Cuba on Friday to raise the U.S. flag at the recently restored American embassy in Havana, another symbolic step in the thawing of relations between the two Cold War-era foes.” – One America News

“From his vacation spot on Kiawah Island, Mr. Biden is giving the strongest signal yet that he is actively considering making a third run at the presidency. He is asking political allies for advice and gauging the strength of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign as he weighs his options, people familiar with the matter said. Mr. Biden is expected to announce his decision next month…” – Hot Air

“The Rand Paul campaign released a new video yesterday. Attacking Trump has so far been a failed strategy for many candidates, but Paul goes all-in by going after the GOP pack leader using Trump’s own comments.” – Conservative Daily News

“A “Black Lives Matter” organizer and national spokesperson for the Revolutionary Communist Party spoke with TheBlaze during a demonstration in New York City Thursday morning, taking a jab at President Barack Obama.” – The Blaze


“The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish conducted a poll of Republican elected officials and activists at the party’s Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon Tuesday.” – Chad Rogers/The Dead Pelican

“If you live near the Trader Joe’s in Baton Rouge or the upcoming store in Metairie, a new report from RealtyTrac should put a smile on your face.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Ted Cruz sees his way to the White House, and it runs between the hedges, through waters patrolled by the ‘Volunteer Navy’ and a spot on the Mississippi River nicknamed Death Valley.” – Peninsula Clarion

“A community garden project that was a longtime dream of Jillian Johnson will soon become a reality.” – The Advertiser

“This weekend the Shrimp Capital of the World, Delcambre Louisiana will celebrate the industry that has made it famous. The 65th Delcambre Shrimp Festival will bring tens of thousands of visitors to this wonderful community to celebrate shrimp. There will be carnival rides, great food, lots of arts and crafts and some great live music too.” – KPEL

“A week after the first Republican presidential debates, the political analysts over at FiveThirtyEight have looked at the polls to try to identify the effective ‘winners’ and ‘losers.’ – The Advocate Capitol News Bureau

“Several local businesses are reconsidering to whom they sell alcohol and tobacco products.” – Shreveport Times

“The waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean are heating up, scientists say, building towards a strong El Niño event that could rival the intensity of the record 1997 event that wreaked weather-related havoc across the globe, from mudslides in California to fires in Australia.” – WGNO.com

“More and more hunters are killing fewer and fewer deer in Louisiana, according to research compiled by the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and that may result in fewer days or lower season limits for hunters.” – NOLA.com

“New players. New schemes. New attitudes. A better product couldn’t be promised, but a different brand of football was. Saints coach Sean Payton spent the offseason saying he didn’t want to be “that team.” You know, “that team” that suffered defensive breakdowns, made dumb mistakes, and gave up easy yards. “That team” that took the field last season.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate



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