| O-T Lounge|| LSU kickoff song - Bard on 11/29/13 at 5:53 pm|
Anyone know the name of the song they play over the loudspeakers during kickoff? It's a rap type song that goes something like "B B B B-town" or "B B B Beat down"....
| Political Talk|| Zach - Bard on 11/26/13 at 1:35 pm|
I wondered what it was going to take for you to change from Jonathan Winters....
| Movie/TV Board|| The Shining (movie & book)/Doctor Sleep (spoilers within) - Bard on 11/25/13 at 10:40 am|
The girlfriend just finished the book, it's been many, MANY years since either of us have seen the movie and I just finished Doctor Sleep so we decided to watch the movie last night (since the Saints played on Thursday).
Here's my critique (book and movie spoilers will be peppered throughout, you...
| Political Talk|| 18yr old Lafy man charged with First Degree Murder for killing thieves - Bard on 11/15/13 at 11:55 am|
[quote]LAFAYETTE — Police on Sunday arrested an 18-year-old Lafayette man in the early morning shooting and killing of one teenager and wounding of two teens accused of breaking into his truck.
| Political Talk|| Are We Missing the Point on the ACA & Health Insurance Spending? - Bard on 11/15/13 at 9:57 am|
So the ACA was rammed through in order to slow down the rapid increase in insurance costs, right?
Insurance costs are rising because healthcare costs are rising, right?
It seems to me that the ACA (and all of the hooplah surrounding it) is going after the symptopm rather than the cause. At no...
| Political Talk|| OMGZ Bill Clinton James Carvile Obama omgomgomg111oneone - Bard on 11/12/13 at 4:00 pm|
There are already 2 threads about Bill Clinton's remarks and at least one on Carville's, but what I see mostly are posts that infer "it's got to be bad if the Clintons are jumping on the bandwagon against the ACA". It's nothing like that.
| Political Talk|| CMS Head Testifies on Exchanges Today 11/5/2013 - Bard on 11/5/13 at 8:37 am|
10am Eastern. [link=(http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/OnlineIn)]LINK[/link]
[quote]Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on the status of enrollments in health insurance exchanges av...
| Movie/TV Board|| 2001: A Space Odyssey - Bard on 10/28/13 at 9:25 am|
A few weeks ago my g/f found an old Arthur C. Clarke 2001 paperback. When she found some time, she read it then gave it to me to read. Although I'm only about half-done with it we decided to watch the movie over the weekend.
If you plan on watching the movie and either haven't seen it in so lon...
| Movie/TV Board|| Book of Mormon - Bard on 10/21/13 at 1:27 pm|
Since there's no board for plays, thought I would post this here...
I was lucky enough to get a free ticket to go see Book of Mormon in the Saenger on Saturday (2pm show) and was really impressed. The humor is everything you would expect from the writers/creators of Southpark so be prepared. I ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Medieval Land Fun Time World (GoT Parody) - Bard on 10/17/13 at 11:01 am|
Freaking hilarious lip dub that turns Game of Thrones into a sitcom about a medieval theme park. Enjoy :)...
| Political Talk|| Fostering the Dependency Culture: SNAP - Bard on 10/17/13 at 10:28 am|
[link=(http://freebeacon.com/study-food-stamps-most-rapidly-growing-welfare-program/)]SIAP, I searched[/link]
[quote]Forty-seven million people participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, and costs have increased over 358 percent since 2000....
| Political Talk|| Ted Cruz - Bard on 10/16/13 at 1:01 pm|
How does a first-timer get credited with so much stroke that he's apparently able to single-handedly shut down the government?
Am I the only one here that thinks he was just a stalking horse?...
| Political Talk|| Working for No Pay? - Bard on 10/8/13 at 9:40 am|
A friend of mine is doing contract work for FEMA and the last time I talked to her she was still having to go into work without being paid (and at that time they had no idea if they would get back-paid or not).
My question is: If federal/contract workers who are told to come in or lose their jo...
| Movie/TV Board|| Book Board: Doctor Sleep (sequel to The Shining) - Bard on 10/7/13 at 12:46 pm|
I've downloaded the book onto my tablet and plan on reading it after I get through with The Talisman (on a bit of a King kick at the moment). I know Doctor Sleep just came out, but has anyone read it yet? If so, was it worth it?
(no spoilers, please)...
| Political Talk|| Advocate White-Washing State IT "Consolidation" - Bard on 10/7/13 at 10:08 am|
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/7236287-123/state-moving-to-upgrade-it)]State Moving to Upgrade IT[/link]
[quote]Jindal administration aide Ruth Johnson said any positions eliminated will not be through layoffs, but when people retire or take other jobs.
