| Political Talk|| Obama to order expansion of overtime pay for millions of workers - Homesick Tiger on 3/12/14 at 7:20 am|
This could get ugly.
[quote]President Obama, flexing his executive authority once again, plans to order the Labor Department to expand overtime pay requirements to include millions more workers -- in a move likely to rankle the business community.
The president plans to make the announcement ...
| Political Talk|| Young vs Old - new political machines? - Homesick Tiger on 3/11/14 at 8:06 am|
We all complain about the two party system when it comes to politics. We have factions in both parties that help or hinder their candidates being elected and we still end up with the same results, good or bad, and basically do the same thing over and over each election.
My question - say over the...
| Political Talk|| Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen factory reject United Auto Workers union - Homesick Tiger on 2/15/14 at 1:53 am|
[quote]CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted against union representation, a devastating loss that derails the United Auto Workers union's effort to organize Southern factories.
The 712-626 vote released late Friday stunned many labor experts who expected a...
| O-T Lounge|| A rose isn't a rose anymore - Homesick Tiger on 2/11/14 at 9:02 am|
It's a piece of damn gold. Just ordered a dozen for the little lady and with delivery charge - $101. :wtf: :ahh: :banghead:
But she's worth it. :lol:...
| Political Talk|| The Olympics. On a short leash? - Homesick Tiger on 2/6/14 at 10:42 am|
Just wondering if any of you think the Olympics could be a thing of the past in another 10-12 years from now. With all the cost involved with construction and security, I don't see how any country would want to go to the trouble of putting it on.
Do you think there will be no, little or major vio...
| Political Talk|| Benghazi and NDA - Homesick Tiger on 11/15/13 at 7:04 am|
Don't have a link yet but I heard Steven Hayes say on FOX this morning that a non-disclosure agreement was enforced on survivors the day of the memorial services for the four dead Americans. Hayes is a straight shooter imo so hopefully there will be an article later that can be posted....
| Political Talk|| Obama and Hillary - flavors of the decade? - Homesick Tiger on 11/14/13 at 7:43 am|
A lot has been said about the lack of electable candidates from the right side of the aisle. Opinions are varied with little conclusions of a lead dog in the hunt.
My question, if not for the gimmick candidates on the left just who in the heck would emerge from the left, other than hollywood cand...
| Political Talk|| 2016 - 1. Hillary-No Obamacare 2. Republican-Obamacare - Homesick Tiger on 11/13/13 at 2:16 pm|
[b]If[/b], this is your only option.
I'd have to swallow my pride and vote for her....
| O-T Lounge|| The crossover from being young to turning old - Homesick Tiger on 11/6/13 at 1:50 pm|
We've all beat this horse to death trying to figure out the answer. As my wife and I were talking last night it hit me.
It's all about planning a long trip in a car.
Think about it. ...
| Political Talk|| ObamaCare price hikes hit 'red states' hardest - Homesick Tiger on 11/5/13 at 2:53 pm|
And the hits just keep acoming.
[quote]Experiencing sticker-shock at the price of insurance on ObamaCare exchanges?
That's more likely if you live in a "red state" that didn't vote for Obama, according to price data compiled by the Heritage Foundation. In red states, premiums for 27-year-olds ...
| Political Talk|| Families will starve with SNAP cuts - Homesick Tiger on 11/1/13 at 6:20 am|
No I don't have a link. I'm just trying to imagine the headline from the dems/libs sometime today when the cuts kick in. Here is one quote from a FOX News article that will really give them fuel for their fire.
[quote]The move to cut back benefits will be the first wide-scale change to the progr...
| Political Talk|| Ezra Kein's column today on Obamacare - warning to liberals - Homesick Tiger on 10/25/13 at 1:02 pm|
A little long but worth it.
[quote]Sorry liberals, Obamacare’s problems go much deeper than the Web site[/quote]
| Political Talk|| What happened to the upfront fines - Homesick Tiger on 10/25/13 at 10:43 am|
Supposedly when all this crap went down back in '09 I was under the assumption that any business that dropped their employee's insurance would have to pay something like a 7% cash up front fine. Haven't heard anything of this lately. Anyone else have a recollection of this?...
| Political Talk|| MSNBC calls for investigation of Megyn Kelly’s amazing ratings, - Homesick Tiger on 10/20/13 at 9:21 am|
learns they are for real.
[quote]"The Kelly File" jumped 116 percent in the key 25-54 demographic to 623K viewers, beating MSNBC’s "The Rachel Maddow Show." Kelly's show also grew 34 percent in total viewers, rising to almost 2.8 million.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| Doctors of the PTB - discounts? - Homesick Tiger on 10/13/13 at 10:26 am|
Just wondering if any of you are willing to give some sort of discounts to cash paying customers? What would the discount be if I paid with cash or check, if any. Seems to me that people who are willing to do so with their bill would be saving you guys some paperwork and office time.
