| Political Talk|| The "nuclear" stance. Isn't it a bit hypocritical? - Powerman on 12/3/13 at 9:03 am|
I constantly hear about the horrors of someone like Iran possessing nuclear weapons. Nukes for most countries are just a deterrent.
Then of course the argument is that you never know what these "rogue" countries will do with nukes. No one has a problem with the U.S. having them and we're the on...
| Tiger Rant|| Where does Mett rank among the all time great LSU QBs? - Powerman on 12/1/13 at 4:05 pm|
Clearly he is the best since JR and arguably better than JR was IMO
His only poor outing was against Ole Miss this year. Even in the losses to Bama and UGA he played very well.
It might be a decade before we see another QB that good at LSU...
| Gaming Board|| Anyone have any interest in the iBuyPower console? - Powerman on 11/27/13 at 1:49 pm|
Presumably if anyone is aware of this upcoming product it would be the people here.
U[quote]pdate: The Verge...
| Political Talk|| Some political humor - people on FB thinking onion articles are real - Powerman on 11/26/13 at 2:23 pm|
And I think we've discovered who CptBengal is IRL
| More Sports Board|| Washington area team has 400 pound high school RB - Powerman on 11/19/13 at 12:03 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| Can you get a decent smaller TV for ~200? - Powerman on 11/9/13 at 1:45 pm|
So I bought this tempurpedic mattress a few months back and they sent me a $200 gift certificate to best buy
Anyway, girl I'm seeing wants to get a small TV for her room. I was going to surprise her and get her a TV this weekend. I'm thinking either a 32" or a 37" I'd like to keep it in the 25...
| Tiger Rant|| Has the defense really turned the corner? - Powerman on 10/15/13 at 1:15 pm|
I missed the game this weekend. Obviously a 17-6 win would indicate a huge improvement on defense. Are we that much better or is the UF offense just that bad? ...
| More Sports Board|| How good can Eric Reid be? - Powerman on 10/15/13 at 10:04 am|
Just casually watching the first few games that SF played this year, Eric Reid looks like he has pro bowl potential as a rookie. I think he might actually be better as a pro than he was when he was at LSU....
| Political Talk|| would you be willing to pay for birth control - Powerman on 10/10/13 at 9:21 pm|
For sandra flukes pomeranian. I think it could ise a few condoms. ...
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone an expert on hotel amenities? - Powerman on 10/10/13 at 5:31 pm|
I booked a hotel in Austin that has "a mini bar"
Do they usually have a refrigerator or freezer? Trying to get my list of stuff to pack together today. Was thinking of bringing some beer for the room....
| Tiger Rant|| Was there ever more talent at skill positions on offense at LSU? - Powerman on 10/10/13 at 4:54 pm|
If you defined that as the starting RB, QB, and 2 WRs I think you'd be hard pressed to find more (mature) talent on one team.
I'm sure you could look at some roster and pick a pretty talented bunch but I'd be willing to bet some weren't in their prime yet.
Hill, Mett, Landry, Beckham are all i...
| Political Talk|| For anyone interested in reality: some negative consequences of shut down - Powerman on 10/9/13 at 11:45 am|
It's often repeated on here that the shut down means nothing and that the only things that are shut down are for political theater. I'll acknowledge that perhaps some of the parks being closed is political theater, but not all of this is.
| Political Talk|| Hypothetical - would it be morally wrong for a slave to kill his/her master? - Powerman on 10/8/13 at 4:30 pm|
Why or why not?...
| Political Talk|| The 2500% decrease in premiums - Powerman on 10/8/13 at 3:41 pm|
I've seen people claim here that Obama said something about a 2500% or 3000% decrease in premiums. Does such a quote actually exist?
I know he claimed a 2500 dollar decrease, but I don't recall him ever saying anything about 2500% or 3000%
Can someone help me find the quote if it exists?...
| Political Talk|| Anyone else never watch the news? - Powerman on 10/8/13 at 2:11 pm|
Honestly, I think I may have watched the news 10 times in the last 5 years. It just seems like a very terrible way to receive information.
Most people I know that watch the news frequently are severely misinformed on the most basic of political topics....
| Political Talk|| Why is anyone surprised that the questions were scripted? - Powerman on 10/8/13 at 2:00 pm|
Anytime there is an event like this the questions are always scripted. 100% of the time.
