| O-T Lounge|| Question for OT home remodelers - Willie Stroker on 4/1/13 at 6:28 pm|
What's more attractive to the typical homebuyer for an upstairs bathroom remodel:
Converting a walk in shower to a tub?
Remodeling a walk in shower to a more modern looking shower?
This bathroom remodel is for a bathroom located between two bedrooms. There is another upstairs bathroom tha...
| Food and Drink Board|| Recommendations needed for food and cocktails in Dallas - Willie Stroker on 3/11/13 at 12:35 pm|
I'll be staying at The Joule and will be attending a concert at the McFarlin Auditorium. I'm looking for a good pre-concert gastropub near the venue and some recommendations for a great dinner near the hotel for the following night.
Recommendations for a nice cocktail bar near the hotel would be...
| Political Talk|| Do respected economists view Krugman as a hypocrite or a political hack? - Willie Stroker on 2/18/13 at 8:40 pm|
In [link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/opinion/krugman-rubio-and-the-zombies.html?_r=1&)]Krugman's latest column in the NY Times[/link], he writes that, [quote]In case you’re wondering, a zombie idea is a proposition that has been thoroughly refuted by analysis and evidence, and should be dead ...
| Political Talk|| The Official Delaware Shooting Conspiracy Thread - Willie Stroker on 2/11/13 at 12:25 pm|
There appears to be yet another conspiracy brewing that is rooted in an oppressive government making yet another chess move toward the ultimate goal – suppression of our individual freedoms. I’m pretty sure that only enlightened sleuths with anonymous usernames can figure this one out though. Here a...
| Political Talk|| Texas follows New York's lead - publishes addresses of gun owners - Willie Stroker on 1/17/13 at 7:49 pm|
| Tiger Rant|| Most successful player to transfer from LSU to another college? - Willie Stroker on 1/12/13 at 10:07 am|
Who are the top candidates during the Miles era who succeeded in college football after transferring?
Let's also go with basketball. Lester Earl?...
| Political Talk|| Why has Paul Ryan disappeared during fiscal cliff talks? - Willie Stroker on 1/1/13 at 7:52 pm|
I recall he was appointed to some sort of committee to help prepare Boehner for negotiations in mid November. But strangely, the Republican Vice Presidential nominee has not had a prominent role in public appearances on the issue. Has he appeared on any of the Sunday talk shows since the election? I...
| Food and Drink Board|| Soft shell crab help - Willie Stroker on 12/21/12 at 8:41 pm|
Every time i see it on a restaurant menu, it is either fried or sauteed in butter. Have any of you had it any other way that you can recommend?
I'll probably pick some up this weekend and would like to try something different. Any suggestions would be appreciated....
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Current free agents who might make good 2013 keepers - Willie Stroker on 12/18/12 at 7:08 pm|
It's a salary league. So who among these low salaried free agents might have a better chance to have significant fantasy value next year and why?
| Political Talk|| Preventing future fiscal cliffs with Chained Consumer Price Index - Willie Stroker on 12/18/12 at 8:19 am|
It turns out that the way we’ve been calculating cost of living is costing us more money. For some time now, I’ve been reading about something called chained consumer price index :loser: – chained CPI. I’ve avoided reading up on it for obvious reasons (yawn), but managed to get through a short read...
| Money Talk|| Money/legal question - Willie Stroker on 12/13/12 at 8:21 pm|
I received a letter with an accompanying bill for about $300. The letter states that the invoice for services performed at my home was originally billed to (name withheld), who recently passed away.
About 3 years ago, i paid the dead guy's family business to remodel my upstairs bathroom. They gua...
| Music Board|| Nick Cave fans: new US tour - Willie Stroker on 12/9/12 at 6:14 pm|
A very limited number of stops. It'll take a road trip. Headed to Dallas!
| Political Talk|| Iran offers nuke talks - why no threads from libs? - Willie Stroker on 10/21/12 at 9:09 am|
Though some version of this announcement from Iran has been spreading for a few days or more, the news that Iran has agreed to talk/negotiate over their nuke program finally broke last night.
Yet no libs have decided to spin this in Obama's favor on this forum. Why?
| Political Talk|| What caused the 30 year upward spike in labor force participation rate pre 1990? - Willie Stroker on 10/20/12 at 10:26 pm|
Baby boomers was my first guess. But It's not like there was vast gdp growth to provide increased employment opportunities at that pace.
| Political Talk|| Firing someone because of breast-pumping is not sexual discrimination - Willie Stroker on 2/10/12 at 7:20 am|
....according to male US District Judge Lynn Hughes.
[quote]Donnicia Venters had sued a debt collection company, Houston Funding, that she claimed fired her because she asked to...
| Political Talk|| Romney and "tax havens" - Willie Stroker on 1/19/12 at 9:05 am|
I'd like some of you tax gurus to educate me and others on this board about the alleged harm done to US Treasuries when big money US investors put their money in so called tax havens located in offshore holdings such as the Cayman Islands. I suspect the pundits are suggesting that these investment o...
| Tiger Rant|| Best player to transfer from LSU after being here at least a year? - Willie Stroker on 1/13/12 at 8:56 am|
With talk of some talented players transferring, it got me wondering what some of our biggest losses have been.
