| Political Talk|| Government regulation suppressing freedom of speech? - martiansgohome on 7/6/14 at 8:51 am|
Novel idea, but necessary? And what would be the unintended effects?
| Political Talk|| Show Us the Drone Memos - martiansgohome on 5/11/14 at 10:40 pm|
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/12/opinion/show-us-the-drone-memos.html?_r=0)]Rand Paul OPED[/link]
[quote]I BELIEVE that killing an American citizen without a trial is an extraordinary concept and deserves serious debate. I can’t imagine appointing someone to the federal bench, one level b...
| Political Talk|| Tolerance? - martiansgohome on 4/2/14 at 4:38 am|
I'm ok with letting folks live their lives. But am I close minded in not wanting my sons to turn out gay?
I was just told I shouldn't think like that by somebody who otherwise has solid judgement....
| Food and Drink Board|| Rocky Mountain Straight Whiskey - martiansgohome on 5/5/12 at 9:24 am|
Picked a bottle of Stranahan's up this week instead of my go-to brand of Scotch, The Dalmore. I've been really impressed...I'm not a big fan of bourbon due to the sweetness. This is like Maker'...
| More Sports Board|| Walk Ons in Lafayette - martiansgohome on 12/29/11 at 5:30 pm|
[link=(http://www.raginpagin.com/louisiana/showthread.php?66531-Walk-On-s-Bar-And-Bistro)]Some Cajuns fans are unhappy[/link]
[quote]They don't have to be exclusively UL, but they do have to refrain from thrusting a rival school's colors in my face[/quote]
| SEC Rant|| Gumps desperately clinging to the fact that they are..... - martiansgohome on 11/19/11 at 9:44 am|
the 2nd best team in the country. I wish we could say this is a form of humility on their part, but we all know that is impossible.
Since Bama got their shot, as did Oregon, if we win out any team that plays us could be playing for a share of the championship at best. ...
| Conference Expansion|| rotating SEC Championship Game - martiansgohome on 11/6/11 at 1:12 pm|
With the expansion having pushed the conference westward, Mizzou to the SEC East notwithstanding, isn't it about time we get the championship game played in New Orleans/ Houston every other year?...
| Help Board|| Change my name - martiansgohome on 4/30/11 at 11:07 am|
-My current name is meaningless, and kinda dumb.
-My requested name [b]DirtyPelican[/b] is the name of my homebrew, if my name is changed I'll share.
-I rarely post anymore so nobody will know any different. This will be our little secret.
-I've been in Afghanistan for 10 months so it...
| O-T Lounge|| Where would you live? - martiansgohome on 3/24/11 at 12:05 pm|
If you had to stay for 3 years, where would you go? why?
1. Bamberg, Germany
2. Anchorage, AK
3. O?ahu, Hawai?i
4. Seoul, South Korea...
| O-T Lounge|| October vacation in Europe - martiansgohome on 8/28/10 at 5:32 pm|
My 2 weeks of leave from Afghanistan will in October. Since the Army will send me to Germany and the wife can fly to Europe on Space-A for free, we are planning to spend the time in Europe. We honeymooned in Italy so we'd like to see somewhere else. Her first idea was Paris. Any recommendations ...
| O-T Lounge|| My truck is now ready for September 4th - martiansgohome on 8/14/10 at 2:34 am|
Hopefully the Taliban aren't Tar Heel fans.
| More Sports Board|| Ragin Cajun Hate - martiansgohome on 6/29/10 at 9:34 am|
So I'm staying in a hotel on Jefferson St in Lafayette. Go for a run this morning, checking out downtown, the campus, Girard Park, etc... During the return leg on campus, an old man shouts "That's disgusting and disappointing, you make me sick." I look to see if he is talking to me, and sure enou...
| O-T Lounge|| My dog.... - martiansgohome on 6/27/10 at 9:06 am|
loves to swim. She has jumped right into a couple of oceans, many rivers/bayous, some streams, a bunch of lakes, couple of ponds, and a plethora of ditches. But she will not get into a swimming pool. She goes crazy anytime somebody goes underneath the water, running around the pool whining.
| O-T Lounge|| Help plan my vacation - martiansgohome on 6/22/10 at 9:46 am|
I have finally started my pre-deployment block leave, and in the spirit of a true [i]vacation[/i] I refused to plan anything past the initial trip to the College World Series. I left Colorado this past weekend and am currently enjoying Omaha. The final destination is Hattiesburg and Lafayette...any...