And every time it happens, everyone throws a tantrum about it. As if you didn't already know what was going to happen. :lol:
Doesn't matter who the president is. Obama, Bush, some alternate universe wh...
| Political Talk|| What are some of your favorite political quotes? - Powerman on 10/7/13 at 5:35 pm|
Note: liking the individual quote will not be considered an endorsement of the person who said it, nor their politics.
Here is one I always liked: [quote]It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.[/quote]
| Food and Drink Board|| How do you do the chicken in your gumbo? - Powerman on 10/4/13 at 4:56 pm|
The last one I made I did a whole chicken and used that to make a stock also. Well as it turns out I already have stock so no need for that. I'm making one this weekend and can't decide how I want to do the chicken.
I was thinking just chicken thighs in the oven and then debone and throw the me...
| Political Talk|| Sadly, not an onion headline. - Powerman on 10/2/13 at 2:44 pm|
[link=(http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/10/some-americans-say-they-support-the-affordable-care-act-but-not-obamacare/280165/)]Some Americans say they Support ACA but not Obamacare[/link]
But thankfully it was inspired by some comedy as it was just interviews from people from the Jim...
| Political Talk|| Hypothetical about shut down during Bush admin - Powerman on 10/2/13 at 11:56 am|
[quote] Let's suppose it's the fall of 2005. Suppose George W. Bush has been reelected, as he was in real life. Let's suppose, also as in reality, the Senate remained in ...
| Political Talk|| For people happy about the govt shut down: Could hurt housing recovery - Powerman on 10/2/13 at 10:40 am|
[quote]A U.S. government shutdown will immediately slow approval of thousands of mortgages. If it lasts more than a week, it threatens housing and the broader economic recovery.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| 2 questions:1. Who is to blame for shut down. 2. Is the shut down good? - Powerman on 10/1/13 at 3:42 pm|
I'll hang up now...
| Political Talk|| Chris Matthews calls Cruz "brilliant" and says "Obama has met his match" - Powerman on 10/1/13 at 10:54 am|
I don't know that I ever expected Matthews to say such a thing. Certainly he does not agree with Cruz here (at least that would be a safe assumption) but it's interesting that he is willing to shower him with praise....
| Food and Drink Board|| Los Angeles Eats - Powerman on 9/28/13 at 1:11 pm|
So I'm trying to help my folks plan a trip to Southern CA and they're going to be in Los Angeles area for a couple of days. They asked me my opinion since I lived there about a year but I was in the South Bay area and only actually dined in L.A. a handful of times.
Any can't miss places? Price ...
| Political Talk|| Self identified libertarians on the board: where do you stand on immigration? - Powerman on 9/27/13 at 12:55 pm|
I see a lot of people here fashion themselves as libertarians.
Libertarians have a much more open border policy than what is typified on this board.
Is this the one area where the self identified libertarians are out of step with the ideology? Or do we have some open border libertarians here?...
| Political Talk|| The most foolish display of pandering by republicans ever? - Powerman on 9/27/13 at 11:09 am|
I was reminded the other day of when during the debates the republicans were asked if they would take a 10:1 spending decrease to tax increase ratio and every one of the nominees said they wouldn't take that deal.
I think at that point most reasonable people knew that there were no leaders on the...
| Food and Drink Board|| Chicken and Cous Cous - budget meal - Powerman on 9/27/13 at 9:30 am|
So I didn't know what to make last night so I just thew this together.
Just some chicken legs that I browned in some clarified butter then finished in the oven with a little white wine and chicken stock as braising liquid.
I topped with some roasted veggies and served over cous cous. Not bad....
| Political Talk|| Military Cuts Still off limits around here? - Powerman on 9/26/13 at 5:42 pm|
I think we could probably slash military expenditures by 15% or more and still be fine in that regard.
Would the resident deficit hawks be in favor of such a proposal?...
| Political Talk|| New Orleans PD to begin wearing cameras on their uniforms - Powerman on 9/26/13 at 1:58 pm|
[quote]New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says his office is buying hundreds of cameras for officers to wear on their uniforms beginning as soon as late this year.[/quote]
Probably a good thing for both police a...
| Political Talk|| Things Americans believe (from Buzzfeed) - Powerman on 9/25/13 at 9:07 am|
A few embarrassing notes:
[quote]18% believe the sun revolves around the earth[/quote]
[quote]21% believe in witches[/quote]
[quote]39% believe in evolution[/quote]