I'm under the impression that historically, we really haven't been hurt and that most transfers were players who knew they couldn't beat the competition. So am I wrong? Have any players...
| Food and Drink Board|| Food Network's "The Big Waste" - Willie Stroker on 1/8/12 at 9:49 pm|
I'm having a very hard time believing any of what this show is asking us to believe. It's presented as a competition, but seems to be a documentary.
The chefs are visiting farms, meat processing facilities, seafood markets, and grocery stores. Their task is to collect food that is being thrown aw...
| O-T Lounge|| What's up with starting threads apologizing IF a story has already been posted? - Willie Stroker on 1/4/12 at 2:49 pm|
How has the TD community managed to shape the cultural norms to where people think they need to apologize for not being aware of every topic that was discussed?
It has gotten so bad, we even have an example today where a story is only 2 hours old but an apology and search explanation is still the...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU/Bama matchup referred to as "deliverance" by ESPN - Willie Stroker on 12/5/11 at 1:50 pm|
The sub-headline of [link=(http://espn.go.com/college-football/)]ESPN's CFB home page[/link] reads, "The SEC-industrial complex reached new heights with the LSU-Bama rematch in the title game. SEC deliverance meets national deliver us"
Now how eager were they to subtly insert the phrase "deliver...
| More Sports Board|| Does Conf USA benefit more if Southern Miss throws the game? - Willie Stroker on 12/3/11 at 1:30 pm|
One of the TV broadcasters just said that if U of H makes a BCS bowl, the conference stands to gain $17 million.
Although the conference stands to gain more by UofH winning, does that also mean that Southern Miss's share of bowl money might be better off if they lose?
| Political Talk|| Gaddafi sodomized prior to execution - Willie Stroker on 10/28/11 at 3:28 pm|
Pics are out there but may be too graphic to post. It does not appear to be consensual, but I won't judge.
Just a teaser - there was a blood trickle after pull-out....
| Political Talk|| The Myth of a Growing Income Disparity.......Eviscerated. Yes, eviscerated. - Willie Stroker on 10/28/11 at 12:02 am|
Anyone notice that politicians who wish to make it quite clear that they are fully embracing class warfare tactics to convince the public that we must let them "do something" to take more money from wealthier Americans so that the poors can get their rightful claim of what is fairly theirs consisten...
| Money Talk|| BofA moves derivatives from Merrill to an insured subsidiary - a symptom? - Willie Stroker on 10/19/11 at 8:33 pm|
Help me understand the risks here. I'd like to know this Board's thoughts on the likelihood that this [link=(http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-18/bofa-said-to-split-regulators-over-moving-merrill-derivatives-to-bank-unit.html)]LINK[/link] signals more trouble for BofA, and the US economy. It may...
| Political Talk|| The Next Big Conspiracy: The Federal Reserve - Willie Stroker on 10/14/11 at 11:07 am|
It sure seems as if the same crowd drawn to the 911 Truther movement has now zeroed in to "the corrupt Federal Reserve" as the next big conspiracy on which to focus.
I've seen articles posted on Alex Jones' website [link=(http://www.infowars.com/occupy-the-federal-reserve-movement-launched/)]LINK...
| Political Talk|| The Ed Show just used the graphic "The Trouble with N*****HEAD" as the lead-in - Willie Stroker on 10/6/11 at 10:00 pm|
for a Herman Cain story.
Sure, they were just finishing up a story on Rick Perry, but the graphic lingered long enough that the selective juxtaposition could not have been more obvious.
It comes on again at midnight. Somebody try to catch that and let me know if my mind was playing tricks on m...
| Political Talk|| Which organization should have the power to print money: The Fed or Congress? - Willie Stroker on 10/5/11 at 5:11 pm|
I was chatting with a Ron Paul supporter over lunch today. He mentioned that Paul wants the power to print our money revoked from The Fed and back in the hands of Congress.
Without bothering to think about what the Constitution says about it, I said, "You gotta be shittin me! He wants the same po...
| Political Talk|| Why is the Outsourcing thread anchored? - Willie Stroker on 10/1/11 at 9:49 am|
Yes, it did get off topic briefly, but is that a good reason to anchor a thread?
Looks like an Admin with an itchy trigger finger to me....
| Food and Drink Board|| Dining recommendations for Austin - Willie Stroker on 9/23/11 at 5:17 pm|
Search feature didn't turn up much.
So what are some places that I absolutely must try? ...
| Political Talk|| Pelosi's gestures in this video - Willie Stroker on 8/31/11 at 8:23 pm|
Take a look at this video and tell me if you don't catch yourself doing a double-take around the 54 second mark [link=(http://www.theblaze.com/stories/nancys-crazy-class-war-conspiracies-the-rich-wont-pay-taxes-because-they-want-to-be-immortal-gop-hates-kids-keeps-wages-low-to-force-people-to-pay-ba...