The Low Popahirum, October 1, 2015


Russia’s first airstrikes in Syria Wednesday targeted areas held by rebels receiving arms, funding, and training from the CIA and killed dozens of civilians, according to U.S. officials and published reports.” – Fox News

“October is when the 2016 campaign gets real.” – Politico

“The rest of the world has yet another reason to take a break from their travails and laugh uproariously at The United States of America. It starts with one of smallest and most flagrantly mismanaged states. I’m unsure what makes me gladder not to be a resident of The State of Rhode Island. Either
A) I could be relieved not to be represented by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) 5% or
B) I could be relieved that I wasn’t previously represented by Senator Lincoln Chafee.” – Red State

“If you flipped through the news channels Wednesday looking for a recap of the House Oversight Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood, you’d think that GOP congressmen had launched a sexist ambush on CEO Cecile Richards. At least that’s what she told MSNBC‘s Rachel Maddow:” – Town Hall

Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought.” – Hot Air

“Jeb said, ‘So, John Boehner passed, through his body, repeal of Obamacare, reform of the FDA, passed a budget that limited spending. In fact, spending has been limited under his leadership, and it’s smaller today than it was four or five years ago, as it relates to — in the post-stimulus era. He’s done a good job.’” – Breitbart

“Daniel Handler made the announcement this week on his Twitter feed, (at)DanielHandler. He notes the donation to the women’s health care provider is on behalf of him and his wife, illustrator Lisa Brown. He says they’ve been very fortunate and ‘good fortune should be shared with noble causes.'” – The Blaze

A few more debates and some bad fundraising reports this fall almost certainly will winnow the field, veteran observers say.” – Washington Times

“With President Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal just recently complete, ISIS is planning a ‘nuclear tsunami’ against the west.” – Conservative Daily News

“The sale of marijuana for recreational use began in Oregon on Thursday as it joined Washington state and Colorado in allowing the sale of a drug that remains illegal under U.S. federal law.” – One America News


“In a heavily Republican state like Louisiana, there’s a good amount of interest in the Republican presidential primary, but if you think Donald Trump is at the top of the list with voters in this state, think again.” –

“Derrick Shepherd’s political comeback ended Wednesday (Sept. 30) when the Louisiana Supreme Court upheld rulings forbidding him to run for the state House of Representatives. The court affirmed decisions from two Jefferson Parish courts that the former legislator is ineligible because he’s a convicted felon.” –

The state budget deficit is looming over lawmakers’ heads. A key economist with the state has already told residents to expect cuts before the end of the year. Treasurer John Kennedy stopped by 2une In Wednesday morning to explain the state’s financial predicament.” –

“Beekepers worked into the night Tuesday to extract bees from a huge hive at the top of the city’s oldest skyscraper.” –

“Both of the main undercard contests for statewide office — lieutenant governor and attorney general — have clear leaders, but the high percentage of voters who are undecided means those races are up for grabs.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“An attorney found himself in a jail cell with defendants after mouthing off to a judge in a courtroom Tuesday.” – WBRZ,com

Mandeville moviemaker who cheated Louisiana’s film tax credit program has been sentenced to six months in federal prison and the same stretch of time in a halfway house.” – Sun Herald

“In the wake of a report about some of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s most generous presidential campaign donors receiving huge state contracts and prominent board appointments, Jindal’s campaign has responded by insisting those donors were the beneficiaries of divine will.” – The Red Shtick

Brandon Harris should have been sacked.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate




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