| Political Talk|| Retaliation: EBR metro council propose end to hiring from outside city - dewster on 12/11/13 at 9:12 pm|
[b]Baton Rouge Metro Council members propose not hiring anyone from St. George, Baker, Central, Zachary[/b]
Five Baton Rouge Metro Council members are proposing that the ci...
| Political Talk|| Don't Call it "Obamacare" anymore. - Dems rebrand Obamacare - dewster on 11/21/13 at 1:32 pm|
Obamacare Then, Affordable Care Act Now
The term “Obamacare” has largely disappeared from the mouths of Democrats as the president’s health care reform law has gone from a rallying cry to a political gre...
| Outdoor Board|| Chevrolet reveals 2015 Colorado pickup truck - dewster on 11/19/13 at 11:28 pm|
[quote]The standard powertrain is a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine with 193 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. A 3.6-liter, 6-cylinder engine is an option, and the company wil...
| Political Talk|| Obamacare lacks key cost control: Mayo Clinic CEO - dewster on 11/1/13 at 11:56 am|
[b]Mayo CEO: Obamacare lacks key cost control[/b]
Link to right wing blogger: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101162215
Obamacare does nothing to link doctors' fees to their performance and reduce health-care costs, the head of the Mayo Clinic told CNBC on Friday.
"The Affordable Care Act ...
| Political Talk|| delete - dewster on 10/31/13 at 8:40 pm|
delete please. repost....
| Political Talk|| Cupcake store, car repair shop listed as Obamacare signup sites without knowing - dewster on 10/31/13 at 12:23 pm|
Cupcake store, car repair shop listed as Obamacare signup sites
Link to full article: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/23835988/cupcake-store-car-repair-shop-listed-as-obamacare-signup-sites
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Apex Car and Limousine Service fixes bodies, but they belong to cars not pe...
| Political Talk|| Democrats now pushing back against Obama - dewster on 10/31/13 at 11:43 am|
[b]Democrats now pushing back against Obama[/b]
Link to right wing blog:
Just two weeks after President Barack Obama saw his Democratic Party put up an unyielding front against Republicans, his coalition is showing signs of stress.
From health car...
| Political Talk|| How Obamacare will raise your employer sponsored insurance premiums - dewster on 10/31/13 at 8:41 am|
The estimated 149 million Americans under age 65 who get their health insurance through their employers could be the next group to feel the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
Open enrollment for 2014 is about to begin at thousands of companies, and many...
| Political Talk|| Policy cancellations, higher premiums add to frustration over Obamacare - dewster on 10/28/13 at 9:04 am|
(CBS News) Nearly five weeks into the launch of HealthCare.gov, the management expert brought in to turn around the website says its issues are fixable. But it's going to...
| Political Talk|| By-product of oil boom - American shipbuilding rebounds - dewster on 10/25/13 at 11:40 am|
[quote]Made-in-USA shipbuilding finds an unlikely ally
The 820-foot Liberty Bay sits dry-docked in Philadelphia's Aker Shipyard. A massive supertanker destined for the West Coast, the ship is set to launch next week when it will undergo its final outfitting bef...
| Political Talk|| Report: Obama brings chilling effect on journalism - dewster on 10/10/13 at 10:30 am|
[quote]Report: Obama brings chilling effect on journalism
By BRETT ZONGKER
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government's aggressive prosecution of lea...
| Political Talk|| Democrats lose lead in generic congressional ballot - dewster on 10/9/13 at 8:17 pm|
As the federal government shutdown continues without an end in sight, Democrats have lost their lead of the last two weeks and are again running even with Republicans on the Generic Congression...
| Political Talk|| Study says La. voucher program aids desegregation efforts - dewster on 10/3/13 at 10:27 pm|
[quote]Contrary to Justice Department claims, student transfers improve racial integration
The Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP), also known as the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program, provides public funds for l...
| Political Talk|| CNBC: Wall Street wonders if Obama wants a "severe" selloff - dewster on 10/3/13 at 11:28 am|
[quote][b]Wall Street wonders if Obama wants a selloff[/b]
[b]President Barack Obama's best friend could be Wall Street's worst nightmare. [/b]
A little market crisis—not enough to crash the economy into recession but enough to stir public fear that would push ...
| Political Talk|| Three years later, Tea Party group gets IRS tax-exempt status - dewster on 10/2/13 at 4:06 pm|
[quote]Three years later, Tea Party group finally gets IRS tax-exempt OK
One of the groups at the center of the IRS scandal has finally received its tax-exempt status after a three-ye...
| Political Talk|| Boehner mocks Senate for taking Sunday off ahead of shutdown deadline - dewster on 9/30/13 at 1:27 pm|
Boehner mocks senate for taking Sunday off
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday morning blasted Senate Democrats for not working on Sunday, even as they continued to warn about the dire th...