She said the goal is not privatizati...
| Political Talk|| Unintended Consequences of the Shutdown? - Bard on 10/3/13 at 10:04 am|
The Democrats in DC are giggling like schoolgirls at their first boy-band concert over the shutdown. They see this as a great opportunity to use a complicit media to make the GOP look bad and thus gain more votes in 2014. Making the shutdown hurt is publicly as possible (see: WWII veterans), they c...
| Political Talk|| Twerking Illegal in DeQuincy - Bard on 9/17/13 at 10:28 am|
[link=(http://nationalreport.net/city-louisiana-makes-twerking-illegal-30-days-jail-first-offense/)]Footloose 2: Twerkloose[/link]
[quote]DeQuincy, LA — The dance craze twerking has become such a problem in the small town of DeQuincy, Louisiana that city officials have made it illegal. Maynard Wi...
| Political Talk|| Questions About a Syria Strike - Bard on 9/11/13 at 10:55 am|
The reason the President is pushing for us to go into Syria is because Assad has used chemical weapons on his own people and the use of chemical weapons is considered heinous in the international community.
Here are a few questions for that:
1. Why is chemical weapon use worthy of interventio...
| Political Talk|| The Pro's & Con's of Bombing Syria - Bard on 9/5/13 at 3:44 pm|
With Syria's possible use of Sarin gas on its people, the US -as well as the UN- faces a serious issue: how serious is the resolve to reign in a rogue state.
Not stepping in when Hitler violated Versaille by going into the Rhineland (not to mention the military build-up) would have saved untold t...
| Political Talk|| And Now a Word From Bobby Jindal... - Bard on 6/30/13 at 6:39 pm|
[link=(http://wwwprd1.doa.louisiana.gov/OSP/LaPAC/agency/pdf/5479100.pdf)]"Consolidation"[/link] (translation: "outsourcing/privatization").
I can't help but wonder if this is going to be like the fiasco of an attempt to consolidate all of IT under DoA a few years ago where instead of a cost-bene...
| O-T Lounge|| Unfortunate Logos - Bard on 6/10/13 at 2:24 pm|
| Political Talk|| IRS Heads Going Before Senate About Spending - CSPAN 3 - Bard on 6/6/13 at 9:10 am|
Looking forward to seeing how they dodge and weave on their lavish spending....
| Political Talk|| Legal Advice Needed: - Bard on 5/3/13 at 10:54 am|
I rent a house in BR from someone that lives out of town. I have always paid my rent promptly.
A couple of years ago I switched from mailing them checks to online bill paying from my bank (Chase) because the owner would take MONTHS to cash my checks and when he did , it would be a bunch of them ...
| Movie/TV Board|| How to know when you have taken your GoT love too far... - Bard on 4/11/13 at 9:11 am|
***WARNING!!! CLICKING THE LINK MAY CONTAIN A [b][i][u]MASSIVE[/u][/i][/b] SPOILER (it slightly refers to a mind-blowing theory that has yet to be revealed/disproven in the books).
| Music Board|| Noah Guthrie - Why the Hell isn't he famous yet?? - Bard on 4/8/13 at 9:26 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsvlsuLau5c)]His take of "Sexy and I know It" (used by others on The Voice and *I think* X-Factor)[/link]
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxiyzzLt6ug)]Billie Jean cover[/link]
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0Oc8iT6d2M)]Tears in Heaven[/link]
| Movie/TV Board|| Noah Guthrie - Why the Hell isn't he famous yet?? - Bard on 4/8/13 at 8:44 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsvlsuLau5c)]Voice? Idol?? Where the hell are y'all at?[/link]
| Political Talk|| You Break It, You Bought It - Bard on 4/4/13 at 10:59 am|
After looking at the quarmire Iraq was (and still is, but only to a very small extent) and how Afghanistan still is, I dislike the Break-It/Bought-It philosophy of modern warfare's aftermath.
With the (doubtful but) possible military confrontation with North Korea on the horizon, my firm belief i...
| Political Talk|| Maher Goes Conservative on Taxes, Iraq - Bard on 3/18/13 at 10:24 pm|
[quote]Liberal comedian Bill Maher made surprising remarks on his HBO show that have some questioning whether he’s turning conservative. He ...
| Political Talk|| Happy Sequestration Day, everyone! - Bard on 3/1/13 at 9:27 am|
It's the closest we will ever get to actually shrinking the federal budget until the zombie apocalypse comes....
| Political Talk|| Sequestration vs. Baseline Budgeting - Bard on 2/22/13 at 10:54 am|
Does anyone have any information (links and such) that shows whether or not sequestration cuts are being calculated with or without the annual baseline budget increase of 6%?
Does baseline budgeting still go into effect if there is a Sequestration? If so, does that mean that (for example) DoD'...