Low Popahirum, September 10, 2015

NATIONAL

“Middle school parents in Tennessee are up in arms on learning that their children were instructed to recite and write, “Allah is the only god,” as part of a world history project.” – Breitbart

“The latest issue of the English-language, Al Qaeda magazine ‘Inspire,’ released just days before the 14th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11, includes a kill list of top U.S. economic and business leaders.” – The Blaze

“Authorities in Michigan say a 22-year-old man will face murder charges after striking and killing a firefighter with a pickup truck while the firefighter was standing in a roadway collecting money for a charity Wednesday afternoon.”  – Fox News

“So let’s say a big passel of trouble comes a-rolling in your direction. It flattens the barn, trashes the crops, eats your loyal pet dog the way a fat SEC football fan would down a tray of nachos. It seems there’s just no stopping it and the hits keep a-coming. So how do you maneuver yourself off the hook? You probably can’t. You get some bad-*$$#d dude who can pull you off the hook.” – Red State

“As Europe grapples with the mass migration of more than 300,000 refugees fleeing war in Syria, Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker won’t say whether the United States should open its doors to absorb more of the migrants.” – Hot Air

“Yesterday a bipartisan group of House members re-introduced anti-gun trafficking legislation. ” – Katie Pavlich/Town Hall

“In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Donald Trump was quoted as saying about Carly Fiorina: Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?'” – Twitchy

“When one faction of politicians makes a principled stance and threatens to shut down the government, the opposing faction likes to conjure up images of an apocalyptic world where the sick and the elderly are left to starve because they cannot get their federal benefits. As it turns out, the real threat to entitlements is a fully functioning government doing its job, which is to say voting to continuethe bloated stasis of bureaucratic mismanagement.” – Conservative Daily News

“Federal investigators formally investigated top Hillary Rodham Clinton aide Huma Abedin for the crime of embezzlement after confirming she took a ‘Babymoon’ vacation and maternity time at the State Departmentwithout expending her formal leave, resulting in thousands of dollars of pay she wasn’t entitled to receive, The Washington Times has learned.” – Washington Times

“Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says holdout strong safety Kam Chancellor has not shown up at the team’s practice facility and won’t play on Sunday in the season opener against St. Louis.” –Fox Sports

LOUISIANA

“He’s giving it at the National Press Club in D.C. for extra media attention. If you’re wondering what the theme will be, it sounds like it’s less a Perry-esque “cancer on conservatism” cri de coeur than a simpler complaint that Trump’s just a narcissistic celebrity crank who shouldn’t be taken seriously. Go to Jindal’s campaign website right now and you’ll be met by this … interesting little clip:” – Hot Air

“Organizers of an event planned for Thursday to protest a historical Confederate group’s meeting on LSU’s campus will not be able to hold the protest at BREC’s Milford Wampold Park on Stanford Avenue, according to BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight.” – Business Report

“A Louisiana man has been charged with attempted manslaughter after crashing his car into a fence while a police officer was hanging onto the driver’s side door.” – Associated Press

“Missing government money, potential nepotism and evidence of other crimes have been uncovered by the Louisiana legislative auditor during an investigation of the town of Independence.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“The competition for the Louisiana lieutenant governor’s job has picked up its first Democratic contender.” – KATC.com

“A Baton Rouge television reporter was fired Tuesday several hours after a confrontation with U.S. Sen. David Vitter, and he claimed later that he lost his job because Vitter’s gubernatorial campaign threatened to pull its ads from the station.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Political observers knew the $12-million campaign of U.S. Sen. David Vitter and his super PAC was going to go negative, and it has done so in a big way. The early targets are Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle, the senator’s two Republican opponents for governor in the Oct. 24 primary.” – American Press

“The Baton Rouge Fire Department says no injuries were reported in an early morning fire involving two 18-wheelers colliding on Interstate 110 south.” – NOLA.com

“Late Saturday night, Les Miles confronted all the potential negative outcomes stemming from the cancellation of LSU’s season opener against McNeese State.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

Saturday’s cancellation of the LSU McNeese game was certainly a disappointment to everyone.  But no one can argue that the tailgating before the game was anything but wonderful.  It started early Saturday with a group of volunteers from Homsi’s.” – KPLCTV.com

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