I let a dent...
| Political Talk|| FEMA approves aid for Texas fertilizer plant blast - Homesick Tiger on 8/3/13 at 9:38 am|
[quote]Federal officials have approved additional funding for the town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in April, according to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, MyFoxDFW.com reported.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision to approve the application Texas filed on behalf of the ...
| Political Talk|| Miss. law requires blood from some teen moms - Homesick Tiger on 8/2/13 at 12:39 pm|
This is going to raise holey hell:
[quote]JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If a girl younger than 16 gives birth and won't name the father, a new Mississippi law — likely the first of its kind in the country — says authorities must collect umbilical cord blood and run DNA tests to prove paternity as a step ...
| Political Talk|| Reverands Al, Jesse, NAACP and 101 protests - Homesick Tiger on 7/23/13 at 8:11 am|
I find it commendable that those listed above were able to pull off 101 nationwide peaceful protests in a matter of seven days. Fast work and fast action to get that ball rolling.
My question to them and those that partook and supported the protests - why haven't you all gone to the trouble to se...
| Political Talk|| Is the Obama Administration elitist? - Homesick Tiger on 7/19/13 at 7:15 am|
From the National Journal. Some interesting numbers in the link.
[quote]More Top Obama Officials Have Graduate Degrees From Oxford Than Any Public University in the United States
The 250 administration officials National Journal has selected as its 2013 "Decision Makers" are an elite group. Th...
| Political Talk|| Color designation confusing to me - Homesick Tiger on 7/17/13 at 6:44 am|
Was watching CNN earlier this morning. AC 360 clip was on about the interview of juror # whatever. At the end of that interview Cooper had a panel on to discuss the interview. All five people on stage, includes Cooper, are now saying "brown and black people" blah blah blah. I guess now brown and bla...
| Political Talk|| Janet Napolitano to resign as head of Homeland Security - Homesick Tiger on 7/12/13 at 9:16 am|
Just out on FOX News. No articles yet.
Here's all I got on an article from FOX.
[quote]Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano plans to resign as early as Friday, an administration official told Fox News.
She is planning to take a chancellor position in the university system in Califo...
| Political Talk|| Texas 20 week abortion law - Homesick Tiger on 7/10/13 at 9:56 am|
I've never had the privilege of bearing my own offspring. The 20 week debate between a pro and a con was just on FOX. I googled "picture of 20 week old fetus.
This is one of the pictures:
Here are more: [lin...
| Political Talk|| IRS chief moves to cancel $70M in bonuses - Homesick Tiger on 7/10/13 at 7:42 am|
Thank you Republicans for your bitching and griping. Sometimes it does pay off.
[quote]Citing budget cuts, the Internal Revenue Service is canceling this year's employee bonuses for managers and is working to cancel bonuses for union workers, the agency announced Tuesday.
| O-T Lounge|| Atchafalaya Swamp: USA - Homesick Tiger on 7/9/13 at 8:11 am|
For you La. buffs this is a special coming on at 8 pm tonight on the Animal Planet. Believe I'll watch it....
| Political Talk|| Bin Laden raid files reportedly purged from Pentagon computers - Homesick Tiger on 7/8/13 at 9:26 am|
[b]sent to CIA[/b]
Something else to chew on this morning, AP article.
[quote]The nation's top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Usama bin Laden's hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more ...
| Political Talk|| Chicago Teachers Union president spews racial hate speech - Homesick Tiger on 7/4/13 at 2:18 pm|
[b]ignores truth about minority parents[/b]
Juan Williams article a couple of days ago.
[quote]As the school year ends one of the year’s most powerful lessons in racial hate speech comes from Chicago Teachers’ Union President Karen Lewis.
“Rich white people,” she proclaimed in a speech two ...
| Political Talk|| California lawmakers pass bill to allow transgender students to pick - Homesick Tiger on 7/4/13 at 8:07 am|
which restrooms they use.
The following is the whole article from AP:
[quote]SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require California's public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they jo...
| Political Talk|| Patriotism - have you ever found it or lost it - Homesick Tiger on 7/3/13 at 8:18 pm|
I'm talking about a deep seated patriotism that you would either get defensive about or have the attitude of not really caring about it.
My awakening was about eight years ago with my father-in-law. He was a POW in Korea for 38 months. The horror stories he related would chill your spine. My wife...
| O-T Lounge|| For males only - Homesick Tiger on 7/3/13 at 12:15 pm|
The age old question of "how do you know when you're getting old" has finally been answered - by me. For all you young bucks out there, laugh at the question and/or answer all you want. I know I use to.
Here goes. How do you know when you've gotten old?. When you shave your ears more often than y...
| Political Talk|| North Carolina first state to cut long-term jobless benefits - Homesick Tiger on 7/1/13 at 1:39 pm|
[quote]Outraged over reductions in unemployment benefits that took effect over the weekend, civil rights leaders vowed to organize a ninth "Moral Monday" protest outside the North Carolina legislature late Monday afternoon.
North Carolina is the first state to cut off a federal unemployment com...