| Political Talk|| Something I Didn't Know: Hillary & Watergate - Bard on 3/11/14 at 9:43 pm|
[quote]The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary wh...
| Political Talk|| Welcome to the first day of the legislative session - Bard on 3/10/14 at 11:55 am|
I'm waiting to see how Barbara Norton embarrasses the state this time.
**edit** wrong Norton...
| Political Talk|| Louisiana - The Movie-Making Capital of the World - Bard on 3/7/14 at 3:29 pm|
[link=(http://www.businessinsider.com/louisiana-is-movie-making-capital-of-the-world-2014-3)]Paging I B Freeman[/link]
[quote]When it comes to major movies, California is no longer the world's production capital — that would be Louisiana, according to a new study released Thursday.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| La Senate Bill 22 - A hint of what's to come re: legalization? - Bard on 2/25/14 at 10:47 am|
[quote]Section 1. (A) There is hereby created in the state treasury the State Retirement Fund. Notwithstanding any other provision of law in effect on the effective date of this Act or thereafter, the treasurer shall dep...
| O-T Lounge|| Tourettes Karaoke - Bard on 2/21/14 at 7:40 am|
I haven't seen this posted in a while and it's always good to start Friday off with a smile so...[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yijqt5cHmj0)]Never Gonna Give You Up[/link]
| Gaming Board|| EverQuest Next: Landmark - early Alpha starts today - Bard on 1/31/14 at 2:06 pm|
Just saw the blurb on their FB page, anyone that purchased one of the early-alpha access packs gets access today (once they get their email which, by looking at the posts on their FB, do not seem to have gone out yet).
You may now return to your regularly scheduled game chats....
| Gaming Board|| SOE All Access Pass - New Pricing - Bard on 1/29/14 at 5:18 pm|
[quote]On or about April 2nd, we will be rolling out a simple, new All Access membership plan full of value. In the new All Access plan, members will be able to:
•Claim 500 Station Cash monthly from within the game marketplaces.
•Receive a 10% discount on marketplace purchases.
•Gain access to ...
| Gaming Board|| Sneauxmageddon 2014 - What will you be playing? - Bard on 1/27/14 at 12:27 pm|
DCUO is putting their 9th DLC out for everyone to buy tomorrow. Legendary subscribers got access last week so I've been hammering away at it already (really well done content, also added the new Rage/Red Lantern powerset). Gonna pick up some firewood, chili ingredients and hot chocolate on the way...
| Political Talk|| Target Dropping Health Ins for P/T Workers - Bard on 1/22/14 at 12:34 pm|
[quote]Target Corp. (TGT) will end health insurance for part-time employees in April, joining Trader Joe’s Co., Home Depot Inc. and other U.S. retailers that have scaled back benefits ...
| Political Talk|| Federal Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality - Bard on 1/14/14 at 12:35 pm|
[quote]A U.S. Appeals Court just invalidated the FCC's net neutrality rules that would've made it illegal for telecom companies to favor certain types of traffic over others. The court ruled t...
| Political Talk|| Quote of the Day - Bard on 1/3/14 at 3:23 pm|
Saw this on a friend's FB and thought summed things up well enough to share...
[quote]Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen. Now add to that that many of those who refuse -or are unable- to pro...
| Political Talk|| Mary Landrieu's Facebook Page - Bard on 12/26/13 at 11:31 am|
[link=(https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/senatormarylandrieu)]The comments are gold![/link]
If these people will actually get out and vote, she's history (regardless of whether she gets the Chair on the Energy committee or not)....
| Movie/TV Board|| New Guilty Pleasure: Naked and Afraid - Bard on 12/16/13 at 12:27 pm|
The Discovery Channel is now [i]exposing [/i] us to a whole new level to the reality/survival shows: dropping people off completely butt-ass naked.
I caught this marathon over the weekend since the weather was crap and the g/f was out of town. At first I thought it was the most moronic thing I ...
| Political Talk|| ACA Costs - By Parish - Bard on 12/13/13 at 9:59 am|
Click on the parish in question then choose the plan level. While this doesn't take subsidies into consideration, it does show how incredibly unrealistic the ACA's cost-sharing is. Health insurance for an avera...
| 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...