The Low Popahirum, November 2, 2015

NATIONAL

“Far from the noise of Donald Trump’s raucous campaign rallies, a 70-year-old man stood Monday on a quiet back road in front of a house decorated in red-white-and-blue bunting, assembling yard signs.” – Politico

“Let’s begin with the late Andrew Breitbart’s often repeated quote:” – Greg Gutfeld

The Kansas City Royals won their first World Series crown since 1985, rallying in the ninth inning when Eric Hosmer scrambled home to tie it and then breaking away in the 12th to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in Game 5 Sunday night.” – Fox News

A state criminal agency is investigating what appears to be 25 to 30 fraudulent voter-registration applications, including from five dead people, filed with the Columbiana County Board of Elections by the Ohio Organizing Collaborative.” …and, indeed: the article goes its entire length without the word ‘Democrat’ appearing once.  But, yeah: the OOC has strong ties with the Hillary Clinton campaign, in the person of one Marc Elias.  Elias, as the Washington Free Beacon helpfully notes, is both the attorney for the OOC in their… voter ID lawsuit*… and the general Counsel for the Clinton campaign.  I can almost guarantee that no public figure Democrat is ever going to concede openly that there may be something at least a little weird there, too.” – Red State

My Friend Fred, May He Rest In Peace” – Erick Erickson/Red State

A second former top aide to Mitt Romney is rushing to Marco Rubio’s defense in response to charges from Jeb Bush’s campaign that Rubio was passed over for the VP slot in 2012 because Romney came across unflattering information about him.” – Politico

Joe Biden has it, and so does Bernie Sanders. Donald Trump and Ben Carson have it too — at least, they seem to. But Hillary Rodham Clinton strains to achieve it. And Jeb Bush? He doesn’t seem to want to try.” – La Times

You can’t call a poll ‘good’ for a candidate who’s trailing by 11 in his home state, but I’d say this is as good as a bad poll can be for Rubio.” – Hot Air

“GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump tells Breitbart News Daily that the Republican National Committee needs to take a tough stance when negotiating deals with TV networks about primary debates.” – Breitbart

President Barack Obama will increase the national debt to $20 trillion — and he’ll be doing so with an assist from Republican leaders in Congress — when he signs the bipartisan two-year spending agreement.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

Louisiana politics is not known for its subtlety. Behavior that in other states would land public officials in hot water — or jail — in the Bayou State has historically been tolerated, even encouraged.” – Watch Dog

“Forecasters issued the weather alert Saturday morning as a strong line of storms moved through Louisiana. The flash flood watch ended before 2:30 p.m.” – WDSU.com

Halloween 2015 is a perfect backdrop for discussing two top topics: zombies and self-defense, which I once called the last conservative cause. Self-defense is an act of supreme autonomy. In an anti-autonomous age, it’s also at risk of legislative extinction.” – The Bold Pursuit

“With All Saints’ Days like these, who needs Halloween?” – WWLTV.com

Jindal criticizes debates and RNC, defends immigration stance” – The Gazette

U.S. Sen. David Vitter flexed his Republican Party muscles here Friday afternoon, flanked by a who’s who of state GOP heavyweights during a rally at The Pelican House designed for political shock and awe as Vitter makes a three-week push to the finish line of the governor’s race against Democrat state Rep. John Bel Edwards.” – The Newstar

The Abita Mystery House is known for its weird creations, like the Bass-a-Gator or double-headed chickens, but owner and artist John Preble was making something new to wow the visitors: a two-headed squirrel-gator.” – Fox8Live

As flu season is rapidly approaching, the Tulane University School of Medicine is working on more effective vaccines after receiving a 1.6 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health. Tulane immunologist Dr. Elizabeth Norton says their goal is to make a better vaccine for people regardless of their strength of their immune system.” – Louisiana Radio Network

If you pass by the Superdome today, don’t be alarmed at the burning smell. That’s just the smoldering Giants — and Saints — defenses as the two teams combined for 101 points, with the Saints getting the better of the equation at the end.” – WWL.com

“On Saturday night, when the Tigers take on Alabama in Tuscaloosa, no one will mess with Les.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

 



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