The Low Popahirum, November 19, 2015

NATIONAL

“Less than a week after terrorists killed more than a hundred people in Paris, the House is set to approve a bill Thursday that would block refugees from Syria or Iraq from entering the country unless they pass strict background checks.” – Politico

“An 18-year-old American tourist has been identified as one of the victims shot and killed by a Palestinian terrorist Thursday in the West Bank, Israeli police tell Fox News.” – Fox News

Most refugees considered for resettlement in the U.S. are referred to the State Department by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It typically takes U.S. authorities two years to process a case. But for Iraqis and others from the Mideast, the wait period has often been longer as a result of extensive vetting.” – Red State

Migration of Mexicans to the U.S. has plunged to a net negative for the first time in more than four decades, bringing down the curtain on the largest wave of immigration in modern American history, according to a new study.” – WSJ.com

“A letter sent by a 10-year-old boy to troops urging them to kill “those ISIS f***s” has gone viral online.” – The Blaze

Of all the characters in ‘Star Wars,’ creator George Lucas says he’d be Jar Jar Binks in a video for Vanity Fair.” – Business Insider

In spring 2013, a then 22-year-old man named Farea al-Muslimi testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about an American drone strike on his small village in Yemen. Muslimi, the beneficiary of a U.S. State Department scholarship that allowed him to learn English and study abroad in California, considers himself one of America’s greatest champions in the region.” – CNN.com

Donald Trump has gained political strength since the Paris terrorist attacks last Friday, according to most of the polls released in the aftermath.” – The Hill

The House just passed a bill aimed to curb the flow of Syrian and Iraqi refugees entering the country unless they pass a vigorous screening process. The bill was brought up in the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attack that carried out by the Islamic State in Paris last Friday, which left over 120 people dead. Yesterday French Police killed the mastermind of the attack, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, in a raid.” – Town Hall

In what was her first live interview on her Sweet Freedom book tour, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin sat down with Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon this week for a wide-ranging one-hour interview that will air numerous times this weekend on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 (see below for air times).” – Breitbart

LOUISIANA

“A year after Les Miles watched his team’s inspired upset of Ole Miss after he just lost his mother, many of those same players could be playing for their coach’s job Saturday when they meet the Rebels in Oxford.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“An animal protection group’s lawsuit alleges that a Louisiana theme park’s chimpanzee is isolated and neglected and spends her days smoking cigarettes given to her by park visitors and drinking Coke.” – TDM.com

Taxpayers have enough of a burden on their hands. Between state and federal taxes, FICA and other withholdings, our paychecks all get a little thinner.” – Fox8Live

Former Louisiana state senator Sixty Rayburn was well know for his folksy sayings during legislative sessions. He often urged his colleagues to never forget the folks back home when deciding issues at the state capitol. Sixty put it this way. “Always dance with the one that brought you.” It’s a lesson Bobby Jindal forgot during his quixotic campaign for president that ended abruptly this week.” – JimBrownLa.com

Lafayette City-Parish President-elect Joel Robideaux put out a call Wednesday for job applicants, though no information was released on the status of current staff members when he takes office Jan. 4.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

Public service commissioner Eric Skirmetta has endorsed Beth Mizell in he 12th district senate race,  He has also endorsed Senator David Vitter for governor. This comes as no surprise to those of us who understand such concepts a ‘loyalty’ and ‘principles.’” – Larants.TheDeadPelican.com

“For the first time in 12 years, Washington Parish, a majority of Tangipahoa Parish and northern St. Tammany will have a new voice in the Louisiana Senate.” – WWLTV.com

“After five months of campaigning, Governor Bobby Jindal called it quits.” – Fox8Live.com

Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) today sent President Barack Obama the following letter urging him to immediately pause the admission of Syrian refugees into Louisiana and the United States, and to provide state officials and their representatives in Congress with information on any refugees his Administration intends on resettling in their states, and on how federal officials are keeping track of these individuals. The letter reads as follows:” –TheDeadPelican.com

 

A 4-6 record has cost defensive coordinator Rob Ryan his job with the New Orleans Saints as the team sits in last place in the NFC South.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate



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