The Low Popahirum, October 25, 2016


“In a piece exploring AT&T’s pending $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, top media journalist and author Michael Wolff floats an interesting theory: namely, that if either former News Corp. COO Peter Chernin or current CNN chief Jeff Zucker don’t replace outgoing Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, Zucker could be tapped by Rupert Murdoch’s sons to replace Roger Ailes atop Fox News.” – Breitbart

“A man dubbed a ‘sexual predator’ has been banned from going into pubs after 9pm or having having sex without informing the police.” – Telegraph.Co.UK

“A liberal activist and organizer coordinated with reporters from the conservative news site Breitbart during the primaries to cover his disruptions of events for candidates such as Sen. Marco Rubio.” – Politico

There are some pretty silly laws on the UK’s statute books. But the Court of Appeal in Belfast has today confirmed one that might be the silliest of the lot: if you’re a gay man, you’re now legally entitled to force a devout Christian to bake you a cake.” – Telegraph.Co.UK

“With two weeks until Election Day, Mike Pence has squared up his message for Republicans: ‘Come home.‘” – NBC News

“This election might have you praying for a swift death, or indeed the destruction of all life on Earth. I get that. I really, really get that. The campaign drives me insane, too. And when it does, I’ve found something to restore my sanity. I pray.” –

“While a doctoral student at Princeton University in 1957, studying under a founder of theoretical computer science, Raymond Smullyan would occasionally visit New York City. On one of these visits, he met a ‘very charming lady musician’ and, on their first date, Smullyan, an incorrigible flirt, proceeded very logically—and sneakily.” – Nautil.US

“Soon after seizing power in 1979, Iran’s new Islamist regime set about transforming the country’s identity by staging a ‘cultural revolution.’ Followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini temporarily closed the universities, purged thousands of ideologically suspect faculty and students and rewrote the curriculum wholesale.” –

There was a time when ticket splitting was common. Voters would support one party’s candidate for president and the other’s for Congress. At its peak in 1972, ticket splitters represented 30 percent of voters, reports political scientist Alan Abramowitz of Emory University. Since then, the practice has gone into eclipse. In 2012, only 11 percent of the electorate were ticket splitters.” –

“The right-wing news site Breitbart, which has long been a safe haven for Donald Trump, teamed up with a liberal activist during the Republican primaries to take down candidates like Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas), according to a new report.” – The Blaze


Voters should expect long lines as early voting begins Tuesday morning in Louisiana.” –

“A former grand wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan has garnered enough public support to qualify for a political debate at a historically black college in Louisiana.” –

An effort to change the process in which an elected official is recalled in Louisiana is gaining steam due to Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni’s sexting scandal. A petition to recall Yenni is making the rounds, but Covington Representative Paul Hollis says gathering all of the required signatures has proven to be difficult in the past.” –

“LSU athletic director Joe Alleva, Board of Supervisors athletic committee chairman Blake Chatelain and team spokesman Michael Bonnette were among a trio of university officials fuming behind the scenes as the SEC considered how to handle LSU vs. Florida as Hurricane Matthew approached.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

The Coast Guard rescued an injured man from a boat on Monday.” –

These last few weeks and months have been very busy for newly-crowned Miss Louisiana Bethany Trahan and her family.” – American Press

“As early voting begins this week and the Nov. 8 Election Day approaches, voters must decide among two dozen candidates running to replace retiring Sen. David Vitter, R-La. To help with that process, | The Times-Picayune has distilled some of the positions and viewpoints of the top candidates on topics raised along the campaign trail.” –

After a gushing initial response, Amy Schumer‘s recent parody of Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ has been blasted by African Americans, feminists and social media users for its appropriation of black culture.” – The Wrap

“Oklahoma and at least two other states said Friday that they have denied efforts by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the election, requests the U.S. State Department’s spokesman dismissed as ‘nothing more than a PR stunt.’” –

“In addition to voting for a new American president, U.S. Senator and local congressman, Louisiana residents are also going to be asked to weigh six state constitutional amendments on their Nov. 8th ballot. Some of the amendments coming up for a vote will have a real-world impact on households –– including a change in how public college tuition rates get set.” –



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