| Political Talk|| Allowed to marry vs. recognition of marriage - Turbeauxdog on 5/1/15 at 2:55 pm|
Off the back of the thread establishing a rational basis and legitimate state interest case for not recognizing SSM, another aspect of this issue was contested. Terminology. Posters on this board seem to conflate two aspects of marriage in terms of the state's interference or lack there of. Th...View Topic - Replies (6)
| Political Talk|| Rational basis against recognition of SSM - Turbeauxdog on 4/30/15 at 1:55 pm|
So our oligarchy of senility is soon to bestow on our collective asses their particular brand of asinine "wisdom" in the form of a ruling on the topic of SSM. From my understanding, the contrived and arbitrary mechanism our betters have fabricated to determine when we as citizens are or are not g...View Topic - Replies (8)
| Money Talk|| Refinancing Home to Diversify - Turbeauxdog on 12/6/14 at 11:42 am|
I purchased a home in a not yet gentrified piece of property in the inner loop of Houston several years ago. The combination of the neighborhood improving and the general explosion of Houston real estate prices has caused the valuation of my home to increase to the point where my 90% LTV mortgag...
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| LSU Ticket Exchange|| 2 tickets sec 413 for ulm $50 total - Turbeauxdog on 9/11/14 at 1:23 pm|
One catch; they are in houston....
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| Food and Drink|| Dog friendly restaurant in Baton Rouge? - Turbeauxdog on 2/28/14 at 12:51 pm|
Driving to my parents and have my dog with me. Want to stop in btr for lunch, are there any good patio type places that allow dogs? ...
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| Political Talk|| NSA planned to shame Muslim dissenters using porn activity - Turbeauxdog on 11/27/13 at 8:29 am|
[link=(http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1530785#bmb=1)]LINK[/link] [quote]The National Security Agency proposed smearing supposed terrorist sympathizers by publicizing their visits to porn sites, according to a new report. The NSA document provided by Edward Snowden and released late Tuesday reveals t...View Topic - Replies (8)
| Political Talk|| The inevitability of broadened ACA subsidies - Turbeauxdog on 11/7/13 at 12:46 pm|
The intolerable costs imposed on many Americans by the ACA is going to be a headwind for democrats in the very near future. The only politically viable solution I can see is to broaden the subsidy program to include most Americans and to offset a great deal of the increased costs individuals are ...View Topic - Replies (1)
| Movie/TV Board|| Arrow - Turbeauxdog on 11/4/13 at 9:23 am|
Had this recommended by Netflix, and I just got through the first season. I oddly found myself enjoying this show, it's a bit campy, but I'll forgive a bit of that in a comic adaptation. I also thought the mechanism they used to explore his time on the island and back story was well done an ha...
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| Political Talk|| Nate on the impact of the shutdown - Turbeauxdog on 10/11/13 at 12:42 pm|
[link=(http://www.grantland.com/fivethirtyeight/story/_/id/9802433/nate-silver-us-government-shutdown)]LINK[/link] One snippet: [quote]3. Democrats face extremely unfavorable conditions in trying to regain the House. Even if the shutdown were to have a moderate political impact — and one that...View Topic - Replies (3)
| Political Talk|| Another example of activism preempting science - Turbeauxdog on 9/27/13 at 10:09 am|
[quote]“The global average surface temperature trend of late is like a speed bump, and we would expect the rate of temperature increase to speed up again just as most drivers do after clearing the speed bump,” Brenda Ekwurzel, a [b]climate researcher at the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Union of Co...View Topic - Replies (0)
| Political Talk|| Does this sum up climate change skepticism? - Turbeauxdog on 9/25/13 at 1:56 pm|
[link=(http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/a/SB10001424127887323981304579079030750537994?mg=reno64-wsj)]LINK[/link] Basic premise. These people are activists first and scientists second....View Topic - Replies (8)
| Food and Drink|| Friday lunch in BTR - Turbeauxdog on 9/19/13 at 1:03 pm|
Coming in for the game and want to take my mom and grandmother out to lunch Friday. Have no idea what's good anymore. My grandmother is 90 and won't like anything too adventurous. I don't want to end up at mike Anderson's or something. Thanks for the help food board. ...
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| Political Talk|| Express lanes at airport security - Turbeauxdog on 7/18/13 at 5:07 pm|
TSA is a government agency, maintaining compliance with federal regulations. At least that is my understanding, please correct me if I'm wrong. How can a private company limit your access to this "service" based on your doing business with said private company? Am I missing something?...View Topic - Replies (3)
| Political Talk|| For your amusement: CBO believes immigration bill will save $$ - Turbeauxdog on 6/18/13 at 6:23 pm|
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/us/politics/boehner-says-he-wont-push-through-an-immigration-bill.html?hp&_r=0)]Irreproachable reputaion for accurate analysis[/link] [quote]WASHINGTON — Congressional budget analysts said Tuesday that legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws ...View Topic - Replies (5)
| Political Talk|| The USSC once again proves its a joke - Turbeauxdog on 2/27/13 at 9:23 am|
Listening to NPR on the way into work this morning, and they were speaking about a potential upcoming ruling. The voting act of 1965 has apparently been upheld 9 times, but is at risk of being at least partially overturned this year. The act individually earmarks certain districts (mostly in t...View Topic - Replies (8)
| Political Talk|| What was meant by "well-regulated" you ask? - Turbeauxdog on 12/21/12 at 1:28 pm|
In another thread, Rex said this: [quote]There was no reason logically or semantically for Madison to include the "well-regulated" qualifier at all unless he intended the Second Amendment to allow for deliberation of weapons capabilities according to current circumstances. [/quote] Hamilton a...View Topic - Replies (3)
| Political Talk|| Hank Williams gets fired for blatant political arse clownery - Turbeauxdog on 12/3/12 at 7:17 am|
When he should stick to sports. Do you think the same will happen to Costas?...View Topic - Replies (7)
| Political Talk|| Wsj headline, " Supreme court orders new look at healthcare challenge" - Turbeauxdog on 11/26/12 at 9:41 am|
No article linked, nothing on drudge or CNN. What's going on?...View Topic - Replies (1)
| More Sports|| Does the nfl have someone in charge of saying something - Turbeauxdog on 11/22/12 at 2:05 pm|
When they propose a rule change that is unforgivably retarded? If not I think I could do that job....
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| Movie/TV Board|| The end of skyfall was odd *** spoiler *** - Turbeauxdog on 11/10/12 at 9:05 am|
So he kidnaps M so he can face off against 50 Mercs with assault rifles and an attack chopper, while his only defense is a 12 gauge crack barrell and some propane tanks. M dies (of course) in the ensuing gun fight and nothing happens to him? The whole flee to ireland plan was contrived just so...
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