The Low Popahirum, November 25, 2015

NATIONAL

It’s hard not to be aware of Hillary Clinton’s presence on the rolling lakeside campus of Wellesley College, even 46 years after the college’s most famous alum graduated. Her portrait hangs here in the political science department, alongside letters she sent to her former professors. At the campus archives, librarians are happy to cart out a stack of yellowed newspaper clippings and worn-out yearbooks documenting Clinton’s four active years on campus. The bookstore sells a Hillary Clinton action figure.” – Politico

“Protesters largely honored calls for restraint Tuesday after the release of a dash-cam video showing a a white Chicago police officer shooting and killing a black teenager, with few arrests reported and only brief disruptions to city traffic.” – Fox News

It is the time of year when we would all prefer to stop thinking about the serious news so much and focus more on the holidays and our families. All this week, the cable news channels have prominently featured guest anchors as the regular folks leave in anticipation of lower ratings and a slow news week. There’s only one problem: the news around the globe is going from bad to worse before our very eyes, and the United States seems powerless or uninterested in stopping it.” – Red State

Liberal Media darling and alleged prediction guru Nate Silver says that everyone in the media should just calm down and stop ‘freaking out’ about Donald Trump’s amazing poll numbers. He insists that almost no voters have actually made up their mind yet and that there is still only a minuscule chance of Trump stealing the GOP nomination and changing our politics forever (not to mention also virtually insuring the election of Hillary Clinton).” – Mediate.com

“Call it the climate cliff.” – Politico

“The Russian minister held a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier in the day.” – SputnikNews.com

American women are starting to drink more and more like men — and men are starting to drink a little more like women, U.S. researchers reported Monday.” – NBC

“When Tarie MacMillan switched on her television in August to watch the first Republican presidential debate, she expected to decide which candidate to support.” – TheAtlantic.com

Throughout the cam­paign sea­son, the con­ven­tion­al wis­dom has been that Demo­crats hold the ad­vant­age in win­ning the White House in 2016. That’s the view of num­ber-crunch­er Nate Sil­ver, who pro­jec­ted this month that Demo­crats have a “slight edge” at this early stage. It’s the con­sensus of the bet­ting mar­kets, which cur­rently show Demo­crats with much great­er odds than Re­pub­lic­ans of elect­ing the next pres­id­ent in 2016. It’s the over­all me­dia con­sensus, which views the chaot­ic, Don­ald Trump-dom­in­ated GOP field as not ready for prime time. And it’s all wrong.” – National Journal

“American workers laid off by Orlando Disney are preparing a lawsuit against their former employer. They allege they were replaced by lower-wage foreign workers on H-1B visas— and that they were forced to suffer the indignity of training their foreign replacements.” – Breitbart

LOUISIANA

The  speculation concerning the job security of  LSU Coach Les Miles rages on and according to people close to the program, the silence from the Tiger Athletic Director is very telling.” – WWL.com

Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards apparently wants New Orleans Democrat Walt Leger to be named House Speaker and many legislators said he has the votes to get him installed, though Republicans control an overwhelming number of the seats in the chamber.” – NOLA.com

“As the recently released dashcam video of a Chicago cop shooting a young Black man inflames sensibilities, let’s use Thanksgiving to rise above their mayor’s stealth ‘let no crisis go to waste’ ploy to rile up the 2016 progressive vote. – The Bold Pursuit 

“Just after Saturday’s election, I read yet another article with yet another warning to us about a smoldering fire in our oil patch.  Knowing one part of that subject very well – related population loss – I immediately thought about Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards, and wondered if he is aware of the urgently important details.  As far as we know, Governor Jindal never was.” – Cajun Conservatism

“In the ultimate example of ‘what have you done for me lately,’ it appears that Les Miles‘ tenure with the LSU Tigerswill soon come to an end.” – CheatSheet.com

Commissioner of Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control Troy Hebert says undercover agents cited 14 additional adult entertainment venues during the Agency’s undercover statewide investigation named ‘Operation Trick or Treat’.  Strip clubs were issued citations for prostitution, lewd acts, and drug activity.  Six of the businesses were issued emergency suspensions due to the threat to public safety.  The following strip clubs were ordered to stop selling alcohol and/or tobacco products immediately:” – KPEL965.com

On Monday evening officers with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit made it’s 1,300th arrest. 36 year old Kurt Browning of Baton Rouge was wanted by multiple agencies on numerous charges. Browning was wanted for parole violation, bank fraud, identity theft, computer fraud, failure to appear in court on a charge of exposure of a child under 17 to a controlled dangerous substance and possession of methamphetamine.” – KPEL.com

“Shreveport police are investigating a reported dog attack that left 5 people wounded Monday.” – KSLA.com

Kenny Matassa, the presumptive winner of a tight election for Ascension Parish president, on Monday called his campaign an uphill climb for funding and backers after his opponents got a much earlier start than him but said he felt relief when he learned he had won Saturday night.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis’ return to LSU’s Tiger Stadium won’t be entirely unpleasant. There are some Tigers who wish their former mentor well.” – NOLA.com

 



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