| Political Talk|| Rob Ford, crack-smoking mayor of Toronto, becomes Internet's latest sensation - Decatur on 5/17/13 at 2:27 pm|
[quote]Rob Ford, Toronto's conservative mayor, is a wild lunatic given to making bizarre racist pronouncements and randomly slapping refrigerator magnets on cars. One reason for this is that he smokes crack cocaine. I know this because I watched him do it, on a videotape. He was fricking hiiiiigh. It...
| Political Talk|| American Mustache Institute takes on Eric Holder haters - Decatur on 5/17/13 at 12:42 pm|
[quote]It’s been a rough week for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington.
If it isn’t the Internal Revenue Service targeting right wing groups, it’s the phone records of the Associated Press. But, he is used to these immensely discriminatory challenges, having been a minority for much of...
| Political Talk|| Former NSC spox Tommy Vietor goes on the record re: Benghazi talking points - Decatur on 5/15/13 at 4:15 pm|
[quote]It comes from Tommy Vietor, who recently stepped down as the spokesman for the National Security Council. He was intimately involved in coordinating the interagency debate over what to say publicly about the attacks, and he was one of the officials on the email chain that has now attracted so...
| Political Talk|| Amb. Tom Pickering and Adm. Mike Mullen seek to testify publicly on Benghazi - Decatur on 5/14/13 at 7:25 pm|
[quote]WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the panel that independently reviewed the attack last year in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans have agreed to testify publicly before Congress to counter what they consider unfounded criticism of their work.
In a letter to the House Oversight an...
| Political Talk|| CNN: White House email contradicts Benghazi leaks - Decatur on 5/14/13 at 12:27 pm|
[quote]CNN's Jake Tapper reports:
CNN has obtained an email sent by a top aide of President Barack Obama, in which the aide discusses the Obama administration reaction to the attack on the U.S. posts in Benghazi, Libya. The actual email differs from how sources characterized it to two different m...
| Political Talk|| Explain to me the difference between "terrorist act" and "act of terror" - Decatur on 5/14/13 at 9:13 am|
If you offer anything other than your own opinion, please provide citation
| Political Talk|| PPP: Voters trust Clinton over GOP on Benghazi - Decatur on 5/13/13 at 10:55 am|
[quote]PPP's newest national poll finds that Republicans aren't getting much traction with their focus on Benghazi over the last week. Voters trust Hillary Clinton over Congressional Republicans on the issue of Benghazi by a 49/39 margin and Clinton's +8 net favorability rating at 52/44 is identical...
| Movie/TV Board|| Upstream Color (new film by Primer actor and director Shane Carruth) - Decatur on 5/11/13 at 4:40 pm|
Saw it the other night and WTF...this is closer to Tree of Life than it is to Primer. I actually liked Tree of Life mostly but this film is doesn't even measure up to Tree of Life. Some very weird shite goes on and it's pretty hard to make sense of what is happening. Yes it is intriguing but I do...
| Political Talk|| NRCC fundraising off of Benghazi "cover up" - Decatur on 5/10/13 at 5:07 pm|
More politicization of a national tragedy :casty:...
| Political Talk|| Texas opening criminal investigation into fertilizer explosion - Decatur on 5/10/13 at 10:44 am|
[quote]Vaughn Sterling ?@vplus 3m
CNN JUST IN - Texas is opening a criminal investigation into the fertilizer explosion in West, Texas[/quote]
[quote]A West paramedic was arrested early Friday morning on a charge of possession of a destructive device.
Bryce Reed, 31, was arrested around 2 a....
| Political Talk|| Should persons on FBI Terrorist Watch Lists be allowed to purchase firearms? - Decatur on 5/2/13 at 2:11 pm|
Yay or nay...
| Political Talk|| PPP: Landrieu gun vote could help in 2014 - Decatur on 5/2/13 at 11:22 am|
[quote]In Louisiana 72% of voters say they favor background checks to only 20% who are opposed. There is strong bipartisan backing with Democrats (81/13), independents (73/20), and Republicans (61/29) all expressing at least 2:1 support. 45% of voters in the state say they're now more likely to supp...
| Political Talk|| Rep. Issa: Christianity's Roots Would Justify US Mission in Syria - Decatur on 5/1/13 at 11:50 am|
[quote]WASHINGTON — A senior US congressman says Christianity’s roots in the Middle East would justify a decision by President Barack Obama to intervene in Syria’s bloody civil war.