| Political Talk|| CNN's Hillary Clinton film scrapped as director blames lack of co-operation - dewster on 9/30/13 at 9:57 am|
[quote]Charles Ferguson says he was met with a [b]wall of silence[/b] from more than a hundred people who refused to be interviewed
The Oscar-winning film director Charles Ferguson has cancelled his CNN doc...
| Political Talk|| ...the reason the WH and Senate won't agree to compromise - dewster on 9/29/13 at 3:49 pm|
A second bipartisan bill that protects the full faith and credit of the US government passed the house [link=(http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/28/20732222-shutdown-nears-as-house-passes-funding-bill-that-delays-obamacare?lite
The senate will not vote on...
| Political Talk|| UAW charged with misleading and coercing workers at VW's Tennessee plant - dewster on 9/28/13 at 8:59 am|
[quote]UAW misled us, Chattanooga VW workers tell NLRB
Eight Chattanooga Volkswagen workers have filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board saying they were misled or coerced int...
| O-T Lounge|| 'Blind Side' biological mother charged with DUI - dewster on 9/27/13 at 2:04 pm|
[quote]'Blind Side' biological mother charged with DUI
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/sep/27/ohers-biological-mother-charged-with-dui/The biological mother of Michael Oher, subject of the bestselling book “The Blind Side” and the subsequent movie, was arrested Thursday and charged with...
| Political Talk|| Why is gridlock in congress always blamed on republicans - dewster on 9/26/13 at 6:06 pm|
Why do republicans in the house always get blamed for gridlock?
Why were former presidents able to work with both parties in congress but this one isn't?
Do Democrats wonder at all if maybe...just maybe....some of these disagreements involve democrats that refuse to give an inch?
| Political Talk|| Detroit spent billions extra from pensions - dewster on 9/26/13 at 1:25 pm|
Detroit spent billions extra from pensions
[link=(http://www.cnbc.com/id/101064165)]Click here for full article[/link]
Detroit's municipal pension fund made payments for decades to retirees, active workers and others above and beyond normal benefits, costing the struggling city bill...
| Political Talk|| Barack Obama is political king of the fake Twitter followers - 19.5 million - dewster on 9/25/13 at 9:38 am|
[quote]Barack Obama is political king of the fake Twitter followers, with more than 19.5 million
Barack Obama is political king of the fake Twitter followers, with more than 19.5 MILLION online fans ...
| O-T Lounge|| Shell Announces Selection of Ascension Parish for a $12.5 billion plant - dewster on 9/24/13 at 3:10 pm|
BATON ROUGE — Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Shell announced the selection of Ascension Parish as the location for a potential natural gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility. According to the terms of an incent...
| Political Talk|| US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet - dewster on 9/5/13 at 7:05 pm|
[quote][b]US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet[/b]
James Ball, Julian Borger and Glenn Greenwald
The Guardian, Thursday 5 September 2013 15.00 EDT
Full article: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-gchq-encryption-codes-security
N[b]SA and GCHQ un...
| Political Talk|| GOP Dreads Prospect of New UAW Foothold in South - dewster on 9/5/13 at 1:22 pm|
[quote]GOP Dreads Prospect of New UAW Foothold in South
ERIK SCHELZIG - Associated Press
Full article: http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2013/sep/5/gop-dreads-prospect-of-new-uaw-foothold-in-south/
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The prospect of the United Auto Workers gaining a new foothold at Vo...
| Political Talk|| Obama's Economic Recovery only for the top 5% of Americans - dewster on 8/26/13 at 2:10 pm|
By: Jeff Cox | Senior Writer
Full article at link: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100987924
[quote]How strong the economic recovery has been since the Great Recession ended in 2009 probably depends on viewpoint. For those in the top 5 percent, the recovery has been pretty good.
As for the ot...
| Money Talk|| GM's former CEO blasts automaker's old ways - dewster on 8/21/13 at 11:17 am|
[quote]Car and Driver asked Whitacre, "You told management, 'This is the direction we're going, [and] that's not a request for a show of hands.' Did they think you were being heavy-handed?"
Whitacre: "Oh, I'm sure they did. One guy at our Monday meeting ...
| O-T Lounge|| Driver facing 5 counts of negligent homicide in 2011 "road rage" crash in BR - dewster on 8/8/13 at 9:37 am|
I had no idea this was already to trial. You may recall the horrible crash on I-10 in Baton Rouge involving a family from Ascension Parish.
[quote]A volunteer firefighter testified Wednesday he heard screams coming f...
| Money Talk|| Tuscaloosa Marine Shale oil well sets record (for TMS) - 1540 - dewster on 8/7/13 at 9:02 am|
Tuscaloosa Marine Shale oil well sets record (for TMS)
Full article at link:
[quote]Goodrich Petroleum Corp.’s Encana Anderson 17-2 well has set a record in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, averaging the equivalent of 1,540 barr...