The Low Popahirum, June 27, 2016


“The Supreme Court has overturned the corruption convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.” – Politico

“The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas law regulating abortion clinics, delivering a 5-3 decision that was the high court’s first major foray into the abortion issue in nine years.” – Fox News

Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials.” – New York Times

“The U.S. Supreme Court justices set aside former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s bribery conviction in a ruling that sets a new standard for corruption prosecutions of public officials.” – Bloomberg

“When Vladimir Putin worked in Dresden, he watched helplessly as Soviet ally East Germany slipped out of Moscow’s orbit, united with West Germany, and joined the democratic side of Europe. Soviet-dominated multilateral institutions in Europe — the Warsaw Pact and the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (Comecon), the Soviet command economy trade organization — also disappeared.” – The Washington Post

Marco Rubio once said he doesn’t trust Donald Trumpwith the nuclear codes, but today he was more diplomatic in talking about both Trump and Hillary Clinton having their finger on the button.” – Mediate

“For a long time, Britons who wanted their country to leave the European Union were regarded almost as mentally ill by those who wanted it to stay. The leavers didn’t have an opinion; they had a pathology. Since one doesn’t argue with pathology, it wasn’t necessary for the remainers to answer the leavers with more than sneers and derision.” –

“Conservative writer George Will declared days ago that he’s leaving the GOP over Donald Trump, and he explained why in more detail on Fox News Sunday this morning.” –

I’m sure our regular readers remember when Barack Obama went with his conscience (as opposed to boring old things like science) and shut down construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. At the time he claimed that it didn’t meet the test of combating climate change, though in reality he was running from a massive revolt on his Left flank if he’d approved it. But it took a long time to “get to No.” There was one review after another, coming from the EPA, the State Department, the Department of the Interior and the Federation of Urban Dog Walkers. (Okay… I may have made up that last one.)” – Hot Air

Conservative actress Stacey Dash says she has ‘had enough’ of conservatives in Hollywood being too afraid to stand up for their beliefs. But the actress is doing more than complaining about it — she’s starting a political movement.” – The Blaze


Commercial drone users now have the green light to fly small drones. The Federal Aviation Administration announced earlier this week, new regulations that could pave the way for more businesses to operate their drones.” –

Police issued a warning to residents of Livingston after a large alligator was spotted in a drainage canal.” –

“Family members said Sunday the Metairie man who was shot in the Orlando nightclub massacre is slowly improving.” –

“Walking across the Baton Rouge Community College campus on a recent Tuesday, Jaylin Davis didn’t know he was about to stumble upon some incredibly good news: He’s likely to get no-cost health care coverage starting in July — thanks to Louisiana’s decision to expand Medicaid.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies on Saturday arrested a man accused of slapping his grandmother during an argument, then pointing kitchen knives at another person who stepped in to protect the woman.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

The Confederate flag has been a topic of discussion nationwide, particularly after last year’s Charleston church shooting. The topic is once again being revisited, but in a very different way.” –

“After five months of nonstop fiscal fights, state lawmakers have finally gone home — hopefully for the rest of the year — leaving behind a slew of new taxes and millions in budget cuts. That’s about the worst possible outcome, but it should surprise no one.” – Best of New Orleans

“Gov. John Bel Edwards opened the second special legislative session of 2016 three weeks ago by warning lawmakers they needed to raise $600 million more in taxes and enact meaningful tax reform.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“While most people consider toys and action figures to be child’s play, two Lafayette entrepreneurs are trying to turn little plastic heroes and villains into a serious business.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Fishing near the rock jetties on Grand Isle in 2013, Rick Garey got a cut on his leg, cleaned it up and went about his business. Five hours later, he got chills and felt nauseated, and the pain in his leg was much greater than the small cut he got in the water earlier.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

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