The Low Popahirum, October 2, 2015

NATIONAL

“The gunman in Thursday’s mass murder at an Oregon community college specifically targeted Christians, three witnesses said, while online accounts linked to the shooter expressed disdain for organized religion.” – Fox News

“Last night, as the sun set over Washington, if you asked President Obama who had been brave that day, he’d have said himself, not the students who declared themselves Christians knowing they were going to die because of it. Barack Obama, after all, had stood up to Republicans and the NRA — real bravery.” – Erick Erickson/Red State

“With whispers that former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg may mull a run for the White House, politicos are already hyperventilating about how he would shake up the current field.” – Town Hall

“Oh? Which one of Davis’s views does Francis not necessarily endorse? It’s clear enough that he opposes gay marriage, however delicately he might frame that opposition. Given what he said to reporters during his flight home from the U.S., it’s also clear that he believes even government officials (‘every juridical structure’) should have the right of conscientious objection. Those are the key elements of Davis’s views.” – Hot Air

“The number of Americans not in the labor force exceeded 94 million for the second time in a row last month hitting a new record high, according to new government data released Friday morning.” – Breitbart

“It’s not uncommon for evangelical Bible scholars to regularly ponder what relation and role, if any, current events have to eschatology — or, as it’s more commonly known: the study of the end of the world.” – The Blaze

A visibly shaken and angry President Obama on Thursday attacked the American gun lobby, scolded the media and demanded that Congress take concrete action to stop the rash of recent mass shootings, which he said have “become routine” and are the pure result of inaction by lawmakers in Washington.” – Washington Times

“Moms and Dads everywhere can tell you they can always tell when their child isn’t quite telling the truth. It may be the octave in their voice, playing with their hair or when they blink. In the battle of wills between Fox News and Donald Trump, there could be sign of who will come out the winner. Fox News has blinked.” – Conservative Daily News

Taliban fighters were holding out against Afghan troops in Kunduz on Friday, a day after government forces recaptured most of the northern city that had fallen to the militants in their biggest victory of a 14-year insurgency.” – One America News

“Last night, Joe ‘buy a shotgun’ Biden weighed in on the horrible mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon:” – Twitchy

LOUISIANA

“This was supposed to be an opportunity for the citizens of Louisiana to see and hear the candidates for Governor of our state. It was supposed to be a disciplined forum and exchange of ideas and points of view. What we got was Louisiana politics at its best in last night’s televised debate.” – KPEL965.com

“In December last year, The People’s Republic of Vermont, the only state that sends a self-described socialist to the U.S. Senate, rejected a proposal from Democrats for a single payer health care system, because it was just too expensive.” – Fox News

“A convicted killer who was accidentally released from prison following miscommunication and missing paperwork on the part of the Louisiana Department of Correction was found in Atlanta early Friday morning.” – WAFB.com

“A new statewide poll conducted for WWL-TV and The Advocate shows a majority of voters rank four-term governor and convicted felon Edwin Edwards as the state’s best governor in recent memory, while current governor and presidential candidate Bobby Jindal is their overwhelming choice as the worst governor in recent times.” – WWLTV.com

“Louisiana’s pollster, Bernie Pinsonat rarely minces any words.  Which is why we have coined is opinion columns and our interviews with him —’Bernie Burns‘.” – Bayou Buzz

“A 14-year-old Northshore High Schoolstudent who said he was going to ‘get back’ at fellow students who papered his home as a prank was arrested Thursday (Oct. 1) after Slidell police said he brought an “airsoft” pistol and knife to school.” – NOLA.com

“Doctors said Thursday that Southern University football player Devon Gales will likely be in the hospital for eight weeks or more as he recovers from a spinal injury suffered while playing Saturday against the University of Georgia.” – WBRZ.com

“New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees looked out of place on the sidelines last Sunday, especially when he was pantomiming the actions of a quarterback actually on the field.” – NOLA.com

“Louisiana state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson was among the group of state lawmakers from across the country who met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Wednesday.” – The Advocate Blogs

“For two seasons, the LSU coaching staff waited and waited to see the things that made Greg Gilmore and Frank Herron two of the most sought-after defensive linemen in the nation in 2013.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate



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