The Low Popahiurm, July 22, 2016


Hillary Clinton appears poised to fulfill the Hippocratic oath for vice presidential nominees: First, do no harm.” – Politico

“Just over a year after Donald J. Trump descended his iconic escalator in Manhattan to announce he was joining a packed field of political veterans seeking the Republican nomination for president, the New York billionaire completed an astonishing and historic political ascent Thursday night in Cleveland, officially claiming his party’s nomination — and declaring to struggling Americans, ‘I am your voice.'” – Fox News

“For Tim Hagan, who’s been on top of Democratic Party politics in Cuyahoga County for more than four decades, Donald Trump’s strength among white working-class voters is no abstraction, nor a new phenomenon. He watched them flock to Richard Nixon’s re-election in 1972 over issues like patriotism, busing and welfare. He saw them help give Ronald Reagan a 10-point win in Ohio in 1980 and a 19-point landslide in 1984. He saw Democratic majorities in Cuyahoga County trumped by just enough votes among white, working-class voters in 2004 to give President George W. Bush the state—and therefore the White House. Barack Obama’s stronger showings—68 percent in 2008 and 69 percent in 1012, the best showing since LBJ in 1964—helped give him the margins to carry Ohio twice.” – Politico

“It’s a testament to what a topsy-turvy year this is that Ted Cruz — Ted Cruz! — did the most honorable thing I can recall any Republican having done in months.” – The Week

Cruz’s speech could have been ‘career ending,’ he told the crowd.” – Politico

“When Russian aircraft bombed a remote garrison in southeastern Syria last month, alarm bells sounded at the Pentagon and the Ministry of Defense in London.” –

The Republican Party nominated Donald Trump as its candidate for president of the United States – and I responded by ending my 44-year GOP membership.” –

“As Donald Trump wrapped up the GOP Convention Thursday night by accepting the Republican Party’s nomination for president, pollster Frank Luntz offered one huge prediction.” – The Blaze

Donald Trump promised to put on a show here this week with lots of ‘winners’ as the headliners.” – The Hill

“Before the balloons fell and the celebration began, Donald Trump painted a dark picture of the state of America as he formally accepted the nomination to be the Republican presidential nominee.” – The Blaze


High temperatures and even higher heat indices are not uncommon in Louisiana during July. The extremely high temperatures and excessively high indices over the past few days have state officials issuing advisories and urging caution for residents who have to be out in the heat.” –

“A team of scientists and community experts have released key recommendations to maintain and build land in coastal Louisiana.” –

Deputy Bruce Simmons was released from the hospital after being wounded during Sunday’s ambush shooting.” –

A snowball stand owner is facing multiple counts surrounding alleged sexual behavior with underage employees, according to the Mandeville Police Department.” –

Dime-store philosophy says that if you love something, you should set it free. If it comes back to you, it is yours. If it doesn’t, it never was.” –

Troy Brown, the state senator from Geismar, will be suspended from the four Senate committees he serves on after his second domestic abuse arrest on Sunday, said Louisiana Senate President John Alario.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Brazilian researchers said Thursday that they have found that another species of mosquito is able to transmit the Zika virus to humans.” –

“A video that appears to depict Gavin Long foreshadowing some sort of attack months before the 29-year-old shot six law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday is being investigated by the Louisiana State Police.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

On Tuesday night, I spoke with RNC committee woman and delegate Ashley Ryan from Maine.  Ashley told me she was strong-armed by RNC paid staffers who tried to intimidate her when she tried to pursue a roll call vote during the chaos on Monday.  Here is what she had to say:” – Red State

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will be in attendance at all three officer funerals scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Monday, according to spokesman Richard Carbo.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

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