| Money Talk|| Emergency Fund - martiansgohome on 6/21/10 at 1:21 pm|
Is there a consensus on where to park your emergency fund? My savings account only earns 0.65%....
| Money Talk|| Escrow Account Question - martiansgohome on 6/11/10 at 2:57 pm|
I've been out of town most of the past 6 months getting ready to deploy so my wife is handling all of the finances. Well, she received a notice from the county tax office stating our property taxes were 5 months past due. Without calling the mortgage holder (USAA/Mortgage Questions.com) to ask why...
| Food and Drink Board|| Joka Vodka - martiansgohome on 5/12/10 at 9:44 pm|
Good vodka for a good cause. Actually, a very very good vodka....
| O-T Lounge|| Attention Audiophiles - martiansgohome on 1/15/10 at 11:36 am|
Looking for a home theatre system for my condo, something like the Bose 3-2-1 system or a speaker bar w/ wireless sub. I have a flat screen, hi-def dvr and an xbox 360.
| More Sports Board|| WSJ comments on the Big 10 - martiansgohome on 1/1/10 at 10:17 am|
[quote]After flying (or even driving) to California and Florida with their foam fingers, sunscreen and misguided optimism, they pack the local bars, sing the fight song with strangers and have a marvelous time in the days before the big game.
"And then you get the crap kicked out of you," says Br...
| Coaching Changes|| Next Gator coach will be.... - martiansgohome on 12/26/09 at 6:07 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| tankless hot water heaters - martiansgohome on 12/17/09 at 6:54 pm|
Looking at putting one in since I could reclaim a closet by getting rid of the tank, in addition to the energy savings. Anybody have one?...
| Money Talk|| Mortgage holdup - martiansgohome on 11/14/09 at 9:13 am|
My wife and I have credit scores in the 750+ range. Our debt-to-income ratio and debt-to-credit ratio are both great. The loan amount we are applying for is well below what our income could allow for. We are trying to finalize a VA backed loan, with a down payment, through our regular bank.
| Tiger Rant|| Photos of LSU football - martiansgohome on 11/3/09 at 5:49 pm|
Building a nice presentation on the history of LSU football. Please posts any photos (or links to them) that highlight what you think are key moments in Tiger football....
| More Sports Board|| Clemson University - martiansgohome on 10/3/09 at 9:53 pm|
How can these Tigers accept mediocrity (at best) like they do? With their fan base, why does sustained success elude them?...
| Tiger Rant|| Gate guard is an Ole Miss Fan - martiansgohome on 9/25/09 at 7:30 pm|
So one of the gate guards at Ft Sill is a Rebel fan. He usually talks shite as I drive through the gate each morning since I have an LSU plate on the front of my vehicle. I wave and drive on. This morning, he wasn't in a good mood....he "randomly" chose me for inspection this morning. Then again ...
| O-T Lounge|| Dead grass - martiansgohome on 9/20/09 at 9:13 am|
While I was away on a field problem, my wife sprayed Roundup to kill the weeds in our front lawn. That stuff is fantastic for weeds, AND GRASS. What should I use fill in the bare patches?...
| Tiger Rant|| Cajun Fan Experiences Last Night - martiansgohome on 9/20/09 at 8:37 am|
Apparently "Tigerbait" is crossing the line:
[quote]The mood in the tailgating area was mostly friendly. However, there were those who heard "Tiger Bait!" one too many times.
"We just came here to tailgate, and now we're leaving," said current UL student Stephanie Goforth, a 19-year-old psycho...
| More Sports Board|| Penn State - martiansgohome on 9/19/09 at 4:14 pm|
With this schedule, do the Nittany Lions have the easiest road to the championship game?
10/03 @ Illinois
10/10 Eastern Illinois
10/24 @ No. 25 Michigan
10/31 @ Northwestern
11/07 No. 11 Ohio State
| Tiger Rant|| What will the Cajuns say.... - martiansgohome on 9/19/09 at 9:06 am|
after getting waxed in Tiger Stadium?
"Jefferson stayed in the game until the 4th quarter, even though LSU was up by 4 touchdowns, Miles has no class and is scared of ULL's potential."
| Food and Drink Board|| Amy's Kitchen - martiansgohome on 9/13/09 at 8:05 pm|
Anybody else like the microwave dinners and pizzas from [link=(http://www.amys.com/index.php)]Amy's Kitchen[/link]? I initially picked one up because of the lower sodium content. It wasn't until later I found out the meals are mostly vegan and organic. Despite this, they are badass....