The Obama administration says it is seeking definitive evidence whether Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad ordered sever...
| Political Talk|| BPD: Three additional suspects taken into custody in Marathon bombing case - Decatur on 5/1/13 at 10:20 am|
[quote]Boston Police Dept. ?@Boston_Police 12m
Three additional suspects taken into custody in Marathon bombing case. Details to follow.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| Ricin attack on US Senate; letter intercepted - Decatur on 4/16/13 at 5:20 pm|
[quote]Vaughn Sterling/CNN ?@vplus 2m
CNN: POSSIBLE RICIN-TAINTED LETTER ADDRESSED TO A U.S. SENATE OFFICE INTERCEPTED AT US CAPITOL. DANA BASH ON CNN WITH DETAILS IN 60 SEC[/quote]
CNN say presence of ricin confirmed
Edit: CNN now says letter tested positive for ricin in 1 ...
| Political Talk|| Polls show overwhelming support for enhanced background checks - Decatur on 4/15/13 at 12:08 pm|
[quote]CNN/ORC Poll. April 5-7, 2013. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.
"Some proposals would require a background check on anyone attempting to purchase a gun in order to determine whether the prospective buyer has been convicted of a felony or has a mental health problem. Please ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Happy Grilled Cheese Day! - Decatur on 4/12/13 at 12:47 pm|
| Political Talk|| State bill seeks to ban access to social networks while operating vehicle - Decatur on 4/10/13 at 2:06 pm|
[quote]Motorists could be fined for tweeting as they drive, according to a bill approved by the Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday. Senate Bill 147, by Sen. Dale Erdey, would impose the same fines on drivers caught using social networking sites as are now in place for those texting behind the...
| Political Talk|| Caption this pic: Putin confronted by protester edition - Decatur on 4/8/13 at 4:02 pm|
| Political Talk|| Jindal tax shift plan dead on arrival? - Decatur on 4/3/13 at 10:38 am|
Anyone know why the hearing in front on the Ways and Means Committee was cancelled?...
| Political Talk|| N.O. judge releases videos of drug use and gun possession by O.P.P. inmates - Decatur on 4/2/13 at 2:21 pm|
[quote]NEW ORLEANS —U.S. District Judge Lance Africk released controversial videos Tuesday showing gambling and the use of illegal drugs and a gun at the Orleans Parish Prison.
The videos were shown Tuesday as part of the hearings over a consent decree at the jail.
In the video posted above, i...
| Political Talk|| This board is literally filled with homos - Decatur on 3/31/13 at 9:52 am|
Happy Easter Chavez Day!!!
| Political Talk|| The numbers prove it: The GOP is estranged from America - Decatur on 3/23/13 at 11:23 am|
[quote]The Republican Party’s ratings now stand at a 20-year low, with just 33 percent of the public holding a favorable view of the party and 58 percent judging it unfavorably, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Although the Democrats are better regarded (47 percent favorable and 46 ...
| Political Talk|| Jindal tax plan could cost $650 million in revenue to the state - Decatur on 3/21/13 at 10:00 pm|
[quote]Louisiana could lose between $500 million and $650 million in revenue from Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to swap sales tax for the state's income tax, according to an early analysis of the proposal released by the Public Affairs Research Council on Thursday. The report from the non-partisan Baton ...
| Political Talk|| Guccifer hack reveals Blumenthal emails to Clinton re: Benghazi - Decatur on 3/20/13 at 12:04 pm|
[quote]“A senior security officer told [interim Libyan President Mohammed Yussef] el Magariaf that the attacks on that day were [b]inspired by what many devout Libyans viewed as a sacrilegious internet video on the prophet Mohammed originating in America[/b],” the memo reads. “The Libya attacks were...
| Political Talk|| Jindal admin should release all of its info & analysis of tax swap plan - Decatur on 3/19/13 at 8:04 pm|
So the public can evaluate this matter for themselves before the matter is considered by the lege
Let's just go ahead and put all the cards on the table...
| Political Talk|| What is the Libertarian position on abortion? - Decatur on 3/17/13 at 12:08 pm|
I'll hang up and listen...
| Political Talk|| Reuters online editor Matthews Keys indicted for conspiring with Anonymous - Decatur on 3/14/13 at 7:01 pm|
Holy crap! :wha:
[quote]Matthew Keys, a deputy social media editor at Thomson Reuters, has been charged in a federal indictment for allegedly conspiring with members of the hacker group “Anonymous” to hack into the Los Angeles Times, the Justice Department announced today.
Keys, a former we...
| Political Talk|| Ed Schultz show getting moved to weekend time slot - Decatur on 3/13/13 at 8:26 pm|
[quote]MSNBC’s “The Ed Show,” hosted by Ed Schultz, will move to weekend evenings next month. The announcement was made by Ed Schultz on his broadcast this evening. “The Ed Show” will air live on MSNBC from 5-7 pm on Saturdays and Sundays beginning in April. More details of Ed’s new weekend program ...
| Political Talk|| Gene "The Terminator" Sperling doing Reddit AMA at 1pm Central - Decatur on 3/13/13 at 12:07 pm|